Thiruvananthapuram

27°C

Haze

Enter word or phrase

Look for articles in

Last Updated Sunday April 30 2017 04:45 AM IST

Shehzad on song as Pakistan clinch T20 series

Text Size
Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

Ahmed Shehzad Ahmed Shehzad. File photo: Getty Images

Port of Spain: Ahmed Shehzad scored 53 from 45 balls as Pakistan beat the West Indies by seven wickets on Sunday to win the Twenty20 International series 3-1.

Pakistan overhauled the West Indies' total of 124/8 with an over to spare.

Read also: Federer crushes Nadal to win Miami Open

The tourists won the toss at Queen's Park Oval and put the West Indies in to bat. Chadwick Walton top-scored with 40, which included four sixes and two boundaries.

From 52/1, the West Indies slumped to 83/7 as Hasan Ali (2/12) and Shadab Khan (2/16) produced economical spells.

Some late hitting from Carlos Brathwaite, who scored an undefeated 37 from 24 balls, gave the West Indies something to bowl at.

Pakistan opener Kamran Akmal fell to Marlon Samuels for 20, but Shehzad pressed on in partnership with Babar Azam (38) to take his side to the verge of victory.

With the target down to 15, both were dismissed in quick succession by Kesrick Williams, who bowled Shehzad with the last ball of an over and had Azam caught by substitute Rovman Powell with the first ball of his next.

Sarfraz Ahmed survived the hat-trick ball and Shoaib Malik was dropped before the pair guided Pakistan home.

Your form is submitted successfully.

Recipient's Mail:*

( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by comma )

Your Name:*

Your E-mail ID:*

Your Comment:

Enter the letters from image :

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.