Pakistan beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 1st T20I at Barbados

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 | 0

Pakistan cricket team is currently visiting West Indies where they are scheduled to play a T20I, a ODI and a Test series against West Indies and their duel competition has already started in last 26th March, 2017 with T20I series. The T20I series consists of four matches and already first match was staged at Barbados in 26th March, 2017 where Pakistan beat West Indies by six wickets. Through the victory, the Green Shirts have currently lead the series by 1 – 0. The second match of the tournament will take place at Queen’s Park Oval in 30th March, 2017.

Earlier in 26th March, 2017, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first. West Indies wanted to start very well though their regular and hard hitter batsman Chris Gayle did not get selected for the series. So, Lewis and Walton started the innings but unfortunately Lewis got run out by Ahmed Shehzad. Later Samuels came up but was no better than Tewis. THey continuously lost their wickets where their top orders were completely failed but fought well. It was proved that the ground of Barbados was almost bowling favoured and so, batsmen had to struggle hard to get runs. Due to failure of the top orders, the lower orders had to take the helm where Brathwaite and Holder played a bit and added few runs where Brathwaite scored highest 34 runs for the team and remained unbeaten. It seemed that Windies could lost their all wickets but finally they lost eight wickets and played complete twenty overs and scored 111 runs so far. For Pakistan, Shadab Khan just debut his international career with the match took three wickets highest.

Came to chase 111 runs, the Green Army started the innings a bit well the Windies and the breakthrough came by Holder who took Ahmed Shehzad. Later, Babar Azam came but at the end of the crease Kamran got out this time by Badree. By when he scored 22 runs. Kamran Akmal who was once the regular cricketer of Pakistan team but ruled out later for long time. After long time, he returned to the national team in this West Indies tour. But, his first match performance was not so bright. Later, Hafeez came but out by scoring just 5 runs. Shoaib Malik was also in the best eleven and took the lead with Babar and both of them took the team to victory though Babar was out just before the end of the game. And finally Sarfraz who is the current captain of the Green Shirts and Malik returned to the pavilion by winning the match. So, they lost total four wickets by reaching the destination and had to play 17.1 overs. Malik scored highest 38 runs in 29 balls.

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