Windies taste whitewash again


Captain Nicholas Pooran and Akeal Hosein excelled in unfamiliar roles but neither could save West Indies from a 53-run defeat in the final One-Day International for yet another whitewash to Pakistan here yesterday.

Hoping to avoid the ignominy of a second straight clean sweep on Pakistani soil following a similar fate last December in Karachi, West Indies managed to restrict Pakistan to 269 for nine in a contest reduced to 48 overs due to a dust storm which halted the hosts’ innings after 33 overs.

Pooran, more known for his attacking stroke-play, twirled his previously unrenowned off-breaks to pick up four for 48 and spearhead his side’s attack while fast bowling all-rounder Keemo Paul claimed two for 57 in his first appearance of the series