GUYANA – Centurian Babar Azam helps Pakistan reaching 282/5 in the first innings of second ODI of the three-match series on Sunday at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the second consecutive toss and opted to field first on a tricky pitch. Just to his delight, the pitch this time behaved accordingly, creating trouble for Pakistani batsmen. Both openers Kamran Akmal (21) and Ahmed Shehzad (5) were gotten earlier in the innings. Pakistan were 44/2 inside 10 overs.
Mohammad Hafeez (32) and Shoaib Malik (9) were a little too slow to keep the pace of the innings. Sarfraz (26) played a little blistering cameo but was gotten in the middle overs. Azam continued the fighting against quality West Indies bowling. He scored 125 off 132 balls along with Imad Waseem (43) to take the score to 282/5 in the fifty overs.
Shanin Gabriel took two wickets for 50 runs from his 10over quota. Both spinners, Bishoo (40-1) and Nurse (42-1) were economical in the middle overs.