Windies vs Pakistan, Stats: Shahid Afridi reaches 400 sixes in Zulfiqar Babar's dream debut
Pakistan debutant Zulfiqar Babar, Shahid Afridi and young Umar Amin overshadowed West Indies' Kieron Pollard, who came into his own after a long time.
Pakistan vs West Indies
1st T20I - Statistical highlights:
# Pakistan's two-wicket triumph is their first in two matches vs West Indies in T20Is. West Indies had defeated Pakistan by seven runs at Gros Islet on April 21, 2011.
# Pakistan's first victory off the last ball is the tenth in the history of T20Is.
# Pakistan have won 41 and lost 25 out of 68 contested in T20Is - winning % 61.76 (Tied two).
# West Indies have won 23 and lost 23 out of 50 played in T20Is (Tied 3 and NR 1) - winning % 50.00.
# Pakistan have won two games by two wickets in T20Is - their first being vs South Africa at Colombo (RPS) on September 28, 2012.
# Pakistan's 158 for eight is their third highest successful chase in T20Is - their highest being 178 for two off 18.4 overs vs Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 25, 2012.
# Shahid Afridi's first Man of the Match award vs West Indies is his eighth in T20Is.
# Afridi's splendid 46 off 27 balls is his highest score vs West Indies in T20Is. His strike rate of 170.37 is his highest in an innings of 40 or more in T20Is.
# While batting in the second innings, Afridi's aforesaid innings is his second highest in T20Is, next only to the 54 not out vs Sri Lanka at Lord's on June 21, 2009.
# Afridi is the first batsman to complete 400 sixes in international cricket.
# Afridi's tally of 34 sixes in 60 games is a Pakistani record in T20Is
# Umar Amin (47 off 34 balls) has batted quite well on his T20I debut. His superb knock is the highest by a Pakistani batsman, bettering Mohammad Hafeez's 46 off 40 balls vs England at Bristol on August 28, 2006.
# Shannon Gabriel (3/44) has produced his best bowling performance in T20Is.
# Kieron Pollard (49 not out off 36 balls) has recorded his highest score in T20Is.
# Pollard's aforesaid innings is the second highest by a West Indian vs Pakistan in T20Is, next only to the 65 by Lendl Simmons at Gros Islet on April 21, 2011.
# Zulfiqar Babar (3/23) has produced an excellent bowling performance apart from recording a winning hit as six on his T20I debut.
# Babar is the first Pakistani bowler to capture three wickets in an innings vs West Indies in T20Is. His figures are the second best by a Pakistani bowler on T20I debut, next only to the 3 for three by Mansoor Amjad against Bangladesh at Karachi on April 20, 2008.
# Babar, at 34 years 229 days, became the second oldest Pakistani player to make T20I debut. Inzamam-ul-Haq had made his debut at the age of 36 years 178 days vs England at Bristol on August 28, 2006.
# Mohammad Hafeez (2-0-4-2) has produced his best bowling performance vs West Indies in T20Is. His economy rate of 2.00 is his best in T20Is.
# Darren Sammy (30 off 14 balls) has emulated his highest score in T20Is. He had posted 30 off 17 balls vs Ireland at Providence on April 30, 2010.
# Sammy's aforesaid innings is his highest as captain in T20Is, eclipsing the 26 not out vs Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on October 7, 2012.