Pakistan to chase 286 runs against West Indies

LONDON: West Indies have set a target of 286 for Pakistan in Women’s cricket World Cup 2017 match on Tuesday. West Indies are the latest challenge for Pakistan, though both teams know reaching the semi-finals is no longer a possibility. Pakistan skipper Sana Mir said: “It is extremely important for us to finish this tournament on a strong note.” West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor: “We know how important these games are. We definitely want to win them and go home on a high.” Sana believes that her side must be at their best to finish as high in the standings as possible. Pakistan elimination was confirmed on last Saturday, when they suffered a heavy loss to New Zealand, at Taunton, their fifth defeat of the competition. In patches, they have proven to be a match for any team, though consistency remains the next step for the side as they look to build on their competition experience. That is something captain Sana Mir who played her 100th ODI on last Saturday is hoping to achieve, starting at Grace Road today, Tuesday. “It’s extremely important for us to finish this tournament on a strong note,” said Sana. “We started off with a strong game, then things started slipping off, so it is extremely important to finish well,” adding, “We have to be patient with the team. Not having Bismah Maroof around makes things tougher as a batter.”