ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Quarter-Final: Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka, Mar 23, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st quarter final
Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
23 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hafeez - Opening bowler. Opening batsman. In a World Cup QF. With him is Kamran Akmal, who was in his top wicketkeeping form today, despite one stumping miss. Can Roach put a cat among the Pakistanis? Two slips wait. This is Nitin Sundar to take you through the initial skirmishes. Sriram Veera on Chatterbox.

Bongani: "If England are the new Pakistan, Pakistan are fast becoming the new Australia."

Dheeraj: "West Indies had 4 ducks in their innings. When was the last time such a feat was accomplished in a world cup quarterfinals?" Don't think it's happened in a World Cup quarter-final before this.

There was a bit of a floodlights glitch during the innings break. Thankfully, that's sorted out now. Else we could have had the game spilling over into tomorrow!

0.1

Roach to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Pakistan are away as Kamran guides to third man for a single

0.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez smacks his first ball for four. And what a free-spirited stroke too! Short ball outside off, Hafeez waits for it and then slams the slashed upper cut well over point and all the way to the boundary. Roach needs to bowl fuller here.

0.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, not the start Roach would have wanted. Another short of a length ball outside off, Hafeez this time steers it along the ground backward of point. Hint of low bounce but Hafeez had no problems playing that shot

0.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, they are dancing in the aisles in Mirpur. Hafeez has played the shot of the match. Roach finally lands one fuller, but it is too straight and too full. It ends up on leg stump and Hafeez gets half forward to meet it on top of the bounce and send it packing past mid on. Top shot.

0.5

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, marginally shorter, at 135 kph, Hafeez gets a little greedy and goes for the pull shot. No room for it, he ends up under-edging towards midwicket

0.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, finally something close to the right length. On off stump, Hafeez check drives to mid off to end the over.

End of over 1 (11 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (102 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 11.00, RRR: 2.08)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 10 (5b 2x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 1 (1b)
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-11-0

Rampaul will share the new ball.

1.1

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 4 leg byes, poor start from Rampaul, spears it down the leg side from wide of the crease and it clips the pads on the way to the fine leg fence.

1.2

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Pakistan aren't looking to be out there for long. Kamran plays a controlled whiplash of a cut, even as he comes out of the crease. Rampaul lands it short outside off to scramble Kamran's improvisation, but Kamran holds his wits about him, waits for it to come on and slaps it away.

1.3

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball coming in from off stump, Kamran covers the line and defends

1.4

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, well Rampaul said he never bowled as well as he had against India. Looks like he's some way from maintaining those standards. Another wide down the leg side

1.4

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, the radar functions this time, full length ball on middle and off, Kamran defends solidly to mid off

1.5

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, slower ball? Full on off stump, Kamran seemed to be early into the square drive, but waited on it and then steered it through point. Pollard got a hand on it and kept it down to one

1.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, good ball, but exemplary shot from Hafeez. Rampaul delivers a viciously tailing yorker on leg stump and Hafeez's toes seem to be in the firing line, even as he falls over in an attempt to flick. Or so it seems. The toes gets out of the way, the bat flashes down on the ball and sends it screaming away to square leg

End of over 2 (14 runs) Pakistan 25/0 (88 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 12.50, RRR: 1.83)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 14 (6b 3x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 6 (6b 1x4)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-10-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-11-0

Roach again.

2.1

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off, Kamran gets behind and defends

2.2

Roach to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, dropped at point. Tony Cozier on air says the fielder is lucky the ball didn't take his fingers away. Pollard is wringing his hand in pain. Short ball, wide outside off, Kamran cracks the cut uppishly and Pollard at point jumps up. It skims his fingers and runs away for four

2.3

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller and slower, no movement though. Kamran leans out to meet the ball and drive into the covers

2.4

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, short ball, not short enough for the pull, Kamran plays the shot all the same, and mistimes it

Roach looks knackered. He's sweating profusely and not running in the way we have seen him do in this World Cup.

2.5

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of a length outside off, Kamran stays put on the crease and defends solidly

2.6

Roach to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, this time there is width outside off, Kamran opens the face and dabs down to third man for a single

End of over 3 (5 runs) Pakistan 30/0 (83 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 1.76)

    • Kamran Akmal 11 (12b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 14 (6b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-16-0
    • R Rampaul 1-0-10-0
3.1

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, again Rampaul sends down a yorker from wide of the crease, ends up on leg stump and Hafeez plays it away to the leg side

3.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, again that inward movement, Hafeez stays on the crease and works it off the pads to midwicket

3.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good line this, ends up outside off even as it draws Hafeez into another defensive push to the off side

3.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, over-pitched on off stump, too close to Hafeez for him to time the drive and he plays it sedately to mid off

3.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, width this time, just enough for Hafeez to crack square. His timing has been ominous today. Roach runs across from third man and only just manages to cut it off

3.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, rapped on the pads, the first appeal of the innings as Rampaul bends an inducker sharply into the pads and strikes him in front of leg. Surely was going down the leg side

End of over 4 (3 runs) Pakistan 33/0 (80 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 8.25, RRR: 1.73)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 16 (11b 3x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 12 (13b 2x4)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-13-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-16-0

Mohammad: "Mind you this the best opening stand for pakistan; their previous best was 27" Staggering stat, if true.

4.1

Roach to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, full outside off, Kamran outside edges the walking cover drive and gets it down to third man for a single.

The crowd is making a din. Not sure why - I am guessing it's since they are pleased to see the West Indies taking a hammering. But good to have this atmosphere for a QF.

4.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads, dabbed to midwicket for a single

4.3

Roach to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, footwork? "What footwork," says Kamran. And then adds, "Why footwork?" Tough to argue against that. He holds his stance as a back of length ball comes along outside off, and just dumps it on the up through point with a rapid uncorking of the wrists. Magnificent shot. Sehwagesque.

4.4

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, not so short this time, he steers more defensively into the off side

4.5

Roach to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, Roach's lengths have been all over the place. Another one squeezes onto the pads and gets flicked joyfully to deep midwicket.

4.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Thomas drops a tough one down the leg side. Short ball angling down the leg side, Hafeez pulls and gets a thin edge that is dying away well to the left of a diving Thomas. He can't snare it.

End of over 5 (10 runs) Pakistan 43/0 (70 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 8.60, RRR: 1.55)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 18 (13b 3x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 20 (17b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 3-0-26-0
    • R Rampaul 2-0-13-0

Bishoo comes on. Can he at least slow Pakistan down? Only one team seems to have arrived in Mirpur.

5.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flat delivery, straightens on off stump and Hafeez guides the cut to point

5.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, drift towards middle and leg, Hafeez gets half forward to defend

5.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length outside off, Hafeez cuts in front of point but can't get it away for runs

5.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on leg stump, he leans out to defend down the track

5.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, dabbed with the angle to the leg side, but not for runs

5.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Bishoo produces a maiden out of no where. Full on off stump, Hafeez reaches forward and defends to the off side

End of over 6 (maiden) Pakistan 43/0 (70 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 7.16, RRR: 1.59)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 18 (19b 3x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 20 (17b 3x4)
    • D Bishoo 1-1-0-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-0-26-0

Sammy runs in with a widish slip.

6.1

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of a length outside off, Kamran plays from the crease but covers the line to defend

6.2

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, Kamran trots out well before Sammy delivers, but doesn't get a ball full enough to drive. He ends up defending to the off side

6.3

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, bends his back and digs this in well short, Kamran is again outside the crease but then stands tall to defend

6.4

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, once again Kamran fidgets out, gets a delivery angling into the pads and works it wide of mid on

6.5

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, a hint of width outside off, Kamran looks to steer a single through point but there's not enough room to make the play.

6.6

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, two maidens on the trot. Kamran gets half forward and check drives a length ball to mid off

End of over 7 (maiden) Pakistan 43/0 (70 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.14, RRR: 1.62)

    • Kamran Akmal 20 (23b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 18 (19b 3x4)
    • DJG Sammy 1-1-0-0
    • D Bishoo 1-1-0-0
7.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Bishoo spears one on off stump, Hafeez cuts to point

7.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, runs after a long time. And a rank-bad ball helps break the monotony. Bishoo drags this really short and the ball turns away too. Hafeez has enough room to thwack it well in front of square

7.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, googly breaks in from outside off, Hafeez spots the deviation off the track and defends down the track

7.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up again outside off, Hafeez leans out to defend

7.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan motor past 50 as Hafeez gets a thick edge as he looks to cut a short ball turning away from him. Pollard gives spirited chase, but there's no stopping that one.

7.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, leggie on leg stump, breaks away as Hafeez stays on the crease and covers the line

End of over 8 (8 runs) Pakistan 51/0 (62 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 1.47)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 26 (25b 5x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 20 (23b 3x4)
    • D Bishoo 2-1-8-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-1-0-0
8.1

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, patent rubbish from Sammy. Drops a dawdling delivery short and wide outside off, and Kamran goes after it so hard he might end up doing a muscle or something. That wasn't cut, it was emphatically shredded through the covers

8.2

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, better length, Kamran gets forward and defends with an opened face into the off side

8.3

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, angling into the pads this time, Kamran stays put and defends to the leg side

farhan: "If Pakistan win this by 10 wickets, this will be payback for the 1992 10 wicket win by West Indies. That depressed me so much."

8.4

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, comes slowly off the track as Sammy lands one back of a length outside off. Kamran looks at the toe end of the bat after mistiming the push into the covers off the back foot

8.5

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, complete lack of pace, movement or anything nearly costs Kamran his wicket. He mopes out of the crease and looks to slam Sammy across the line. The short of length ball misses the bat and goes through the bat-pad gap but misses the stumps

8.6

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, ends with a short of length ball outside off, Kamran stands tall and punches into the covers

Mark: "There might be time for them to fit in a T20 game after this." Chris Gayle won't mind that. That's the format he doesn't mind playing.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Pakistan 55/0 (58 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.11, RRR: 1.41)

    • Kamran Akmal 24 (29b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 26 (25b 5x4)
    • DJG Sammy 2-1-4-0
    • D Bishoo 2-1-8-0
9.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish ball on middle and leg, Hafeez gets forward to defend

9.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one breaks away from middle and off, Hafeez defends again

9.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, this time Hafeez jumps out to look for the inside out loft over the covers. Bishoo holds the length back just enough to make Hafeez mistime it, but this being a Powerplay, there's no one to field it. Rampaul runs back from mid off, gets a bott somehow between the ball and the rope to save the fourth run

9.4

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, full delivery, straightens from off stump as Kamran defends

9.5

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, flatter and hurrying through, Kamran hangs back and guides to the off side

9.6

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, probably three inches wider outside off than last time, that's enough invitation for Kamran to try and play an attacking cut shot. He finds point though.

Abbas: "i agree with farhan. ramiz raja, who is doing commentary on tv now, made a century. only he celebrated the ton because it was so slow that imran later blasted him for playing slow."

That 100 came off 150 balls if memory serves. Ha, here's Anees: "@ Farhan- Ya. Even Ramiz's century itself was depressing. He took 158 balls for his 102"

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 58/0 (55 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 1.37)

    • Kamran Akmal 24 (32b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 29 (28b 5x4)
    • D Bishoo 3-1-11-0
    • DJG Sammy 2-1-4-0
10.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Sammy serves up another poor delivery, on the pads and angling further down in the early 120s kph. Hafeez helps it along with a dainty glance.

10.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller and straighter, ends up on middle and off, Hafeez defends off the front foot into the covers

10.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, hint of width outside off, Hafeez gets forward and opens the face to steer it square for a single

10.4

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, top timing from Kamran. Back of a length ball that ended up on the pads, Kamran waited for it to come on and clipped it neatly through wide mid on.

10.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller length on off stump, Hafeez looks to tip and run to the off side, but Kamran sends him back. Wants to do it in boundaries, I guess.

10.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower ball on a length on off stump, Hafeez defends off the front foot

End of over 11 (8 runs) Pakistan 66/0 (47 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 1.20)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 34 (33b 6x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 27 (33b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 3-1-12-0
    • D Bishoo 3-1-11-0
11.1

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, loopy delivery on off stump, Kamran drives sedately through cover for a single

11.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, but sharp away spin from outside off, Hafeez stays back and plays this down the track

11.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on off, Hafeez defends again

11.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, too much drift, ends up in the pads and Hafeez clips it easily to deep square leg for a couple

11.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length on off stump, Hafeez spots the googly and defends as it comes in

11.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, that's how you deal with mosquitoes in Mirpur. Or with rank-bad long hops. Short ball ends up on leg stump, Hafeez hangs back and whacks it in the air over midwicket for four more.

End of over 12 (7 runs) Pakistan 73/0 (40 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.08, RRR: 1.05)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 40 (38b 7x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 28 (34b 4x4)
    • D Bishoo 4-1-18-0
    • DJG Sammy 3-1-12-0
12.1

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, Sammy gets one to curve in a touch and Kamran flicks straight to midwicket

12.2

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, another slow offcutter, Kamran walks out and misses an ugly flat-footed swipe at it. The ball misses the off stump, but not by much.

12.3

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, better shot, gets behind the line and defends a length ball into the covers

12.4

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, an inside edge this time. This one stays low as Sammy takes the pace off. Inside edge runs away to the leg side

12.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off holds its line and Hafeez lets it go

12.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, width outside off, Hafeez plays a delicate steer to third man for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 75/0 (38 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.76, RRR: 1.02)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 41 (40b 7x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 29 (38b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4-1-14-0
    • D Bishoo 4-1-18-0
13.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, these Pakistan openers have played some real classy shots through the off side today. Another one from Hafeez as Bishoo offers a smidgin of width outside off, Hafeez waits and waits after rocking back and then opens the face to ensure he got it to the left of point.

13.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good ball, Bishoo gets it to turn away sharply and Hafeez outside edges the defensive push almost into Gayle's hands, standing back at slip

13.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, too flat this time, Hafeez punches through mid off for one more

13.4

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, tossed up on off, Kamran gets to the pitch ans whips inside out to cover

13.5

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Kamran taps it as it turns away into the off side for a single

13.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short ball on leg and middle, Hafeez carefully works it to mid on

End of over 14 (6 runs) Pakistan 81/0 (32 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.78, RRR: 0.88)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 46 (44b 8x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 30 (40b 4x4)
    • D Bishoo 5-1-24-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-1-14-0
14.1

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off, Kamran steers off the back foot to point

14.2

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Kamran makes the adjustment this time, playing the steer a fraction later to beat point, and it is nearly four through deep backward point

14.3

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball, angling into the pads and worked straight to Pollard at midwicket

14.4

Sammy to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, 126.7 kph came off slower from short of a length, and Kamran punched it on the up through the covers for one

14.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hint of an inducker from outside off, Hafeez covers the line with bat and pad as he defends

14.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, that one stayed low, and Hafeez was in a spot of bother as he played back to it. He managed to work it away to the leg side for a single though

Srinath: "Pak's only susceptible worry before this match was the start from the opening batsmen. After this match, even that will look in place. Ind & Aus better watch out!"

End of over 15 (4 runs) Pakistan 85/0 (28 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 0.80)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 47 (46b 8x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 33 (44b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5-1-18-0
    • D Bishoo 5-1-24-0

Rampaul comes back on.

15.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets the first ball to angle in from wide of the crease, but Hafeez defends easily from the crease

15.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, half an appeal as Rampaul hits the pads with a huge inducker from wide of the stumps. Would have surely missed leg.

15.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, over-pitched outside off and ominous timing from Hafeez as he digs into an on the up cover drive. Can't beat the infield though.

15.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, not so full, and coming into the pads, Hafeez defends from the crease to the leg side

15.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driving length ball outside off, Hafeez mistimes the cover drive

15.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Rampaul continues to get some late inward nip, but the problem is, it is too late. Literally and otherwise. Hafeez gets forward and pushes assertively into the covers. Maiden over.

End of over 16 (maiden) Pakistan 85/0 (28 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.31, RRR: 0.82)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 47 (52b 8x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 33 (44b 4x4)
    • R Rampaul 3-1-13-0
    • DJG Sammy 5-1-18-0

Roach comes back on now. Pak are 28 away from the semis.

16.1

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, offcutter from outside off, Kamran plays forward and gets an inside edge away to midwicket

16.2

Roach to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short delivery angling into the body, Kamran whips through midwicket for a single

16.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on off, and Hafeez meets it with a sweet push drive back at Roach who bends in a hurry to stop it

16.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Hafeez stays back and defends to the off side for one

16.5

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, short ball on Kamran's middle and leg, he stays put on the back foot and defends down the leg side

16.6

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, over-pitched and tailing into the pads, Kamran whips without timing to midwicket

Ali: "Pakistan have a knack of following a clinical performance in a crunch game with a real loosener. Remember the 1999 Semi Final against NZ and then the final?"

End of over 17 (2 runs) Pakistan 87/0 (26 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 0.78)

    • Kamran Akmal 34 (48b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 48 (54b 8x4)
    • KAJ Roach 4-0-28-0
    • R Rampaul 3-1-13-0

Bobby: "What a disgrace! I am selling my West Indies jersey...or maybe they should sell the WI cricket team. Instead of having a WI Team they should have Pakistan vs Jamaica or England vs Barbados etc. I think they could perform better and with a better spirit than these guys have. I am sure some resignations are imminent."

17.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Mohd. Hafeez, take a bow. He's stamped his presence all over this huge game, and West Indies must be getting exasperated by him. Today, where ever they have turned in Mirpur, Hafeez has been there. Length ball outside off, Hafeez leans out to it perfectly, opens the face and caresses the square drive with just enough timing to reach the boundary. A fine fifty this.

17.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, even better! Rampaul goes fuller and straighter, Hafeez responds with an even more emphatic shot. Again, that smooth forward movement, gets him to the pitch and then he creams him with authority through extra cover

17.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length and sufficiently out side off for Hafeez to let go

17.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he's got some consistent inward movement today, has Rampaul. This time Hafeez works him with the angle to midwicket

17.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one ends on middle and leg, Hafeez nudges to square leg

17.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length on middle to end the over, Hafeez looks to work it to the leg side, but can't get it off the square

Salman: "So, Pakistan will be playing their 6th World Cup semi final on March 30. Is this not a record?" Not sure. How many have Aus played?

Niala Baboolal: "I am ashamed to call myself a West Indian. Empty stadiums for the home series are the consequences of poor performances like these."

End of over 18 (8 runs) Pakistan 95/0 (18 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.27, RRR: 0.56)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 56 (60b 10x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 34 (48b 4x4)
    • R Rampaul 4-1-21-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-0-28-0
18.1

Roach to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, one of those few occasions when a batsman has mishit something this evening. No worries, even that's gone for four. Roach hustles Kamran with a bouncer, and the top edge whistles away high and fine for four through the leg side

18.2

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, short ball, pushes Kamran back and he is on the hop as he defends towards point

18.3

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball on off stump, Kamran gets half forward and check drives to mid off

18.4

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, another short ball, another pull and again Kamran can't get it away. In fact he's through the shot too early this time and takes a blow on the elbow. Ouch.

18.5

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, some more short stuff, Kamran is not getting into the best of positions to pull and heaves this away without making contact, towards the keeper

18.6

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, short again to end the over, Kamran hangs back and drops it to the off side

End of over 19 (4 runs) Pakistan 99/0 (14 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 0.45)

    • Kamran Akmal 38 (54b 5x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 56 (60b 10x4)
    • KAJ Roach 5-0-32-0
    • R Rampaul 4-1-21-0
19.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish ball on off and middle, played back down the track

19.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, Pakistan go past 100. Hafeez works it away to the outfield for three more. Nice and energetic running. All over bar the shouting for the WI.

19.3

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length on off stump, Kamran gets behind it and defends to the off side

19.4

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, over-pitched outside off, Kamran looks to lean into a punchy drive but finds mid off

19.5

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, slanted into the pads, Kamran works it without timing off the pads to the leg side

19.6

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, top-notch from Kamran. Roach has had him in strife with the short balls. No such problems against Rampaul who angles one too far in. Kamran stays inside the line and controls the pull with a pleasing roll of the wrists.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Pakistan 106/0 (7 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 0.23)

    • Kamran Akmal 42 (58b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 59 (62b 10x4)
    • R Rampaul 5-1-28-0
    • KAJ Roach 5-0-32-0
20.1

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, sorry West Indies, NOTHING is going your way today. Another top bouncer from Roach, has Hafeez in all sorts of trouble as he pulls. The top edge swirls into the Mirpur night and lands safe well in front of fine leg

20.2

Roach to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, back of a length again, Kamran skips inside the line and whips through backward square leg for a single

20.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short again, outside off, Hafeez mistimes the cut but gets a single away backward of point

20.4

Roach to Kamran Akmal, no run, another bouncer from Roach, Kamran ducks under it in a hurry.

20.5

Roach to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, "That's a devastating win for Pakistan," yells Mark Nicholas on air. For once, it is not the usual Nicholas hyperbole too. Has there been a more emphatic win in a World Cup quarter-final? Kamran puts West Indies out of their misery by muscling a short of length ball outside off in front of point. Pakistan have knocked West Indies out of World Cup 2011.

On behalf of Sriram Veera and the rest of the gang, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. See you all tomorrow!

That winds up our coverage for today. There's plenty to look forward to ahead of the Motera masterpiece coming up tomorrow. Either Ponting, or Tendulkar could be playing their last World Cup game tomorrow. Be there for the fun!

'Clinical Pakistan storm into semi-final' is the headline of Andrew McGlashan's match report, and rightly so. This is among the most one-sided quarter-finals you will ever see. It was literally a 'knockout' match and West Indies are down and out.

Presentations

Hafeez is the Man of the Match "I really worked hard over the last couple of days and it worked for me. The coach told me a couple of days back that I would bowl with the new ball, and I tried it at the nets. I just kept them on a line and length today, and it worked. My batting form came back at the right time and I hope to carry it on."

Afridi: "This is a great gift to give back to the nation on Pakistan Day. We tried to stick to our plans and the boys have done a great job doing that. Kamran and Hafeez did really well. Personally I just tried to maintain line and length, these were great conditions for spin if you landed it on the length. We had tried Rehman against NZ and Aus, he did well, and today we backed Hafeez and he pulled it off with the ball."

Sammy: "Definitely not enough runs on the board .. We didn't counter the bowling well, and fell well short. We lost wickets in clusters in spin through the tournament, and today was no different. Some bright spots - a number of people under the age of 27 - Roach, Rampaul, Bishoo and a few youngsters who should be around for the next World Cup, so we should prepare for that. Bishoo has done excellently for Guyana and is one of the positives."

Stylishstud: "if this was pro-wrestling we'd call this a Squash Match - where the weaker opponent is pulped to bits without even striking one punch to the stronger one.This is like a Brock Lesnar squash!"

Farhan: "My Depression is over. Pakistan has paid back the 10 wicket win by West Indies from 1992. Nothing else matters to me right now."

Ravi: "@Bobby: Selling your West Indies jersey?? Who's buying?"

Praveer: "From a neutral perspective, it is really sad to see such a one sided QF, probably Bangladesh will have made a better fist of this."

Gul: "I am enjoying the new ball. I have done a lot of hard work before the World Cup, including in New Zealand. Back then, Waqar-bhai told me he wanted me to take the new ball in the World Cup. So happy that things have worked out."

Handshakes all around. Smiles for Pakistan, disappointment writ large on the West Indies faces. They just did not turn up today. Gul softened them by nailing Gayle, and the rest had no answers against some sharp and incisive spin. Serious questions to be answered about their combination, and the elephant in the room is their captain, whose presence in the side kept out an arguably more talented allrounder. Sarwan and Chanderpaul have had horrible World Cups, and their futures could come under the scrutiny.

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