West Indies women join Australia at top of ICC Women’s Championship

Photo courtesy of ICC Cricket Council website

The West Indies women’s cricket squad joins mighty Australia at the top of the ICC Women’s Championships, following their third-straight win over Pakistan over the weekend.

Stafanie Taylor batted 98 not out as the West Indies women went on to a crushing 109-run defeat over Pakistan.Hayley Matthews went for a well-played 35 from 34 deliveries.

That Pakistan got to 182 for 5 in its 50 overs was thanks to the efforts of Asmavia Iqbal (44 not out in 43 balls) and Sana Mir (24), who added 75 in an unbeaten sixth-wicket stand over 81 balls. Earlier, Anisa Mohammed (2 for 30) and Shamilia Connell (3 for 32) had run through the top order, ensuring Pakistan could only progress at a crawl till the pair came together. Bismah Maroof, the fifth woman out, did her bit to keep things steady, but her 41 took 88 balls.

Tied at 16 points with Australia, they are well on their way for World Cup automatic qualification.

 

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