Pakistan beat West Indies by 143 runs in first T20I in Karachi: As it happened
West Indies were looking like a group of players who had forgotten how to bat. They were never in the competition. Pakistan were all over them, right from the time Samuel Badree bowled the first over of the match to the time he became the last man to fall for West Indies. This is a weakened Windies team and so, them winning the match would have been a big shock. But Karachi would have probably liked to see a bit more of a match on this occassion.
Pakistan vs West Indies, Highlights 1st T20I: Pakistan Crush West Indies By 143 Runs, Take 1-0 Series Lead
It was a meek surrender from the West Indies as they slumped to their lowest-ever T20I score to lose the first instalment of the three-match series against Pakistan in Karachi on Sunday. Things never got going for the visitors, who were facing a daunting task of chasing a mammoth 203 in their quota of 20 overs. Chadwick Walton sparked off by striking a six off the first ball but things for the Windies went only downhill after Mohammad Nawaz removed the opener on the fourth delivery of the second innings. Things got much worse for the touring party as a typical batting collapse followed and Pakistan bowlers rolled over their top-order leaving them reeling at 15/4. The visitors just couldn’t recover as they lost the plot and it was a mere formality for Pakistan from there in wiping off the innings. Earlier, put in to bat, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat and Sarfraz Ahmed played vital cameos before the country’s most experienced T20 campaigner Shoaib Malik’s late charge ensured that Pakistan posted 203/5, equalling their highest-ever score in the format. Pakistan now lead the series 1-0 and the second T20I will be played at the same venue on April 2.
Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st T20, Karachi, full cricket score: PAK beat WI by 143 runs
Pakistan thrashed West Indies by 143 runs in the first game of their three-match T20 series in Karachi on Sunday. After being put into bat by the visitors, Pakistan posted 203/5 from their 20 overs, with Hussain Talat scoring 41. Fakhar Zaman, captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik chipped in with scores of 39, 38 and 37 not out, respectively. In response, Windies lost wickets in quick succession. Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik picked three wickets each, while Veerasammy Permaul could not bat due to injury. Get full cricket score of Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st T20 in Karachi, here.