Pakistani bowlers well to restrict West Indies to 138/8 in their quota of 20 overs in the second T20I as they defended the target of 151 runs successfully and managed a consolation win, losing the series by 2-1.
Pakistani bowlers had a dream start as they managed to get rid of Windies’ opening batswoman Kycia Knight on nought. It was once again the dangerous Deandra Dottin that challenged the hosts’ bowling line with her wide range of stroke play.
However, Anam Amin was able to send the dangerous batter back in the dressing room after she scored 46 runs off just 29 deliveries with the help of three 4’s and four 6’s in her inning.
As he fell, the chances for Pakistan to beat the West Indies after a long span of eight years looked bright. None of the visitors’ batter could bat long and aggressive enough to take their team over the line.
Natasha McLean scored 26 runs on 23 deliveries, while Chedean Nation, skipper Merissa Aguilleira and Chinelle Henry scored 19, 14 and 12 runs respectively.
Anam Amin remained the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan with her match-winning figures of 3 for 34 in four overs. Whereas, Sana Mir took two wickets for 21 in her quota of four overs. Aiman Anwar, Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu took one wicket apiece.
Earlier, Nida Dar was on song with her 40 balls 53 runs as Pakistan reached to 150-6 in the third and last T20I against West Indies at Southend Club Karachi on Sunday.
Another successor for Pakistan was Aliya Riaz who blasted her way to 24 runs to help her compatriot and team to fight back despite losing the series 2-0.
After deciding to bat first Pakistan looked a bit shaky as they lost their opener Javeria Khan on just 13 runs.
Skipper Bismah Maroof came at the crease after the departure of Javeria and looked promising with playing some early shots to the boundary.
Umaima Sohail from the other hand was charging the opponents with ease. She made 28 runs off 24 balls including two boundaries and a six before getting stumped off Karishma Ramharack who took two wickets in her three overs conceding 20 runs.
Bismah after scoring 19 runs got bowled on a straighter delivery off Afy Flecther which put Pakistan under pressure. The things were looking tough for Pakistan with losing their fourth wicket on 80 runs.
However, it was Nida Dar, who rescued Pakistan with her flamboyant batting. Her innings of 53 runs off 40 balls had five boundaries and two sixes which amused the enthusiastic crowd who were cheering for the women in green.
Aliya also played a crucial role in bringing Pakistan back in the inning with her 24 runs on 23 balls, her handy inning including a boundary and six.
Apart From Karishma, Afy Flecther and Shakera Selman shared a wicket apiece.