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5th T20I (N), Karachi, May 03, 2024, West Indies Women tour of Pakistan
(18.2/20 ov, T:135) 136/2

WI Women won by 8 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
78 (59) & 1/24
Player Of The Series
205 runs • 7 wkts

Hayley Matthews' 78 helps West Indies finish series 4-1 against Pakistan

Pakistan collapsed around Sidra's 48 to lose seven wickets for 37 and eventually post 134

Danyal Rasool
Danyal Rasool
West Indies clinched the T20I series 4-1 against Pakistan, Pakistan vs West Indies, 5th T20I, Karachi, May 3, 2024

West Indies clinched the T20I series 4-1 against Pakistan  •  PCB

West Indies 136 for 2 (Matthews 78, Campbelle 33*, Iqbal 1-24) beat Pakistan 134 for 8 (Ameen 48, Muneeba 25, Fletcher 3-17) by eight wickets
Hayley Matthews ended her dream tour of Pakistan as she started it, with yet another commanding performance as West Indies coasted to an eight-wicket win in Karachi. Smashing 78 in 59 balls, the West Indies captain made light work of Pakistan's first innings total of 134, with the visitors getting there with ten balls to spare. West Indies won the series 4-1.
West Indies demonstrated Thursday's indifferent performance was an aberration, and were right on it from the moment they won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat. Pakistan started brightly with a 38-run opening partnership in five overs, and after Qiana Joseph cleaned up Ayesha Zafar following a 16-ball 22, Sidra Ameen and Muneeba Ali went about rebuilding effectively. By the 12th over, the hosts sat pretty at 84 for 1, ostensibly set up for a big finish.
But, led by legspinner Afy Fletcher, West Indies engineered an almighty Pakistan collapse. Only Rameen Shamim, whose late unbeaten 11-ball 16 got Pakistan past 130, managed double figures after the top three. Pakistan lost seven wickets for 37 runs as Fletcher, Joseph and Matthews all cashed in, strangling the innings until Shamim's final-over flourish. Sidra top-scored for Pakistan with a 52-ball 48.
But West Indies had the momentum, and never truly ceded it. Matthews started cautiously once more, allowing Rashada Williams to inflict the early jabs. Sadia Iqbal got rid of her in the fifth over, but that brought out Shemaine Campbelle, who, together with Matthews put together a 103-run partnership, terminally ending any Pakistan hopes of another consolation win. Towards the second half of that innings, Matthews seemed to be finding boundaries at will, 11 of them sprinkled throughout her innings as she surpassed 50 and helped her side hurtle towards what suddenly looked like an inadequate target. Campbelle, meanwhile eased along for an unbeaten 33 off 35, happy to play second fiddle at a master in full flow.
Pakistan did manage to get Matthews out one final time in the series, Nashra Sandhu knocking her stumps back. But by then, West Indies needed just seven to win, and Matthews' work was done.

Danyal Rasool is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent. @Danny61000

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