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Babar, Hafeez star as Pakistan down Windies in second T20I

Men-in-Green registered a seven-run victory on Saturday

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 31, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Posted: Jul 31, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Skipper Babar Azam and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez starred as Pakistan registered a hard-fought seven-run victory against West Indies in the second T20I.

Defending the modest 158-run target, the Men-in-Green restricted the hosts to 150-4 in their allotted 20 overs.

Despite losing early wickets, Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer (17) kept the Windies alive in the game. Lewis got hurt after scoring 35 off 33 deliveries.

Nicolas Pooran was the pick among the batsman as he remained unbeaten on 62 of 33 delivers for the losing side.

For Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez was the pick among the bowlers as he bowled an economical spell, where he claimed figures of one for six in his four-over spell.

Earlier, after being asked to bat, Pakistan posted a modest total of 157-8 on the board courtesy of a brilliant second-wicket partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.

Rizwan scored 46 of 36 balls, while the skipper played classy innings of 51 of 40 deliveries.

For West Indies, Jason Holder was the most successful bowler as he claimed figures of four for 26 in his four-over spell.

The second match of the series will be played on August 01 at Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Hope you have enjoyed our coverage. We will join you again in the third T20I. Till then, it’s goodbye.

WI 150-4 (20 overs)

OUT! Shaheen Shah Afridi removed dangerous Kieron Pollard, who departed after scoring just 13

Another big wicket for Pakistan

At the half-way stage

WI 59-2 (10 overs)

At the end of powerplay

WI 31-2 (6 overs)

Massive wicket for Pakistan

Great start by Pakistan

We are back with the second innings.

We will join you again for the second-half of the match. Join us then.

So that’s is an excellent comeback from West Indies as they restrict Pakistan to a relatively low scorer courtesy of brilliant death bowling from Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder.

PAK 157-8 (20 Overs)

RUNOUT! Decent fielding effort from Jason Holder as Shadab Khan departed after scoring just five.

PAK 157-8 (20 Overs)

OUT! Jason Holder is on a hat-trick courtesy of a superb fielding effort from Shepherd. Sohaib Maqsood walks back to the pavilion after scoring just five.

PAK 150-7 (18.5 Overs)

OUT! Wickets continue to tumble at the back-end of the innings. This time it was Hasan Ali, who departed without troubling the scorers.

PAK 150-7 (18.4 Overs)

OUT! Dwayne Bravo gets his second wicket of the game as he removed Fakhar Zaman, who departed after scoring just 15

PAK 145-5 (18 Overs)

Another wicket for the West Indies

Massive wicket for West Indies

Superb innings from the captain

Massive wicket for West Indies

Things are looking good for Pakistan team

At half-way stage

PAK 85-1 (10 Overs)

At the end of powerplay

PAK 55-1 (6 Overs)

Big wicket for West Indies

Here is West Indies’ starting lineup:

Let’s take a look at Pakistan’s starting lineup:

TOSS: The news from the centre is that Babar Azam has won the toss and Pakistan will be fielding first.

The second fixture of the series is being played at Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Welcome to the live blog for the second T20I between West Indies and Pakistan.

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