Windies Women win series
Providence, Guyana – Shanel Daley bowled tightly and West Indies Women won a one-over eliminator after her useful all-round performance earned them a tie in regulation time in the fourth and final Twenty20 International against Pakistan Women on Sunday.
The all-rounder conceded just seven runs, making her a shoo-in for the Player-Of-The-Match award, as Windies Women successfully defended a target score of 11 in the one-over eliminator under lights before a sizeable crowd at the Guyana National Stadium.
The result meant West Indies Women won the four-match series 3-1, following a one-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis Method in the first T20I at Progress Park in Grenada, where they also won the second T20I by four wickets.
Pakistan won the third T20I by five wickets last Saturday.
Chasing 73 from their allocation of 20 overs, Daley seemed to put the hosts on track for victory when she led all scorers in the match with 28, which helped to earn her the Player-Of-The-Series award.
But she was one of three wickets West Indies Women lost for eight runs in the closing stages, as they were dismissed for 72 in regulation time.
This meant that Windies Women took over the eighth-place slot for the lowest totals in a completed innings in Women’s T20, only a few hours after condemning the Pakistanis to that indignity.
Tremayne Smartt was caught in the deep off Sadia Yousuf, looking to hit the winning run from the very last ball in regulation time.
Daley, daughter of former Jamaica all-rounder Aaron Daley, was also the pick of the West Indies bowlers with three wickets for nine runs from her allotment of four overs, after West Indies Women sent the visitors in to bat.
Anisa Mohammed supported with two for 24 from her four overs, as no Pakistani batswoman reached 20.
The success for West Indies Women in the T20I series comes on the heels of their 3-1 domination of the preceding One-Day International series played at Arnos Vale in St Vincent, where they won by the same margin. (CMC)