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Malik and Khan lead charge


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

West Indies, put in to bat, 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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