Bowlers help Pakistan win T20I series 2-0 against West Indies


KARACHI: Pakistani bowlers bowled brilliantly to help Pakistan win three-match T20I series 2-0 against West Indies here at National Stadium. 

Brandon King’s 67 went in vain as Pakistani bowlers made impressive comeback in the game to hand nine-run victory to their team. He smashed six boundaries and three maximums. Nicholas Pooran made run-a-ball 26.

Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Wasim Jr bagged two wickets each while Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf shared a wicket each.

Earlier, Shadab Khan accelerated Pakistan’s score in the end as they put up 172-8 in the second match.

Mohamamd Rizwan once again provided a good start to Pakistan single-handedly after losing his opening partner Babar Azam earlier. He scored 38 off 30 balls including four boundaries and a six.

Haider Ali supported Rizwan strongly by scoring 31 runs off 34 balls including four boundaries.

Iftikhar smashed two sixes and a boundary to score 32 whereas Shadab remained not out for 28 laced with three sixes and a boundary.

For West Indies, Odean Smith bagged two wickets while Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Romario Shepherd, and Hayden Walsh shared a wicket apiece.


Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bat first


Pakistan (XI): Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (W), Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi

West Indies (XI): Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (W), Brandon King, Sharmarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Dominic Drakes, Oshane Thomas, and Hayden Walsh