Pakistan Women Cricket team has just trumped a 57-run win over Sri Lanka at the Women’s World Cup in Sydney.
Pakistan totalled 161-7 from their 50 overs and then bowled out Sri Lanka for just 104, with medium-pacer Qanita Jalil taking 3-33 from eight overs.
Sri Lanka never recovered from losing their first three wickets with only 28 on the board and although captain Shashikala Siriwardene made 58 from 11 balls, she lacked the support necessary to steer them towards their target. She was eventually run out by Javeria Khan and the game ended when Sana Mir, who had contributed an unbeaten 22 earlier in the game, had Sripali Weerakkody caught to finish with figures of 2-18.
Urooj Mumtaz the captains of Pakistan Womens Cricket team – blog post after the victor in the Girls Aloud Blog
Can I begin by thanking everybody for their comments and messages on my last blog. I read all of your words of encouragement and it was very much appreciated following the disappointment of Saturday’s defeat to India.
I promised to the people of Pakistan ahead of today’s game against Sri Lanka that we would bounce back and I don’t think anybody could have expected a better performance than the one we put in today. I said at the weekend, after our loss against India, that we didn’t play up to our potential and that we would be fine if we got things right in all three key departments – batting, bowling and fielding – and that is what we did today.
We have been waiting for years to beat Sri Lanka and it was the perfect day to win – the first time a Pakistan side had won in 19 matches against them and the first time Pakistan has won a match at the ICC Women’s World Cup. To be part of this moment of history and to captain the side makes me extremely proud. We know we have taken a vital step towards making it to the Super Six stage now, as Sri Lanka faces a difficult last match against India, so it is extremely exciting that we may get a chance to face the likes of Australia and New Zealand next week.
After registering a decent total against Sri Lanka, which could have been higher if any of the girls who got good starts had gone onto make a big score, we knew that we had to take early wickets. I got an excellent response from all of my bowlers, having made a conscious decision to hold back Ismavia (Iqbal) from the opening overs, and once we got some early breakthroughs I was always confident of victory.
There were a few tears coming out of my eyes at the end and it was a special moment to get this win in front of my parents. My father has really helped me with my game, while my mother is always very supportive of what I do.
To celebrate the victory tonight, some of the team are going to come out for dinner with my parents, while other players will be with their families, before we gather all together at the hotel for a celebration later on. We won’t go too crazy though as we know we have another important group match on Thursday.
We are all really looking forward to playing against England in our next match and I am excited that the game will be broadcast live on television. I hope that people at home will tune in to watch the match so that we can prove to people in Pakistan that women can play cricket.
Pakistan next play England on Thursday in their final first-round fixture
A many hearty Congratulations to the Pakistani Womens Cricket Team, may the continue the surge for more victories onwards
Isn't cricket un islamic as per this fatwa ?
Islamists wage war against cricket, ‘the other religion’
Amanda Hodge, South Asia correspondent | March 06, 2009
Article from: The Australian
CRICKET is akin to a religion in Pakistan, which might explain why it is so loathed by Islamic extremists there.
While few believe Tuesday’s terror strike on the Sri Lankan team was designed as a specific attack on the sport of cricket, the ambush has highlighted one of the more peculiar preoccupations of Islamic extremists.
Following the Indian cricket tour of Pakistan in 2004 — the first in a decade — the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror group in Pakistan issued what amounted to a fatwa against the sport.
“The British gave Muslims the bat, snatched the sword and said to them: ‘You take this bat and play cricket. Give us your sword. With its help we will kill you and rape your women’,” the LET magazine Zarb-e-Toiba said in its April 2004 edition.
The magazine article commented: “It is sad that Pakistanis are committing suicide after losing cricket matches to India. But they are not sacrificing their lives to protect the honour of the raped Kashmiri women. To watch a cricket match we would take a day off work. But for jihad, we have not time!”
More fitting for a mujahid (or holy fighter), the magazine said, were the sports of archery, horseriding and swimming.
“The above are not just sports but exercises for jihad,” Zarb-e-Toiba told its readers.
“Cricket is an evil and sinful sport. Under the intoxication of cricket, Pakistanis have forgotten that these Hindu players come from the same nation that raped our mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and daughters-in-law.”
The Punjab-based LET is a prime suspect for the Lahore attack, with analysts suggesting it could be motivated by a desire to retaliate for the recent arrests of six top operatives linked to November’s Mumbai terror strike.
The other major suspect for the ambush, the Tehrik-e-Taliban — which has waged a bloody campaign for control of the northwestern tribal areas and Swat Valley — has also made clear its distaste for flannelled fools.
Just days before Tuesday’s attack, Sufi Mohammad, the Taliban-linked cleric who brokered the dubious peace deal between militants in the Swat Valley and the Islamabad Government in return for the imposition of sharia law, condemned cricket as a distraction that needed to be curbed.
But cricket is not universally condemned among Islamists. During its years in power, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan applied — unsuccessfully — for membership of the International Cricket Council. The sport was played in Afghanistan during that time, although with a distinct Talibani flavour. Players were forbidden from wearing short-sleeved shirts, and crowd participation of any sort was banned, as were women spectators.
Several of Pakistan’s national cricket team are devout Muslims.
But there is a growing movement against the sport among Pakistan’s increasingly powerful Islamist militants now waging war within Pakistan for the overthrow of the civilian Government.
The Hindu newspaper noted yesterday that the weekly radical Islamist magazine al-Qalam last year attacked Pakistan’s plans to reform its religious schools, or madrassas, which included plans for an inter-schools cricket tournament it branded as “evil”.
“We, the ulema (arbiters of sharia law) of the Deoband school, will have nothing to do with this tournament,” al-Qalam’s editors wrote in April last year, saying the West was “promoting obscenity” in Pakistan’s schools.
They too are following in the footsteps of our boys cricket team winning one out of ten after all they are true Pakistanis.
But i appreciate their courage and fight.
This is brilliant news! One wishes the Pakistani women's cricket team the best of luck, and here's hoping they go all the way! We need some good news from the sporting front.
Brilliant women of Pakistan.Well done.So proud of the team.
but when ever i imagine the pakistani ladies playing cricket, i can't help laughing.
farrah se maazrat ke saath.
but when ever i imagine the pakistani ladies playing cricket, i can't help laughing.
farrah se maazrat ke saath.
Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.
@ dr awab sahib!
please is bandar se meri jan chhurriye
Why do you laugh when you think about Pakistani women playing cricket, Dr Jawwad?
laughter or no laughter ,Pakistan Women Criket team has raised our banner in the World of Sports when we needed it most.What can be more healthier for Pakistan at present they are our best ambassadors.
consider it an alien thing.its impossible for you to understand that.
or you can call it a male chauvnism
Yes, Dr Jawad, it’s a ‘man’ thing so I won’t understand. But one day, I do hope to become a real man just like you by laughing at women’s achievements and justifying honour killings.
see. i told you.
its a man thing.you wont understand that.
see. i told you.
its a man thing.you wont understand that 😉
Chalo the Australian post explains what we have been telling all along. Taliban will attack everything which is un-Islamic according to them. They have always hated cricket bcos it brings ppl closer and hence they targeted it. Hope it brings sense to some insane ppl…
you know what?
taliban are the great cricket lovers.
we saw them playing a unprecedented inning.
the only difference is that they use AK-47 instead of bat and ball……
i can convince them to use the bat. yes i can…
only if you give them your head as a ball.
Dr Jawwad, at first I doubted the credibility of the med school you went to. Now I have good reason to doubt the credibily of your comedic inspirations.
You could at least 'try'.
lag gaee kia?…..
Heh, sorry to disappoint you, but no. Unlike your kind, I'm not insecure about my masculinity and don't need to wear it on my sleeve. You'll have to do better than personal insults to beat me. And you know that if you take it up a notch with the personal insults, I'll simply state some uncomfortable truths that will have you foaming at the mouth yelling death threats. Heh.
what make you think that i want to beat you?
its not me.
its your freaky,secular,dheet and itchy ass which keep coming right in front of me and make me spank on it.
What is it with you and spanking asses, Dr Jawwad? Heh. Like I said in another thread, you seem to be channelling a lot of sexual frustration.
I think therein could lie an explanation for why madrassas and the Tallies are infamous for sodomy.
its an american style of talking to the lowlives nothing to do with madrassa.
you have a very obnoxious perception about madrassa.isn't because of some bad childhood experience? which ultimately made you the secular freak.
I've spent a lot of time in the US, Dr Jawwad, and I know that those who publicly profess to wanting to spank someone else's (especially male) ass as a kind of threat are not the kind of people the Taliban and Al Qaeda would approve of. So for your own dignity's sake, you'd want to cut out the constant references to spanking male asses. Heh, you should stick to doing it covertly like the great warriors of Islam.
No, thankfully, I was protected from the brainwashing sewers that are the madrassas. I was educated in a modern school; the only negative was that state-sponsored and mullah-approved Islamiat was compulsory. But it was a laugh asking the teacher questions that he couldn't answer about religion; just like it's a laugh watching you get angry and squirm when you can't defend your beliefs.
As for bad childhood experiences, while I was never forced to read the Quran, everyone knows that 'maulvi sahibs' across Pakistan are experts at molesting children. Don't believe me? Just do a snap poll of parents in any neighbourhood of the country.
Back to the issue of sports, I think it's fantastic that the women of Pakistan have shown courage to play internationally. The cases of intimidation against Pakistan sportswomen are well documented, and date back to the days of the Prince of Darkness Zia-ul Haq, who had a problem with Pakistani hockey players' uniforms. Apparently, the mard-e momin wanted them to either play in shalwar kameez or not go to the tournament. I am proud of the team because it refused to toe Zia's line.
Also, one need not go as far as the dark ages of Zia; let's not forget that the mullahs attacked marathons as well. Actually, how can anyone forget the scenes where mullah thugs armed with sticks were beating up helpless women. I couldn't help but marvel at the bravery of these warriors of Islam.
Doc dont be pro-taliban, they will play with ur head as ball or rather ur balls as ball(if u have any..LOL). They are nobody's friends. They just want their supremacy. The sooner u understand it the better for every1. Btw Indian women cricket team thrash Pakistan's women cricket team. Cheers!!
"You’ll have to do better than personal insults to beat me."
This is great.
Hope everyone sticks to discussing issues, without personal issues.
you got me completely wrong.spanking was a method of punishment of naughty and head strong children to teach some discipline in the europe and america till the begining of the last century.
i could not understand what is the matter of dignity in it?
Isn’t there any difference between spanking and banging?
may be your freaky mind tells you some one is after your freaky ass?
i am surprised to learn that you got education from modern school. Unbelievable!!!!!
its amazing that modern school have started producing freaks. Freaks without faith, without religion and worst of all sadistic and sick approach towards most revered prophets and His family.
where is this school?
i hope it would not be situated in the middle of some red light area.
And what they taught you? Cheap, disgusting and sick kind of liberalism.
Back to the sport issue.
it is impossible for any freak to understand why the majority of Pakistani people get offended when they consider the idea of their daughter and sisters running on the road in “banyan” and “jangiya” in the name of sports.
Its all about “sharam” “haya” and “gherat” which you have no idea about.
Well my friend!
No school can teach you the meaning of these words.
It is some thing which you learn from the family practices.
And by the way.what was the issue?
Sports or dress of muslim female atheletes?
Every girl school and girl college had sports teams n the “dark ages of zia “
Unbelievable isn’t it?
Only difference between current women sports and the sports of “dark ages” that they dark age was devoid of this cheap and third rated show of obscenity.
watch these pictures and tell me who is disgusting?
you or the brave taliban who are about to knock a super power out?
Actually, moderns schools are supposed to do exactly that: produce citizens without superstition and bigotry. My school wasn't perfect (They DID try to teach me to believe without questioning and follow Islam blindly), but at least it tried. And it was a school run by the Pakistani government! Amazing, isn't it?
Here's my issue what your statement on 'sharam' and 'haya': If "people" can't get used to the idea of their sisters or daughters running in a marathon in athletic clothing (funnily, only mullahs find training pants 'sexy'), then they should stop their daughters (if they are under 18) from participating. If they are over 18, they are free to run the marathon. That is real respect for daughters and sisters, by putting faith in their upbringing and their intellect to make the best decisions for themselves.
Also, tell me, were the women who were being beaten up by the mullahs all their sisters and daughters? Who the fuck were the mullahs to attack the marathon? If the mullahs were turned on by the runners and didn't want to see fahashi, they should've stayed away. Instead they violently beat up innocent women and men who were running for charity.
It's funny how in tribal and religious culture, the sense of 'ghairat' and 'haya' is centred on the perception of the male. (Which is also telling because the Taliban banned male sports in Afghanistan too because men wearing shorts turned them on! Haha!)
And finally, there were record cutbacks in funding for female sports during the dark ages of Zia. Ask any organisation cataloging women's rights in Pakistan and they will tell you that the Zia years were the worst for women in Pakistan.
But then I don't expect you to go to such organisations as they are all Zionist puppets. Haha.
And with reference to the Gujarat photos you've posted, both are disgusting, because both are motivated by religion. One is a pantheistic fairy tale that has been made the basis for the Hindu religion, while another is a monotheistic adaptation of fairy tales dating back to Ibrahim. And both have encouraged extreme violence.
It is shocking that the fanatical maniacs who perpetrated the horrific pogrom of Gujarat are holding high public offices. This will forever be a blot on India's reputation.
But then how does this lead to a 'comparison'? Just because the Hindu fundos committed genocide means we don't condemn the similarly horrific crimes of the brave warriors of Islam? Bollocks to that. There is no way one can use Gujarat to justify the Taliban beheading innocent women, conducting mass killings in Shia towns, throwing acid on the faces of girls trying to go to school and generally unleashing violence on whoever disagrees with them.
Therefore, Dr Jawwad, your attempt to justify the Taliban has, like your other attempts, fallen face first into a tub of horseshit. (And if the horse is from the tribal areas, the Taliban have probably had sex with it as well.)
Oh, and you accuse me of failing to understand the 'feelings of the general masses', and you try to assume that most people are pious here, then explain to me why, according to Google, the top 2 countries in terms of visitors to porn sites came from the pious countries of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan?
"according to Google, the top 2 countries in terms of visitors to porn sites came from the pious countries of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan?
well dear i am dumb folded by your question.
are you really that smart or you just want to freak me out.
just a small piece of advise.if you are really a secular person and want to propagate the secular liberalism do not offend the people by poisonous and offending remarks on the sensitive issues. it will cause unnecessary hatred.
talk about positive issues of secularism so that the people become attracted.
believe me you are not the only secular in this world.secularist do not attack on peoples faith they just avoid these issues because they know the consequences.
Is that a threat?
p.s. "Poisonous and offending"? Heh, you should examine your language and conduct in your posts before asking others to behave. In all these conversations, I've tried to stick to the topic and discuss points on their merits. Just because you don't like hearing a certain perspective does not mean I'm going to shut up. You can warn me of the "consequences" all you want.
Is that a threat?
no its not threat.how one can threat you on the internet?without knowing your particulars.
consequences mean people stop listening to you,they consider you as an enemy.and it is the last thing a real secularist wants.
ignore Dan. Thats the best thing, that what he is seeking *attention*. I'm sure he didn't get it when he was a kid and thus he has inferiority complex.
Go Dan go, you are great. You are superb. This forum is for loosers, what are you doing here. Go chat with Algore on how to handle GlobalWarming, I'm sure he is waiting for your call.
Haha, inferiority complex? Insecurity is evident in my opposition in this debate.
Thanks for the compliment, though the Al Gore joke was a bit flat, to be honest. Cheers!
Pakistan Cricket Good bating & bolling,
Geo Pakistani team, women and also man Cricket team,
Best Of Luch
geo pakistani women team humeny app per fakhar hai ky humesha har medan mein jeeto gy best of luck
i want to join women cricket team plz tell me how?
first of all you have to hook my bouncers on teethmaestro.
welldone pakistan women cricket team good job girls
mjeh girls cricket team main ana hai plzz.. koi mjeh btao kaise?? agey kia karon study kitni chahiye etc plzzzzzzzzzzzzz sana mir mjhse cntact kro pak girls rehm dil hein to mjhse cntact krain is no pe 03124012083
sorry i thnk kch ziada keh dia maine ……… ALLAH pe chord rahi hun agr ALLAH ne chaha toh zaror aon gi IN SHA ALLAH …….. i lv cricket umeed rahe gi meri hameshaaaaaaaaaaaa
Wow cricket is probably the most boring sport. I followed my sister once to watch Pakistan's game, can't remember which game it was, but I almost felt asleep. lol.