Player of the Match
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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NO Miller
51(57) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 31 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
10 0 1 8 18 11 0 3
Umar Akmal
41(51) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 0 7 6 7 6 9 3

Best performances - Bowlers

GC Tonge
O10
M3
R25
W4
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
Mohammad Amir
O7
M1
R24
W3
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

23 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 2, West Indies 0

Pakistan have had to endure a few anxious moments today before completing their win. They will be thrilled with the manner in which their fast-bowling department performed today (making you wonder whether Mohammad Asif will get a place in the XI). Equally heartening will be the young Umar Akmal's display. He showed an ability to adapt his game according to the situation, leaving plenty of deliveries during Gavin Tonge's fantastic spell. Winning with nearly 20 overs to spare will also boost their net run-rate, something which could be a factor in deciding which team progresses from Group A.

For West Indies, Nikita Miller's batting effort and Gavin Tonge's superb bowling bodes well, and the manner in which the entire team fought despite the batting failure are pluses.

Post-match presentation:

Floyd Reifer says he doesn't regret the decision to bat first. "I would like to congratulate Miller, Tonge bowled well, and our bowling and fielding as a unit was very good.

"Somebody in the top four has to score a hundred, if we are to compete."

Shahid Afridi "I think the guys bowled very well, they showed great maturity ... I just told Umar just play positive, don't bother about the wicket. I love bravehearts, and that's why I like him." He says the opening batting and the fielding are areas where Pakistan need to improve.

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match." I didn't feel any pressure, I just maintained a positive attitude, as the seniors in the team advised."

That's it from us at Cricinfo. Thanks for tuning in, I'll be back for tomorrow's game between South Africa and New Zealand. Till then, it's bye from me, Siddarth Ravindran

30.4
1w
Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, Best's poor day ends with another wide down the leg side which gives Pakistan victory
30.3
0
Best to Shahid Afridi, no run, a superb yorker from Best, Afridi manages to dig it out towards the bowler
30.2
0
Best to Shahid Afridi, no run, Afridi punches the ball towards cover, thinks of a single but then decides against it
30.2
1w
Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, Best has struggled with his line and length all day, and he sends down yet another wide down the leg side to level the teams' scores
30.1
4
Best to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi shows he has touch as well, opening the face and dabbing delivery from outside off to the third man boundary

END OF OVER:
30 | 4 Runs | PAK: 128/5 (6 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 0.30)

  • Umar Akmal41 (51b)
  • Shahid Afridi13 (22b)
  • DJG Sammy7-0-29-0
  • TL Best6-0-44-0
29.6
0
Sammy to Umar Akmal, no run, chases a wide delivery outside off but doesn't make contact

One stroke away from victory now Pakistan

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130.000
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.370
PAK3214-0.680
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798