Pakistan in West Indies, 4 T20I Series, 2021
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Date & Time: 31 July 2021
RR: 7.5 | Pakistan beat West Indies by 7 runs
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!
Who will come in next? Jason Holder is the new man in.
Who will bowl the final over? Shaheen Afridi it is!
Shaheen Afridi is back in to bowl the death overs...
Bowling change. Hasan Ali is back into the attack...
Bowling change. Mohammad Wasim is back into the attack.
Evin Lewis is not looking in good shape out there. The physio is having a look. He is having some cramps, maybe in the chest. Hope he's fine. Mohammad Hafeez is done with his spell. Who will come in to replace him? Shadab Khan to finish his quota of overs... Unfortunately Evin Lewis is having to leave the field and it's going to be Kieron Pollard to replace him out in the middle.
Hasan Ali is back into the attack...
Bowling change. Mohammad Hafeez is brought back in to finish off his qouta of 4 overs.
Who will come in next? Nicholas Pooran walks in....
Bowling change. Usman Qadir comes into the attack now.
Who will come in next? It's going to be Shimron Hetmyer. Shadab Khan is into the attack now.
Who will bowl the final over of the Powerplay? It's going to be Hasan Ali.
Who will bowl from the other end? It's going to be Shaheen Afridi.
Who will come in at number 3? It's going to be Chris Gayle.