West Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor led her team to another series win, with an 11-run victory over Pakistan Women in the second T20I in Grenada. The West Indies bowlers first restricted Pakistan to 95 for 7 in 20 overs, and the hosts were cruising at 91 for 3 in 17.4 overs when rain intervened and they were declared winners by the D/L method.
Put in to bat, Pakistan were confined to another sub-par total, after their 74 for 9 in the first T20, as five out of six West Indies bowlers conceded at less than six runs per over. Medium-pacer Deandra Dottin led the charge again with figures of 3 from 20, accounting for top-scorer Nain Abidi (35), Asmavia Iqbal and captain Sana Mir. Pakistan were led by Abidi until the 17th over as wickets tumbled around her. The only notable partnership came between her and No. 4 Bismah Maroof as the two put on 44 runs in nine overs. But once Maroof was dismissed by offspinner Anisa Mohammed, the visitors lost another four wickets for 23 runs in the last seven overs. Only three Pakistan batsmen managed double-digit scores.
West Indies lost Hayley Matthews early in the chase before Dottin joined Taylor and the duo put on a steady stand of 43 runs in 9.2 overs before Dottin was stumped for 19 off Nida Dar’s offspin. Dar struck again in her next over to dismiss Britney Cooper for 3, but Taylor hurtled along with an unbeaten 43-ball 48 before rain interrupted, and West Indies took an unassailable 2-0 lead. Taylor was named the Player of the Match for the third time on the tour.