Pakistan v West Indies 2008-09 / Commentary

Pakistan v West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

Pakistan v West Indies

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Tanvir to bowl. Chris Gayle and S Chattergoon to open for West Indies

Teams:

West Indies: Chris Gayle (captain), S Chattergoon, Xavier Marshall, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendon Nash, Carlton Baugh (wk), Jerome Taylor, NO Miller, Darren Powell, Lionel Baker

Pakistan: Salman Butt, Khurram Manzoor, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-haq, Shoaib Malik (captain), Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Fawad Alam, Sohail Tanvir, Abdur Rauf, Umar Gul

Lionel Baker makes his debut for West Indies.

The pitch looks to be a belter. The team winning the toss would look to bat first. And that is exactly what West Indies have done.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the first ODI between Pakistan and West Indies being played at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. It's great to see the Pakistan team back in action after all the problems that have plagued their cricket over the last few months. It'll be Siddhartha Talya and Binoy George taking you through the action today.

Pakistan are playing their first ODI in over four months, and have undergone some significant changes in the interim. They now have a new coach, Intikhab Alam, and are without the services of Mohammad Yousuf, who's joined the unauthorised ICL. Jamie Alter gives us the preview to the series. Also, Shoaib Akhtar has been ruled out of the first ODI due to a calf injury, much to the disappointment of those eager to see him in action.

West Indies are fresh from the success of their Stanford Superstars team in the Twenty20 tournament held there recently. But their performance in ODI's this year has been lacklustre. They beat Bermuda and Canada in the tri-series held in Canada in August, and won 2-0 against Sri Lanka in April, but were beaten comprehensively by South Africa in Jan-Feb, and by Australia in June-July, both 5-0 defeats.

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0.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, 1 no ball, pitching on off and angling in, pushed to mid on. free hit time

0.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, slower ball on middle and leg, swung away to straight to square leg. Didn't time that well

0.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended watchfully on the off side

0.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, on a good length outside off and swinging in, Chris Gayle gets on the front foot and tries to defend, misses, and is rapped on the pads. The appeal is turned down, he was struck outside the line

0.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, 1 run, on a good length on the off and swinging in, keeps a little low, Gayle gets on the back foot and flicks it to fine leg for a single

0.5

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, full on the off and angling in, defended carefully on the front foot back to the bowler. Tanvir is getting some good late movement here!

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, 1 run, pitched on a good length on the off and swinging in, gets on the back foot and works it short of mid wicket for a quick single

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
S Chattergoon    1* (2b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    1* (5b)     

Abdur Rauf to bowl from the other end

1.1

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length on the off and swinging away, left alone, good carry to the keeper there!

1.2

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, on a good length on middle and leg, a little bit of late movement towards the off there, tries to defend it on the back foot, gets an inside edge onto his pads

1.3

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, 1 run, short of a good length on leg stump, worked off his hips wide of mid wicket for a quick single

1.4

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, no run, beaten!!! pitches short of a good length on middle and angling away from the left hander, Gayle gets on the back foot and tries to defend, the ball just leaves him at the last moment

1.5

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, no run, short of a length on leg stump, Gayle gets on the back foot and tries to work it away fine, is struck on the hips, no run there

1.6

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, short of a good length on middle and off, Gayle pulls it away Calypso style wide of mid on for his team's first boundary

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
CH Gayle    5* (8b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    1-0-5-0
S Chattergoon    2* (5b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-3-0

2.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, full on off and middle, Chattergoon defends with bat close to the pads on the front foot

2.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, beaten!!! full outside off and angling away, a teasing line, the batsman prods at it and misses. That was beautifully bowled!

2.3

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, on a good length on middle and swinging in towards leg, gets on the back foot and pushes it wide of mid on for a single

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, 1 run, beaten yet again!! pitches full outside the off and leaves Chris Gayle at just the last moment as he tries to defend on the front foot

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, short of a length outside off and angling in, played to point

2.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, defended to the off side

End of over 3 (1 run) West Indies 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
CH Gayle    5* (10b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-4-0
S Chattergoon    3* (9b)      Abdur Rauf    1-0-5-0

3.1

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length outside off and angling away, left alone

3.2

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, on a good length outside off, moving away from the left hander, left alone once again

Two slips for Chattergoon

3.3

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended watchfully off the back foot towards extra cover

3.4

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, 1 run, short outside leg stump, helped on its way to fine leg, the bowler lucky there, the batsman didn't play it fine enough

3.5

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, no run, on a good length outside off, Gayle has nothing to do with it

3.6

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, Gayle tries to work that one away off his pads towards square leg, misses, and is struck high on the pads.

End of over 4 (1 run) West Indies 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
CH Gayle    5* (12b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    2-0-6-0
S Chattergoon    4* (13b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-4-0

4.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length on the off and angling in towards middle, defended back to the bowler off the back foot

Just one slip for Chattergoon with Tanvir bowling

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, on a good length on the off stump, defended comfortably on the off side

4.3

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short and wide outside off, Chattergoon fails to cash in, mistimes it to cover-point

4.4

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, bowled fuller on the off this time, swinging away from the left hander, left alone to the keeper

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, this one came back in! Bowled full outside the off, Chattergoon goes for an expansive drive through the covers, misses as the ball angles in just a touch to evade his bat

4.6

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, 1 leg bye, on a good length on the leg stump, tries to glance it down to fine leg, gets a leg bye towards square leg instead

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 11/0 (RR: 2.20)
S Chattergoon    4* (19b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-1-4-0
CH Gayle    5* (12b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    2-0-6-0

5.1

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length on the off and moving away from the left hander, pushed to point off the back foot

5.2

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length outside off, played back to the bowler

5.3

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length once again on the off, this one held its line, pushed to point

5.4

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, 1 leg bye, short on leg stump, Chattergoon tries to play it off his hips towards fine leg, gets a leg bye

5.5

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, SIX, swung away for a big one!!! That was pitched short of a length on leg stump, Gayle took a couple of steps down the pitch and pulled it over the mid wicket boundary for a big six!! That was coming!!

5.6

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, full on leg stump and swinging towards middle, Gayle stays his ground and flicks it beautifully over mid on for a boundary. Just a flick of the wrists there and the ball flew away!

End of over 6 (11 runs) West Indies 22/0 (RR: 3.66)
CH Gayle    15* (14b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    3-0-16-0
S Chattergoon    4* (23b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-1-4-0

6.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaving the left hander, pushes it at but is beaten

6.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, on a good length on middle and leg, defended on the leg side

6.3

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, teasing line, fuller outside the off and angling away from the left hander, left alone this time

6.4

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, 1 run, on a good length outside leg stump, glanced down to fine leg

6.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, 1 leg bye, pitches short of a good length on middle and leg, Gayle walks across and tries to flick it away wide of square leg, is rapped on the pads, but that was missing leg stump

6.6

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length outside off, defended to point off the back foot

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 24/0 (RR: 3.42)
S Chattergoon    5* (28b)      Sohail Tanvir    4-1-5-0
CH Gayle    15* (15b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    3-0-16-0

Just some trivia. Lionel Baker becomes the first player from the island of Montserrat to play international cricket.

7.1

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, short of a length on leg stump, Gayle cashes in, he gets on the back foot and pulls that over mid wicket for a boundary. The Windies getting a move-on now.

7.2

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, that was fuller on the pads, Gayle stays in his crease and flicks that wide of the short-fine leg fielder for another boundary

7.3

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, no run, slower ball bowled from round the wicket on middle and off, full in length, defended back to the bowler

7.4

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, full outside off yet again, not quite a length ball though, but it makes no difference to Gayle and he plants the front foot forward and smashes it over the bowlers head for a boundary. Rauf struggling here! Gayle batting like a millionaire, and I wasn't being figurative there!!

7.5

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, this one goes for four too!! slower ball outside off, Gayle waits for it and guides it beautifully wide of short-third man for the fourth boundary of the over

7.6

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, pushed off the back foot wide of mid wicket for a single

End of over 8 (17 runs) West Indies 41/0 (RR: 5.12)
CH Gayle    32* (21b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    4-0-33-0
S Chattergoon    5* (28b)      Sohail Tanvir    4-1-5-0

Some of you had mailed us in, surprised Gayle's sedate start to the innings. Well, he's back to his own now.

8.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, full outside the off, steered to point

8.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, FOUR, fuller outside off and swinging away, Gayle reaches for it and steers it wide of point this time for his seventh boundary

8.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, short of a length on the off, struck powerfully, but straight to short-extra cover

8.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, short of a length outside off, chopped down to point. Gayle would be disappointed here!

8.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, short of a good length outside off, driven firmly off the back foot to mid off

8.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, 1 run, on a good length on off and middle, angling in, Gayle pushes it wide of mid wicket on the front foot and keeps the strike!

End of over 9 (5 runs) West Indies 46/0 (RR: 5.11)
CH Gayle    37* (27b 7x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    5-1-10-0
S Chattergoon    5* (28b)      Abdur Rauf    4-0-33-0

Umar Gul to bowl now

9.1

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, short of a length on middle and off, pushed to short extra cover

9.2

Umar Gul to Gayle, 1 wide, bouncer!! pitches short on middle, was a touch too high, Gayle backs out. Rightly given a no-ball, for height

9.2

Umar Gul to Gayle, SIX, big one!!! That was a rank long hop on middle stump, Gayle rocks back on the back foot and pulls it well over square leg for his second six!! That was dispatched to the deep square leg boundary with absolute disdain!!

9.3

Umar Gul to Gayle, SIX, this is excellent batting!! bowled back of a length from round the wicket on middle stump, Gayle whips it away Calypso style over square leg yet again for another big one!!

9.4

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, short of a length outside off, swatted on the bounce to mid off

9.5

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, pitched short of a good length outside off, Gayle thinks of swatting it back over the bowlers head, but checks his shot at the last moment just when he realises the line isn't right, played back to the bowler

9.6

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, slower ball outside off, Gayle restrains himself and pushes that one to short extra-cover with a bit of difficulty

End of over 10 (13 runs) West Indies 59/0 (RR: 5.90)
CH Gayle    49* (33b 7x4 3x6)      Umar Gul    1-0-13-0
S Chattergoon    5* (28b)      Sohail Tanvir    5-1-10-0

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Second powerplay taken!

10.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length outside off, Chattergoon goes for an ambitious drive, the ball leaves him at just the last moment, and is beaten

10.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, FOUR, connects well this time!! full ball outside off, swinging away, driven on the up, over mid off for his first boundary

10.3

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed to point

10.4

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, FOUR, full outside off, Chattergoon gets on the front foot and slices it wide of third man for a one bounce four. Chattergoon among the runs now!

10.5

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, short of a length on the off and angling in, defended watchfully on the back foot

10.6

Sohail Tanvir to Chattergoon, no run, a bouncer pitched in line on middle and leg, tries to hook it wide fine leg, misses

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 67/0 (RR: 6.09)
S Chattergoon    13* (34b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    6-1-18-0
CH Gayle    49* (33b 7x4 3x6)      Umar Gul    1-0-13-0

Gul to continue

11.1

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, pitches short of a good length outside off Gayle looks to play it towards the covers, gets an inside edge onto his pads

11.2

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, on a good length on the off this time, played back to the bowler

11.3

Umar Gul to Gayle, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg, flicked away towards fine-leg who's standing a little square, for a couple. Fifty for Gayle!!! 46 runs off his last 24 balls, his 38th fifty in ODIs

11.4

Umar Gul to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length from round the wicket on the off, pushed off the back foot towards mid off

11.5

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, no run, on a good length on the off stump, Chattergoon punches it to cover

11.6

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, 2 runs, short of a length on the off, attempts to pull it over mid wicket, does not connect well, gets a top-edge that falls well out of reach of square-leg. Two runs taken!!

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 72/0 (RR: 6.00)
S Chattergoon    15* (36b 2x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-18-0
CH Gayle    52* (37b 7x4 3x6)      Sohail Tanvir    6-1-18-0

12.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, back of a length again on the off stump, tries to pull it wide of mid on, fails to time it well

12.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, slower ball outside the off, Gayle gets on the back foot and slaps it down to mid off, again not timed as well as he would have liked

12.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, FOUR, full on off and middle, Gayle stays his ground and with a flick of the wrists, lofts it towards the deep mid wicket boundary for a four. That fell just inside the ropes

12.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, short of a length outside off, Gayle swats it down to mid off, who standing a lot straighter, and right on the edge of the circle

12.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, fuller on middle and leg, defended watchfully

12.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, slower ball on middle and leg, turned to short-fine leg

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 76/0 (RR: 5.84)
CH Gayle    56* (43b 8x4 3x6)      Sohail Tanvir    7-1-22-0
S Chattergoon    15* (36b 2x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-18-0

13.1

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, (no ball) 1 run, short outside the off, guided down to third man for a single.

free hit time

13.1

Umar Gul to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball on middle and off, Gayle goes for a mighty hit down the ground, gets the elevation but not the distance, lands in no-man's land between mid on and mid off.

13.2

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, no run, back of a length on leg stump and angling in towards middle, defended off the back foot back to the bowler

13.3

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, 2 runs, short on the off, chopped down wide of third man for a couple. Rauf runs well to his right to pull off a good diving stop.

13.4

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, no run, back of a length on middle stump, pushed wide of short extra-cover

13.5

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, no run, slower ball bowled from over the wicket outside off, guided straight to point

13.6

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, 1 run, bowled on a good length on the off, played wide of point for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) West Indies 82/0 (RR: 5.85)
S Chattergoon    19* (42b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-24-0
CH Gayle    57* (44b 8x4 3x6)      Sohail Tanvir    7-1-22-0

Abdur Rauf back into the attack. He's changed ends.

14.1

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, FOUR, Poor ball! pitched on a good length on leg stump, Chattergoon flicks it to the fine leg boundary.

14.2

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, FOUR, on a good length on the off, Chattergoon gets onto the back foot and pierces the gap between point and cover for his second consecutive boundary!! Third man had no chance there, that was well timed

14.3

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, pitched on a full length on leg stump and moving in a shade towards middle, defended watchfully on the front foot back to the bowler

14.4

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, worked away wide of mid on for a single

14.5

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, 1 run, full on middle and off, pushed wide of mid off for a single

14.6

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, worked away towards square leg for an easy single

End of over 15 (11 runs) West Indies 93/0 (RR: 6.20)
S Chattergoon    29* (47b 4x4)      Abdur Rauf    5-0-44-0
CH Gayle    58* (45b 8x4 3x6)      Umar Gul    3-0-24-0

Third powerplay taken. The West Indies have decided to take this one now. The batting side has the option of choosing a powerplay, according to the new rules

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Also, this was Gayle's 38th fifty and not his 53rd.

15.1

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, no run, short of a length on middle, mistimes a pull to mid on

15.2

Umar Gul to Chattergoon, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, no movement, worked away to fine leg for a single

15.3

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, full outside off stump, driven powerfully to mid off, can't get it past him, Gayle will feel a touch disappointed there

15.4

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, slower ball bowled from round the wicket on middle and off, Gayle watches it onto his bat and defends it on the off side

15.5

Umar Gul to Gayle, FOUR, short of a length outside off, cut away off the back foot to the point boundary

15.6

Umar Gul to Gayle, 1 run, full on middle and leg, clipped away uppishly towards deep mid wicket

End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 99/0 (RR: 6.18)
CH Gayle    63* (49b 9x4 3x6)      Umar Gul    4-0-30-0
S Chattergoon    30* (49b 4x4)      Abdur Rauf    5-0-44-0

16.1

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, Gayle opens the face and guides to point

16.2

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, FOUR, dropped That was pitched short on middle and leg, Gayle took a couple of steps forward and pulled it uppishly straight back past the bowler, who gets a finger to it but is not able to prevent a boundary.

16.3

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, SIX, full on middle and leg, Gayle stays in the crease, picks the length up, and deposits it over the long on boundary for a massive six

16.4

Abdur Rauf to Gayle, 1 leg bye, full outside leg stump, worked away towards fine leg.

16.5

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, 2 runs, short of a length on middle, Chattergoon oulls it over square leg, deep mid wicket runs to his right and keeps the batsmen down to two

16.6

Abdur Rauf to Chattergoon, no run, bowled back of a length on middle and off, played to backward point

End of over 17 (13 runs) West Indies 112/0 (RR: 6.58)
S Chattergoon    32* (51b 4x4)      Abdur Rauf    6-0-56-0
CH Gayle    73* (53b 10x4 4x6)      Umar Gul    4-0-30-0

Shoaib Malik brings himself on

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17.1

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up outside off and spinning away from the left hander, pushed wide of mid off for a single

17.2

Shoaib Malik to Chattergoon, no run, flighted on leg stump and spun in towards middle, Chattergoon tries to sweep it fine, gets an under-edge onto his pads

17.3

Shoaib Malik to Chattergoon, no run, pitches on a good length on middle, defended on the off side

17.4

Shoaib Malik to Chattergoon, 1 run, tossed up, pitched on a good length on leg stump, worked away towards square leg for a single

17.5

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, short of a good length outside off, guided to short third-man

17.6

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, flatter, pitches back of a length on leg stump, pushed wide of mid wicket for a single

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 115/0 (RR: 6.38)
CH Gayle    75* (56b 10x4 4x6)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-3-0
S Chattergoon    33* (54b 4x4)      Abdur Rauf    6-0-56-0

Spin from both ends. Afridi to bowl.

18.1

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, flat and quick on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

18.2

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 2 runs, that was an off-break, pitched short outside leg and spun in towards middle, whipped away wide of deep mid wicket for a couple

18.3

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, pitched fuller on leg stump and spinning towards middle, defended watchfully

18.4

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, finally a conventional leg-break, tossed up on the off stump, pushed to extra cover

18.5

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, SIX, big one!!! tossed up, pitches on a full length on middle and off, a length ball that, Gayle gets under it and deposits it over the deep mid wicket boundary for a huge six

18.6

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, pitched on a good length outside leg, swept to short fine leg

End of over 19 (9 runs) West Indies 124/0 (RR: 6.52)
CH Gayle    84* (62b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-9-0
S Chattergoon    33* (54b 4x4)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-3-0

19.1

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, flighted outside off, defended on the off side

19.2

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, gave it some more air this time, pitches full outside leg, swept to fine leg

19.3

Shoaib Malik to Chattergoon, OUT, flatter and slightly quicker through the air this time, pitched on a good length outside off, Chattergoon comes down the track and tries to loft it over mid on, does not time it well enough, the ball lobs up in the air and Khurram Manzoor takes a few steps back and takes a well judged catch.

S Chattergoon c Khurram Manzoor b Shoaib Malik 33 (82m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of a highly productive partnership. The-sixth best opening stand for the West Indies against Pakistan

19.4

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, pitched outside leg, worked away to mid wicket

Sarwan, the new batsman

19.5

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to point

19.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, FOUR, short and wide, Sarwan latches onto it, cuts it between point and cover, and Misbah-ul-Haq chases well but fails to prevent a boundary. Sarwan is off

End of over 20 (6 runs) West Indies 130/1 (RR: 6.50)
RR Sarwan    4* (2b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-9-1
CH Gayle    86* (65b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-9-0

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, tossed up outside off, Gayle pushes it straight to extra cover

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, on a good length outside off, Gayle tries to defend on the front foot, gets an inside edge, almost drags it onto the stumps

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, fuller on the pads, flicked away towards deep square leg

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, short of a good length on leg stump and spinning towards middle, Sarwan thinks of working it away on the leg side, but ultimately pushes it back uppishly towards the bowler

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, short of a good length on middle, pushed to mid wicket

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 2 runs, short outside the off, punched wide of deep extra cover for a couple

End of over 21 (3 runs) West Indies 133/1 (RR: 6.33)
RR Sarwan    6* (5b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-0
CH Gayle    87* (68b 10x4 5x6)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-9-1

21.1

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, flighted outside leg stump, played to short fine leg

21.2

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, shorter on the off, dropped on the off side for a quick single

21.3

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off, Sarwan gets outside the line and tries to work it towards mid wicket, is hit on the pads

21.4

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off yet again, played wide of mid wicket for a run

21.5

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 wide, wide outside off, left alone

21.5

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run

21.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, single towards mid wicket

End of over 22 (3 runs) West Indies 136/1 (RR: 6.18)
RR Sarwan    7* (9b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-12-1
CH Gayle    88* (70b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-0

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, shipped to deep mid wicket

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, full on the off, driven down the ground to long on

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, short of a length outside off, played to extra cover

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven to long off

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length outside off, driven on the back foot to long off

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point for a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) West Indies 141/1 (RR: 6.13)
RR Sarwan    10* (13b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-17-0
CH Gayle    90* (72b 10x4 5x6)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-12-1

23.1

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, on a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot back to the bowler

23.2

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, tossed up on off, worked away to mid wicket

23.3

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, swept to fine-leg

23.4

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, tossed up outside leg, spinning in towards middle, Gayle defends on the front foot

23.5

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, pitches on a good length on the off and spinning away, Gayle gets on the back foot and drives it to long off

23.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, on a good length outside off and spinning in, pushed wide of mid wicket for a single

End of over 24 (3 runs) West Indies 144/1 (RR: 6.00)
RR Sarwan    12* (17b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-15-1
CH Gayle    91* (74b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-17-0

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, FOUR, tossed up on middle, Sarwan makes room, takes it on the half volley and lofts it between long off and deep extra cover for a boundary

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, cut away wide of point for a single

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, pitched on a good length on leg stump, defended back to the bowler

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, flighted outside off, driven to extra cover

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, driven down the ground for a single towards long on

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, on a good length on middle and leg, turned away wide of short fine leg for a single

End of over 25 (7 runs) West Indies 151/1 (RR: 6.04)
RR Sarwan    18* (20b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-24-0
CH Gayle    92* (77b 10x4 5x6)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-15-1

25.1

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, doosra!! Pitched on the off and spun away from the right hander, chopped away wide of point for a single

25.2

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, tossed up on the off and spinning away, left alone

25.3

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, pitches on a good length on leg and spinning towards middle, played back to the bowler

25.4

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, tossed up on middle and off, pushed to extra cover

25.5

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, flighted on the off yet again, driven down the ground to long off for a single

25.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, flatter, quicker through the air, pitches on a full length outside off, driven to long off

End of over 26 (3 runs) West Indies 154/1 (RR: 5.92)
RR Sarwan    20* (22b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    5-0-18-1
CH Gayle    93* (81b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-24-0

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, on a good length on leg, played back to the bowler

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off, pitches short of a good length and tries to square cut it on the front foot, misses

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, flighted outside off, driven straight to extra cover

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, on a good length on middle and leg, turned away towards square leg

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed to long off

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, whipped away to deep square leg

End of over 27 (3 runs) West Indies 157/1 (RR: 5.81)
RR Sarwan    22* (27b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-27-0
CH Gayle    94* (82b 10x4 5x6)      Shoaib Malik    5-0-18-1

27.1

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, full toss on off stump, pushed to long on

27.2

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up, pitches on a good length, Gayle works it away to deep square leg

27.3

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 2 runs, short outside off, cut away wide of deep point for a couple

27.4

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted outside off, Sarwan gets outside the line and turns it wide of short fine leg for a quick single

27.5

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, no run, flat and quick, pitches full on middle stump, that was an arm ball, Gayle amost yorks himself and digs the ball out back to the bowler

27.6

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, short of a good length outside leg and spinning in, driven to deep mid wicket

End of over 28 (6 runs) West Indies 163/1 (RR: 5.82)
CH Gayle    96* (85b 10x4 5x6)      Shoaib Malik    6-0-24-1
RR Sarwan    26* (30b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-27-0

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long off

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted outside off, too wide, Sarwan reaches for it and pushes it to deep extra cover

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, pushed to point

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, driven to long on

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, short outside off, punched off the back foot to deep cover

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long off. Gayle on 99!!

End of over 29 (5 runs) West Indies 168/1 (RR: 5.79)
CH Gayle    99* (89b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-32-0
RR Sarwan    28* (32b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    6-0-24-1

29.1

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, century!!! flat and quick on leg stump, flicked wide of short fine leg for a single. 100 off just 90 balls

29.2

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, short and wide, punched to deep cover off the back foot

This is Gayle's 17th hundred!!

29.3

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up outside off, pushed wide of point

29.4

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, short outside off, Sarwan keeps the deep cover fielder busy again

29.5

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, short outside leg, worked away to deep mid wicket

29.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, tossed up, short of a length outside off, Sarwan tries to cut that wide of point, misses

End of over 30 (5 runs) West Indies 173/1 (RR: 5.76)
RR Sarwan    30* (35b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    7-0-29-1
CH Gayle    102* (92b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-32-0

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off, defended

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, bowled flatter, on a good length on the off, dropped short of the cover fielder for a single

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run, short outside off, pushed to cover off the back foot for a quick single

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, flicked towards deep square leg

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run, an off break, bowled short on middle stump, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 31 (4 runs) West Indies 177/1 (RR: 5.70)
CH Gayle    104* (95b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-36-0
RR Sarwan    32* (38b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    7-0-29-1

31.1

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, short outside off, pushed back to the bowler

31.2

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, FOUR, good length on off and middle, swept in front of deep mid wicket for a boundary.

31.3

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, short outside off, tries to guide to third man, misses

31.4

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, flat and quick outside off, pushed to extra cover

31.5

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, on a good length on middle and leg, pushed wide of Malik, but no single taken

31.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, on a good length outside off, worked away wide of mid wicket

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 182/1 (RR: 5.68)
RR Sarwan    37* (44b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    8-0-34-1
CH Gayle    104* (95b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-36-0

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 wide, wide outside off, left alone, given a wide

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 2 runs, short outside off, cut away behind point, Fawad Lam rockets in a good throw from the deep towards the non-strikers end, Afridi takes down the stumps but Gayle is comfortably back for the second

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, short outside off, too close to cut, Sarwan tries to play it behind point, misses

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, no run

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Gayle, 1 run

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, 1 run, pushed to sweeper cover

End of over 33 (6 runs) West Indies 188/1 (RR: 5.69)
RR Sarwan    41* (48b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-42-0
CH Gayle    105* (97b 10x4 5x6)      Shoaib Malik    8-0-34-1

33.1

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, worked away to deep mid wicket

33.2

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 2 runs, short on leg stump, pulled away wide of long on, but a diving stop prevents a boundary. Two taken

33.3

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, driven to long on

33.4

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, worked away behind square leg

33.5

Shoaib Malik to Gayle, 1 run, cut away to deep point

33.6

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, no run, tossed up outside off, defended on the front foot

End of over 34 (6 runs) West Indies 194/1 (RR: 5.70)
RR Sarwan    43* (51b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    9-0-40-1
CH Gayle    109* (100b 10x4 5x6)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-42-0

Gayle scored his 17th ODI century

Umar Gul back into the attack

34.1

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, short outside off, slapped off the back foot straight to mid off

34.2

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, pitches short of a good length on the off and angling in, tries to whip it towards square leg, hit on the thighs

34.3

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, dropped, he puts down a dolly!!! That pitched short of a good length on middle, Gayle tries to work that one away towards mid wicket, gets the leading edge back to the bowler, Gul makes an absolute mess of it

34.4

Umar Gul to Gayle, FOUR, pitched short of a good length on middle and off, Gayle makes room and swats that one powerfully past the bowler, deflects off Gul's foot to the long off boundary.

34.5

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, bouncer!! Gayle ducks

34.6

Umar Gul to Gayle, OUT, gone!!! That dropped chance did not prove costly. That was fuller on middle and leg, Gayle gets on the back foot and clips it uppishly straight to mid wicket, where Shahid Afridi takes a straightforward catch. Gayle timed that one very well, but did not get the elevation. He walks back for a superb 113!!

CH Gayle c Shahid Afridi b Umar Gul 113 (128m 106b 11x4 5x6) SR: 106.60

End of over 35 (4 runs) West Indies 198/2 (RR: 5.65)
     Umar Gul    5-0-34-1
RR Sarwan    43* (51b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    9-0-40-1

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35.1

Shoaib Malik to Sarwan, 1 run, tossed up outside the off, Saran gets on the front foot and pushes it wide of point for a single

Chanderpaul to face

35.2

Shoaib Malik to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended

35.3

Shoaib Malik to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, flighted outside leg stump, swept wide of short-fine leg for a couple

35.4

Shoaib Malik to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended

35.5

Shoaib Malik to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted outside leg, flicked straight to square leg

35.6

Shoaib Malik to Chanderpaul, no run, on a good length on leg stump, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 201/2 (RR: 5.58)
S Chanderpaul    2* (5b)      Shoaib Malik    10-0-43-1
RR Sarwan    44* (52b 3x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-34-1

36.1

Umar Gul to Sarwan, FOUR, short outside off, Sarwan makes a bit of room and cuts it wide of third man for a boundary

36.2

Umar Gul to Sarwan, 1 wide, bouncer, too high, given a wide

36.2

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, beaten!! that pitched on a good length on the off stump and moved away, Sarwan tries to push it towards the covers off the back foot, misses

36.3

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed to cover

36.4

Umar Gul to Sarwan, FOUR, short outside off yet again, Gul pitching too short here, cut away powerfully between cover and point for a boundary. Sarwan brings up his fifty!!

36.5

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, pitched on a good length on middle, Sarwan drops it on the off side, thinks of a single, but it isn't there.

36.6

Umar Gul to Sarwan, 3 runs, full outside off, Sarwan gives himself some room and drives it beautifully between long off and deep extra cover, three taken

End of over 37 (12 runs) West Indies 213/2 (RR: 5.75)
RR Sarwan    55* (58b 5x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-46-1
S Chanderpaul    2* (5b)      Shoaib Malik    10-0-43-1

Afridi to bowl

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, flighted outside leg stump, turned away to short fine leg

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, flicked to short-fine yet again

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Sarwan, OUT, given out caught-behind!!! That was flat and quick outside leg stump, Sarwan tries to work that one in the direction of short-fine leg yet again, gets the thinnest of edge down the leg side, and Akmal moves to his left to take a good catch. An unfortunate way to get out.

RR Sarwan c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 55 (59m 61b 5x4 0x6) SR: 90.16

Xavier Marshall walks in

37.4

Shahid Afridi to Marshall, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, pushed back uppishly wide of Shahid Afridi for a single towards long on

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Chanderpaul, no run, that was tossed up, pitched on a good length on the off and spinning away from the left hander, a googly,is struck on the pads on the back foot, but that was missing off

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short outside off, punched to sweeper cover

End of over 38 (2 runs) West Indies 215/3 (RR: 5.65)
S Chanderpaul    3* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-44-1
XM Marshall    1* (1b)      Umar Gul    6-0-46-1

38.1

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, short outside off, Chanderpaul chops it wide of point for a couple

38.2

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, short on middle and off, pulled away wide of deep mid wicket but a diving stop prevents a boundary and restricts the batsmen down to a couple

38.3

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length on the off, pulled in front of the wicket, down to long on

38.4

Umar Gul to Marshall, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, dropped on the off side for a quick single

38.5

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on a good length outside off, turned wide of mid wicket for a single

38.6

Umar Gul to Marshall, no run, on a good length outside off, defended to extra cover

End of over 39 (7 runs) West Indies 222/3 (RR: 5.69)
XM Marshall    2* (3b)      Umar Gul    7-0-53-1
S Chanderpaul    9* (11b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-44-1

39.1

Shahid Afridi to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tossed up outside leg, turned to deep square leg

39.2

Shahid Afridi to Marshall, no run, flatter on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Marshall, no run, tossed up on the off yet again, comes forward to defend

39.4

Shahid Afridi to Marshall, no run, short of a good length outside off, guided to point

39.5

Shahid Afridi to Marshall, no run, dropped, that was short of a good length outside off, Marshall gets onto the back foot to punch it wide of the covers, gets an outside edge and Akmal spills a regulation chance!!

39.6

Shahid Afridi to Marshall, no run, tossed up outside off, defended

End of over 40 (1 run) West Indies 223/3 (RR: 5.57)
XM Marshall    2* (8b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-45-1
S Chanderpaul    10* (12b)      Umar Gul    7-0-53-1

Rauf comes into bowl

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40.1

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length outside off, Chanderpaul tries to guide that one down to third man, gets an under-edge on the bounce to the keeper

40.2

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, fuller on the pads this time, driven to a widish long on for a couple

40.3

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short outside the off, Chanderpaul cuts that one away wide of third man for a boundary. Wrong line!!

40.4

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, no run, on a good length on the off stump, pushed to the covers

40.5

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on a good length on the off, pushed towards cover for a single

40.6

Abdur Rauf to Marshall, 1 run, on a good length outside off, guided down to third-man for a single

End of over 41 (8 runs) West Indies 231/3 (RR: 5.63)
XM Marshall    3* (9b)      Abdur Rauf    7-0-64-0
S Chanderpaul    17* (17b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-45-1

41.1

Fawad Alam to Marshall, FOUR, starts with a full toss on middle stump, Marshall swings that one over deep mid wicket for boundary. The umpire signalled a six initially but replays indicated that the ball fell just short of the ropes

41.2

Fawad Alam to Marshall, FOUR, full on the leg stump, driven powerfully wide of long on for another boundary

41.3

Fawad Alam to Marshall, FOUR, three in a row!!1 flat outside off, Marshall gets on the back foot and swats that wide of extra cover and long on for a boundary!! Alam is bleeding runs here

41.4

Fawad Alam to Marshall, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, lofted over the bowlers end and on the bounce to long on for a single

41.5

Fawad Alam to Chanderpaul, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, driven to long on for a single

41.6

Fawad Alam to Marshall, 1 run, pitched on middle and leg, tries to work that one away on the leg side, gets a leading edge towards extra cover

End of over 42 (15 runs) West Indies 246/3 (RR: 5.85)
XM Marshall    17* (14b 3x4)      Fawad Alam    1-0-15-0
S Chanderpaul    18* (18b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    7-0-64-0

42.1

Abdur Rauf to Marshall, no run, short on middle and leg, Marshall comes down the track to pull it over mid wicket, misses. Rauf saw him come down the track and pitched it short

42.2

Abdur Rauf to Marshall, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, swatted down the ground to long off

42.3

Abdur Rauf to Marshall, FOUR, short again on middle stump, Marshall pulls this one away wide of long on for a boundary. That was hit powerfully!

42.4

Abdur Rauf to Marshall, no run, low full toss on off stump, slower ball that one, played on the off side, no run taken

42.5

Abdur Rauf to Marshall, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, driven uppishly to long on

42.6

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed straight to extra cover

End of over 43 (7 runs) West Indies 253/3 (RR: 5.88)
S Chanderpaul    18* (19b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    8-0-71-0
XM Marshall    24* (19b 4x4)      Fawad Alam    1-0-15-0

43.1

Umar Gul to Marshall, no run, bowled full on off and middle, driven straight to mid wicket

43.2

Umar Gul to Marshall, 2 runs, short of a good length outside off, swung away wide of long on for a couple

43.3

Umar Gul to Marshall, OUT, bowled 'im!! That was a slower ball outside off, Marshall makes room and tries to pull that one over mid wicket, gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Important wicket that!!

XM Marshall b Umar Gul 26 (27m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

Carlton Baugh walks in

43.4

Umar Gul to Baugh, 1 run, full outside off, opens the face and guides that one to deep point

43.5

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, on a good length outside off, Chanderpaul looks to work that one away on the leg side, misses and the ball gets to the keeper on the bounce

43.6

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, slower ball on leg stump, played back to the bowler

End of over 44 (3 runs) West Indies 256/4 (RR: 5.81)
S Chanderpaul    18* (21b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-56-2
CS Baugh    1* (1b)      Abdur Rauf    8-0-71-0

44.1

Abdur Rauf to Baugh, no run, beaten!! pitched short of a good length on the off and moving away, looks to run that one down to third man, misses

44.2

Abdur Rauf to Baugh, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, gets on the back foot and punches that one down to long on

44.3

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short of a good length outside off, Chanderpaul runs that one down well wide of a squarish third man for a welcome boundary!!

44.4

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length on the off, looks to pull that wide of mid wicket, mistimes it back to the bowler

44.5

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, no run, full outside leg and coming in just a touch, looks to drive that one towards mid wicket, is struck on the pads

44.6

Abdur Rauf to Chanderpaul, 1 run, low full toss on the off stump, driven to long off

End of over 45 (6 runs) West Indies 262/4 (RR: 5.82)
S Chanderpaul    23* (25b 2x4)      Abdur Rauf    9-0-77-0
CS Baugh    2* (3b)      Umar Gul    8-0-56-2

Tanvir back in to bowl

45.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

45.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on a good length outside off, dropped on the off side for a quick single

45.2

Sohail Tanvir to Baugh, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided down to third man for a single

45.3

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, no run, on a good length on the off stump, Chanderpaul drops it on the off side and runs down the wicket to steal a single, Tanvir, however, gets to the ball quickly and flips it back towards the stumps but misses them by a whisker. Chanderpaul would have been out had that hit

45.4

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, SIX, what a shot!! that pitched full outside off, Chanderpaul gets down on one knee and paddles it over the fine leg boundary.

45.5

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, 1 wide, short outside off, too high, given a wide

45.5

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, played behind square leg for a single

45.6

Sohail Tanvir to Baugh, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg bowled from round the wicket, Baugh somehow manages to get the bat down in time and dig it out to long on

End of over 46 (12 runs) West Indies 274/4 (RR: 5.95)
CS Baugh    4* (5b)      Sohail Tanvir    8-1-34-0
S Chanderpaul    31* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    9-0-77-0

46.1

Umar Gul to Baugh, 1 run, slower ball bowled full outside off, sliced away to deep point

46.2

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on a good length on middle and leg, walks across to work it towards square leg, gets a thick outside edge to point

46.3

Umar Gul to Baugh, no run, bouncer on middle, Baugh looks to pull, misses

46.4

Umar Gul to Baugh, OUT, gone!! that was bowled full on middle and leg, Baugh looks to turn that towards square leg, gets the leading edge and Shoaib Malik who's standing at the edge of the circle at mid wicket takes a good catch stretching to his left

CS Baugh c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul 5 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Brendan Nash comes in to bat

46.5

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, full outside leg, almost yorker length, Chanderpaul walks across to lay it towards square leg, is struck on the pads, scrambles a leg bye

46.6

Umar Gul to Nash, FOUR, shot!! That was pitched full outside off, Nash plays a text-book drive wide of mid off for a boundary.

End of over 47 (7 runs) West Indies 281/5 (RR: 5.97)
BP Nash    4* (1b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-62-3
S Chanderpaul    32* (31b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    8-1-34-0

47.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, FOUR, full on middle and leg, Chanderpaul comes down the track and lofts it between long on and deep mid wicket for a four!!

47.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chanderpaul, OUT, slower ball outside off, bowled full, Chanderpaul falis to pick and goes through with his attempted loft over mid off, the ball lobs up in the air and Salman Butt takes an easy catch

S Chanderpaul c Salman Butt b Sohail Tanvir 36 (63m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

The Windies will be looking for a score of above 300 here.

47.3

Sohail Tanvir to Nash, no run, Yorker on middle and off, dug out back to the bowler

47.4

Sohail Tanvir to Nash, no run, slower ball outside off yet again, played to point who prevents a single

47.5

Sohail Tanvir to Nash, 1 run, short outside off, makes room and upper cuts that one down to third man for a single

47.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump from round the wicket, turned to deep square leg

End of over 48 (6 runs) West Indies 287/6 (RR: 5.97)
JE Taylor    1* (1b)      Sohail Tanvir    9-1-40-1
BP Nash    5* (4b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-62-3

48.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, on a good length on middle and leg, dropped on the on-side for a quick single

48.2

Umar Gul to Nash, 1 run, slower ball on middle, pushed back uppishly wide of the bowler for a single

48.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, bouncer on leg stump, looks to pull that one away, misses

48.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, short on the middle yet again, looks to swing it away in the direction of square leg, fails to connect yet again

48.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to long off for a single

48.6

Umar Gul to Nash, 1 run, full outside off, makes room and drives it down the ground to long off

End of over 49 (4 runs) West Indies 291/6 (RR: 5.93)
BP Nash    7* (6b 1x4)      Umar Gul    10-0-66-3
JE Taylor    3* (5b)      Sohail Tanvir    9-1-40-1

Last over coming up!!

49.1

Sohail Tanvir to Nash, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, bowled full, guided down to third man, Nash tries to scramble back for the second, Gul rockets in a good throw and Akmal takes off the bails. The appeal is referred but Nash, who dives full length, is safe

49.2

Sohail Tanvir to Nash, 1 leg bye, that was pitched on a good length on off and middle, Nash walks across and tries to work it wide of the short-fine leg fielder, misses, is struck on the pads, and the batsmen scramble a leg bye

49.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, OUT, bowled 'im!!! That was pitched full on a good length on middle bowled from round the wicket, a slower ball, Taylor fails to pick it and goes for a wild swing over mid wicket, misses it completely and the middle stump is out of the ground!!

JE Taylor b Sohail Tanvir 3 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.4

Sohail Tanvir to Powell, OUT, bowled im!!, he's on a hat-trick!! the middle stump takes a beating once again!! That was full, Darren Powell tries to drive it towards long off, misses, and is comprehensively bowled

DBL Powell b Sohail Tanvir 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.5

Sohail Tanvir to Miller, no run, that was full and wide outside off, the batsman reaches for it, misses

49.6

Sohail Tanvir to Miller, OUT, run out full and wide outside off, tries to reach for it, misses. The batsmen try to scramble a quick single but Akmal throws down the stumps to find Nash short of his ground.

BP Nash run out 9 (17m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Join us soon for the Pakistan run-chase.

Pakistan have taken some timely wickets at the end to keep West Indies under 300. Chris Gayle was going strong during his 113 and West Indies looked set for a score of well above 300, given their solid start, and the opening pair putting on 125. But Sohail Tanvir, who took 3 for 42, and Umar Gul, who was a touch expensive with figures of 3 for 66, but captured the all-important wicket of Chris Gayle, struck at the right time to ensure the Windies did not bat them out of the game. The pitch is a good one for batting, so Pakistan are in with a chance, but with the track also providing bowlers with a bit of purchase, particularly with the bounce and carry, the West Indian bowlers would welcome the 294-run cushion they have been provided by their batsmen.

End of over 50 (3 runs) West Indies 294/9
NO Miller    0* (2b)      Sohail Tanvir    10-1-42-3
     Umar Gul    10-0-66-3
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Nov 12, 2008

A big crowd turned up for the first one-dayer, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi, November 12, 2008

A big crowd turned up for the first one-dayer

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Nov 12, 2008

The Ebony steel band pose for the cameras, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi, November 12, 2008

The Ebony steel band pose for the cameras

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