LAHORE: Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that he would remember his performance with the ball in the second T20I against West Indies for a long time.
The right-arm off-spinner was declared the player of the match for his brilliant bowling spell in which he conceded just six runs in four overs and claimed an important wicket of dangerous opening batsman Andre Fletcher.
While talking in a video posted by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the 40-year-old thanked captain Babar Azam to back him as a bowler.
“As a bowler, this is my first player of the match award and I will remember it for a long time,” said Hafeez. “I am really happy that I contributed with the ball against such a dangerous batting lineup. To be very honest, we were 10 to 15 runs short but I am glad that captain Babar Azam trusted my abilities with the ball and things worked out for the team.”
West Indies won toss
Sharjeel Khan c Hosein b Holder 20
Mohammad Rizwan run out 46
Babar Azam c Pooran b Holder 51
Fakhar Zaman c Walsh b Bravo 15
Mohammad Hafeez c Walsh b Bravo 6
Hasan Ali c Bravo b Holder 0
Sohaib Maqsood c Shepherd b Holder 5
Shadab Khan run out 5
Mohammad Wasim not out 1
Extras (b1, lb2, w4, nb1) 8
Total (20 overs, 8 wkts) 157
Did not bat: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir
Fall: 1-46 (Sharjeel Khan), 2-113 (Mohammad Rizwan), 3-134 (Babar Azam), 4-145 (Mohammad Hafeez), 5-145 (Fakhar Zaman), 6-150 (Hasan Ali), 7-150 (Sohaib Maqsood), 8-157 (Shadab Khan)
Bowling: A. Hosein 4-0-3-0 (1nb), J. Holder 4-0-26-4. C. Gayle 1-0-11-0 (3w), D. Bravo 4-0-24-2, R. Shepherd 3-0-38-0 (1w), H. Walsh 4-0-25-0
A. Fletcher b Mohammad Hafeez 0
E. Lewis retired hurt 35
C. Gayle b Hasan Ali 16
S. Hetmyer b Mohammad Wasim 17
N. Pooran not out 62
K. Pollard c Mohammad Wasim b Shaheen Afridi 13
J. Holder not out 0
Extras (lb3, w4) 7
Total (20 overs, 4 wkts) 150
Did not bat: D. Bravo, R. Shepherd, H. Walsh, A. Hosein
Fall: 1-0 (Fletcher), 2-31 (Gayle), 3-70 (Hetmyer), 4-140 (Pollard)
Bowling: Mohammad Hafeez 4-1-6-1, Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-44-1 (1w), Hasan Ali 4-0-32-1, Shadab Khan 4-0-22-0 (1w), Usman Qadir 1-0-11-0 (1w), Mohammad Wasim 3-0-32-1 (1w)
Result: Pakistan won by 7 runs
Man of the Match: Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)
Umpires: Leslie Reifer (WIS), Patrick Gustard (WIS)
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