Player-of-the-Match Deandra Dottin narrowly missed out on a second One-Day International hundred as West Indies clobbered Pakistan by 146 runs in a one-sided opener of the three-match ICC Championship series here yesterday.
Opting to bat first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the Windies overcame a stumble at the start to post 216 for five off their allotted 50 overs, with the right-handed Dottin stroking 96 off 139 deliveries.
Captain Stafanie Taylor, returning to the squad after opting out of the preceding Twenty20 Internationals in Karachi, scored 58, while Shemaine Campbelle chipped in with an unbeaten 26.
Seamer Kainat Imtiaz led the hosts’ attack with three for 49 from her nine overs.
In reply, Pakistan never challenged as Dottin returned with her sharp medium pace to take three for 14, while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher grabbed three for 17, to send the innings tumbling to 70 all out in the 30th over.
Nahida Khan top-scored with 23 before retiring hurt at 46 for one in the 17th over and her departure saw Pakistan collapse quickly, with number 11 Aiman Anwer also unable to bat because of injury.
Dottin had earlier taken centre stage with her 19th one-day fifty as she and Taylor set up the innings nicely for the visitors.
The second match of the series is tomorrow at the same venue.