- Pakistan defeated West Indies by a margin of 63 runs in this T20I match.
- Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith's 46-run partnership is the highest 8th wicket partnership for West Indies in T20Is.
Pakistan posted a total of 200/6 in the 1st T20I against West Indies on Karachi ground after being invited to bat first by the Carribean side. Despite losing their skipper for duck, Pakistan ensured they played well to put a good total on board with help of Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali’s 105 run partnership from 62 balls for the 3rd wicket. Post that partnership, Mohammad Nawaz’s cameo of 30 runs from 10 balls boosted Pakistan’s total to the 200-run mark. In reply, West Indies failed to get going and lost wickets at regular intervals and ended up losing the match by a big margin of 63 runs. Pakistan bowlers Mohammad Wasim and Shadab Khan picked 4 wickets and 3 wickets with the ball respectively.
Numbers and Stats from Pak vs WI 1st T20I:
18 – Pakistan have won 18 T20I matches in 2021, which is the most in a calendar year.
Most T20I matches won in a calendar year:
Pakistan – 18 in 2021
Pakistan – 17 in 2018
Uganda – 16 in 2021
India – 15 in 2016
South Africa – 15 in 2021
Most T20I matches won by captain in a calendar year:
Babar Azam – 18 in 2021
Sarfaraz Ahmed – 17 in 2018
MS Dhoni – 15 in 2016
23 – Haris Rauf has taken 23 T20I wickets in the year 2021.
Most wickets for Pakistan bowler in T20Is in a calendar year:
Shadab Khan – 28 in 2018
Saeed Ajmal – 25 in 2012
Hasan Ali – 25 in 2021
Haris Rauf – 23 in 2021
Saeed Ajmal – 22 in 2010
Shadab Khan / Shaheen Afridi – 20 in 2021
40 – Despite picking 4 wickets, Mohammad Wasim conceded 40 runs in his spell of 4 overs.
Most runs conceded by a Pakistan bowler in a T20I match who took atleast 4 wickets:
Mohammad Wasim – 4/40 vs West Indies, Karachi in 2021
Umar Gul – 4/37 vs India, Ahmedabad in 2012
Aizaz Cheema – 4/30 vs Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi in 2011
Saeed Ajmal – 4/30 vs New Zealand, Pallekele in 2012
46 – Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith’s 46 run partnership is the highest 8th wicket partnership for West Indies in T20Is.
Highest 8th wicket partnership for West Indies in T20Is:
Romario Shepherd-Odean Smith : 46 vs Pakistan, Karachi in 2021
Narsingh Deonarine-Daren Sammy : 40* vs Australia, Sydney in 2010
Carlos Brathwaite-Sunil Narine : 38 vs Pakistan, Port of Spain in 2017
300 – Mohammad Nawaz smashed 30 from just 10 balls at a strike rate of 300.
Highest strike rate for a Pakistan batsman in a T20I innings (minimum 10 balls faced):
Abdul Razzaq – 309.09 vs NZ, Christchurch in 2010
Shoaib Malik – 300 vs Sco, Sharjah in 2021
Mohammad Nawaz – 300 vs WI, Karachi in 2021
63 – Pakistan defeated West Indies by a margin of 63 runs in this T20I match.
Biggest margin of win (by runs) for Pak against WI in T20Is:
By 143 runs in Apr, 2018
By 82 runs in Apr, 2018
By 63 runs in Dec, 2021
Notably, all the above three results came in Karachi venue only.
105 – Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali’s 105 run partnership is the highest 3rd wicket partnership for Pakistan in T20Is.
Highest 3rd wicket partnership for Pakistan in T20Is:
Mohammad Rizwan-Haider Ali : 105 vs West Indies, Karachi in 2021
Babar Azam-Haris Sohail : 103 vs England, Cardiff in 2019
Mohammad Hafeez-Umar Akmal : 102 vs South Africa, Cape Town in 2013