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Last Updated Sunday April 30 2017 04:48 AM IST

Windies pull off their highest ODI run chase to stun Pakistan in first match

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Windies pull off their highest ODI run chase to stun Pakistan in first match Ashley Nurse (L) and Jason Mohammed (C) of West Indies celebrate winning the 1st ODI match between West Indies and Pakistan at Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana, on April 7, 2017. Photo: Randy Brooks/AFP/Getty Images

Providence (Guyana): West Indies successfully chased a target of more than 300 for the first time when Jason Mohammed hit an undefeated 91 in a thrilling four-wicket win over Pakistan in the opening one-day international.

After Pakistan had scored 308 for five off 50 overs, West Indies clinched victory with one over to spare, for the loss of six wickets at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday.

Jason Mohammed's runs included 3 sixes and 11 fours and he shared a key, unbeaten stand of 50 for the seventh wicket with Ashley Nurse (34 off 15 balls). Kieran Powell hit 61.

Pakistan had made 308 with 36-year-old Mohammad Hafeez top-scoring with 88 off 92 balls and Shoaib Malik (53) and Ahmed Shehzad also contributing half-centuries (67).

West Indies are seeking a clean sweep of the series to move ahead of Pakistan at number eight in the international rankings.

By the cut-off date of September 30 this year, the top eight teams, including hosts England, will automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

"This win gives us a lot of confidence. We need to play each game like a final," West Indies captain Jason Holder said.

West Indies' previous highest successful run chase was 300.

(With agency inputs)

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