a length ball angling in. Akeal pushes it at but the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad to clatter into the stumps. He finished with 4 for 40 from his four overs
Shepherd and Odean Smith's 46-run partnership is WI's highest for the 8th wicket in T20Is, breaking the record of 40 between Deonarine and Daren Sammy
That's all from our side. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. See you soon.
Babar Azam: Rizwan and Haider Ali played handy knocks and the way Nawaz finished was outstanding. Our spinners bowled well and put them under pressure. We will sit and discuss what combination to play for the next game.
Nicholas Pooran: I think we gave away 20 runs more in the field and there were a few boundaries off the edges too. I loved the effort and energy from the guys tonight. We are a young side but it all comes down to execution.
Haider Ali is the Player of the Match: I rate my innings 10 out of 10. Rizi bhai supported me really well and asked me to build my innings. I got a lot of confidence from the way Rizi bhai was playing. The pitch was a bit difficult and was helping spinners, so we decided to take our chances against fast bowlers.
Time for the presentation ceremony.
Ashar: "All 10 bowlers got a minimum of 1 wicket each today."
9.50pm A massive win, by 63 runs, for Pakistan as they take 1-0 lead in this three-match series. The stage was set by their batters - Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali struck half-centuries before Mohammad Nawaz's cameo lifted them to 200. West Indies were never in the hunt during the chase. Nawaz and Shadab strangled them while Mohammad Wasim kept on smashing the stumps. In the end, West Indies were bowled out in 19 overs.
Around the wicket
fuller but way down the leg side. Rizwan underams it at the stumps and nails the direct hit but the batter was in
fuller on the stumps, clipped towards deep square leg
There's some delay here. Looks like a bail has been hurt while marking the guard. Akeal Hosein the culprit. He was marking his guard and ended up breaking one end of the bail, it remained stuck into the pitch as he pulled out the bail
Abdul Rehman: "Now 4 players are contestants of MoM"
this time errs on the full side. Pushed towards covers for a single
goes for the yorker again but just misses his mark. Defended
an excellent yorker, starting just outside off and tailing in. Shepherd looks to dig it out but managed only an inside edge that ricocheted onto the leg stump
short of length outside off, flat-bats it towards long-off
now that's a comeback. The middle stump has been flattened. A slower one on a length on the leg stump, Smith once again looked to go big but missed it completely
Over the wicket
in the slot and this time, Smith clears his front leg and smashes it over long-on. Afridi has a wry smile on his face
too full on the stumps, Smith goes inside out over mid-off and pockets four
Ripley's! Nawaz has dropped a simple catch. Fuller on the stumps, might have been a slower one. Shepherd went aerial but didn't get the distance on that. Nawaz at long-on went reverse cups but spilled it
a slower one, on a length around off, Smith was early into trying to hit it towards the leg side. Gets an outside edge towards third man
misses the yorker from around the wicket and Smith smashes it past the diving mid-off
another slower one. Outside off. A big swing and a big miss
a high full toss at the batter. Smith manages to work it towards long-on
a slower one, length around off and coming in. Smith swings across but is beaten by the lack of pace
Smith shows his power. A short of a length ball outside off. Smith goes back, hops and smashes it over long-on. All the way
a slower length ball outside off, a swing-and-miss once again
length ball, wide outside off. Smith swings at it but looks like he missed it. Rizwan thinks otherwise and convinces Babar to review it for caught-behind. Replays confirm there was no bat involved. Pakistan lose the review
length ball at Shepherd, who pushes it back towards the bowler
|National Stadium, Karachi|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1448|
|Match days||13 December 2021 - night (20-over match)|
Over 19 • WI 137/10