PAK vs WI: West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran looking forward to Bangladesh series after ‘disappointing’ loss against Pakistan

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PAK vs WI: West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran looking forward to Bangladesh series after 'disappointing' loss against Pakistan
PAK vs WI: West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran looking forward to Bangladesh series after 'disappointing' loss against Pakistan

PAK vs WI: West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran looking forward to Bangladesh series after ‘disappointing’ loss against Pakistan

PAK vs WI: After a ‘disappointing’ three-match ODI series loss to Pakistan, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran says he is looking forward to the forthcoming series against Bangladesh.

Pakistan’s lower middle-order batting passed a stern test on Sunday, helping the host side win the third One-Day International by 53 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method and sweep the series against the West Indies 3-0.

“The last two games were disappointing for us. In the first game, we did well as a team. Going forward that’s the template. We’ll learn a lot from this series. (Akeal) He is working really hard. He says to everyone that he’s a batsman as well. Well played, Akeal. It’s been tough here, I am really proud of the players how they took the challenge,” said Pooran in a post-match presentation.

PAK vs WI: West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran looking forward to Bangladesh series after 'disappointing' loss against Pakistan
PAK vs WI: West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran looking forward to Bangladesh series after ‘disappointing’ loss against Pakistan

“Couple of days for the Bangladesh series, we are looking forward to that. (Multan crowd) They have been amazing, we love the fans. It’s a treat. They support good cricket and that’s appreciated,” he added.

From June 16, the West Indies will play Bangladesh in a two-match Test series and a one-off T20I.

Pakistan went from 85 for no loss in the 17th over to a perilous 117 for five in the 25th over before recovering to record a dominant 269 for nine in the third ODI, which was paused for roughly an hour owing to a dust storm, reducing 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.