LEICESTER (Web Desk / APP) – West Indies defeated Pakistan on Tuesday in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 match by 19 runs (Duckworth–Lewis method) after setting a target of 286 in 50 overs.
Pakistan, who won the toss at Grace Road and put the Windies into bat, were looking for their maiden win as they had five consecutive losses in their world cup bag.
The target was reduced to 137 in 24 overs in the rain-hit match, and the Green Shirts could score only 117 runs for the loss of three wickets in their limited quota of overs.
Earlier, Pakistan skipper Sana Mir said: “It’s extremely important for us to finish this tournament on a strong note.”
She said that her side must be at their best to finish as high in the standings as possible. Pakistan’s elimination was confirmed on last Saturday, when they suffered a heavy loss to New Zealand, at Taunton, their fifth defeat of the competition.
West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said: “We know how important these games are. We definitely want to win them and go home on a high.”
Pakistan: Ayesha Zafar, Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan, Iram Javed, Nain Abidi, Sana Mir*, Sidra Nawaz†, Asmavia Iqbal, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Yousuf, Diana Baig
West Indies: HK Matthews, Kycia A Knight, SR Taylor*, CN Nation, DJS Dottin, MR Aguilleira†, Kyshona A Knight, SF Daley, ASS Fletcher, AK Peters, A Mohammed
Player of the match: DJS Dottin (West Indies Women)
Umpires: S Redfern and L Rusere (Zimbabwe)
Match referee: SR Bernard (Australia)
Reserve umpire: CA Polosak (Australia)