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April 26, 2010
West Indies 88 for 6 (Dottin 28, King 25, Yousuf 3-10) beat Pakistan 84 (Daley 4-6) by 4 wickets
West Indies women extended their winning run in the lead up to the World Twenty20 tournament, putting it past Pakistan by four wickets in a close scrap in St. Kitts on Monday.
The hosts struggled to chase down Pakistan's under-par score of 84, but middle-order batsmen Deandra Dottin and Stacy-Ann King struck calm 20s to ensure that that they prevailed with two balls to spare. Their contributions came after left-arm spinner Sadia Yousuf wrecked the start of the chase with a fine spell of 3 for 10 in four overs, to leave West Indies stuttering at 35 for 3.
Dottin and King then combined to add 29 runs, before the floodgates opened once again. Qanita Jalil struck twice with the score on 77, but it was too little too late for the visitors. The 19-year-old Dottin struck four fours and a six in her 28 off 23 balls while King hit two sixes in her unbeaten 25 off 19 balls.
The win was set up by a stifling spell from left-arm medium-pacer Shanel Daley, who returned exemplary figures of 4-0-6-4. Cordel Jack and Tremayne Smartt chipped in with two wickets each to keep Pakistan under constant pressure, as only three batsmen went past single figures.
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