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Shoaib and Shadab lead Pakistan to opening win over Windies

27 Mar 2017, 09:08 IST

REUTERS - Shoaib Malik made a composed unbeaten 38 to lead Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over West Indies in Barbados on Sunday in the first of four Twenty20 internationals.

West Indies, put in to bat, struggled throughout their innings as 18-year-old Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan took three wickets for seven runs off his four overs to land the man of the match award on his international debut.

Only an unbeaten 34 from captain Carlos Brathwaite lifted the hosts to a very modest total of 111 for eight and although Pakistan slipped to 49-3, Shoaib struck a six and three fours to guide them to an easy win with 17 balls to spare.

The second match of the series is in Trinidad on Thursday.

(Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editig by Ian Chadband)

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