Player of the Match
Player of the Match
1165dThe Report by Sirish Raghavan

Azam's third ton in a row leads Pakistan to 3-0

Babar Azam became the third Pakistan player - and eighth overall - to score three consecutive ODI centuries as he top-scored with a 106-ball 117 in Pakistan's commanding 136-run victory over West

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Babar Azam
Babar Azam
117(106) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 0 8 20 28 24 12 20
Azhar Ali
Azhar Ali
101(109) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
7 6 19 9 7 7 11 35

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Nawaz(3)
O9
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz
O8
M0
R28
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

05 October 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
44 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 172/10 (137 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.90, RRR: 22.83)

  • Shannon Gabriel1 (3b)
  • Wahab Riaz8-0-28-2
  • Mohammad Nawaz9-0-40-3

10.20pm It's official now. Pakistan are back at No.8 in the ODI rankings. As far as series victories go, it couldn't have come much easier for Pakistan. That isn't to take away anything from them. Batsmen, particularly Babar Azam, set things up match after match to give the bowlers cushion to go flat out. West Indies once again didn't have a plan to approach the chase. It meandered along till a point and once the asking rate escalated, they simply had no option but to go for broke and fell apart. Hope you enjoyed the coverage, cheers!

There were a number of records Babar Azam surpassed during the ODI series. Bharath Seervi with the statistical highlights

Presentation:

Do you want any prizes for guessing who the Man of the Match and the series would be? Babar Azam is likely to be charged for excess baggage on his trip back home after this tour. "I had confidence in my abilities that I'll deliver and break records," he says. "The plan was to bat till the end. Shoaib Malik told me hundreds don't come everyday, so that gave me the motivation to bat till the end and get to three figures. I want to continue finishing games and bat long for the team."

Azhar Ali: It was a much-needed hundred for me, but the most important thing is we wanted to win 3-0. Credit to the boys for coming up with exceptional performances. Three hundreds in a row doesn't come easy, congrats to Babar Azam for his efforts. Everyone fought like tigers, so it feels great. You can see in their eyes the hunger to perform. We are all training hard. The more we win, the more we'll blossom. New Zealand and Australia will pose a tougher challenge, but everyone's working hard and that's what you can do. ODIs have move forward, so as a team we need to keep going towards that.

Jason Holder: We haven't been up to scratch in this series. We just really need to work on all aspects of the game. It's difficult [to put behind administrative issues and concentrate on the game] but we are professionals, so we have to try and adjust. We need fresh faces to re-energise the dressing room. We have to start with some pride in the Tests. It won't be easy, Pakistan have been playing some good cricket.

"If I was Ramiz, I would ask Holder why he didn't play Gayle or Sammy." If only he had the powers, Usman.

Ali Mushaf: "What a spineless and spiceless performance by WI in this tour. Disappointed to not see a real contest." Couldn't get more accurate there. Lopsided T20I series, lopsided ODI series. Over to the Tests now.

saadkhleel: "Almost the same team lost 4-1 in England and now won 3-0. I guess its more to do with Windies' approach but still some good finds amongst the youngsters. The real test of Azhar's captaincy and our young guns is gonna be the series in AUS and NZ. Hope they carry the momentum in future."

43.6
W
Wahab Riaz to Ramdin, OUT, that's the end of that. Gets a thick inside edge to square leg. No sooner than it hit the bat, Ramdin was off for the single without looking at his partner. Hassan Ali, who initially wanted to run to the stumps, lobbed the throw to Rizwan, who was backing up from point. He then ran to the stumps to whip the bails off with Ramdin nowhere in sight after being sent back

D Ramdin run out (Hasan Ali/Mohammad Rizwan) 37 (70b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.85

43.5
0
Wahab Riaz to Ramdin, no run, hit on the box as the ball cuts back in to beat his forward push. Ouch!
43.5
1w
Wahab Riaz to Ramdin, 1 wide, wayward delivery on the seventh stump down leg side, keeper dives full length to his left to stop that with one glove
43.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Gabriel, 1 run, floated full outside off, driven wide of mid-off
43.3
0
Wahab Riaz to Gabriel, no run, bowls fuller this time to bluff the batsman, Gabriel somehow manages to bring his bat down to the ball and defend
43.2
0
Wahab Riaz to Gabriel, no run, another short ball angling in, Gabriel ways out of the way comfortably this time

Three in three

2

No. of batsmen to score centuries in each match of a 3-match ODI series - Quinton de Kock vs India 2013-14 and Babar Azam in this series.

New record

3

No. of centuries by Azhar Ali in ODIs - most by a Pakistan captain. Inzamam-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi had hit 2 centuries each as captain.

Azhar's big ones

7

No. of scores of 75 or more for Azhar Ali as captain - joint-most by a Pakistan captain. Misbah also made 7 such scores, but in 83 inns compared to Azhar in 28 inns.