PAK vs WI, 3rd ODI: Pakistan thrash West Indies by 136 runs to complete ODI clean sweep
Pakistan lead the 3-match ODI series 2-0 heading into the final match.
New Delhi: Welcome to our Coverage and Streaming of 3rd ODI between Pakistan and West Indies in Sharjah.
# Pakistan have leapfrogged West Indies in ICC ODI rankings.
West Indies Innings
Over 44 | Score 172/5 (Ramdin 37*, Gabriel 1)
That's all for West Indies today as Pakistan complete a clean sweep in ODIs too after after their 3-0 win earlier in the T20 series. Once again excellent performance by the Pakistani players overall in the series, especially by Babar Azam.
AS Joseph c Shoaib Malik b Wahab Riaz 2 (6b)
SJ Benn c Sohail Khan b Mohammad Nawaz 0 (4b)
SP Narine st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 0 (5b)
Over 35 | Score 144/5 (Ramdin 23*, Pollard 18*)
35 overs done and West Indies crawling. They are 144/5 and need another 165 to win from 90 balls.
Over 25 | Score 119/5 (Ramdin 7*, Pollard 2*)
Pakistan in pole position to complete white wash, as West Indies' challenge look dwindling as time progresses.
KC Brathwaite lbw b Shoaib Malik 32 (44b)
DM Bravo c Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 17 (40b)
MN Samuels run out 13 (17b)
Over 10 | Score 46/1 (Brathwaite 18*, Bravo 0*)
Lewis could not continue to build his decent start into a big knock. Sohail Khan gives Pakistan their first success with ball.
E Lewis b Sohail Khan 22 (30b)
Over 5 | Score 21/0 (Brathwaite 14*, Lewis 5*)
West Indies off to a steady start chasing a mammoth total. Brathwaite and Lewis need to build a strong partnership from the start.
West Indies in action now!
Over 50 | Score 308/6 (Sarfaraz 24*, Nawaz 8*)
West Indies have done a rather impressive job in restricting Pakistan to , who looked like getting a 350+ run total initially. Babar Azam and Azhar Ali were spectacular in their respective centuries.
Imad Wasim c Bravo b Joseph 4 (6b)
Mohammad Rizwan lbw b Joseph 4 (3b)
Babar Azam b Pollard 117 (106b)
Over 45 | Score 272/3 (Babar 110*, Sarfaraz 8*)
Babar Azam becomes only the third Pakistan batsman to score hundreds in three successive ODI innings. What an achievement!
Over 40 | Score 239/3 (Babar 87*, Sarfaraz 0*)
Two quick wickets lift West Indies shoulders a bit as centurion Azhar Ali and Shoaib Malik depart. Paksitan still look destined for a 320+ total.
Shoaib Malik c Ramdin b Narine 5 (6b)
Azhar Ali b Holder 101 (109b)
Over 35 | Score 212/1 (Azhar 95*, Babar 71*)
West Indies bowlers running out of ideas in restricting this explosive Paksitani batting. 350-run total an absolute practicality now!
Over 30 | Score 180/1 (Azhar 84*, Babar 51*)
Babar Azam completes 50, aiming for his 3rd consecutive ODI hundred. Partnership now 95 runs as Pakistan continue dominant performance.
Over 25 | Score 144/1 (Azhar 69*, Babar 31*)
Pakistan dealing in 4s and 6s as the match reaches mid-pont. Suleman Ben too being punished by the batsmen despite starting off well with the bowl.
Over 20 | Score 107/1 (Azhar 50*, Babar 15*)
Half century up for Azhar Ali, as Pakistan continue to fend-off challenge from the West Indian bowlers who can't allow another partnership to blossom.
Over 15 | Score 87/1 (Azhar 43*, Babar 1*)
Sulieman Benn removes Sharjeel Khan in only his 2nd over. Some respite for West Indies is this difficult start to the 3rd match.
Over 10 | Score 66/0 (Sharjeel 30*, Azhar 31*)
West Indies struggling to challenge the Paksitani batsmen. Bowling changes can be brought in sooner than expected.
Over 5 | Score 43/0 (Sharjeel 20*, Azhar 19*)
Pakistan off to a flyer! Probably setting base for another 300-plus total to wrap up the 3rd and final ODI in style.
Sharjeel Khan c Joseph b Benn 38 (41b)
After a spectacular display against West Indies in the T20I series, Pakistan will look to complete another clean sweep in ODIs with a win in 3rd and final tie of the 3-match series.
The agenda of the series was to get into top 8 of ICC ODI rankings and secure automatic passage in the 2019 World Cup.
The narrow two-way fight started off on 30th September and Pakistan haven't squad haven't looked like taking their feet off the gas since then.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final one-day international against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Pakistan, who have an unbeatable 2-0 lead after winning the first two games -- were forced to bring in paceman Sohail Khan after Mohammad Amir had to return home to attend his ailing mother.
Knowing the importance of the series, head coach Micky Arthur had revealed his intentions of getting into the top 4 of ODI rankings before the start of the 2019 World Cup.
"We don`t want to think that we have won the series so back off because we have got so many more goals as a one-day unit to achieve and to be amongst the top four is one of them," said Arthur, also a former South African and Australia coach.
West Indies made two changes, bringing in opener Evin Lewis and paceman Shannon Gabriel in place of Johnson Charles and Carlos Brathwaite.
Pakistan won the first match by 111 runs and the second by 59 runs -- both in Sharjah.
The live streaming of the match can be found on ozee.com.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first #PAKvWI
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 5, 2016
Pakistan, meanwhile, won the toss and chose to bat.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Sulieman Benn, Evin Lewis, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)