Shehzad stars as Pakistan beat Windies
Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck his second one-day international hundred to anchor Pakistan to a confident seven-wicket victory over West Indies on Monday.cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2011 23:53 IST
Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck his second one-day international hundred to anchor Pakistan to a confident seven-wicket victory over West Indies on Monday.
Shehzad hit seven fours and one six in his 102 from 148 balls as Pakistan successfully chased 221 for victory in the second ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Umar Akmal carried the visitors over the threshold with 12 balls remaining when he lofted a delivery from Dwayne Bravo to long-off for the final boundary of the match.
The result means that Pakistan take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the first game by eight wickets on Saturday at the same ground.
Pakistan have now won their last seven ODIs against West Indies, a sequence spread over the last four years.
"We made a plan at our team meeting and our guys stuck to it and that was good," said Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.
"Shehzad is a very talented guy and he showed that he is capable of performing. He took his time, but chasing a small total, he could afford to do that and we won the game."
Brief scores: West Indies 220 ( L. Simmons 51, Hafeez 2/38, Ajmal 2/23) lost to Pakistan 223/3 (Shehzad 102, Bishoo 2/36)