After losing the ODI series, West Indies lost the first Twenty20 match too. They will take on Pakistan again in the second and final T20 match at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown on Sunday.
West Indies and Pakistan will come in the contest after a thrilling match on Saturday which the latter won by two wickets. The visitors needed a run from the last ball, and Zulfiqar Babar did it in style by hitting a six.
West Indies will be hurt after losing the first T20 game after losing ODI series. The manner in which they lost the match will hurt them even more as the game was so close. The top-order collapsed without even giving a fight and that cost them the game. They will be hungry to win the last match.
On the other hand, Pakistan are brimming with confidence after the win though the match was so close. The openers failed to give a good start but the middle order played sensible cricket and led the team home. They will be looking forward to end the series on a winning note and give a reason to their fans back home a reason to cheer after all the backlash they received after the debacle in the Champions Trophy.
West Indies and Pakistan have won one game each out of the two T20 games played till date. Pakistan won their previous contest by two wickets on Saturday.
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (49 not out) and Darren Sammy (30) were the top contributors for the team in the first T20 game. Openers - Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle fell for just six runs, and Lendl Simmons failed too, which added pressure to the team from right from the start. The top-order will be expected to fire on Sunday and put up a big total on the board.
On the bowling front, Shannon Gabriel took three wickets, while Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels took a wicket apiece. They did a good job in defending a low total. They should put in their acts together and restrict the score of the opponents on Sunday.
Pakistan: Umar Amin (47) and Shahid Afridi (46) put up a brave fight after the top-order collapsed. Zulfiqar Babar kept his cool in the nerve-wracking moment and hit a six of the last delivery to ensure a win. They will be expecting the top-order to give a good start and set a platform for the middle order to play their shots.
On the bowling front, Zulfiqar Babar took three wickets and Mohammad Hafeez took two.
Pakistan won the first match but West Indies are expected to bounce back and win the last game of the series
West Indies: Darren Sammy (C), Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Christopher Barnwell, Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Shannon Gabriel, Samuel Badree
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Asad Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan
Where to Watch Live:
The game will begin at 11:30 PM IST (Sunday, 28 July) and it will be broadcast live in India on Ten Sports channel.