Pakistan beat West Indies by 82 runs, clinch T20I series

  • Green Shirts thrashed the Windies in first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at National Stadium on Sunday
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West Indies: 123- 10 (19.2 Overs)

Pakistan: 205 – 3 (20 Overs)

KARACHI – A 119-run second-wicket stand between Babar Azam (97*) and Hussain Talat (63) helped Pakistan set a record 206-run target for the out-of-sorts West Indies, who mustered up just 123 runs and lost the second T20I at National Stadium Karachi by 82 runs.

With that defeat, Pakistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, rendering Tuesday’s final match a dead rubber.

The hosts had handed their Caribbean guests a welcome to forget in the opening T20I on Sunday, defeating them by a massive 143 runs.

The Sarfraz-led squad won the toss and batted first in the Monday’s match.

The match started at 7:30 pm.

Pakistan team remain unchanged. West Indies have been dealt another blow, with their bowler Veerasammy Permaul ruled out of the remaining games after suffering an ankle injury during the opening match.

In the first T20I on Sunday, Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 143 runs to record the joint-highest score in the shortest format of the game, with the previous best also being 203-5 against Bangladesh in 2008, also in Karachi.

West Indies is the first international team to visit Karachi since the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.

Second Innings

– Muahmmad Nawaz draws first blood; Andre Flectcher returns to pavillion 

First Innings

– Asif Ali out, Shoaib Malik in

– Talat Hussain returns to pavillion


– Talat Hussain smashes his maiden 50 on 32 balls

– Babar Azam scores 50 on 30 balls

– OUT! 1.4 Rayad Emrit to Fakhar Zaman

What is the series schedule?

The first T20I match will be played between Pakistan and West Indies on April 1, second on 2 and third on April 3 respectively.

What is the venue of Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I?

Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I will be played at National Stadium in Karachi. All the three matches in the series will be played in the same stadium.

What time does Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I start?

Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I begins at 08:00pm PST (03:00 PM GMT). The coverage of PAK vs WI 1st T20I will begin on the broadcasting channel from 08:30pm PST. The toss will take place at 8:00pm PST.

Where can one watch live matches of the series?

Pakistan vs West Indies matches will be broadcast on PTV Sports, Ten Sports, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD in English commentary.

How can you watch online live streaming of Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I?

Pakistan vs West Indies T20I series live streaming will be available on dailypakistan.com.pk. You can also catch live scores, live updates on dailypakistan.com.pk

Squads

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.

West Indies: Jason Mohammed(c), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Odean Smith, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.