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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Pakistan Women's Cricketer Muneeba Ali - 1st Wicket Keeper-Batter To Hit Century In WT20WC

Pakistan Women’s opener and wicketkeeper-batter Muneeba Ali created history with that century as she became the first wicketkeeper-batter to record a WT20WC century.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 17.02.2023
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Pakistan Women's Cricketer Muneeba Ali - 1st Wicket Keeper-Batter To Hit Century In WT20WC

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During their crucial Group 2 match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 against Ireland Women at Cape Town, Pakistan Women’s opener and wicketkeeper-batter Muneeba Ali scored an incredible century to guide her team to a giant win. She created history with that century as she became the first wicketkeeper-batter to record a WT20WC century.

After Ireland Women sent Pakistan Women to bat first, Muneeba’s 102 runs off 68 balls (14 fours) helped the Pakistan side to set the strong first batting total of 165/5 in 20 overs.  

In reply, Ireland Women were bundled out for only 95 runs (16.3 overs), major thanks to left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu’s four-fer (4-0-18-4) – Pakistan Women’s second-best bowling figures in a WT20WC match (after Anam Amin’s 4-0-16-4 vs West Indies Women at Chennai on 16th March 2016).

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With that big win by 70 runs, Pakistan Women are still fighting in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.


Contents:

  • WT20WC records

  • WT20I records


Muneeba Ali: 102 off 68 balls

(WT20WC records)


  • First left-handed batter to score a century in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup history. The previous highest individual score by a left-handed batter in the WT20WC was 89* by Aimee Watkins (New Zealand Women) vs India Women at Nottingham on 18th June 2009.


  • First wicketkeeper-batter to score a century in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup history. The previous highest individual score by a wicketkeeper-batter in the WT20WC was 83 by Alyssa Healy (against Bangladesh Women at Canberra on 27th February 2020).  


  • First Pakistan cricketer and second Asian batter to hit a century in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup history. The first Asian was Indian Women’s star Harmanpreet Kaur (103 vs New Zealand Women at Providence on 9th November 2018).


  • Second opener to hit a century in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup history. South African opener Lizelle Lee was the first on this list with 101 runs against Thailand Women at Canberra on 28th February 2020.


  • Sixth player to score a century in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup history.


Player (Team)

Runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Meg Lanning (Australia Women)

126

Ireland Women

Sylhet

27th March 2014

Deandra Dottin (West Indies Women)

112*

South Africa Women

Basseterre

5th May 2010

Heather Knight (England Women)

108*

Thailand Women

Canberra

26th February 2010

Harmanpreet Kaur (India Women)

103

New Zealand Women

Providence

9th November 2018

Muneeba Ali (Pakistan Women)

102

Ireland Women

Cape Town

15th February 2023

Lizelle Lee (South Africa Women)

101

Thailand Women

Canberra

28th February 2020


Also Read | Meg Lanning - Most Appearances As Captain In ICC Women's T20 World Cup History 


(WT20I records)


  • First Pakistan Women’s cricketer to score a WT20I century. The previous highest individual WT20I score by a Pakistan cricketer was 75 by Nida Dar against South Africa Women at Benoni on 22nd May 2019.


  • Second wicketkeeper-batter to score a WT20I century. Australia Women’s cricketer Alyssa Healy was the first wicketkeeper-batter to score a WT20I century (148* vs Sri Lanka Women at Sydney on 2nd October 2019).  


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