CRICKET-PKW/WIW-Windies Women A narrowly beaten - 1st One-day match.

LAHORE -- West Indies Women A failed to ease concerns about the batting depth chart in the Caribbean, and Pakistan Women A inspired by a resolute 62 from Gul Feroza clinched a tense, eight-run win in the first One-day match of their series on Tuesday.

The Caribbean side were bowled out for 166 in 45.2 overs, replying to the Pakistanis' 174 all out off 49.3 overs in the match contested at the Ghani Glass Ground, and trail 1-0 in the three-match series.

A handful of West Indies Women A batsmen got starts, but none carried on - Shabika Gajnabi led the way with 29, their captain Rashada Williams made 27, opener Shunelle Sawh got 22, and Sheneta Grimmond added 20 - and wickets fell every time it appeared a partnership was building.

The visitors appeared on track for a strong finish when they reached 100 for two in the 24th over, but five wickets fell 24 in the span of 67 balls, and there was not enough gas left in...

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