KARACHI – Pakistan women beat West Indies women by 12 runs in the third and final T20 international at Karachi’s Southend Club on Sunday to avoid a series clean sweep.

Nida Dar smashed 53 off 40 balls included 5 fours and 2 sixes, as she helped propel Pakistan to 150-6 after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat.

Opener Umaima Sohail scored 28 while Aliya Riaz hit unbeaten 24.

On the other hand, West Indies opener Kycia Knight was bowled out to the second ball of the opening over by Anam Amin. The tourists were never allowed to dominate the innings courtesy of Pakistan’s disciplined bowling and fielding.

Anam Amin took three wickets and Sana Mir grabbed two wickets. Aiman Anwer, Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu claimed a wicket apiece.

Nida Dar was also awarded Player of the Series jointly with Deandra Dottin.

Windies women clinched the series 2-1 after beating Pakistan women by 71 runs in the opening T20 on January 31 and in the Super Over in the second fixture.