PAK beat WI by 5 wickets
Man of the Match - Khushdil Shah
50.0/50 Ovrs
49.2/50 Ovrs
West Indies in Pakistan, 3 ODI Series, 2022 |1st ODI |6/8/2022
Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
  • That is it from this game! Pakistan move ahead but West Indies have a chance to level it up as they meet Pakistan on Friday, 10th June for the 2nd ODI at 4.30 pm (11 am GMT). Kindly join us early for the coverage. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
  • Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan says he tries to work on his game and on his strengths. The partnership between him and Rizwan was much needed. The wicket was two-paced and even West Indies bowled really well. Shares that they prepared well for the conditions and he credits the bowlers, especially Shadab Khan who is coming after a long halt and has been excellent on the field. Tells that cricket needs to be played with tactics and high intensity and it is going along the plan for them. Informs they need to take the game deep so that there is less pressure on the finishers.
  • Babar Azam wins the Player of the Match award but he hands it to Khushdil Shah for his match-winning performance. Shah says the situation was to take the game till the end and give his best. Adds that he is been working hard for a couple of years on his game and the management has helped him a lot to better his game. Shares that he tried to hit the ball which was in his zones.
  • Nicholas Pooran, the skipper of West Indies say that it is not good to lose this way as they batted well and got a good target above 300. Mentions that Pakistan is world class team and especially their skipper, Babar Azam. Further says that he's really proud of the guys and they played really well. Applauds Shai Hope and says he played really well in tough conditions and all the credit to him.
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  • Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, Windies, courtesy of Hope's ton got to a really good total. They could have gotten a few more but Pakistan did well to pull things back in the end. That though did not prove to be enough as a combined batting effort from the hosts saw this being chased down.
  • West Indies bowled well with the new ball! They managed to keep the Pakistan batters quiet. However, the likes of Akeal Hosein and Hayden Walsh were disappointed. They leaked far too many runs in the middle overs. Alzarri Joseph did really well to get his side back in the game but Romario Shepherd was disappointing towards the end. 
  • This though was a very calculated chase from Pakistan! They lost Fakhar Zaman early but Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam steadied things. It was slow going at the start but they eventually caught pace. Just as the game though was turning completely into Pakistan's side, Imam fell. Mohammad Rizwan though kept the good work going along with his skipper. The partnership these two added strengthened the hosts' hold on the game. However, after Azam fell, Rizwan too followed soon and it did seem like it was getting tight. Khushdil Shah though played an outstanding cameo to take his side over the line.
  • What a knock! What a knock that was from Khushdil Shah! He is playing as the finisher for Pakistan and has indeed justified his selection in the side. The stage was set for him to deliver and he has. Has to be said, he is one of the big reasons why Pakistan have taken a 1-0 lead in this series.
  • 49.2
    Jayden Seales to Mohammad Nawaz, SIX! Pakistan take the lead in the series as Nawaz hits the winning runs! Short of a length and on off. Slight width and Nawaz pulls it all the way over long on for a biggie. Pakistan win by 5 wickets.
  • 49.1
    Jayden Seales to Mohammad Nawaz, Dot ball! Short of a length on middle. Nawaz looks to pull but he was cramped for room there.
  • END OF OVER 49 | 15 Runs & 0 Wkt | PAK 300/5
  • 6 runs needed from the last over. Can Jayden Seales defend it?
  • 48.6
    Romario Shepherd to Khushdil Shah, Nails the yorker, outside off. Shah fails to dig it out. 
  • 48.5
    Romario Shepherd to Khushdil Shah, SIX! POWERED! Short in length and on off. Khushdil Shah muscles it over deep mid-wicket for a huge six. Pakistan are one hit away now.
  • 48.4
    Romario Shepherd to Khushdil Shah, A full toss, angling across. Shaha throws his bat at it and hits it to deep point. Two sharp runs taken. 
  • 48.3
    Romario Shepherd to Khushdil Shah, FOUR! Khushdil Shah is playing a match-winning cameo certainly. Too full and on middle. Shah laps it past short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 48.2
    Romario Shepherd to Khushdil Shah, A yorker, outside off. Shah squeezes it out to mid-wicket and while the man from the deep runs to collect, the batters take two runs. 
  • 48.1
    Romario Shepherd to Mohammad Nawaz, A full toss on the pads. Nawaz whacks it but there is a man at deep mid-wicket. A single.
  • END OF OVER 48 | 3 Runs & 1 Wkt | PAK 285/5
  • Nicholas Pooran runs up to Romario Shepherd who will bowl the penultimate over. 21 needed in 12 balls.
  • 47.6
    Alzarri Joseph to Mohammad Nawaz, Much shorter on leg stump. Mohammad Nawaz works it to deep square leg. Looking for a double but there is no second there. Just 3 runs of the over and a wicket!
  • 47.5
    Alzarri Joseph to Mohammad Nawaz, Slightly short on off stump. Mohammad Nawaz nudges it to cover but can not get a single.
  • 47.4
    Alzarri Joseph to Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Nawaz is welcomed to the crease with a short ball into his body. Collected by the keeper.
  • Who will walk out now? Mohammad Nawaz is the new batter in.