Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Pakistan champs


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GROS ISLET – Full of spunk with the bat, West Indies failed to show the same zeal in the field, and half-centuries from Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmed Shehzad steered Pakistan to a four-wicket victory in the fifth One-Day International here yesterday.
Tino Best was the most successful Windies bowler with three for 48 from 10 overs and Darren Sammy was the most economical, conceding 35 from 10 overs, as the Pakistanis coasted to a target of 243.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 64. And 63 from their captain Misbah-ul-Haq helped to put the game out of the reach of West Indies who posted 242 for seven from their 50 overs.
Jason Holder had Misbah caught at mid-wicket from a tired pull in the last bit of drama in the final over of the match at the Beausejour Stadium before Saeed Ajmal formalized the victory with one ball remaining, when he drove the lanky fast bowler to mid-on and dashed for the winning run with Shahid Afridi.  (JG)


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