Yesterday the home team Captain Babar Azam has lost the toss and Pakistan team batted first. Pakistan team scored exactly two hundred runs in twenty overs with six wickets down. The opener of the team Mohammad Rizwan † showed his batting class once again by scoring 78 runs off 52 deliveries. He completed his magnificent innings by smashing ten boundaries. Captain of the team Pakistan Babar Azam has gone with duck. Fakhar Zaman batted with the strike rate of one hundred and his wicket fell with ten runs.
A new youngster Haider Ali smashed all West Indian bowlers all around the park. He scored 68 runs off 39 deliveries. He smashed four maximums and six 4s. Mohammad Nawaz’s 30 runs added to the Pakistan team’s scorecard off just ten balls gave Pakistan a lot of confidence to defend 200 runs at home. Romario Shepherd dismissed two Pakistani batsmen and the rest of the Windies bowlers took one wicket each. In reply, West Indies were all out with 137 runs on the board. Mohammad Wasim took four wickets and Shadab Khan took three wickets.
Mohammad Wasim Jr: “Who knew when I would play for Pakistan, but it is about enjoying. My goal is to become the best all-rounder though.”
Asif Ali says: he looks up to AB de Villiers and Andre Russell, especially their feet movement and their body positions while batting.
Babar Azam says his side remains unchanged. Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran wants better execution from his team tonight. He tries to remember the only change in his side, which he finally comes up with: Devon Thomas out injured and Hayden Walsh Jr in.
Pakistan vs West Indies Highlights Today, Tuesday 14-12-2021. 2nd T20I (D/N), West Indies tour of Pakistan 2021, from National Stadium, Karachi.
Babar Azam have won the toss and chose to bat.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Haider Ali, 5 Asif Ali, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Mohammad Wasim Jr.
West Indies team: 1 Brandon King, 2 Shai Hope, 3 Nicholas Pooran (capt, wk), 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Rovman Powell, 6 Odean Smith, 7 Dominic Drakes, 8 Hayden Walsh Jr, 9 Akeal Hosein, 10 Romario Shepherd, 11 Oshane Thomas.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
West Indies: LLLWL
Match Timings: 13:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob
TV Umpire – Rashid Riaz
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Faisal Afridi
Match number – T20I no. 1449
Post Match Presentation.
Shadab Khan is the Player of the Match: “When my batting comes, it usually is in the death overs so I practice accordingly. I planned by batting as per the field. And with the ball, it wasn’t gripping a lot. I had a good rhythm, and I just tried to bowl in the good areas.”
Nicholas Pooran, the visiting captain: “Tough one for us. Big improvement from yesterday. Felt like we lost here due to silly mistakes. Irresponsible from myself too. We tried our best to execute plans. It’s our responsibility to carry the game. Unfortunately, we made some mistakes. Very proud of Shepherd. It is an experience for us all, and very proud of how all these guys have performed.”
Babar Azam, the winning captain: “The finish from Shadab [with the bat] was very good. Bowlers did well too – especially Shaheen – and it was a team effort. The idea is set to set a target and defend, and play as per the conditions and the wicket. There is the grip for the spinners in the second innings, which is why we wanted to bat first. Wasim is improving day by day, and he is only doing well. The more he plays, the more experience he gets. The plan will be to try the bench strength in the next match.”