Pakistan attained an unassailable series lead during the second match of the four-match Twenty20 International series against the West Indies.
Cricingif takes a look at the two individuals who outshone during the contest.
Shadab Khan, continued to add to his stocks with another brilliant display with the ball. The young leggie finished with the figures of 4 for 14 in four overs, claiming the important wickets of Chadwick Walton, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell.
Regular breakthroughs by Shadab meant West Indian batmen couldn’t sustain partnerships. Shadab removed Pollard and Rovman Powell on the third and fourth deliveries of the 11th over. However, the turning point of the game was Samuels wicket of the last ball of Shadab’s spell.
He had bowled 11 consecutive leg breaks before bowling a googly off the last ball of his spell that accounted for Samules.
After only 2 Twenty20 Internationals, Shadab has gotten 7 wickets at an astonishing average of 3, and a strike rate of 6.63.
It was one of those forgettable days for Pakistani batting, with 4 out of top 6 getting starts but losing their wickets at crucial times. Same was the scenario with West Indies except for Samuels who threatened to single-handedly take the game away when he stuck two sixes and a four off Imad Wasim in 8th over of the innings. He continued to score at a healthy rate, collecting boundaries at regular intervals despite losing partners at the other end, until a googly from young Shadab accounted for him.
He managed 44 off 35 balls that included 5 fours and 2 sixes.