CHENNAI: England engineered Pakistan’s ouster from the women’s World Twenty20 with a 68-run win in a one-sided Group B match here on Sunday.
Pakistan needed to win the contest to remain in the race for semi-finals, but their defeat sent West Indies into next stage of the tournament.
It was England’s fourth consecutive win while Pakistan won two and lost two matches. West Indies finished second in the group with three wins.
England posted a challenging 148 for five, built around skipper Charlotte Edwards’ unbeaten 77.
Along with fellow opener Tammy Beaumont (37), she gave a flying start to her team as they raised a 68-run stand in quick time.
Charlotte lost a few teammates from the other end but she kept scoring at a good pace, steering the side to a winning total.
Pakistan’s off-spinner Nida Dar took three wickets for 21 runs in her four overs while pacer Asmavia Iqbal took the other two wickets.
England were impressive when they came out to defend the total as they bundled out Pakistan for a mere 80 runs in 17.5 overs.
Only four Pakistani batswomen managed double-digit scores with Nida Dar’s 16 being the highest.
Laura Marsh took three wickets and conceded only 12 runs in her four overs.
Brief Scores: England Women: 148 for 5 in 20 overs. (Charlotte Edwards 77 not out, Tammy Beaumont 37; Nida Dar 3/21).
Pakistan Women: 80 all out in 17.5 overs (Nida Dar 16, Nahida Khan 15; Laura Marsh 3/12).