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Pakistan vs Windies - 1st T20I

Series: Windies tour of Pakistan, 2018
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date: 01 April 2018

Windies 60/10 (13.4 Ovs) RR: 4.39 | Pakistan won by 143 runs

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As it turns out, Pakistan register a comfortable victory and take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. A triumphant return of International cricket to Karachi, much to the delight of the home fans. With the second T20I scheduled tomorrow, there will not be much time for the teams to rest. However, there will be a lot for Windies to think about and discuss. Time to conclude the proceedings for today. Do join us back tomorrow. Until then, it's a goodbye from us here. Goodnight and cya!

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: Fakhar Zaman started well for us, Shoaib and Talat finished off really well for us as well. We always try to give our best in every match. I think we are a strong team, and we never relax. We love to give our best in all departments of the game. Hopefully Shaheen Afridi will also get a chance later on in the series. The next game is really important, so we need to put everything into winning it, but if we can accommodate Shaheen, we will do our best to do so.

Jason Mohammed, Windies captain: I think it was a tough day. We gave away too many runs from the last two overs. Our batting was bad too. It looked like a good wicket, we didn't have any plans. We have to stay positive and wish to comeback strong. We will try and do our basics right for the next two matches. It's nice being here and it feels good.

Memento presented to the mayor of Karachi.

Hussain Talat, Man of the Match: Really happy. I would like to thank the people who helped me until here. Thought about this moment for very long, almost 2 years, and I just backed my own game; played the only way I know how. Worked on high-performance training, and batting in the recent past and the PSL helped me out a lot too. Glad to see it all work out today...

The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi, has a few words to say on the occasion of the return of international cricket to Pakistan.

23:05 Local Time: A tame surrender from the Windies. The innings never got going. Chadwick Walton sparked off by striking a six off the first ball but then got carried away and Nawaz with his bagful of tricks removed him off the fourth ball. Things got much worse for Windies as a quintessential collapse followed and Pakistan bowlers rolled over their top-order leaving them reeling at 15/4. The visitors just couldn't recover from the scars and it was a mere formality for Pakistan from there in wiping off the innings. Just three batsmen into double figures sums up the sorry tale of Windies' batting. Presentations imminent, stick around.

13.4
0
Talat to Badree, out Caught by Shoaib Malik!! Talat is having a dream evening. And is that the end of the innings? Yup, they are shaking hands because Veerasammy Permaul won't come out to bat. This is the lowest score for Windies in T20Is. It was fitting that Talat finished things off. Banged in short, Badree went for the pull and ends up splicing it up in the air towards mid-wicket. Malik backtracks, keeps his eyes on the ball and holds onto it. Badree c Shoaib Malik b Talat 7(5) [6s-1]

Talat to Badree, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

13.3
1
Talat to Keemo Paul, 1 run, pacy short ball that gets big on Paul, flat-batted down to long-on
13.2
1
Talat to Badree, 1 run, fuller and straightening off the deck, Badree gropes and runs it off the outer half to third man

By the way, that six was Badree's first six in International cricket.

13.1
1
Talat to Keemo Paul, 1 run, flicked away behind square on the leg-side

Hussain Talat, comes into the attack

12.6
6
Shoaib Malik to Badree, SIX, Badree connects and clears long-on. Badree moves across, finds the meat and launches it over long-on
12.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Badree, no run, "Howzaat" screams Sarfraz but the impact was well outside off. Malik too shakes his head. Darted full outside off, Badree walked across and missed it completely. Pinged low on the pad
12.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Badree, no run, Badree negates the hat-trick ball. Flat and quick outside off, Badree stands tall and punches it to cover

Samuel Badree, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Attacking field for Malik now. Four men lurking around the bat.

12.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Kesrick Williams, out Caught by Babar Azam!! Make that two in two for Malik. Windies plunge further into the darkness - 51/8. Malik tempts Williams with a floater outside off. The batsman takes the bait as he goes for the drive. No feet and only manages a thick outside edge. Straight into the bucket hands of Babar Azam at first slip. Can Malik claim a hat-trick? Kesrick Williams c Babar Azam b Shoaib Malik 0(1)

Shoaib Malik to Kesrick Williams, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Kesrick Williams, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Emrit, out Caught by Talat!! The wheels are coming off for the Windies. Another batsman in quest of boundaries finds the fielder in the deep. Malik after a superb show with the bat, adds his name to the wicket column. Flighted on middle and leg, Emrit hacks it hard, lacks timing and hits it as far as deep square leg. The debutant judges it well, sets himself under it, doesn't panic and grabs it. Emrit c Talat b Shoaib Malik 11(20) [6s-1]

Shoaib Malik to Emrit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Hussain Talat takes a catch at deep square leg, is he unsure? The umpires aren't taking any chances as they disturb the third umpire. Looks fine on first viewing. No movement of the ropes. Third umpire is scrutinising lots of angles. Soft signal is OUT and it stays.

12.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Emrit, no run, offie too full, poked defensively off the front foot

153 runs in 48 balls. The writing is on the wall as Pakistan are bossing it here.

11.6
2
Shadab Khan to Keemo Paul, 2 runs, looped on the pads, Paul clears his front leg and whacks it to the left of deep square leg. Easy two taken
11.5
1
Shadab Khan to Emrit, 1 run, a cross-batted swat to long-on
11.4
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, slips in a googly, this gains steep bounce and Emrit is all at sea. Misses the nudge and is hit on the thigh pad
11.3
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, top-spinner from Shadab, cramps Emrit for room. Emrit doesn't pick and went back to cut. Ends up chopping it into the off-side
11.2
6
Shadab Khan to Emrit, SIX, Emrit shows his muscle power. Sees a flighted delivery turning away outside off, extends his long levers and tonks it over long-on
11.1
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, pitched on off, forward and blocked

Shadab Khan [2.0-0-4-1] is back into the attack

10.6
4
Shoaib Malik to Keemo Paul, FOUR, edged but safe! Tossed up just outside off, Paul prods forward and chalks an outside edge. Flies to the left of first slip and runs away to the fence
10.5
1
Shoaib Malik to Emrit, 1 run, straying on leg, tucked through square leg. Any thoughts of attempting the second was aborted
10.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Keemo Paul, 1 run, flighted full outside off, push-driven to long-off
10.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Emrit, 1 run, flattish outside off, Emrit punches it to cover. A fumble from the fielder and they take the single. Sarfraz isn't one bit happy with the effort
10.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Emrit, no run, Malik angles it quick outside off, Emrit waits looking to guide it to short third man. Beaten by the skiddiness of the deck
10.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Emrit, no run, short but too slow. Dead batted under his nose

Shoaib Malik, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Required rate is hovering around 16.9

9.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Keemo Paul, no run, beaten by sharp turn. Lands it around off, draws Paul forward and gets the ball to spin viciously with some bounce. So, so close to biting the outside edge
9.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Keemo Paul, no run, slower but on target. Defended off the front foot
9.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Keemo Paul, no run, on the stumps, Paul is happy to show his straight bat in defence
9.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Emrit, 1 run, darted full, knocked down to long-on
9.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Emrit, no run, pushed through quicker, Emrit stomps his front foot forward and blocks
9.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Emrit, no run, beauty. Pitched up, Emrit is neither forward nor back. Ends up tamely stabbing at it and the ball spins just enough to beat him on the outside edge
8.6
1
Shadab Khan to Emrit, 1 run, teased wider of off, Emrit accepts it with glee and drives it to sweeper cover
8.5
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, much better from Emrit. Gets his bat close to pad and combats for the wrong 'un on this occasion. Smothered
8.4
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, googly this time, befuddles Emrit as he plays for the leggie away from his body. Inside edge is snapped and it evades the stumps by a whisker
8.3
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, tossed with more air, Emrit quells all the turn on offer
8.2
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, softly pushed back to the bowler
8.1
0
Shadab Khan to Emrit, no run, floated up, defended

Rayad Emrit, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, out Caught by Faheem Ashraf!! And falls next ball. Loss of shape, loss of concentration and a sitter to Ashraf. The experienced Samuels perishes and Windies' hope fading off rapidly here. Nawaz gives more air and lured Samuels, Samuels slogs and gets a leading edge as his head fell all over the place. Skies up to point and Ashraf calmly pouches it. Samuels c Faheem Ashraf b Mohammad Nawaz 18(19) [4s-3]

Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

7.5
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, FOUR, woah. How well has he timed that? More importantly, finds the gap with clockwise precision. Rifled quick on leg, Samuels just whipped with it off his toes, through mid-wicket and bisected two fielders in the deep to perfection
7.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Keemo Paul, 1 run, a rare blip in the field from Pakistan. Paul wrists it to mid-wicket, Babar Azam fires a wild throw at the non striker's end, concedes an overthrow
7.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Keemo Paul, no run, keeps it on the stumps, Paul waits back and turns it to mid-wicket
7.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Keemo Paul, no run, very well-flighted, makes Paul to stay on the back foot. Defended stoutly
7.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, 1 run, slanted on the pads, whisked into the gap at mid-wicket

Mohammad Nawaz [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

6.6
0
Shadab Khan to Keemo Paul, no run, the first one that spins - the googly. On a good length outside off, tossed up temptingly, Keemo Paul gets forward to push it into the off-side and it it through the gate and into the keeper's mitts. Beaten on the inside edge
6.5
0
Shadab Khan to Keemo Paul, no run, flat yorker length delivery on the stumps, jabbed back to the bowler

Keemo Paul, right handed bat, comes to the crease

6.4
0
Shadab Khan to Rovman Powell, out Caught&Bowled!! What are you doing Windies? A drag-down of a leg-break, turning away, stopping on the batsman a little (or is that an illusion?) and Rovman Powell gets on the back foot and plays a nothing-chip back to Shadab who grabs onto it and can't believe that particular ball yielded a wicket. Rovman Powell c and b Shadab Khan 5(10) [4s-1]

Shadab Khan to Rovman Powell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

6.3
1
Shadab Khan to Samuels, 1 run, full and flat, no turn, pitching outside off, Samuels cross-batted-drags it aerially to long-on - albeit on the bounce. Single
6.2
1
Shadab Khan to Rovman Powell, 1 run, over-compensates with one that is too full and flat on the pads, whipped away to mid-wicket for a single
6.1
1
Shadab Khan to Samuels, 1 run, a tad short and flat, slapped away to deep extra cover for a single

Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Dead ball as Samuels one-handedly cuts Shadab to point and shakes his head: "I was not ready!"

5.6
4
Faheem Ashraf to Rovman Powell, FOUR, length ball angling into the pads, Rovman Powell just helps it on its way and times it effortlessly away to the deep mid-wicket fence for four. After some ugly cricket over half an hour, here's a classy shot
5.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Rovman Powell, no run, good length delivery just outside off, tapped to cover, a few thoughts about a stolen single, abandoned immediately
5.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Rovman Powell, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Test match length, Rovman Powell gets back and defends compactly
5.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to Samuels, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps and another lousy-looking pull to deep mid-wicket for a single
5.2
4
Faheem Ashraf to Samuels, FOUR, fractionally short pitching just outside off and angling in, Samuels uses the angle, opens up his torso, and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for four. Not a pretty shot, but the scorecard (which also doesn't look pretty for WI) reflects 4 more runs
5.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Samuels, no run, skiddy length ball on middle and leg, Samuels tries a crouches cross-batted swipe into the on-side, gets hit on the pad. No appeal. The reason: going down leg

Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

4.6
0
Hasan Ali to Rovman Powell, no run, oooooh! Skiddy good length ball in the channel outside off, Rovman Powell is stuck on the crease and pokes with a nothing shot outside off, gets an inside edge and nearly plays it onto his stumps! Onto the pad though, and the batsmen continue to look clueless...
4.5
0
Hasan Ali to Rovman Powell, no run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, push-driven, just an extension of the defence towards mid-on
4.4
0
Hasan Ali to Rovman Powell, no run, short of length delivery outside off, rising into the keeper's mitts (above his head) as the batsman shoulders arms
4.3
0
Hasan Ali to Rovman Powell, no run, good length ball on off, Rovman Powell gets half-forward and late-blocks once again
4.2
0
Hasan Ali to Rovman Powell, no run, good length delivery just outside off, a hint of swing in, Rovman Powell is on the half-cock and blocks compactly

Rovman Powell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.1
0
Hasan Ali to Ramdin, out Caught by Mohammad Nawaz!! I'm running out of terms. How about contemptible this time? A juicy half-volley on the pads, and what does the 74-Test veteran do? Whips it uppishly straight to short mid-wicket with his side reeling at 15-3. *Facepalm.* Okay, that facepalm hurt. I wear glasses. Ramdin c Mohammad Nawaz b Hasan Ali 0(5)

Hasan Ali to Ramdin, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, back of a length angling in from round the wicket, Samuels opens the face of the bat and deflects it late towards backward point, NO run! Are ya kiddin' me? Are ya? No? Okay...
3.5
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, good length ball just outside off, slower one, Samuels opens the face and maneuvers it to point
3.4
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, length ball slanting towards off, guided to point
3.3
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, off-cutter from Amir, leg-cutter for the right-hander, angling into the channel outside off, Samuels tries a similar unaesthetic steer again, gets a thin edge that falls short of the keeper
3.2
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, back of a length slower one in the channel outside off (at least when it reaches him), Samuels looks even more ungainly as he tries to steer it one-handed into the off-side. Misses
3.1
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, length ball, Samuels opens up his stance, and cross-bats it to mid-wicket. Chris Martin and McGrath would be proud of that shot...
3.1
1
Amir to Samuels, wide, full and wide outside off, Samuels watches it through with a look of ridicule on his face. Wide called - again

Some gut-wrenching jokes on-air...

2.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Ramdin, no run, enticing length, but no flight and turn, Ramdin waits for it and trusts the pitch to push it back to the bowler
2.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Ramdin, wide, down leg this time, wide called
2.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Ramdin, no run, a tad short on off, but too flat and quick, punched back off the back foot
2.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Ramdin, no run, fuller one on off, push-driven back to the bowler, who collects it this time
2.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, 1 run, full and flat, drilled down to long-off after nutmegging the bowler for a single. He got a hand on it, did Nawaz, but it went through
2.2
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, FOUR, fuller one tossed up and angled on the pads, Samuels swipes across the line and the leading edge carries it over the in-field... wait for it... on the off-side...to sweeper cover for four
2.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Samuels, no run, flat one just outside off, Samuels gets to the pitch of it and pushes it back to the bowler
1.6
0
Amir to Ramdin, no run, short-ish across the right-hander, not much width, Ramdin chops it to cover point

Denesh Ramdin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.5
0
Amir to Mohammed, out Caught by Talat!! Oh dear, and here I was miffed with the broadcasters for replaying that dismissal too often. Just go to 1.3 and check the description, and have some mercy on my fingers. No? Okay. Length ball outside off -> slapped straight to Talat -> Talat obliges. Mohammed c Talat b Amir 0(2)

Amir to Mohammed, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.4
0
Amir to Mohammed, no run, another one that's short-ish and wide, chopped off the under-edge to backward point

Jason Mohammed, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.3
0
Amir to Andre Fletcher, out Caught by Talat!! Andre Fletcher, just go watch Despicable Me 1,2 and 3 would ya? Abominable! Length ball outside off, Andre Fletcher doesn't move his feet and slices it, without trying to keep it down, to Talat at cover point. Could've been mistaken for a tail-ender. I hope he is miffed with himself. I would be. Andre Fletcher c Talat b Amir 0(3)

Amir to Andre Fletcher, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.2
1
Amir to Samuels, 1 run, short-ish one slanted outside off again, Samuels tries a forehanded loft over the off-side and gets a thick outside edge with a lot of pace and spin away to third man who does well to cut it off
1.1
0
Amir to Samuels, no run, fractionally short and just a tad wide outside off, Samuels gets on the back foot and toe-ends that off a horizontal bat towards mid-off
1.1
1
Amir to Samuels, wide, fractionally short and wide outside off from over the wicket. Samuels slashes at it, can't reach it. Wided

Mohammad Amir, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, no run, tossed up enticingly just outside off, Andre Fletcher opens the face of the bat after getting forward and steers it to point. 6.0.0.W.0.0. Great over, other than that six
0.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, no run, fuller one tossed up on middle, dug back out to the bowler off the toe-end

Marlon Samuels, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Slip in...

0.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Walton, out Caught by Asif Ali!! Overambitious! Fuller one on the stumps, Walton gets forward and tries to loft that into the sightscreen! Got a lot of height, and I honestly thought that was outta here by the sound off the bat. Asif Ali, though comes running to his right from long-off and settles under it. First blood for Pakistan. Walton c Asif Ali b Mohammad Nawaz 6(4) [6s-1]

Mohammad Nawaz to Walton, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Walton, no run, flatter in tracjectory and on a good length, straightening a little on off, Walton gets back and defends into the off-side
0.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Walton, no run, short-ish again, but not as much, Walton tries another similar pull, misses
0.1
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Walton, SIX, a terrible drag-down angling into leg-stump, Walton rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for six! What a start!

Walton and Andre Fletcher are at the crease. Walton is on strike. Mohammad Nawaz will open the attack