Jason Mohammed’s astounding showcase with the bat secured a four-wicket triumph for West Indies against Pakistan in the opening one-day universal in Guyana.
Mohammad struck 91 from 58 conveyances as the Windies effectively pursued down Pakistan’s 308-5 with six balls staying at the Guyana National Stadium on Friday.
Pakistan’s score appeared to probably be excessively for the hosts when Mohammed went to the wrinkle in the 33rd over, with the Windies 158-3. By and by, Mohammed easily handled Pakistan’s maladroit playing assault, helping the West Indies secure their most noteworthy ever effective ODI run pursue.
Mohammad Amir (2-59) and Shadab Khan (2-52) asserted two wickets each for the Pakistanis in the opener of the three-amusement arrangement. With programmed capability for the ICC World Cup set at eight groups, the win speaks to a lift for West Indies – presently positioned in ninth place.
On the off chance that the West Indies win every one of the three ODIs, they will jump their guests to eighth position under six months before the September 30 cut-off date for programmed World Cup capability.
With various star players including Kieron Pollard and Carlos Brathwaite truant because of the Indian Premier League, a drained West Indies won the hurl, choosing to bowl first.
Pakistan’s openers awed with the bat as they steered into procedures – with 15 overs having gone before Kamran Akmal (47) was gotten out barely short of his half-century, succumbing to Jason Holder (1-58).
In a bizarre move, Mohammad Hafeez beat Babar Azam at three, however that change paid profits as the 36-year-old hit 88, helping Pakistan past 300 as Windies bowler Ashley Nurse featured with 4-62.
In spite of Chadwick Walton tumbling to a Wahab Riaz get right off the bat, the West Indies settled accordingly – Lewis (47) and Powell (61) efficiently working their way through the overs.
Powell’s stand reached an end in the 33rd over, Riaz lining up his prior find with a prodding slower ball that the Windies batsman struck straight under the control of Kamran Akmal.
Yet, with Powell’s expulsion came Mohammed’s passage, and the 30-year-old exploited slack playing to energy to his half-century in only 31 conveyances. Notwithstanding taking three more wickets, Pakistan couldn’t figure out how to remove Mohammed, who continued to collect 11 fours and three sixes on the way to triumph.