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Javeria guides Pakistan to six wicket win over West Indies

SAINT LUCIA: Javeria Khan’s 90-run knock helped Pakistan Women beat West Indies Women by six wickets in the first one day international here, ARY News reports on Saturday.

Pakistan Women won the toss and chose to field first.

WI Women posted 222/9 in their 50 overs. Merissa Aguillera was the stand out batswoman for her team as she made an unbeaten 67 runs from 83 balls with the help of five boundaries.

Britney Cooper made 37 runs whereas skipper Stafanie Taylor made 27 runs for their side.

Sania Khan, Anam Amin, Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar all took two wickets for Pakistan while Sana Mir dismissed one batswoman as well.

Pakistan Women, chasing 223 to win, made 225 /4 in 48.1 overs. Javeria Khan made 90 runs from 131 balls which included seven boundaries. Nain Abidi made 31 runs from 37 balls.

Marina Iqbal made 23 runs from 37 balls whereas Nida Dar and Sana Mir made 19 and 14 runs respectively.

Javeria Khan was named the Player of the Match for her match-winning knock. The green shirts lead the five match series 1-0.

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik congratulated the women’s team over the win whereas several members of the team also tweeted on the team’s victory as well.

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