CLEAN SWEEP

Hayley Matthews
Hayley Matthews of West Indies plays a shot during the first One-Day International cricket match against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
Associated Press/Fareed Khan
West Indies Women completed a clean sweep of their three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan Women with a six-wicket victory at the Pakistan National Stadium in Karachi recently.
Captain Stafanie Taylor hit her seventh One-Day International century and surpassed 5,000 runs in the format.
Chasing a target pf 226, West Indies recovered from a precarious position of 15 for three in the fifth over to get over the line with six overs remaining.
Player of the Match Taylor stroked an unbeaten 102 off 117 balls with 12 fours to notch her second hundred of the year, following her unbeaten 105 also against Pakistan Women five months ago in the Caribbean.
West Indies women cricket team’s skipper Stafanie Taylor, right and her Pakistani counterpart Javeria Khan pose for photograph with the trophy, at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. Associated Press/Fareed Khan

Chedean Nation hammered a breezy 51 not out off 67 balls with seven fours to record her maiden ODI half century while Haley Matthews struck a fluent 49 off 58 deliveries with eight fours, to sustain her form and clinch Player-of- the-Match series honors.

Muneeba Ali had earlier top scored with 58 off 88 deliveries while Aliya Riaz hit an unbeaten 44 off 57 balls as Pakistan Women gathered 225 for seven off their 50 overs after being sent in to bat.
New ball medium pace bowlers Shakera Selman (2-40) and Aaliyah Alleyne (2-41) finished with two wickets each.
West Indies Women endured a nightmare start, after losing the in-form Deandra Dottin for four to the first ball of the run chase by the LBW route before partner Rashada Williams followed in the fourth over for six.
However, the right-handed Taylor took command of the run chase, posting 88 for the fourth wicket with Matthews before putting on a further 129 in an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Nation.
West Indies Women will now travel to Zimbabwe to compete in the ICC World Cup qualifiers from Nov. 21 to Dec. 5.

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