Pakistan pip West Indies to take 2-0 lead


Pakistan have taken a 2-0 lead in their four-match T20 series with West Indies, after winning  the second match in Port-of-Spain by the slim margin of three runs on Thursday.

Set 133 for victory, West Indies, needing 14 off the final over bowled by Hasan Ali, and with three wickets in hand, managed 129-8 with Jason Holder ending on 26 not out. Holder managed just one run with four required off the final ball.

Marlon Samuels topscored with 44 and Chadwick Walton made 21. Bowling for Pakistan, leg-spinner Shadab Khan claimed career-best figures of 4-14 after a debut performance of 3-7 in the opening game.

West Indies earlier dismissed Pakistan for 132 in exactly 20 overs. Sunil Narine (3-22) and Carlos Brathwaite (3-37) were the leading wicket-takers, while Samuel Badree and Kesrick Williams were economical, claiming 2-14 and 1-27 respectively. Shoaib Malik topscored with 28, Babar Azam made 27 and Wahab Riaz 24. The third and fourth matches of the series will take place of April 1 and 2 in Trinidad.

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