Hayley Matthews' second career century guides West Indies Women to an eight-wicket win
A sparkling unbeaten century by opener Hayley Matthews and three-wicket hauls by Chinelle Henry and Anisa Mohammed orchestrated an eight-wicket win for the West Indies Women in the third ODI against Pakistan Women at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Monday.
West Indies Women 183/2 (40.1 ov)
Pakistan Women 182/10 (49 ov)
West Indies Women won by 8 wickets
The victory gave the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series with the remaining two ODIs to be played on 15 and 18 July at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Matthews, later adjudged player of the match, smashed 11 fours in what was her second ODI century as the hosts overhauled a 183-run target in 40.1 overs. The right-handed batter returned unbeaten on 100, which she had accumulated from 121 balls.
The West Indies’ run-chase had started with a 56-run first wicket stand between Matthews and Kyshona Knight (18 off 31) before Anam Amin dismissed the latter in the 12th over.
It was then Matthews’ 106-run second wicket partnership with Britney Cooper (45 off 69 balls) that sealed victory for the hosts. Cooper hit three fours before she was dismissed by teenage fast bowler Fatima Sana in the 36th over.
Earlier, Omaima Sohail hit her maiden ODI half-century as Pakistan were bowled out for 182 in 49 overs after being sent into bat by Anisa Mohammed, who was deputising for Stafanie Taylor.
Omaima, the right-handed batter, crunched 62 off 79 balls with seven fours. Her knock rescued Pakistan from 56 for three and included an 87-run partnership with Nida Dar, who became Matthews’ first of the two wickets after scoring 24.
Muneeba Ali was the second best scorer with 25 off 39 balls. The opener struck four fours. She was dismissed by Henry, who also accounted for Pakistan captain Javeria Khan and Anam Amin.
West Indies Women:
Stafanie Taylor (C), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight (WK), Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman.
Javeria Khan (C), Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin.
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