West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I: Play Abandoned again due to Rain
The choice of Guyana for the last three T20I games in July was a gamble taken by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that did not work, as it was completely dominated by the wet weather.
West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I, Pakistan tour of West Indies
West Indies *30/0 (3 ov)
Result - Match Abandoned
Thus both West Indies and Pakistan were denied important match practice in the build up to the T20 World Cup that kicks off in the third week of October in UAE.
In the final match of the rain-ruined T20I series, Pakistan captain Babar Azam opted to bowl first in Guyana. Both teams were unchanged from the game on Sunday. Fletcher showed his positive intention by hitting two sixes in the first over, bowled by Mohammad Hafeez. The dreaded showers arrived after 3 overs when West Indies openers had accumulated 30 runs.
The players, officials and ground staff were off the field for almost three hours but it was all to no avail as the whole square was kept under the covers, for the best part of this period. Pakistan far from settled in their best combination to challenge the big sides in T20I, look forward to hosting New Zealand and England, before the big event.
West Indies - Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Pakistan - Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir
Start Time: 16:00
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Providence
Officials: Leslie Reifer, Patrick Gustard, Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid, Richard Richardson
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