Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
75(112) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 4 0 2 0
LMP Simmons
75(86) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 4 1 1 0 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R36
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JO Holder
O10.0
M0
R40
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 14 Runs | WI: 229/9

  • JO Holder19 (9b)
  • KAJ Roach6 (5b)
  • Wahab Riaz10-1-63-1
  • Junaid Khan10-1-54-3

Presentation time:

Misbah: "The way Holder played he took the game away. In the last over we bowled too many full deliveries. I thought 229 was a fightable total, but in the end we missed a couple of tricks. There were a lot of dot balls (in our innings), I thought we were 30 runs short."

Bravo: "I'm also disappointed, this was a game we were supposed to win. It should never have reached that situation, leaving it to the lower order, given the number of batsmen we have. At this level, the number of dot balls in our innings was unacceptable. We need to come up with a plan to cut down on that, back to the drawing board. All in all I was happy with our bowling, we kept them to 229, we had to expect that knock from Akmal. Sunil and Jason had no choice but to go for their shots."

Misbah and Lendl Simmons will share the Man of the Match award.

Misbah: "The ball was gripping, not coming onto the bat."

Simmons: "Thought it was a good batting wicket. Didn't get many big scores in the last two games. We wanted to rotate the strike. Good performance from Sunil and Jason."

That's it from us here. I suppose many of you are still in shock. Those in Pakistan and this corner of the world may not sleep for a while! It's 3AM as I write. Thanks for your company. We'll see you again for the 4th ODI on Sunday. Cheers!

End of match: Jailbreak for West Indies! Pakistan are shell shocked to say the least because this was their game to lose before the last over commenced. With 15 to defend, you will always back yourself. If there's one person you shouldn't be standing next to right now, it's Whatmore. He was fuming after Wahab conceded that six. West Indies feel like they have won this. Pakistan are dejected. You have to feel for them.

Quite a few have commented on that short run during the Pakistan innings.

Uzair: "That one run short called incorrectly by the umpire is the difference here."

Cheema: "Now who is going to correct that mistake by the umpire who called it a short run when it wasn't when Akmal and Riaz were batting in the first inning."

Mazher Arshad has this eerie stat: "This is Pakistan's second tied match in the last two months. Margin to defend in last over was same in both -15!"

Rameez Raja says he would have given the last over to Hafeez instead of Wahab.

49.6
2
Wahab Riaz to Holder, 2 runs, and it's a tie would you believe it! Wahab aims to pitch it fuller on the stumps and doesn't quite succeed, Holder swings and he gets a thick edge that goes past the keeper and races to third man, the throw from Junaid was to the keeper Akmal who didn't collect it at all, not sure what went wrong with Akmal because it wasn't exactly the worst throw

Dav Whatmore was fuming, plenty of fielders gather around Wahab

49.5
6
Wahab Riaz to Holder, SIX runs, hang on! Holder knocks off 6 of those! Wahab bowling length, Holder makes room and carves that clean over extra cover, seriously that was not a fluke hit from a No.11, it was a genuine shot

9 to get off 2

49.4
0
Wahab Riaz to Holder, no run, some respite for Wahab as he shortens the length down the leg side and Holder swings and misses
49.3
4
Wahab Riaz to Holder, FOUR runs, oh well six off the over already! Wahab goes over the wicket and pitches it up, Holder makes room and drives crisply wide of cover, for some reason the boundaries are not as protected as they should be

WI FAN: "Would be a miracle if Holder or Roach pulled a Dhoni!"

49.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Roach, 1 run, that was quite a clean strike by Roach but Misbah was alert at cover to cut that off
49.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Holder, 1 run, close call for Pakistan first up as Holder gets on outside edge past the keeper, third man is more fine so he could cut that off

Wahab has 15 to defend

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
75(112) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 4 0 2 0
LMP Simmons
75(86) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 4 1 1 0 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R36
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JO Holder
O10.0
M0
R40
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF