Women’s World Cup : Pakistan stun West Indies
Pakistan ended their 18-match losing streak with an eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the Women’s World Cup here on Monday.
Spinner Nida Dar returned with impressive figures of 4/10 to help Pakistan restrict West Indies to 89/7 after opting to field in the rain-curtailed match which was reduced to 20-over-a-side affair because of damp outfield at Seddon Park. They then notched up 90/2 in 18.5 overs.
Besides Dar, Omaima Sohail (1/12), Fatima Sana (1/14) and Nashra Sandhu (1/24) picked up a wicket each as Pakistan produced an inspired bowling effort. Deandra Dottin (27) top-scored for West Indies.
Chasing 90, Pakistan, who are at the bottom of the eight-team standings, lost opener Sidra Ameen (8) with the score on 22.
Brief Scores: West Indies Women 87/7 in 20 overs (Deandra Dottin 27; Nida Dar 4/10). Pakistan Women 90/2 in 18.5 overs (Muneeba Ali 37, Omaima Sohail 22 not out, Bismah Maroof 20 not out). Pakistan win by 8 wickets.