Women’s T20 World Cup: West Indies beats Pakistan by three runs

West Indies captain Hayley Matthews impressed her group to a three-run win in opposition to Pakistan in a low-scoring Women’s T20 World Cup match at Boland Park in Paarl on Sunday.

Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar and her fellow gradual bowlers restricted West Indies to 116 for six in its 20 overs.

Pakistan was all the time behind the required run fee however scored three boundaries within the final over to complete with 113 for 5.

The outcome ensured that England, with three wins in three matches, certified for the semifinals.

Pakistan nonetheless has a mathematical probability of constructing the last-four if it will probably beat England in its closing match and India, presently second on the Group Two desk, slips up in opposition to Ireland, which is but to win a match.

Matthews took two for 14 in 4 overs together with her off-spinners and set a robust instance within the area to allow her group to complete with two wins from 4 matches within the group stage.

It was a bitter-sweet day for Dar, who took two for 13 in 4 overs of correct off-spin to equal former West Indies participant Anisa Mohammed’s file of 125 wickets in ladies’s T20 internationals.

Dar scored 27 in Pakistan’s reply however couldn’t take her group to victory.

The batters discovered it tough to attain shortly on a gradual pitch and there have been solely 9 boundaries within the West Indies innings and eight when Pakistan batted.

Brief scores

West Indies 116-6 in 20 overs (R. Williams 30; Nida Dar 2-13) v Pakistan 113-5 in 20 overs (H. Matthews 2-14)

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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