Highlights, West Indies vs Pakistan, third T20I in Guyana, Full cricket rating: Match deserted as a consequence of rain
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2nd T20I report: Pakistan survived Nicholas Pooran’s late blitz to beat West Indies by seven runs within the second Twenty20 on Saturday and go 1-0 up within the four-match collection.
Left-handed Pooran smashed six sixes and 4 boundaries however his unbeaten 62 off 33 balls may carry the West Indies to solely 150-4.
Pakistan was put into bat first and scored 157-8 with captain Babar Azam (51) and Mohammad Rizwan (46) persevering with to attain closely up entrance.
Jason Holder grabbed 4-26 and Dwayne Bravo bought the wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman off successive deliveries as Pakistan misplaced six wickets for 23 runs of their final 4 overs.
Rizwan and Azam mixed in a 67-run second wicket stand earlier than Rizwan was run out within the fifteenth over.
Holder returned within the seventeenth over and Azam was out caught behind after a tv referral. The Pakistan captain walked off the sector in disbelief.
The West Indies power-hitters couldn’t mount a cost in opposition to the skilled offspin of Hafeez, who conceded simply six runs off his 4 overs and clean-bowled Andre Fletcher along with his second supply.
Legspinner Shadab Khan (0-22) additionally gave away only one boundary that strangled the West Indies run chase on a gradual pitch.
“We had been 10-15 runs brief, however our bowlers bowled very effectively, and I feel we must always give them credit score,” Azam mentioned. “Hafeez confirmed his expertise within the powerplay and as captain it happy me so much.”
When Ewin Lewis needed to retire harm as a consequence of cramps after scoring 35 off 33 balls, West Indies nonetheless wanted 82 runs off the final six overs.
Whereas Kieron Pollard couldn’t discover boundaries in opposition to the tempo, Pooran timed the ball effectively and hit his sixes in opposition to quick bowlers Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali.
“I believed the best way the bowlers bounced again exhibits we’re in step with the ball,” Pollard mentioned. “On the finish of the day we may have taken a number of extra singles … there are issues we proceed to have a look at, and it’s all about enchancment because the video games go on. We had been on the shedding finish right this moment, however all hope isn’t misplaced.”
The primary T20 was washed out in Barbados on Wednesday. Guyana hosts the remaining two T20s on Sunday and subsequent Tuesday, adopted by a two-test collection in Jamaica.
With inputs from AP
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