WI vs PAK 2nd T20I: Babar Azam & Md Hafeez lead Pakistan to 7-run win despite Pooran’s quickfire 50, take 1-0 lead in series – Nicholas Pooran’s 33-ball 62 was not enough as West Indies slumped to a 7-run defeat in the 2nd T20. With the win, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the 4-match series. Babar Azam set the stage with a 50 but it was Mohammed Hafeez’s 1/5 in 4 overs spell that changed the game for Pakistan.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl first. Pakistan were off to a good start with Babar Azam scoring 51 off 40 balls and Mohammad Rizwan hitting 46 off 36. But a collapse in the middle-order after the rain break saw them lose 5 wickets for just 23 runs with Jason Holder bagging 4 wickets for 26 runs and Dwayne Bravo scalping 2/24.
WI vs PAK 2nd T20I: Chasing a competitive target, West Indies were dealt a blow with Andre Fletcher departing in the 1st over while Chris Gayle too continuing his poor run of form. Evin Lewis who tried to salvage the innings after Mohammed Hafiz’s miser 1/5 spell, he had to retire hurt with a cramp.
In his place, Kieron Pollard came on but struggled to get any momentum going. However, it was Nicholas Pooran who kept the hopes alive with an excellent knock of 62 off 33 balls. But with Kieron Pollard taking up first two balls without a boundary in the last over, Pooran could not do much as Shaheen Afridi’s fuller length balls kept boundaries in check. In the end, West Indies fell 7 runs short.
WI vs PAK 2nd T20I: Pakistan win by 7 runs
Over 20: WICKET! Kieron Pollard departs, West Indies lose by 7 runs after Pooran’s last ball 6. WI 150/4
Over 19: Nicholas Pooran brings up his 50 off 28 balls after two back to back 50s. WI need 22 off 9. WI 138/3
Over 16: Nicholas Pooran takes charge, hammers Wasim for 18 runs. Can they turn things around? WI 102/3
Over 14: Evin Lewis retires hurt after muscle issues. Kieron Pollard comes in. WI 78/3
WI vs PAK 2nd T20I: Over 11: 7 runs off it, WI 66/2, need 92 off 54.
Over 9: Good over for Pakistan. WI 50/2
Over 8: Evin Lewis smashes Usman Qadir for 6. WI 46/2
Over 6: WICKET! Hasan Ali comes into attack and removes Chris Gayle. WI 31/2
Over 4: Chris Gayle smashes Shaheen Afridi for a 6. WI 27/1
Over 3: Another good over from Hafeez. Just two runs from it. WI 14/1
Over 2: Chris Gayle comes in after Fletcher’s wicket. WI 12/1
Over 1: WICKET! Mohammad Hafeez strikes, cleans up Andre Fletcher’s stumps; WI 3/1
WI vs PAK 2nd T20I: West Indies Innings: 150/3 (20); lost by 7 runs.
|Andre Fletcher||b Mohammad Hafeez||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Evin Lewis||Retired hurt||35||33||2||2||106.06|
|Chris Gayle||b Hasan Ali||16||20||0||1||80.00|
|Shimron Hetmyer||b Mohammad Wasim||17||18||1||0||94.44|
|Nicholas Pooran (WK)||Not out||62||33||4||6||187.88|
|Kieron Pollard (C)||c Mohammad Wasim b S Afridi||13||14||0||0||92.86|
|Jason Holder||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||7 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 3)|
|Yet To Bat||DJ Bravo, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, AJ Hosein|
WI vs PAK 2nd T20I: Pakistan Innings: 157/8
Over 20: WICKET! A run-out on the last ball helps West Indies restrict Pakistan to 157/8.
Over 19: WICKETS! Pakistan are falling apart, lose two more wickets. PAK 150/7
Over 17: WICKET! Babar Azam departs after 50.
Good news, rain has stopped and the match resumes. No overs will be reduced as only 17 minutes have been wasted.
|Sharjeel Khan||c AJ Hosein b Jason Holder||20||16||2||1||125.00|
|Mohammad Rizwan (WK)||runout (Hayden Walsh / Evin Lewis)||46||36||2||2||127.78|
|Babar Azam (C)||c Nicholas Pooran b Jason Holder||51||40||4||2||127.50|
|Fakhar Zaman||c Hayden Walsh b DJ Bravo||15||11||2||0||136.36|
|Mohammad Hafeez||c Hayden Walsh b DJ Bravo||6||6||0||0||100.00|
|Hasan Ali||c DJ Bravo b Jason Holder||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Sohaib Maqsood||c Romario Shepherd b Jason Holder||5||4||1||0||125.00|
|Shadab Khan||runout (ADS Fletcher / Jason Holder)||5||4||0||0||125.00|
|Mohammad Wasim||Not out||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Extra||8 (b 1, w 4, nb 1, lb 2)|
|Yet To Bat||S Afridi, Usman Qadir|
WI vs PAK 2nd T20I LIVE: West Indies win toss, opt to field first against Pakistan – Follow LIVE updates – West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field first against Pakistan in the 2nd T20I of the five-match series here at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Saturday.
The first match was washed out after West Indies’s innings of nine overs. Injured Lendl Simmons was replaced by Andre Fletcher while Andre Russell was rested and Romario Shephard will take his place. On the other hand in Pakistan Team Azam Khan, who is injured missed out and Sohaib Maqsood will play.
— Pakistan Cricket Live (@TheRealPCB_Live) July 31, 2021
Babar Azam – He’s a very good bowler (on Wasim Jr) and we are looking forward to him doing well. Familiar conditions for us, we know how the pitch plays. One change for us – Maqsood replaces Azam
Kieron Pollard – We will bowl first. Early morning moisture, looking to exploit it well with the ball in hand. Happy that the fans are in, looking forward to giving a good account of ourselves. Two forced changes for us
West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Pakistan (Playing XI): Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir