Sana Mir becomes first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is

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KARACHI: Former captain of the Pakistan women team Sana Mir has become the first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is. Mir, 33, is one of Pakistan’s most senior women cricketers and has been representing the country since 2005. She achieved the feat when she took the field against West Indies in the third and final T20I in Karachi on Sunday. 

The top-ranked ODI bowler and seasoned all-rounder was delighted ahead of achieving the landmark. “Every match for Pakistan is a wonderful opportunity and a big responsibility,” Sana told Geo.tv.

“All I can say that I have been privileged to represent Pakistan for so long and have given my best in every match for my country with best of my ability,” she added.

She was part of Pakistan’s inaugural T20I team that played Ireland in 2009 at Dublin, and since then has missed only two T20Is due to injury. Mir is only the sixth woman from around the world to complete a century of T20Is. DaendraDottin of West Indies leads the list with 110 T20Is to her name.