Taylor's unbeaten hundred leads Windies Women to five-wicket win over Pakistan Women

By July 07, 2021

West Indies Women captain, Stafanie Taylor scored an unbeaten century and took three wickets to guide the West Indies to a five-wicket win over Pakistan Women and take a 1-0 lead in their CG Insurance ODI Series at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Taylor, the Player of the Match scored 105 from 116 balls and hit 11 fours and two sixes as the West Indies Women cruised to 209-5 from 47.5 overs, chasing Pakistan Women’s 205-9. It was Taylor’s sixth ODI century and she celebrated by signalling towards her teammates in the dressing room and raising her hands towards the heavens.

Taylor added a significant partnership sixth-wicket partnership of 42 with Britney Cooper to see the team home. After coming together at 167-5 in the 43rd over, they put on the unbroken stand during which Cooper played some breathtaking strokes over the off-side as she ended on 17 not out off 21 balls with three fours.

Earlier, Taylor was also excellent with the ball as she took 3-29 from her 10 overs to help restrict the Pakistan batters. Nida Dar top scored with 55 and there were worthwhile contributions from openers Muneeba Ali and Ayesha Zafar, who scored 36 and 46, respectively, and featured in an opening stand of 70 before the former was run out.

Anisa Mohammed took 2-31 and there was a wicket each for Shamilla Connell and Shakera Selmon

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