Pakistan achieves its first series sweep of South Africa.

Pakistan’s women’s team extended their remarkable recent run with a first-ever series sweep of South Africa in Karachi.

The Asian side completed the feat with a six-run victory in the third and final match of their three-match T20I series against the Proteas.

It meant Pakistan won all three games against South Africa for the first time, finishing with a 3-0 series win in new captain Nida Dar’s first series in charge.

Dar led from the front with a well-compiled 36 during the middle overs, combining well with Sidra Ameen (39) and former captain Bismah Maroof (39) to help Pakistan post 150/5 after South Africa captain Laura Wolvaardt sent them in to bat first.

Wolvaardt led the Proteas’ run chase with a superb 72, but she was defeated in the penultimate over by Sadia Iqbal, leaving South Africa agonisingly short of the victory total.

Wolvaardt was named Player of the Series for her 157 runs at an average of 52.33, while Nashra Sandhu and Iqbal shared the most wickets with four each.

The two teams will meet again in Karachi for a three-match One-Day International series, with the first game starting on Friday, September 8.