Windies Women won early but Pakistan won when it counted, taking the three-match series 2-1 at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on Monday.

Pakistan Women drew level in their ICC Women’s Championship series against the visiting Windies with a dominant performance at the ICC Academy in Dubai. 

Deandra Dottin scored a half-century and took three wickets as Windies Women won the first of three ODIs against Pakistan by 146 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Windies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor said her team will not be taking Pakistan for granted as the two teams prepare to square off in three ODI matches in Dubai beginning on Thursday morning Jamaica time.

The Windies Women are back in Dubai after a 2-1 T20 International series win over Pakistan Women in Karachi over the weekend. 

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Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor was satisfied with the team’s batting effort after recording a comfortable 83-run victory over Sri Lanka on Friday.

After being accused of going missing earlier in the tournament, following subpar performances against Bangladesh and South Africa, the Windies top order got their act together in time to punish the Sri Lanka bowlers. 

Led by a belligerent 62 from opener Hayley Matthews and 49 from Deandra Dottin, the Windies put on 94 for the first wicket.

Taylor, who came to crease when the partnership was broken after Matthews’ dismissal, then added 41 from 25 balls to help the team post an unassailable 187.

In response, the Sri Lankan’s anchored by 44 from their captain Chamari Atapattu, were helped by some sloppiness in the field but still fell far short of making the match competitive after being dismissed for 104. 

“We came to the party with our batting, but I can’t say the same for the fielding.  We looked a bit ragged there,” Taylor said.

“We said that we just needed to apply ourselves out there spent some time at the crease.  The reason for winning the toss and batting was that I found that the pitch might be a keeping a bit low,” she added.

The Windies top order came to the party to post their highest Twenty20 International total of 187/5, and backed it up with a dominant performance on the field to wrap up an 83-run win over Sri Lanka in Match 16 of the ICC Women's World T20 and seal their spot in the semi-final. 

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Windies women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor pointed to the benefit of playing against South Africa in drawn One Day International and T20i series in the Caribbean when the defending Women’s World T20 champions were able to conjure up a 31-run win in a game the Windies were quite poor with the bat. 

Windies Women’s team skipper Stafanie Taylor has called upon the team to improve its performances at the crease, despite a 31-run win over South Africa in group A of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 on Wednesday.

In the end, a comfortable victory catapulted the Windies to the top of group A, with a second consecutive conquest.  Taylor’s career-best figures of four for 12 and a brilliant all-round fielding effort put the punctuation on a spirited Windies effort but for the second match in a row the team’s runs scoring effort seemed to have left the bowler with their work cut out.

The top order did not stick around long as top stars Hayley Matthews, Deadra Dottin and Taylor were all back in the pavilion with just 20 runs on the board and the team struggling at 4 for 29.

“We definitely need to improve in that area.  I find that the bowlers have been doing really well for us; so we just have to help out the bowling and put some runs on the board,” Taylor said.

“Tonight I think was one of those nights where the application wasn’t good, the shot selection wasn’t there.  I think if we could have been a bit more laid back and watched what the pitch is doing we would have been better off,” she added.

Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor has revealed she draw some motivation from an injury sustained midway a 31-run victory against South Africa in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 on Wednesday.

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