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Pakistan's hopes of series win against WI dashed as third T20 abandoned due to rain

Pakistan's hopes of series win against WI dashed as third T20 abandoned due to rain
August 2, 2021 --- AFP

GUYANA (AFP) – Pakistan's hopes to win the T20I series on Sunday against West Indies were dashed as the third match at National Stadium in Guyana was abandoned due to rain after the lapse of just 1.5 overs.

The match ended in no result — becoming the second match to be abandoned after the first T20I fixture was washed out July 28. Pakistan leads the series 1-0.

Andre Fletcher (14) and Chris Gayle (1) hit 15 runs after West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and chose to bat first.

Trailing 1-0 following a seven-run loss in the second match at the same venue on Saturday, the home side brought in all-rounder Andre Russell as opening batsman as Evin Lewis continues to struggle with an abdominal issue which forced him to retire hurt in the second game.

Pakistan also made one change to their winning line-up from the day before, as Shaheen Shah Afridi was replaced by fellow pacer Haris Rauf.

The final match of the series will be played at the same venue on August 3.

 

Teams

West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein.

 

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir.