Pakistan whitewash leaves Windies in crisis

October 07, 2016
Shannon Gabriel bowls a training session for the West Indies ODI team at the International Cricket Council Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

West Indies are in full-blown crisis after their series whitewash by Pakistan here on Wednesday.

The Caribbean men, who lost the first two games of the three-match one-day international (ODI) series, lost the third game by 136 runs and the regional team has now tumbled to number nine in the international rankings.

Babar Azam, the 21-year-old right-hander, carved out 117 off 106 balls while captain and opener Azhar Ali stroked 101 from 109 deliveries, two innings that powered Pakistan to 308 for six, the first time in three years that Pakistan surpassed 300 twice in a series.

The lacklustre West Indies never rose to the challenge and crumbled for an embarrassing 172 all out off 44 overs.

West Indies have now lost every game of the tour following on from their 3-0 whitewash in the preceding Twenty20 series, leaving their tour in turmoil ahead of the three-match Test series starting later this month.

The defeat also saw them slip out of the top eight in the ODI rankings, with Pakistan replacing them.

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