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Windies Women take first T20I vs Pakistan Women

Windies Women take first T20I vs Pakistan Women
Aaliyah Alleyne (centre) shakes hands with successful bowler Shamilia Connell who took three wickets for 21 runs. (Picture courtesy CWI Media)

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ST JOHN’S – West Indies Women defeated Pakistan Women by 10 runs in the first match of the CG Insurance T20 International Series at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua on Wednesday.

West Indies Women batted first and scored 136 for 6 off their 20 overs.

In spite of a rear guard resistance from Ayesha Naseem (45 n.o.) and Fatima Sana (24 n.o.), Pakistan reached 126 for six before balls ran out.

Barbadian Shamilia Connell was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 21 runs.

Player of the Match Connell told CWI Media: “It feels great. Coming off the last game I played in England I was man of the match also, so being able to start back my international series with a man of the match is a great feeling as well. My game plan was to just go out there and execute my areas hard and just try to contain as much as possible.”

West Indies are now 1-0 in the three-match series, ensuring that Head Coach Courtney Walsh finished his maiden T20 International in charge of the team with a victory. (PR/SAT)

Summarised scores:

West Indies Women 136-6 in 20 overs (Hayley Matthews 32, Deandra Dottin 31, Kyshona Knight 23, Kycia Knight 15, Chedean Nation 14, Stafanie Taylor 11; Nida Dar 2-15, Fatima Sana 2-32). Pakistan Women 126-6 in 20 overs (Ayesha Naseem 45 n.o., Fatima Sana 24 n.o.; Shamilia Connell 3-21, Aaliyah Alleyne 2-23). West Indies Women won by ten runs.