Pakistan was able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the second T20 against the West Indies in Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and in the process secure their sixth consecutive success against the Caribbeans in the format.
With two more T20s to go, Pakistan now is in a great position to win the series and go up the ladder in the ICC T20 rankings. Here is a quick list of top 5 talking points from the game.
5. Sloppy Fielding Costs West Indies the Game
West Indies were extremely sloppy in the field and gave away somewhere around 10-20 runs more than they should have. They will have to pull up their socks otherwise, the prospect of yet another white wash cannot be ruled out.
4. Pakistan Needs to guard against Complacency
Pakistan might have won the game but it was in no way a cake walk. The boys in green have been unpredictable over the years because they have this habit of going complacent every now and then. The defeat in Trinidad has visibly left the Caribbeans hurt and therefore, one can expect them to come extremely hard on the Pakistani boys in the next game. Hence, to ensure a series victory Pakistan must not let go of the momentum and should not under any circumstances go complacent.
3. Twitter goes alive following Ahmed Shehzad’s Collision
As soon as Ahmed Shehzad was taken from the ground to the hospital on an ambulance the twitterati in the country began praying for his quick recovery. The prayers were answered soon enough and he returned to the field with in the next few overs. This created doubt in the mind of fans who began wondering if he was actually hit that bad or if he was faking an injury. Some however, still felt that it was insensitive thing to say.
Here is a before and an after video for you to decide.
The last few months Kamran Akmal kept complaining about the fact that he was being ignored by the selectors despite performing well in the domestic circuit. Now that he has not been able to perform during the first leg of the T20s in West Indies, there is no denying the fact that he must be under massive pressure to keep his place secure for the ODIs that are to follow next.
Kamran is 35 years to age and another failure with the bat can definitely result in bringing his international career to an end!
1. Shahdab stars Again
The T20 in Trinidad might have been only the second time Shahdab Khan had featured in an international game but he seems to have secured the captain’s confidence who now visibly has begun relying on him. Another good game should allow him a dream debut T20 series where for now he is the leading contender for the “Man of the Series” award.