Shahid Afridi was also named man of the match for his 46 off 27 balls against the Caribbeans. (Agencies)
Shahid Afridi's return to form has also made him a popular choice for T20 cricket once again with the St Lucia team in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) offering a late contract to flamboyant Pakistan allrounder.
Afridi confirmed from St Lucia that he had been made a offer to play in the CPL that begins from July 30th although he was not in the list of overseas signings. The St Lucia team offered the contract to Afridi on the recommendation of captain Darren Sammy.
Six teams are taking part in the CPL with Pakistan's T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, opener Ahmed Shahzad and Shoaib Malik already signed up to play for different regional teams in the league.
Meanwhile, Zulfiqar Babar completed a dream debut by striking the final ball of the match for six to give Pakistan a two-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first Twenty 20 international at the Arnos Vale Stadium.
Having taken three wickets for 23 runs with his left-arm spinners in helping to restrict the world champions to 152 for seven, the 34-year-old newcomer then made the winning hit off Marlon Samuels with the scores level to hand the home side their first defeat in this form of the game since they lifted the world title last October in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan have the chance to displace the West Indies in second spot in the international rankings with a win in the second and final match at the same venue on Sunday.
Shahid Afridi was also named man of the match for his 46 off 27 balls against the Caribbeans.