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  • 3:30 AM IST

    Man of the Match: Jason Mohammed (West Indies)

  • 3:05 AM IST

    WI win!!!!That’s it, the Windies have pulled out a stunner. Thanks to Jason Mohammed’s unbeaten 91, that really steered the WI innings towards the challenge total, while Pakistan did it all, bit could not get the finishing touch, as WI have the last laugh, while they draw first blood in this three-match series. WI 309/6 in 49 Ovs

  • 2:59 AM IST

    Just 12 more needed of 12 deliveries. The Windies can certainly sniff the win here. WI 198/6 in 48 Ovs

  • 2:40 AM IST

    GONE!!!! Skipper Holder depart for mere 11, as Shadab gets his wicket, after being caught by Babar at long off, while Ashley Nurse is the new man in. Meanwhile, Mohammed continues to create havoc. Still anybody’s game.

    Jason Holder c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan 11 (8)

  • 2:26 AM IST

    GONE!!!!Just when it seemed Carter could see the Windies out, he falls for mere 14 to Mohammad Aamer, after being caught by Wahab, while skipper Holder is the new man in. can Windies still win from here? WI 227/5 in 41. 5 Ovs

  • 2:21 AM IST

    FIFTY for Jason Mohammed!!!! The half-century is up for Mohammed in just 30 deliveries, which is also the second fastest by a West Indian against PAK. He has certainly given the Windies a good hope to win this tie. 82 more needed off 54. WI 227/4 in 41 Ovs

  • 2:15 AM IST

    Some fightback being shown by the Windies, as Jason Moahmmed is just four short of his half-century, while they go past the 200-run mark. Still an open contest. WI 216/4 in 40 Ovs

  • 2:01 AM IST

    A steady innings continues from the both, but the desperately need to fire from hereon, as the required run-rate is just above five. WI 181/4 in 37 Ovs

  • 1:45 AM IST

    GONE!!!! Hope falls for 24 to Shadab, who gets his maiden ODI wicket, after being stumped by Sarfraz, while they are still 151 runs short. Is the final Hope of Windies gone with this wicket? WI 158/4 in 33.3 Ovs

  • 1:37 AM IST

    GONE!!!! And it’s Kieran Powell, who falls for 61 to Wahab, after being caught by Kamran Kmal, while Jason Mohammed is the new man in. Still need 153 runs to win, which is pretty much getable. Can they chase it down? PAK 156/3 in 32.1 Ovs

  • 1:27 AM IST

    FIFTY for Powell!!!! The half-century is up for Kieran Powell, which has so far included four boundaries, along with a strike rate of 70. Can he score a ton and give West Indies hope to see this match off? PAK 144/2 in 30 Ovs

  • 1:21 AM IST

    No harm done, while Powell is just a couple of runs short of his half-century. WI really need to steer on now. WI 138/2 in 29 Ovs

  • 1:11 AM IST

    100 up for the West Indies. However, they really need to steer the innings from hereon with a few big shots, in order to stand any chance tow in the game. WI 114/2 in 26 Ovs

  • 12:56 AM IST

    GONE!!!! The second wicket is finally down for the Windies after a few boring overs, as Lewis, who was just three runs short of his half-century, falls for 47 to Hafeez, who bowls him out, while Shai Jope is the new man in. How long can the Windies innings go from hereon? WI 92/2 in 22 Ovs

  • 12:49 AM IST

    Nothing has much changed, as it has been quite a time since the last boundary was hit. Lewis is in his 40s, just 10 short of his half-century. WI 81/1 in 20 Ovs

  • 12:39 AM IST

    And still no harm done, as both the batsmen continue to play the composed innings, while Lewis slowly steers towards his possible half-century. WI 69/1 in 17 Ovs

  • 12:26 AM IST

    The same story continues, with the batsmen batting steady, but no high risks taken so far. Wonder how long are they going to continue like this? WI 64/1 in 15 Ovs

  • 12:15 AM IST

    Fifty up for West Indies, as they continue to play a soft and steady innings. Should start the flow of runs soon, if they want to chase the hefty total down. WI 50/1 in 11 Ovs

  • 12:03 AM IST

    No harm done following the dismissal of Walton, as both the batsmen are currently playing a composed innings, while the Pakistan bowlers are hardly allowing the Windies batsmen to go for the big shots. What’s is store for the Windies? WI 39/1 in 8 Ovs

  • 11:47 PM IST

    GONE!!!! A shaky start by the Windies, as they lose opener Chadwick Walton for mere seven, as Mohammad Aamer makes him caught off Wahab Riaz, while Kieran Powell is the new man in. Can Windies capitalise? WI 23/1 in 4.4 Ovs

    Chadwick Walton c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Aamer 7 (16)

  • 10:55 PM IST

    WI need 309 to win!!!! That’s it in this innings, as three exqusite half-centuries from Shehzad, Hafeez and Malik did it all for the Pakistanis, while Ashley Nurse did good enough to claim four wickets. An uphill task for the Windies, but can they pull it off?

  • 10:42 PM IST

    FIFTY for Malik & GONE!!!! Now its Malik who has joined the party, as he scores his half-century to put Pakistan in a strong position. However, he depart right after, as Nurse makes him caught by Holder, while Imad Wasim comes in. Can they go past 300? PAK 184/5 in 47.1 Ovs

  • 10:33 PM IST

    GONE!!!! Hafeez falls for a healthy 88 to Nurse, after being caught by Walton, missing out on his ton, while skipper Sarfraz Ahmed comes in. How much more is on the cards? PAK 66/4 in 45.1 Ovs

  • 10:13 PM IST

    The same story continues, as Hafeez continues to play steady, while Windies have just managed to press hard on PAK. Can we start predicting the total? PAK 225/3 in 41 Ovs

  • 9:58 PM IST

    No harm done, while Hafeez goes past his half-century, and has seemingly taken an aggressive approach. Is a 100 on the cards for him? PAK 202/3 in 38 Ovs

  • 9:46 PM IST

    GONE!!!! Babar Azam depart for mere 13 to Nurse, after being caught by Joseph, while Shoab Malik is the new man in. Winides are managing to contain the PAK innings, but Haffez seems to be going strong, as he approaches his half-century. Can the Windies get rid of him? PAK 177/3 in 35.5 Ovs

  • 9:40 PM IST

    40 up for Hafeez, as he is just 10 short of his half-century. Can he emulate his opening partner Shehzad, and get a half-century as well? PAK 174/2 in 35 Ovs

  • 9:29 PM IST

    Babar Azam survives a close run out call. Pakistan seem to be a bit shaky now, following the dismissal of Shehzad. Hope they don;t crew up from here, while Windies look to take the utmost advantage of this. PAK 161/2 in 32 Ovs

  • 9:19 PM IST

    All of a sudden, Pakistan seem to be playing a composed innings, following the dismissal of Shehzad. Can the Windies capitalise from hereon? PAK 155/2 in 30 Ovs

  • 9:08 PM IST

    GONE!!!! The big man ins the form of Shehzad, who was going good, has fallen for a healthy 67 to Nurse, who bowls him up, while Azam makes his way in. Can the Windies contain the Pakistan innings from hereon? 150 is up for the Pakistanis as well. PAK 150/2 in 28 Ovs

08

Good Evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket score and updates’ post for the first One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series between Pakistan and West Indies at Providence. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing all the live happenings from the social media universe as well as highlight the significant events of this contest. Amidst the hullaballoo of the 10th season of Indian Premier League (IPL), hosts West Indies and Pakistan will play the first ODI of the three-match series at Providence on Friday, April 7. The match, a 7-PM start according to IST, will almost coincide with the start of the Gujarat Lions – Kolkata Knight Riders clash, around 12,000 kms away in Rajkot, and leave the cricket fans spoilt for choice. The ODI series comes after a keenly-fought four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, which the visitors won 3-1. It was lot closer than the score line suggests, as Pakistan won the second game by mere 3 runs. Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st ODI at Guyana

Nevertheless, West Indies have yet another chance to make amends and avenge the T20I series loss, when the ODIs begin. They are heavily depleted, with plenty of first choice players unavailable for the series. Notable omissions include the likes of T20I skipper Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree, who were a part of the T20I squad but have been omitted from the ODI squad and are currently in India for the IPL.

Pakistan, on the other hand, have no such selection worries with all their players available for the series. They are coming into the series with momentum firmly being on their side. A successful season of Pakistan Super League (PSL), which gave them new stars like Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman, followed by the T20I series win has given Pakistan a clear advantage coming into the ODIs.

The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side will look to make the most of these games ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June this year. West Indies, who are not a part of the 8-team Champions Trophy, will also have some motivation coming into the series. If they win all three ODIs, they will leapfrog Pakistan to 8th position, less than six months before the cut-off date of September 30 for direct qualification to the 10-team 2019 World Cup in England. Currently, Pakistan are ranked 8th and West Indies 9th in ODIs.

Squads:

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Zakir, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton

(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer and is also a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) maniac. He can be followed on Twitter @Ayush24x7)