Pakistan leaves West Indies target of 287 in 1st ODI

BY foxsports • September 30, 2016

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) Babar Azam's maiden century in a one-day international helped Pakistan set West Indies a revised target of 287 in 49 overs on Friday in the first of their three-match series.

Power failure in one of the floodlight towers at Sharjah Cricket Stadium stopped play for 80 minutes before Pakistan returned to finish at 284-9 in 49 overs. The West Indies target was revised on the Duckworth/Lewis Method.

Azam scored 120 off 131 balls, with eight fours and three sixes. He shared two productive half-century stands with Sharjeel Khan (54) and Sarfraz Ahmed (35).

Kieron Pollard took an acrobatic catch on the boundary edge to end Azam's knock, off a ball bowled by Carlos Brathwaite (3-54) in the 43rd over, and two overs later, players went off the field with Pakistan at 260-6.