West Indies Women Won Karachi Battle With 2-0

West Indies Women Won Karachi Battle With 2-0
Pakistan Women put up a much better performance in the 2nd T20I, but still fell short as Windies Women sealed the series with a thrilling Super Over triumph in Karachi.

Although she had made 22 off 24 balls earlier in the match, Deandra Dottin’s power hitting came to the fore in the Super Over as she carted Sana Mir for a four and two sixes.

Windies managed 18 in the Super Over, leaving Pakistan with a tall ask. Shakera Selman needed just three deliveries to end the contest as she dismissed Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar in quick succession to give Windies the series.

Batting first, Pakistan made a horror start with Omaima Sohail falling for a duck in the very first over. The rest of the batting order, however, chipped in with neat cameos to ensure Pakistan had a decent score to defend.

Bismah Maroof again top-scored for the hosts with a 34-ball 31, but it was Aliya Riaz’s smashing innings at the end that gave the hosts the much-needed late push. Her 23 came off just 13 balls and enabled Pakistan to finish with 132 on the board.

The score didn’t look a daunting one, but Pakistan’s bowlers applied the squeeze well to ensure they were never out of the reckoning.

Even though Windies’ top three all made significant contributions, the run-rate was still below six and left the visitors needing a quickfire knock to take them across the line.

Shemaine Campbelle’s wicket in the penultimate over, just as she was starting to assert herself, put a clog in the works. Needing 13 off the final over, bowled by Nashra Sandhu, Chinelle Henry and Merissa Aguilleira combined to score nine runs off the first three balls.

But just when it looked like Windies would seal the win, Sandhu restored parity by getting Aguilleira out stumped.
One run came off the next ball, and Henry managed to score a couple off the final ball off the match the ensure the scores were tied. But Dottin and Selman blew the hosts away in the final shootout.

Brief Scores: Pakistan Women 132/4 (Bismah Maroof 31, Javeria Khan 26, Deandra Dottin 2-26) lost to Windies Women 132/6 (Shemaine Campbelle 41, Kycia Knight 32, Anam Amin 2-24) in the Super Over.


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