ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A brutal half-century from Danza Hyatt helped West Indies-A sweep their Twenty20 series against Pakistan-A 2-0, when they won the second match by five wickets on Saturday.
Hyatt struck five fours and three sixes in 72 from 48 balls, as West Indies-A, chasing a modest 118 for victory, reached their target with 18 balls to spare at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
Hyatt added 79 – unbroken – for the sixth wicket with Ashley Nurse to take West Indies-A over the threshold, after they ran into trouble on 39 for five in the 11th over.
Purposeful bowling from West Indies-A had restricted the Pakistanis to 117 for seven in their allocation of 20 overs, with Umair Khan hitting the top score of 33, Yasir Arafat making 24, and Sarfraz Ahmed not out on 21.
Nikita Miller finished with the flattering figures of two wickets for eight runs from his allotted four overs, and compatriot Krishmar Santokie ended with two for 24 from three overs.
West Indies-A were wobbled, when Mohammad Rameez and Junaid Khan snared two wickets apiece to flatten the home team’s top-order.
No West Indies-A batsman other than Hyatt passed 20, and Nurse’s 19 not out was the only other double-figure contribution.
The two sides now contest three One-day matches in Grenada tomorrow, Thursday, Sunday.
PAKISTAN-A (maximum 20 overs)
Umair Khan c wkpr Fletcher b *Bernard 33
Khurram Manzoor b Nurse 12
Umer Amin c Hyatt b Miller 9
*Faisal Iqbal b Miller 11
Amer Sajjad c wkpr Fletcher b Bishoo 3
+Sarfraz Ahmed not out 21
Yasir Arafat b Santokie 24
Muhammad Rameez b Santokie 0
Extras (b2, w2) 4
TOTAL (7 wkts, 20 overs) 117
Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Umair Khan, 5.4 overs); 2-53 (Khurram Manzoor, 7.3); 3-63 (Umer Amin, 10.2); 4-67 (Faisal Iqbal, 12.1); 5-81 (Amer Sajjad, 13.6); 6-117 (Yasir Arafat, 19.5); 7-117 (Mohammad Rameez, 19.6)
Bowling: Rampaul 4-0-36-0, *Bernard 3-0-14-1, Santokie 3-0-24-2, Nurse 4-0-18-1, Miller 4-0-8-2, Bishoo 2-0-15-1
WEST INDIES-A (target: 118 off 20 overs)
+A. Fletcher c Junaid Khan b Mohammad Rameez 5
M. Bascombe c Umer Amin b Junaid Khan 9
K. Edwards c wkpr Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Rameez 2
D. Hyatt not out 72
J. Foo lbw b Junaid Khan 0
*D. Bernard Jr run out (Junaid Khan/Sarfraz Ahmed) 3
A. Nurse not out 19
Extras (lb1, w5, nb2) 8
TOTAL (5 wkts, 17 overs) 118
R. Rampaul, K. Santokie, N. Miller, D. Bishoo did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Fletcher, 1.4 overs); 2-14 (Edwards, 3.5); 3-31 (Bascombe, 8.5); 4-31 (Foo, 8.6); 5-39 (Bernard, 10.5)
Bowling: Yasir Arafat 3-0-23-0, Mohammad Rameez 4-0-25-2, Zulfiqar Babar 3-0-21-0, Yasir Shah 4-0-36-0, Junaid Khan 3-0-12-2
Result: West Indies-A won by five wickets
Series: West Indies-A win two-match series 2-0
Toss: West Indies-A
Man-of-the-Match: D. Hyatt (West Indies-A)
Umpires: G. Brathwaite, J. Wilson
Matchreferee: V. Burnes
Reserve umpire: C. Mack