Deandra Dottin destroyed Pakistan in the very first women’s ODI, played at the Dubai International Stadium, with a dominant 96 and 3 for 14. Her all-round brilliance brought Pakistan a 146-run run and West Indies two championship points.
West Indies secured the victory after Pakistan lost 9 to 24 and was dismissed in the chase of 217 for 70. Javeria Khan had captained instead of Bismah Maroof, who had beaten a jaw on the jaw, on the eve of the match.
Dottin’s contemptuous all-round show followed a prolific T20I series in which she hit 158 runs and took three wickets. On Thursday, after West Indies had brought in power for 25 for 1, she was able to escape from the difficulties. Dottin’s opening partner Kycia Knight was thrown in the sixth game by Sana Mir for an 18-ball duck.
However, Dottin found support from returning captain Stafanie Taylor, who had opted out of the T20I series in Karachi, West Indies had won 2-1. They preferred the team fifty on the 22nd, and in the next quarter, Dottin broke away to crush Umaima Sohail for 11 runs.
The pair stood on a 146-run stand, West India’s fifth highest among the ODIs. They attacked off-spinner Nida Dar and left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu in the 37th and 38th above, before Kainat Imtiaz moved up to 40th place in mid-tempo with Taylor Sidra Ameen in a year.
Dottin had eight-eighths and two six-squares muscles on her 139-ball strike, but was denied by Imtiaz, who ended up with 3 for 49, a hundred * out of 9 balls, pulling West Indies beyond 200.
In the answer, Pakistan worked for 70 in 29.5 overs. After losing Sidra Ameen in the second round for a duck, Nahida Khan, the other opener, scored the highest score with a 47-ball-23. However, she had to retire injured after being hit on the visor of her helmet.
Soon after, Dottin on March 17 pushed the batsman Sohail No. 4 for a golden duck, sparking a complete collapse. After Aimen Anwar decided not to hit himself after suffering a hamstring injury during West Indies’ innings, Pakistan’s hunt came to a premature end.
Like Dottin, Afy Fletcher made a major contribution to the script for Pakistan and won 3 for 17 in 8.5.