West Indies women whitewash Pakistan in ODI series

The visitors dominated in all matches

By Web Desk
April 23, 2024
Hayley Matthews raises bat after scoring century. - PCB

West Indies women's cricket team whitewashed Pakistan in the three-match ODI series after bagging a 88-run win in the final game at the National Bank Stadium, Karachi, on Tuesday.

After winning the first two ODIs by 113 runs and two wickets, the visitors maintained their top form in the final ODI too.

The home side couldn't keep up with the required run rate throughout the chase of 279.

Sadaf Shams (10) was the first batter to dismiss as she was clean bowled by Chinelle Henry in the sixth over. Sidra Ameen (9) also couldn't make an impact much, going back to the pavilion in the following over.

Muneeba Ali and Bismah Maroof tried to give an energy to the chase by orchestrating a 44-run stand but Karishma Ramharack struck timely to dismiss Maroof on 19.

Captain Nida Dar (9) was the fourth batter to dismiss while Muneeba (39) also returned soon after.

All-rounder Fatima partnered with another all-rounder Aliya Riaz for some stability after half of the side was dismissed. The duo added 41 for sixth wickets with Stafanie Taylor removing Sana (23).

Aliya was the most aggressive batter among her teammates as she scored 36 off 41 balls. Aaliyah Alleyne dismissed the last two batters to wrap up Pakistan's innings on 190.

For West Indies, Matthews, Alleyne and Taylor starred with two wickets.

Earlier, Hayley Matthews batted a marathon innings of 141 runs, driving West Indies women to an imposing total of 278/6.

Choosing to bat first, the visiting team posted a substantial score, thanks to Matthews' century and significant contributions from Shemaine Campbelle and Stafanie Taylor.

West Indies made a flying start to their innings, with Matthews taking charge against the Pakistan bowlers from the outset.

Entering the crease at No.4, the in-form Stafanie Taylor ensured that West Indies maintained their momentum and provided excellent support to Matthews.

Taylor and Matthews put on a partnership of 111 runs for the third wicket before Taylor was dismissed by Sandhu in the 46th over.

She narrowly missed out on her half-century, scoring 47 from 62 deliveries, including four boundaries.

Sandhu then dismissed Chinelle Henry for a golden duck on the very next delivery, pulling things back for Pakistan.

Fatima Sana secured a much-needed breakthrough for the home side in the following over, claiming the prized wicket of Hayley Matthews.

The West Indies captain struck 19 boundaries on her way to a 149-ball 141, top-scoring for her team.

Later on, Aaliyah Alleyne contributed valuable runs towards the end for West Indies with a crucial 20-run cameo. She faced 12 balls and hit three boundaries.

The action will now move to five-match T20I series with first game taking place on April 26.

The series is being broadcast live on Pakistan’s first sports channel Geo Super.

Schedule of T20I series

26 Apr – First T20I at NBS

28 Apr – Second T20I at NBS

30 Apr – Third T20I at NBS

2 May – Fourth T20I at NBS

3 May – Fifth T20I at NBS