Pakistan defeat West Indies by 143 runs in 1st T20

WION Web Team
Karachi, Pakistan Published: Apr 02, 2018, 01:48 PM(IST)

Pakistani players celebrate the victory. Photograph:( AFP )

Pakistan defeated West Indies by massive 143 runs in the first T20 match of three-match series in Karachi on Sunday.

West Indies' new T20 skipper Jason Mohammad won the toss and opt to bowl, playing first, Pakistan scored massive 203 runs in 20 overs.

In the second innings, Windies lost all the wickets at a low scoring total of 60 and suffered the embarrassing defeat.

Marlon Samuels scored the maximum 18 runs along with him Rayad Emrit (11) and Keemo Paul (10) reached double figures for the team and five batsmen could not score a single run.

In the absence of their regular skipper Carlos Brathwaite and stars like Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, Windies could not face Pakistan's pace attack.

Pakistani bowlers bowling the West Indies out for their lowest-ever T20 total -- 60 runs -- in 13.4 overs.

Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz and Shoaib Malik got two wickets each.

"I think we were excellent today," said Ahmed. "We have an important match tomorrow and with another win we can seal the series win," said Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Jason Mohammad blamed the defeat on poor batting. He said, "It was a tough day. We did well with the ball till the last two overs. It was a good wicket, but our shot execution wasn`t good."

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