Pakistan sweeps virus-hit West Indies in Twenty20 series



Pakistan finished a decisive victory in the three-coordinate Twenty20 series against an infection hit West Indies with a reverberating seven-wicket win on Thursday.

Run-machine Mohammad Rizwan adjusted the year with his twelfth 50 years in Twenty20 internationals by scoring 87 while skipper Babar Azam made 79 in Pakistan’s rankling run-pursue of 208-3 in 18.5 overs.

The West Indies crew was additionally exhausted on the morning of the match when three additional players tried positive for the Covid, expanding the quantity of cases to nine six players and three help faculty in the vacationers’ camp.

The West Indies’ top-request players, driven by chief Nicholas Pooran’s bursting 64 off 37 balls, actually did well to post 207-3 later the travelers had won the throw and chose for bat.

Rizwan and I considered going till the end and continue to deal with the run rate, Babar said. Our seat strength got a decent exercise as well and it’s an incredible sign for me as a skipper.

West Indies felt the shortfall of left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, who was one of the three players to test good alongside Shai Hope and allrounder Justin Greaves. Hosein had did well in the past two games, which Pakistan won by 63 and nine runs respectively.Rizwan and Babar played with the unpracticed West Indies bowling assault once the previous upset a lbw choice through a TV reference off debutant left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie’s first ball.

The two batsmen turned into the main pair to record a 6th century represent the initial wicket and outperformed the record of five set by the Indian first-wicket pair of Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul.

Babar, who hit nine fours and two sixes, consolidated in a 158-run remain before the Pakistan commander holed out at mid-off against Odean Smith’s knuckle ball in the sixteenth over.

Rizwan hit 10 fours and three sixes before he cut a catch to Pooran with Pakistan requiring just 24 for triumph. Hard-hitting Asif Ali (21 not out) crushed two sixes and two fours to raise the triumph with seven balls to save.

Prior, the West Indies hitters benefitted without Pakistan’s refreshed quick bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf to post a difficult aggregate.

Shamarh Brooks (49) and Brandon King (43) crushed 66 in the initial six overs with quick bowler Mohammad Hasnain (0-49) demonstrating excessively costly.

Pooran likewise scored freely before Pakistan got back through quick bowler Shahnawaz Dahani, who surrendered only one limit in his four overs, and got the wicket of Brooks to wrap up with 1-23.

I felt that in the last two overs, we most certainly lost force, Pooran said. Pakistan bowled well at the backend (and) we were 20 runs low on this wicket.