Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam defeated the West Indies team by 7 wickets in the third and final tournament being played at the National Stadium with their brilliant batting performances. Pakistan won this series 3-0.
Chasing the target of 208 runs, Pakistan began with a decent start and openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam, in the first six over’s managed to added 60 runs. At the halfway mark, Pakistan were 98/0, with the hosts needing 110 runs to win from the last 10 overs. Babar was dismissed for 79 while Rizwan was sent back to the pavilion after scoring 86 runs. Babar and Rizwan added 158 runs for the opening wicket as both the batsmen crossed their fifty. In the end, Pakistan won their last series by 7 wickets.
Openers Brandon King and Shamrah Brooks added 66 runs in the first six overs. The knock of runs of 64 by Nicholas Pooran helped West Indies score of respectful 207/3 within the prescribed 20 overs. Captain Nicholas Pooran smashed 64 runs in 37 balls with the help of two fours and six sixes and as a result, the Windies scored a total of over 200 runs.
But Pakistan eventually reduced West Indies to 99/2 in the 10th over, marking their successes from King (43) and Brooks (49). Mohammad Wasim dismissed King where on the other side Brooks was knocked out by Shahnawaz Dahani.
By Mohammed Rizwan’s and Babar Azam’s Chase, Pakistan could win over
It could have a been a shocker for the Pakistani Batsman Mohammed Rizwan, when Debutant Gudakesh Motie nearly had his wicket while he missed a sweep. Disagreeing with the on field decision the wicket keeper batsman opted for the review to reverse the on field decision, the replay indicated indicated the ball going above the stumps. Then after, with not looking back attitude, Rizwan started hitting boundaries to put Pakistan in a stronger position, however, Babar going through the lean patch, smashed his first boundary, in the second over of Romario Shepherd resulting 17 runs accompanying Rizwan with a Four and a SIX. With Motie’s fabulous 3 run in a over, rizwan decided to confront the pacer with a boundary and a SIX in the over. Both the opener were seen hitting boundary and a six at Dominic Drakes as well.
For Babar, it was the first time in six innings when smashed and pulled Motie off with 2 boundaries. Although, in the sixth over only six runs came bowled by Drakes but hats off to pakistan’s performance where they managed to pull off in the powerplay with all all wickets in hand.
Pakistan was seen without any boundary in 18 deliveries until Odean Smith put a low full toss and babar scoring his fifth Four of the match. Babar almost faced a run out by Hayden Walsh, who didn’t have a good start with the ball.
Odean Smith’s inconsistency in line and length, Babar put away the ball for a Four, whereas, Rizwan getting the Top edge went for a Six which was astonishing.