Hayley Matthews Dominates with 141 As West Indies Sweeps ODI Series Victory Over Pakistan

Hayley Matthews showcased her batting prowess yet again, scoring an impressive 141 runs off 149 balls in Karachi, leading West Indies to a commanding victory over Pakistan in the third ODI.

The Pakistani batting team faltered throughout the chase as her second century of the series proved to be too much for them.

Hayley Matthews Dominates with 141 As West Indies Sweeps ODI Series Victory Over Pakistan

Pakistan’s 190 all out (Muneeba 38, Alleyne 2-10, Matthews 2-26) was defeated by West Indies 278 for 6 (Matthews 141, Sandhu 3-54) by a margin of 88 runs.

An energized West Indies team won the third ODI with a resounding victory because to Hayley Matthews’ 141, which came after her undefeated 140 in the series opener. The triumph completed a perfect sweep of Pakistan.

On a somewhat turgid surface in Karachi, she drove West Indies to 278 as Pakistan’s bowlers found it difficult to claim wickets. Pakistan could only muster a meek response, with Muneeba Ali scoring the most with 38 as they were eliminated for a pitiful 190. With figures of 2 for 26 in eight overs, Matthews made sure her contribution was all-around as an 88-run victory was assured.

Though there was no danger in the game from the moment Matthews won the toss and chose to set a target, this was a dead rubber anyhow. The captain took the lead and applied pressure to Pakistan’s bowlers, putting instant pressure on Fatima Sana and Nida Dar’s opening attack. Although Nashra Sandhu, the first-change spinner and attack weapon, gave an early breakthrough (3 for 54), it was little more than a roadblock for a West Indies side that was simply too strong.

After a 101-run partnership for the third wicket between Matthews and former West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, Matthews reached her fifth ODI century and her second this series. Matthews drove home the visitors’ advantage by hitting 19 fours in a row as Taylor rotated the attack. Pakistan, on the other hand, only managed 21 during the whole innings. Sandhu’s two wickets in the 46th over, which removed Taylor and Chinelle Henry, came far too late. Aaliyah Alleyne’s undefeated 20 from 12 balls enabled their team to reach 278.

In Pakistan’s response, there was a lot of talk but not much action. Shamilia Conell and Henry knocked out openers Sadaf Shamas and Sidra Ameen’s stumps, and although Muneeba and Bismah Maroof combined 45 for the third wicket, the run-scoring was just too slow to worry the visitors. Those forty-five runs were made in 69 balls, and Karishma Ramharack eventually got Maroof out. The game was permanently ended by Matthews’ two goals, which eliminated captain Nida Dar and top scorer Muneeba Ali.

Fatima Sana and Aalia Riaz formed a new alliance, but by this point the game was only a formality. West Indies scored runs at regular intervals, and Alleyne’s twin strike in the 48th over put an end to Pakistan’s innings. A five-game T20I series between the two teams will now take place, all of which will be played in Karachi.

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