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.
“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.