Pakistan Women Team Makes History By Beating West Indies For The First Time In ODI Series
The Pakistan national women cricket team on Monday made history by securing their first ever One-Day International (ODI) series win against the West Indies.
Diana Baig and Nashra Sandhu bagged 3-wickets each to lead Pakistan to the first-ever series win against the Windies. The visitors were bowled out for 159, while Pakistan chased the total down in 47.2 overs and with 4 wickets in hand.
Coming into the final match of the series, both teams were tied at 1-1. The Windies had won the first match of the series quite comfortably as Pakistan were bowled out for 70 chasing 216.
The green shirts bounced back in the second game of the series. Pakistan scored 240 batting first and restricted West Indies to 206, winning the match by 23 runs. Half centuries from Nida Dar and Sidra Ameen helped pile up a good total before Diana Baig, Sana Mir and Nashra Sandhu showed their talent with the ball.
Former Pakistan Captain Urooj Mumtaz lauded the team for making history by winning Pakistan women’s first ever series against WI.
— Urooj Mumtaz Khan (@uroojmumtazkhan) February 11, 2019
The team was also motivated by the Multan Sultans players, who are in Dubai for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 4.
The @MultanSultans 🤴🏻 squad met with the Pakistan women team at the end of a top bowling effort by our girls who have restricted the Windies to 159 in 47.3 overs in the series decider.#PAKWvWIW #BackOurGirls #HBLPSL #KhelDeewanoKa pic.twitter.com/vgDgnZyVKI
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 11, 2019
Pakistan Captain Bismah Maroof received a special momento from Pakistan legend Younus Khan for reaching 100 matches with the Pakistan women’s squad.
Pakistan captain @maroof_bismah received a special memento from @TheRealPCB on reaching the milestone of 100 ODIs.
Legendary Test batsman, former captain Younis Khan handed over the memento.#PAKWvWIW pic.twitter.com/uA4rOWsCWO
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) February 11, 2019
With the series win, the women’s team is now ranked 4th in the ICC rankings and if they maintain their position, they can get an automatic entry into the Women’s World Cup in 2021.
Pakistan Women beat West Indies Women by 4 wickets in the 3rd ODI to win the series 2-1. Pakistan has now jumped to no. 4 in the ICC Women's ODI Championship.
Remember, the Top 4 and the hosts New Zealand will get a direct entry to ICC Women's World Cup 2021. #PAKWvWIW
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) February 11, 2019
The win will be a huge boost for the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 which is just days away. Pakistan will face West Indies on February 26 in the first group match of the tournament.
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