There were no major surprises on the opening day of the ICC Women's World T20 qualifier, with hosts Ireland, favourites Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and the Netherlands all winning their respective matches.
Shahid Afridi celebrated his recall to Pakistan's side, as well as his 350th One-Day International appearance for them, by scoring a half-century and taking record figures of seven for 12 to wrap up a 126-run win in Guyana.
Pakistan Women celebrated their first win over England Women in any format with a one-run success in the second Twenty International at Loughborough after England had powered to victory in the first match by 70 runs. Sarah Taylor's first half-century of the summer set England up for their third convincing win in as many matches but Pakistan turned the tables late on to prevail by the slenderest of margins.
England Women wrapped up a six-wicket win over Pakistan Women in the second and final One-Day International at Loughborough, sealing a 2-0 series win.
Natalie Sciver, who made her debut in the opening match, took three wickets to limit Pakistan to 156 for six, a score England had few problems overcoming.
Pakistan have made major changes to the squad that failed to win a match in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy as they prepare for limited-overs series in the West Indies later this month. Shahid Afridi makes his umpteenth return to Pakistan colours and is included in both One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads.
The experienced trio of Charlotte Edwards, Arran Brindle and Jenny Gunn turned in starring performances as England Women thumped Pakistan Women by 111 runs in the first of two One-Day Internationals. Louth's London Road ground in Lincolnshire hosted international cricket for the first time as England posted 227 for seven and then dismissed Pakistan for 116 in reply.