West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I: Ahmed Shehzad's fifty guides visitors to series-clinching victory

PTI, Apr, 03 2017

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

Pakistan reached 127 for 3 in 19 overs in reply to West Indies' 124-8.

From 52-1, 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 West Indies something to bowl at but it appeared unlikely to be enough.

Pakistan opener Kamran Akmal fell to Marlon Samuels for 20 but Shehzad pressed on in partnership with Babar Azam (38) to take his team to the brink 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 one 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 saw Pakistan across the line with an over to spare.

Published Date: Apr 03, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 03, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115