Thursday December 16, 2021

West Indies Set Huge 208 Total Against Pakistan In Third T-20

KARACHI: The host, West Indies have shown splendid performance third T-20 on Thursday after losing two short format matches against Pakistan as it set huge total of 208 runs target for Pakistan.

Nicholas Pooran played a captain’s knock as his half-century powered the West Indies to a massive 207-run total against Pakistan in the third and final T20I.

The decision to bat first proved fruitful for the Windies as their openers — Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks — gave them a good start against Pakistani bowlers at National Stadium, Karachi.

The openers managed to get 92 runs on the board, as King hit 43 runs — seven 4s and two 6s — off 21 balls and Brooks made 49 runs — two 4s and four 6s — off 31 balls before they were sent packing.

After the dismissal of the openers, Pooran came to the ground and managed to pull off an impressive knock as he hit 64 runs off 37 balls, with two 4s and six 6s.

Darren Bravo also kept the score board ticking as he added 34 runs to the Windies’ total.

The match had resumed after it was hanging in the balance as some Windies players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Later, all of the Windies players and officials tested negative for the virus, and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the match was back on track.

The decision for the ODI series will be made after a meeting of two cricket boards. The three-match one-day series is scheduled to begin on Saturday.

Pakistan have won the three-match series 2-0, but Windies are looking to end it on a positive note.

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