PAARL: In a Women’s T20 World Cup encounter at Paarl’s Boland Park on Sunday, veteran Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar tied a global record by keeping a tight rein on the West Indian hitters.
In their final group encounter, the West Indies were held to 116 for six in their 20 overs.
Dar equaled former West Indies star Anisa Mohammed’s record of 125 wickets in women’s T20 internationals by taking two for 13 in four precise overs of off-spin.
With a sluggish pitch, it was tough for the batsmen to score fast, and the innings featured just nine boundaries.
West Indies made a strong start, reaching 73 for one in the 13th over, but were unable to gain momentum in the later overs.
In the end, West Indies defeated Pakistan by three runs to close their group matches with two victories out of four, making it a bitter-sweet day for Dar.
Dar got 27 runs while batting in Pakistan’s response, but she was unable to lead her team to victory.
There were just nine boundaries in the West Indies innings and eight when Pakistan batted due to the hitters finding it tough to score runs fast on a slow surface.
Pakistan finished with 113 for five despite consistently falling short of the needed run rate because to three boundaries in the final over.
With three victories in three games, the outcome guaranteed England’s qualification for the semifinals.
If Pakistan can defeat England in their semifinal match, they still have a mathematical chance to advance.
India, who is now second in Group Two, loses their final game to an unbeaten Ireland team.