West Indies plunged from the lofty heights of Friday’s sensational opening win, producing an underwhelming performance to slump to a 74-run defeat to Pakistan in the second One-Day International yesterday.
Set 283 to win and wrap up a series victory over Pakistan for the first time in nearly 30 years, West Indies stumbled when it mattered most and were bundled out for 208 off 44.5 overs at the Guyana National Stadium.
Captain Jason Holder top-scored with a career-best 68 while Ashley Nurse got a robust 44, but the Windies batting suffered a spectacular failure, with none of the top six getting past 15.
Pacer Hasan Ali was outstanding, claiming five for 38 while off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez picked up two for 23, as the euphoria from the successful record run chase three days ago all but dissipated.
The result left the three-match series in the balance at 1-1, with the third and decisive game set for Tuesday.
Ahmed Shehzad c wkp Hope b Gabriel 5
Kamran Akmal c wkp Hope b Joseph 21
Babar Azam not out 125
Mohammad Hafeez st Hope b Nurse 32
Shoaib Malik c wkp Hope b Bishoo 9
*+Sarfraz Ahmed c Walton b Gabriel 26
Imad Wasim not out 43
Extras (b1, lb9, w 9, nb 2) 21
TOTAL (5 wkts, 50 overs) 282
Did not bat: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan.
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-44, 3-113, 4-128, 5-183.
Bowling: Gabriel 10-1-50-2 (w2, nb1), Holder 9-0-48-0 (w1), Joseph 9-0-69-1 (w3, nb1), Bishoo 10-0-40-1, Nurse 10-0-42-1 (w3), Carter 2-0-23-0.
E Lewis lbw b Mohammad Amir 13
C Walton c Hasan Ali b Junaid Khan 10
+S Hope c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali 15
K Powell lbw b Hasan Ali 11
Carter lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 12
J Mohammed c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 1
*J Holder c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali 68
A Nurse lbw b Hasan Ali 44
D Bishoo lbw b Shadab Khan 16
A Joseph c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali 15
S Gabriel not out 0
Extras (lb1, w2) 3
TOTAL (all out; 44.5 overs) 208
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-27, 3-46, 4-51, 5-56, 6-75, 7-133, 8-156, 9-208, 10-208.
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 7-1-36-1, Junaid Khan 6-0-41-1 (w1), Hasan Ali 8.5-1-38-5, Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-23-2, Imad Wasim 7-0-29-0 (w1), Shadab Khan 10-1-40-1.
Result: Pakistan won by 74 runs.
Series: Three-match series tied 1-1.
Man-of-the-Match: Babar Azam.
Umpires: G Brathwaite, I Gould; TV – S Fry.
Published at Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000