West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Port of Spain March 30, 2017

A day of collisions at the Queen's Park Oval

Plays of the day from the second T20 international between West Indies and Pakistan in Port of Spain

Ahmed Shehzad was involved in a nasty collision with Chadwick Walton © Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Shadab uses Newton's first law

Evin Lewis pushed a length ball towards Imad Wasim at mid-on, and although he set off from the back foot, it seemed the single didn't involve much trouble. Wasim picked up cleanly and under-armed a direct hit at the bowler's end. But more work was done by Shadab Khan from mid-off, who somehow managed to get in Lewis' path. Lewis veered away to avoid a collision, but so did Shadab. Both players eventually rammed into each other. Lewis lost control of his bat and didn't get either of his feet back in the crease when Wasim's throw hit the stumps.

The nastiest collision

The Queen's Park Oval witnessed three collisions in a bizarre sequence of events in the second innings. Nine balls after the collision between Shadab and Lewis, Chadwick Walton rammed into Sohail Tanvir. In the same over, Ahmed Shehzad collided with Walton and had to be stretchered off the field in an ambulance. Marlon Samuels had dabbed the ball in front of point, from where Shehzad ran in to attack the ball, but lost his balance. His neck crashed into the knee and upper back of Walton. The injury looked worse but seven overs later, Shehzad returned to the field.

Captain Carlos shows the way

On a day when West Indies' fielding was close to its worst, Carlos Brathwaite was at his best. He seemed peeved watching his team-mates shell catches, miss run-out chances and embarrassingly fall over the ball. Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Rovman Powell were all guilty. The West Indies captain decided to take things in his hands to show his boys how it's done. When Imad Wasim carved Kesrick Williams in the air in the 17th over, Brathwaite tore back from mid-off, then dived full length to his right to pluck the ball with both hands. That he maintained his stability despite landing on his knees made the catch even special.

Captain Sarfraz mentors Shadab to success

Shadab stormed through Walton's gate with a fizzing googly. But his next googly - short on the leg stump - did not go down well with his captain Sarfraz Ahmed. After Marlon Samuels nailed that errant googly to the square-leg boundary, Sarfraz yelled: "Nahin yaar, mana kar raha hun main" [no, I'm telling you not to]. Shadab soon sent down a regulation legbreak to beat Kieron Pollard in the air and have him stumped.

Nikhil Kalro and Deivarayan Muthu are sub-editors at ESPNcricinfo

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  • khanqa4080949 on March 31, 2017, 16:34 GMT

    both teams were shambolic in their both outings

  • Murtamak on March 31, 2017, 6:45 GMT

    If you saw the match, you'd have seen that Evin Lewis veered into Shadab's path and made his journey to the bowler's end longer!

  • Gudu on March 31, 2017, 6:19 GMT

    Well done Pakistan. Please improve your batting and fielding. These scores of 120-130 will not be enough against good teams.

  • Atif on March 31, 2017, 4:31 GMT

    It was Lewis's fault not Shadab's, Shadab was running in a right direction it was lewis who changed his line to avoid getting hit by a ball. Please watch the replay multiple times and listen to commentary clearly.

  • Rehan on March 30, 2017, 22:54 GMT

    nikhil!!! in first collision both players didnot veer their paths.. it was Lewis who changed direction towards Shadab.. if he would have gone straight, he would have made ground easily and avoided collision too...

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