Pakistan women defeated the West Indies women by 12 runs in the third and final T20I at the Southend Club, Karachi.
This was Pakistan’s second victory over the Windies in 12 matches. Pakistan’s only other against the 2016 ICC Women's WorldT20 champions had come in Guyana in September 2011.
The victory coincided with Sana Mir's 100 T20I, with the Pakistan all-rounder becoming the sixth player overall and first Asian to reach the landmark. The list is headed by Deandra Dottin of the West Indies, who has played 110 matches. She is followed by Suzie Bates of New Zealand (108), England’s Jenny Gunn (104), and Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies and Ellyse Perry of Australia (both 102).
Sana celebrated the day with the wickets of Shemaine Campbelle (nine) and Chinelle Henry (12) to finish with figures of two for 21 as the West Indies, chasing 151 to sweep the series, finished at 138 for eight. With 84 wickets, Sana sits fourth in the list of most successful bowlers in T20Is.
Deandra Dottin, who had steered the West Indies to victory in the Super Over on Friday by scoring 18 runs, once again finished as the top-scorer with 46. Natasha McLean (26) and Chedean Nation (19) were the other notable scorers, while Anam Amin finished with three for 34. Pakistan wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz also had a good day with three stumping to her name.
Earlier, bating first, Pakistan posted 150 for six – their highest total of the series and second highest overall – with Nida Dar hitting her second T20I half-century. The 32-year-old hit five fours and two sixes in a 40-ball 53 and added 67 runs for the fifth wicket with Aliya Riaz, who finished with a 23-ball 24 with one four and a six.
Upfront, Omaima Sohail (28), Javeria Khan (10) and captain Bismah Maroof (19) showed urgency with the bat and provided Nida and Aliya a platform from where they could flex their muscles as Pakistan added 47 runs in the last five overs.
The visitors won the series by 2-1 and both the sides will now travel to Dubai where they will play three ODIs on 7, 9 and 11 February.
Nida Dar, Player of the Match and overall Player of the Series said, “There is a unity in our team despite winning and losing and that reflected in our game during the T20I series. In my innings today, I played according to the role given to me and thankfully executed it well. I am looking forward to featuring in international leagues if no Pakistan international match is played during that time.”