1st T20 – Pakistan vs West Indies Live Score & Updates | PAK vs WI Live Sat Jul 27, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Toss during the 1st T20 international West Indies v Pakistan at Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent.
1st T20 – Pakistan vs West Indies Live | PAK vs WI 1st t20 live
Ground: Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown
Date: Sat Jul 27
Time: 18:00 GMT | 14:00 local | 23:00 PKT
Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
Umpires: GO Brathwaite and PJ Nero
TV umpire: JS Wilson
Match referee: ; DC Boon
Reserve Umpire: DK Butler
Shahid Afridi Interview on his batting style
Zulfiqar Babar completed a dream debut by striking the final ball of the match for six to give Pakistan a two-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first Twenty 20 international at the Arnos Vale Stadium Saturday.
Having taken three wickets for 23 runs with his left-arm spinners in helping to restrict the world champions to 152 for seven, the 34-year-old newcomer then made the winning hit off Marlon Samuels with the scores level to hand the home side their first defeat in this form of the game since they lifted the world title last October in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan have the chance to displace the West Indies in second spot in the international rankings with a win in the second and final match at the same venue on Sunday.
Shahid Afridi, who became the first player to hit 400 sixes in an international career during his innings, was named man of the match for his 46 off 27 balls, but even he conceded that Zulfiqar was the man of the moment.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 1st T20 match between Pakistan and West Indies (PAK and WI) in Kingstown on 27th July.
In what has been a disappointing home season for West Indies, with the twin failures in the tri-series and a 3-1 defeat in the one-day series to Pakistan, the hosts have a chance to salvage pride in a format that hasn’t let them down in recent months – Twenty20. Since winning the World T20 in Sri Lanka last year, West Indies have not dropped a single game, and with history on their side, nothing less than a 2-0 triumph will be enough to bring some cheer to their fans as the islands prepare for a brace of T20s in the form of the Caribbean Premier League, which gets underway two days after the two back-to-back games against Pakistan.
Save for series victories against unfancied Zimbabwe at home, West Indies have been a let down against better opposition, starting from the Champions Trophy. The expectations were raised after winning a world title last year and winning six consecutive Tests (albeit against the weaker sides). Fatigue was one of the factors attributed to their slump, with several key batsmen like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo taking active part in the IPL and other leagues, without much rest between series. It has shown in the performances in at least two of the three players and there is very little time to turn the corner. It was a forgettable season for another reason: the decision to sacrifice Tests for more one-dayers for monetary reasons and accommodating the CPL is unpalatable for the cricket purist. It appears that T20s are the flavour of the season, starting Saturday.
Not too long ago, Pakistan had endured a similar slump, bowing out of the Champions Trophy without a win. Commonsense prevailed when the selectors chose not to make the captain the scapegoat and instead recalled impact players like Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal, who made vital contributions in the one-dayers. The batsmen had a lot to answer for after the debacle in England and in testing batting conditions in the West Indies, there was an improvement, at least in the last three games. Misbah-ul-Haq, much ridiculed for his conservative approach to batting which sometimes drastically slows down the innings, was the pivot around which the batting revolved. His one-day numbers in 2013 speak for themselves, but he is not around for the T20s. Can Pakistan be just as effective without him?
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Stats and trivia
- St Vincent will be hosting its first ever T20 international
- Remarkably, Pakistan and West Indies have played only one T20 against each other overall. West Indies won that encounter two years ago
The 1st T20 between Pakistan vs West Indies is being played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent on Saturday Jul 27, 2013 at 18:00 GMT, 14:00 local in St Vincent and 23:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st T20 of PAK vs WI here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs West Indies match updates and match report after the match is over.
Pakistan vs West Indies Squads for 1st T20
Pakistan Squad: (probable) 1 Nasir Jamshed, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez (capt), 4 Umar Akmal (wk), 5 Haris Sohail/ Hammad Azam, 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Sohail Tanvir, 8 Saeed Ajmal, 9 Junaid Khan, 10 Wahab Riaz, 11 Mohammad Irfan
West Indies Squad: (probable) 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Johnson Charles (wk), 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Lendl Simmons, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Darren Sammy (capt), 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Tino Best, 11 Shannon Gabriel/Samuel Badree
The Pakistan Tour of West Indies include five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.
Pakistan has won the ODI series 3-1 and looks as solid for the two T20 matches on the tour.
Pakistan vs West Indies Live Streaming of 1st T20
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20 clash here:
- espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)