Deandra Dottin smashes an unbeaten 90 as Windies crush Pakistan by 71 runs

Akshay Mhaskar
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Deandra Dottin in action. ©ICC

On the historic day where Pakistan hosted Windies on their home soil for the first time in T20Is, the Windies won the match by 71 runs.

It was a memorable day for Anisa Mohammad of Windies as she played her 100th T20I. In the absence of  Stafanie Taylor, the stand-in skipper Merissa Aguilleira led the guests at the Southend Club at Karachi.

The guests won the toss and elected to bat first.

Knight started the inning in style by dispatching the very first ball of the inning to the boundary. Dottin hit four runs off the very first ball she faced in the same over.

Dottin started her onslaught on Pakistan bowlers as she scored 10 runs off the second over. Her first six of the inning came in the third over as she cleared the boundary off the experienced Sana Mir.

First success for the Pakistan came in the fourth over as Sandhu had Knight caught at square-leg by Anwar. Campbelle made a cautious start to as she and Dottin found it difficult to score freely. The pair added only 17 runs in 4.5 overs before Campbelle was run out. By end of the ninth over, the guests found themselves at 53-2.

Chedean Nation joined Dottin to the crease, who was batting on 35 and looked comfortable. They steadily added 17 runs in the next three overs. In the thirteenth over Dottin brought her fifty off thirty nine balls by hitting a glorious six off Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof.

After a steady start, Nation joined the fireworks as the pair added 33 runs in the eighteenth and nineteenth over of the inning. She completed her fifty in the final over of the inning.

Windies finished the inning with 160-2 as Dottin 90*(60) and Nation 50*(35) added 103 for the third wicket.

Chasing a steep target of 161, Pakistan openers Javeria Khan and Sidra Ameen found it difficult to rotate the strike. The chase faced first stumble in the fourth over when Connell removed Ameen as Aguilleira took the catch. The Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof joined Khan and looked to steady the inning but the same combination of Connell and Aguilleira sent Khan back in the pavilion for 19(19).

From 32-2 the frail Pakistan middle order was exposed by the experienced Windies attack. The hosts were all out for 89 as the skipper Maroof fought alone with 38(37).

Connell and Selman led the Windies attack as took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Mohammed also assisted by claiming 2 wickets.

By completing an easy 71-run victory over the hosts Windies have taken 1-0 lead in the 3 match series.

Deandra Dottin was declared player of the match for her unbeaten 90 and 1 wicket.