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All-round Pakistan clinch series, surge up ICC Women s Championship table

Sidra Ameen s 52 and three-wicket hauls from Diana Baig and Nashra Sandhu set Pakistan up with a four-wicket win over West Indies in a cliff hanger finish to the third ODI match at the ICC Academy, handing Pakistan a 2-1 series victory on Monday.With chasing down the target of 160 in 47.2 overs, Pakistan have moved into the top four of the ICC Women s Championship table, pushing West Indies and England down a place to fifth and sixth position respectively.As West Indies opted to bat, their opener Kycia Knight was dismissed for a duck in the very first over by pacer Baig. Their captain Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin injected some momentum by putting on a 34-run partnership before the latter s run-out for 28.Taylor continued with support from Shemaine Campbelle and the duo put up a crucial 52 by the end of 12 overs.However, the match turned its table when Campbelle was stumped off for 26, which opened the remaining batting line-up. Chedean Nation (3), Natasha McLean (2) and Chinelle

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