University of WI vice-chancellor's XI v Pakistanis, tour game, St Lucia April 19, 2011

Hafeez, Rehman star in convincing win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistanis 287 for 7 (Hafeez 101 retd., Umar 57*, Brathwaite 3-38) beat University of West Indies vice-chancellor's XI 219 for 8 (Bravo 63, Rehman 4-27)

Pakistan made a winning start to their tour of West Indies, as stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez's ton and Abdul Rehman's four-wicket haul steered them to a comfortable 68-run victory against University of West Indies vice-chancellor's XI.

Pakistan chose to bat, and immediately benefited from the hosts' generosity. Hafeez was dropped in the first over by Keron Cottoy, off the bowling of Fidel Edwards. Hafeez made the home side pay, slamming ten fours and two sixes in his 93-ball 101 , before retiring out. He was supported well by opening partner Taufeeq Umar, who dominated the 77-run first-wicket stand with a score of 44 before becoming the first of three Carlos Brathwaite victims.

Ahmed Shehzad took over where Taufeeq left, contributing 49 to a 130-run stand as Hafeez shifted gears. Umar Akmal went after the bowling in the end overs, carting eight fours and a six in his aggressive unbeaten 57. His flurry lifted the Pakistanis to a strong total of 287 for 7. Dwayne Bravo had a forgettable time with the ball, leaking 69 runs in his eight-over spell.

Miles Bascombe and Omar Phillips began the chase well, adding 40 for the opening wicket, before wickets began to tumble. The seam trio of Tanvir Ahmed, Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz struck once each to reduce the hosts to 75 for 3 before Nkruma Bonner and Bravo began a repair job. They added 48 for the fourth wicket after which Rehman began to make incisions.

Bonner's dismissal for 43 triggered a mini-collapse as 123 for 3 became 146 for 6 in quick time. Bravo scored a breezy 63 off 70 balls and showed little evidence of the injury that curtailed his participation in World Cup. He hit four fours and two sixes before holing out against Rehman. Kevin McLean and Cottoy added an unbroken 39 for the ninth wicket to reduce the margin of defeat, but Pakistan still won the game by 68 runs.

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  • z-awan on April 20, 2011, 20:08 GMT

    hmm pakistan need to work on there batting alot so if some one makes 300 runs on em then they can chase the score the yneed to work on there batting they really need a batting coach like the alrounders should work on theree batting abit more than bowling n the bowlers abti batting n more more bowling

  • z-awan on April 20, 2011, 0:10 GMT

    where can i watch thisss whole tour thing ?????

  • z-awan on April 19, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    man i wana watch the whole tour n stuff where can i go to watch this n yes mohammad hafeez did an excellent job n the others as well

  • I.F.Butt on April 19, 2011, 19:59 GMT

    Decent stuff and a positive intent towards the series from a couple of players (Hafeez, Taufeeq, Rehman and Akmal) which is good to see. Unfortunately, the youngsters have not blossomed expect Junaid Khan who was very economical and we can expect a decent performance from him. As well as that, M.Yousuf and S.Malik should have definitely been in the squad, but oh well. My playing ODI XI would be: 1. M.Hafeez 2. T.Umar 3. A.Shafiq 4. M.Ul-haq 5. U.Akmal 6. S.Afridi 7. H.Azam 8. M.Salman 9. W.Riaz 10. J.Khan 11. S.Ajmal. Yep yep, but lets see how it goes. Good Luck Pakistan, wish you all the best!

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    @rayinto: No Kamran around as wicket-keeper this time, it will be Mohammad Salman

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    good work boys !!!! keep p the good work...!!!

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    well this good game we see what happen later stop think what we are saying give the team a chance we have been losting with the greatest player so why then can we lost or win with these guy thank

  • omarqureshi111 on April 19, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    @wajahat ... they haven't been left out, they were rested , they played the youngsters !

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 14:13 GMT

    very good start Pakistan insha allah pakistan will win over W I

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Great perfomance but i guess the new youngsters would have also been batted well and I hope that Sayed Ajmal would be bowling in the upcoming series.

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