Saint John’s: West Indies women registered a 10-run win over Pakistan women in the T20I series opener played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Pakistan failed to chase a 137-run target and managed to score 126 for six in their allocated 20 overs.
The Girls in Green had a poor start to the chase as they lost six wickets for 57 inside 13 overs. Ayesha Naseem coming to bat at number seven was joined by Fatima Sana. Both added an unbeaten 69-run partnership for the seven-wicket.
Ayesha playing in her fifth T20I, returned undefeated on 45 off 33 – her highest score in this format. Her innings included two fours and a six. Fatima scored unbeaten 24 off 21, hitting three fours.
For the hosts, Shamilia Connel took three, while Aaliyah Alleyne took two wickets.
Earlier, Nida Dar gave away only 15 runs and bagged two wickets in her quota of four overs after Hayley Matthews and Dottin provided a solid start to the hosts. The West Indies openers struck a 65-run partnership from 53 balls, before Matthews was dismissed by Nashra Sandhu in the ninth over.
In the following over, Nida created history with the wicket of Deandra Dottin to become the first-ever Pakistan bowler – across men’s or women’s game – to take 100 T20I wickets.
The two dismissals saw West Indies slip from 65 for none to 67 for two and the wicket of their captain on the last ball of the 14th over further compounded troubles for the hosts.
Pacer Fatima Sana dismissed Kyshona Knight and Chedean Nation next to finish with two for 32. Diana Baig and Nashra picked up a wicket each.
Both sides will feature in the second T20I at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on 2 July.