August 30, 2011
West Indies women looking to go two up today

West Indies will be looking to go two up in the series, when they meet their Pakistani counterparts in the second One Day International of their four-match series, today at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field.{{more}}

The regional women went ahead last Sunday, with an uncomplicated eight wicket win over their opponents.

Player of the Match Anisa Mohammed took 5 for 5 from 10 overs, six of which were maidens, the best figures by a West Indian bowler in a Women’s ODI.

Then Barbadian Deandra Dottin, who batted at number four, spanked 36 not out and Jamaican opening batter, Stafanie Taylor 24 not out, to lead West Indies Women, in a disciplined all-round effort.

Both Dottin and Taylor came together after the losses of Vincentian Juliana Nero and Jamaican Shanel Daley for 7 and 9 respectively, and shared in a 55-run third wicket stand, which saw the West Indies home and dry at 83 for 2, in 19. 3 overs.

Pakistan, sent in to bat, crumbled under Mohammed’s left arm bowling from the Media Center end, to be dismissed for 82 in 40.5 overs.

Mohammed, the West Indies Vice -captain accounted first for the wicket of Hasan caught behind by Captain and fellow Trinidadian, Merissa Auguillera.

Mohammed, the other half of her twin sister, Alisa, also had Abidi who top scored with 26, which effectively started the slide.

Marima Iqbal, Nida Dar, and Batool Fatima were also victims of Mohammed’s spin bowling.

Two good pieces of good out cricket, both run-outs, first from home girl Nero, then Guyanese Tremayne Smartt, backed up the efforts of Mohammed with the ball.

Nero uprooted Bismah Maroo’s stumps from mid-off and Smartt did the same to Masooma Junaid from deep midwicket.

The other wickets to fall went to Smart, Daley and Shermaine Campbelle.

Match three and four are set for Thursday and Saturday, also at the Arnos Vale venue.