ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd match, Group B

Pakistan v West Indies

West Indies won by 2 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)

10.1

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length, flat, worked away for an easy single

10.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, offbreak, slightly flat, defended off the back foot

10.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, flighted this time, dipping a little, defended off the front foot

10.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, slightly shorter, defended off the back foot

10.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, flighted outside off, Samuels presses well forward to defend

10.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, slower through the air, flighted on off, driven back to Ajmal

West Indies 50/2   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-1-0

12.1

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 3 runs, quick ball, no turn, hits the inside edge of the bat. Nearly gets the lbw, but it has run away off the inside half of the bat

12.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, shimmies down the wicket to defend this quick ball

12.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short of a length, he goes back to punch this to cover

12.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket to drive this to long-on for one

12.5

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, punched down the ground for one

12.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket to reach the pitch of the ball, and gets a single to long-on

West Indies 59/2   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-7-0

14.1

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him

14.2

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, flatter, into the pads, deflected to short fine leg

14.3

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, slower through the air, on a length, in front of off, defended back to him

14.4

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, even slower, and higher, defended off the front foot

14.5

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, swept away, but finds short fine leg

14.6

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

West Indies 65/2   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-8-0

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, FOUR, makes him play back at a ball that is not short enough, but Gayle gets a healthy enough edge to send it past slip

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 1 run, sweeps at this, and just about gets a bottom edge to short fine leg

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, down the wicket to defend this to shirt midwicket

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight, but offers it the pad

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels looks to push forward, but the ball is flat. Bunted off the back foot for a single to short leg, which has been facilitated by Riaz's throw to short fine leg

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, OUT, the doosra. Gayle has not picked it. On a length, outside off, Gayle wants to go back over the bowler's head, but the ball turns in to beat the inside edge by a mile and hits the middle stump

CH Gayle b Saeed Ajmal 39 (80m 47b 4x4 1x6) SR: 82.97

West Indies 78/3   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-14-1

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, nice dip on this, Samuels presses forward to pad this away. Beaten in the flight

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, shimmies down the track to defend this flat delivery

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, full, flat, pushed to short midwicket

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight by the dip, but defends well

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended to leg

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, the maiden ends with a forward-defensive after a slight tootsy down the track

West Indies 81/4   Saeed Ajmal 5-1-14-1

20.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket to drive this wide of mid-off for one

20.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, offbreak, full, outside off, defended off the front foot

20.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, doosra, doesn't pick it. Short of a length, outside off, holds its line, takes the edge, falls just short of slip

20.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, flighted, dipping on him, defended in front of his body

20.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, and he doesn't read the doosra again, but it doesn't carry to slip

20.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. Just fired in

20.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, quick offbreak, at 93ks, defended from the crease

West Indies 83/4   Saeed Ajmal 6-1-16-1

22.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket to push this to long-on for one

22.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, sharp offbreak after dipping on him. Defended back to him

22.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 1 run, what a mix-up. Pollard is off the mark. First he doesn't pick the doosra, then ambles across for an easy single wide of point. Samuels, though, hasn't. But despite a late start, Samuels makes it

22.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short, wide, looks to cut, but this one is a doosra too, and he hasn't picked it. Beaten

22.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, defended off the front foot

22.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, turning in, punched away to deep midwicket

West Indies 88/4   Saeed Ajmal 7-1-19-1

24.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, short, turning in, helped away around the corner for one

24.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard breaks free. Just a flick. Too full from Ajmal, on the pads, and he has flicked this back over the bowler's head. Nonchalant

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, slower through the air, dipping on hi, then turns in sharply from outside off, hits him on the pad, but outside the line of off

24.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, slightly quicker, doesn't turn in either, hits the outside half of the bat

24.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover

24.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, tossed up on off, defended to cover

West Indies 94/4   Saeed Ajmal 8-1-24-1

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, offbreak, worked past short leg for a single

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, 3 runs, edged wide of slip. Ramdin has no clue about this doosra. It starts middle and leg, takes the leading edge, and beats slip. What's more? Ramdin goes off the strike with this three

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, doosra again. Bravo reads it off the pitch, and defends it outside off

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, flatter, but not short enough to play the flashy punch that Bravo has played. And he has played it well, wide of point

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, OUT, brain fade for Bravo. He has batted so well for so long, so calmly, but sees this flighted delivery and throws the works at it. This is cleverly bowled. Slow through the air, flighted, dipping, turning in from outside off. Beats the huge sweep, hits him in front of off. This is plumb. Bravo reviews it because he is the last recognised batsman, but this is plumb. Game on

DJ Bravo lbw b Saeed Ajmal 19 (57m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.77

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, FOUR, and he smacks the first ball he faces for four through cover. It's short, flat, outside off, and has been dismissed from his presence

West Indies 147/7   Saeed Ajmal 9-1-34-2

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, 2 leg byes, full, into the pad, turning down, goes for two leg-byes

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, FOUR, Ramdin loves to cut. And he has done it again. This is not too short, and is turning in sharply, but he manages to cut it between the legs of gully. I won't call it a drop because it has gone fast, but he should have stopped it at least

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, 2 leg byes, doosra, starts outside leg, hits the pad, and goes for two

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, no run, flighted on off, driven back at him, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, but Ajmal hasn't got a hand to it

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, no run, flat, outside off, defended solidly back to him

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ramdin, no run, another sharp offbreak not short enough to cut. Ramdin tries it, and is beaten this time

West Indies 162/7   Saeed Ajmal 10-1-38-2
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Photos

Jun 7, 2013

Saeed Ajmal approaches the bowling crease, Pakistan v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 7, 2013

Saeed Ajmal approaches the bowling crease

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Jun 7, 2013

Denesh Ramdin leaps in the air after the win, West Indies v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 7, 2013

Denesh Ramdin leaps in the air after the win

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