Pakistan will be overjoyed with this victory. West Indies, on the other hand, were careless in the field and too sluggish with the bat. This is the final warm-up game before the India vs. England match in Dubai. I’ll see you there.
Pakistani clinical. Their bowlers were accurate from the start and never gave any freebies to the top-order WI batsmen. Pollard’s last over blitz secured a decent score, but it wasn’t enough. They got off to a fast start thanks to the two run-machines at the head of the order. Fakhar Zaman came out all guns blazing after losing Rizwan on the final over of the powerplay. Captain Babar did what he always does: he assembled a fluent fifty. Hayden Walsh produced an average first over but came back strongly in his second to dismiss Azam and Hafeez on consecutive deliveries. Following that, the leggie’s fortunes plummeted as Zaman and Malik toyed with him and led their team home with no additional setbacks. Has Zaman clinched the third slot with this knock?