Pakistan won second victory of the Women’s World Cup with a four-wicket victory over the West Indies at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney. Almas Akram was in inspired form for Pakistan as she took three for seven to reduce the West Indies to 24 for four early in their innings.
Stafanie Taylor’s scored 55 and helped the West Indies rebuild before Anisa Mohammed’s late order resistance pushed them up to 132 for nine in 50 overs as she finished 12 not out. Pakistan then found themselves struggling at 55 for five early in their run chase due to some good bowling from the West Indies.
But an unbeaten 43 from 48 balls by Armaan Khan helped turn things round as Pakistan secured the victory with 13 balls to spare. “I am very happy with my performance,” said Almas. “This was my best bowling performance in my bowling career so far. “Our team performance was extremely good and we never felt under pressure, even though the West Indies are more experienced.”