Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
49(36) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 0 3 1 7 3
Umar Amin
47(34) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 9 4 15 2

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Gabriel
O4.0
M0
R44
W3
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Zulfiqar Babar
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 158/8

  • Zulfiqar Babar13 (17b)
  • Junaid Khan0 (0b)
  • MN Samuels4-0-33-1
  • ST Gabriel4-0-44-3

That's all from the first Twenty20 international of the series. Do join us for the season-ender tomorrow. Same time, same place

Quotes from the presentation
"We gave away too many runs in the Powerplay," says Darren Sammy. "We still have to learn how to do it. I believed in Gabriel's extra pace, and thought he could get Afridi out. He did get him out, but a bit too late. We batted like champions, but this time our bowlers didn't back up our batsmen."

"It's a great effort by the players," says Mohammad Hafeez. "Really happy to see their desire to win. Really happy with the contribution of the two debutants, and then Mr Afridi. It was a tough chase, but the positive intent was there. Really happy to say there."

"I am very happy," says Shahid Afridi, the Man of the Match. "I think the way Mohammad Hafeez is leading the team, it is very good. I should give my award to Zulfiqar Babar: he bowled well, fielded well, batted well. And Umar Amin too."

You're nearly 35, you finally get the Pakistan cap, and what do you do? Three wickets including Samuels', and then score 13 nerveless runs when all around you are losing their head. A tip of the hat to you, sir. And so to Afridi too. He came and smacked the first ball he faced for a six after which he settled down into a largely sensible chase of 153, and left only eight short

However, on this pitch, you shouldn't be losing after scoring 152. The West Indies bowlers were poor, fielding worse, and captaincy questionable. Possibly that's what T20 pressure does to you. We hope to find out more when Sammy and Hafeez speak at the presentation, so do stick around

Randy: "After Bravo's horrible captaincy, Sammy was starting to look increasingly appealing. Then he goes and underbowls himself as usual to remind me why I wanted him gone in the first place...."

"Jamsheds controversy SIX may be the key thing for WI...if it is FOUR the things might be different..well done babar..." Kajini, don't forget the last ball of the West Indies' innings, when possibly every non-striker other than Sunil Narine would have taken two runs. And Gayle's fielding too

19.6
6
Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, SIX runs, oh Babar. What a debut. What a player. Samuels keeps darting them in, but this one is a low full toss, and Babar has got under this to clear the infield. What's more? This has cleared the long-off boundary

What a finish. It is raining. One run required off the last ball

19.5
W
Samuels to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, the game is alive still. Ajmal drives and runs. Straight to mid-off it has gone. Simmons lets it rip, and finds Ajmal short. At least AJmal has given Babar the strike
19.4
1lb
Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 leg bye, scores are level. Afridi lightens up finally. Fired into the pads at 120ks, but they steal a leg-bye. Ajmal does his job by responding to the call. Sammy from short midwicket wants to do under-arm it, but Ajmal is between him and the throw. Ajmal hasn't changed his direction, though
19.3
0
Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, darted outside off. Beats the big drive

Rain is falling, field is coming up

19.2
0
Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, another dart. This time a yorker. Clipped to square leg. No single available
19.1
4
Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, FOUR runs, that's the game. What a debut, sir. Babar has snatches this. Quick length ball on off. Samuels just darted it in. He drove, drove with an open face, and it cleared cover

Samuels it is. Super Over not ruled out here. And I think it might be raining too. All happening here

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
49(36) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 0 3 1 7 3
Umar Amin
47(34) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 9 4 15 2

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Gabriel
O4.0
M0
R44
W3
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Zulfiqar Babar
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF