SHARJAH: After a thrilling 3-0 win over West Indies in the T20 series, Pakistan are ready to take on Windies in the first ODI match today (Friday) at The Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
The match is scheduled to begin at 15:00 local time | 11:00 GMT.
Pakistan vs West Indies
First ODI Live Score
Pakistan win it by 111 runs.
West Indies – 175/10 (38.4/49) Targ: 285
Ganriel- 2 – OUT!
Benn – 16
This over: W 0 0 0 4
Last Wicket: Gabriel (2)
West Indies require 285 runs to win this game.
Pakistan – 284/9 (49/49)
Hasan Ali – 2
Mohammad Amir -3
TOSS: West Indies opt bowl against Pakistan
Pakistan humbled and humiliated World Champion West Indies in the three-match T20 series on slow and turning pitches which was contrary to Windies firebrand cricket and suited Pakistan’s old fashioned, slow-paced cricket.
But, it would interesting to see how Caribbean team responses in the long form of cricket as both teams would play under different captains.
Pakistan have not a very good track record in ODIs. Before the famous Cardiff win in England, the Green Shirts had lost their 9 out of ten ODI games. The only win came against Ireland where swashbuckling Sharjeel Khan made 155 off 55 balls.
If West Indies didn’t learn to play slow bowlers and did not adjust to the conditions, the ODI series might also end up in the similar fashion that of T20s.