Pakistan Women registered their maiden win in World Cup 2022 by defeating West Indies Women by 8-wickets in a rain-affected contest. After the match was reduced to 20-overs due to rain, West Indies Women who came to bat first, suffered a massive batting collapse in front of Nida Dar’s spin as the right-arm orthodox got rid of four West Indies batters.
Meanwhile, Deandra Dottin’s 25 runs in 35 balls were the highest score for West Indies, whereas six of batters could not even reach double figures, including two ducks. West Indies Women, who have stunned the mighties of the game like New Zealand and England in the ICC tournament, lost their momentum in the game against Pakistan Women and could only manage to post 89-7 in 20 overs.
While West Indies batters failed to add a respectable total on board, Pakistan fielders were not up to the mark as well with one incident clearly showcasing the fielding error costing an extra run.
It all happened when Fatima Sana was bowling the last over of the first innings and bowled a slower full toss to Alleyne, who missed the ball but stole a quick single as Sana missed an opportunity to run out. However, West Indies batters added fuel to the fire by stealing yet another quick single as the keeper and back-up fielder missed to grab the ball on time and conceded two runs which could be a dot ball or a wicket.
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While chasing Pakistan, Women had a decent start as openers Muneeba Ali (37 off 43) and Sidra Ameen (8 off 15) added 21 runs on board before Ameen was departed in the 6th over of the game. Later, skipper Bismah Maroof* (20 off 29) built a crucial partnership with Muneeba Ali and later with unbeaten Omaima Sohail (22 off 27) to ensure victory for her side. Pakistan Women will now face defending champions England Women on 24th March, while West Indies Women will lock horns with South Africa Women on the same day.