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Pakistan Take Decisive Lead in ODI Series Against WI By Wining 2nd ODI

MULTAN: West Indies stumbled against left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz as Pakistan recorded a thumping 120-run victory in the second ODI.

On a slow wicket where the ball gripped and spun, Nawaz recorded career-best figures of 4-18 to bowl out the West Indies for 155 with more than 17 overs to spare.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (77) and Imam-ul-Haq (72) continued their sublime batting form and scored half centuries before Akeal Hosein bagged 3-52 to restrict the home team to 275-8.

Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 42 and Kyle Myers added 33 against the pace before Nawaz ran through the top-order to give Pakistan an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Brooks and Myers batted aggressively against fast bowlers and added a rapid 67 runs off 54 balls despite Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissing first-match century-maker Shai Hope for just 4 in the first over.

Mohammad Wasim Jr. (3-34), replacing Hasan Ali in the Pakistan XI, broke through when he clean bowled Myers before Nawaz had Brandon King bowled off his fourth ball.

Nawaz extracted sharp turn and also accounted for the wickets of Brooks, who was trapped lbw and then had Rovman Powell (10) and skipper Nicholas Pooran’s (25) wickets in one over.

Wasim and Shadab Khan (2-40) then wrapped up the tail quickly to give Pakistan a massive win.