She takes 3 for 21 to fashion WI Women’s first T20I victory after seven (completed) matches
West Indies Women 136 for 6 (Matthews 32, Dottin 31, Dar 2-15) beat Pakistan Women 126 for 6 (Naseem 45*, Sana 24*, Connell 3-21) by 10 runs
Mathews had also contributed with the bat, scoring 32 in a 65-run opening partnership with Deandra Dottin. Although both Dottin and captain Stafanie Taylor fell to Dar, cameos from the returning Knight sisters and Chedean Nation hauled West Indies closer to 140. Sana, too, picked up two wickets and later struck three fours, but her all-round effort ended in vain for Pakistan.
Connell won the Player-of-the-Match award for his second successive three-wicket haul.
“It feels great,” she told the CWI media. “Coming off the last game I played in England I was Man of the Match also, so being able to start back my international series with a man of the match is a great feeling as well. My game plan was to just go out there and execute my areas hard and just try to contain as much as possible.”