Hyatt helps West Indies A sweep Twenty20 series
West Indies A 118 for 5 (Hyatt 72*, Junaid 2 for 12) beat Pakistan A 117 for 7 (Umair 33, Miller 2 for 8) by five wickets
Danza Hyatt came to West Indies A's rescue with some controlled hitting after a top-order collapse to lead them to, what was in the end, a comfortable five-wicket win over Pakistan A in the second Twenty20 match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Chasing 118, the West Indies top order was blown away by the fast-bowling pair of Junaid Shah and Mohammad Rameez, who took two wickets each to leave the hosts tottering at 31 for 4. That soon became 39 for 5, when captain David Bernard (3) was run out in the 11th over, and Pakistan looked set to square the series after losing the first game in a one-over eliminator.
They hadn't reckoned with Hyatt, however, who proceeded to take the attack to the bowlers, bashing five fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 72 from just 48 balls. Keeping him company in a match-winning 79-run stand was Ashley Nurse, who showed he has a cool head under pressure when he conceded just six runs in the eliminator over with Pakistan needing eight for the win. Nurse made 19 from 15, with one six, as West Indies cantered home with three overs to spare.
Pakistan were asked to bat by Bernard, and limped to 117 for 7 on a two-paced pitch, with left-arm spinner Nikita Miller taking 2 for 8 from his four overs. Opener Umair Khan led Pakistan with 33.