Pakistan thrashes West Indies in 2nd T20 as Shadab shines again
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 1:19
Pakistan struggled for runs the rest of the way with a desperate West Indies team batting to limit the total to manageable proportions.
But everything else in the match paled in comparison to Lewis' relentless assault which ended with victory in sight as Wahab Riaz held the catch at long-off to give Shadab Khan the wicket.
Akmal-Azam's fruitful 88-run stand: Although mostly the Pakistan innings was dumb, it had a fine moment when the batsmen in the form of Kamran Akmal and Babar Azam put up a fruitful 88-runs stand for the third wicket between the two, with Kamran contributing 48, while Babar contributed 34.
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Batsman and occasional off-spinner Jason Mohammed makes his T20 worldwide debut at the expense of all-rounder Rovman Powell.
He smashed three sixes - all over the leg-side - and sliced a drive to third man for four in the 14th over of the innings which cost 24 and condemned the left-arm fast-medium bowler to figures of 0-41 from three overs.
The next two T20s between Pakistan and West Indies will also be played in the same venue followed by three One Day Internationals (ODIs) in Guyana and three Test Matches.
Earlier, there was an eventful start to the Pakistan innings, when Ahmed Shehzad swung the very first delivery of the match from Badree to the deep backward square leg boundary for four. "The way we bowled and fielded was a massive improvement", West Indies coach Stuart Law told reporters on Thursday.
Lewis added a vital 56 run stand with Samuels (18) and another 76 run stand with Jason Mohammed (17 not out) to take West Indies to the course of win, which they completed in the 15th over. In the same opening over, Imad Wasim was stumped for a duck.
Samuels' first delivery was an inviting waist-high full toss which Akmal attempted to heave out of the ground but could only find Lendl Simmons on the midwicket boundary.