Pakistan vs West Indies 2nd ODI Highlights Today 2 October 2016
Watch Pakistan vs West Indies highlights today, Second One Day between W Indies and Pakistan played at Sharjah on October 2, 2016, Babar Azam century video, PAK v WI highlights, Shoaib Malik’s batting video highlights, West Indies have already lost the first ODI which proved the unfortunate continuation of their plight. After a humiliating series of losses in T20 format, their fortune took no turn in ODI format. A defeat with the margin of 111 runs should prove a wake up call for the team management. They need to re-evaluate their strategy and also to replace some players who have constantly failed to perform.
For Pakistan, 21-year-old top-order batsman Babar Azam stroked his maiden international century in the first ODI. Opener Sharjeel Khan and left-arm spinners Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nawaz are other less experienced players who have shown signs that they may have bright careers ahead of them. For the time being, they are fueling Pakistan’s progress and West Indies’ demise in a tour that has so far been utterly one-sided.
For West Indies, one of the main stumbling blocks has been their failure to put up competitive totals on tracks that are not conducive to their free-spirited, big-hitting game. As captain Jason Holder acknowledged, they need to rotate the strike better and show the application to build an innings.
A win in the second ODI would seal the three-match series for Pakistan, but there is more riding on it than that. A 3-0 series victory for Pakistan would displace West Indies from the No. 8 position in the ODI rankings. As both teams eye direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup (for which they would need to be in the top eight on September 30, 2017) such encounters acquire added significance.
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