Pakistan announced its intention to hit defending champion West Indies with seven wickets at the T20 World Cup warm-up match at the ICC Cricket Academy Grounds in Dubai. Pakistan shot down a 131-run target with just 15.3 overs and launched the campaign with a note of victory.
Pakistan dominated a warm-up match with West Indies holders, so it appeared to be booming both in the field and in the bat.
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After winning the toss and choosing the bat, the West Indies struggled to gain momentum in the innings. Hasan Ali made an early breakthrough in Pakistan by leaving Andre Fletcher in just two runs.
Chris Gale, who withdrew from the second half of IPL2021 in preparation for the World Cup, came in third and joined Lendl Simmons. However, both Simmons and Gayle faced difficulties as Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, and Shaheen Afridi worked together.
The West Indies reached just 30 at the end of power play, and Shaheen got a big Simmons ticket gate in the final delivery of power play.
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Chris Gale is having a hard time getting started
Gail spent some time along the way, but the West Indies were unable to reach the sluggish pitch in Dubai. Loston Chase, who entered in number four, failed to bother the scorer before losing his wicket to Imad Washem.
Gail started with 30 balls and 20 and bowled over Harris Rauff.
Delhi Capitals star Simron Hetomier succeeded with a 24-ball 28, but Kieron Pollard’s Quick Fire Knock helped the West Indies post a decent total on the board.
Polard was fired in the final delivery of 20 overs after hitting the five boundaries of the trot in Harris Rauff’s final over.
Fakhar Zaman’s blitz helped Pakistan make targets easier
Following 131, Pakistan got off to a solid start with Mohammad Lizwan and Babar Azam, but comeback man Ravi Rampaul won the wicket-keeper Buttsman’s wicket at 13 in the final over of power play. bottom.
Captain Babar remained solid, but Fakar Zaman, who came in third, made batting on difficult pitches easier. The left-handed player hit two sixs and four boundaries with a 24-ball 46 that helped Pakistan cross the finish line with a 15.3 over.
Pakistan will face South Africa in its next warm-up match before facing rival India in the opening round of the tournament in Dubai on October 24th.
T20 World Cup: Babar Azam, Fakar Zaman Help Pakistan Defeat West Indies in Warm-up Match
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