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Highest T20I run-chase: Pakistan sweep series against West Indies

KARACHI: Pakistan pulled off their highest Twenty20 Worldwide run-chase in a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies on Thursday to finish a 3-0 sequence win in Karachi.

Mohammad Rizwan smacked 87 off 45 balls and captain Babar Azam made 79 because the opening pair placed on 158 to assist Pakistan attain a goal of 208 in 18.5 overs in a match that was almost known as off due to COVID instances.

The match was finally given the go-ahead regardless of 5 members — together with three gamers — of the West Indies squad testing constructive on Thursday.

That took the full of constructive instances within the vacationers’ camp to 9 after three gamers and a workers member examined constructive on Saturday.

West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran hit a career-best 37-ball 64 with six sixes and two fours as his aspect completed on 207-3.

Pakistan gained the primary match by 63 runs and the second by 9 runs, each in Karachi. That is their seventh 3-0 whitewash in Twenty20 Worldwide cricket, and their third in opposition to the West Indies.

Rizwan, who overturned a first-ball leg-before resolution in opposition to him, and Babar took the assault to the West Indies bowlers with a stand of 158 in 15 overs.

Babar, who hit 9 fours and two sixes in his 53-ball knock, holed out to long-off. Babar and Rizwan registered their sixth century stand in Twenty20 Internationals — all this 12 months — probably the most by any pair within the format.

India’s Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have 5 century stands in T20I cricket. Rizwan, who blasted ten fours and three sixes, fell to a miscued shot off Dominic Drakes with simply 24 to win.

Rizwan completed with 1,326 runs in 29 matches within the calendar 12 months — probably the most by any batsman in T20 Internationals.

Asif Ali hit two sixes and as many fours in his 21 not out to seal the win. The hosts completed 2021 with six wins in eight T20I sequence, profitable 20 of the 29 matches — a T20I report in a calendar 12 months.

Pakistan’s earlier highest run-chase was 204, in opposition to South Africa at Centurion in April this 12 months. West Indies placed on a significantly better batting show after dismal reveals within the first two matches.

Pooran placed on 93 for the third wicket with Darren Bravo, who scored an unbeaten 34 because the vacationers added 54 within the final 5 overs.

Shamarh Brooks (49) and Brandon King (43) additionally performed brisk knocks. Brooks, who smashed 4 sixes and two fours in his 31-ball innings, shared a gap stand of 66 with King after the vacationers gained the toss and opted to bat. King hit seven fours and two sixes in his explosive 21-ball knock.

As soon as the 2 openers departed, Pooran and Bravo took the full to 192. Pooran lastly holed out off pacer Mohammad Wasim who completed with 2-44, taking eight wickets within the sequence. Pooran’s earlier excessive of 62 not out additionally got here in opposition to Pakistan at Guyana in July this 12 months.

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