Match Over - Pakistan won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 02 Apr 2017, 18:30 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Hasan Ali


  • Umpire1: JS Wilson
  • Umpire2: GO Brathwaite
  • Third Umpire: LS Reifer



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

West Indies



Overs: 19.0 / 20.0


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."

18.6JO Holder to Shoaib Malik, BOUNDARY, 4 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.
18.5JO Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed, 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.
18.4JO Holder to Shoaib 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..
18.3JO Holder to Shoaib 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.
18.2JO Holder to Shoaib Malik, No run, low full toss at leg stump, makes room and taps it straight to extra cover.
18.1JO Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed, LEG BYES, 1 run, short ball at off stump, goes for the pull, misses, thigh guard and into the off side.
End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 118/3 after 108 balls.
Shoaib Malik 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 3-0-16-2
Sarfraz Ahmed 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kesrick Williams nearly pulled off a mini-Hasan

End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 115/2 after 102 balls.
Babar Azam 38 (35b 1x4 1x6 ) SP Narine 4-0-19-0
Shoaib Malik 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 8 runs this over. 110/2 after 96 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 53 (45b 6x4 1x6 ) KOK Williams 2-0-13-1
Babar Azam 34 (30b 1x4 1x6 ) more

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"

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 102/1 after 90 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 48 (41b 5x4 1x6 ) JN Mohammed 1-0-5-0
Babar Azam 31 (28b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Muhammad Faraz: "These low targets are the only ones which our Pak batsmen can chase with their only run a ball ability, had the target been around 170, chase would have been similar to the one against Aus in World t20 2016"

End of over 14. 14 runs this over. 97/1 after 84 balls.
Babar Azam 30 (25b 1x4 1x6 ) S Badree 4-0-38-0
Ahmed Shehzad 44 (38b 5x4 1x6 ) more

That is the end of Badree's spell. His most expensive one in T20 internationals.

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 83/1 after 78 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 37 (35b 5x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 3-0-14-0
Babar Azam 23 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Zain Najam: "In the International arena, it's all about adaptability. Of course there is severe criticism of Fakhar's position in the line-up, but the simple solution isn't moving him up the order as it will destroy all the tempo and the strategy planned by the skipper. Malik has batted all positions, Kamran has batted as opener, 1 down, 1 dows, 2 down down till 6 down. All that is required is patience."

Idrees: "Pakistan fans complain when we win, and complain when we lose. There always has to be something that 'needs fixing'. We're (going to) win this series 3-1 against the WT20 champions. It's been a good experience and great work to MOTS Shadab Khan."

Mohd Irshad: "So ppls here are saying Pakistan should ruin their well placed players to accommodate a new guys so that he can get a better chance to score that too might have few ifs and but. Senior players has already proved why they are at their positions, its new guys who should do something to earn a place. Its international cricket not a school game, ppl earn their place here, nothing is given in golden plate. "

End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 78/1 after 71 balls.
Babar Azam 21 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 2-0-12-0
Ahmed Shehzad 34 (30b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Faraz Ali: "Baber Azam averaged 116 at start of this series, he hasn't been able to maintain that but he has doubled his tally in these 4 games! Amazing that he has scored most runs in this series despite what Lewis did yesterday. Kamran Akmal meanwhile fell short of 1000 runs landmark by 13 runs!"

End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 70/1 after 66 balls.
Babar Azam 15 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 2-0-10-0
Ahmed Shehzad 33 (29b 5x4 0x6 ) more

hassan: "Pakistani team management is ruining again a promising talent in fakhar as they have ruined many i.e.umar,sohaib by trying to bat him at no. 6 to have a hitter lower down the order while they are good top order should be the role of a senior and settled member of team like malik or kamran to provide impetus at 6 instead of a young member."

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 61/1 after 59 balls.
Babar Azam 12 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-4-0
Ahmed Shehzad 27 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Basit: "Why disturb Babars position when he has been constant one down player? Considering this is the most crucial batting position across all formats."

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 57/1 after 54 balls.
Babar Azam 10 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) MN Samuels 2-0-11-1
Ahmed Shehzad 26 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Sjrn: "Should have sent Fakhar rather than Babar here. Less pressure at present would have given him practice and confidence, I think"

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 50/1 after 48 balls.
Babar Azam 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) S Badree 3-0-24-0
Ahmed Shehzad 24 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) more

ibnehasan4: "Sameuls getting out to Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali and dismissing Kamran Akmal in both previous games! Too much mutual love between these Zalmis!"

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 43/1 after 42 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 19 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) MN Samuels 1-0-4-1
Babar Azam 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 39/0 after 36 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 18 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-16-0
Kamran Akmal 20 (20b 3x4 1x6 ) more

fiz: "Pakistan is doing the same mistake which doomed WI. they aren't rotating the strike.going for the big shots.." --- 21 dot balls out of 36 bowled. But the rate is fine for now.

End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 28/0 after 30 balls.
Kamran Akmal 19 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) SP Narine 1-0-1-0
Ahmed Shehzad 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Highest opening partnership of the series

End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 27/0 after 23 balls.
Kamran Akmal 19 (15b 3x4 1x6 ) KOK Williams 1-0-5-0
Ahmed Shehzad 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Talha Hameed: "Pakistan lowest total v West Indies in T20Is is 82 all out at Dhaka in 2014. Badree & Narine took 6 wickets in that match." --- A reminder

End of over 3. 12 runs this over. 22/0 after 18 balls.
Kamran Akmal 15 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) S Badree 2-0-17-0
Ahmed Shehzad 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 10/0 after 12 balls.
Kamran Akmal 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-5-0
Ahmed Shehzad 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) S Badree 1-0-5-0
Kamran Akmal 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

he's back on his feet now, it looks okay

Ahmed ShehzadB KOK Williams534561117.78
Kamran AkmalC KOK Williams B MN Samuels20213195.24
Babar AzamC R Powell B KOK Williams383611105.56
Shoaib Maliknot out 9710128.57
Sarfraz Ahmednot out 350060
Imad Wasim -
Fakhar Zaman -
Rumman Raees -
Wahab Riaz -
Shadab Khan -
Hasan Ali -
Total 127/3
S Badree4.003809.5
JO Holder3.002408
KOK Williams3.001625.33
SP Narine4.001904.75
MN Samuels2.001115.5
CR Brathwaite2.001306.5
JN Mohammed1.00505