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Taylor

Record-breaking Taylor seals series sweep for West Indies

Pak v WI, 3rd WODI, report

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West Indies warmed up for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 with a 3-0 sweep of Pakistan.

Stafanie Taylor, the West Indies skipper, brought up her seventh ODI hundred and became only the third woman to make more than 5000 ODI runs as she led her side to victory in the final match of the series.

Chasing a target of 226, she was unbeaten on 102, leading a recovery from 15/3 with Hayley Matthews (49) and Chedean Nation (51*). She also took one wicket.

Taylor began slowly, but picked up the pace after the wicket of Matthews. The unbroken fifth-wicket stand with Nation, who made her maiden half-century, was worth 128.

Taylor finished on 5060 career runs after the knock, making her only the third woman after India's Mithali Raj (7391*) and England's Charlotte Edwards (5992) to have more than 5000 runs in ODIs. 

At 30 years and 156 days, and taking 129 innings to get to the mark, she is both the youngest and the quickest in terms of innings to the milestone.

For Pakistan, opener Muneeba Ali propped up the batting with a half-century before Aliya Riaz (44* in 57 balls) gave the innings some impetus in the end.

Shakera Selman and Aaliyah Alleyne took two wickets each as Pakistan were restricted to 225/7.

The teams will next travel to Zimbabwe where they will play the Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

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