Deandra Dottin hits ton for Windies in win

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 12, 2017

Deandra Dottin's spectacular unbeaten century helped the West Indies put gloss on a disappointing International Cricket Council Women's World Cup campaign as they won a rain-affected match against Pakistan.

The 26-year-old - who became the first woman to hit a ton in a Twenty20 global during a World T20 match against South Africa in 2010 - helped West Indies post 285-4, her innings of 104 not out from 76 balls containing 12 fours and three sixes.

Pakistan is slated to begin their chase as the Windies go for their second win of the tournament.

By this point, Pakistan had reached 117-3, which was 20 short of the par score they needed to be at.

The rain that caused the game to start 55 minutes behind schedule and continued to drizzle during West Indies' knock then forced a lengthy delay, with Pakistan set a revised 245 from 38 overs for victory upon the resumption. West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said: "We know how important these games are.

We had been struggling to get some runs so it's really good to be able to do that", said West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, who made 90. "We should counteract their bowlers", she added.

Dottin, who had posted 17 fifties in ODIs before Tuesday's match, broke her hundred duck in her 99th innings, reaching the milestone from 71 balls with a six over long-on.

Taylor, who came to the middle after the end of the first over, put on 87 runs for the third wicket with Chedean Nation.

Nahida fell for 40, while Wadood ended on 58 not out.

Pakistan's sixth straight defeat leaves them rooted to the foot of the table, behind Sri Lanka, the side they face in their last match in Leicester on Saturday, on net run rate.

That proved vital when Nahida was bowled by Anisa Mohammed, and when the rain fell as Iram Javed spooned a catch to Nation - again off Mohammed - Pakistan was short of the DLS target to stay winless in the competition.

"We know Pakistan's usual team". Pakistan skipper Sana Mir said: "It's extremely important for us to finish this tournament on a strong note". "We definitely want to win them and go home on a high".

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