Cricket: Lloyd urges rethink after whitewash

West Indies 216 and 212 Pakistan 417 and 15-0 Pakistan win by 10 wickets
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Clive Lloyd yesterday urged the West Indies selectors to rethink their plans for their forthcoming Test series with England following the humiliating whitewash in Pakistan.

Lloyd, the West Indies team manager, watched helplessly as West Indies slumped to a 3-0 series defeat by losing the final Test by 10 wickets in Karachi. It was the first time West Indies had suffered a whitewash since England's 3-0 triumph over them in 1928.

More worryingly for both Lloyd and Malcolm Marshall, the coach, was the margin of scorelines during the series - they lost by an innings at both Peshawar and Rawalpindi before slipping to their comprehensive defeat in Karachi. West Indies have now won just two of their last eight Tests. "It has gone from bad to worse," Lloyd said. "The guys did not put up their best and now it's up to the [West Indian] Board to rethink seriously for the coming series against England."

Pakistan wrapped up the match, with Wasim Akram, the captain, taking three wickets in six balls in less than an hour's play of the fourth day to seal the Test victory. Resuming at 198 for 7, West Indies avoided the third innings defeat in a row but lost Franklyn Rose in the fourth over after he edged to Moin Khan, the wicketkeeper, attempting a leg glance.

The Pakistan skipper then took two further wickets in his next over to wrap up the tourists' innings for 212, yorking the West Indies captain Courtney Walsh and trapping Mervyn Dillon leg before. It left Pakistan a simple victory target of 12.

Fourth day; West Indies won toss

WEST INDIES - First Innings 216 (S L Campbell 50; Saqlain Mushtaq 5-54).

PAKISTAN - First Innings 417 (Aamir Sohail 160, Ijaz Ahmed 151; M Dillon 5-111; C A Walsh 4-74).

WEST INDIES - Second Innings

(Overnight: 198 for 7)

I R Bishop not out 6

F A Rose c Moin Khan b Wasim Akram 5

*C A Walsh b Wasim Akram 0

M Dillon lbw b Wasim Akram 4

Extras (b7 lb2 nb5) 14

Total (52.4 overs) 212

Fall (cont): 8-207 9-208.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 16.4-7-42-4; Waqar Younis 6-0-31-2; Azhar Mahmood 3-0-32-0; Mushtaq Ahmed 8-0-72-0; Saqlain Mushtaq 19-9-26-4.

PAKISTAN - Second Innings

Mohammad Wasim not out 0

Azhar Mahmood not out 13

Extras (nb2) 2

Total (for 0) 15

Bowling: Walsh 3-0-11-0; Rose 2-0-4-0.

Pakistan win series 3-0.

Umpires: C A Mitchley (SA) and Salim Padar (Pak).

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