West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st T20I: Match Abandoned due to Rain
The 1st T20I between the West Indies and Pakistan,at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, was abandoned due to rain.
West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of West Indies
West Indies 85/5 (9 ov)
Pakistan *0/0 ( ov)
Result - Match Abandoned
Match Report - Salim Parvez - A wash out at Bridgetown
Pakistan kicked off their T20I series against full strength and beefed up West Indies with fair degree of confidence but rain had the last word in this no result game. The tourists were denied to chase a target of 86 runs in a 9-over per side game. It was a further blow to the T20 World Cup preparation for both sides, after covid-19 had forced the series to consist of four matches.
West Indies was put into bat in the game shortened by rain to nine overs. Debutant Mohammad Wasim, a strongly-built fast-medium bowler from North Waziristan, forced Lendl Simmons to retire hurt with a blow on his neck and would go on to claim the prize wicket of Chris Gayle. Nicholas Pooran hit two sixes off Mohammad Hafeez but was dismissed in the same over. After 5.1 overs, West Indies were 51-4 and the game was evenly poised. Pakistan did pretty well to contain the opposition to a total of 85-5, with the top scorer skipper Kieron Pollard (22 not out), taking 12 runs of the last three balls of the innings.
All remaining three matches of the T20I series will be staged in Guyana, in the next six days.
West Indies - Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder
Pakistan - Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Muhammad Wasim,, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir
Start Time: 15:00
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Officials: Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid, Patrick Gustard, Leslie Reifer, Richard Richardson
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