All-round Hayley Matthews lifts West Indies to crushing ODI win over Pakistan

West Indies Women have made a winning start to their white ball tour of Pakistan.

It comes after they crushed their Pakistan counterparts by 113 runs in Karachi, thanks to an authoritative all-round performance by captain Hayley Mathews, to take a one-nil lead in the three-match One Day International Series.

Winning the toss and electing to bat the Windies piled up a mammoth 269 for 8 off their allotted overs with the in-form Mathews cracking 15 fours and a six on her way to a career-best of 140 not out from 150 deliveries.

She lost her opening partner Rashada Williams early, but stitched together a stand of 102 with Shemaine Campbelle, who made 45, for the second wicket to lay a solid base for her team.

There was no partnership of a similar magnitude thereafter, but Chedean Nation (23), Chinelle Henry (17) and Aaliyah Alleyne (17) combined with Matthews in stands of 32, 40 and 42 for the fourth, fifth and sixth wickets to help West Indies achieve a 50-overs total of 269 for 8.

Left-arm spinner Sadia Iqbal, who opened the bowling, and legspinner Tuba Hassan were Pakistan’s most successful bowlers with two wickets apiece

The Pakistanis in response were bowled out for 156 in 35.5 overs with Mathews returning to bag 3 for 17 to lead the Windies bowling attack. it was the seventh time a player had scored a century and taken three wickets in a Women’s ODI, and the second time Matthews had achieved the feat

Tuba Hassan (25), Muneeba Ali 22 and Najiha Alvi 20 were their top batters.

There was also 2 wickets apiece for Afy Fletcher who gave up 19 runs and Zaida James who conceded 14.

Final scores: West Indies Women 269 for 8, Pakistan Women 156.

Victory for West Indies stretches their run of successive wins in Pakistan – which dates back to 2004 – to seven ODIs.

The teams now shift their attention to the 2nd and penultimate game, also in Karachi, on Saturday.


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