West Indies, Pakistan faces another T20I loss following persistent rain

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The opening T20I between Pakistan and West Indies has washed out due to rain after the match was reduced to 9 overs on each side and Pakistan was given the target of 86 in 9 overs.

The first T20 between Pakistan and West Indies was abandoned due to continuous rain showers but the game was shortened by rain to nine overs on each side.

Pakistan had won the toss and decided to bowl first. West Indies didn’t start the innings very well as their opener, Lendl Simmons who hit two boundaries in the first over of Muhammad Wasim, got a brutal hit on the neck in the same over as a result the medical team took him back to the Pavillion. 

After that, Hassan Ali came to bowl and took the wicket in the first ball of his over, and sent Evin Lewis back to the dugout.

Then two left-handers were on the crease for which Babar Azam immediately used Muhammad Hafeez as he is famous for giving the right treatment to the left-handers and he did his job by taking the wicket of Nicholas Pooran.

Andre Russel wants to go big due to limited-overs but couldn’t do that and he took an inside edge off his bat, the ball goes directly to the wicket keeper’s hand and he loses the wicket.

But Chris Gayle (Universe Boss) was still there in some anger and fear for the youngster, Mohammad Wasim. He tried too big in his over but gave an easy catch to give the debutant his first International wicket.

Then Kieron Pollard hits some good shots to set a good total and he provided with an unbeaten 22 off just 9 balls.

West Indies had set a total 85-5 after 9 overs.

After the first innings match couldn’t continue due to rain.

Brief scores: West Indies 85/5 in 9 overs (Kieron Pollard 22*; Hasan Alil 2-11) vs Pakistan – Match abandoned due to rain.