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89/7 (20)
90/2 (18.5)
PK-W won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Nida Dar
 
That is all that we have for you from Seddon Park in Hamilton for today, but what this Pakistan win means now for India is the chance to beat Bangladesh tomorrow and go to 3rd in the table and create a better opportunity to make the semi-finals. But with the kind of impressive cricket Bangladesh Women have played so far, there is no reason for India to take them lightly. We will join you again for that match tomorrow from Seddon Park itself, so stay tuned to Sportskeeda! For now, this is the pair of Pratyush and Bidipto, saying good bye! 
MATCH SUMMARY

West Indies Women, batting first - 89 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs (DLS method); Deandra Dottin 27 (35)
Pakistan Women, batting second - 90 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 18.5 overs (DLS method); Muneeba Ali Siddiqui 37 (43)

Pakistan Women beat West Indies Women by 8 wickets (DLS method).

Player of the Match: Nida Dar [4-0-10-4]

Pakistan Women have created history by winning their first ODI in New Zealand and also by winning for the first time in World Cups in 13 years. With this win, Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has also become her team's highest run scorer in Women's ODI World Cups. 

The match seemed unlikely to happen with the kind of rain there was earlier in the day but the untiring efforts of the groundsmen were to be thanked, as we managed to get a 20-over-a-side match. 

The West Indies found it tough to get going against the Pakistani spinners and could not keep the scoreboard ticking over. The experience of Nida Dar and Anam Amin proved too much for Stafanie Taylor's side, as the spin duo picked up 4 wickets between them, giving away only 16 runs in their 8 overs combined.

Chasing 89, Pakistan began cautiously but capitalized later on with Muneeba Ali Siddiqui playing a more than handy knock at the top of the order in her first ODI World Cup game, setting up a fantastic run chase. The intent from Pakistan to score runs and keep the scoreboard ticking over, was praiseworthy indeed. But what was even better, was their running between the wickets to take quick and sharp singles, almost every over. In the end, Bismah Maroof, along with, Omaima Sohail, took Pakistan home quite comfortably, with bold, positive batting. 

For the West Indies, the bowling lacked discipline and the fielding lacked intensity. They were not quite up for the challenge today as the runs were being scored regularly against them. 

The West Indies are still 3rd in the standings but have only one match left to play, that too against South Africa, who are playing fantastic cricket themselves. Pakistan now have put their first points on the board and made like a little easier for teams like India and England. 
Pakistan Women captain, Bismah Maroof: A great effort by all the girls to get this big win. We wanted to enjoy the game and focus more on the process than the result. With the bat, we absorbed pressure and made sure that we did not let the asking rate get the better of us. Muneeba played really well in her first match and then Omaima finished the job for us. We will now take the momentum forward into out next match.

West Indies Women captain, Stafanie Taylor: We spoke about getting 125 runs on the board but I guess 110-115 would have done, but unfortunately we could not bat well enough to get there. We could not rotate the strike with the bat as often as we should have in this tournament. We won't take anything away from Pakistan though, Nida Dar and Anam Amin were highly impressive. We now have to just go out there and win against South Africa. 

Nida Dar (Player of the match): We knew there was a rain forecast all day. We were eager and ready to play and needed a win. (On Dottin's wicket) I was only thinking of bowling well against a dangerous and senior campaigner. I played my role today, so I'm happy. As senior campaigners, we know we are the role models to the team. As a senior, we have to do well under pressure situations. (On her celebration) My favorite players are Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Shah, that's why I celebrate like them. Hopefully, this is an inspiration for all the girls. We all wanted this win. This one is for the Pakistan fans watching at home.
Pakistan Women have ended their 18-match losing streak in World Cups and have registered their first points on the board in this edition! They win by 8 wickets with 7 balls left. 
19.0
18.5 Shakera Selman to Omaima Sohail, PAKISTAN HAVE THEIR FIRST WIN! They have ended their 18 games losing streak in the World Cup. The last time they won a World Cup game? Against the West Indies, in 2009. Fullish and straight, Sohail heaves it over the infield on the leg-side and gets across to complete the job for her side. She shares a hug with her skipper, as their side gets a well-deserved win in this contest. All smiles in the Pakistan camp. Not so much for the West Indies. It's an upset that could have implications on the rest of the points table. Pakistan Women won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
18.4 Shakera Selman to Omaima Sohail, good length in the channel outside the off-stump, Sohail looks to push at it but is beaten on the inside edge, no run
Only one run to get! 
18.3 Shakera Selman to Bismah Maroof, kept it full around the off-stump, Maroof drives it straight to mid-off to take off for another single. A fumble from the fielder means she's made it with ease. Pakistan have put pressure on the fielders all day long! 
18.2 Shakera Selman to Bismah Maroof, full length to angle it across outside off, Maroof creams a drive along the turf into the covers, no run
18.2 Shakera Selman to Bismah Maroof, wide. A frustrated groan from Selman. Misses her mark, sprayed on the wrong side of the tramline 
Another quick single! Great running between the wickets! 
18.1 Shakera Selman to Omaima Sohail, into the block hole around off-stump, miscued drive off the toe-end towards mid-off. Sohail manages to scamper across and put in a dive to get to the other end
Pakistan have been impressive in this run chase. They ensured that the runs were always coming according to the asking rate, after the first over which turned out to be a maiden. The fielding from the West Indies too has helped Bismah Maroof and her team but the runs taken by running well between the wickets have also put pressure on the fielding. 4 runs to win from 12 balls. 
18
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86 /2 score
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0
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cricket bat icon Bismah Maroof
19 (27)
cricket bat icon Omaima Sohail *
20 (24)
cricket ball icon Deandra Dottin
0 /7
17.6 Deandra Dottin to Omaima Sohail, back of a length around off, pulled firmly to deep mid-wicket for a single. Pakistan are now just one hit away from their first victory in the tournament. 
17.5 Deandra Dottin to Omaima Sohail, looking for the yorker but its a low full toss, driven back to Dottin, no run
17.4 Deandra Dottin to Omaima Sohail, on length outside the off-stump, driven square to backward point, no run there