• Dottin kicks off Pakistan tour with Windies win

    Deandra Dottin destroyed Pakistan Women with an unbeaten 90 runs in the first of three historic T20I’s in Karachi to earn Thursday’s Play of the Day award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.

    Pakistan had a taste of international women’s cricket as the West Indies Women became the first non-Asian side to tour Pakistan in 15 years, but the home team couldn’t reward the crowd with a win, as they fell 71 runs short in the first of three T20I’s scheduled in Karachi.

    Dottin earned herself the Player of the Match award following a blistering 90 not out off 60 balls that included eight fours and four fantastic sixes, before picking up 1-18 in three overs to help West Indies secure a 1-0 lead.

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    The West Indian all-rounder opened the batting for the visitors and powered her team to the half-century mark in the ninth over at the expense of two wickets. It was her partnership with Chedean Nation (50 not out off 35 balls, 4×4, 2×6) that took the game away from Pakistan as the two added 109 runs together to take the visitors to 160-2 in their allotted overs.

    Dottin then returned in the second innings with the ball to pick up Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Sidra Nawaz for a three-ball duck, finishing with figures of 1-18 in her three overs.

    The West Indies bowling attack was led well from the front as openers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman bagged 3-29 and 2-8 in their four and three overs respectively. Trinidadian veteran bowler Anisa Mohammed also marked her 100th T20I cap with a brilliant 2-17 in four overs as the visitors skittled Pakistan out for just 89 runs.

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    Pakistan will hope to bounce back from the devastating 79-run defeat in the second T20I on Friday at the same venue with a win in order to stop West Indies from clinching the series.


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