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The two players who changed Pakistan's fortunes
Pakistan tour of West Indies

The two players who changed Pakistan's fortunes

Babar Azam and Hassan Ali combined with their career best figures in batting and bowling respectively to deliver a 74 runs wins for Pakistan in the second ODI.

Cricingif takes a look at the two players in detail.

Man of the match – Babar Azam

After being demoted to number 4 in the previous game, Babar Azam was promoted to no. 3 and his love affair with the spot continued as he smashed another century – helping Pakistan out of a murky situation. His 125* meant he became the second fastest batsman to score 5 centuries in ODI’s taking just 25 innings – with only Quinton de Kock besting him with 21 innings. His 1306 runs in ODI’s are also the highest in history after 25 games. He averages an astonishing 95.62 while batting at no. 3.

Babar continues to shine at no. 3

Bowler of the match – Hasan Ali

While the other pacers struggled to control their line and lengths, Hasan Ali mixes his lengths and pace variations beautifully – getting his second five-for of his career meanwhile. Other than the early strikes that dented West Indies in the start, Hasan accounted for both Alzari Joseph and skipper Jason Holder to give Pakistan a breather. He ended up with his career best figures of 5/38.

Hasan’s five-for strangles West Indies