Windies slump to series defeat against Pakistan
KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC):
An out-of-sorts Windies fared little better in the second Twenty20 (T20) International, producing another insipid display in an 82-run defeat, to concede the three-match series to Pakistan here yesterday.
Only 24 hours after being dismissed for their lowest-ever T20 total and suffering the second heaviest defeat in the format, the Windies once again failed to show any enterprise, crashing to 123 all out with four balls left, in pursuit of an intimidating 206 at the National Stadium.
Opener Chadwick Walton belted a top score of 40 from 29 balls but veteran Denesh Ramdin with 21 was the only other batsman to make it past 20.
The Windies found their scoring restricted early on and crawled to 92 for three before the pressure told and they lost their last seven wickets for 31 runs.
Left-arm seamer led the hosts attack with three for 22 while seamer Hussain Talat (2-12) and leg-spinner Shadab Khan (2-23) supported with two wickets apiece.
Babar Azam had earlier narrowly missed out on a maiden T20 International hundred when he finished unbeaten on 97 as Pakistan piled up 205 for three off their 20 overs - their highest-ever T20 total while passing the 200-run mark for a second straight game.
Talat, who debuted on Sunday, stroked 63 to also take advantage of a ragged Windies bowling effort which mirrored Sunday's performance.
Fakhar Zaman c wkp Ramdin b Emrit 6
Babar Azam not out 97
Hussain Talat c Mohammed b Smith 63
Asif Ali c Walton b Williams 14
Shoaib Malik not out 17
Extras (lb2, w6) 8
TOTAL (3 wkts, 20 overs) 205
Did not bat: *+Sarfraz Ahmed, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan , Mohammad Amir, Hassan Ali.
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-130, 3-167.
Bowling: Paul 4-0-34-0, Emrit 4-0-47-1, Badree 3-0-26-0, Williams 4-0-43-1, Smith 4-0-40-1, Powell 1-0-13-0.
C Walton b Shadab Khan 40
A Fletcher b Mohammad Nawaz 1
M Samuels c Asif Ali b Shadab Khan 12
*J Mohammed b Mohammad Amir 15
+D Ramdin c Hassan Ali b Hussain Talat 21
R Powell c Babar Azam b Mohammad Amir 3
K Paul c Fahim Ashraf b Mohammad Amir 17
R Emrit run out 1
K Williams b Hassan Ali 1
O Smith c Mohammad Nawaz b Hussain Talat 6
S Badree not out 2
Extras (lb3, w1) 4
TOTAL (all out, 19.2 overs) 123
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-50, 3-57, 4-92, 5-94, 6-107, 7-113, 8-114, 9-115, 10-123.
Bowling: Mohammad Nawaz 4-0-19-1, Mohammad Amir 4-0-22-3, Hasan Ali 4-0-33-1, Shadab Khan 4-0-23-2, Fahim Ashraf 2-0-11-0, Hussain Talat 1.2-0-12-2.
Result: Pakistan won by 82 runs.
Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 2-0.
Man-of-the-Match: Babar Azam.
Umpires: Shozab Raza, Ahmed Shahab; TV - Ahsan Raza.