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Shadab strikes twice in 1st over in international cricket
Teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan took two wickets in his first over in international cricket as Pakistan beat the West Indies by six wickets on Sunday in the first Twenty20 of a four-match series.
Pakistan restricted the T20 world champions to 111-8 before replying with 115-4 in 17.1 overs at the Kensington Oval.
Only captain Carlos Brathwaite provided resistance for the hosts with an unbeaten 34 from 27 balls.
A googly from the 18-year-old Shadab trapped Chadwick Walton lbw for 18 before a regulation legbreak bowled Lendl Simmons (1), and that became three wickets in eight balls when Sunil Narine (1) holed out to long-on.
Man-of-the-match Shadab finished with 3-7 from four overs after Pakistan put West Indies into bat.
Babar Azam played the anchor role for Pakistan with a near run-a-ball 29. After his departure — caught at short third man to give Jason Holder a second wicket — Shoaib Malik thumped three fours and a six over midwicket in his unbeaten 38 from 29 balls.
Pakistan clinched its fifth straight victory in this format with 17 balls to spare.