A fabulous knock by Jason Mohammed led the West Indies to an incredible victory against Pakistan in the first one-day international at Providence, Guyana, on Friday.
Chasing a formidable 309 for victory, the Caribbeans made heavy weather of their task in the early part of the innings. Accurate bowling by Pakistan’s pacers as well as spinners restricted them to a meagre 107 in the first 25 overs.
But then Jason Mohammed took charge, playing lusty strokes to lift the home side’s spirits. His unbeaten 91 guided the West Indies to their first-ever victory in a one-dayer while chasing in excess of 300.
Pakistan bowlers wilted under the onslaught and were unable to stanch the flow of runs in the last 10 overs.
Amid speculation about his worth to the team, the 36-year-old contributed a top score of 88 to temporarily quell the rising tide of criticism at his position in the batting line-up.