Players wear face masks, sunglasses at night in Pakistan vs West Indies
Pakistan whitewashed West Indies by 53 runs in the third and final ODI of the series on Sunday. Pakistan managed to remain unbeaten in the home series against the Caribbean team. Meanwhile, the Multan Cricket Stadium was jammed due to dust storm. According to Pakistan media reports, the stand storm engulfed the entire Multan. Players were unable to continue playing without facemasks and sunglasses to protect themselves from the sand. At one point play was stopped and the players were kicked off the field.
For the first time in the history of cricket a bowler bowled wearing a face mask. #PAKvsWI #cricket pic.twitter.com/1mIe39urS0
— Adil Abraham (@adilkhan_aadi) June 12, 2022
Meanwhile, all-rounder Shadab Khan hit a half-century before picking up four wickets in the third and final ODI of Pakistan’s 53-run victory over West Indies. Shadab scored 86 to put Pakistan at 269-9 after West Indies hero Nicholas Pooran picked up four wickets to leave the home team struggling at 117-5.
Opener Imam-ul-Haq hit a brilliant 62 off 68 balls but was a rare failure for world number one ODI batsman Babar Azam, who fell for one off three balls. Shadab’s leg-spin again scored 462 runs and bowled out the visiting team for 216 in 37.2 overs, giving Pakistan 30 invaluable points in the ODI Super League, which is the qualification round for next year’s World Cup in India. A 3-0 clean-sweep took Pakistan to 90 points, fourth in the 13-team ODI league table while West Indies are fifth with 80.
Pakistan won the first match by five wickets and the second by 120 runs, also played in Multan. Shadab dismissed Kisey Carty (33), Rovman Powell (ten) and top scorer Akil Hossein, who smashed 60 runs in 37 balls with the help of six sixes and two fours. The visitors threatened to return when Hossein and Romario Shepherd put on 49 for the eighth wicket but both fell within 12 runs and a miserable series ended. Openers Shai Hope (21), Shamar Brooks (18), Pooran (11) and Powell got off to a good start but lost shots.