LEICESTER: Deandra Dottin smashed the fastest century by a West Indies batter in One-day Internationals before her side sealed a 19-run win over Pakistan in the rain-curtailed ICC Women’s World Cup fixture at Grace Road on Tuesday (partly reported in Wednesday’s edition).
Dottin played brilliantly to strike 12 fours and three sixes in her 79-ball 104 not out, her maiden ODI hundred, to help the West Indies pile up 285-4 in their 50 overs.
But rain delayed the start of the Pakistan’s chase which was reset at 245 in 38 overs. Javeria Khan made a gutsy half-century but Pakistan were unable to keep ahead of the run-rate as another bout of rain stopped play for the day with their score at 117-3 in 24 overs.
Pakistan started on the front foot in its adjusted chase of 245, though Ayesha Zafar fell miscuing a lob off Ekeira Peters to bring Javeria and Nahida Khan together.
They put on 80 for the second wicket, Javeria in particular looking in good touch with 58 from 72 balls, though the run-rate was always just out of reach.
That proved vital when Nahida was bowled by Anisa Mohammed, and when the rain fell as Iram Javed spooned a catch to Chedean Nation — again off Mohammed — Pakistan were short of the Duckworth-Lewis target to stay winless in the competition.
H.K. Matthews c and b Asmavia 1
Kycia A. Knight c Sidra b Asmavia 17
S.R. Taylor c and b Diana 90
C.N. Nation b Nashra 35
D.J.S. Dottin not out 104
M.R. Aguilleira not out 24
EXTRAS (B-1, LB-2, W-11) 14
TOTAL (for four wkts, 50 overs) 285
FALL OF WKTS: 1-2, 2-26, 3-113, 4-204.
DID NOT BAT: Kyshona A. Knight, S.F. Daley, A.S.S. Fletcher, A.K. Peters, A. Mohammed.
BOWLING: Asmavia Iqbal 10-0-76-2; Diana Baig 10-0-57-1 (6w); Sana Mir 10-0-49-0 (1w); Nashra Sandhu 10-0-58-1 (3w); Sadia Yousuf 10-1-42-0 (1w).
Ayesha Zafar c Fletcher b Peters 9
Nahida Khan b Mohammed 40
Javeria Khan not out 58
Iram Javed c Nation b Mohammed 5
EXTRAS (LB-2, W-3) 5
TOTAL (for three wkts, 24 overs) 117
FALL OF WKTS: 1-27, 2-107, 3-117.
DID NOT BAT: Nain Abidi, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz, Asmavia Iqbal, Nashra Sandhu, Diana Baig, Sadia Yousuf.
BOWLING: Dottin 4-0-23-0 (1w); Peters 4-0-20-1 (2w); Taylor 8-0-29-0; Daley 4-0-22-0; Mohammed 4-0-21-2.
RESULT: West Indies won by 19 runs (D/L Method).
UMPIRES: S. Redfern (England) and L. Rusere (Zimbabwe).
MATCH REFEREE: S.R. Bernard (Australia).
PLAYER-OF-THE-MATCH: Deandra Dottin.
Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2017