Multan. Under the leadership of Babar Azam, Pakistan continues to perform brilliantly. The team defeated West Indies by a huge margin of 120 runs in the second ODI (PAK vs WI). With this, the team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. The team captured the 10th consecutive bilateral ODI series against the West Indies. Playing first in the match, Pakistan scored 275 for 8 wickets. Apart from Babar, Imam-ul-Haq scored a half-century. In reply, the West Indies team was reduced to 155 runs in 32.2 overs. Shemrah Brooks scored 42 runs. For Pakistan, left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz took 4 wickets for 19 runs in 10 overs. This is his best performance of ODI. Mohammad Wasim also got 3 wickets. The final match of the series will be played on June 12.
Chasing the target, West Indies did not have a good start. Shai Hope became the victim of fast bowler Shaheen Afridi in the first over. He scored 4 runs. After this, Shemrah Brooks and Kyle Meyers took charge of the team by sharing 67 runs for the second wicket. Meyers was dismissed for 33 runs off 25 balls. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Brendan King 0, Nicholas Pooran 25 and Rovman Powell could only make 10 runs. The team had lost 5 wickets totaling 116 runs.
Hussain and Joseph played 00 balls
Brooks fell victim to Nawaz after scoring 42 off 56 balls. He hit 4 fours and a six. Romaria Shepherd was dismissed by leg-spinner Shadab Khan for one run. The team lost 7 wickets in 120 balls and its defeat was confirmed. But after this Akil Hossain and Alzarri Joseph added 25 runs in 41 balls to prevent the fall of wickets. But the entire team was reduced to 32.2 overs. Shadab Khan also took 2 wickets.
Babar and Imam’s half century
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat. Fakhar Zaman could only score 17 runs. Imam-ul-Haq scored 72 runs in 72 balls. Hit 6 fours. Whereas Babar Azam scored 77 runs in 93 balls. Hit 5 fours and a six. Both played an innings of more than 50 runs in the sixth consecutive ODI. Apart from this, both shared a big partnership of 120 runs for the second wicket. At one time the team’s score was 187 runs for 2 wickets. In such a situation, it seemed that the team would score more than 300.
But after this the Pakistan team stumbled and the score became 207 for 6 wickets. Shadab Khan made 22, Khushdil Shah 22 and Shaheen Afridi scored an unbeaten 15 to take the score beyond 270 runs. Aqeel Hossain took 3 wickets for West Indies. Alzarri Joseph and Anderson Philip got 2-2 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 23:50 IST