West Indies wicket package, Pakistan, 1st ODI 2016

West Indies ends up with another big loss here. They have been defeated comprehensively by Pakistan in the first ODI of the series. This is great bowling by Pakistan again. Their batting was good as well but they won because of their bowling.

Pakistan batting had just two impacting innings. The first one was from Sharjeel who hit a fifty. He batted in the same style which he is known for. But only this time he spent some time on the crease first. He read the pitch and situation first and after that he started hitting the ball.

The second was the big one and it came from the bat of Babar. The first hundred for Babar in international cricket was made today. The young lad showed patience and the right attitude while batting against some decent bowling attack.

Baba hit two good partnerships. First was with Sharjeel over fifty. The second was with Sarfraz which was another fifty plus runs stand. These two partnerships took Pakistan to 284. They could have made 300 but they lost too many wicket in the middle and ending overs today.

In the bowling it was the left arm spinner Nawaz, yes Nawaz and not Imad this time. But still a left arm spinner. The West Indians are surely failing to pick up Imad and Nawaz. Both have taken a lot of wickets in the four matches in this series so far.

Pakistan first wicket came thanks to Amir. Amir took out Charles first. It was a good ball. Charles played a bad shot and got out. After that it was the spin of Nawaz. He picked up 4 wickets in a whisker. That was it for West Indies at that moment. There was no chance left for them to make a comeback. Pakistan was on top of them and they eventually won as well.

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