Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20 Highlights – 27th July 2013

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Pakistan scrambled a four-wicket victory off the penultimate ball in the fifth and final one-day international against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Wednesday.

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Statistical Highlights:

400 Sixes

Shahid Afridi became world’s first batsman to hit 400 Sixes in International Cricket (Test, ODI and Twenty20I included). He needed two to reach the milestone at start of the match and the first ball he faced was whacked for six. The 400th came moments later when he came down the wicket to dispatch world number one Twenty20 Bowler (Sunil Narine) to clear long-on. It took Afridi 437 innings and 17 years to complete 400 sixes, first of which came off Kumar Dharmasena’s bowling at the Nairobi Gymkhana in 1996.

The next in the list of most international sixes is Chris Gayle, who has hit 353 in 451 innings (more than Afridi). Third on the list is Sanath Jayasuriya with 352. No other Pakistan player has hit more than 200 sixes. Inzamam-ul-Haq (193) and Wasim Akram (178+) are next.

Most of Man of the Matches in T20Is

Shahid Afridi equaled Shane Watson’s feat of getting most Man of the Match awards in Twenty20 Internationals. Both have received it 8 times. However, it was Afridi’s first since getting against one Sri Lanka at Hambantota 2012.

Third 150-plus chase

It was only third time that Pakistan successfully chased 150-plus in Twenty20 Internationals. The previous two chases were: against Bangaldesh at Pallekele 2012 and against Australia at Johannesburg 2007, both in the World T20s. Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez have been part of all the three matches.

First last-ball win

First time Pakistan won a Twenty20 International on the last ball. It was also first time since Ahmedabad 2005 (ODI against India) that Pakistan won a limited-over international on the last ball.

Highest on Debut

Umar Amin’s 47 is the highest score by a Pakistan batsman on Twenty20I debut. The previous best was 46 by Mohammad Hafeez against England at Bristol 2006, which was also Pakistan’s first ever T20.

Second oldest Pakistan debutant

Zulfiqar Babar became second oldest player, after Miran Bakhsh (47 years old), to make his international debut for Pakistan [via ESPNCricinfo]

West Indies’ first loss

It was West Indies’s first loss in Twenty20 Internationals since winning ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

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