Women's World Twenty20 2016: West Indies avoid upset against Pakistan

West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor
West Indies only hit six fours in their innings - and Stafanie Taylor hit five of them
ICC Women's World Twenty20 Group B, Chennai:
West Indies 103-8 (20 overs): Taylor 40, Amin 4-16
Pakistan 99-5 (20 overs): Bismah 22, Mohammed 3-25
West Indies won by four runs
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West Indies avoided an upset as they beat Pakistan by four runs in their Women's World Twenty20 opener.

Skipper Stafanie Taylor (40) anchored the Windies' innings of 103-8 in Chennai, but lacked support as left-arm spinner Anam Amin took 4-16.

Captain Sana Mir nearly saw Pakistan home but fell in the final over.

There was also concern for Pakistan opener Javeria Khan, who was hit on the head by a Shamilia Connell bouncer and was taken off on a stretcher.

Wisden India journalist Himanish Bhattacharjee later tweetedexternal-link that Javeria had been taken to hospital for a precautionary CT scan, but was "OK".

England face Bangladesh in their first game on Thursday, also in Group B.

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