Player of the Match
Player of the Match

4pm Shadab becomes only the second Pakistan player, after Afridi, to win the Man-of-the-match award on T20I debut. Danyal Rasool's report, which will be updated shortly, will tell you the full story of the day. What a weekend for wristspinners. Kuldeep Yadav let it rip on Saturday. Shadab let it rip today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. The series now moves to Trinidad. Do come back for the second T20I on Thursday. This is Deivarayan Muthu and Shashank Kishore heading off to roll our wrists over.

3.50pm Presentations

Brathwaite: He [Shadab] bowled plenty of googlies, wicket to wicket, and it was tough to come back from there. We got to 111, but it obviously was not enough. We will have to go back to the drawing board. We will have to find ways to counter spin. There was a little pressure off my shoulder [making 34*], but I would like my team to win.

Shadab, Man of the Match on debut. Pakistan's manager will act as the interpreter. "It is a dream debut," he says. "I hope I will play and perform as well as I did today for Pakistan. The wicket had sometime for spin and the PSL experience helped."

Sarfraz: I think credit goes to the bowlers. Young Shadab bowled really well. Mentally we are tough, and we hope to keep doing well. I said to Shadab 'just bowl like you did at the PSL.'

3.40pm So, Pakistan secure a 1-0 lead and set the early pace in the long Caribbean tour. The day belonged to 18-year-old Shadab Khan who befuddled West Indies with his variations. His 4-0-7-3 is the most economical figures on debut in T20Is (minimum two overs). He struck with his second ball, pinning Walton in front with a perfectly-pitched wrong'un. In the same over, he had Simmons dragging on a sweep with a legbreak. In his next over, Shadab dismissed Narine with a wrong'un as well. His wrong'uns were pretty difficult to pick at the PSL too. Shadab could have had four wickets had Kamran Akmal, returning to international cricket after nearly three years, hung onto a catch at backward point. Carlos Brathwaite then rallied the lower order with an unbeaten 34. But it wasn't quite like that 34 - including 6,6,6,6 - in the World T20 final in Kolkata last year.

Kamran and Shehzad, also making a comeback, fell early in the chase, but Babar and Malik put their team back on track by simply wedging the ball into the gaps. That is all you need when you're chasing 112. Though Babar was dismissed for 29, Malik and Sarfraz finished it off for Pakistan. I will bring you the presentations shortly.

Imran: "Sarfraz's domination continues with this win"

Osama Ishtiaq M: "Hafeez's lean patch continues. Think Zaman should get a go in place of the under-performing Hafeez."

Holder to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs, overpitched and outside off, Malik stretches forward, creams a drive through the covers and seals a six-wicket win for Pakistan. Their form guide in their last five T20Is: W W W W W under Sarfraz

17 | 11 Runs | PAK: 111/4 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 0.33)

  • Shoaib Malik34 (28b)
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed4 (3b)
  • Carlos Brathwaite3-0-18-1
  • Sunil Narine4-0-22-0

The scores are level

Brathwaite to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length and outside off, punchily driven to mid-off on the front foot
Brathwaite to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and outside, possibly a slower one, beats the pull
Brathwaite to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, really full on leg stump, flicked to long leg
Brathwaite to Shoaib Malik, SIX runs, back of a length and outside off, Malik sizes it up and clobbers it across the line. Puts it into the second tier beyond midwicket

Daniyal: "I don't get the criticism of Babar Azam. Yes, he had some ordinary strike-rates during the PSL but they weren't easy pitches and he had an out of sorts Gayle batting at the other end. In my opinion, he coped with it tremendously well."

Brathwaite to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, very full on off, push-driven to mid-on, where Holder fumbles and helps Pakistan's cause
Brathwaite to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short on off, hops up and clips to mid-on

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25Kamran AkmalAhmed Shehzad
2nd15Kamran AkmalBabar Azam
3rd9Mohammad HafeezBabar Azam
4th46Shoaib MalikBabar Azam
5th20Shoaib MalikSarfraz Ahmed