Pakistan beat West Indies by 9 wickets in first T20I in Dubai: As it happened

Pakistan were given a solid bowling start by Imad Wasim who picked a fifer and that proved enough for a 9-wicket win.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 24, 2016 12:38 am
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Pakistan dominated West Indies from start to finish – including the toss – to pick up a 9-wicket win in the opening T20I in Dubai. Imad Wasim was the pick of the lot for Pakistan to pick up five wickets and never leave any chance for the reigning World T20 Champions.

After winning the toss, Sarfraz Ahmed sent the Windies in to bat and Wasim struck in the very first over and never looked back. By the time he was done, West Indies were not even giving a contest at 48/8. That’s when Dwayne Bravo and Jerome Taylor provided some solidity to take the visitors over the 100-run mark. In the end, West Indies were in it by an inch with a 116 run target for Pakistan.

Samuel Badreee did give early glimmer of hope but that soon evaporated as Babar Azam and Khalid Latif steadied the ship and never gave West Indies much of a chance. It didn’t help that the Carlos Brathwaite led side made plenty of errors in the field.

Eventually Pakistan raced over the line with a fifty for Azam and their second consecutive 9-wicket win having done so in the only T20I in England too.

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Pakistan start the three match T20I series with a 9-wicket win – their second 9-wicket win in a row

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FIFTY for Azam! Not the best way to get it – with a misfield – but he’d take it. Next ball he sends for another four and Pakistan win by 9 wickets!

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Make that 8 runs to win as Latif picks the arm ball by Narine rather easily to send it for a SIX!

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Latif with a late cut and Pakistan go over the 100 run mark. Need 14 to win

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Pakistan need 19 runs with 9 wickets in hand with 7 overs remaining

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Latif joins in the act to pick up a full delivery for a down the ground four. Pakistan need 21 to win

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FOUR! Azam makes most of a bad delivery to send it for a boundary. Pakistan moving along nicely. 90/1

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Uh-oh! Misfield and then slightest touch at the rope sends the ball for a four. The humidity and the dew making things really difficult for West Indies

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At the end of 10 overs, Pakistan are 71/1 and need 45 to win

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West Indies defending 115 concede 19 in the 9th over – 0, 1, 1, 6, 4nb, 6

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SIX! Azam follows a four with a huge six and that’s a big over for Pakistan – 19 from it

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CHANCE and SIX! Azam pulls a short one and Taylor on the rope sees it go through his hands!

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Samuel Badree’s spell comes to an end. 4-0-1-27 as Pakistan reach 44/1 after 8 overs

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Dew playing a major role right now. Badreee bowling his last over needs a towel every ball

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Pakistan have slowed down but given the small target, they shouldn’t be under too much pressure. 40/0 after 7 overs

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Goodness that fall

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GONE! Sharjeel tries to play another late cut but gets cramped for room and is bowled for 22. Pakistan are 28/1

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SIX! First six of the inning goes 83 metres. And almost has a casualty. A spectator tries to catch it from inside but topples over almost hurting his neck in the process

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Badree’s googly is very well picked and cut away by Sharjeel. Beats the fielder and races to the ropes for a four

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Much better over for West Indies. Just one run coming off the third by Sunil Narine

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Slower ball by Taylor to end the over and Sharjeel latches on quickly to pull for a four. Pakistan are 15/0 after 2 overs

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Jerome Taylor is on from the other end and he starts by being hit for a boundary by Sharjeel

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Samuel Badree’s first over starts with a boundary from Sharjeel’s bat. Pakistan are 6/0

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Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif open for Pakistan.

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TARGET FOR PAKISTAN IS 116

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GONE! West Indies are all out for 115 as Tanvir picks his second. Bravo skies it and exits for a well deserved and face saving 55

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GONE! Tanvir goes round the wicket and yorks Taylor who departs for 21. WI are 114/9

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CHANCE! Taylor survives this time. His shot lands between keeper and third man. Run out chance also missed. West Indies are 112/8 with one over to go

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FIFTY! Bravo brings up his fifty with a six! Picks up a slower one to send over point. West Indies are 110/8

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CHANCE! Bravo skies it and Wahab can’t reach the ball. A very difficult chance

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West Indies reach the 100-run mark with a single by Taylor. From 48/8, Taylor and Bravo have been patient

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CLOSE! Run out chance goes begging! Single completed

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Three overs to go and West Indies are 98/8. Set batsmen in Bravo and Taylor in the middle

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Taylor moves a bit to the leg side and creates room on the off side to finely send it to the ropes for a four. Inching towards the 100-run mark

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Some indiscipline creeping into the Pakistan bowling. Multiple no balls now – now an overstepping by Wahab to open the 17th over

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Afridi wasn’t picked for this series and given how Pakistan are playing, it is hard for him to make inroads

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Five overs to go and West Indies are 71/8

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Bravo plays it off his legs with good use of his wrists to send the ball racing to the ropes for a four. West Indies are 70/0

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SIX! Bravo gets the reach of Tanvir’s delivery and sends it flying over the ropes. West Indies are 66/8

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End of the 13th over, West Indies 56/8, Jerome Taylor hit the first six of the innings

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12 overs gone, West Indies 48/8

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OUT! Suni Narine, run out by Khalid Latif, departs for a duck. WI 48/8

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Ahmed Shehzad hands Wahab Riaz to bowl his first over of the day as WI are reeling at 48/7

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Imad Wasim becomes Pakistani bowler to get a five-wicket haul in Twenty20 internationals

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GONE! Captain Carlos Brathwaite goes facing his second ball. West Indies 47/7

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BOWLED! West Indies in dire straits as Kieran Pollard is dismissed, the score is 47/6

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At the end of the ninth over, West Indies are 46/5

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Darren Bravo is into double digits – the first West Indies player to reach the mark. They’re now 39/5 after 8 overs

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At the end of the Powerplay overs, West Indies are 25/5

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GONE! Hasan Ali after being hit for a four strikes! Pooran, making his debut, gets an edge and is taken by Sarfraz behind the stumps. West Indies are 22/5

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Four overs gone and West Indies are 18/4. Wasim with 3 wickets and Nawas with one

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WICKET! This time another left-armer Mohammad Nawaz strikes. Johnson Charles is bowled and exits for 7. West Indies are 17/4

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After three overs, West Indies are 16/3. Imad Wasim is 2-0-8-3

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Samuels possible thought it was bat and then pad but replays and the sounds from it suggests the other way around. Fair decision

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ANOTHER ONE GONE! Samuels is caught lbw and he’s not happy. Slides through and the umpire raises his finger. West Indies are in a terrible state at the moment. They are reduced to 15/3

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GONE! Fletcher swings and misses the ball completely to be bowled. Wasim strikes once again. West Indies are 11/2

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Last ball of the second over produces the first boundary of the match. Sohail Tanvir with the number to his name

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Great first over for Pakistan. West Indies are 3/1 with Andre Fletcher the new batsman in

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GONE! Fifth ball of the match and Wasim strikes! Lewis gets a top edge and is taken on the ropes. WI are 3/1

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Right then! We’re underway! Left arm spinner Imad Wasim opens proceedings for Pakistan. Johnson Charles and Ervin Lewis in the middle for the West Indies

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Sarfraz Ahmed in the run up to the game and Chris Gayle’s absence: I don’t think that there is much of an advantage when it comes to T20 cricket when players have changed. True, they don’t have Chris Gayle but they do have some other good players. Our focus is to do well on the field. We finished on a good note in Manchester (against England earlier this month) and I hope we start on a good note here.

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TOSS: Pakistan have won the toss and they’re bowling first.

Mohammad Amir is out , Mohammad Nawaz is in. Umar Akmal makes a comeback.

For West Indies, Nicholas Pooran is making his debut

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West Indies XI: E Lewis, J Charles, A Fletcher, M Samuels, DJ Bravo, N Pooran, K Pollard, C Brathwaite, S Narine, J Taylor, S Badree

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Pakistan XI: Sharjeel, Khalid, Babar, Shoaib, Sarfraz (w/c), U Akmal, Nawaz, Imad, Sohail, Wahab, Hasan