Pakistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead after clinching the second T20Is by 9 runs. The hosts put 172/8 in 20 overs and then bundled out West Indies for 163.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Babar Azam | Pakistan captain: I think the finish was great in our batting innings. 170-180 was a good score and the bowlers did well, including the pacers and spinners, so it was a good team effort. We should defend the target well, according to the conditions, and we planned really well. Whether we bat or bowl, we made an effort, and that’s in our hands. The group is developing very well, including Wasim, and how these youngsters are evolving. They’ll only get better with time. We’ll try to go into the next game with a different combination and give everyone a chance.
Nic Pooran | West Indies captain: Tough one, big improvement, but we lost wickets because we were silly, including me, but lots of good cricket. Odean was really good, they bowled really well, we had a simple plan, and we just didn’t execute properly. We wanted to take it to the 20th over, we played the first 10 really well, but made some mistakes, and I thought one of King and I should have gone deep, and Shepherd was fantastic. So I hope we can bounce back in the third game.
Shadab Khan | Man of the Match | (28* off 12 ; 4-0-22-0): When I bat, it’s the death overs, and you have 4-5 balls and I practice that kind of batting, which is range-hitting and it came to fruition today. The field shows what the bowler is planning and that’s how I planned my batting. With the ball, I wasn’t able to get the ball to grip on the pitch, but I wanted bowl good areas, and keep the runs down.