Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Dottin's career-best 132 sinks Pakistan in opener. Dottin's century turbocharged West Indies to a total of 253, a score that Pakistan's batters seldom threatened of overhauling.
Dottin's century turbocharged West Indies to a total of 253, a score that Pakistan's batters seldom threatened of overhauling.
Deandra Dottin smashed a career-best 132 as West Indies began their Pakistan tour on a high, thumping the hosts by 45 runs in the opening one-dayer at the National Stadium, Karachi. Dottin's century turbocharged West Indies to a total of 253, a score that Pakistan's batters seldom threatened of overhauling.
Dottin was in the thick of action as soon as Sidra Nawaz invited the visitors to take first strike. She dominated a 44-run opening partnership with Rashada Williams before West Indies were pegged back by a pair of wickets either side of Kyshona Knight retiring hurt. Dottin then joined forces with Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies' revival, the pair putting on 119 for the third wicket in just 23 overs.
Matthews fell for 57 off 67 but Dottin powered on to complete her second ODI ton, a knock that was studded by 18 fours and two sixes. Dottin eventually fell LBW to left-arm spinner Anam Amin, who went on to complete a fifer keeping West Indies down to 253 when a bigger score seemed possible.
Pakistan, though, were behind the eight-ball in the chase once they slipped to 51 for 3 inside the 13th over with Shakera Selman landing two of those early blows. The middle-order troika of Kainat Imtiaz, Iram Javed and Aliya Riaz got starts but their innings were clipped just when they could have kicked on to make meaningful contributions. Matthews added three wickets to go with her half-century as West Indies cantered home to a comfortable victory in the first of this three-game series.
Brief scores: West Indies Women 253/8 in 50 overs (Deandra Dottin 132, Hayley Matthews 57; Anam Amin 5-35) beat Pakistan Women 208/9 in 50 overs (Aliya Riaz 46, Iram Javed 40; Hayley Matthews 3-31, Shakera Selman 2-35) by 45 runs.