Toss – Won by West Indies Women and elected to bat first
1st Innings Summary – Wicketkeeper Kycia A Knight and Deandra Dottin opened for West Indies and Aiman Anwer with Sana Mir took charge of the bowling attack. Both the bowlers were highly effectively with the new ball as they didn’t allow the batters to take the advantage of batting powerplay and play their shots. Pakistan got the first breakthrough in the sixth over when Kycia was bowled out for a duck by Sana Mir. By the end of 15th over, the run rate fell below 2 as Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar effectively took over the charge from the opening pair. West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor ended the 84-ball drought by hitting the much-needed boundary on the last ball of 22nd over. Dottin’s four and six on two successive balls in 23rd over clearly showed that she had settled down well and was up for big shots in the coming overs. The scoreboard read 67/1 at the end of 25th over and both the batters started opening up their arms after that. By the end of 39th over, West Indies score was 154/1 but the 143-run partnership for the second wicket was finally broken by Kainat Imtiaz when she got Taylor caught out in 40th over and then Dottin in 46th over. Finally, by the end of their batting innings, West Indies Women were able to put up a target of 217 runs for the opponents with an overall run rate of 4.32.
2nd Innings Summary – Chasing a modest total, Pakistan lost their first wicket in 2nd over when SS Connell got Sidra Ameen caught out behind the stumps by the keeper. Opener Nahida Khan and skipper Javeria Khan played calmly and sensibly after that as Pakistan’s scoreboard reached 24/1 at the end of 10overs. Just when the run rate was steadily going up, one of the most unfortunate over of Pakistan’s batting innings came, the 17th over. At 16.3, Nahida Khan got retired hurt, at 16.4, Usmaima Sohail got out and at 16.6, Javeria Khan got retired hurt. This one over broke off the self-confidence of Pakistan’s batters as they were reduced to 57/5 at the end of 22nd over. Realizing her team’s need, Javeria came to bat after the fall of sixth wicket in 23rd over but as removed by Stafanie Taylor in 29th over. Pakistan Women lost the match with the fall of skipper Sana Mir’s wicket as Aiman Anwer was also absent hurt and could not come out to bat.
Player of the match – Deandra Dottin for her phenomenal 96run innings under pressure and for taking three wickets in six overs by conceding just 14 runs.
Other Remarkable Performances –
- Pakistan’s skipper Sana Mir – 9-1-31-1
- Pakistan’s Nashra Sandhu – 8-1-25-0
- Pakistan’s Kainat Imtiaz – 9-0-49-3
- West Indies’s Skipper Stafanie Taylor – 58runs innings and 1-0-2-1
- West Indies’s ASS Fletcher – 8.5-1-17-3
West Indies Women – 216/5 (50 overs)
Pakistan Women – 70/10 (29.5 overs)
Result – West Indies Women won by 146 runs
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