PPAK vs WI: Pakistan’s Shadab Khan sweeps the ODI series against West Indies, winning 53 runs and a 3-0 series sweep over West Indies in the third One Day International on Sunday.
A Decided to bat first:-
Shadab’s career-best 86 off 78 balls revived Pakistan at 269-9 when the hosts decided to bat first and their top-order faltered against a stunning off-spin from Nicholas Pooran, which came in 10 overs. Ended with 4-48.
West Indies’ own struggle against spin continued as their middle order was again up against Shadab (4-62) and Mohammad Nawaz (2-56).
The visiting team was bowled out for 216 in 37.2 overs after losing by 53 runs under the DLS method. A dust storm in Multan suspended play for an hour during Pakistan’s innings and the match was reduced to 48 overs.
Number seven batsman Aqeel Hossein smashed six sixes and two fours to top the score for West Indies on 60 off 37 balls before he was stumped by a fast delivery from Shadab.
A Carried out his plans:-
“We executed our plans and got the desired results,” said Pakistan captain Babar Azam. “We are trying different combinations with bat and ball. They will try to maintain consistency and test our bench strength as well.”
Thanks to Pooran, despite a good start, Pakistan were trailing 117-5 in the middle of their innings. Imam-ul-Haq (62), who scored his seventh consecutive ODI half-century, added 85 runs for the first wicket with Fakhar Zaman (35).
Pooran clean bowled Zaman in his third over and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh followed it up successfully by going for a leg-before-wicket referral against Azam, who was dismissing for the rare single-digit score of 1.
Pooran then enjoyed the quick wickets of Imam, Mohammad Haris (0), and Mohammad Rizwan (11) before Shadab revived the innings with an 84-run stand with Khushdil Shah, who scored 34 runs.
A Looked ready for his first ODI century:-
Shadab looked ready for his maiden ODI century before he was clean bowling in the last over by a perfect yorker from Jayden Seals.
Pakistan’s Shahnawaz Dahani, who made his ODI debut. After Shaheen Shah Afridi was resting for the final game, didn’t have to wait long to get his first wicket when West Indies started the chase.
Kyle Meyers (5) was brilliantly catching at a low point by Imam in the second over of Dahani as West Indies also struggled against the pace of Mohammad Wasim (1-21).
The introduction of spin troubled the middle-order batsmen, with Pooran getting dismissing in the deep for 11 runs while playing a big shot against left-arm spinner Nawaz.
Shepherd added 49 runs for the eighth wicket:-
Hossin gave West Indies a glimmer of hope when he added 49 for the eighth wicket with Romario Shepherd (16) before Shadab struck in successive overs and Hasan Ali (2-29) claimed Shepherd’s last wicket. did.
Referring to West Indies’ 120-run defeat in the second ODI on Friday. Pooran said, “The last two matches were disappointing for us. “We played poorly with the bat. We did well as a team and that will be the blueprint going forward.”
The series win propelled Pakistan to No. 4 on the points table – just above West Indies – in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The top eight teams will directly qualify for next year’s World Cup in India.
The ODI series was postponing last year. After the West Indies made a comeback following. A COVID-19 outbreak at the visitors’ camp during the preceding T20I series in Pakistan.