Following an impressive winning start in the opening game, visitors Pakistan get set to face off against hosts West Indies in the second of the four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Thursday. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available in India on Sony LIV, while the live telecast will be available on Ten 1 HD and Ten 3 in India and Pakistan. Pakistan beat the hosts by 6 wickets in the opening tie to draw first blood, as they aim to stay in the driver’s seat with another win; while the hosts would aim to strike back and level terms. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at Port of Spain
If we look at West Indies’ past record, they are winless across their last six one-day internationals – including a 3-0 series drubbing by England earlier in March – and more importantly they have lost their last four T20Is – all to Pakistan. When this series started, it was expected that the hosts would give a tough fight and keep their domination intact in their most cherished format using their home advantage to the fullest. If the hosts want to get back on winning ways, they need a strong plan to counter Pakistan’s spin attack or else a batting downfall is expected again at Port of Spain.
The last time limited-overs cricket was played at this ground was all the way back in July 2013. But Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games have been played here and this ground has been batsmen’s paradise. So this can be expected to be a high scoring game. The wicket is expected to stay flat throughout the game, with the dew factor supposed to play a vital role in the second innings.