PAKvsWI first T20I called off after first inning due to rain


BRIDGETOWN: Hasan Ali bagged two wickets as Pakistan restricted West Indies to 85-5 in the first T20I here on Wednesday. 

While batting first in rain-hit first T20I reduced to nine-overs-per-side, West Indian opener Lendl Simmons was hit by debutant Mohammad Waseem Jr and walked off due to pain.

Hasan Ali started the proceedings by bagging Evin Lewis on a change of pace delivery to reduce the hosts to 16-1 in 2.1 overs. The right armer continued his form and completed 50 T20I wickets.

Mohammad Hafeez got in the action with the bowl after a long time and bagged Nicholas Pooran to cause the second dismissal to West Indies. Pooraan scored 13 runs with the help of two sixes.

Andre Russell took some time to settle down before getting out to Usman Qadir. He struck a six and scored seven runs. Waseem got his maiden T20I wicket and that too of a big fish Chris Gayle who managed to score just seven, leaving West Indies suffering at 51-4.

Hasan’s second strike came in second last over when Shimron Hetmyer edged the ball high in the sky behind the stump and it was taken well by keeper Mohammad Rizwan.

Waseem, Hafeez and Usman took a wicket each apart from Hasan.