After winning both the T20Is, dominant Pakistan are set to take on troubled West Indies in the third T20I at Port of Spain in Trinidad. Although Pakistan succumbed to Sunil Narine in the 2nd T20I, a thrilling tail-end partnership kept the visitors ahead and took away a winning game from the hosts by 3 runs. West Indies batsmen would have to show better show in this crucial game if they stand a chance to keep four-match T20I series alive. 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. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Port of Spain
Shadab Khan, Pakistan’s new found, has been the key to their success in the first 2 matches. With figures of 3 for 7 in the first and a crucial partnership with Wahab Riaz in the second, West Indies would have to be wary of the debutant. West Indies batting collapse was shocking as limited-overs specialists batsmen like Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell was gone for single digits. Rovman has managed to score runs at only 2.5, who is claimed to be the next big thing for West Indies in this format. Pakistan had a lot to complain on their side as well.
Ahmed Shahzad and Kamran Akmal who are back after a while to the side, have not shown any glimpse of their calibre as seen in Pakistan Super League (PSL). Shahzad was even involved in a nasty collision with Chadwick Walton last match and had to be taken off the field to nurse his injury.
All in all, both the teams have shown their weaknesses, but the better side managed to bounce back and avoid a defeat. However, Port of Spain would want to witness a new winner and hosts will be hopeful to make this series interesting.