Monday December 13, 2021

Pakistan Set 201 Runs Target For West Indies In First T-20


Karachi: Pakistan has set 201 runs target for West Indies on Monday in the first T-20 match of three-match series

The match which is being played at National Stadium Karachi, West Indies elected to field after winning the toss.

Pakistan start was not good as skipper Baber Azam bowled out without scoring any run. After Baber Azam, Fakhar Zaman came and his time was also not prove to be long as he out after scoring 10 runs.

After losing early wickets, Muhammad Rizwan and Hyder Ali established splendid partnership of 105 runs while Rizwan left the crease after scoring 78 runs, whereas Hyder Ali made 68 runs.

In the last, aggressive batting of Muhammad Nawaz gave outstanding total of 200 runs while Muhammad Nawaz scored 30 runs just playing 10 balls.

West Indies, who are already missing several top players, including skipper Kieron Pollard, faced an additional blow when left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, and all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

The visitors will now have to find replacements from their large touring squad against an in-form Pakistan playing in familiar conditions.

Firm favourites Pakistan presented a T20 World Cup semi-final-like show with a 3-0 rout of Bangladesh in their home grounds last month.

Pakistan have beaten the West Indies in 12 of their 18 T20I clashes, suffering three losses.

Squads


Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Darren Bravo, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Rovman Powell.

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