Pakistan girls 240 (Ameen 96, Dar 81, Selman 2-33) beat West Indies girls 206 (McLean 82, Taylor 48, Baig Four-34, Mir Three-21) by 34 runs
Brisk half-centuries from Sidra Ameen and Nida Dar, and stifling bowling reveals from Diana Baig, Sana Mir and Nashra Sandhu helped Pakistan girls stage the three-match ODI collection 1-1 in Dubai. After being dismissed for 240 in 49.Four overs, the hosts bowled West Indies girls out for 206 in as many overs, as Baig claimed Four for 34, Mir ended with Three for 21 and Sandhu took 2 for 38 of their quota of 10 overs every.
Opting to bat, Pakistan had been in a spot of trouble at 52 for Three after Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan and captain Bismah Maroof had been all dismissed for single-digit scores. Opener Ameen, who fell for a duck in the previous ODI, and Dar then revived them with a century stand in underneath 20 overs. Ameen was, nonetheless, run-out for 96 by Stafanie Taylor after she had struck 14 fours. Dar, on 35 then, continued to steer the rating previous 200 with the decrease order although just one different batsman scored in double digits: Mir’s 21 off 30. Not lengthy after Dar was trapped lbw by Deandra Dottin for an 86-ball 81 within the 48th over, Pakistan had been bowled out when Sidra Nawaz and Baig had been additionally run-out.
West Indies’ chase did not see a clean begin both; Baig struck early to ship again Dottin, Shemaine Campbelle and Kycia Knight cheaply to put them on a precarious 27 for Three. After a short resistance from Taylor and Chedean Nation that almost took them to 100, Sandhu had Nation caught behind for 21 and Mir trapped Taylor lbw for 48 to cut back them to 94 for five in 27 overs.
With almost 150 extra nonetheless to get, No. 6 Natasha McLean hammered 82 off 76 with eight fours and two sixes, at the same time as wickets fell round her. Though West Indies had been reeling at 144 for 9, McLean carried them previous 200 with a stand of 62 for the final wicket with Shamilia Connell, who remained unbeaten on 15 off 28. However quickly after McLean struck three consecutive fours off Kainat Imtiaz within the 49th over, she was caught and bowled by Dar within the final over, because the guests fell quick by 34 runs.
If Pakistan win the deciding ODI on Monday, they’ll overtake West Indies within the ICC Girls’s Championship desk by leaping from sixth to fourth place.