(Trinidad Guardian) West Indies came to the Providence Stadium in Guyana with points on their minds and left losing, instead of gaining any, as they stand on the brink of a qualification phase to get into the 2019 ICC World Cup in England.
They lost the Brighto Cup series 2-1, after easily surrendering to Pakistan in the final match by six wickets. West Indies went into the series with 84 points and in ninth spot in the rankings, while Pakistan had 89. If the West Indies had won the series 2-1, they would have narrowed the gap to three points, as they would have moved on to 85 points and Pakistan would have come down to 88. Pakistan won the series 2-1, they will move to 90 points and the West Indies will now slip to 83 points and in danger of finishing outside the top-eight when the cut off period of September rolls around.
A fighting 71 from Shai Hope and a solid 59 from Jason Mohammed gave the West Indies a score of 233/9 of 50 overs. This proved woefully inadequate despite the fact that Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder had reduced the visitors to 36 for three early in the reply.