Pakistan ends an eight-year drought with a resounding victory.

Pakistan ended an eight-year drought with a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in Karachi on Sunday.

Sidra Ameen’s 61 at the top of the order helped Pakistan successfully chase down South Africa’s total of 150/3 with five balls remaining.

Pakistan chased a victory target of more than 150 for the second match in a row, and this time it meant the Asian side took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game T20I series.

It is only the second time Pakistan’s women’s team has defeated South Africa in a bilateral T20I series, and it is the first time since March 2015.

Former captain Bismah Maroof (27), Muneeba Ali (26*), and Aliya Riaz (31) helped Pakistan to victory.

South Africa’s top scorers were openers Tazmin Brits (46) and Laura Wolvaardt (42) while left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba (2/20) was the most effective bowler.

On Monday, the series’ third and final game will be played in Karachi.