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Match Report – PAK-W vs WI-W 1st ODI, April 18, 2024

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West Indies Girls 269 for 8 (Matthews 140*, Campbelle 45, Sadia 2-38, Tuba 2-48) beat Pakistan Girls 156 (Tuba 25, Matthews 3-17, James 2-14, Fletcher 2-19) by 113 runs

An authoritative all-round show from Hayley Matthews gave West Indies a profitable begin to their tour of Pakistan, their 113-run victory in Karachi stretching their run of successive wins within the nation – dating back to 2004 – to seven ODIs. Matthews adopted up an unbeaten 140 with figures of three for 17; it was the seventh time a participant had scored a century and brought three wickets in a Girls’s ODI, and the second time Matthews had achieved the feat.

Matthews batted from begin to end of West Indies’ innings after she had opted to bat first, hitting 15 fours and a six in a 150-ball effort. She misplaced her opening accomplice Rashada Williams early, however stitched collectively a stand of 102 with Shemaine Campbelle for the second wicket to put a stable base for her workforce. There was no partnership of the same magnitude thereafter, however Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry and Aaliyah Alleyne mixed with Matthews in stands of 32, 40 and 42 for the fourth, fifth and sixth wickets to assist West Indies obtain a 50-overs complete of 269 for 8.

Matthews’ 140* was her fifth ODI hundred and her highest rating within the format. Left-arm spinner Sadia Iqbal, who opened the bowling, and legspinner Tuba Hassan have been Pakistan’s most profitable bowlers with two wickets apiece.

Pakistan started their innings needing to overtake their earlier highest profitable ODI chase – of a goal of 243 – by a substantial margin. They did not make the perfect begin, shedding Sidra Ameen and Bismah Maroof inside the first 5 overs, however their hopes grew as Muneeba Ali and Nida Dar took the rating to 59 for two within the twelfth over. That is when Matthews made her subsequent huge contribution, getting Dar caught behind to begin a hunch that Pakistan by no means recovered from. There have been no additional partnerships of notice apart from a brisk 37 between Najiha Alvi and Tuba for the seventh wicket as Pakistan folded for 156 contained in the thirty sixth over.

Other than Mathews’ three-for there have been additionally two wickets every for legspinner Afy Fletcher and left-arm spinner Zaida James.

Karachi may also host the second and third ODIs, on April 21 and 23.


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