Pakistan defeated West Indies in the second T20I to take a 1- lead in the 4-match series at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Saturday.
Place to bat initial, Pakistan posted 157/eight on the board in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to skipper Babar Azam, who scored a outstanding half-century in the game. The appropriate-handed batsman hit 51 off 40, with the support of four fours and two sixes.
Babar was effectively supported by wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan. The 29-year-old contributed with 46 off 36 balls – two fours and as quite a few maximums.
For the hosts, all-rounder Jason Holder was the choose of the bowlers, taking a 4-wicket haul for 26 runs in his quota of four overs. Apart from Holder, Dwayne Bravo bagged a couple of scalps for 24 runs.
In reply, West Indies could only handle to attain 150/four, losing the contest by seven runs. Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez shined with the bowl and inspired the touring celebration to defend the total.
Hafeez conceded only six runs in his four overs, along with a maiden. He also picked up the prized wicket of Windies opener Andre Fletcher on the second ball of West Indies’ innings.
Nicholas Pooran was the sole warrior in the course of the residence team’s chase. He created unbeaten 62 runs from 33 deliveries, but failed to take his group more than the finish line.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Hafeez (four-1-six-1) has bowled the joint-most economical four overs spell in Men’s T20Is for Pakistan. Equaling with Amir (four-1-six-two) vs UAE in 2016.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 31, 2021
2nd T20I UPDATE: Pakistan won by 7 runs
— Pakistan Cricket Reside (@TheRealPCB_Reside) July 31, 2021
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 31, 2021
Most economical four-more than bowling spells in T20Is by a Pakistani bowler:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 31, 2021
We have been at the edge of our seats towards the finish ????
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 31, 2021
The evergreen Professor ????
— CricWick (@CricWick) July 31, 2021
Mohammad Hafeez becomes the initial complete-member player to open the bowling in men’s T20Is right after turning 40 years old.#WIvPAK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 31, 2021
Mohammad Hafeez has just tied the most economical spell of four overs in International T20s for Pakistan. four overs. 1 maiden. 1 wicket. ONLY six RUNS. UNBELIEVABLE from the Professor. The other was Mohammad Amir #WIvPAK pic.twitter.com/q4IGRX8r5V
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) July 31, 2021
— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) July 31, 2021
West Indies need to have 74 from 30.
Pooran was six*(13).
Then changed the gear and scored unbeaten 62* runs from 33 balls like four fours and six sixes but lost the match by 7 runs and Pakistan take 1- in the 4 match T20 series. #WIvPAK pic.twitter.com/yljMRtnyJo
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 31, 2021