Pakistan in West Indies, 4 T20I Series, 2021

West Indies vs Pakistan - 2nd T20I

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Date & Time: 31 July 2021

West Indies 150/4

RR: 7.5 | Pakistan beat West Indies by 7 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Andre Fletcher bowled Mohammad Hafeezbowled Mohammad Hafeez0200
Evin Lewis retired hurt retired hurt 353322
Chris Gayle bowled Hasan Alibowled Hasan Ali162001
Shimron Hetmyer bowled Mohammad Wasimbowled Mohammad Wasim171810
Nicholas Pooran not out not out 623346
Kieron Pollard c Mohammad Wasim & b Shaheen Afridic Mohammad Wasim & b Shaheen Afridi131400
Jason Holder not out not out 0000
Dwayne Bravo
Romario Shepherd
Hayden Walsh
Akeal Hosein
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 3, w 4, nb 0)
Total 150 (4 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Andre Fletcher,0.2), 31-2 (Chris Gayle,6), 70-3 (Shimron Hetmyer,11.5), 140-4 (Kieron Pollard,19.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mohammad Hafeez4 1 6 1 1.50
Shaheen Afridi4 0 44 1 11.00
Hasan Ali4 0 32 1 8.00
Shadab Khan4 0 22 0 5.50
Usman Qadir1 0 11 0 11.00
Mohammad Wasim3 0 32 1 10.67
Sharjeel Khan0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Rizwan 0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman0 0 0 0 0
Sohaib Maqsood0 0 0 0 0

So, Pakistan have drawn the first blood here and they would be a confident unit going into the next match which would be played tomorrow at the same venue. West Indies will look to bounce back and make it 1-1. Do join us for that game. Till then, Good bye and take care!

Kieron Pollard says that the bowlers pulled things back nicely in the last ten overs and the pitch didn't change much in the second innings. The major issue was with all those dot balls in the middle overs, which they will try to improve in the next match and they do take away some positive from this game as well.

MOM Mohammed Hafeez says that they put up a good score on the board and the bowlers executed their plans brilliantly. The left-handed batsmen all struggled against him and concludes by praising the two quicks, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi for holding their nerve at the death. 

Babar Azam says that they were 10-15 runs short but the bowlers did a fantastic job. Credits Hafeez for using his experience and the way that he bowled in the Powerplay.

Pakistan bowled really well and they had clear plans. Mohammad Hafeez was the star performer as he gave away just 6 runs from 4 overs and that made the difference. All the other bowlers chipped in and helped in maintaining the pressure. Babar Azam and Rizwan had sent the tone early on but Pakistan could not finish strongly, handing the advantage to West Indies at the break, but it didn't matter in the end as it was a magnificent bowling performance from them.

Nicholas Pooran would be very disappointed as he played his heart out but West Indies just fell short by 7 runs in the end. He played an outstanding knock and gave them a chance but it proved to be too many runs there. West Indies did not get the kind of start that they were hoping for and they had to play a catch up game in the end. Opener Fletcher got out in the first over. And after that, they never really got going and were behind the asking rate. Pollard too, was not at his best as he failed too time the ball. In the end, those 47 dot balls cost them the match!

19.6
6
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! It's all over, Pakistan have won! Length ball outside off, Pooran carves it over the point boundary for a maximum but it's all in vain, he must be gutted as he played a truly special knock. PAKISTAN WIN BY 7 RUNS!
19.5
4
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Fired in full on leg stump, this time Pooran does manage to find the gap wide of long on but it's a little too late.
19.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, Action replay of the previous delivery and now West Indies can't win without extras.
19.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, Full around off at 143 kph, hit down to long off and they don't run. 3 sixes needed off the last 3 deliveries.

Who will come in next? Jason Holder is the new man in.

19.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kieron Pollard, OUT! CAUGHT! Very full on off, Pollard looks to loft it over mid-wicket but gets a high top-edge to deep cover who takes a simple catch. Was it the right decision to take the single off the last ball of the previous over? They did cross which means Pooran will bhe on strike.
19.1
2
Shaheen Afridi to Kieron Pollard, Full and straight at 145 kph, Pollard whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Who will bowl the final over? Shaheen Afridi it is!

18.6
1
Hasan Ali to Kieron Pollard, Length ball and Pollard swings hard at it, only manages to bottom edge it onto the deck towards mid on for a single. 20 required off the final 6 deliveries!
18.5
0
Hasan Ali to Kieron Pollard, Very nicely done by Ali, change of pace and change of length. Pollard goes through his pull way too early and gets hit on the shoulder. A golden dot at this stage.
18.4
1
Hasan Ali to Nicholas Pooran, This time Ali does get the yorker in, played to long on for a run.
18.3
6
Hasan Ali to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! THUMPED! FIFTY for Nicholas Pooran! Ali misses the yorker and pays the price, Pooran just goes hard at it and muscles it straight over the bowler's head for back-to-back maximums.
18.2
6
Hasan Ali to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! How is he doing it! Pitched up again and Pooran just stays in his crease and lofts it over cover for a maximum.
18.1
1
Hasan Ali to Kieron Pollard, Pitched up around off, Pollard whacks it straight to long off for a single.
17.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, Well bowled, full and wide, Pooran unable to reach it. A dot to end. 35 needed off 12 balls!
17.5
4
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Nicholas Pooran is on a mission, Afridi tries to follow him and bowls this one full on leg stump but Pooran still manages to hit it in the gap in front of square on the leg side for another boundary.
17.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Nicholas Pooran fighting fire with fire, takes the leather off this one as he absolutely creams down the ground for a boundary, almost taking out his partner on the way.
17.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Kieron Pollard, Right on the money from Shaheen Afridi! 145 clicks on middle stump, Pollard inside edges it to mid-wicket for one.
17.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Trying to bowl fast and angle it in, but drifts down the leg side. Wide called.
17.2
1
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, Full, outside off at 143 kph, driven to covers for just a single.
17.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Nicholas Pooran, In the slot but pooran fails to connect as he inside edges it onto his pads.

Shaheen Afridi is back in to bowl the death overs...

16.6
1
Hasan Ali to Nicholas Pooran, Another fuller one at 142 kph, Pooran presents a straight face of the bat and plays it to long on for a single. 46 required now off 18 balls.
16.5
1
Hasan Ali to Kieron Pollard, Quicker one, 142 kph in the block hole, Pollard digs it out to deep square leg for one.
16.4
1
Hasan Ali to Nicholas Pooran, Smart batting from Pooran, just works this one towards point and rotates the strike.
16.3
6
Hasan Ali to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! HAMMERED! Back of a length and into the hitting arc of Nicholas Pooran who has just hit this one out of the ground over the mid-wicket fence. That sound was so, so sweet when the bat connected with the ball!
16.2
1
Hasan Ali to Kieron Pollard, Full and straight, pummeled down the ground but just for a single.
16.1
0
Hasan Ali to Kieron Pollard, Back of a length, hits the deck hard, Pollard leans forward then fends it away awkwardly.

Bowling change. Hasan Ali is back into the attack...

15.6
0
Mohammad Wasim to Nicholas Pooran, Full and fast on leg stump, flicked to short fine leg. 16 off that over, just what West Indies needed at this stage.
15.5
0
Mohammad Wasim to Nicholas Pooran, Full again and just pushed wider, Pooran was standing leg side of it and hence fails to reach and connect with that one.
15.4
4
Mohammad Wasim to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Nicholas Pooran is doing what the Pakistani batsmen were doing to Romario Shepherd. putting immense pressure on Mohammad Wasim, who bowls a high full toss outside off. Pooran slaps it into the point boundary.
15.4
0
Mohammad Wasim to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Quicker and fuller, just down the leg side, Pooran looks to flick but gets beaten by raw pace. Wide signalled.
15.3
6
Mohammad Wasim to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Back-to-back! Low full toss on off, Nicholas Pooran frees his arms and flat-bats it just over the long off fielder for another maximum.
15.2
6
Mohammad Wasim to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! WOW! That was very much needed by West Indies and Nicholas Pooran has absolutely dispatched the length delivery way deep into the stands over the mid-wicket fence.
15.1
1
Mohammad Wasim to Kieron Pollard, Back of a length, tucked onto the leg side by Pollard for a single.

Bowling change. Mohammad Wasim is back into the attack.

14.6
1
Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, Quicker ball, came back in sharply. Kieron Pollard looks to flick it but gets cramped for room and digs it out towards mid on for a single. 74 needed now off 30 balls!
14.5
1
Shadab Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Flatter ball, darted on the pads. Nicholas Pooran tucks it towards mid-wicket for one. 
14.4
1
Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, Full toss, on off. Kieron Pollard flicks it hard towards long on for a run.
14.3
2
Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, Flatter ball, around off. Kieron Pollard pushes it off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good, positive running.
14.2
1
Shadab Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Quicker ball, around leg. Nicholas Pooran works it on the leg side for a single.
14.1
1
Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, Flatter ball, on off. Turned towards mid-wicket for one.
14.1
0
Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side. Kieron Pollard looks to flick but misses. Called wide.