West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I at Port of Spain, , Apr 02 2017 - Ball by Ball Commentary

4th T20I, Port of Spain, April 02, 2017, Pakistan tour of West Indies
(19/20 ov, T:125) 127/3

Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
10 wkts
Full commentary
end of over 199 runs
PAK: 127/3CRR: 6.68 
Shoaib Malik9 (7b 1x4)
Sarfaraz Ahmed3 (5b)
Jason Holder 3-0-24-0
Kesrick Williams 3-0-16-2

4.05pm And that is it from our coverage of the T20 series. Thanks for tuning in throughout its course. We'll join you shortly for the ODI series. Have a good evening.

Shadab Khan is the Man of the Series. Took the pace off as opposed to yesterday, he says, on advice of the coach.

Sarfraz: Credit goes to the players. The bowlers did the job for us. We had a plan to use Shadab after six overs and Hasan also came in with his inswing. We fielded well, there are many young players in this team. Looking forward to the ODI series.

Carlos: We just batted poorly. Whatever you do, first or last, you've to do it well. We didn't do that. We decided to set a target of 150 and we didn't even get close. Those extra 20 runs cost us in the back end of this game. Our rotation of strike has actually improved, but if batsmen keep getting out, we take time to settle. The back end of the line-up was exposed too early and that cost us. Overall in the series, we progressed. Kesrick and Badree were positives.

Hasan Ali is the Man of the Match.The plan was to bowl wicket-to-wicket , he says.

3.41pm Pakistan stretched it till the 19th over, but this is a comfortable victory. A dominating one, in fact. They gave West Indies nothing with the ball and then capitalized with a typically measured chase from the top order. Ahmed Shehzad's fifty was measured and classy for the most part, while Babar Azam cannot be anything other than elegant. Neither of them batted through till the end though, and that will disappoint them.

For West Indies, the meetings will be sombre and intense. They played 66 dot balls in their innings and strike rotation was not an aspect of their game plan at all. Not good enough after losing the toss, despite the high quality of Pakistan's bowling. Back with the presentation in a bit.

Talha Hameed: "Most runs [Babar Azam 137], Most wickets [Shadab Khan 10], the series [3-1] all belongs to Pakistan."

Holder to Malik, FOUR runs

and that's it. Low full toss outside off, hangs low, makes room and lifts it over the off side infield to find the point boundary. And that's the series, 3-1 to Pakistan

Holder to Sarfaraz, 1 run

takes a suicidal run and survives. Full at off stump, taps it straight to extra cover and takes off for a run where there shouldn't be one. Lewis shies at the non-strikers and misses as he he's ambling some 5 yards away

Holder to Malik, 1 run

in the blockhole at off stump, ugly swipe across the line, thick inside edge to deep square and Malik is now the second-highest run-getter in T20s for Pakistan with 1621 runs. Umar Akmal is above him at 1690.

Holder to Malik, 2 runs

bouncer at the chest, whips it late to get it to the right of fine leg, who runs across and acrobatically keeps it in

Holder to Malik, no run

low full toss at leg stump, makes room and taps it straight to extra cover

Holder to Sarfaraz, 1 leg bye

short ball at off stump, goes for the pull, misses, thigh guard and into the off side

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 118/3CRR: 6.55 RRR: 3.50
Shoaib Malik2 (3b)
Sarfaraz Ahmed2 (3b)
Kesrick Williams 3-0-16-2
Sunil Narine 4-0-19-0

Kesrick Williams nearly pulled off a mini-Hasan

Williams to Malik, no run

dropped. Jason Mohammed puts it down at covers. Good length, outside off, he's creamed this cover drive on the up. It flies high to Mohammed's left and he fumbles a couple of times as it keeps falling down and eventually onto the floor

Williams to Sarfaraz, 1 run

good length, angled in at off stump, watches closely and dabs it late to third man

Williams to Sarfaraz, no run

slower ball, low full toss outside off, taps it straight to mid-on

Williams to Malik, 1 run

full at middle stump, pushed to long-on on the up

Williams to Sarfaraz, 1 run

slower ball, full outside off, leans into it and controls the drive to sweeper cover

This is the hat-trick ball of course

Williams to Babar Azam, OUT

doesn't finish the job. Back of a length at off stump, stands up and goes for that trademark pull on the up. Gets it off the bottom and finds substitute Rovman Powell at midwicket

Babar Azam c sub (R Powell) b Williams 38 (36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.55

Zain Najam: "So for the sake of this team, I hope the openers have truly been justified to their role and Babar Azam to the one down slot. The middle order is a little jumbled up with the inclusion of Fakhar Zaman but this is the most balanced t20 squad for Pakistan, all because of Sarfraz"

end of over 175 runs
PAK: 115/2CRR: 6.76 RRR: 3.33
Babar Azam38 (35b 1x4 1x6)
Shoaib Malik1 (1b)
Sunil Narine 4-0-19-0
Kesrick Williams 2-0-13-1
Narine to Babar Azam, 1 run

good length at middle stump, deep in the crease, tucked behind square

Narine to Babar Azam, no run

good length, pithches on middle stump and beats his glance down the leg side as he walks across the stumps

Narine to Malik, 1 run

tossed up outside off stump, driven to long-on

Narine to Babar Azam, 1 run

good length at off stump, tucks it behind square on the leg side

Narine to Babar Azam, no run

good length at off stump, inside half on the forward push, straight to midwicket

"Spin a web, Sunil," quips Walton

Narine to Babar Azam, 2 runs

back of a length at off stump, stands tall and punches it past the diving extra cover fielder. Sweeper puts in a slide after running to his right

Atyab: "Hi Varun! I just noticed that Shadab Khan resembles a lot with Rami Malek from Mr. Robot, isn't it?" --- Cannot deny this.

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 110/2CRR: 6.87 RRR: 3.75
Babar Azam34 (30b 1x4 1x6)
Kesrick Williams 2-0-13-1
Jason Mohammed 1-0-5-0

Mirza Zaid : "@Faraz; I think that's too harsh. Pitch pitch conditions speaks the stories. The world championships weren't t able to cross 140 in their home ground in 4 matches. "

Faisal: "To be honest, all Pakistan games are mostly low scoring as compare to the other teams. This is because their ability to capitalize through their bowling in different conditions. Getting a score for 170 on pitches like this against Pakistan is not an easy task for any team"

Williams to Shehzad, OUT

walks across his stumps and throws it away. Full at leg stump, walks across the stumps to tickle it fine, but he's shown too much of the stumps and is beaten down the leg side

Ahmed Shehzad b Williams 53 (45b 6x4 1x6) SR: 117.77
Williams to Shehzad, no run

back of a length outside off, opens the face and finds short third man