LAHORE West Indies proved themselves as the best Twenty20 side at the ICC Womens Cricket Challenge when they defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the Twenty20 section of the tournament on Saturday, said an ICC press release. In the third place play-off, South Africa secured victory after they beat Pakistan by six wickets with six balls remaining. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat, managing just 93-8 in its 20 overs. Angelique Taai was the pick of the bowlers for the side, taking match figures of 3-9. South Africas reply saw a solid batting performance from the top order, with captain Cri-Zelda Brits (38 off 47 balls) and Trisha Chetty (21 off 20 balls) claiming the most runs to guide the side to success over Sana Mirs Pakistan. The West Indians made it to the finals of the Twenty20 by beating the Netherlands by 99 runs earlier in the day. Merissa Aguilleira had won the toss and chosen to bat in that match, posting a mammoth total of 191-4 in its allotted 20 overs with Stacy-Ann King top scoring with 81 off 47 balls and thus earning herself another Player of the Match award. Another poor performance with the bat saw The Netherlands innings include five run-outs, which inevitably cost the team the game. Carlijn de Groot was the highest run scorer with 22 of 31 balls, while the side were all out for a mere 92 runs. The ladies from the Caribbean moved on to the finals against Sri Lanka, which had won both its matches on day one of the T20Is to qualify for the final, and it was with ease that Aguilleiras side defeated Shashikala Siriwardenes team by eight wickets and with 56 balls to spare. Having won the toss, Sri Lanka elected to bat on what appeared to be batter-friendly wicket but the West Indies bowling attack came charging in with Tremayne Smartt bowling Sajeewani Galagedera out for a duck in the fifth ball of the match. Polgamola Kumarihami, who tried to hold the innings together, managed a 26-run partnership with Suvini de Alwis and later a 21-run partnership with Sandamali Dolawatta before she was dismissed in the eighth over by the talented King. Sri Lanka went on to lose wicket after wicket, the West Indian bowlers proving too good for them, finishing with a paltry 83-9 at the end of its 20 overs. West Indies made quick work of the Sri Lankan bowling attack, with Juliana Nero (28 not out) and Deandra Dottin, who made a quick-fire 39 off 22 balls, helping their side to an eight-wicket victory and top spot in the tournament. West Indies Sherwin Campbell was delighted with the win: This is our favourite format of the game, the team seem to take to it very easily and I am happy they could produce a win today. Finally, in the fifth place play-off Ireland claimed its first win of the T20Is when it beat the Netherlands by 42 runs. Ireland came out positive and when Ciara Metcalfe won the toss and chose to bat first, Nikki Symmons did well to score 86 off 48 balls, steering her side to an imposing target of 179-5 at the end of its allotted 20 overs. Netherlands made a promising start when Miranda Veringmeier contributed to two 50-run partnerships with Carlijn de Groot and captain, Helmien Ramboldo. Their dismissals and the slow run-rate of 6.85 an over, when the required run-rate to win was 8.95, meant that the team was never going to make the required target and finished its innings with 137-4. For some of the teams the ICC Womens Cricket Challenge was its first taste at playing against five different teams outside of the ICC Womens World Cup and the ICC Womens World Twenty20, and the coaches involved have been grateful for the opportunity to develop their players in the event. Ireland coach Stephen Moreton said: This event is hugely important - I dont think the womens game can grow if it doesnt happen regularly. Score Summaries: At NWU1: West Indies beat Netherlands by 99 runs. West Indies 191-4, 20 overs (King 81; Hannema 1-17, Kornet 1-31). Netherlands 92 all out, 19.5 overs (de Groot 23; Mohammed 2-11, Munroe 1-9). At NWU2: Pakistan beat Ireland by 5 runs. Pakistan 111-6, 20 overs (Abidi 39; Delany 2-16, Garth 2-17). Ireland 106-7, 20 overs (Garth 20; Dar 2-9, Iqbal 2-16). Final at NWU1: West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. Sri Lanka 83-9, 20 overs (Kumarihami 20; Smartt 1-6, King 1-8). West Indies 85-2, 10.4 overs (Dottin 39; Siriwardene 1-15, Kaushalya1-25). Third/Fourth play-off at NWU2: South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets. Pakistan 98-3, 20 overs (Khan 34; Taai 3-9, van Niekerk 2-13). South Africa 94-4, 19 overs (Brits 38 not out; Dar 2-15, Imtiaz 2-18). Fifth/Sixth play-off at Witrand: Ireland beat Netherlands by 42 runs. Ireland 179-5, 20 overs (Symmons 86; Braat 1-28, Lanser 1-36). Netherlands 137-4, 20 overs (Veringmeier 60; Garth 1-18, Delany 1-23).