Half-centuries for Williams and Gajnabi but Pakistan Women ‘A’ Team win

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- West Indies Women ‘A’ Team lost the first 50-over match of the three-match series against Pakistan Women ‘A’ Team by 9 wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Rashada Williams (70) and Shabika Gajnabi (56) both struck half-centuries with the bat but it was not enough from stopping defeat.

After the match, Williams told CWI media she was happy with her scoring, “I can’t find words to express how I feel right now but it was a good day while batting. It was just for us (partnership with Gajnabi) to basically communicate, there were a lot of singles and bad balls would come so we just say we’d stick to our game plan… I think our bowling failed us (that’s where we lost the game) we bowled a lot of wides but we just need to go back to the drawing board and adjust so we can overcome for the rest of the series.”

Summarized scores: West Indies Women ‘A’ Team 179 FOR 8 IN 50 OVERS: Rashada Williams 70; Shakiba Gajnabi 56

Rameen Shamin 2 for 28; Anam Amin 2 for 29

Pakistan women 181 for 1: Javeria Rauf 86*; Nahida Khan 58

Shakiba Gajnabi 1 for 20

Pakistan women A team won by 9 wickets

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