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Pakistan edges West Indies in 2d T20 to take sequence

Pakistan hung in towards Romario Shepherd’s past due fee to overcome the West Indies through 9 runs in the second one Twenty20 for an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence on Tuesday.

Wanting 23 off the final over, Shepherd hit Haris Rauf for 13 runs however the West Indies used to be bowled out at the final ball when the paceman clear bowled No. 11 batter Oshane Thomas.

The West Indies used to be all out for 163 in respond to Pakistan’s 172-8.

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Any other T20I sequence win for 🇵🇰 %.twitter.com/tACyCH1X65

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 14, 2021

Pakistan used to be most effective 141-7 after 18 overs however Shadab Khan crunched an unbeaten 28 off 12 balls to present them a defendable general. It proved to be the variation.

“The end from Shadab used to be superb,” captain Babar Azam stated.

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— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 14, 2021

“There’s grip for the spinners in the second one innings, which is why we would have liked to bat first.”

Speedy bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-26) had West Indies at the mat at 131-8 when he claimed 3 wickets within the seventeenth over.

Odean Smith used to be brilliantly snapped up through a diving Asif Ali at the fringe of the boundary, Dominic Drakes, who made his debut on Monday in West Indies’ 63-run defeat, edged Afridi in the back of, and the left-arm rapid bowler used to be on a hat trick when he clean-bowled Hayden Walsh off the following ball.

New ball or outdated, title a greater T20 rapid bowler – we can wait!@iShaheenAfridi takes 3 within the seventeenth over 🔥🔥🔥 %.twitter.com/DMOzQxNB7v

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 14, 2021

Shepherd denied Afridi a hat trick and his career-best 35 off 19 balls strangely lifted West Indies to the threshold of a comeback win, however in the long run he used to be given an excessive amount of to do with too little improve.

“Tricky one for us (however) giant development from the day past,” West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran stated. “Felt like we misplaced right here because of foolish errors, irresponsible from myself, too. We attempted our preferrred to execute plans and it’s our (height order) duty to hold the sport.”

Opener Brandon King (67) scored his maiden T20 half-century however legspinner Shadab Khan (0-22) didn’t permit him to attain freely within the center overs. When King holed out within the deep within the sixteenth over off Rauf, he used to be most effective the 5th guy down. However Afridi’s 3 wickets within the subsequent over showed the momentum used to be again with Pakistan.

Two SMASHING hits in @IftiAhmed221 breezy 32#PAKvWI#HumTouKhelainGey %.twitter.com/aJhiUvBD0U

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 14, 2021

Previous, Pakistan’s batting intensity used to be on display once more even after captain Babar, who gained the toss and elected to bat, once more couldn’t get going and used to be run out for simply 7.

Any other day, any other @iMRizwanPak particular within the making! 🔥🔥#PAKvWI#HumTouKhelainGey %.twitter.com/axa0P3NRbC

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 14, 2021

Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein stood out for the West Indies in an unchanged spell of 4 overs up entrance and had Fakhar Zaman stumped, however too many different batsmen were given away.

Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 38, Iftikhar Ahmed added 32, and Haider Ali made 31.

Then again, it used to be Shadab’s breezy knock together with 3 sixes within the final two overs which gave Pakistan simply sufficient runs.

The 3rd and final T20 is on Thursday.

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