Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Semi-final line-up: India v South Africa, Sri Lanka v West Indies

Ashal : "I love how gangnam style came on as soon as West Indies won, Bangladesh DJ wants Chris Gayle to dance."

James The Score: "Darn that Tanvir boundary!!"

Harshit: "82 all out! Is this an April fool prank?"

Manoj: "Now its time for synchronized Dancing Celebrations...!!"

This is the biggest win for West Indies in a T20I.

SaiM: "78 All out is still one of THE BEST predictions I have seen in this tournament...."

Mark: "Extraordinary! New Zealand, England and Pakistan all chasing reachable targets and none of them reached 90. Australia the exception in chasing successfully. Who will now bet against West Indies?"

Ankit pandey: "Pakistan: "U know what west indies ?? we dont like you either" :D"

Dwayne Bravo is the Man of the Match: "I didn't expect it to be so easy, we have a bowling line-up that can defend any total. Pakistan had our batting in a bit of a bother, but we bat deep. Man of the Match I would have tied with myself, Sammy and Badree."

Post-match presentation:
Mohammad Hafeez: "This wasn't the best of performance from Pakistan. We didn't play well in the final four overs, credit to West Indies. In the first 16 overs we bowled very well, but they got the momentum in the final four overs. We were a little bit panicked early in the chase." Hafeez thanks the fans for their support, and apologises for not putting on a better show. He also says he would have wanted to bat first.

Darren Sammy: "Australia was a pumped-up West Indies, today was a more focussed West Indies. They haven't chased very well. We were looking for 160, we had the momentum going into the dressing room at the break. [about his batting] It's about backing yourself, I have worked a lot with the batting coach, it is just about being confident, I'm trying to do whatever is necessary to get the team over the line."

So, the first semi-final is on April 3: Sri Lanka v West Indies. See you all then, thanks for the company today.

Santokie to Umar Gul, OUT, West Indies are through, Pakistan's record of always making the semi-finals in the World T20 is over, Pakistan have been bowled out for the same number of runs West Indies scored in their final five overs, the end comes as Gul top edges a slog to deep midwicket, West Indies are dancing in joy, waving the flag with their supporters

Umar Gul c Simmons b Santokie 4 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Santokie to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run,
Santokie to Umar Gul, 1 run, dropped, Narine has put down a skier at square leg, that was a top-edge off a sweep, Narine got under that well in time, West Indies were already beginning to celebrate, only to see
Narine flub it
Santokie to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, there goes James the Score's prediction, a single to backward point takes Pakistan to 79
Santokie to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, full ball from Santokie, defended towards point

17 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 79/9 (88 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.64, RRR: 29.33)

  • Zulfiqar Babar1 (1b)
  • Umar Gul3 (5b)
  • AD Russell3-0-15-2
  • SP Narine4-0-16-3
Russell to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven towards deep point
Russell to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, full ball hitting low on the base of the stumps, Pakistan are nine down, one wicket away from a proper hammering

Saeed Ajmal b Russell 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Russell to Umar Gul, 1 run, driven towards sweeper cover for a single
Russell to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Ajmal looks to thump that to the leg side, a thick bottom edge sends the ball towards mid-on



Number of stumpings in this match, by both wicketkeepers together, equals the most in a T20I

Powerplay low


Runs scored off the Powerplay by Pakistan, equals the lowest by a Full Member in T20Is



No. of boundaries Pakistan hit during the first six overs, the fifth such instance in T20Is

Ducks for both openers


This was only the eighth time both openers from a team have been dismissed for ducks, in 794 T20 international innings

Sizzling Sammy


That is Darren Sammy's strike rate in this tournament. He has 101 runs in four innings and has been out only once

A new high


Runs scored off Saeed Ajmal's fourth over - his most expensive in T20Is



Runs scored off Umar Gul's second over, his second most expensive in T20Is

Too many dots


West Indies did not score off those many deliveries during the Powerplay. They ran only four singles in the first six overs

When Gayle fails ...


That's West Indies' average score when Chris Gayle gets dismissed in single digits (15 innings)

Gayle v Hafeez


No. of runs Chris Gayle has scored off six deliveries from Mohammad Hafeez. He has been dismissed three times

Poor in Powerplay


Dwayne Smith's strike-rate in the first six overs of this World T20 (before today) - 48 off 62 balls