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Matthews ton leads Windies Women to ODI series win over Pakistan Women

Published:Monday | July 12, 2021 | 9:34 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

Opener Hayley Matthews stroked her second One-Day International (ODI) century, as the West Indies Women defeated Pakistan by eight wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series in Antigua on Monday.

Matthews was not out on exactly 100, which came off 122 balls with 11 boundaries, as the home side made light work of their run chase, getting to 183 for two after Pakistan had made 182.

The right-handed Matthews shared in a second-wicket partnership with Brittany Cooper, who chipped in with 45 from 69 balls.

The duo added 106 runs after opener Kyshona Knight fell leg-before-wicket to Anam Amin for 18, with the score at 56 in the 12th over.

Matthews and Chedean Nation, who was unbeaten on 13 with two fours, saw the regional side home in 40 overs and a delivery.

Earlier, stand-in captain Anisa Mohammed won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat. That decision looked to be the right one, as the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals, thanks to some penetrative bowling from seamer Chinelle Henry and Mohammed herself.

After Shakera Selman bowled opener Ayesha Zafar for 10, Henry then rocked the top order by removing opener Muneeba Ali for 25 and captain Javeria Khan for 12 to leave the visitors in a spot of bother at 56 for three in the 16th over.

Mohammed then made her presence felt by ripping through middle and lower order to finish with three from 25 from 10 overs, while Henry claimed three for 37 from her eight overs.

There was a wicket apiece for Selman and Karishma Ramharack.

Mathews capped off a Player of the Match performance by picking up two wickets to go with her century.