Shoaib spurs Pak­istan to win

New Straits Times - - Sport -

BAR­BA­DOS: Shoaib Ma­lik made a com­posed un­beaten 38 to lead Pak­istan to a six-wicket vic­tory over West Indies in Bar­ba­dos on Sun­day in the first of four Twenty20 in­ter­na­tion­als.

West Indies strug­gled through­out their in­nings as 18-year-old Pak­istan leg-spin­ner Shadab Khan took three wick­ets for seven runs off his four overs to land the man of the match award on his in­ter­na­tional de­but.

Only an un­beaten 34 from cap­tain Car­los Brath­waite lifted the hosts to a very mod­est to­tal of 111 for eight and al­though Pak­istan slipped to 49-3, Shoaib struck a six and three fours to guide them to an easy win with 17 balls to spare.

The sec­ond match of the series is in Trinidad on Thurs­day. Reuters

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