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West Indies thrash Pakistan in 3rd T20

02 April 2017

Teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan tormented West Indies again to earn Pakistan a three-run win in the second T20 global, at Port of Spain.

The 25-year-old Lewis from the remote village of Tableland about 30 kilometres east of the southern Trinidad city of San Fernando shared half-century stands with Marlon Samuels and compatriot Jason Mohammed to be a shoo-in for the Player-of-the-Match prize and put the West Indies firmly on track for a morale-boosting victory before he was dismissed with four needed.

He made 48 off 37 balls, including two sixes.

Left-hander Lewis smashed as many as nine sixes in his blistering knock, with Marlon Samuels (18) and Jason Mohammed (17no) very much the support acts.

New man Shoaib Malik, Pakistan's topscorer in the thrilling three-run win on Thursday at the same venue, didn't last long as he flicked a full-length delivery from West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite unerringly to Lewis at long-leg.

Pakistan was unchanged after winning the first two T20s but started badly.

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The West Indies leg-spinner got retribution however, when the Pakistani opener was bowled for four with the next delivery, wrong-footed, moving down the pitch and looking to play into the leg-side.

Pakistan struggled for runs the rest of the way with a desperate West Indies team battling to limit the total to manageable proportions.

Babar Azam's civilised knock of 43: Apart from Akmal, it was also Pakistan's middle-order batsman Babar Azam, who played a civilised knock of 43, and therefore being the second shining star for the Pakistan batting.

Samuels' first delivery was an inviting waist-high full toss which Akmal attempted to heave out of the ground but could only find Lendl Simmons on the midwicket boundary.

Just 45 runs came off the last eight overs with Badree the pick of the bowlers in claiming two for 22.

The first-match hero Shadab Khan once again prevailed and took 4 wickets off just 14 runs in his 4 overs.

West Indies thrash Pakistan in 3rd T20