Pakistan wins Twenty20 series

Pakistan’s batsman Kamran Akmal plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm up match against New Zealand in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, March 17, 2014.
Associated Press / Aijaz Rahi, File

West Indies failed to capitalize on the previous day when they blasted Pakistan to a three-wicket win in just 14.5 of their allotted 20 overs in the third of their four International Twenty 20 series at the Queen’s Park Oval, in Trinidad.

Pakistan won the first match a few days earlier in Barbados.

But in the final match on Sunday the Pakistanis sealed the series with a 3-1 win at the same venue.

Batting first the West Indies failed to put a reasonable score on the board for the Pakistanis to chase and tumbled to 124 for eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

In their turn at the crease the Pakistan batsman took their time, batting sensibly to chase a modest 125 in 19 overs with seven wickets to spare.

Ahmed Shezad and Kamran Akmal got Pakistan to a good start posting 40 runs in their opening partnership.

Babar Azam and Shehzad took the match away from the West Indies with a 70-run partnership.

West Indies two spinners, including mystery off-spinner spinner Sunil Narine failed to shine as he and his colleague leg-spinner for the first time in the Twenty20 series failed to capture a wicket.

Pakistan’s debutant leg spinner teenage Shadab Khan took the Player of the Series for his haul of 10 wickets.

The two teams will move to Guyana where they will play three-match Limited (50) Overs in Guyana starting on Friday, April 7.

West Indies’ Sunil Narine celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Shehan Jayasuriya during their first one day international cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Associated Press / Eranga Jayawardena

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