CANBERRA: Armaan Khan scoring 43 runs helped Pakistan prevail over West Indies in a low-scoring Super Six encounter at the Drummoyne Oval. In a match in which almost everyone else struggled to score fluently, Armaan slammed two sixes and three fours in a 48-ball innings to guide Pakistan to the target with 2.1 overs to spare.
Pakistan's chase was faltering at the 30-over mark, they had plodded to 55 for 5, before Armaan and captain Urooj Mumtaz cobbled together a 61-run stand to revive their team's chances. The final touches were provided by Qanita Jalil, who hit a 13-ball 15.
Jalil took the first wicket of captain Merissa Aguilleira with an lbw in the fifth over. Two more wickets fell in the next seven deliveries as West Indies slipped to 3 for 16. Opener Stafanie Taylor top scored with 55, with only one other batsman making it past 12. West Indies could only muster an inadequate 132.
Pakistan's next match will be against Australia on Monday, while West Indies have a tough game against an in-form England on Tuesday.