In a gripping encounter, the Pakistan women’s cricket team faced a heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of West Indies by a mere five runs in the third T20 International, conceding the visitors an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match t20i series.

Despite a promising start to their chase of 133 runs, Pakistan’s hopes were dashed as they encountered a collapse in the final overs, losing wickets at crucial intervals. Opener Sidra Ameen showcased her prowess with brisk boundaries, forming a resilient 64-run partnership with Ayesha Zafar. However, the momentum shifted dramatically after Zafar’s departure in the ninth over, marking the onset of Pakistan’s downfall.

Ameen emerged as the top scorer for Pakistan with a commendable 63 off 58 deliveries, but her dismissal triggered a flurry of wickets as Pakistan succumbed to pressure. West Indies’ Shamilia Connell held her nerve in the crucial last over, securing victory for her team despite conceding a boundary off the final delivery.

West Indies skipper Hayley Matthews played a pivotal role in her team’s triumph, notching her second consecutive half-century with a sublime 68 off 49 balls. Matthews, along with Shermaine Campbelle, resurrected the innings after an early struggle, forging a vital 89-run partnership.

While Rashada Williams faltered as West Indies’ new opening pair, falling early to Fatima Sana’s disciplined bowling, Pakistan’s bowlers struggled to contain the onslaught. Fatima Sana managed to claim two wickets for Pakistan, while Tuba Hassan and Nida Dar chipped in with one wicket each, but their efforts fell short in preventing West Indies from clinching a commanding victory.

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