PAK-W vs WI-W 1st ODI Review: Hayley Matthews shines as West Indies outclass Pakistan in Karachi

Hayley Matthews smashed 15 boundaries and a maximum in her unbeaten 140 runs knock

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West Indies Women took on Pakistan Women in the first ODI at the National Stadium in Karachi on Thursday. West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. The visitors dealt an early blow in the form of Rashada Williams as she departed after scoring one run. Hayley Matthews was joined by Shemaine Campbelle and the duo steadied the wobbling taxi with elegant strokes all over the ground.

Both players stitched an impressive 102-run stand for the second wicket before Campbelle was dismissed by Tuba Hassan on 45. Hassan struck again by plucking out Staphanie Taylor in the same fashion. Chedean Nation fell prey to Nida Dar and West Indies were in dire need of resurgence. Chinelle Henry partnered with Matthews for a brief period and scored 23 runs. Aaliyah Alleyne got herself run out, courtesy of Hassan, and the Windies captain continued her lone assault.

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Matthews smashed 15 boundaries and a maximum in her unbeaten 140 runs knock as Pakistan picked timely wickets of her compatriots. The lower order could not resist the pressure and succumbed to some tight length at death Nashra Sandhu. As a result, West Indies posted a challenging total of 269 runs on board.

Pakistan could not recover after early collapse

Chasing a daunting target, Pakistan Women were off to a brisk start until Williams caught Muneeba Ali short of her crease. Pakistan witnessed their top order collapse in the blink of an eye as Sidra Ameen and Bismah Mahroof departed scoring one and seven respectively. Captain Nida Dar could only muster 19 off 27 in front of constrained lines by the bowlers. Fatima Sana and Najiha Alvi contributed an arduous 10 and 20 respectively.

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Hassan who starred with the ball, contributed with the bat too. She played with intent down the order and fetched 25 off 23. Matthews displayed her lethal best bowling at death and Pakistan bowed out after a struggle of 156 runs losing all of their wickets. Henry and Zaida James picked two wickets each and West Indies won by 113 runs.

 

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