Updated: March 27, 2017 1:25:31 am
Pakistan maintained their strong T20 form to notch up their fifth straight win in the format after a comfortable 6 wicket win over the West Indies. In the first T20 in Bridgetown, Pakistan restricted the hosts to 111 with the help of debutant Shadab Khan who finished with 4-0-7-3 and left the Windies in tatters. In reply, Pakistan faced some hiccups but with a small target to chase, cruised home courtesy Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam. This gives Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the four-match T20 series.
West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st T20 updates:
0105 hrs IST: Full delivery and Shoaib Malik with a comfortable and smooth cover drive for a boundary. Finishes off in style. Pakistan win first T20 by 6 wickets with 17 balls left
0104 hrs IST: Scores are level then with three overs to be bowled.
0103 hrs IST: SIX! Short of length by Brathwaite and Shoaib Malik is on to it like a flash. Middle of tha bat and it goes many a miles into the second tier for a massive hit!
0100 hrs IST: Sarfraz Ahmed is the new batsman in for Pakistan.
0059 hrs IST: GONE! Babar Azam departs for Pakistan. Slashes into the hands of the short third man delivery but he and Shoaib Malik have done just about enough to steady a wobbling ship.
0051 hrs IST: The required runs for Pakistan are now in the 20s. Should be a cruise from this stage provided they don’t collapse!
0044 hrs IST: Malik makes a move on and takes his score to 18 off 14 balls. Pakistan now need 36 more runs to seal the match. They still have seven overs to reach the target
0034 hrs IST: Babar struggling to get going. Just 10 runs off 19 balls and West Indies continue to put pressure with some tight overs
0027 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Pakistan in the ninth over of the innings. They need just 62 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series
0023 hrs IST: Shoaib Malik is the new man in. Pakistan need a calm head in the middle after three quick wickets, and Malik is the man to do the job for them
0021 hrs IST: WICKET! It was on the cards and it has worked for the West Indies. Hafeez goes for the wild slog – the release hit – but miscues it. Brathwaite takes the catch off his own bowling but collides with stumper Walton. Pakistan in some sort of bother at 49/3
0019 hrs IST: After two quick wickets, West Indies have slipped in a couple of tight overs to reduce the gap between runs required and deliveries left. Pakistan 47/2 after eight overs
0016 hrs IST: Equation: Pakistan need another 68 from the last thirteen overs. Hafeez and Babar are the two men out in the middle for the visitors
0012 hrs IST: End of the fielding restrictions. Pakistan collect 40 in the period and lose two wickets. West Indies were 34/1 at the same stage
0008 hrs IST: WICKET! One shot too many as Kamran Akmal fails to put the low full-toss away. Hits it straight to Lewis in the deep. Pakistan lose their second, 40/2
0003 hrs IST: Babar Azam is the new man in, he joins Kamran Akmal in the middle
0002 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball does the trick for Holder as Shehzad fails to get out of the way. Out caught-behind after scoring 13 off 13 balls. Pakistan 25/1
0001 hrs IST: Shehzad dances down the track and pulls it on the run for another boundary. Pakistan cruising in the chase at the moment
2356 hrs IST: Short from Narine and Kamran Akmal cuts it with force to the ropes. Easy pickings for the right-hander and he finds the gap with ease on that occasion. Pakistan 18/0 after three overs
2354 hrs IST: Early change as Sunil Narine comes into bowl now. Pakistan have it under control as they need only 99 runs off 107 balls
2352 hrs IST: Another over ends with a boundary as Pakistan remain on track in the modest chase. Not a bad way to start a long series. 13/0 after two overs
2349 hrs IST: Seam from the other end as Brathwaite introduces Jason Holder into the attack. Wickets hold key for the hosts as they don’t have many runs to defend
2348 hrs IST: Shehzad gets a boundary off the last ball and Pakistan collect seven from the opening over. Decent start to the chase by the visitors
2347 hrs IST: And we’re underway for Pakistan’s chase of 112 overs. Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal open for Pakistan with Samuel Badree bowling the first
2333 hrs IST: WICKET! Last ball of the innings, Holder goes big but fails to even clear the ring. Hafeez completes a regulation catch and West Indies end the innings at 111/8
2331 hrs IST: FOUR! Holder joins the act now. Pulls one, fielder misjudges in the deep and concedes a boundary
2329 hrs IST: He’s doing everything today. Brathwaite switches to left-hander’s stance in a matter of seconds but fails to make most of the switch. Tanvir is mixing it up well in the final over
2327 hrs IST: 14 runs coming from the Wahab Riaz over. With one to play, West Indies are 105/7. Skipper Brathwaite doing a fine job for the hosts in the middle
2325 hrs IST: WHACKED! Brathwaite stands and deliver. Short and he pulls it with incredible force. 100 up for West Indies in the 19th over of the innings
2324 hrs IST: Brathwaite gets down on one knee against the seamer and sweeps it away for a boundary. These are crucial runs for the West Indies. They are finishing well here
2320 hrs IST: West Indies would take anything over 100 today. They were off to a poor start, didn’t get going in the middle overs but are pushing towards a respectable total. Thanks to skipper Brathwaite
2316 hrs IST: WHAT WAS THAT? Brathwaite gives the Wahab delivery the charge and hits it like an overhead smash for a maximum. Some power behind the shot as it sails over the ropes
2314 hrs IST: WICKET! Short from Wahab, Pollard pulls but hits it straight to Imad Wasim in the deep. The fielder didn’t have to move an inch on that occasion. West Indies 74/7
2312 hrs IST: Brathwaite swings, against the wind, but fails to get enough distance there. Shehzad in the deep was interested, caught the ball but had to throw it back because the momentum would have taken him over the line. Two runs to Brathwaite, West Indies 74/6 after 16 overs
2310 hrs IST: We are into the last five overs of the West Indies innings now. The hosts in desperate need of fireworks as they need something for their bowlers to bowl at
2305 hrs IST: Debutant Shadab Khan’s figures of 3/7. His economy rate is the lowest for a debutant in this format. Fine spell by the 18-year-old in his first international match
2303 hrs IST: Concerned faces in the West Indies camp. Not the kind of start they would have wanted to the long series
2301 hrs IST: If West Indies continue to operate in this fashion, this match is going only one way – Pakistan’s way. Listless batting performance by the hosts and full marks to the visitors for disciplined bowling
2255 hrs IST: FOUR! Pollard smashes this one towards deep midwicket and Imad gives his 100 percent as he attempts to save the boundary but unfortunately his back leg touches the line.
2253 hrs IST: Another good over by Shadab as he just concedes two runs from his third over. West Indies need some big overs from here to put a defendable total. Brathwaite and Pollard have to hit some big hits.
2250 hrs IST: DROPPED! Kamran Akmal misses out an opportunity as Pollard gets a life-line. Kamran dives across, brings both his hands under the ball but misses it while he lands down.
2246 hrs IST: WICKET! Hasan Ali traps Powell in front. West Indies now need a special effort to even reach the 100-run mark
2242 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, West Indies in deep trouble at 44/5. With not much batting to follow, all hopes rest with Kieron Pollard now
2239 hrs IST: WICKET! Shadab continues to impress. Narine slog sweeps but finds Imad in the deep. Narine again didn’t pick the googly and went ahead with the wild slog. Third wicket for the debutant, West Indies five down now. 42/5 in the tenth over of the innings
2237 hrs IST: Just three coming off Wahab’s first over. Pakistan continue to dominate proceedings in the middle. 42/4 after nine overs
2234 hrs IST: Pakistan make another change as Wahab Riaz comes into bowl now. Pollard and Narine are the two men out in the middle for the hosts. West Indies 39/4 after eight overs
2232 hrs IST: WICKET! The very experienced Simmons doesn’t last long as he drags a Shadab delivery back on to his stumps. This turning out to be a dream debut for the youngster – two wickets in first over
2229 hrs IST: WICKET! What a moment for the youngster as he picks a wicket in the first over his spell. Walton waits for the leg-break but it’s a wrong’un and traps the batsman right in front. West Indies are clearly struggling now
2227 hrs IST: The moment is finally here for mystery spinner Shadab as he comes into bowl
2223 hrs IST: WICKET! Samuels is trapped in front by Wasim. West Indies now in a spot of bother at 35/2
2220 hrs IST: That’s the end of the first six overs. West Indies 34/1. Walton and Samuels the two men out in the middle for the hosts
2216 hrs IST: SIX! Walton lofts one over mid-wicket and makes brilliant connection. Hits through the line and clears the rope with ease. Second six of the innings for the hosts
2214 hrs IST: Another change now as Hasan Ali replaces Imad Wasim. West indies need a move on, and need to make most of the fielding restrictions
2213 hrs IST: Tanvir keeps it tight in his first over. Concedes just two runs, West Indies 20/1 at the end of the fourth over
2210 hrs IST: Hafeez is off the attack after bowling just one over. Seamer Sohail Tanvir into the attack now
2209 hrs IST: Width on offer, and Walton cuts it into the gap for a boundary. West Indies 18/0 after three overs
2207 hrs IST: Marlon Samuels is the new man in. He joins Walton in the middle. West Indies now need to rebuild after the early hiccup, and make sure the scoreboard keeps ticking
2205 hrs IST: BRILLIANT! Sharp work by Ahmed Shehzad in the deep. He hits middle stump from the deep and Lewis is well short of ground here. West Indies 13/1 in the third over
2203 hrs IST: SIX! Marginally short from Hafeez and Lewis goes back into his crease and hits the offie all the way for the first maximum of the match
2202 hrs IST: Spin from both ends as Mohammad Hafeez comes into bowl now. How often have seen spinners sharing the new ball in T20s?
2201 hrs IST: Top start by Wasim as he continues to attack the stumps and gives nothing away. West Indies 3/0 at the end of the first over
2159 hrs IST: Lewis scored a hundred against India in the series in the US but has had a lean patch since then. The left-hander would like to get going today
2158 hrs IST: Lewis and Walton the two openers for West Indies. Pakistan to start with Imad Wasim’s left-arm spin. We are moments away from the first ball
2154 hrs IST: As far as the hosts are concerned, Rovman Powell makes his international debut while Jason Mohammed and Jerome Taylor miss out
2145 hrs IST: Shadab Khan, the 18-year-old mystery leg spinner, will be making his debut for Pakistan. The youngster who idolises Shane Warne impressed many during the Pakistan Super League
2136 hrs IST: The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two XIs
West Indies: E Lewis, CAK Walton (WK), MN Samuels, LMP Simmons, KA Pollard, R Powell, CR Brathwaite (C), JO Holder, SP Narine, S Badree, KOK Williams
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
2130 hrs IST: And, Pakistan get the coin toss in their favour and the visitors have elected to field first. As far as the team is concerned, Kamran Akmal returns to the team after a long gap of three years.
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