Maroof Guides Pakistan To Historic Victory

Maroof Guides Pakistan To Historic Victory
Maroof Guides Pakistan To Historic Victory
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Pakistan Women 93-7 (Bismah Maroof 41no) beat
West Indies Women 92 (Nida Dar 4-16) by 3 wickets
Third One-Day International, Kingstown

Bismah Maroof guided Pakistan Women to a three-wicket win over West Indies Women in the third One-Day International in Kingstown with a measured unbeaten 41 in another low-scoring game.

Nida Dar had earlier taken four for 16 and Sana Mir three for 17 as the West Indies were dismissed for 92 but it needed Maroof to stay at the crease for 135 balls before Pakistan inched home with 17 balls to spare.

Only three players - Shanel Daley (15), Merissa Aguilleira (34) and Stacy-Ann King (12) reached doule figures for the West Indies and their innings contained just five boundaries as run-scoring proved difficult for both sides.

The West Indies were bowled out in 38 overs with Marina Iqbal taking two for 12 and Qanita Jalil one for 14.

Tremayne Smartt (2-15) and Pearl Etienne (1-8) then struck early and Nain Abidi was run out as Pakistan slipped to 59 for four.

They subsequently lost the wickets of Mir (11), Asmavia Iqbal (0) and Dar (0) but Maroof stood firm, guiding her side home to their first ever ODI win in the West Indies.

The West Indies lead the four-match series 2-1 with the final game on 3rd September.

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