Reigning Asian Games gold medalists Pakistan found out the hard way that it is a whole different ball game at the top level of international women’s cricket, as the West Indies followed up their 3-1 ODI series victory with a T20 clean sweep at the National Stadium in Grenada.
West Indies won the first two matches with relative ease. As they had in the ODIs, Pakistan once again simply failed to score quickly enough, totalling just 74-9 in the 1st game and 95-7 in the 2nd, allowing their hosts to cruise to victory on both occasions with wickets and balls aplenty in hand.
In the final T20 Pakistan at last found some form – Sana Mir taking 4-14, with only Kycia Knight (49) making it out of double-figures, as West Indies were restricted to 88 and found themselves all out off the penultimate ball of their 20 overs.
After a sluggish start to their reply (12-2 after 5 overs) Pakistan finally found the gas in the middle overs to bring them to within touching-distance of a Duckworth-Lewis adjusted victory. But needing just one run to win off the last two balls of the final over, they instead lost their heads, as Sana Mir and then Sania Kahn were both run out – and it was the West Indies that won the resulting Super Over to take the series 3-0.