Pakistan Vs W Indies 3rd T20: West Indies win toss, opt to bat first

Pak vs WI: Pakistan defeat West Indies by 9 runs

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KARACHI: Pakistan beat a resurgent West Indies in a thrilling finish by nine runs to win the second Twenty20 international in Karachi on Tuesday, taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

For the home team, Mohammad Rizwan scored the highest score in the second game, helping Pakistan lead 172-8 with 38 points and then reducing the West Indies’ score to 163 in 20 games. point.

The win gives Pakistan another series with the last game on Thursday, also in Karachi.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam praised man-of-the-match Shadab Khan for his brisk scoring.

“The finish from Shadab (with the bat) was very good and then bowlers did well too – especially Shaheen (Shah Afridi),” said Azam.

“The idea was to set a target and defend, and play as per the conditions and the wicket.”

Brendon King used three towering six-pointers and six boundaries to hit a smooth 43-ball 67-ball-his first half-century T20I-but Pakistani bowlers have a hard time dealing with other shots. hand.

Romario Shepard tried to stop the inevitable with a fiery 19-ball 35, but didn’t use two six-pointers and as many boundaries as possible to spice up, but failed to get what he needed in the final game. Of 23 balls.

The elongated pacemaker Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-26), other fast bowlers Mohammad Wasim (2-39) and Haris Rauf (2-40) and spinner Mohammad Nawaz (2-36) shared the bowling honours.

With 61 needed in the last five overs, King hoisted pacer Haris Rauf for a big six but fell next ball while attempting another maximum, caught near the long-on boundary.

Nicholas Pooran (26 off as many balls) helped King add 54 for the third wicket but Nawaz ended the partnership with Pooran holding out in the deep.

Odean Smith hit a six and a boundary in his short stay of 12 before Shaheen dismissed him off the first ball of 17th over and then removed Dominic Drakes and Hayden Walsh off successive deliveries.

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