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.
The team was also motivated by the Multan Sultans players, who are in Dubai for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 4.
Pakistan Captain Bismah Maroof received a special momento from Pakistan legend Younus Khan for reaching 100 matches with the Pakistan women’s squad.
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.
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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