Windies whitewashed

September 28, 2016
WICB Media Photo Windies fans during the second T20 International between West Indies and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium last Friday, September 23.
Williams ... took one of the four wickets that fell.


Pakistan exposed the West Indies' weakness to spin bowling and large outfields by cantering to a comfortable eight- wicket win in their final match to complete a 3-0 whitewash here yesterday.

West Indies lost three front line batsmen to the ordinary left-arm spin of Imad Wasim before stumbling to 103 for five in their 20 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Shoaib Malik struck an unbeaten 43 to guide his side to victory with 29 balls remaining.

Debutant fast bowler Kesrick Williams launched his inter-national career by snatching, in one over, the only two Pakistan wickets to fall.

Asked to bat after Pakistan won the toss, West Indies innings careened into disarray in the third over when Wasim picked up two wickets in two balls.

Johnson Charles gifted his wicket when he attempted a heave over midwicket but missed and lost his middle and leg stumps.

Wasim's next delivery kept low enough to hit the toe end of Chadwick Walton's bat before crashing into the stumps.

Two overs later, the world champions plunged to 17 for three when Andre Fletcher was run out for nine.


Fletcher worked a ball towards square leg and took off without approval from Marlon Samuels but Rumman Raees' throw was pounced on by Sarfraz Ahmed, who whipped off the bails.

A couple of partnerships in the middle of the innings attempted to repair the damaged caused primarily by West Indies failure to adapt, loose shots and bad running.

Samuels (42) and Nicholas Pooran stitched together 37 runs for the sixth wicket until Pooran attempted a shot that would have cleared most grounds only to be caught by Malik on the deep mid-wicket boundary for 16.

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