WI Women stumble

Hamilton, New Zealand – West Indies Women imperiled their chances of a semi-final spot when another faulty batting effort sent them crashing to an eight-wicket loss to Pakistan in a rain-hit affair at Seddon Park, yesterday.

Defending 89 for seven after the game was reduced to 20 overs, West Indies suffered heartbreak as the Pakistanis got over the line with seven deliveries to spare, for their first win at an ICC Women’s World Cup in 13 years.

Sent in, West Indies never really found their footing and only opener Deandra Dottin, who slammed 27 off 35 deliveries with five fours, showed any real intent.

In fact, she was only one of two specialist batsmen to reach double figures, captain Stafanie Taylor being the other with a painful 18 off 31 balls, as veteran off-spinner Nida Dar ran through the innings with four for ten to earn Player of the Match honours. (CMC)

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