April 8 (CRICKETNMORE) - West Indies have pulled off their biggest ever ODI run chase as they beat Pakistan by four wickets in the first ODI at Providence Stadium on Friday. Put into bat first by West Indies, Pakistan post 308/5 in 50 overs. The homeside chased the target with an over to spare.
Pakistan had made 308/5 with 36-year-old Mohammad Hafeez top-scoring with 88 and half centuries from Shoaib Malik (53) and Ahmed Shehzad (67). Off-spinner Ashley Nurse picked up 4/62 and turned out to be the hosts best bowler.
Chasing down the targe of 309, West Indies top order Opener Kieran Powell (61) and Evin Lewis (47) set the foundation but it was the blistering knock of Jason Mohammed that took the match away from tourists. Mohammed smashed an unbeaten 91 off just 58 deliveries, aided by an explosive cameo at the end from Ashley Nurse (34 off 15 balls). This is for the first time that Windies successfully chased more than 300 in an ODI.
The second ODI takes place at the same venue on Sunday April 9.
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Pakistan - 308/5 in 50 Overs
Ahmed Shehzad b Nurse 67
Kamran Akmal c Walton b Holder 47
Mohammad Hafeez c Walton b Nurse 88
Babar Azam c Joseph b Nurse 13
Shoaib Malik c Holder b Nurse 53
*+Sarfraz Ahmed not out 20
Imad Wasim not out 6
Extras (b3, lb3, w7, nb1) 14
Fall of wickets: 1-85, 2-149, 3-177, 4-266, 5-284.
West Indies Bowling: Joseph 10-1-49-0, Gabriel 10-0-69-0 (w1, nb1), Mohammed 4-1-28-0, Holder 10-0-58-1 (w4), Nurse 10-0-62-4 (w1), Bishoo 6-0-36-0 (w1).
West Indies - 309/6 in 49 Overs
E Lewis b Mohammad Hafeez 47
C Walton c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir 7
K Powell c Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 61
+S Hope st Sarfraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan 24
J Mohammed not out 91
J Carter c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir 14
*J Holder c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan 11
A Nurse not out 34
Extras (lb 6, w13, nb1) 20
Pakistan Bowling: Mohammad Amir 9-0-59-2 (w4), Hasan Ali 5-0-43-0, Mohammed Hafeez 8-0-35-1 (w1), Shoaib Malik 6-0-24-0 (w1), Wahab Riaz 9-0-69-1 (w3, nb1), Shadab Khan 9-0-52-2, Imad Wasim 3-0-21-0.
Man-of-the-Match: Jason Mohammed.