Pakistan crush West Indies by 8 wickets in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup opener | Sports


Pakistan began their World T20 campaign with an 8-wicket win © AFP

CANBERRA, Australia: In their opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Pakistan Women thrashed West Indies by an impressive margin of wight wickets on Wednesday.

Captain Bismah Maroof  put West Indies into bat after winning the toss and her bowlers restricted them to 124 for seven in the allotted 20 overs.

Then, the Women in Green achieved the target in 18.2 overs for the loss of only two wickets.

Bismah, leading from the front, scored an unbeaten 39 after openers Muneeba Ali and Javeria Khan made 25 and 35, respectively.

All-rounder Nida Dar also contributed a valuable 18 off 20 balls towards their victory.

Brief scores: West Indies 124/7 in 20 overs (Shermaine Campbelle 43, Stafanie Taylor 43; Diana Baig 2-19) lost to Pakistan 127/2 in 18.2 overs (Bismah Maroof 39*, Javeria Khan 34*, Nida Dar 18*; Stafanie Taylor 1-20) by 8 wickets.

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