West Indies chase down a target in excess of 300 for the first time in their ODI history
For the most of the match, Pakistan looked in total control of the game, but a continuous show of complacency and an onslaught from Jason Mohammad left Pakistan reeling in panic. Some poor captaincy from Sarfaraz and poor lengths especially from the pacers made – what should have been a mammoth total for a young West Indian side – well within reach of the Windies.
Cricingif looks at the two players that changed the course of the match.
Jason Mohammad walked to the crease with West Indies needing 153 at 8.6 per over. After a cautious start, he shifted the gears in the 39th over, smashing Imad Wasim for two boundaries and repeated the same against Hassan Ali alongside smashing a six. From there onwards, there was no looking back for Trini, who smashed 11 fours and 3 sixes to deliver first ever 300 plus chase for the Windies.
Jason Mohammad smashed 91 off 58 balls to win it for the Windies
In the absence of Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse has provided West Indies with the much-needed stability in the middle over in his short career of 7 ODI games. The same was on display in the first ODI as well, as he continued to strike at regular intervals and held back Pakistan in the middle overs extremely well. He ended up conceding 62 runs in the end, but his 4 wickets helped the Windies big time in restricting Pakistan to 308.
Ashley Nurse’ four wickets helped West Indies restrict Pakistan