KARACHI: Pakistan Women completed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh Women with a 34-run victory in the second and final Twenty20 International in Karachi on Thursday.
 
Bismah Maroof excelled again with the bat as her 44 not out guided Pakistan to a score of 114 for six.
 
In reply, Bangladesh were held to 80 for seven with Sumaiya Siddiqi and Nida Dar taking two wickets apiece.
 
Just as in the opening game, Pakistan lost an early wicket when Javeria Khan was dismissed for two but thanks to Marina Iqbal's 33 and Maroof's innings were able to set up a platform.
 
Nahida Akter returned two for 27 by adding the wicket of Iram Javed (1) to Javeria's while Dar and Asmavia Iqbal (7) also fell cheaply before 20 in 15 balls from Aliya Riaz helped Pakistan finish strongly.
 
Salma Khatun and Latu Mondal were Bangladesh's other wicket-takers.
 
Their reply got off to a poor start as Sana Mir (1-14) and Siddiqi reduced them to 23 for three with the dismissals of Ayasha Rehman (5), Shamima Sultana (4) and Farzana Haque (6).
 
Bangladesh rallied, through Khatun (10) and Rumana Ahmed (27) but quickly fell well behind the required run-rate.
 
Dar struck to remove Khatun and Nigar Sultana (0) and although Ritu Moni made 17 and Lata Mondal 10 not out, by then the game was over as a contest.
 
The two sides will now play a brace of One-Day Internationals on 4th and 6th October.