- Pakistan becomes first team to win most T20 matches in a calendar year
- Babar-led Pakistan team registered 18th win in T20 this year
- Pakistan defeated Windies by 63 runs in the first T20 match played in Karachi.
Pakistan defeated West Indies (PAK v WI 1st T20) by 63 runs in the first T20 match on the basis of disciplined bowling of their bowlers after half-centuries from wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali. With this, the host Pakistan team has gone 1-0 up in the 3-match series.
This is Pakistan’s 18th win in T20 this year (2021). This is the most wins by any team in T20 cricket this year. Pak broke its own record during this period. Pakistan has become the first team to win 18 T20 matches in a calendar year. Earlier, Pakistan had won a total of 17 T20 matches in the year 2018.
Windies team piled on 137 runs
Chasing the target of 201 runs kept by Pakistan, the Windies team was bundled out for 137 runs in 19 overs. For him, opener Shai Hope played the highest innings of 31 runs. Mohammad Wasim Jr took 4 wickets for Pakistan. Hyder Ali was adjudged man of the match.
Batting first Pakistan scored 200 runs
Earlier, in this match played at Karachi National Stadium on Monday, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bowl first. After being invited to bat first, Pakistan scored 200 runs for 6 wickets.
Pakistan did not start well. Only one run was added to the total score that captain Babar Azam was caught by Aqeel Hussain at the hands of wicketkeeper Hope and gave a big blow to Pakistan. Babur could not even open the account.
Another opener, Mohammad Rizwan, scored 78 runs off 52 balls with the help of 10 fours while Haider Ali scored 68 runs off 39 balls. Nawaz scored an unbeaten 30 off 10 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes, while Fakhar Zaman was dismissed after scoring 10 runs. Romario Shepherd took 2 wickets for Windies.
Windies got off to a bad start
Chasing the target, the start of the Windies team was also very poor. The Windies team, which lost the first wicket for 7 runs, lost wickets at regular intervals. For that, Odeon Smith scored 24 while Shepherd scored 21. Captain Pooran was dismissed after scoring 18 runs. Shadab Khan took 3 wickets for Pakistan, while Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf took one wicket each.