Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.4 keeps hitting into the wind. Gone. The last short-arm pull beat the deep midwicket to his left, and reached the rope on the half-volley, but this one isn't that well placed and has stood up in the wind. Simmons takes a smart catch the boundary. Can't say the same about the batting 7/1
    1.4 this is not smart batting at all. Shehzad knows the two men in the deep are long-on and deep midwicket, and he still goes long-on. All he manages to do is offer a low catch to Pollard at long-on 10/2
    4.5 looks like a soft dismissal but you can see what Hafeez was doing here. He picked the carrom ball, which shortish and widish. He tried to late-cut it, but failed to keep it down and cut him straight to short third man 45/3
    11.1 Samuels has got him. Amin has walked past one. Those easy boundary balls dried up, and Amin has thrown it away. Not sure he needed to. The asking rate was in control. Down the wicket to try to drive him wide of long-off, and doesn't reach the pitch of the ball, which turns past the bat to leave him stranded 86/5
    8.2 Sammy - who else, really? - turns it around for West Indies in the field. You couldn't imagine any other man turning this lethargic fielding effort around. Short of a length, Akmal is deep inside the crease as he pushes this towards short midwicket. He still goes for the single, Sammy has about one-and-a-half stumps to aim at. He hits. Akmal is out 77/4
    14.6 wicket No. 2 for Gabriel. Pollard does his bit in the field. Not the smartest of the shots. This is the highest short ball Gabriel has bowled. Azam is nowhere near being in control of it, but goes ahead with the hook. Pollard charges in from deep square leg, and takes a low catch diving forward. This has been a match of gifts and return gifts. Still going on 116/6
    18.2 Gabriel gives Sammy the wicket, but is it too late? Length ball outside off, Afridi can see the end of the match there, and he goes hard at it. Except he gets too under it, and skies it towards long-off where Bravo calls early and Sammy stays away. Good fielding under pressure 145/7
    not out
    19.5 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 152/8
    not out
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    158/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.90)
    Did not bat: Mohammad Irfan
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Nasir Jamshed, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (Ahmed Shehzad, 1.4 ov), 3-45 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.5 ov), 4-77 (Umar Akmal, 8.2 ov), 5-86 (Umar Amin, 11.1 ov), 6-116 (Hammad Azam, 14.6 ov), 7-145 (Shahid Afridi, 18.2 ov), 8-152 (Saeed Ajmal, 19.5 ov)
    ST Gabriel4.0044311.00105160
    S Badree3.002719.0096000
    SP Narine4.002416.00122100
    TL Best4.002406.0082010
    MN Samuels4.003318.25113200
    DJG Sammy1.00404.0020000

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