Friday 9 September 2011 

West Indies Women Take 2-0 Lead In Four Match Series

West Indies Women Take 2-0 Lead In Four Match Series
West Indies Women Take 2-0 Lead In Four Match Series
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West Indies Women 90-8 (Taylor 24, Jalil 2-14) beat
Pakistan Women
56-3 (Abidi 21no, Mohammed 1-7) by 1 run (D/L)
First Twenty 20 International, St Andrews, Grenada
 

West Indies Women 66-6 (King 32no, Dar 1-11) beat 
Pakistan Women 65 (Jalil 19, Mohamed 4-9) by 4 wickets 
Second Twenty 20 International, St Andrews, Grenada

West Indies secured themselves at least a share of the four-match Twenty 20 International series with wins in both of the opening games against Pakistan in Grenada. Both matches were low-scoring affairs with Anisa Mohammed once again coming to the fore with five wickets from the two matches.

Stafanie Taylor was the mainstay of the home side's total in the opening game with an innings of 24 at the top of the order, while Qanita Jalil and Nida Dar each took two wickets for the visitors. This took the West Indians to a total of 90 for eight from a rain-reduced 18 overs. The Pakistani reply was halted after 11 overs by rain when they were on 56 for three and they were adjudged to be one run behind the Duckworth Lewis par score.

Anisa Mohammed was the star of the show in the second game with figures of four for nine from her four overs. Pearl Etienne removed both of the Pakistani openers on her way to figures of two for nine, but Mohammed spun her customary web and took out much of the middle-order to bowl the visitors out for just 65.

The West Indies made hard work of the run chase and quickly slumped to three for two and 29 for five, but Stacy-Ann King kept her head with an unbeaten 32 and guided them home by four wickets.

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