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Imad Wasim spins Pakistan to 3-0 series victory over West Indies

Imad Wasim (right) was named the man of the match as well as the man of the series.
Imad Wasim (right) was named the man of the match as well as the man of the series.
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Pakistan 108-2 (Malik 43no) beat
West Indies 103 (Samuels 42no) by eight wickets
Third Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi
Scorecard

Imad Wasim once again tormented the West Indies batting line up with a three-wicket haul and restricted them to 103 following which Pakistan chased down the target in 15.1 overs with eight wickets in hand in the third Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first. After a calm first two overs, Wasim (3-21) struck twice in the third over to dismiss Johnson Charles (5) and Chadwick Walton (0) but Marlon Samuels (42 not out) did well to avert a hat-trick.

In the fifth over, Andre Fletcher (9) was run out in a terrible manner as West Indies ended the powerplay at 26 for three.

In his second spell, Wasim castled Dwayne Bravo (11). Nicholas Pooran (16) struggled to get going and so did Samuels and Kieron Pollard (16 not out) as West Indies managed just 103 in the 20 overs.

In the chase, Pakistan raced to 26 for naught after three overs with Khalid Latif (21) smashing hat-trick of boundaries in the third over.

Kesrick Williams (2-15) had a memorable debut as he removed both the Pakistan openers in the sixth over, to restrict them to 40 for two.

However, Shoaib Malik (43 not out) and Babar Azam (27 not out) stitched together an unbeaten 68-run stand for the third wicket to ensure Pakistan reached home in 15.1 overs with eight wickets in hand.

Wasim bagged both the man of the match and the man of the series awards.

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