In the first ODI
at Multan, the captain of the Pakistan team Babar Azam scored his third consecutive century. He became the first ODI batsman of all time by doing two hat-tricks of centuries. Babar Azam asked the windies team to bat first in that match and they scored 305 runs with eight wickets down. Haris Rauf dismissed four Windies batsmen in ten overs leaking 77 runs. In reply, the Pakistan team chased down the target in 49.2 overs with five wickets remaining.
The captain of the Pakistan team Babar Azam was the top runs scorer from his team with 103 runs. Imam-ul-Haq added 65 runs to his team’s scorecard, and Mohammad Rizwan † contributed 59. He was Khushdil Shah who faced 23 deliveries and scored 41 runs not out. He smashed four maximums and a boundary in his beautiful innings, that was a match-winning knock. The player of the match was the captain of the Pakistan team Babar Azam, but he gave it to Khushdil Shah for his brilliant innings.
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It was a par score at best but Pakistan defended it spiritedly. Shaheen Shah Afridi started the defense in style with the wicket of Shai Hope in the opening over. But West Indies hit back with a second-wicket partnership of 67 in no time. Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks were going along at break-neck speed before Mayers’ impetuousness got the better of him as Mohammad Wasim cleaned him up. 71 for two soon became 72 for 3 as spin started to have a say.
was brilliant through the middle taking career-best figures of four for 19, becoming the first Pakistan bowler since Mohammad Hafeez in 2011 to concede less than 20 runs in his full quota in an ODI. With both spinners spinning the ball away from the right-handers, the onus was on Nicholas Pooran to make a contribution, but he couldn’t capitalise on his start as he fell to a beauty from Nawaz for 25. Thereon, West Indies were staring down the barrel, and the lower order folded without making much of an impression to give Pakistan an unassailable two-nil lead in the series.
Mohammad Nawaz is the player of the match:
I was focusing on the basics, and the pitch assisted me. The ball was turning, we had an idea in the first innings, particularly after I got out. I have confidence in my batting, I want to do well as an allrounder and improve day by day.
Tough day for us. I thought we bowled well in the first 45 overs but conceded 20 too many. Death bowling has been a problem for us. The guys are young and inexperienced. Hopefully, we’ll get better with every game. Credit must be given to Nawaz who bowled really well. It was definitely a challenging wicket. There were some soft dismissals, it wasn’t our day.
The wicket was double paced, our plan was to build partnerships. The ball was spinning as well. We were 10-15 short because we lost back-to-back wickets. We wanted to save Khushdil for the end that’s why we sent him later. We were confident at the break that we could defend this. Nawaz took wickets at crucial junctures. We were under pressure after the first 10 but really happy with the way we fought back.
West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat first.
Pakistan team: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam ul Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Shadab Khan, 6 Mohammad Haris, 7 Khushdil Shah, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Mohammad Wasim.
West Indies team: 1 Shai Hope (wk), 2 Kyle Mayers, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Nicholas Pooran (capt), 5 Brandon King, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Romario Shepherd, 8 Akeal Hosein, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Hayden Walsh, 11 Anderson Phillip.
Pakistan vs West Indies Highlights today, Friday 10-6-2022. 2nd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of Pakistan from Multan Cricket Stadium.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 135
Pakistan Won: 61
West Indies Won: 71
Match Timings: 11:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob
TV Umpires – Aleem Dar
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Faisal Afridi
Match number – ODI no. 4405