New Delhi. Thanks to captain Babar Azam’s century, Pakistan defeated West Indies (PAK vs WI 1st ODI) by 5 wickets in the first ODI of the series. In this match played in Multan, Babar also made century partnerships with Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan. West Indies made a big score of 305 runs for 8 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. After this, the Pakistani team achieved the target by losing 5 wickets with 4 balls remaining. Pakistan has taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. The second ODI of the series will be played on June 10 at this ground.
Chasing 306 runs, Pakistan’s first wicket fell in the 7th over, when Jaden Seals caught Fakhar Zaman (11) at the hands of Shamar Brooks. then the captain Babar Azam He made a century partnership of 103 runs with Imam-ul-Haq. Jaden Seals caught Imam off Aqeel Hossain’s ball. He scored 65 runs in 71 balls with the help of 6 fours.
Babar scored his third consecutive ODI century
Captain Babar remained frozen and he targeted the bowlers of the visiting team fiercely. He completed his 17th ODI century by hitting a four off Hayden Walsh. This was also his third consecutive century in ODIs. Babur and Mohammed Rizwan Added 108 runs for the third wicket. Babar returned to the pavilion in the 42nd over of the innings, when the team’s score reached 237 runs. He scored 103 runs in 107 balls with the help of 9 fours.
Rizwan’s fifty off 55 balls
Mohammad Rizwan completed his fifty in 55 balls. He took a single off the last ball of the 43rd over of Jaden Seals’ innings and brought the personal score to 50. Rizwan hit a four on the very first ball of the next over of Alzarri Joseph but Romario Shepherd got him caught by Shai Hope. Rizwan played 61 balls and scored 59 runs with the help of 2 fours, 1 six. He returned to the pavilion as the fourth wicket for the team’s score of 256.
Amazing of Khushdil, Nawaz hit the winning six
Then Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Nawaz did wonders. Khushdil hit 3 sixes in consecutive balls in the 47th over of Romario Shepherd’s innings. Then in the 49th over, he also hit 1 four and 1 six. Nawaz hit the winning six off Jaden Seals. Khushdil returned unbeaten on 41 runs off 23 balls with the help of 1 four and 4 sixes. Nawaz scored 8 not out off 6 balls with the help of 1 six. Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets for West Indies while Jaden Seals, Shepherd and Akil Hossain got 1-1 wickets.
Shai Hope’s brilliant century
Earlier, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bat first. opener Shai Hope West Indies scored 305 for 8 with his century and his century partnership with Shamar Brooks. Hope played a brilliant innings of 127 runs in 134 balls with the help of 15 fours and 1 six. He played an important role in taking the team to a strong score by sharing 154 runs for the second wicket with Brooks.
Powell-Shepherd showed good play in the last overs
Brooks faced 83 balls and hit 7 fours during his innings of 70 runs. Rovman Powell played well in the last over and scored 32 runs in 23 balls with the help of 5 fours. Apart from him, Romaria Shepherd played a useful innings of 25 runs in 18 balls with the help of 2 sixes.
Haris took 4 wickets
Haris Rauf was the most successful bowler for Pakistan, who took 4 wickets for 77 runs in 10 overs. Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi took 2 wickets for 55 runs. Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan took 1-1 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 01:21 IST