PAK vs WI 2021: Ramiz Raja is disappointed over the rescheduling of ODI series

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with a thick edge past the slip cordon for a boundary.

PAK vs WI 2021: PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment after the ODI series against West Indies got postponed till June 2022 due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the touring party’s camp.

The PCB & CWI issues a joint statement after five more cases of COVID-19 were reported in the West Indies camp after Wednesday’s PCR testing which took the total number of positive cases to nine since their arrival in Karachi on December 9. Both the boards came into a joint agreement that the ODI series which forms part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League will be postponed & rescheduled in June 2022.

“Very impressive record chase tonight. Self-belief & calmness was at the heart of that feat! Great year for Rizwan & he doesn’t have a bad partner in Babar too. Pity about the rescheduling of the ODI series but we will have a full-fledged fit West Indies team for that June encounter”, Ramzi Raja tweeted after Pakistan won the third T20I.

PAK vs WI 2021: Rizwan & Babar’s heroics with the bat guided Pakistan to a remarkable win

Coming to the third T20I of the PAK vs WI T20I series, Mohammed Rizwan & Babar Azam starred with the bat as Pakistan defeated West Indies with seven wickets in the final T20I at the National Stadium on Thursday.

This iconic win helped Pakistan to sweep the T20I series with 3-0. Chasing a decent 208 runs target, Pakistan got off to a stunning start as openers Babar & Rizwan put together 60 runs within the first six overs. At the halfway’s mark, Pakistan’s score read 98/0 with hosts requiring 110 runs to win in the final 10 overs.

However, Babar & Rizwan made the chase look an easy affair as the duo went on to put 158 runs stand for the opening wicket by registering their respective half-centuries. Though Babar departed after scoring 79 runs while Rizwan was sent back to the pavilion after scoring 86 runs their scintillating knocks guided Pakistan to a seven-wicket win with seven balls to spare.

Earlier, Nicholas Pooran’s 64 runs from 37 balls helped West Indies to put a competitive total of 207/3 in 20 overs. Opting to bat first, West Indies got off to a blistering start as openers Brandon King & Shamrah Brooks scored 66 runs inside the first six overs. Pakistan got their major breakthroughs with the dismissals of Brandon Kings (43) & Shamrah Brooks (49) to reduce West Indies to 99/2 in the 10th over. Brandon Kings was removed by Mohammad Wasim while Brooks was dismissed by Shahnawaz Dahani.

However, Captain Nicholas Pooran’s 64 runs knock helped the hosts to post a competitive total of 207 runs on board. But all their efforts went in vain as Pakistan won the match by seven wickets with seven balls to spare to clinch the series by a 3-0 score.

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