PAK WON
T20
PAK beat WI by 63 runs
Man of the Match - Haider Ali
PAK
200-6
20.0/20 Ovrs
 
137-10
19.0/20 Ovrs
WI
West Indies in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2021 |1st T20I |12/13/2021
National Stadium, Karachi
Commentary
  • Right then! This brings us to the end of the proceedings from the first T20I. But we will be back on Tuesday, 14th December for the second T20I between Pakistan and West Indies which will begin at 6 pm Local (1 pm GMT). Do join us for the build up in advance. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
  • Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, says that they batted really well and credits Haider Ali by saying that he played a good innings. Adds that Mohammad Nawaz finished extremely well with the bat and he even bowled well in the middle overs. Tells that they would look to utilize the bench strength of their squad in the remaining games.
  • Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies skipper. says that they gave away 20 runs extras but adds that they could have chased it. He adds that it is about execution and learning as fast as possible. Tells that the ball turned a little and they lost the momentum by losing wickets to spinners.
  • Haider Ali, is the Player of the Match for his outstanding knock with the bat. He says that he will rate this innings 10 out of 10 and adds that Rizwan supported him well during his innings. He adds that the pitch was difficult and they wanted to take chances against seamers and pick the bowlers to hit.
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  • Pakistan were outstanding with the ball right from the word go and it was Mohammad Nawaz who set the tone upfront. However, it was Mohammad Wasim who opened the floodgates and the Windies' batters had no answers to it. Shadab Khan was introduced after the Powerplay and he too was exceptional as he picked up three crucial wickets and put the visitors on the back foot. It was Wasim who came back to bowl at the fag end and he cleaned up the tail in no time. 
  • West Indies had a mountain to climb as they needed 201 runs to win but they did not start well and lost 3 wickets in the Powerplay. Shai Hope dug in but he too perished just when he was looking to up the ante. Windies batters were finding it hard to time the ball in the middle and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Rovman Powell came lower down the order and he hit a couple of lusty blows but threw away his wicket. It was Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith who swung their willow at the fag end but it was too late and the asking rate kept creeping up. In the end, the hosts suffered a comprehensive defeat of 63 runs.
  • This has been a comprehensive performance from Pakistan and they go 1-0 up in the three-match series! They also become the first team to win 18 T20Is in a calendar year! West Indies never really got going in the chase and they would be extremely disappointed with their batting effort.
  • 18.6
    W
    Mohammad Wasim to Oshane Thomas, OUT! BOWLED! It's all over! Mohammad Wasim finishes with four wickets! Mohammad Wasim bowls this from 'round the wicket and on a length, on off. Oshane Thomas presses forward to defend but misses as the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and shatters the stumps. Another wicket for Mohammad Wasim and this has been a brilliant display of bowling by the young man. Pakistan complete another dominant performance and they win by 63 runs!
  • 18.6
    1wd
    Mohammad Wasim to Oshane Thomas, WIDE! Full and down the leg side this time. Oshane Thomas looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
  • 18.5
    1
    Mohammad Wasim to Akeal Hosein, A full ball, on leg. Akeal Hosein flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 18.4
    1
    Mohammad Wasim to Oshane Thomas, A low full toss, on off. Thomas pushes it to covers for a single.
  • 18.3
    0
    Mohammad Wasim to Oshane Thomas, A yorker, around off. Oshane Thomas blocks it out.
  • Oshane Thomas is the last man in.
  • 18.2
    W
    Mohammad Wasim to Romario Shepherd, OUT! BOWLED! Another excellent delivery from Wasim and gets rid of Romario Shepherd this time! Wasim bowls a perfect yorker, around off. Shepherd fails to dig it out and the ball cannons onto his off stump.
  • 18.1
    0
    Mohammad Wasim to Romario Shepherd, Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Romario Shepherd flat-bats it to long off but does not take a single.
  • END OF OVER 18 | 16 Runs & 1 Wkt | WI 134/8
  • Akeal Hosein walks out to bat.
  • 17.6
    W
    Shaheen Afridi to Odean Smith, OUT! BOWLED! Shaheen Afridi gets his revenge! A full and straight ball on middle. Odean Smith backs away a little and looks to heave it across the line but misses this time. The ball shatters the stumps and Odean Smith has to walk back. End of an entertaining innings from Odean Smith.
  • 17.5
    6
    Shaheen Afridi to Odean Smith, SIX! This time he has deposited over the fence! Afridi misses his yorker and bowls this full on middle. Odean Smith gets under it and tonks it over long on for a biggie.
  • 17.4
    4
    Shaheen Afridi to Odean Smith, FOUR! Wow a helicopter shot this time! Almost a yorker on middle. Odean Smith gets under it and plays a helicoper shot towards long off for a boundary.
  • 17.3
    1
    Shaheen Afridi to Romario Shepherd, DROPPED! A Length ball, on off. Romario Shepherd gets under it and looks to go big over long on. But gets the bottom of his blade and the ball goes straight into the hands of Mohammad Nawaz at long on. Mohammad Nawaz there drops a sitter and a single is taken in the end.
  • 17.2
    1
    Shaheen Afridi to Odean Smith, A length ball, angling into middle. Odean Smith looks to work it away but gets a thick outside edge to third man for a single.
  • 17.1
    4
    Shaheen Afridi to Odean Smith, FOUR! Odean Smith is just displaying the power he has! A full ball, on off. Odean Smith backs away and drills it to long off for a boundary.
  • END OF OVER 17 | 7 Runs & 0 Wkt | WI 118/7