Shadab Khan’s all-around efforts aid Pakistan’s rout of the West Indies
Pakistan completed a clean sweep of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies with another dominant victory in the final game. Shadab Khan’s four-wicket haul, combined with his brilliant batting performance, earned him the player of the match award, while Imam-ul-Haq was named series player.
Pakistan had previously won the toss and elected to bat first at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq got off to a good start, putting on an 85-run partnership for the first wicket. However, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran inserted himself into the attack, and it paid off when he picked Zaman for a 48-ball 35. Hayden Walsh caught Babar Azam (1) in front of the wickets, and he could not maintain his good form in this game.
Imam, on the other hand, kept pushing the boundaries and lived for another half-century. Pooran was able to dismiss the left-hander for a 68-ball 62, which included seven fours and a six. Soon after, Mohammad Rizwan (11) and Mohammad Haris (0) joined him as the home team was in trouble at 117 for 5 in the 25th over. Shadab Khan and Khushdil Shah came to the rescue of the men in green, stitching an important 84-run partnership for the sixth wicket.