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Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I: Live scores and commentary

Thanks to Imad Wasim's five-wicket haul, Pakistan thrashed West Indies in the first T20I at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE.
Updated: 24 September 2016 23:16 IST - Published: 23 September 2016 18:39 IST
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Follow all the action from the second T20I here.

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And that's a wrap of the presentation and concludes our coverage for today. Join us again in less than 24 hours for the second T20I which starts at the same time (09:30 PM IST) on Saturday from the same venue.

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz said: "The guys responded well. The fielding department is something we are working and good to see the motivation from the guys. Our main focus is to pick wickets and that is why I used Imad and Nawaz early to expecting to nip out a couple of wickets. But they did exceedingly well. We have to take wickets and that's how you put pressure in T20 games"

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West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite believes they have to go back to the drawing board with regards to their handling of Imad Wasim. "I don't think we have had a good start. Bravo played well, credit to him. Imad Wasim bowled really well upfront. Don't think Pakistan plans will change much, we need to change our plans and need to do well with bat and ball. 
"We want to come back strong and make all the West Indian people proud. It's T20 and defending 115 is very, very difficult. Babar played very, very well to take the game away from us. We will be back here tomorrow and aiming for a much better performance "

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Unsurprisingly, for his five-wicket haul, Imad Wasim claimed the Man of the Match. He said: "I just got out there and gave my 100 percent. I think I don't try too much, just bowl wicket to wicket. Whatever could be the plan, I always try to stick with wicket-to-wicket line. I just want to play for my country and focus well in the coming games."

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A thoroughly professional team effort from Pakistan this. A one-sided win over the World Champions is not a mean achievement. They were brilliant with the ball from the very first over, with Imad Wasim taking a 5-ver, and followed it up with some intelligent batting. Azam made sure he didn't let the momentum shift from the moment he came in to bat, and ensured Pakistan reached the target comfortably.

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14.2 Brathwaite to Babar Azam, FOUR, and Pakistan win by 9 wickets with 34 balls to spare. That was short and wide and that is driven on the top of the bounce to the extra cover boundary. Back-to-back nine-wicket victories for Pakistan, who are suddenly looking like a very good T20I side after years of being nothing short of ordinary in the shorter formats.

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14.1 Brathwaite to Babar Azam, FOUR, and they are being helped by the West Indies as their hero with the bat misfields at third man to give Babar Azam his maiden fifty. An early dinner for Pakistan is on the cards!

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Just eight needed from a whopping six overs. Can Pakistan finish it in this over.

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13.6 S Narine to Khalid Latif, no run, "yes, no, definitely, maybe", that must have been the conversation as the two batsmen try to take a single but decide against it as the ball goes STRAIGHT to the fielder.

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13.5 S Narine to Khalid Latif, SIX, now just scratch what I said about him being content as he greedily scores a six over long-on and adds a few more runs to his name.

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13.4 S Narine to Khalid Latif, no run, quicker ball and that is defended towards cover by Latif who looks content with life.

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13.3 S Narine to Khalid Latif, FOUR, but Latif says what you can do, I can do better as he beats Badree at backward point and that races away to the third man boundary.

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13.2 S Narine to Babar Azam, 1 run, but the following ball is dropped slightly short and that is cut expertly behind point for a single.

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13.1 S Narine to Babar Azam, no run, that was not far away from Pollard's pace as a quicker straighter one starts it for Narine.

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Disappointment for all the connoisseurs of slower deliveries, Sunil Narine is into the attack. 

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Pollard and Bravo has had three variations in this match with the ball. They are: slow, slower and slowest.

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12.6 DJ Bravo to Babar Azam, 1 run, slower bouncer this time from Bravo and that is pulled with conviction towards deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over.

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12.5 DJ Bravo to Khalid Latif, 1 run, but BRAVO showing that was just a variation by bowling another stock, slower ball which is hit towards square leg for a single.

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12.4 DJ Bravo to Khalid Latif, no run, WHAT HAS HAPPENED THERE. Not a SLOWER BALL but a BOUNCER, which was actually fast. And the batsman unsurprisingly was surprised and couldn't get some bat on it.

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12.3 DJ Bravo to Khalid Latif, FOUR, the batsman was just waiting for the slower, fuller ball and although mid-off was up in the circle, there was no way he was stopping that even if he was back.

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12.2 DJ Bravo to Babar Azam, 1 run, Bravo showing where Pollard learnt his tricks him by bowling two slower balls out of two. While the first went for four, the second was just a single behind square.

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12.1 DJ Bravo to Babar Azam, FOUR, this was another one of Bravo's special in-dipping slower ball. While this is usually a change-up ball, the batsman are both prepared for it having just played Pollard's over.

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Bravo into the attack to continue the run of slower deliveries.