Motivated by an unbeaten knock of 97 runs by opener Babar Azam, pacer Mohammad Amir claimed three wickets to guide Pakistan to an 82-run win over West Indies in the second Twenty20 International at the National Stadium, Karachi, on Monday. With the virtue of this win, Pakistan clinched the three-match T20I series 2-0, with a match to go.
It was Pakistan's highest ever T20I total that humbled West Indies in Karachi. Azam smashed an unbeaten 97 off 58 balls and young Hussain Talat scored his maiden T20 half-century with 63 as Pakistan cruised to 205/3 after they won the toss.
West Indies never looked challenging and were bowled out for 123 in 19.2 overs.
Opening batsman Chadwick Walton scored 40 off 29 balls, and it was downhill from there. The next best score was 21.
Fast bowler Amir picked up 3/22 after the top order was tied down by spinners Shadab Khan (2/23) and Mohamad Nawaz (1/19).
The depleted West Indies were dismissed for 60 in the first match on Sunday in losing by 143 runs. No. 1-ranked Pakistan can complete a series whitewash on Tuesday.
Azam hit 13 fours and a six, and featured in a 119-run stand off 74 balls with Talat.
(With AP inputs)