After a massive defeat in the opening T20I, Pakistan Women’s Cricket team produced a much-improved effort but couldn’t return to winning ways and Windies Women Cricket team snatched away the victory in the Super Over.
Meanwhile, Deandra Dottin powered Windies to 18 runs in the Super Over smacking Sana Mir for a four and two massive sixes. The knock of Dottin was much better after her slowish knock of 22 from 24 balls during the game. It was an uphill task for the Pakistan side as they crumbled to the pressure. Shakera Selman needed just three deliveries to end the contest as she dismissed Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar in quick succession to give Windies the series.
The hosts meanwhile got the worst possible start losing Omaima Sohail for a duck in the first over. The rest of the batting unit, however, made significant contributions to guide Pakistan to a decent total on the board. Bismah Maroof was the highest scorer for Pakistan with a 34-ball 31. But it was Aliya Riaz’s swashbuckling knock at the end that gave the hosts the much-needed momentum. Her late cameo of 23 runs from 13 deliveries helped Pakistan to finish with 132 on the board.
Pakistan bounces back
In reply, Windies got off to a steady start with Deandra Dottin and Kycia Knight see off the new ball. The duo added 30 runs for the first wickets before Dottin departed in the sixth over. Knight then partnered with Shemaine Campbelle to take their side to the victory but they were well behind the run rate. But just when Campbelle was trying to up the scoring rate, she got out in the penultimate over.
With 13 runs needed off the final over, bowled by Nashra Sandhu, Chinelle Henry and Merissa Aguilleira partnered to smash nine runs off the first three balls. But just when it looked like Windies would ease off to victory, Sandhu joined the party by getting Aguilleira out stumped. One run came off the next ball, and Henry managed to score a couple off the last delivery of the match the ensure the scores were tied. But Dottin and Selman took away the game from Pakistan in the sudden death.