Pakistan outlast West Indies to take T20I series | Cricket News – World News

Pakistan outlast West Indies to take T20I series | Cricket News

Karachi: Pakistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after beating West Indies by nine runs in the second T20 International being played in Karachi on Tuesday.
for home team Mohammad Rizwani Top-scoring for the second match scored 38 runs to help Pakistan reach 172-8 before being bundled out for 163 in 20 overs.
The win gives Pakistan another series with the last game on Thursday in Karachi.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam praised Shadab Khan as the man of the match for his superb scoring.
“Shadab (with the bat) had a very good ending and then the bowlers also did well – especially Shaheen (Shah Afridi),” Azam said.
“The idea was to set a target and defend and play according to the conditions and the wicket.”
Brendan King He smashed a fluent 67 off 43 balls – his maiden T20I half-century – with three sixes and six fours, but the Pakistan bowlers found it difficult for the other batsmen to handle.
romario shepherd Tried to stop the inevitable by scoring 35 not out in 19 balls with the help of two sixes and as many fours, but failed to score the required 23 runs in the final over.
lanky pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-26), fellow fast bowler Mohammad Wasimi (2-39) and Haris Rauf (2-40) and spinner Mohammad Nawaz (2-36) shared the bowling honours.
With 61 needed from the last five overs, King smashed pacer Haris Rauf for a big six, but fell on the next ball while trying another maximum, was caught near the long-on boundary.
Nicholas Pooran (26 off as many balls) helped King put on 54 for the third wicket, but Nawaz was dismissed in the deep by a partnership with Pooran.
Odeon Smith hit a six and a four in his short stay of 12, before Shaheen dismissed him in the first ball of the 17th over and then dismissed Dominic Drakes and Hayden Walsh in successive deliveries.
West Indies captain Pooran admitted that silly mistakes were made during the run-chase.
“It was tough for us,” Pooran said. “It was a huge improvement from the first game but I thought we lost here because of silly mistakes. Irresponsible even myself.”
Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed (32) and Haider Ali (31) started well for Pakistan but failed to play big innings.
Captain Babar Azam failed once again, being run out at backward point from a quick single before being dismissed for just seven with a boundary.
Fakhar Zaman was also a flop for the second consecutive match when he was stumped for ten runs by Pooran off spinner Aqeel Hossein to beat Pakistan 38-2.
Rizwan, who hit four fours and a six in his 30-ball knock, added 48 runs for the third wicket with Haider but both fell to medium-pacer Smith, who was the bowlers’ choice with 2-24.
Iftikhar Ahmed hit two sixes and a four in his 19-ball knock, while Shadab hit three sixes and a four in his unbeaten 28 off 12 balls.
Those flamboyant innings helped Pakistan post 59 runs in the last five overs.
Pakistan retained the same XI from their first match while West Indies brought in spinner Hayden Walsh for Devon Thomas.

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