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Matthews stars as Pakistan fail in T20 World CupTAZAA News

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Paarl, South Africa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 19th Feb, 2023 ) :West Indies captain Hayley Matthews said a strong finish in the Women’s T20 World Cup campaign has given her hope for the future of the sport in the Caribbean.

West Indies beat Pakistan by three runs at Boland Park in Pearl to complete their group games with two wins from four.

Although reaching the semi-finals is virtually impossible for the West Indies, Matthews said the World Cup was a turning point.

They ended a 15-match T20 losing streak when they beat Ireland in their previous game and showed character in the win over Pakistan, defending a total of 116 for six that Matthews said was “20 runs short”. . “We have to be special on the field. We talked about putting our bodies behind the ball,” he said.

The Western Isles have been plagued by injuries during the tournament, particularly to long-time star Stephanie Taylor, and Matthews admits they haven’t played well with the bat.

“When we get back home, we have to get back on the training ground. We have a lot of young players in our squad and with the growth of our young players we are moving in the right direction,” added the skipper.

Mathews was inspirational in the field on Sunday, taking a stinging early catch and then taking two for 14 with his spinners as Pakistan could only manage 113 for five.

It was a bittersweet day for Pakistan veteran Nida Dar, who took two for 13 in four accurate off-spins to equal former West Indies player Anisa Muhammad’s record of 125 wickets in Women’s T20 Internationals.

In reply, Pakistan scored 27 runs but could not lead their team to victory.

As a result, England, who won three games in three games, made it to the semi-finals.

Pakistan still have a mathematical chance if they beat England in their final game and India, who are currently in Group Two, lose against Ireland, who are yet to win a match.

“This is a very important game for us,” Pakistan captain Bisma Maruf said.

“We have played good cricket and we will try to continue to do so.” The batsmen found it difficult to score on the slow pitch and there were just nine boundaries in West Indies’ innings and eight when Pakistan batted.

Brief Scores: West Indies 116-6 in 20 overs (R. Williams 30; Nida Dar 2-13) v Pakistan 113-5 in 20 overs (H. Matthews 2-14) Result: West Indies win by 3 runs Toss: West India

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