Ameen, Sandhu, Baig give Pakistan ladies historic collection win

Ameen, Sandhu, Baig give Pakistan women historic series win

Pakistan ladies 163 for six (Ameen 52, Taylor 2-17, Selman 2-24) beat West Indies ladies 159 (Taylor 52, Dottin 28, Sandhu Three-21, Baig Three-42) by 4 wickets

Sidra Ameen’s half-century and three-fors from Diana Baig and Nashra Sandhu led Pakistan to a four-wicket win in opposition to West Indies within the third ODI, giving the house workforce a historic 2-1 collection victory – their first in opposition to West Indies.

The win gave Pakistan two factors, lifting them above West Indies to fourth place within the ICC Women’s Championship table. Pakistan now have 12 factors, the identical as India, however with a a lot inferior web run fee. West Indies stay on 11 factors.

The Pakistan bowlers continued their positive present from the second ODI, by which that they had bowled out West Indies for 206. This time, the guests managed solely 159. Captain Stafanie Taylor opted to bat, scored 52, and even took 2 for 17, however her all-round present wasn’t sufficient to take West Indies via.

Taylor needed to stroll out within the first over, Kycia Knight having been bowled by Baig off the third ball of the innings, and she or he stayed until the 37th over as wickets fell round her. West Indies have been in a superb place early on until Taylor and Deandra Dottin have been batting collectively however Dottin’s aggressive 28 off 20 got here to an finish when she was run-out by Nida Dar within the eighth over.

Shemaine Campbelle then joined Taylor for a 52-run stand as West Indies consolidated, however as soon as Campbelle was caught behind off Sandhu, the innings stuttered. They slipped from 87 for two within the 20th over to 159 all out, shedding their final eight wickets for under 72 runs. Just one different batsman – Afy Fletcher – reached double figures after that and she or he remained unbeaten on 21. The 21-year-old Sandhu constructed a stranglehold within the center overs, taking Three for 21 in ten overs. Baig returned to finish Taylor’s 95-ball stick with a return catch, earlier than including another wicket to finish with Three for 42 in eight overs.

The trio of Sana Mir, Dar, and Kainat Imtiaz have been additionally parsimonious, conceding at lower than three runs per over every.

Pakistan’s reply was regular, with opener Ameen’s second straight half-century guiding the chase early on. She shared helpful stands with fellow opener Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan, and Dar, earlier than falling for 52 off 107 within the 39th over. Ameen’s wicket induced a mini-wobble, as Pakistan went from 128 for Three to 139 for six within the area of 22 balls, however the skilled Mir got here in at No. eight and guided the workforce house, hitting a boundary with the scores stage to seal victory in 47.2 overs.

Shakera Selman took 2 for 24 in ten overs whereas Taylor had a fruitful seven-over stint too. However the different bowlers could not maintain the strain as a lot to defend the sub-par whole.