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Pakistan thrash West Indies in Sharjah

Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 111 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first day-night international on Friday.


Pakistan players celebrate a dismissal

Azam's rapid-fire 139-ball 120 helped Pakistan post a challenging 284-9 in a match reduced to 49 overs a side due to a 70-minute floodlight failure at Sharjah Stadium in the UAE.

West Indies -- set 287 to win -- never got close and folded at 175 in 38.4 overs.

The victory gives Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, building on their 3-0 whitewash in the Twenty20 series.

Like in the Twenty20 matches, the West Indian batsmen had little clue against Pakistan's spin bowling, with only Marlon Samuels (46) and Johnson Charles (20) offering any resistance.

Nawaz steamed through the batting with figures of 4-42 in his ten overs, easily his best bowling figures in his sixth one-day international.

Nawaz had Darren Bravo (12), Denesh Ramdin (eight), Kieron Pollard (nine) and Carlos Brathwaite (15) out in an incisive spell of spin bowling to rock the West Indies.

Samuels hit two sixes and a four in his 59-ball fight but was finally bowled by fast bowler Wahab Riaz in the 34th over. Sunil Narine (23) and Sulieman Benn (16 not out) added 31 for the ninth wicket but it was too little, too late and medium pacer Hasan Ali ended the innings with figures of 3-14.

The victory lifted Pakistan to second in overall one-day international wins with 455 in 864 matches, behind Australia. "I knew what is my part and so I batted with responsibility," said the 21-year-old Azam. "Once I got set my plan was to bat through but I was caught at the boundary." - sports24

SCOREBOARD
Pakistan   
Azhar Ali c Ramdin b Gabriel 			00   
Sharjeel Khan c Narine b Benn 			54   
Babar Azam c Pollard b Brathwaite 	       120   
Shoaib Malik c Benn b Narine 			06   
Sarfraz Ahmed c Ramdin b Holder 		35   
Mohammad Rizwan run out 			11   
Imad Wasim b Brathwaite 			24   
Mohammad Nawaz c Holder b rathwaite 		19   
Wahab Riaz run out 				00   
Mohammad Amir not out 				03   
Hasan Ali not out 				02   
Extras: (b1, lb3, nb1, w5) 			10   
Total: (for nine wkts; 49 overs) 	       284   

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ali), 2-82 (Sharjeel), 3-93 (Malik)
		 4-192 (Ahmed), 5-211 (Rizwan), 6-239 (Azam)
		 7-269 (Wasim), 8-269 (Riaz), 9-281 (Nawaz)   
Bowling: Gabriel 8-0-53-1 (1nb, 2w)
	 Holder 7-0-35-1
	 Brathwaite 10-0-54-3
	 Benn 10-0-46-1
	 Narine 10-0-58-1 (1w)
	 Pollard 4-0-34-0 (2w)   
Note: Pakistan innings was halted after floodlight failure, reducing the match to 49 overs-a-side. Under Duckworth-Lewis method West Indies set 287 in 49 overs   

West Indies   
J. Charles c Ahmed b Amir 			20   
K. Brathwaite x Ahmed b Hasan 			14   
D. Bravo b Nawaz 				12   
M. Samuels b Riaz 				46   
D. Ramdin c Ali b Nawaz 			08   
K. Pollard c Sharjeel b Nawaz 			09   
J. Holder b Wasim 				01   
C. Brathwaite b Nawaz 				15   
S. Narine c Wasim b Hasan 			23   
S. Benn not out 				16   
S. Gabriel b Hasan 				02   
Extras: (lb6, nb1, w2) 				09   
Total: (all out; 38.4 overs) 		       175   

Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Charles), 2-41 (K. Brathwaite)
		 3-54 (Bravo), 4-89 (Ramdin), 5-99 (Pollard)
		 6-103 (Holder), 7-125 (C. Brathwaite)
		 8-135 (Samuels), 9-166 (Narine)   
Bowling: Wasim 8-0-36-1
	 Amir 5-1-21-1
	 Hasan 5.4-0-14-3
	 Riaz 6-0-27-1 (1w)
	 Malik 4-0-29-0 (2w)
	 Nawaz 10-0-42-4   
Result: Pakistan win by 111 runs on D/L method   
Toss: West Indies   
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)   
Tv umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)  

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