PAK vs WI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels his team needs to fare ‘better’ with new ball

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PAK vs WI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels his team needs to fare 'better' with new ball
PAK vs WI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels his team needs to fare 'better' with new ball

PAK vs WI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels his team needs to fare ‘better’ with new ball

PAK vs WI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam said there is always space for growth and that his team needs to perform better with the new ball after winning the three-match ODI series against the West Indies.

Pakistan’s lower middle-order batting acquitted itself admirably in the third One-Day International against the West Indies, winning by 53 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method and sweeping the series 3-0.

“Whatever we planned as a team, we executed. We are giving our 100% in all three facets of the game. As a team, the way we played the second match – Nawaz’s bowling performance was vital, that’s the best performance. We tested out our bench strength and tried different combinations,” said Babar Azam in a post-match presentation.

PAK vs WI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels his team needs to fare 'better' with new ball
PAK vs WI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam feels his team needs to fare ‘better’ with new ball

“There’s always room for improvement. We need to fare better with the new ball and also the fielding could be better. Hope we learn from our mistakes. I try to play positive cricket. We had different conditions in all three games, partnerships are the key. Thank you Multan crowd for supporting us,” he added.

Pakistan slipped from 85 for no loss in the 17th over to a precarious 117 for five in the 25th over before recovering to post a commanding 269 for nine in front of another sold-out crowd on a day that saw play halted for approximately an hour due to a dust storm that reduced the match to 48 overs a side.

The bowlers subsequently held off the West Indies’ counter-offensive, dismissing them for 216 in 37.2 overs. In a 37-ball 60, Akeal Hosein fought alone, hitting two fours and six sixes, while Keacy Carty scored 33 and Shai Hope and Keemo Paul each contributed 21 runs.