Pakistan cricket team got the better of the West Indies cricket team as the hosts wins the first of the scheduled 3 match ODI series at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.
Babar Azam led Pakistan cricket team took on the West Indies team in the first of the 3 match One Day International (ODI) series last night, where the hosts secured victory in the last over after captain Babar Azam scored a century.
Azam scored 103 runs before he was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph. Enroute to his magnificent century, Azam also overtook Virat Kohli to become the fastest to score 1000 runs as a ODI skipper of the national team.
After the match, while addressing the media, Babar Azam stated the area that he is looking to improve on. Azam said that he is looking to further improve his strength and his game. “My aim is to continue working on my strength and my game,” the skipper was quoted as saying.
Talking about the match, West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to bat first. They managed to post 305 runs on the board, thanks to a brilliant Century from opener Shai Hope, while Shamarh Brooks scored 70 runs.
Chasing the target, Imam-ul-Haq scored 65 runs before he was dismissed. But then, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added a strong partnership of more than 100 runs as skipper Babar went on to score Century, while Rizwan scored 59 runs before he was dismissed.
The match got to some nail-bitting moments towards the end as Khushdil Shah’s cameo of 41 runs from 23 balls helped Pakistan to victory.