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Pakistan has tasted victory in the Women’s World Cup played in Haminton, New Zealand on Monday. Pakistan beat West Indies by 8 wickets to register their first win of the tournament. Pakistan got this victory after 13 years in the history of the World Cup. Earlier, Pakistan had defeated West Indies by 4 wickets in the 2009 World Cup. After that Pakistan had to face defeat in 18 matches played in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022 World Cups.
Due to rain, this match was played in 20 overs. Pakistan won the toss and decided to field first. Batting first, West Indies team could score only 89 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. On the other hand, chasing a simple target, Pakistan’s team defeated West Indies by 8 wickets by scoring 90 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 18.5 overs.
West Indies got off to a bad start
West Indies got off to a bad start. Two wickets fell for 34 runs. Haley Mathews returned to the pavilion for 19 runs in 4.2 overs. At the same time, Diandra Dottin, who has scored 2 centuries in T20 cricket, was expected, but she too got out after scoring 27 runs. The entire Caribbean team could only score 89 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Nida Dar was the most successful bowler for Pakistan, who dismissed 4 batsmen for 10 runs in 4 overs in the match.
This is Pakistan’s first win in the tournament.
Pakistan achieved the first target 7 balls
Chasing the target of 90 runs, Pakistan’s team got 7 balls already by losing 2 wickets. For Pakistan, captain Bismah and Omaima Sohail remained unbeaten till the end and returned after giving victory to the team. Bismah remained not out after scoring 20 runs. So Omaima scored an unbeaten 22.
Pakistan still at the bottom of the points table
Pakistan’s team is at the bottom of the points table after the win. At the same time, West Indies are still occupying the third place after the defeat. West Indies have won 3 and lost 2 out of 6 matches played so far.