Azam, Malik spur Pakistan to 337-5 in 2nd ODI
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) Babar Azam smashed his second successive century and Shoaib Malik hammered 90 off 84 balls to anchor Pakistan to 337-5 against the West Indies in the second one-day international of their three-match series on Sunday.
Azam hit 123 off 126 balls to go along with his hundred on Friday at the same Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Pakistan's 111-run victory using the Duckworth/Lewis Method.
Azam and Malik both dominated the bowling with a record 169-run third-wicket stand and powered Pakistan to its highest ever total against the West Indies in an ODI.
Malik used his feet well against the spinners and smashed five sixes off Sulieman Benn that included three successive big shots in one over of the tall left-arm spinner.
Azam played yet another compact knock and hit nine fours and a six and Sarfraz Ahmed gave the innings a brisk finish with an unbeaten 60.
Captain Jason Holder picked up 2-51 and debutante seamer Alzarri Jospeh took 2-62.