Windies crush Pakistan in the super over

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Windies crush Pakistan in the super over

West Indies players celebrate a wicket. ©ICC

Windies crushed Pakistan in the super over to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3 match series.

The Southend Club in Karachi witnessed an exhilarating tie in the regular play which forced the super over.

The hosts Pakistan showed a tremendous spirit and discipline on the field as they restricted the free-flowing Windies batters. This was a huge improvement from their performance yesterday.

Hosts Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat as both the teams named unchanged squads for the second game.

Pakistan had a dismal start to their inning as they lost the opener Sohail off Selman for duck in the first over. The skipper Bismah Maroof joined experienced Javeria Khan and they started to adopt a cautious approach to prevent further damage.

First boundary of the inning came in the fourth over and that settled the nerves in the hosts' camp. The experienced pair kept rotating the strike while dispatching the oddball to the boundary. Maroof along with Khan added 59 in 58 deliveries before Maroof was dismissed by Fletcher for 31(34) in the eleventh over. Just four deliveries later Dottin removed Khan for 26(28). Suddenly the hosts found themselves in a spot of bother as they fell from 61-1 in 10.3 overs to 63-3 in 11.3 overs.

On the contrary, the departure of these set batters proved as a much-needed catalyst to the Pakistan inning as Nida Dar and Iran Javed played next three overs with calculated caution while keeping the scoreboard moving. Dottin clean bowled Javed for 18(17) in the sixteenth over, when the hosts were at 90.

Aliya Riaz joined Nida Dar for the last four overs and quickly took charge of the inning. Dar hit a glorious six off Mohammed which gave the necessary boost to Pakistan. Last over of the inning was the most effective for Pakistan as they scored 17 runs off Connell.

Riaz remained unbeaten on 23 off 13 deliveries with three boundaries and Nida Dar scored 25 off 24 deliveries with one six and a four. The hosts posted a fighting 132 in 20 overs.

Having 133 to win, Windies batters Dottin and Knight began the inning. Dottin continued her blistering form as she scored two boundaries in the first over. After the first over Pakistan bowlers tighten the grip as Windies batters found it difficult to score the runs quickly. Deandra Dottin was the first to fell in the sixth over off Amin. Campbelle and Knight 54 runs for the second wicket when Knight was caught short of her crease in the fifteenth over. At this stage, the guests were at 84 and they needed 49 off 33 deliveries.

In the very next over Amin trapped Nation in front of the stumps for 13 and the match seemed to swing in the favour of the hosts. McLean was next to fall as the veteran Sana Mir lured her out of the crease and the keeper Nawaz did the rest. Well set Campbelle lost her wicket at 41 in the penultimate over off Anwar.

It came down to the final over in which the hosts needed 13 runs to win the match. The first ball of Nashara Sandhu was fumbled on the boundary and the next two balls went for 3 and 2 runs respectively. The skipper Aguilleira stepped out of her crease but stumped. Needed 3 runs off the last delivery Henry glanced the ball to fine leg and scampered for two runs to tie the game.

After an exhilarating tie, Windies come out to bat. Sana Mir to Dottin and first ball was a boundary pressure onto bowler. The consecutive deliveries were dot balls and then Dottin again came to the recuse with two massive sixes and finished the over with 2 runs, giving Pakistan 19 runs to win off 1 over.

Selman was appointed to bowl the super over. Aliya Riaz yorked on the first bowl, followed by Irum Javed who got off the mark. Nida Dar on strike, a lofted shot and straight to the fielder. Windies Women won in the super over and the series by 2-0.