Commentry

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That brings us to the end of our coverage of this game. The action now shifts to the ODI series between the two sides which begins in Guyana on 7th April. The action starts at 0930 local. Do join us for that one. Until then, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!

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Man of the Series, Shadab Khan thanks the almighty for his performances throughout the series. Informs that he was looking to bowl a lot quicker yesterday but today his coach suggested him to give the ball more flight. Tells that he equally likes to bowl to the left-handers and the right-handers.

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West Indies skipper, Carlos Brathwaite says that they batted poorly. After the start, they tried to up the tempo but it didn't work. They wanted to set a target of around 150 but didn't even get close to it. Adds that rotation of strike in the first 6 overs has improved but the wickets keep falling which is a cause of concern for them. Ends by saying that the positives from the series were the bowling performances of Kesrick Williams and Samuel Badree and the way they have grown as a team.

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Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed thanks the almighty. Says that his bowlers did the job for them. Adds that they like to use Shadab Khan after the Powerplay and today with Hasan Ali getting that inswing, made him bowl back-to-back overs in the middle. Reckons it is a young unit which is a great fielding outfit. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the ODIs.

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Man of the Match, Hasan Ali thanks the almighty and his parents. Says that after getting a beating yesterday, his plan was to bowl wicket-to-wicket. Reckons that there was a bit of reverse swing too.

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West Indies' bowling lacked penetration today. Yes, a moderate total didn't help but they couldn't pick up regular wickets. Although the tourists won with just an over to spare, the game was never that close. Badree had a rare off day and that didn't help the hosts either. In the end, it's safe to say that WI were at least 15-20 runs short. Pakistan will be pleased at the end result although that they would have liked to wrap up the chase a bit earlier.

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Clinical run chase by Pakistan and they seal the series 3-1. Their bowlers had done the hard part by restricting West Indies to a very moderate total of 124. The batsmen then followed it up with a good performance although there was a slight stutter towards the end. Shehzad struck a fifty and had good stands with Akmal and Azam to put the result beyond doubt. However, Pakistan in their inimitable fashion did appear to be nervous when there was no need to before finally getting across the line with an over to spare.

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Jason Holder to Shoaib Malik

FOUR! Low full toss outside off, Malik just caresses it through cover-point for a boundary. With this, PAKISTAN WIN THE MATCH BY 7 WICKETS WITH 6 BALLS TO SPARE!

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

Very full outside off, Ahmed pushes in the cover region and takes off for a quick single. He is running at the danger end but a shy at the bowler's end misses the stumps. Had that hit, the Pakistani skipper was a goner.

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Jason Holder to Shoaib Malik

In the blockhole around off, Malik digs it out. Gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.

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Jason Holder to Shoaib Malik

Back of a length delivery, pulled through backward square leg. Mohammed in the deep does well this time to stop the boundary. A couple is taken.

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Jason Holder to Shoaib Malik

Low full toss, driven to covers.

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

Leg bye! Angling into the batsman, Ahmed gets across and looks to drag it but misses. The ball goes off the thigh pad towards point. Holder appeals but is the only one appealing. A leg bye taken.

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JASON HOLDER is back into the attack.

17.6
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Kesrick Williams to Shoaib Malik

DROPPED! Jason Mohammed drops a sitter. Fuller length delivery outside off, Malik drives it uppishly. The ball goes straight to Mohammed at covers. It's an easy chance but the fielder makes mess of it and gives a reprieve to Malik. Had that been taken, Pakistan could have started getting nervous. 7 runs needed of 12 balls now.

17.5
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Kesrick Williams to Sarfraz Ahmed

Wide outside off, guided to third man for a single.

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Kesrick Williams to Sarfraz Ahmed

Low full toss outside off, driven to mid on.

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Kesrick Williams to Shoaib Malik

Another slower one, dips on Malik. He takes it on the full and bunts it to long on for a single.

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Kesrick Williams to Sarfraz Ahmed

No he doesn't! Bowls a slower one wide outside off, Ahmed eases it through cover-point for a single.

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SARFRAZ AHMED walks out to bat. Williams on a hat-trick. Can he get it?

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