Karachi (Agencies): West Indies women defeated Pakistan women by 71 runs in the opening T20I at Karachi’s Southend Club on Thursday.
Pakistan women were bowled out for a mere 89 runs in reply to Windies' total of 160-2.
Apart from skipper Bismah Maroof (38) and Javeria Khan (19), none of the other players in Pakistan team managed double figures. SS Connell took three wickets for the tourists.
The Windies team arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday, marking the resumption of women's international cricket in the country. "I think right now we are heading in the right direction when it comes to bringing back the cricket in Pakistan," Windies captain Merissa Aguilleira said at the trophy unveiling ceremony.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Irum Javed, Javeria Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper) and Omaima Sohail
West Indies: Merissa Aguilleira (T20I capt), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Natasha McClean, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman and Rashada Williams.
T20 series schedule
January 31 – 1st T20I, Southend Club, Karachi
February 1 – 2nd T20I, Southend Club, Karachi
February 3 – 3rd T20I, Southend Club, Karachi