NORTH SOUND (Antigua): Riding on excellent contributions from Omaima Sohail, Fatima Sana and Nashra Sandhu, Pakistan Women clinched a four-wicket win over West Indies Women in the fourth One-day International at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.
Fatima, the 19-year-old pace bowler, wrecked West Indies’ hopes with career-best return of 4-30 as the hosts were restricted to 210 all out after Pakistan skipper Javeria Khan won the toss and opted to field first.
West Indies struggled after a 45-minute delayed start to the game because of a damp pitch and despite a brilliant partnership of 142 between Kyshona Knight (88 off 140 balls, eight fours and one six) and captain Stafanie Taylor (49), the rest crumbled against slow left-armer Nashra Sandhu (4-49).
Omaima then struck a brisk 61 from 89 balls (four boundaries) to help Pakistan Women record their first win in the five-match series which West Indies lead 3-1. Sidra Amin also batted well to strike an 87-ball 41 before all-rounder Nida Dar (29) carried the visitors home.
The fifth and final ODI will be played at the same venue on Sunday.
Scores in brief:
WEST INDIES WOMEN 210 in 49.4 overs (Kyshona Knight 88, Stafanie Taylor 49; Fatima Sana 4-30, Nashra Sandhu 4-49); PAKISTAN WOMEN 211-6 in 48.3 overs (Omaima Sohail 61, Sidra Amin 41, Nida Dar 29 not out; Shakera Selman 2-37, Hayley Matthews 2-46).
Published in Dawn, July 17th, 2021