Hayley Matthews shines on Pakistan tour with 2 Centuries in 3 ODIs

In the ongoing white-ball series spanning from April 18 to May 3, 2024, the three ODIs have concluded, with the West Indies led by Hayley Matthews emerging victorious in all three ODI matches against Pakistan. Following the ODI leg, a series of five T20Is is set to commence on April 26.

Hayley Matthews shines on Pakistan tour with 2 Centuries in 3 ODIs
Hayley Matthews shines on Pakistan tour with 2 Centuries in 3 ODIs

Hayley Matthews had an exceptional series, accumulating a total of 325 runs across three matches and also showcasing her bowling skills by claiming 6 wickets. Her outstanding performances earned her the Player of the Match award twice, in the first and final ODIs, ultimately leading to her being named the Player of the ODI Series.

In the first match, she demonstrated her batting prowess by scoring an unbeaten 140 runs off 150 balls, which included fvifteen boundaries and a maximum, achieving a strike rate of 93.33. She also claimed 3 wickets against 17 runs.

Moving to the second match, she contributed 44 runs with the bat before being dismissed by Umm-e-Hani in the 20th over, maintaining a strike rate of 69.84. Additionally, she took a wicket conceding 41 runs during her bowling spell.

In the third ODI, Hayley Matthews continued her fine form, scoring 141 runs off 149 balls, which included 19 boundaries, maintaining an impressive strike rate of 94.63 before getting dismissed by Fatima Sana in the 47th over. Matthews took 2 wickets as well with the ball. Notably, her performance in this series also secured her the fourth position for the most runs in a bilateral women’s ODI series.

Most runs in a 3-match bilateral women’s ODI series

Tammy Beaumont 342 runs vs Pakistan 2016

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Amelia Kerr 342 runs vs Ireland 2018

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Hayley Matthews 325 runs vs Pakistan 2024

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Furthermore, this series marked a significant milestone for Matthews as she registered her highest ODI score of 141, achieving her third century. As a result of her outstanding performances, there was a notable change in her ICC rankings. Her batting ranking rose from 18th to 11th, securing her a spot among the top 11 batters. In the all-rounders ranking, she climbed five places to claim the 2nd position, highlighting her prowess in both batting and bowling. However, her bowling ranking shifted slightly to 21st on the list.

The highest score in an ODI inning for West Indies

Stafanie Taylor 171(137) vs Sri Lanka, 2013

Deandra Dottin 150*(158) vs South Africa, 2022

Stafanie Taylor 147(141) vs Netherlands, 2010

Hayley Matthews 141(147) vs Pakistan, 2024

Hayley Matthews 140*(150) vs Pakistan, 2024

With three consecutive wins, the West Indies claimed the series 3-0, with Hayley Matthews, rightfully awarded the player of the series for her exceptional all-round performance, accumulating a total of 325 runs and claiming 6 wickets across the three ODIs.

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