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Babar and Hasan Did it for Pakistan

Babar Azam’s triple figure and Hasan Ali’s maiden fifer have again got Pakistan a victory as Pakistan leveled the series against the Caribbean side in the 2nd ODI at Guyana.  These two stars played their career best innings and to help Pakistan bounce back from a defeat to square the series from 74 runs.

Azam's unbeaten 125 off 132 balls provided the lifeblood for a score of 5-282 after the hosts won the toss and elected to field. Back at his preferred No. 3 position, Babar was the glue that held the Pakistani innings together and then accelerated towards an unbeaten 125 off 132 smashing three sixes and four fours. It was his fifth century in ODIs and fourth in five innings against the Caribbean side. It comes in just his 25th ODI innings; only South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (19 innings) has reached his fifth ODI century faster than the Pakistani.

As Babar backboned, the batting side, Young gun Hasan Ali got five for 38 and pulled off the career-best figures. Hasan Ali's 5-38 is first time a Pak pacer's taken 5 wickets in an ODI & Pak has won since Umar Gul's 6-42 versus England in 2010

Azam received a critical contribution from Imad Wasim, the all-rounder finishing undefeated on 43 in an uninterrupted sixth-wicket stand of 99 which posted the decent total of 282 which the West Indian couldn’t achieve and being sent back to pavilion on the score on 208 all out.

Pakistan was timely with the bowling chances. West Indies who chased above 300 in the first match was clamped down to lose 6 wickets on the score of 75. Their shot selection seemed poorly terrible and batting discipline was missing in response to 282.

The playoff will be played on Tuesday at the same venue as West Indies eyes its first ODI series win over Pakistan for 26 years.

 

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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