Deandra Dottin produced her highest ODI score as West Indies women started their series against Pakistan with a 45-run win.
Opening the batting, Dottin pressed the gas early and eventually got to 132 from 146 balls before she was caught lbw to Anam Amin who ended with figures of 5/35.
Dottin’s innings helped West Indies to 253/8 in 50 overs.
Then, Hayley Matthews led the bowling attack with 3/31 as Pakistan were restricted to 208/9 in 50 overs.
Dottin won the Player of the Match award and told CWI Media, “My plan was to occupy the crease long, watch the bowlers and see how the pitch was playing and just go from there. Going through my mind was that I had to bat through the 50 overs or at least 40-45 overs in order for us to have a good total on the board, after the two quick wickets fell… to be honest, when I got to the half-century it was just to start fresh again (to get to the century) and get a high total for the team”.
The ODI series continues on Thursday at 1am before the final match on Sunday at 1am.
These matches are part of both teams’ preparations for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers to take place in Zimbabwe from November 21st.