Pakistan defeated West Indies by 9 wickets in first twenty twenty


Dubai: Pakistan Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim defeated West Indies in Twenty twenty match by nine wickets in the first match that took place on Friday.

In 19.5 overs, he scored 115 runs over Pakistan and Wasim's spin assault routed the West Indies for a low score of 115 in 19.5 overs which Pakistan surpassed in 14.2 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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In the twenty twenty match, Dwayne Bravo scored half-century by scoring 66 runs against Pakistan. He even took nine wickets.

In the fourth over, Pakistan had lost opener Sharjeel Khan for 22 but the partnership of Babar Zaman (55 not out) and Khalid Latif (34 not out) helped him to win the match.

Babar hit two consecutive fours and hit two sixes.

"I bowl wicket to wicket and this brought me wickets," said Wasim who was declared man of the match. "I try to give my hundred percent every time."

West Indian captain Carlos Brathwaite faulted his batsmen.

"We didn't have a decent begin, so we have to change things rapidly in light of the fact that there are consecutive matches," said Brathwaite.

Prior, Bravo scored a 54-ball 55 for his fourth half-century and lifted the title holders from an unsafe 48-8 in 11.3 overs before being played off the penultimate ball.

Wasim made his profession development in his four dangerous overs – the third best figures for Pakistan in each of the Twenty20 cricket – after Sarfraz Ahmed won the hurl and selected to bowl on a moderate turner at Dubai stadium.

Bravo crushed paceman Wahab Riaz for a six to achieve his half-century and drove the recuperation from a poor begin which saw the West Indies battling at 46-5 in the initial ten overs, in risk of falling for under a 100 aggregate.

West Indies had lost opener Evin Lewis to Wasim off the fifth bundle of the innings for one, holing out at profound mid-wicket off a hurled clear.

Wasim then contributed with wickets of Andre Fletcher (two) and Marlon Samuels (four) in the third over to leave the title holders tottering at 15 for three.

West Indies lost Johnson Charles (seven) and debutant Nicholas Pooran (five) in the following two overs make it 22 for five.

Bravo and Kieron Pollard (nine) took the score to 47 preceding Wasim struck twice to enhance his past best of four for 11 he took against Zimbabwe at Harare a year ago.

Bravo discovered Taylor as a capable partner – the main two to cross the twofold figures – bettering the past record of 63 for the ninth wicket between Saeed Ajmal and Sohail Tanvir against Sri Lanka at the same venue three years prior.

Taylor and Bravo fell in the last over by paceman Tanvir who completed with 2-26.

The triumph gave Pakistan's new T20 chief Sarfraz Ahmed two in two in the wake of assuming control in his group's nine wicket win over England at Manchester prior this month.

The second match will likewise be played in Dubai on Saturday while the third is in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Both groups will likewise play three one-day internationals and the same number of Tests.

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