Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The spinners strangled West Indies, who limped to 221 before Pakistan batted serenely to achieve the target without any fuss.

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony

Sammy: "We dug ourselves into a hole when the spinners were bowling. we have to come better in the next game. i was surprised to see the spin and bounce in this wicket; we have to work in nets and come back on monday. We need to show more intent. We need more work in the nets with Dessie (desmond haynes). We will look to improve. We didnt get line and length, too many boundary balls .."

Afridi: "When Sammy said he wanted to bat, I was very happy. The boys did a great job. I did expect the pitch to turn; there was moisture on it and I know my boys are capable of doing it. Wahab is very talented; He did well agianst India ... he should be more focussed on his bowling;. Misbah proved that he is still alive and doing a great job!"

Man of the match is Hafeez: "I am doing hard work in the nets with the coaches. I am grateful to the coaches. The role given to me .. the captain is using me well. i try to restrict the batsman and I am getting the wickets with that. I just want to continue this form and contribute to the team. I am very happy that the team is doing well."

That's it from us/. Alvida!

Roach to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Shafiq decides to turn into umar Akmal for fun and has a big heave to the leg side and edges it to third man. Pakistan complete a comprehensive victory here.
Roach to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, angling in, flicked away to the deep to collect two more and tie up the score.
Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, leans forward to play this to the leg side for a single

41 | 5 Runs | PAK: 218/2 (4 runs required from 51 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 0.44)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq72 (89b)
  • Asad Shafiq58 (74b)
  • DJ Bravo8-1-36-0
  • KAJ Roach9-0-54-0
DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short in length, cut down to third man

Sabeen: "@Ahad I kinda think Pakistan need a combination of Akmal's and Shafiq's styles. Akmal is perfect for the last few overs and the batting powerplay. He adds excitement to the line up specially when Afridi isn't performing with the bat."

DJ Bravo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short in length, dabbed towards square-leg for a single
DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, drives this to long-on for a single
DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish delivery, cut to point
DJ Bravo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket for a single

Ahad: "if only asad could teach some of that coolness and that application to umar akmal, this pakistan middle-order could be one to look out for!"

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, flicked away for a single

Just 9 more now.

40 | 4 Runs | PAK: 213/2 (9 runs required from 51 balls, RR: 5.32, RRR: 0.90)

  • Asad Shafiq56 (72b)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq69 (85b)
  • KAJ Roach9-0-54-0
  • DJ Bravo7-1-31-0
Roach to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets back to defend the short of length delivery
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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st68Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
2nd20Mohammad HafeezAsad Shafiq
3rd134Misbah-ul-HaqAsad Shafiq