Pakistan whitewash West Indies in T20 series

ICC Cricket World Cup – Afghanistan v West Indies
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran in action against Afghanistan in Headingley, Leeds, Britain on July 4, 2019.
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Pakistan pulled off a record run chase to make a clean sweep of the three-match T20 series against West Indies in Karachi last week.

Choosing to bat first at the National Stadium in Karachi, West Indies raced to 207 for three off their 20 overs with stand-in captain Nicholas Pooran hitting a 64 off 37 deliveries — his fourth half-century in T20 Internationals.

Shamarah Brooks promoted to open, hammered 49 off 31 balls, while partner Brandon King hit 43 from deliveries and left-hander Darren Bravo made 34 off 27 balls.

Needing to score at nearly 10 runs per over to achieve their highest-ever successful run chase.

Mohammed Rizman and captain Barbar Azam made the required run rate appear elementary, effortlessly squeezing out their sixth hundred opener partnership between in T20 Internationals as the hosts cantered to a seven-wicket win with seven balls to spare.

Rizwan struck 87 off 45 balls, in the process becoming the first batsman to pass 2,000 T20 runs in a calendar year before he was lbw. He was adjudged Man-of- the- Match and Man-of-the-Series for his 203 runs in the series at an average of 67

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