Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed star as West Indies Women go 2-0 up
Spinners dominate as Pakistan Women collapse from 60 for 2 to 120 all out
West Indies Women 121 for 2 (Matthews 49, Kyshona Knight 39*) beat Pakistan Women 120 all out (Muneeba 37, Mohammed 4-27, Matthews 2-17) by eight wickets
Hayley Matthews' all-round brilliance and Anisa Mohammed's four-for helped West Indies Women comprehensively beat Pakistan Women in the second ODI and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series in Antigua. Matthews and Mohammed combined to pick up six wickets between them to restrict Pakistan to a paltry 120, after which the former made 49 as West Indies hunted down the target within 32 overs. Spinners cemented their dominance as Mohammed, Matthews and Karishma Ramharack wrecked Pakistan's line-up. A 47-run partnership between Muneeba Ali and Omaima Sohail briefly stopped the slide, after Pakistan lost Ayesha Zafar and Javeria Khan within the first five overs. But once Ramharack dismissed Sohail, the trio combined to wipe out the remaining batters as the visitors collapsed from 60 for 2 to 120 all out. Mohammed, who holds the record for taking the most four-fors in women's ODIs, added one more to take her tally to 13, as she claimed 4 for 27 in 9.4 overs.
West Indies then got off to a strong start in the chase as Matthews and Kyshona Knight added 65 for the opening stand. Matthews struck nine fours during her 49 off 58 balls. Although both Matthews and Kycia Knight were both run-out, Kyshona Knight and Deandra Dottin completed the job for the hosts, with eight wickets and 113 balls to spare.
"I'm really happy to be able to contribute to a team win," Matthews told CWI media after the win. "Going out there we had a goal of restricting them for under 180 or so and I think we did a fantastic job.
"I just wanted to spend some time, obviously we know it was a low sore we were chasing and as batters it was probably the best time to get our confidence up and just spend some time at the crease. I fell one short of a half-century but still happy with the performance and the win."