Pakistan crushed West Indies in the second ODI of the ongoing three-match series at Multan Cricket Stadium to take an unassailable 2-0 lead on Friday.

Batting first, the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could only manage to post 275/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Opener Imam-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam did shine with the bat to propel Pakistan to a competitive total.

Imam scored 72 runs with the help of six boundaries before meeting an unfortunate run-out that cut short his stay in the middle. Similarly, Babar was outdone by Akeal Hosein on a well-made 77 but with a relatively questionable strike rate of 82.80.

Hosein went on to claim a three-wicket haul for 52 runs in his quota of 10 overs. Likewise, Alzarri Joseph (2/33) and Anderson Phillip (2/50) picked up two wickets each to give the Windies’ batters a perfect platform to level the series.

However, the visitors crumbled in their chase and were bundled out for a mere 155 in 32.2 overs, losing the contest by 120 runs. Mohammad Nawaz was a chief destructor, taking four wickets while conceding only 19 runs at a jaw-dropping economy rate of 1.90 in his quota of 10 overs.

Nawaz destroyed the West Indies batting line-up, picking crucial wickets of Shamarh Brooks (42), Brandon King (0), Nicholas Pooran (25) and Rovman Powell (10). Apart from the left-arm spinner, Mohammad Wasim Jr also chipped in with three scalps for 34 runs in 4.2 overs.

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