PROVIDENCE: Pakistan’s flexible bowling attack did simply enough to restrain a widespread Nicholas Pooran as well as come away with a seven-run success over the West Indies in the 2nd Twenty20 International of the four-match series at the Providence Arena in Guyana on Saturday.
Complying with a rain-ruined opening experience in Barbados three days previously, Babar Azam’s team will certainly enter into the third suit of the series on Sunday, likewise at Divine superintendence, with 1-0 lead.
Pooran’s eruptive unbeaten 62 off 33 balls with six sixes and 4 fours kept the West Indies’ hopes to life also in the final over when 20 runs were called for to overhaul Pakistan’s overall of 157-8.
However, Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed the wicket of captain Kieron Pollard and afterwards denied Pooran the chance to turn freely as well as lustily at the next three shipments to make certain the visitors came away with the win with the hosts kept to 150-4.
West Indies were once more reversed in their run chase by the variety of scoreless shipments, 47, in their innings, although nothing might eliminate from the outstanding bowling effort of Mohammad Hafeez.
Bowling the first over of the innings, the expert off-spinning all-rounder bowled Andre Fletcher with his second ball and yielded simply six stumble upon his four overs.
” Recognizing these problems and also having actually played cricket here prior to in the Caribbean Premier Organization certainly assisted as I recognized it would be challenging for the batsmen,” said player-of-the-match Hafeez.
West Indies endured an obstacle when opener Evin Lewis retired harmed on 35 midway with the innings.
Previously on, Jason Owner and Dwayne Bravo put the brakes on the Pakistan racking up price.
Holder returned the exceptional numbers of 4-26 while Bravo declared 2-24 as the travelers wasted a solid system provided by Babar (51 off 58 balls) and also Mohammad Rizwan (46 ), that added 67 for the 3rd gate.
Sharjeel Khan c Hosein b Owner 20
Mohammad Rizwan go out 46
Babar Azam c Pooran b Owner 51
Fakhar Zaman c Walsh b Bravo 15
Mohammad Hafeez c Walsh b Bravo 6
Hasan Ali c Bravo b Owner 0
Sohaib Maqsood c Guard b Owner 5
Shadab Khan run out 5
Mohammad Wasim not out 1
ADDITIONALS: (B-1, LB-2, W-4, NB-1) 8
OVERALL: (for eight wkts, 20 overs) 157
FALL OF WKTS: 1-46 (Sharjeel), 2-113 (Rizwan), 3-134 (Babar), 4-145 (Hafeez), 5-145 (Fakhar), 6-150 (Hasan), 7-150 (Sohaib), 8-157 (Shadab).
DID NOT BAT: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir.
BOWLING: Hosein 4-0-30-0 (1nb); Holder 4-0-26-4; Gayle 1-0-11-0 (3w); Bravo 4-0-24-2; Shepherd 3-0-38-0 (1w); Walsh 4-0-25-0.
A.D.S. Fletcher b Hafeez 0
E. Lewis retired hurt 35
C.H. Gayle b Hasan 16
S.O. Hetmyer b Wasim 17
N. Pooran not out 62
K.A. Pollard c Wasim b Shaheen 13
J.O. Holder not out 0
BONUS: (LB-3, W-4) 7
COMPLETE: (for four wkts, 20 overs) 150
LOSS OF WKTS: 1-0 (Fletcher), 2-31 (Gayle), 3-70 (Hetmyer), 4-140 (Pollard).
DID NOT BAT: D.J. Bravo, R. Shepherd, H.R. Walsh, A.J. Hosein.
BOWLING: Mohammad Hafeez 4-1-6-1; Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-44-1 (1w); Hasan Ali 4-0-32-1; Shadab Khan 4-0-22-0 (1w); Usman Qadir 1-0-11-0 (1w); Mohammad Wasim 3-0-32-1 (1w).
OUTCOME: Pakistan won by seven go to lead four-match collection 1-0.
PLAYER-OF-THE-MATCH: Mohammad Hafeez.
FIRST MATCH: Bridgetown, no outcome.
THIRD MATCH: Providence, Sunday (8:00 pm PST).
FOURTH MATCH: Divine Superintendence, Tuesday (8:00 pm PST).