It was a meek surrender from the West Indies as they slumped to their lowest-ever T20I score to lose the first instalment of the three-match series against Pakistan in Karachi on Sunday. Things never got going for the visitors, who were facing a daunting task of chasing a mammoth 203 in their quota of 20 overs. Chadwick Walton sparked off by striking a six off the first ball but things for the Windies went only downhill after Mohammad Nawaz removed the opener on the fourth delivery of the second innings. Things got much worse for the touring party as a typical batting collapse followed and Pakistan bowlers rolled over their top-order leaving them reeling at 15/4. The visitors just couldn't recover as they lost the plot and it was a mere formality for Pakistan from there in wiping off the innings. Earlier, put in to bat, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat and Sarfraz Ahmed played vital cameos before the country's most experienced T20 campaigner Shoaib Malik's late charge ensured that Pakistan posted 203/5, equalling their highest-ever score in the format. Pakistan now lead the series 1-0 and the second T20I will be played at the same venue on April 2. (SCORECARD)
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23:37 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
23:35 IST: This is the lowest score for Windies in T20Is and the biggest T20I victory for Pakistan in terms of runs.
It's all over for the West Indies, Their innings ends at 60/9 as Pakistan win by 143 runs.
23:32 IST: WICKET! Badree c Shoaib Malik b Talat 7(5)
After 13 overs, West Indies are 57/8
23:30 IST: What an over. Six runs and 2 wickets.
23:28 IST: Two in two for Malik as Williams attempted a drive and got a thick outside edge. Straight to the first slip fielder.
23:27 IST: WICKET! Kesrick Williams c Babar Azam b Shoaib Malik 0(1)
23:24 IST: Hussain Talat takes a catch at the deep square leg to send the batsman back.
23:23 IST: WICKET! Emrit c Talat b Shoaib Malik 11(20)
After 12 overs, West Indies are 51/6
23:20 IST: 50 up for the West Indies in the 12th over and still a long way to go for them.
23:19 IST: Finally a maximum for the West Indies, didn't think we'll get to see this sight. Emrit saw a flighted delivery turning away outside off and sent it over long-on for a SIX.
After 11 overs, West Indies are 42/6
23:17 IST: Decent over for West Indies after a long time. Shoaib Malik gave away 7 runs in his over.
After 10 overs, West Indies are 35/6
23:14 IST: Again one run off the over. We are halfway through the innings and the West Indies are in tatters.
After 9 overs, West Indies are 34/6
23:10 IST: Just one run off the over. Pakistan are walking all over the West Indies in Karachi.
After 8 overs, West Indies are 33/6
23:07 IST: Now this is not even funny. Another one for Mohammad Nawaz. The bowler managed to trick the batsman and gets a leading edge.
23:06 IST: WICKET! Samuels c Faheem Ashraf b Mohammad Nawaz 18(19)
After 7 overs, West Indies are 27/5
23:03 IST: Shadab Khan also strikes in his first over. That was suicidal from Powell and a soft dismissal for the bowler. A leg-break that turning away and Rovman Powell played it back to Shadab.
22:59 IST: WICKET! Rovman Powell c and b Shadab Khan 5(10)
After 6 overs, West Indies are 24/4
22:58 IST: Finally a decent over for the West Indies. 9 runs off it.
After 5 overs, West Indies are 15/4
22:52 IST: A wicket maiden at this stage of the game from Hasan Ali. Things are not looking good for the West Indies.
22:51 IST: A juicy half-volley on the pads and Ramdin played it straight to short mid-wicket.
22:50 IST: WICKET! Ramdin c Mohammad Nawaz b Hasan Ali 0(5)
After 4 overs, West Indies are 15/3
22:48 IST: Just one run off the over. Nothing is going right for the visitors.
After 3 overs, West Indies are 14/3
22:44 IST: What an awful start for the West Indies. Not what you want to see when chasing 204 in 20 overs.
After 2 overs, West Indies are 8/3
22:40 IST: Another one bites the dust. Unbelievable scenes in Karachi. Length ball outside off and slapped straight to Talat. 2 in his first over Amir.
22:38 IST: WICKET! Mohammed c Talat b Amir 0(2)
22:35 IST: Amir strikes! Length ball outside off, Andre Fletcher played it without moving his feet and found Talat at cover point.
22:36 IST: WICKET! Andre Fletcher c Talat b Amir 0(3)
After 1 over, West Indies are 6/1
22:31 IST: Now that was really an over-confident shot from Walton but what a revenge from Mohammad Nawaz. Fuller one on the stumps, Walton tried to loft that but Asif Ali caught it.
22:30 IST: WICKET! Walton c Asif Ali b Mohammad Nawaz 6(4)
22:25 IST: What a stunning way to begin the chase of 204. Chadwick Walton pulled Mohammad Nawaz delivery away to deep mid-wicket for a SIX.
After 20 overs, Pakistan 203/5. West Indies need 204 to win.
22:17 IST: An excellent last over for Pakistan as they equal their best-ever T20I score of 203.
22:14 IST: Faheem Ashraf sent a full-toss outside off from Kesrick Williams over the long-off boundary for a SIX
After 19 overs, Pakistan are 182/5
22:11 IST: FOUR, SIX, FOUR, SIX read Emrit's last 4 deliveries to Shoaib Malik. 23 runs off the over.
22:10 IST: The most experienced T20 campaigner for Pakistan, Shoaib Malik comes to his team's rescue.
It was full one just outside off and Malik shifted his weight onto his back leg and sent that over wide long-on for a SIX.
After 18 overs, Pakistan are 159/5
22:05 IST: Excellent over from Keemo Paul at this stage of the innings. A wicket and just 3 runs off it.
22:02 IST: Asif Ali tried to divert the ball on the on-side with a pull but ended up playing it onto his stumps.
21:59 IST: WICKET! Asif Ali b Keemo Paul 1(2)
After 17 overs, Pakistan are 156/4
21:58 IST: 150 came for Pakistan and Sarfraz was really trying to turn it on for Pakistan but ended up slogging that length ball straight into deep midwicket's hands.
21:55 IST: WICKET! Sarfraz c Andre Fletcher b Rovman Powell 38(22)
After 16 overs, Pakistan are 145/3
21:50 IST: Bowler got in the way of Sarfraz as he tried to take a second run and Talat pays the price. The skipper Sarfraz is livid.
21:48 IST: WICKET! Talat run out (Walton/Ramdin) 41(37)
After 15 overs, Pakistan are 137/2
21:45 IST: With just 6 overs to go after this, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed takes the matters into his own hands. Send a fuller one over deep mid-wicket for a SIX.
After 14 overs, Pakistan are 126/2
21:40 IST: A slow over for Pakistan, a rare one in this game, just 4 runs came off it.
After 13 overs, Pakistan are 122/2
21:37 IST: Sarfraz Ahmed flexes his muscles and sends a juicy half-volley from Rovman Powell in the gap through mid-wicket for a FOUR.
50-run partnership is up between Sarfraz Ahmed and Hussain Talat
After 12 overs, Pakistan are 110/2
21: 30 IST: Good comeback over by Keemo Paul but he was not able to stop the batsmen from stealing some easy singles. 7 runs from the over.
After 11 overs, Pakistan are 103/2
21:29 IST: 100 up for Pakistan in the 11th over. Hussain Talat and Sarfraz Ahmed are rebuilding the innings for Pakistan after openers' loss.
After 10 overs, Pakistan are 94/2
21:25 IST: Adding insult to injury, Talat smashed Samuels, who came on to finish the over, for a huge SIX, over the long-on fence.
21:23 IST: Veerasammy Permaul, left-arm orthodox, is injured in the first over of his T20I debut.
Talat thrashed it past the bowler and Permaul damaged his left knee while trying to field that. The physio rushes out to the middle and the bowler has been stretchered off the field.
After 9 overs, Pakistan are 79/2
21:15 IST: Pakistan's scoring rate has gone down considerably but they are still going strong.
After 8 overs, Pakistan are 72/2
21:09 IST: Blunder! Talat was watching the ball and did not even look at this partner. Even Fakhar Zaman did not bother to look at this partner. Huge blow for Pakistan.
21:06 IST: WICKET! Fakhar Zaman run out (Permaul/Kesrick Williams) 39(24)
After 7 overs, Pakistan are 65/1
21:03 IST: Fakhar Zaman hits the first SIX of the match. It was googly wide of the off-stump, the opener sent it over the long-on boundary.
After 6 overs, Pakistan are 56/1
20:58 IST: Hussain Talat, the debutant, replaces Babar Azam. 50 up for Pakistan in the 6th over. Fakhar Zaman is still going strong.
After 5 overs, Pakistan are 46/1
20:56 IST: Rayad Emrit draws the first blood. Babar Azam wanted to review the decision but Fakhar Zaman was not convinced enough.
20:54 IST: WICKET! Babar Azam lbw b Emrit 17(13)
After 4 overs, Pakistan are 40/0
20:49 IST: After Fakhar Zaman, now Babar Azam is now taking on the West Indies' bowlers. Nothing is working for the visitors right now. There is hardly any attempt to get any variation in the bowling while runs are coming in quite easily for Pakistan.
After 3 overs, Pakistan are 29/0
20:45 IST: We are just 3 overs into the match and West Indies have made 3 bowling changes already.
Fakhar Zaman is firing on all cylinders.
After 2 overs, Pakistan are 19/0
20:38 IST: Fakhar Zaman is not letting anything out of his hands right now. Babar Azam got to face his first ball after 1.5 overs.
After 1 over, Pakistan are 13/0
20:33 IST: Fakhar Zaman is taking Samuel Badree to the cleaners right from the outset. Three consecutive FOURS came in the first over.
20:30 IST: Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam are at the crease. Samuel Badree opens the attack for the West Indies.
Hussain Tallat and Asif Ali T20I debut cap presentation ceremony.@waqyounis99 presented the national team cap to Hussain while @iramizraja handed over the cap to Asif#PAKvWI #ApnaKhelApneGhar pic.twitter.com/eOgRua9IV2— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) April 1, 2018
20:20 IST: Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali
Windies (Playing XI): Andre Fletcher, Chadwick Walton, Marlon Samuels, Jason Mohammed(c), Denesh Ramdin(w), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Rayad Emrit, Veerasammy Permaul, Samuel Badree, Kesrick Williams
20:03 IST: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to field
20:01 IST: Keemo Paul and Veerasammy Permaul are going to make their T20I debuts for the West Indies.
20:00 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 1st T20I between Pakistan and the West Indies.
Earlier, the Caribbean side's tour to Pakistan was due to take place in November last year, but adverse weather conditions in Lahore and the West Indies' major players commitment to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) became the main reasons behind the postponement. All-rounder Jason Mohammed has been called in to lead the notably weakened 13-man West Indies national side after regular T20I skipper Carlos Brathwaite, who rose to fame after smashing four consecutive sixes off England's Ben Stokes delivery to seal the 2016 World Twenty20 title, will miss the upcoming T20I series reportedly due to security concerns.