Pakistan dominated West Indies from start to finish in the opening T20 in Dubai. Pakistan 116 for 1 beat the Windies 115 by nine wickets.
Imad Wasim picked up five wickets and never left any chance for the reigning world T20 champions. After winning the toss, Sarfraz Ahmed sent the Windies in to bat and Wasim struck in the very first over and never looked back.
By the time he was done, West Indies were not even giving a contest at 48/8. In the end, West Indies were in it by an inch with a 116 run target for Pakistan. Samuel Badreee did give early glimmer of hope but that soon evaporated as Babar Azam and Khalid Latif steadied the ship and never gave West Indies much of a chance.It didn’t help that the Carlos Brathwaite led side made plenty of errors in the field.
Eventually Pakistan raced over the line with a fifty for Azam and their second consecutive 9-wicket win having done so in the only T20I in England too.
The second T20 match is scheduled for tomorrow.