Pakistan bowled out West Indies by 7 runs in the second T20 with the help of Captain Babar Azam’s half-century and Mohammed Hafeez’s most economical bowling. With this win, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the 4-match T20I series. The first match of the series was canceled due to rain. Batting first, Pakistan, Babar Azam (51) and Mohammad Rizwan (46) put on 157 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the West Indies were able to score 150 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
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Chasing a 158-run target, the West Indies started poorly and Fletcher was the victim of Mohammed Hafeez without opening the account. After this, Evin Lewis (35) and Chris Gayle (16) added 31 for the second wicket, but both batsmen played against their style. Wicketkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran, striving to win the team, played a stunning innings of 62 off just 33 balls, but he could not win the team. In Pakistan’s favor, Hafeez took only 6 wickets in his 4 overs.
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Earlier, openers Sharjeel Khan (20) and Mohammad Rizwan (46) gave Pakistan a good start and added 46 runs for the first wicket after losing the toss. Following this, Captain Babar, along with Rizwan, added 67 for the second wicket and crossed the team’s score of 100. Rizwan was unlucky and returned to the pavilion after the run out. Babar played an amazing innings of 51 off 40 balls. Jason Holder ended the Pakistan captain’s innings. In the last over, Pakistan lost the wicket repeatedly and managed to score 157 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Jason Holder took four wickets for Caribbean while Bravo took two.