Player of the Match
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689dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Imad Wasim's 5 for 14 dismantles West Indies

Imad Wasim became the first Pakistan spinner to claim a five-wicket haul in T20Is as the side wrapped up a nine-wicket win against West Indies in Dubai

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Babar Azam
55(37) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 12 2 4 9 11 8
DJ Bravo
55(54) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
5 1 6 2 16 4 2 19

Best performances - Bowlers

Imad Wasim
O4
M0
R14
W5
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Sohail Tanvir
O3.5
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.78
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10

Match days

23 September 2016 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Hope you enjoyed our coverage, folks. Little turnaround time before we're back for the second T20I on Sunday. Conditions will largely be the same. Will West Indies have different plans? Join us to find out. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye from the commentary desk. Cheers!

Presentation:
Sarfraz Ahmed: The players have responded really well. We've focused a lot on fielding and positive body language. We're using Imad Wasim as a strike bowler and he's done well so far. The other spinners have supported him well. We want to play attacking cricket, the mindset is always to take wickets.

Carlos Brathwaite: I don't think we had a good enough start. This wasn't one of our better performances, but we won't stop our guys from playing positive cricket at the top of the order. We'll have a talk about handling spin, their plans won't change much. We've to start better to allow Pollard, Bravo and myself to come in with five overs left.

Imad Wasim is the Player of the Match for his five-wicket haul. "I don't try to experiment. I just keep trying to bowl wicket-to-wicket." Clearly he's a man of few words.

10.55pm It started off as a no-contest. Then Bravo and Taylor gave West Indies a fighting chance. Badree knocked Sharjeel over to add to the interest, but then it turned into one-way traffic. Babar Azam turned the heat on West Indies with a sparkling exhibition of stroke play, while Khalid Latif, subdued initially, found his feet to polish off the chase. As far as chases go, it can't get more clinical than this. West Indies will have less than 24 hours to regroup ahead of the second T20I. But the man of the moment is clearly Imad Wasim who became the first Pakistan spinner to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is. He's been flanked by his team-mates, and why not? Join us shortly for the presentation.

Faisal: "Imad Wasim is not first Pakistani to take 5 wicket haul in T20, Before him Umar Gul took 5 wickets against NZ." I am sure Umar Gul was a fast bowler.

14.2
4
Brathwaite to Babar Azam, FOUR runs, short, wide outside off and he's slapped that in front of square. The cover fielder had no chance, for that's how hard it was hit. Back-to-back T20I wins for Pakistan, and Azam has hit the winning boundaries in both of them. This has been a roughshod for Sarfraz's men
14.1
4
Brathwaite to Babar Azam, FOUR runs, slashes one into the third man region where Bravo misfields to palm the ball into the boundary. Maiden T20I fifty for the impressive Babar Azam

END OF OVER:
14 | 11 Runs | PAK: 108/1 (8 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.71, RRR: 1.33)

  • Khalid Latif34 (32b)
  • Babar Azam47 (35b)
  • SP Narine3-0-21-0
  • DJ Bravo2-0-16-0
13.6
0
Narine to Khalid Latif, no run, bunts that off the back foot to cover
13.5
6
Narine to Khalid Latif, SIX runs, he's hit that into Sharjah, believe me! Gets to the pitch of the ball and smacks it across the line over wide long-on. Terrific hit
13.4
0
Narine to Khalid Latif, no run, gets forward and blocks
13.3
4
Narine to Khalid Latif, FOUR runs, how late has he played that? Literally off the keeper's gloves. Just enough width for him to use the depth of the crease and then open the bat face late to steer it behind point. Badree dived over the ball to give away easy runs