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Talat, Babar lead Pakistan to West Indies T20 series win

KARACHI: Opener Babar Azam missed a maiden hundred by three runs as Pakistan trounced the West Indies by 82 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Karachi on Monday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Babar cracked 13 fours and a six in his 58-ball innings, reaching 97 not out to guide Pakistan to their highest-ever T20 total of 205-3 in 20 overs after Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bat first at the National Stadium. Paceman Mohammad Amir took 3-22 as the West Indies were…

Confidence from management brings the best from me, says Talat

DUBAI: Hussain Talat is the player to watch. He has made his mark last year with a debut half century and has been on the radar of selectors after impressing at the domestic level. On Sunday he became the first from a list of emerging player to show he has a wise head on his shoulders, steadying Islamabad's ship from a struggling 63-5 to see them off to the modest but tricky target of 114. Given a chance by Kumar Sangakkara on 11 when the Sri Lankan old fox fumbled to miss a stumping off Shoaib Malik, Talat made the…