Malik ton leads Pakistan to series win over W.I.

first_imgShoaib Malik’s classy ton led Pakistan to a series win over the West Indies in a One Day International clash between both cricketing teams in Guyana on Tuesday.Malik’s ninth one-day international century means the Pakistanis have booked the final automatic qualification place for the 2019 World Cup at the expense of the Windies. It was a come from behind win for the visitors who won the second ODI at Providence Stadium on Sunday and wrapped up another series win at the same stadium two days later.It is 26 years since the Windies have defeated Pakistan in an ODI series.The home team could only muster 233-9, despite 71 from Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed’s 59.Pacer Shannon Gabriel was back from injury and gave the West Indsies a glimmer of hope after he removed Kamran Akmal with the first ball of Pakistan’s innings, but Mohammad Hafeez (81) and Malik – who hit a six to win and finish 101 not out – steadied the ship after they were 36-3.Pakistan won the Twenty20 series 3-1 and will now turn their attention to coming out on top in the Test series, while the Windies will be licking their wounds and must go back to the drawing boardlast_img

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