Pakistan beat West Indies by 8 wickets, complete 3-0 series whitewash: As it happened

Pakistan completed a series whitewash by beating West Indies 3-0. They thus retain their no.1 status in T20I cricket.

pakistan vs west indies Pakistan vs West Indies Live: Pakistan eye whitewash. (Source: AP)

The phrase “men against boys” is the first one that comes to mind while looking back at this series. In the first match Pakistan equalled their highest T20I score and won by their biggest margin in the shortest format. They then surpassed theur highest score and won by a three-digit margin. Now they have beat the visitors by no less than eight wickets. But the importance of this series can be seen from the way fans were celebrating when the team did a lap of honour around the ground. It may have been a far cry from the gritty Test matches that have been played in Karachi back in the day but the city turned up in numbers to welcome the return of international cricket after nine long years.

Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd T20 Match Highlights:

  1. 11:21PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Hussain Talat finishes it off, Pakistan beat West Indies by 8 wickets, win series 3-0

    It may have been a bit of a damp squib cricketing wise but the importance of this series can be seen in the way the fans are responding to the players taking a lap of honour. Pakistan are in a hit run of form in T20I cricket and, judging they have swatted a weaked West Indies side, have shown that they are the no.1 ranked side in the world and taking them lightly is a folly teams would do well to avoid committing. 

  2. 11:16PM
    03 Apr, 18
    150 up for Pakistan

    Asif Ali in a bit of a hurry to finish this match. a four and six and Pakistan  need just 5 to win . 

  3. 11:02PM
    03 Apr, 18
    GONE! Babar Azam crosses his fifty and is dismissed the very next ball

    West Indies get a wicket. Good length delivery on middle from Odean Smith and Babar tries to pull. Ends up being caught at the boundary. 

  4. 10:38PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Pakistan in cruise control

    The hosts are in cruise control in the chase. They are well poised to take away the series 3-0 as they need 68 off 66 balls. More importantly they have 9 wickets in hands

  5. 10:23PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Successful POWERPLAY!

    Despite the fall of an important wicket, Pakistan are cruising towards the target. They have scored 62 in first 6 overs and need 92 off 84 now in Karachi

  6. 10:19PM
    03 Apr, 18
    WICKET!

    West Indies have a breakthrough as they remove Fakhar Zaman for 40 off 17. He danced down the track but the bat only kissed the outside edge and went to the wicket-keeper who completes tha catch with ease

  7. 10:11PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Unstoppable Zaman

    Fakhar Zaman hammers his second six of the innings. Pakistan have move to 47/0 in less than 4 overs. Zaman has moved to 31 off 13 balls. This has been incredible effort from the youngster

  8. 10:07PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Fakhar Zaman takes on West Indies bowling

    Fakhar Zaman is looking dangerous. He he is getting boundaries with ease and has moved to 25 off 11 deliveries

  9. 9:56PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Steady start for Pakistan

    Pakistan begin the 154-run chase and they are steady in their chase. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have been in good touch and they would be looking to carry the momentum here too.

  10. 9:42PM
    03 Apr, 18
    West Indies score 153/6

    Two sixes in two deliveries take West Indies past 150-run mark in the match. Usman Khan had just given one run in first three deliveries but late strike from Ramdin helped them to reach the total.

  11. 9:34PM
    03 Apr, 18
    West Indies in control

    With one over left in the innings, West Indies are 140/5. This has been a good comeback from the visitors but they need to make most out of this over

  12. 9:14PM
    03 Apr, 18
    West Indies continue to tumble

    West Indies continue to lose wickets. Faheem Ashraf removes Powell for 2. He completely missed the delivery that hit the pads. West Indies are in a spot of bother now.

  13. 9:09PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Andre Fletcher departs

    Andre Fletcher has been sent back in the hut, courtesy an incredible fielding effort from Nawaz. He hits the bull's eye and Fletcher is gone for 52. West Indies are 95/4

  14. 9:04PM
    03 Apr, 18
    WICKET!

    That's a bad shot from Andre McCarthy and he takes the aerial route but only manages to give a catch to Fakhar Zaman at long off. He departs for 5

  15. 9:01PM
    03 Apr, 18
    SIX!

    Andre Fletcher smashes it away for a six and that brings up his half century. That was a brilliant strike from the batsman as he dispatches that one with authority

  16. 8:54PM
    03 Apr, 18
    WICKET!

    A perfect delivery from Shadab Khan to remove Marlon Samuels. The spinner has castled Samuels with a wrong-un. GHe ha sto depart for 31 and West Indies are now 74/2 

  17. 8:52PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Samuels, Fletcher accelerate

    Marlon Samuels and Fletcher have started to accelrate. They are looking good in the middle and need to stay at the crease for a longer time. West Indies need a good total with the kind of batting Pakistan have

  18. 8:43PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Samuels, Fletcher steady ship for West Indies

    Sameuls and Fletcher have steadied the ship for West Indies. They lost an early wicket and didn't score runs at a good rate but somehow the two batsmen have got them back.

  19. 8:32PM
    03 Apr, 18
    POWERPLAY!

    So a slow start to the West Indies innings. They have just scored 29 in first 6 and this will make the difference. Pakistan have capitalised on their powerplay overs in the previous two games and have scored good amount of runs

  20. 8:25PM
    03 Apr, 18
    SIX!

    It was a good over from debutant Shaheen Afridi but Fletcher made that an expensive on the last ball. He hammered a length delivery to long on boundary for a maximum. West Indies move to 24/1

  21. 8:04PM
    03 Apr, 18
    Brilliant start

    What a brilliant start this has been from Nawaz. He bowls a maiden first up and West Indies are looking under pressure right from the beginning. They really have nothing to lose and should capitalise on this opportunity and get some runs under their belt

  22. 7:54PM
    03 Apr, 18
    TOSS!

    West Indies have won the toss and they will finally get to bat first in this series. The other two games have been dominated by Pakistan after they batted first in both. Now the onus is on West Indies batsmen to provide their team with some momentum and get a positive result from this one. Meanwhile Shaheen Afridi is make his debut in this match.