PAK vs WI, 3rd ODI Highlights: Akeal Hosein’s blistering knock, goes in vain as Pakistan Beat West Indies By 53 Runs

Pakistan clinched the three-match series against West Indies 3-0 on Sunday at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.

Pakistan’s players celebrate (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The West Indies were dismissed for 216 chasing a target of 270.

After a quick start from West Indies, Dahani drew Kyle Mayers into a slash that found Imam at point. Soon after, Shamarh Brooks was gone for 18 off 26 balls.

At the other end, Hasan Ali took a wicket of Shai Hope. Mainstay Shai Hope didn’t last long either as Khushdil Shah’s great catch near the boundary gave West Indies an opening to exploit.

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West Indies had a few partnerships midway, but Pakistan kept stubbing them out before they became any kind of menace.

Shadab was the chief architect of this kind of preemptive strike.

Keacy Carty was undone by a gem of a legspinner that Mohammad Haris behind the stumps was quick to react to, catching the batter out of his crease, while a loose shot from Rovman Powell found Zaman at long-off.

West Indies’ captain Nicholas Pooran walks back to pavilion after his dismissal during the third and final one-day international (AFP via Getty Images)

Akeal Hosein did give West Indies a glimmer of hope following an entertaining cameo. Hosein cleared the rope on six occasions to move to 60 but with the rest of the batters crumbling at the other end, West Indies couldn’t mount a late challenge and eventually succumbed to a 53-run loss.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final one-day international against the West Indies on Sunday.

West Indies dropped Brandon King after the batsman struggled against Pakistan’s bowlers in the first two games and also rested fast bowlers Alzarri Joseph and Anderson Phillip.

Allrounder Shadab Khan hit a career-best 86 to lift Pakistan to 269-9 after unlikely West Indian hero Nicholas Pooran grabbed 4 wickets in the final one-day international.

Pooran turned his arm over only for the second time in his 43-match ODI career to take 4-48 after Pakistan slumped from 85 without loss to 117-5. but Shadab wielded his bat to the best effect.

Between a 60-minute dust storm that curtailed the match to 48 overs-a-side, Shadab hit three sixes and four boundaries off 78 balls before being bowled in the last over.

Sensing the Multan stadium pitch helping spin, Pooran brought himself up after Fakhar Zaman (35) and Imam-ul-Haq (62) gave Pakistan a solid start.

Pooran chipped in with the wickets of Zaman, Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (11) and Mohammad Haris (nought) off just 25 balls, having never taken more than one wicket in his first class career.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 269/9 (48) Shadab Khan 86, ul-Haq 62; Pooran 4/48.

West Indies: 216 all out (37.2) Akeal Hosein 60, Carty 33; Shadab Khan 4/62.

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