WI vs PAK: Much like the first game, the third T20 international between Pakistan and West Indies got whitewashed due to heavy rainfall. The match lasted for only 1.2 overs in the first innings before the Umpires called off the game. Kieron Pollard had won the toss and elected to bat first. West Indies had scored 15 runs without losing a wicket. Out of four games, two matches got whitewashed, with only one game left to be played.
With three matches already completed, West Indies technically can’t win the series. Pakistan is currently leading the series 1-0 with one game left. West Indies would be keen to win the last game and level the series.
Pakistan emerged victorious in the second T20 international. Pakistan batted first and posted a competitive 157-run total in the first innings. Babar Azam led from the front, scoring 51 runs off 40 balls. There were valuable contributions from Mohammad Rizwan and Sharjeel Khan, who scored 46 and 20 respectively. Jason Holder took four wickets in the match.
Pakistan in the reply could only manage to score 151 runs in 20 overs. Evin Lewis scored 35 off 33 balls, however, played at a strike rate of 106. The top order struggled to find the middle of the bat and the required rate kept creeping higher.
Nicholas Pooran’s belligerent 33-ball 62 also didn’t prove enough as West Indies, eventually, fell short of 7 runs. West Indies, in the second innings, amassed 150 runs. The fourth and the final T20 international will be played on Tuesday at Province Stadium in Guyana.
WI vs PAK: After completing the T20I, the two teams will play a two-match Test series starting August 12 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The second Test will take place on August 20 at the same venue.