Saturday, 27 July 2013

Pakistan won the 1st T20 in the last ball Thrilling against West Indies

Pakistan tour of West Indies 2013: Pakistan won by 2 wickets in the last ball thrilling 1st T20 match against West Indies played at Played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent on 27th July 2013. Zulfiqur Babar followed his 3-wicket haul with a superb last ball six to help Pakistan sneak a thriller in the first T20I. Click here for the Full Scorecard

Earlier West Indies have won the toos and they chose to field. West Indies have lost their openers very sortly and they lost 3 wickets in 33 runs. West Indies started off disastrously as they were left reeling at 42/4. However, a 56 run partnership between Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard started the recovery for West Indies. Sammy joined Pollard and the West Indies skipper led from the front with some glorious hits as their 53 run stand propelled the hosts to 152/7. For Pakistan, they were lax in the field and only Zulfiqar Babar bowled well to snap up 3/23 on his debut.

In the chase of 152 runs Pakistan lost their openers just 10 runs. Pakistan kept a healthy scoring rate but lost wickets at regular intervals. However, Umar Amin stepped up and scored runs at will. His 47 laid the base for Pakistan's march towards victory. Shahid Afridi also played a vital knock but he lost his wicket at a crucial time. Zulfiqar Babar struck a four and a six in the last over to seal a thrilling two wicket win for Pakistan. Gabriel's erratic bowling in the 19th over has proven to be very costly for the West Indies.

Shahid Afridi gets the man of the Match award for his 46 runs in 27 balls. Pakistan lead the 2 match series by 1-0. The 2nd ODI Cricket match was played on Sunday July 28 at Kingstown.


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