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In the wake of a thumping 126-run series-opening victory, Pakistan will again seek to capitalise on the struggles of the West Indies batting line-up for the second One-Day International at the GUY National Stadium on Tuesday.
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Sunday's capitulation for just 98 represented a continuation of the declining performances of the Caribbean side's batsmen.
At the preceding Tri-Nations Series also involving Sri Lanka and eventual winners India, West Indies won their first two matches in Jamaica but were eliminated from the final on the back of heavy defeats in their remaining encounters in Trinidad with the team managing totals of 171 and 190 for nine.
'It's about a lack of confidence among the batters,' West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo lamented following the humiliating loss in front of a full house on Sunday.
'When you're not scoring runs, things just don't seem to go your way. It's really tough.'
Compounding the woes of the home side is the fact that their only other batting option in the 13-man squad, Devon Smith, failed to score in the two innings he played during the Tri-Nation Series.
It suggests therefore that the West Indies essentially have no choice but to persist with the same combination for the second match in the hope that they can come good against a top-class bowling line-up and in conditions that Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has acknowledged are very challenging.
All eyes would again be on Shahid Afridi, who destroyed West Indies in his comeback game in Providence in the first ODI. Pakistan ran away to a 126-run victory, thanks to Afridi's all-round efforts - the all-rounder slammed a quickfire 76 with the bat and then returned to take 7/12 with the ball as the hosts collapsed for 98 in 41 overs.
Though both teams struggled with their batting on what was clearly a difficult pitch, Afridi's brilliance stood out. He has often been blamed for throwing his wicket away in a bid to accelerate but on Sunday, he clobbered the Windies attack on a surface many batsmen would have been scared to attempt any of his audacious strokes.