Twenty20 series: Pakistan won by clean sweep against West Indies


Pakistan won the third and final Twenty20 international by 8 wickets. Cleansweep won 3-0 in a 3-match series.

West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. Scoring 153 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. Earlier, opener Andre Fletcher (52.43 balls) scored half-centuries. However, it was not enough for the West Indies to win. Pakistan’s opening batsman Babar Azam (51.40 balls, 6 fours, and four sixes) made a comeback of 16.5 overs with 2 wickets to spare. Pakistan scored 61 in the first six overs.

Opener Fakhar Zaman scored 40 off 17 balls with 2 sixes and six fours. He added 61 for the first wicket with Azam. Azam and Husain continued their dominance in the Talath series with a 52-run partnership. Talat (31 not out) and Asif Ali (25 not out) added 42 runs for the third wicket to help Pakistan reach the target.

Fletcher and Marlon Samuels (31) shared a 72-run second wicket partnership for the West Indies. Dinesh Ramdin scored 42 not out off 18 balls. Pakistan’s leg-spinner Shadab Khan (2-27) became the most successful bowler. Mohammad Nawaz, Shinawari and Fahim Ashraf took one wicket each. The Pakistan team won the first Twenty20 match in Karachi with 143 runs and 82 in the 2nd. Karachi hosted all three games, nine years after the first time in international matches. With this win, Pakistan has topped the World Twenty20 rankings. At 4th position ahead of Australia at No. 2. After Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captain in 2016, Pakistan has won the series against England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and World XI. Fakhar Zaman has won the Man of the Match award and the Azam Series.

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