West Indies Women 125 for 6 (Kycia Knight 30*, Nation 28, Sana 2-18, Amin 2-31) beat Pakistan Women 103 for 6 (Dar 29, Mathews 1-13) by 7 runs (DLS method)
West Indies Women successfully defended their low total of 125 in a rain-affected second T20I against Pakistan Women to seal the three-match T20I series in North Sound on Friday. The hosts won the match via the DLS method, with Pakistan Women seven runs short of the par score of 110 when rain stopped the game with two overs remaining. Pakistan had five run-outs, with Nida Dar top-scoring with 28.
Having elected to bat first, West Indies rode on contributions from middle-order batters Chedean Nation and Kycia Knight, who hit 28 and 30 not out respectively, and injected urgency into the innings after coming together at 69 for 4 in the 14th over.
Knight and Nation stitched a 32-run stand from 26 balls for the fifth wicket, both hitting two fours and a six apiece. For Pakistan, Anam Amin and Fatima Sana picked up two wickets each, with the latter conceding just 18 runs from her four overs and also bowling a maiden.
Pakistan suffered early blows during their chase, with the top three back in the dugout with just 25 runs on the board. Hayley Mathews bowled Javeria Khan in the first over, while Javeria Rauf and Iram Javed were among the five Pakistan batters who were run-out. Pakistan's innings also featured rain interruptions and the worrying incidents of two West Indies players - Chinelle Henry and Nation - collapsing on the field and being taken to hospital.
Dar and Sidra Nawaz's partnership of 42 for the fourth wicket helped stabilise the innings, but it wasn't enough as rain interruptions threatened an early finish. Nawaz's dismissal for a 25-ball 17 sparked a mini-collapse, with Pakistan losing three wickets for 11 runs. Aliya Riaz (17* off 15) and Sana (8* off 6) showed intent at the end, but the rain came down just after the pair had taken 15 runs off Anisa Mohammed's 18th over, denying the game a potentially thrilling finish.