West Indies women beat Pakistan by 71 runs in first T20I

West Indies women beat Pakistan by 71 runs in first T20I

KARACHI: West Indies women beat Pakistan women by 71 runs in the opening T20I at Karachi’s Southend Club on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Pakistan women were bowled out for a mere 89 runs in reply to Windies’ total of 160-2.
Apart from skipper Bismah Maroof (38) and Javeria Khan (19), none of the other players in Pakistan team managed double figures.
SS Connell took three wickets for the tourists.
Earlier, Dottin carried the bat with an explosive 90 off 60 balls, while Nation hit a half century not out off 35 balls, after Windies won the toss and opted to bat.
Nashra Sandhu took one wicket.
The Windies team arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday, marking the resumption of women’s international cricket in the country. “I think right now we are heading in the right direction when it comes to bringing back the cricket in Pakistan,” Windies captain Merissa Aguilleira said at the trophy unveiling ceremony.
“I am urging that other teams come back to Pakistan because the people love cricket which is most important to do as ambassadors of the sport,” she added.
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof said the West Indies tour sends the right message. “Definitely, this tour was important for the promotion of women’s cricket,” said Maroof.
“I feel honoured and privileged to captain Pakistan in their 100th T20I. And to captain in a home series, is even more pleasing,” Maroof said.
Approximately 1,000 police and paramilitary forces are on hand to provide security at The Southend Club, where all three matches will be played.


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