Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, and opener Imam-ul-Haq were involved in a horrible mix-up during the second ODI against the West Indies which cost the wicket of Imam at a crucial stage of the game. The duo stitched a crucial partnership of 120 runs on the second wicket after Pakistan lost Fakhar Zaman early with just 25 runs on the scoreboard. Imam and Babar scored the fifties and stabilized the innings.
However, in the 28th over, Imam0ul0haq guided the fifth ball of Akeal Hosein on deep mid-wicket where Shai Hope grabbed the ball inside the circle. The southpaw looked to snatch the quick single but a miss communication with skipper Babar cost him the wicket.
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Imam-ul-haq scored 72 runs off as many balls. Imam was livid with his dismissal as he vent out his anger by shouting while he was taking the long walk back towards the pavilion.
Here is the video of the run-out of Imam-ul-haq:
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Babar Azam, who is going through a purple patch, failed to convert his fifties into a century as Hosein dismissed him at 77. Pakistan suffered a mini-collapse in the middle over but they still managed to post a fighting 275/8 in 50 overs. Hosein had scalped three wickets for Windies, while Alzarri Joseph and Anderson Phillip took two each.
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Earlier, Babar won the toss and decided to bat first against the West Indies in Multan on Friday. The home team, leading 1-0 in the three-match series after winning by five wickets on Wednesday, brought 20-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Wasim Junior in place of out-of-form Hasan Ali.
The West Indies replaced fast bowler Anderson Phillip for Jayden Seales who had witnessed a side strain after the first game. The series is part of the One-Day Super League — qualification round of the 2023 World Cup — in which each match carries ten points.