Player of the Match
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207dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies overcome Misbah heroics

After the high-scoring opening match in Cardiff, there was a low-scoring nail-biter at The Oval with West Indies securing a priceless two-wicket victory

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
96(127) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 34 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 12 8 14 11 13 10 19
Nasir Jamshed
50(93) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 10 4 4 8 4 3 16

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O10
M4
R28
W3
Eco2.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Irfan
O9
M0
R32
W3
Eco3.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

That's all then from tonight. Thanks for joining us, and we hope for more such low-scoring thrillers

Quotes from the presentation
"The plan was to see off the new ball," says Misbah-ul-Haq. "but we did oppositely. Credit goes to them too, they bowled well. With nasir and I, we could have gone to 240-250, but some bad shots and we kept on losing wickets. If you are set, you can't make mistake, otherwise your team suffers. The century doesn't matter. Runs matter only if the team wins. Really happy with the way the bowlers bowled. Everybody bowled their hearts out. We need to rectify the small mistakes. Everybody who made the little mistakes need to say they could have done better."

"Tough situation," says Dwayne Bravo. "Lot of credit to the boys. Kemat set the stone, backed up by Rampaul and Narine. yes it was a close match but it is important to get the nerves out of the way. We didn't want Pakistan to bowl first, because there would be moisture and movement. They bowled really well in the chase too, but credit to the boys. Words can't explain how it felt. Last time Chris Gayle mentioned in the meeting that The Oval is like a home game. We were outnumbered by the Pakistan fans, but we enjoyed it."

"Wanted to pitch the ball up and let the ball do the work," says Kemar Roach, the Man of the Match. "It's great to win the first match. The guys are relieved. Pakistan are a tough side to pay against. Definitely my rhythm was on today. I am proud of myself and the team."

What a superb match we have had here. Roach punches the air and keeps running. He is rightly jubilant. Both sides bowled well here. Roach at the start, followed by repair work by Misbah and Jamshed. The latter threw it away, but Misbah batted until the end with an unbeaten 96 out of a total of 170. he could have easily played just for his hundred, but he kept turning down singes with the last man in.

The chase was exciting with the Pakistan bowlers defending this in a possessed manner. There was a lot of good short-pitched bowling and spin, but the West Indies batsmen made enough small contributions to edge ahead in the end. We will bring the presentation quotes soon

40.4
4
Junaid Khan to Roach, FOUR runs, how fitting that Roach has finished it all. Length ball outside off, Roach square-drives it over point for the winning runs. That to go with his 10-4-28-3

Over the wicket now

40.3
1
Junaid Khan to Ramdin, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, drops it to leg and takes a single

Nitin Chaudhary: "Time to hit winning runs and show what u got in your pocket Ramdin."

40.2
1
Junaid Khan to Roach, 1 run, Malik adds a lazy attempt at point to his golden duck. The misfield not only gives them one, but it takes Roach off strike too

Roach on strike now. Junaid goes round the stumps

40.1
1
Junaid Khan to Ramdin, 1 run, short of a length, cut away to third man for one

Junaid Khan into the attack now. Will he go round the stumps? No he won't. over the wicket with a slip in

END OF OVER:
40 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 165/8 (6 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.12, RRR: 0.60)

  • KAJ Roach0 (4b)
  • D Ramdin9 (12b)
  • Mohammad Irfan9-0-32-3
  • Saeed Ajmal10-1-38-2
39.6
0
Mohammad Irfan to Roach, no run, it is a dot. Short of a length, middle and leg, defended off the back foot. Well done, Roach

Now to compensate for that no-ball earlier in the over. Will Pakistan get a wicket? Will West Indies end the game here? Will this be a dot?

39.5
0
Mohammad Irfan to Roach, no run, short of a length, outside off, angles away, Roach plays inside the line of it

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11CH GayleJ Charles
2nd4CH GayleDM Bravo
3rd63CH GayleMN Samuels
4th3RR SarwanMN Samuels
5th13MN SamuelsKA Pollard
6th43DJ BravoKA Pollard
7th6DJ BravoD Ramdin
8th22D RamdinSP Narine
9th7D RamdinKAJ Roach

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