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Mohammad Rizwan led the way with 78 of 52 balls as Pakistan posted 200-6 in Karachi

Mohammad Rizwan hit a quick shot of 78 and quick pitcher Mohammad Wasim took 4-40 as Pakistan beat exhausted West Indies by 63 points in the opening Twenty20 on Monday.

Rizwan increased his tally this year to 1,201 runs in 27 T20 with another masterful stroke that stood out in Pakistan’s imposing 200-6 after being asked to strike.

Haider Ali opened in the second half of the innings with a career record 68 of 39 balls featuring four sixes and six limits.

The West Indies folded for 137 in 19 overs as Wasim beat impressive Yorkers to claim their career best numbers, and Shadab Khan went 3-17 as Pakistan broke a record 18 T20I wins in the ‘calendar year.

Visitors are on tour without several T20 specialists for the three-game series and suffered a heavy blow on Saturday when quick pitcher Sheldon Cottrell and all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers were kicked out of the series after testing positive for the series. coronavirus in Karachi. .

The West Indies debuted quick pitcher Dominic Drakes, who won 1-43, and batsman Shamarh Brooks, who made five.

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Earlier, Rizwan, who had 78 balls on 52 balls, and Haider combined in a beefy 105-point third wicket after the West Indies bowlers succeeded briefly in the batting power play.

Babar Azam was fired for his third duck in history when he edged out left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein.

But once Hosein’s overs were knocked out, Rizwan and Haider scored at will against the fast bowlers, with Odean Smith having a forgetful night at the National Stadium with costly 1-56 numbers.

Smith had some consolation when he landed two smart catches in the depths to ward off Rizwan and Haider, but Mohammad Nawaz provided a perfect finish with a searing shot of an unbeaten 30 on 10 balls.

Wasim uprooted Nicholas Pooran’s stump (18) and trapped Devon Thomas (2) thanks to the Yorkers, and came back to claim two tails in his last over.

Opening batsman Shai Hope had the best score at 31 while Smith (24) and Romario Shepherd (21) reduced the defeat margin after the West Indies slumped to 88-7 in the 14th.

The second T20 is Tuesday followed by the final match on Thursday. The series will be followed by three ODIs, also in Karachi, starting on Saturday.

Watch the second T20I between Pakistan and the West Indies in Karachi starting at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday on Sky Sports Cricket.

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