Pakistan seal T20I series win over West Indies

25 Sep, 2016 1:03 am

 

DUBAI (92 News) – Pakistan were ruthless in taking an unassailable 2-0 lead. In contrast the West Indies, without such stability, were hapless and hardly befitting of their status as reigning world champions.

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed hit an unbeaten 46 in leading Pakistan to a strong 160-4. Khalid Latif (40) and Shoaib Malik (37) also made useful contributions.

West Indies’ top order stumbled for the second successive day, and the target looked out of reach until No. 9 batsman Narine made a rapid 30 off 17 balls. But with 30 needed off the last over, West Indies fell short at 144-9 and Narine was out on the last ball.

Left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir rattled West Indies’ top order to finish with 3-13, while Narine top-scored and distorted the figures of another seamer, Hasan Ali, who ended up with 3-49.


But West Indies’ top order stumbled for the second successive day, and the target looked out of reach until Narine, batting at No 9, made a rapid 30 off 17 balls. But with 30 needed off the last over, West Indies fell short at 144-9 and Narine was out on the last ball.

West Indies lost another three wickets in the space of seven runs to be reeling at 89-7 in the 16th over. Ali removed Andre Fletcher and Kieron Pollard in one over while Nicholas Pooran, playing his second T20, holed out in the deep off Tanvir.

Earlier, West Indies fielders struggled in testing conditions as Ahmed and Malik featured in a fourth-wicket stand of 69 runs off 44 balls, featuring some brisk running between the wickets.




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