Pakistan defeated West Indies in the first T20 International by 63 runs

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Pakistan defeated West Indies by 63 runs in the first T20 International match at the National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan scored massive 200- 6 in 20 overs. Muhammad Rizwan scored 78 and Haider Ali 68 runs to take Pakistan to 200. In reply, West Indies was all out for just 137 runs. Muhammad Wasim took four wickets while leg spinner Shadab khan took three.

West Indies won the toss and put the hosts to bat first but this decision backfired as Pakistan posted 200 runs despite losing two early wickets.  Skipper Babar Azam was sent packing in the first over for a golden duck, while Fakahar Zaman (10) was dismissed in the fifth over, as West Indies piled pressure on the Green Shirts. However, Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan fight back as he built up a partnership with young Haider Ali. Both the batsmen made crucial half-centuries at crucial juncture.  They scored runs when the team needed it.

Mohammad Nawaz also performed well for his side as he scored 30 off just 10 balls, which included three 4s and two 6s.

Pakistani bowlers were able to pick up quick wickets, with Shadab Khan taking three, Haris Rauf one, Mohammad Wasim four, Mohammad Nawaz one, and Shaheen Shah Afridi one.

Shai Hope (31) scored the most for the West Indies, followed by Rovman Powell, who was able to contribute 23 runs to the West Indies total of 137-10.

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