Dustbuster Shadab stars as Pakistan clinch clean-sweep of West Indies

MULTAN: Allrounder Shadab Khan hit a preventing half century earlier than taking 4 wickets to anchor Pakistan’s 53-run win over the West Indies within the third and ultimate day-night worldwide in Multan which was interrupted by a mud storm.

Shadab hit 86 to raise Pakistan to 269-9 after unlikely West Indian hero Nicholas Pooran grabbed 4 wickets to depart the house group struggling at 117-5.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored a superb 68-ball 62 however there was a uncommon failure for world primary ODI batsman Babar Azam who fell for one off three balls.

Shadab’s leg spin then fetched 4-62 to dismiss the guests for 216 in 37.2 overs, giving Pakistan 30 invaluable factors within the ODI Tremendous League, a qualification spherical for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in India.

The three-0 clean-sweep lifted Pakistan to 90 factors, fourth within the 13-team ODI League desk whereas the West Indies are fifth with 80.

A mud storm throughout Pakistan’s innings diminished the match to 48 overs-a-side however that might not cease Pakistan from taking a tenth consecutive ODI sequence win over the West Indies.

Pakistan received the primary match by 5 wickets and the second by 120 runs, additionally performed in Multan.

Shadab dismissed Keacy Carty (33), Rovman Powell (ten) and top-scorer Akeal Hosein who made a profession finest 37-ball 60 with six sixes and two boundaries.

When Hosein and Romario Shepherd added 49 for the eighth wicket the guests threatened a comeback however each fell inside 12 runs to finish a depressing sequence.

Opener Shai Hope (21), Shamarh Brooks (18), Pooran (11) and Powell obtained good begins however fell to rash pictures.

Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz had Brooks and Keemo Paul (21) to complete with 2-56.

Earlier, it was part-time bowler Pooran who hit Pakistan laborious.

Pooran turned his arm over just for the second time in his 43-match ODI profession to take 4-48 after Pakistan slumped from 85 with out loss to 117-5, having received the toss and opted to bat.

The innings appeared to have fallen aside with Babar Azam’s uncommon failure for one however Shadab wielded his bat to the perfect impact.

Shadab hit three sixes and 4 boundaries off 78 balls earlier than being bowled within the final over.

He improved upon his 54 towards New Zealand in Wellington in 2018.

Sensing the Multan stadium pitch serving to spin, Pooran introduced himself up after Fakhar Zaman (35) and Haq gave Pakistan a strong begin.

Pooran chipped in with the wickets of Zaman, Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (11) and Mohammad Haris (nought) off simply 25 balls, having by no means taken multiple wicket in his top quality profession.

Haq smashed seven boundaries and a six off 68 balls for his 14th ODI half century. He grew to become solely the second batter to attain seven or extra fifties in successive ODIs.

Former Pakistan nice Javed Miandad, celebrating his sixty fifth birthday on Sunday, set the document for many fifties in successive ODIs with 9, scored in 1987.

In between Pooran’s destruction, Azam fell leg-before to spinner Hayden Walsh, having hit a century and 77 within the first two matches.

Shadab added 84 with Khushdil Shah (34) for the sixth wicket and 40 for the eighth with Mohammad Wasim who made six.

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