Pakistan V WI, Women's World T20 March 16, 2016

Anisa Mohammed strikes seal narrow win for WI

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies Women 103 for 8 (Taylor 40, Amin 4-16) beat Pakistan Women 99 for 5 (Maroof 22, Mohammed 3-25) by four runs

Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 40 to take West Indies Women to 103 © IDI/Getty Images

A three-wicket haul from offspinner Anisa Mohammed guided West Indies Women to a narrow four-run victory against Pakistan Women in Chennai.

Chasing a seemingly small target of 104, Pakistan were dealt a serious blow early in their innings when the opener Javeria Khan was struck below her ear in the first over off a bouncer from Shamilia Connell. Javeria was immediately stretchered off the field and taken to a nearby hospital. Javeria underwent a CT scan, and is understood to now be conscious.

Sidra Ameen and Bismah Maroof steadied the innings with a patient 40-run stand, but three quick blows from Mohammed swung the contest decisively West Indies way. First, Mohammed removed Ameed in the ninth over before proceeding to dismiss both Aliya Riyaz and Maroof in the 11th. It left Pakistan needing 60 off the last 56 balls, but the momentum was in West Indies' hands. Muneeba Ali (15), Sana Mir (18) and Asmavia Iqbal (19) all chipped in with handy knocks to keep Pakistan in sight of the target, but their slow run-rate left the team needing 12 off the final over, bowled by Deandra Dottin.

Dottin conceded three off the first ball, but Pakistan failed to find the boundaries - the team managed just five in their entire innings - as West Indies hung on to open their account. Mohammed ended with figures of 4-1-25-3.

Earlier, Anam Amin picked up 4 for 16 to wreck West Indies' top and middle order and keep the team to 103 for 8. West Indies' captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 40, while Hayley Matthews and Merissa Aguilleira provided 15 runs each. Taylor stoked five boundaries during her 49-ball knock; the rest of the team combined managed just one.

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  • Noel on March 18, 2016, 3:37 GMT

    In this match, Anisa Mohammed became the first player (male or female) to capture 100 wickets in T20 Internationals. I'm surprised that "ESPNCINFO STAFF" failed to mention this. Shahid Afridi is next with 95 wickets.

  • shahid on March 17, 2016, 23:07 GMT

    @SDAD1992, it's not only about converting 1s in to twos. She played so many dot balls while we were only 5 down and a few runs were left to the touch down. As long as she stayed at the crease, the asking rate went on to shoot upwards. She could at least swing at it in the end overs and in the process if she had lost her wicket,then we could have been better served by having Nida on the crease.

  • Kamran on March 17, 2016, 6:12 GMT

    Well played by Pakistan yesterday again Bangladesh now the pressure on India

  • ram on March 17, 2016, 5:43 GMT

    Player of the match should have been the bowler who took 4 wkts for west indies who won the match taking 4 vital wickets

  • syed on March 17, 2016, 4:14 GMT

    @zahidsaltin She isn't on a mission to save her wicket. She is not a hard hitter like Iqbal. But she is a very good runner. But Iqbal wasn't a better runner. She tried to convert 1s into 2s. But Iqbal wasn't well enough. In that time, Iqbal should have occupied strike for full over.

  • rob on March 16, 2016, 22:51 GMT

    This is where I find women's cricket hard to understand. How can you be only 5 down and fail to chase 108? Same with the absurd Bangladesh v India game. Bangladesh batted the whole 20 overs and barely made half of the Indian score. It was as if they realised they couldn't win from the outset. Boring.

  • Faisal on March 16, 2016, 21:11 GMT

    Sana is the Misbah of Pak Women's cricket.

  • Farooq Ahmad on March 16, 2016, 19:00 GMT

    Well done girls. Sana we are proud of you. You have changed the fate of women cricket in Pakistan. Its only under her captaincy and due to her all round performance that Pakistan has start competing with the good team. I think Javeria's injury was one of the major cause of Pakistan's defeat. I hope it is not very serious. She is the best batter in Pakistan squad after Bisma

  • Lee on March 16, 2016, 18:58 GMT

    Congrats to the WI ladies!!!

  • shahid on March 16, 2016, 18:20 GMT

    Sana Mir should have done better with all her experience. She bowled badly and then she batted us out of the match with coming in when you need to accelerate but she did tuk tuk as if she was on a mission to save her wicket only.

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