230dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Jet-lagged West Indies slump to massive defeat

The chasm between the two sides was in full evidence as Pakistan romped to their joint-highest T20 total before they bowled West Indies out for their lowest

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Hussain Talat
41(37) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 5 3 1 9 13 1 8
Fakhar Zaman
39(24) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 20 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
4 4 16 0 2 9 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O2
M0
R3
W2
Eco1.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shoaib Malik
O2
M0
R13
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

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 hrs - 21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45 - 23.10

Match days

01 April 2018 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Sreshth Shah

11.33pmThat's all from us tonight. Bunch of records were broken - Pakistan posted their highest T20 score, West Indies crumbled to their lowest. All that and more in Danyal Rasool's match report. We hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of this historic game of cricket. Can West Indies square the series up? Find out tomorrow as both teams face off once again in 24 hours. Till then, it's Sreshth Shah, saying goodbye!

Eng. Afzal: "I wish Pak & Ind play a T20 series like this. I jist imagine how exciting it wud be."

11.22pm Time for the presentation. Najam Sethi addresses the crowd first. "Thank you Karachi-ites, for coming. The mayor has made Karachi shine, so thank you sir."

Sarfraz Ahmed, the winning captain: "I think we were excellent. Fakhar's start was great and then how Talat and Shoaib bhai finished off were great. We want to play every game without relaxing. West Indies are a good team, and we're certain they'll come back strong tomorrow - so no relaxing despite the win. Hope to continue this form. The next match is very important, and if we can, we will definitely give Shaheen a chance to debut as well."

Jason Mohammed, the losing captain. He says: "It was a tough day. Think we did well with the ball till the last two overs. Our batting was bad. Looked like a good wicket, it is a good wicket, but our shot execution wasn't good. We need to stay positive and come back strong. Try and do the basics right tomorrow. First time being in Pakistan for international cricket, and it feels good."

Hussain Talat is the Man of the Match. The debutant says: "I am delighted, and all those people who have supported me in my rise, I want to thank them. I wanted to play my normal cricket, and have been thinking of this moment for the past two years. I worked hard during the two PCB camps for high-performers, and this domestic season was great too."

Irfan: "@Adele: Azhar Mahmood and Razzaq were all rounders while Amir Sohail bowl left arm leg spin. Mushtaq and saqlain as spinner and was in and waqar as lead bowler, no this is nothing new"

Sujan: "It might be a very unique record of 9 caught outs in a single innings."

Adeel: "Correct me if i am wrong but i think Pakistan is the only team with such multi dimensional bowling lineup...There is Legspinner, off spinner, left arm spinner, right arm fast medium, left arm fast medium, right arm fast allrounder..."

11.08pm Pakistan used seven bowlers and six of them were among the wickets. First, it was Nawaz and Amir who reduced West Indies to 8 for 3, after which the middle-order crumbled to Shadab and Malik's spin. Debutant Hussain Talat, who top-scored with the bat, fittingly took the final wicket. Presentation ceremony in a moment.

Hasan: "Highest T20 total for Pakistan, lowest T20 total for West Indies. Second biggest win in T20 history. As a Pakistani, I am glad to see international cricket returning to Karachi after 9 years. But a sad day as a cricket fan, since West Indies sent a weakened 13-man squad, and one is already injured. Don't see much changing in the next two T20s. "

Mazahir: "A unique record for records book today, One team make its highest total and other team make its lowest in the same match."

Amir: "My role is to take wickets with the new ball. I knew If I take a couple, they'll be under pressure, and that's what happened. To be honest, the wicket was good for batting, but when you bowl full under the night sky, then the ball does something. We've been gelling well - and have carried the momentum from the New Zealand series. This is the first time I'm playing in Karachi, it's a different feeling playing at home."

11.03pm It's the second-biggest win in T20I history! West Indies were outplayed today in all departments. Only three batsmen reached double figures while five of them were out for a duck. That's the reason why West Indies crashed to their lowest-ever total in T20Is, the fourth-lowest of all time, and joint-lowest score by a full member.

13.4
W
Hussain Talat to Badree, OUT, slower-ball and short on off. Badree tries to pull and that's been top edged. The mid-wicket fielder runs backwards and sticks his hands out and completes the catch. West Indies crash to their lowest T20I score

S Badree c Shoaib Malik b Hussain Talat 7 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

13.3
1
Hussain Talat to Paul, 1 run, short on off, tries to pull but off the bat's top half. Mistimed to cow corner
13.2
1
Hussain Talat to Badree, 1 run, good length just outside. Tries to defend but takes the outside edge. The ball goes down to third man

Mujtaba : "Moiz ahmed questioning why did sarfaraz gave malik an over! Well this is why!!"

13.1
1
Hussain Talat to Paul, 1 run, good length on off. Cramps him for space, and the attempted punch goes to the leg side

Talat's been given the ball

END OF OVER:
13 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 57/8 (147 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.38, RRR: 21.00)

  • S Badree6 (3b)
  • KMA Paul8 (11b)
  • Shoaib Malik2-0-13-2
  • Shadab Khan3-0-13-1
12.6
6
Shoaib Malik to Badree, SIX runs, beats long on! Tossed up full on off, and muscled towards the leg side. Good connection off the bat as the ball soars beyond the boundary
12.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Badree, no run, full just outside off. Badree shuffles across to the off side - showing all three stumps - but misses. Hits his front leg, but impact's way outside off as well

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6ADS FletcherCAK Walton
2nd2MN SamuelsADS Fletcher
3rd0MN SamuelsJN Mohammed
4th7MN SamuelsD Ramdin
5th12MN SamuelsR Powell
6th6MN SamuelsKMA Paul
7th18RR EmritKMA Paul
8th0KOK WilliamsKMA Paul
9th9S BadreeKMA Paul