WI Women lose 3rd T20I

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts,  CMC – West Indies Women were setback in their preparations for the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, when Pakistan Women crushed them by eight wickets in their third and final T20I on Thursday.

The Windies Women were restricted to 105 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs, and the Pakistani Women replied with 102 for two to win with seven balls to spare at Edgar Gilbert Sports Complex.

Cordel Jack led the way for the Windies Women with 46, after they were sent in to bat on a hard, true pitch. No other Windies Women’s batter scored more than 20.

Pakistan Women’s captain Sana Mir was her side’s best bowler with three for 17 from three overs.

Opener Sajjida Shah then anchored the Pakistan Women to victory with five fours in 51 from 54 balls.

West Indies Women have been placed in Group-A of the Women’s T20 World Cup with defending champions England, arch-rivals Australia, and sports rivals South Africa.

Pakistan Women have been drawn in Group-B alongside 2009 runners-up New Zealand, as well as fellow Asian sides India and Sri Lanka.

The Women’s T20 World Cup opens next Wednesday. All of the group matches will be contested in St. Kitts before the semi-finals in St. Lucia on May 13 and 14, and the Final on May 16 in Barbados.

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