KARACHI – Deandra Dottin belted a couple of sixes and a four as West Indies stunned hosts Pakistan in the decisive Super Over, to win the second Twenty20 International and the three-match series with a match to spare yesterday.
The tourists had earlier clawed their way back into the contest in pursuit of 133 for victory, before Chinelle Henry (11 not out) and Afy Fletcher (one not out) scrambled two runs off the last delivery of the match, to level the scores.
Behind Dottin’s muscle, the Windies gathered 18 runs off their six deliveries and then claimed two Pakistan wickets inside the first three balls when they bowled, to pull off a dramatic win at Southend Club.
It was Shemaine Campbelle who propelled the Windies run chase, top-scoring with 41 off 44 balls while Kycia Knight struck 32 and opening partner Dottin, 22.
West Indies got a measured start as the left-handed Knight and Dottin put on 30 off 33 deliveries for the first wicket.
Dottin counted five fours in a 24-ball knock before becoming the first of left-arm spinner Anam Amin’s two wickets but Knight found an ally in Campbelle to add a further 54 for the second wicket.
While Knight faced 30 balls and counted two fours and a six, Campbelle stroked four fours and a six in a 44-ball stay at the crease.
Knight’s departure in the 15th over triggered a slide where five wickets tumbled for 45 runs, before the late drama unfolded.
Pakistan had earlier raised 132 for four off their 20 overs after choosing to bat, with captain Bismah Maroof top-scoring with 31, opener Javeria Khan getting 26 and Nida Dar chipping in with 25 not out.
Omaima Sohail fell without scoring in the first over but Javeria and Bismah put on a crucial 59 for the second wicket before Dar and Aliya Riaz, who smashed 23 not out off 13 balls, added 42 in an unbroken fifth wicket partnership.
The final match of the historic series is set for the same venue on Sunday.
Javeria Khan c Nation b Dottin 26
Omaima Sohail c McLean b Selman 0
*Bismah Maroof st Aguilleira b Fletcher 31
Nida Dar not out 25
Iram Javed b Dottin 18
Aliya Riaz not out 23
Extras (lb2, w7) 9
TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs) 132
Did not bat: Sidra Nawaz, Anam Amin, Sana Mir, Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu.
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-61, 3-63, 4-90.
Bowling: Selman 4-0-18-1, Connell 4-0-34-0, Dottin 4-0-26-2, MOhammed 4-0-30-0, Fletcher 4-0-22-1.
Kycia Knight run out 32
D Dottin c Sana Mir b Anam Amin 22
S Campbelle c Sana Mir b Aiman Anwer 41
C Nation lbw b Anam Amin 13
N McLean st Sidra Nawaz b Sana Mir 1
*+M Aguilleira st Sidra Nawaz b Nashra Sandhu 6
C Henry not out 11
A Fletcher not out 1
Extras (b1, lb2, w2) 5
TOTAL (6 wkts, 20 overs) 132
Did not bat: S Selman, A Mohammed, S Connell.
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-84, 3-97, 4-113, 5-117, 6-129.
Bowling: Sana Mir 4-0-24-1, Anam Amin 4-0-24-2, Aiman Anwer 4-0-22-1, Nida Dar 4-0-30-0, Nashra Sandhu 4-0-29-1.
Result: Match tied (West Indies won on super over)
Series: West Indies lead three-match series 2-0.
Umpires: Ahsan Raza, Rashid Riaz; TV – Asif Yaqoob.