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WEST INDIES WOMEN WHIP PAKISTAN WOMEN FOR 2-0 ODI SERIES LEAD

West Indies Women surged to a 2-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan Women on Friday with an easy eight-wicket victory in the second match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

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Batting first after winning the toss, Pakistan Women were bowled out for a paltry 120 in 42.4 overs with off-spinner Anisa Mohammed taking four for 27 in 9.4 overs.

Karismaha Ramharack, another off-spinner,  supported well with two wickets for 27 runs from nine overs.

Mohammed got crucial breakthroughs with the wickets of Aliya Riaz (26), Sidra Nawaz (two), Diana Baig (two), and Nashra Sandhu (zero).

Opener Muneeba Ali top-scored for Pakistan with a career-best 37 off 63 balls. The left-hander hammered six fours before falling to Hayley Matthews, who also picked up the wicket of Nida Dar for 20 to finish with two for 17.

Matthews returned to hit 49, one short of her fifth career half-century as the West Indies chased down the 121-run target to win with 113 balls remaining. Matthews struck nine fours and faced 58 balls. She was also involved in a 66-run opening partnership with Kyshona Knight, who hit 39 not out.

The third ODI will be held at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Monday.

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