Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz recorded a career-best 4-18 as West Indies were beaten for 155 in response to 275-8 with over 17 overs to spare; watch the third and final game of the series live on Sky Sports Arena from 11.50am on Sunday
Last update: 06/10/22 20:01
Pakistan claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead over West Indies in their three-game ODI series with an emphatic 120-point win at Multan.
The hosts continued their five-wicket win in the series opener on Wednesday as they went 275-8 before dismissing the tourists for 155.
On a slow wicket where the ball grabbed and spun, left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz recorded a career-best 4-18 as West Indies were ejected with over 17 overs to spare.
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam (77) and Imam-ul-Haq (72) continued their excellent batting form for half a century before Akeal Hosein scored 3-52 to keep the home side well below of 300.
Babar, who won the coin toss and opted to bat on another sweltering hot day in Multan, and Imam added 130 runs for the second wicket – their fourth consecutive century of partnership in the ODIs – after Fakhar Zaman fell cheap for 17.
Shamarh Brooks had the top score with 42 for the West Indies and Kyle Myers added 33 against the pace before Nawaz broke through the top tier.
Brooks and Myers struck aggressively against fast bowlers and added 67 quick runs on 54 balls despite Shaheen Shah Afridi (1-17) firing first-of-the-century maker Shai Hope for just four in the first over.
Pakistan vs West Indies
June 12, 2022, 11:50 a.m.
Mohammad Wasim Jr (3-34), replacing Hasan Ali in Pakistan’s XI, broke through when he beat Myers before Nawaz sent Brandon King on his fourth ball.
Nawaz extracted a tight turn and also represented the wickets of Brooks, who was trapped lbw and then had the wickets of Rovman Powell (10) and skipper Nicholas Pooran (25) in one over.
Wasim and Shadab Khan (2-40) then quickly looped the tail to give Pakistan a massive victory.
Watch the third and final game of the series live on Sky Sports Arena from 11.50am on Sunday.