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Recent Match Report – PAK Women vs WI Women 5th ODI 2021

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She scored an unbeaten 19-ball 28 before claiming her maiden five-wicket haul

34-over match: Pakistan Women 190 for 8 (Ali 39, Sohail 34, Sana 28*) beat West Indies 171 (Cooper 40, Dottin 37, Sana 5-39) by 22 runs (DLS method)

A sparkling all-round display from Fatima Sana helped Pakistan Women finish their tour of the West Indies on a high note, their 22-run win by the DLS method narrowing their ODI series loss to a 3-2 margin.

Sana first helped Pakistan set a challenging target with an unbeaten 19-ball 28 at the finish of their shortened innings, and followed that up with her maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs.

Rain delayed the start of play, and interrupted play once more during the 19th over of Pakistan’s innings, after West Indies had put them in. With the match now reduced to 34 overs a side, Pakistan stepped up their scoring rate. To the platform of 82 for 2 that Muneeba Ali’s 59-ball 39 had helped construct before the rain break, they added 108 in their remaining 15.2 overs, with Omaima Sohail (34 off 37), Kainat Imtiaz (21 off 28) and Ayesha Naseem (16 off 14) chipping in usefully before Sana provided the final flourish. West Indies’ bowlers struggled for accuracy too, sending down 20 wides with Shamilia Connell (eight) and Chinelle Henry (five) particularly culpable.

Set a revised target of 194 in their 34 overs, West Indies made a strong start with Deandra Dottin (37 off 47) and Britney Cooper (40 off 53) making solid top-order contributions and two others in their top five getting past 20 as well. But Pakistan’s bowlers ensured their scoring rate remained in check, and when Stafanie Taylor fell for 21 in the 25th over, West Indies needed 74 in 55 balls with six wickets in hand.

With Sana – who had already taken the key wickets of Dottin and Cooper – making regular inroads with her medium-pace, West Indies struggled against that asking rate, eventually getting bowled out for 171 off the last ball of their innings.

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