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HEADLINE: West Indies, Pakistan fail to capitalise 2017-04-12 06:58:24 

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The West Indies and Pakistan have failed to make the most of the opportunity to strengthen their positions for direct qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as their One Day International series ended 2-1 in Pakistan’s favour in Guyana on Tuesday.

The West Indies won the first match with its highest ever chase of 309 but failed to maintain the momentum which could have taken it to 87 points with a 3-0 win, ahead of its rival by a fraction. Pakistan could similarly have moved up to 92 points, edging ahead of seventh-placed Bangladesh by a fraction had it won all three matches.

In the end, there was not too much movement as Pakistan gained one point to reach 90 points on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings to remain in eighth position while the West Indies lost one point to also remain on its pre-series ninth position with 83 points.

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