In their warm-up match for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Pakistan beat West Indies by seven wickets thanks to the all-team effort led by Babar Azam.
With the bat, Fakhar Zaman and Babar scored 46 and 50 runs, respectively, while the Pakistani bowlers took vital wickets to hold the West Indies to 130 runs.
In the first warm-up match between the two sides, West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan.
Ravi Rampaul of the West Indies had dismissed Mohammad Rizwan for 13 runs, while Hayden Walsh had dismissed Babar (50) and Mohammad Hafeez for a duck.
Pakistani pacers bowled well against a hard-hitting West Indian team. The Windies never looked comfortable batting first, losing wickets frequently and finishing their innings with a score of 130/7 in 20 overs.
Hassan Ali continued to be the most effective of Pakistan’s bowlers, taking two wickets (Fletcher and Pooran) while giving only 21 runs in four overs.
Haris Rauf, a right-arm bowler, conceded 32 runs in four overs but managed to grab the valuable wickets of Keiron Pollard and Chris Gayle, while Shaheen Afridi also took two wickets but gave up an expensive 41 runs in four overs.
Imad Wasim, a left-arm bowler, too had a solid performance with the ball, conceding only six runs in three overs at a two-run-per-over economy rate. He also managed to dismiss Roston Chase.
The national squad flew to Abu Dhabi from Dubai at 2 pm (PST) ahead of the match.
On Tuesday, the Babar Azam-led T20 World Cup squad attended an optional training session at ICC Academy Ground.