Port of Spain [West Indies], Mar.31 (ANI): Shadab Khan produced another match-winning bowling performance as Pakistan grabbed a nerve-wracking three-run victory over West Indies in the second Twenty20 of the four-match series here at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday.
Chasing a relatively modest target of 133 runs to level the series following their six-wicket defeat in the opening match in Barbados, West Indies were restricted to 129 for eight to slump to their fifth consecutive T20 defeat at the hands of the visitors.
Marlon Samuels was the backbone of the home side’s innings as he smashed crucial 44-run knock before falling prey to the last ball of 18-year-old Shadab’s masterful spell.
Meanwhile, Jason Holder remained unbeaten at 26.
For Pakistan, Shadab finished with figures of four for 14 while Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz also chipped in with a wicket each.
Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Pakistan struggled to gain any sort of batting momentum against the twin spin duo of Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree.
While Narine and Carlos Brathwaite bagged three wickets each, Badree added two wickets in his account. Kesrick Williams also contributed with a wicket.
Shadab was declared `Man of the Match` for his brilliant contribution with the ball.
Pakistan now hold an unbeatable 2-0 lead ahead of the final two matches at the weekend back at the same venue. (ANI)
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