Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series - 5th ODI

West Indies v Pakistan

West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 159 balls remaining)

Right. We are about to start. Shahzad writes in nice and early, "Hopefully Pak will win there 400th ODI only and will became only 2nd team after Aussies to achieve this land mark". Hafeez comes out with a new opening partner, Taufeeq Umar. Ravi Rampaul will bowl. Two slips in place

9.20am Sun is shinin in Guyana, but I am a bit disappointed with the new West Indies theme song, which starts a bit like Mambo No. 5. Jeff Dujon, meanwhile, hopes for the day to remain clear. The pitch, he says, is dry and flat, where "spinners could dominate". Explains the inclusion of Martin perhaps. "Batting is going to be pretty easy."

"We are the West Indies" - the new WI theme song - sent me searching for my favourite cricket songs. This, this, this and this are top stuff

Pakistan have won the toss and are batting first. Taufeeq Umar comes back for them, and also Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal. Out go Asad Shafiq, Hammad Azam and Tanvir Ahmed.

No Roach for West Indies. Anthony Martin plays instead

8.50am "Guyana National Stadium is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Despite the best efforts of a few detractors the Guyanese people have shown full support!" So said WICB's Twitter around midnight. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions as to who "the detractors" are. However, sample this immediate response from a Twitter user named Alicia: "@westindies WTH! make no mistake i have not met one #Guyanese who is not pissed about the treatment of #chanderpaul but we love our #cricket."

Be that as it may, it is good to imagine a full house in the West Indies. We need more of those. Time to lime at the Providence Stadium.

Talking of Guyana, I just finished reading this. This writerbai be good. Toss in 10 minutes

0.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, And Rampaul negates the slips by digging this halfway down the track, which doesn't quite generate any bounce. Hafeez is back early, and pulls this through midwicket. Good start for Hafeez

0.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched slightly further up, and Hafeez shoulders arms to it

For those wondering how Shehzad got to keep his place and not Shafiq, the latter is not well. So they weren't left with any choice, I suppose

0.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller but still full enough to be driven. Left alone again

0.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Perfect length! Just short of the driving length, but full enough to draw Hafeez forward. And it swings away a touch, past tentative Hafeez bat

0.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, closer to the stumps now, Hafeez defends solidly

0.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, pulls the length back, and immediately Hafeez is comfortable with the punch shot through the covers

End of over 1 (6 runs) Pakistan 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    6* (6b 1x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-6-0
Taufeeq Umar    0* (0b)     

Anthony Martin to bowl legspin with the new ball. One slip in

1.1

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full and straight, flicked to midwicket

1.2

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, stays leg-stump line again, pushed to short midwicket

1.3

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, full, on middle and leg, driven wide of long-on for two

AhsanZ: "WICB's tweet last night about Guyana being TOTALLY SOLD OUT was either a buff or probably just a taunt.. or maybe I never knew sold out stadiums make absolutely no noise.." Hopefully they are still making their way in

1.4

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, full, on the pads, flat, easy single to leg

1.5

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and he keeps the leg line up with the right-hand batsman too, Hafeez can't place it past square leg

1.6

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, comes forward, turns this around the corner for one

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (8b 1x4)      A Martin    1-0-4-0
Taufeeq Umar    3* (4b)      R Rampaul    1-0-6-0

2.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length, outside off, left alone

2.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, closer to off, Hafeez pushes this to cover

2.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, left alone again outside off. Hafeez off to a typical tight start

2.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beaten by pace as he looks to flick this into the leg side. The ball rolls off the pad towards cover

2.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, this time he accepts the gift, a real gift as this is angling way down the leg side and the short fine leg is up. Hafeez is in too good a form to miss out on these

2.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, comes forward to solidly defend this towards mid-off

End of over 3 (4 runs) Pakistan 14/0 (RR: 4.66)
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (14b 2x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-10-0
Taufeeq Umar    3* (4b)      A Martin    1-0-4-0

3.1

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on leg, flicked to square leg

3.2

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, appeal for leg-before, very faint appeal, because this is pitched outside leg

3.3

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, similar, flat delivery on the pads, pushed to short midwicket

3.4

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, attacking the pads again, just short of a length, Taufeeq misses on the flick

3.5

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, stays flat, fast, on the pads, can't beat the infield

3.6

Martin to Taufeeq Umar, no run, flipper, Taufeeq is hurried into bringing the bat down. Good controlled defensive bowling

End of over 4 (maiden) Pakistan 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
Taufeeq Umar    3* (10b)      A Martin    2-1-4-0
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (14b 2x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-10-0

4.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide

4.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, comes forward, opens the bat face, gets a single to third man

Talking of the crowd, Keith is there. With his suit and his pipe. Seems a bit hot for a suit

4.2

Rampaul to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bouncer, over middle and leg, Taufeeq ducks under it

4.3

Rampaul to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, Edged and taken. Rampaul strikes early. Taufeeq's comeback is cut short. This is back of a length, seems to be angling across him, but jags back a bit, thus taking the inside edge of the hanging bat. Faint edge

Taufeeq Umar c †Baugh b Rampaul 3 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

In comes Shehzad. Two slips in

4.4

Rampaul to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, and nearly another wicket as Shehzad is looking to leave this outside off and the ball hits the bat even as he is withdrawing. Not sure of the off stump, not sure what he is doing. It goes safely though, past the second slip

4.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, some away swing here, but Hafeez is much more certain wit his leave

4.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just the one slip for Hafeez and this edge goes past it. Along the ground, because he played at it with soft hands

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 18/1 (RR: 3.60)
Mohammad Hafeez    13* (17b 2x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-14-1
Ahmed Shehzad    1* (1b)      A Martin    2-1-4-0

5.1

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flat legbreak, pitches middle, turns away, stays back and pushes it towards long-on

5.2

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another flat legbreak, hits him on the back pad, but this seems to be missing off

5.3

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller this time, easy to come forward and defend

5.4

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, toppie, initially seemed to have been done in by it as he shuffled across right in front, but then glanced it pretty fine

5.5

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, slower through the air, slight turn there, but slow enough for him to stay back and defend

5.6

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays on the crease to push this fullish delivery to mid-on

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 23/1 (RR: 3.83)
Ahmed Shehzad    5* (6b 1x4)      A Martin    3-1-9-0
Mohammad Hafeez    14* (18b 2x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-14-1

6.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven on the up, but to short cover on the bounce

6.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, beautiful shot, stretching forward, and just meeting the ball, full and wide. The push drive goes between short cover and cover. Hafeez is looking ominous

6.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good comeback, this one seams in off a length, but Hafeez gets the inside edge onto the pad. This would have been close otherwise

6.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this goes the other way, Rampaul v Hafeez is interesting now, as this beats the outside edge with the outswing

6.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has his own back now, this is a half-volley, and wide too, and he square-drives it, past cover-point

6.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, now he comes right forward to defend this under his nose

End of over 7 (8 runs) Pakistan 31/1 (RR: 4.42)
Mohammad Hafeez    22* (24b 4x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-22-1
Ahmed Shehzad    5* (6b 1x4)      A Martin    3-1-9-0

Martin to continue

7.1

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, angling into the pads, turned away to midwicket

Now a leg slip comes in too, to go with the regulation one

7.2

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, makes room to cut, makes contact in front of off, but can't hit it past short cover

7.3

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays flat and straight, defended off the back foot

7.4

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, a touch too straight, and turned away for a single

7.5

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stretches forward to defend, is hit on the pad, there is half a shout, but it seems to be angled down the leg side

7.6

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez shows his three stumps early, Martin stays stump to stump, Hafeez gets an inside edge on the defensive shot. No alarms, though

End of over 8 (1 run) Pakistan 32/1 (RR: 4.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    22* (26b 4x4)      A Martin    4-1-10-0
Ahmed Shehzad    6* (10b 1x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-22-1

8.1

Rampaul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, presses forward and pushes this length ball towards short cover

8.2

Rampaul to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away wide of mid-on

8.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, runs this down to third man for one

8.4

Rampaul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full, too wide of off to involve him

David N Carr: "What is the rational for bowling Martin before Bishoo?" Well, Martin is a stump-to-stump legspinner, who doesn't turn the ball much. A bit like Kumble, if you like. So he will have control over his lines and lengths, which you need with the new ball

8.5

Rampaul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of a length, played back to the bowler

8.6

Rampaul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays in the crease to push this back to the bowler

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan 34/1 (RR: 3.77)
Ahmed Shehzad    7* (15b 1x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-24-1
Mohammad Hafeez    23* (27b 4x4)      A Martin    4-1-10-0

9.1

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, turn there, Martin slows this one down, giving it time to grip the surface, breaking away from off and middle, beating Hafeez's outside edge

9.2

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this is flatter and straighter, Hafeez just pushes it back

9.3

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a touch slower again, drawing Hafeez forward, who defends with an open face

9.4

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, quicker again, pushed past cover this time, comes back for two

9.5

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller, slower, defended off the front foot

9.6

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, leg and middle, Hafeez is right forward in defence

End of over 10 (2 runs) Pakistan 36/1 (RR: 3.60)
Mohammad Hafeez    25* (33b 4x4)      A Martin    5-1-12-0
Ahmed Shehzad    7* (15b 1x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-24-1

Bowling Powerplay taken. Sammy brings himself on. No slip

10.1

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of a length, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

10.2

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, steered away to third man for one

10.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, given room again, and steered away for one more

10.4

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, slower ball, outside off, pushed back to Sammy

10.5

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, shorter, but Shehzad comes forward and punches this down the ground. Can't beat mid-off

10.6

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays on the crease to push a shortish delivery to short midwicket

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 38/1 (RR: 3.45)
Ahmed Shehzad    8* (20b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0
Mohammad Hafeez    26* (34b 4x4)      A Martin    5-1-12-0

Martin to continue. Has a forward short-leg this time

11.1

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish outside off, pushed to cover

11.2

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full outside off, pushed wide of mid-off

11.3

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, backs away early, Martin follows him with a flat delivery, played back to Martin

11.4

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays leg stump, Shehzad pushes this back to Martin

11.5

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, cut away from in front of middle, a lot of risk for one run

11.6

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short again, pushed down to long-off

End of over 12 (3 runs) Pakistan 41/1 (RR: 3.41)
Mohammad Hafeez    28* (37b 4x4)      A Martin    6-1-15-0
Ahmed Shehzad    9* (23b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0

12.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point

12.2

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, backing away early again, Sammy stays middle and leg, Shehzad gets an inside edge onto the pad

12.3

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, moves across this time, Sammy bowls wide of off, and again he has no room either way, and ends up playing to cover

12.4

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, more orthodox this time, leaves it be outside off

12.5

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full and straight, pushed back to Sammy. Shehzad struggling to get the ball off the square

12.6

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, moves inside the line of a straight ball to go leg side, but can't hit past midwicket

End of over 13 (1 run) Pakistan 42/1 (RR: 3.23)
Ahmed Shehzad    9* (28b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-3-0
Mohammad Hafeez    29* (38b 4x4)      A Martin    6-1-15-0

Martin into his seventh over. Good spell of containing bowling. One slip in place

13.1

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, one of the rare loose deliveries, going down the leg side, but Hafeez misses on the big sweep

13.2

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, well done, calculated risk, opens the front leg, and semi-slog-sweeps this past midwicket

13.3

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, follows it up with a rock-solid forward-defensive

13.4

Martin to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, presses right forward to push this down to long-off

13.5

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, jumps out of the crease, only to find he is nowhere close to the pitch of the ball, and defends

13.6

Martin to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, quicker, straighter, fuller, gets the inside half of the bat, but it goes along the ground

End of over 14 (5 runs) Pakistan 47/1 (RR: 3.35)
Ahmed Shehzad    9* (30b 1x4)      A Martin    7-1-20-0
Mohammad Hafeez    34* (42b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-3-0

14.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, moves forward and across, gets to the pitch of this, but can't beat mid-off

14.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, opens the face on this push-drive, beating cover fielder

14.3

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, seems to be shaving up for a heave, sees the slower delivery, and dabs it towards point

14.4

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, again the front foot clears, the back lift goes high, but again he finds out this is not the ball to hit. Defends it back to Sammy

Keeper comes up to keep Shehzad still in the crease

14.5

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, Shehzad's misery ends! Sammy bowls a bouncer after calling the keeper up! Shehzad looks for the pull, goes hard at it, manages a massive bottom edge onto the stumps. Captain's first wicket of the series

Ahmed Shehzad b Sammy 9 (39m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Salahuddin is the new batsman

14.6

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, back of a length, into the hips, played to square leg

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan 48/2 (RR: 3.20)
Usman Salahuddin    0* (1b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-4-1
Mohammad Hafeez    35* (44b 5x4)      A Martin    7-1-20-0

Legspinner goes, legspinner comes. Devendra Bishoo now

15.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and and flat, watchfully defended by Hafeez

15.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, into the pads, Hafeez tries the paddle, can't get it past short fine

15.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez getting impatient, looking for the big sweep, but swinging down the wrong line. Seemed premeditated. Just missed off

15.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, cuts from in front of stumps, straight to cover

15.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Bravo misfields at mid-on to try and prevent the easy single, but the misfield doesn't cost them any extra run as Salahuddin has run way past the stumps at the striker's end

15.6

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, 2 runs, stays low, turned away past midwicket without much discomfort

End of over 16 (3 runs) Pakistan 51/2 (RR: 3.18)
Usman Salahuddin    2* (2b)      D Bishoo    1-0-3-0
Mohammad Hafeez    36* (49b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-4-1

16.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, too short for that pace, Hafeez pulls it wide of deep backward square

16.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower ball, opens the face, but Bravo makes a diving save at point

16.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller now, driven straight to cover

16.4

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, nice late-cut, but the third man is fine

16.5

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, slower ball, just back of a length, just outside off, pushed to cover

16.6

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, fuller, inducing the drive, and the edge, but it goes along the ground, past the keeper

End of over 17 (4 runs) Pakistan 55/2 (RR: 3.23)
Usman Salahuddin    3* (4b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-8-1
Mohammad Hafeez    39* (53b 5x4)      D Bishoo    1-0-3-0

Slip and forward short leg in

17.1

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, 2 runs, short, on the pads, worked away for two

17.2

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, no run, full, on the pads, can't beat midwicket

17.3

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, no run, full and straight again, played back to Bishoo

17.4

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, no run, gives this one a bit of air, pulling him forward, but Usman defends solidly

17.5

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, no run, stays back to push this flatter delivery back to Bishoo

17.6

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, no run, shortish legbreak again, defended again

End of over 18 (2 runs) Pakistan 57/2 (RR: 3.16)
Usman Salahuddin    5* (10b)      D Bishoo    2-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez    39* (53b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-8-1

18.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, no point bowling short to Hafeez, not at Sammy's pace at any rate. He rocks back to pull this wide of midwicket, all along the ground

18.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller, and still not driveable, that's the length to bowl. Hafeez defends it back

18.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball outside off, stays back and runs this down to third man

18.4

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, another slower ball, pushed to cover

18.5

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, stays low from just back of a length, keeps it out

18.6

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, fuller, outside off, leans into the drive, finds short extra

End of over 19 (5 runs) Pakistan 62/2 (RR: 3.26)
Usman Salahuddin    5* (13b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-13-1
Mohammad Hafeez    44* (56b 6x4)      D Bishoo    2-0-5-0

19.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full, flat, outside off, driven to sweeper-cover

19.2

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, no run, nice legbreak, tossed up, around leg, turning towards off, defended off the front foot

19.3

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, flighted again, this time pushed down to long-off for one

19.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, turn and bounce again, nicely flighted around leg, beats Hafeez's attempt at a sweep

19.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goes back to bowling flat, just outside off, opens the face, can't beat point

19.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full, straight, fast, blocks it

End of over 20 (2 runs) Pakistan 64/2 (RR: 3.20)
Mohammad Hafeez    45* (60b 6x4)      D Bishoo    3-0-7-0
Usman Salahuddin    6* (15b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-13-1

20.1

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, length ball, around off, finds the cover fielder

20.2

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, drives with an open face this time to miss the cover fielder, succeeds, and gets a single

20.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, another late-cut for another single

20.4

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, no run, extra bounce there, this is similar back of a length, but it kicks up to chest high. Usman does well to keep it down

20.5

Sammy to Usman Salahuddin, 1 run, gives him room here, punched away to sweeper-cover

20.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, rolls his fingers over this, the ball grips the surface and gets extra bounce, beating his attempt at another late-cut

End of over 21 (3 runs) Pakistan 67/2 (RR: 3.19)
Mohammad Hafeez    46* (62b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-16-1
Usman Salahuddin    8* (19b)      D Bishoo    3-0-7-0

21.1

Bishoo to Usman Salahuddin, OUT, Bishoo strikes in front of his home crowd! Well done solja! Usman doesn't seem too thrilled with the decision. And he has reason to feel disappointed. This is an ordinary ordinary decision. Pitched outside leg! Usman misses the sweep, is hit in front. It's common sense: if a big legbreak is hitting the stumps, it can't have pitched in line. Doesn't apply to Asoka, though

Usman Salahuddin lbw b Bishoo 8 (24m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Shehroz sums it up: "I can't believe Asoka de Silva is still an international umpire!"

Misbah is the new man. Slip and forward short leg in

21.2

Bishoo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

21.3

Bishoo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker delivery, defended from the crease

21.4

Bishoo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked away off the pads

21.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, plays this with the turn, guiding it past cover

21.6

Bishoo to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quick legbreak outside off, Misbah looks to cut, gets a bottom edge into the ground

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 69/3 (RR: 3.13)
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (4b)      D Bishoo    4-0-9-1
Mohammad Hafeez    47* (63b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-16-1

22.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length, pushed to straightish midwicket

22.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, pulled away nicely towards deep midwicket, where Simmons fumbles, allowing them a second

22.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Hafeez's golden run continues, another fifty for him. This he gets pushing a length ball to long-on. Fifty out of a team total of 72

22.4

Sammy to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Sammy strikes! Misbah had no clue about this slower offcutter, and Misbah is caught deep in the crease. The inward movement beat the bat, and hit him on the back pad, above the knee roll. The only question here is the height. On replay I notice the knee was bent significantly, creating an impression that he might have been hit high. Dead plumb

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Sammy 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Umar Akmal comes in

22.5

Sammy to Umar Akmal, no run, pushes forward to defend a shortish delivery

22.6

Sammy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, dabbed away past cover to get off the mark

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 73/4 (RR: 3.17)
Umar Akmal    1* (2b)      DJG Sammy    7-0-20-2
Mohammad Hafeez    50* (66b 6x4)      D Bishoo    4-0-9-1

23.1

Bishoo to Umar Akmal, no run, quick, skiddy legbreak, stays a touch low too, Akmal defends off the back foot. Semi-squatting

23.2

Bishoo to Umar Akmal, no run, gives him the charge, gets too close to the pitch of this, drives it to mid-off

23.3

Bishoo to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed up, defended off the front foot

23.4

Bishoo to Umar Akmal, SIX, Taking the legspinner on. This time he is a touch short of the pitch of the ball and can swing the arms freely, clears the front leg, and lofts this straight over the bowler's head

23.5

Bishoo to Umar Akmal, 3 runs, short as expected, and cut away past extra cover. The game is coming alive

23.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, opens the face, runs this past point for one

End of over 24 (10 runs) Pakistan 83/4 (RR: 3.45)
Mohammad Hafeez    51* (67b 6x4)      D Bishoo    5-0-19-1
Umar Akmal    10* (7b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    7-0-20-2

24.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets his front pad a touch too far across, but plays around it, pushing this to midwicket

24.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling into the pads, Hafeez is slightly late into this attempted flick

24.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, extra bounce, Sammy is managing this every now and then, this time beating Hafeez's attempt at the cut

24.4

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length, no room, pushed back to Sammy

24.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nearly played on, this one cramps him up, takes the bottom edge, bounces into the ground, Hafeez kicks it away from the stumps. Puts his hand up in "no" to Akmal. Did he actually want a single off that kick? I hope not

24.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, well bowled, no room again, pushed back to Sammy. Maiden over

End of over 25 (maiden) Pakistan 83/4 (RR: 3.32)
Mohammad Hafeez    51* (73b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    8-1-20-2
Umar Akmal    10* (7b 1x6)      D Bishoo    5-0-19-1

Dwayne Bravo to bowl now, after 13 consecutive overs of legspin from Pavilion End. Must confess I was looking forward to another over from Bishoo to the aggressive Akmal

25.1

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, on target, shaping in towards off, pushed back to the bowler

Keeper comes up

25.2

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, short and wide, but stays low as Akmal looks to cut, bottom-edges into the ground

25.3

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short, not too wide, punched away for a single

25.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller, close to off, pushed to straight midwicket, from where Sammy fires in a wild, unnecessary throw. Baugh has to dive full length. Sammy apologises. Dujon drones: "This is the kind of stuff wicketkeepers have to go through."

25.5

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower one, played with an open face, straight to point

25.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, into the pads, helped away for an easy single

End of over 26 (2 runs) Pakistan 85/4 (RR: 3.26)
Mohammad Hafeez    52* (76b 6x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-2-0
Umar Akmal    11* (10b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    8-1-20-2

Ven agres with me. He writes in, "Sammy's inexperience captaincy - Should have asked Bishoo to bowl and invite them to go for big ones... That way they have a chance to picking one or two very quickly..."

26.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short ball, pulled away along the ground

So does Waqar: "Ahh come on, just when we had a contest between Akmal and Bishoo, Sammy takes him off. What the hell man! :("

26.2

Sammy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, back of a length, stump to stump, defended

26.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, premeditates a scoop, is down on a knee before Sammy is in his delivery stride, bowls wide of off, Hafeez gets an edge onto the pad

26.4

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller, straighter, pushed to long-on

26.5

Sammy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower ball outside off, pushed to sweeper-cover

26.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, opens the face on this, can't beat point

End of over 27 (4 runs) Pakistan 89/4 (RR: 3.29)
Mohammad Hafeez    54* (80b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    9-1-24-2
Umar Akmal    13* (12b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-2-0

27.1

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, into the pads, hit straight to Sammy at straight midwicket

27.2

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, cut away behind square for a single

27.3

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, misses out, this was a length ball angling down the pads, hits the pad as he is a touch late into the shot

27.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slightly slower, into the pads, this time he gets it past a scrambling and diving Sammy at straight midwicket

27.5

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, back of a length, same middle and leg line, pushed to straight midwicket

27.6

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point for one

End of over 28 (3 runs) Pakistan 92/4 (RR: 3.28)
Umar Akmal    15* (16b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez    55* (82b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    9-1-24-2

Sammy to bowl out. Ten overs on the trot

28.1

Sammy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tucked away off the hips, gets a single to fine leg

28.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Bowled'im! Typical dismissal for a track keeping low. Short, not too wide, Hafeez looks for the cut, the ball stays low, takes the bottom edge, and Sammy has three now

Mohammad Hafeez b Sammy 55 (114m 83b 6x4 0x6) SR: 66.26

Captain to captain now as Afridi comes in to bat

28.3

Sammy to Shahid Afridi, no run, high back lift first ball, but the bottom hand comes off as he goes hard at this, driving it to mid-off

28.4

Sammy to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi is not going to fool around. Does he ever? Sees a length ball, knows the mid-on is up, and goes over his head. Very little risk involved in this

28.5

Sammy to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shorter delivery, outside off, opens the face and gets a single

28.6

Sammy to Umar Akmal, no run, slower ball, defended to cover

Good spell by Sammy, exploiting the conditions well, bowling stumps to stumps on a pitch offering variable bounce. Simon: "Good spell by Sammy. Say what you like about his Captaincy or his place in the Test side. He's a very useful bowler, particularly on slower wickets."

End of over 29 (6 runs) Pakistan 98/5 (RR: 3.37)
Umar Akmal    16* (18b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    10-1-30-3
Shahid Afridi    5* (3b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-5-0

29.1

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, angling down the leg side, flicked away to fine leg

29.2

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full ball, driven to long-on for one

29.3

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, no run, again extra bounce, kicking into his chest from just back of a length. Keeps it down, though

29.4

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower one, too full, driven to long-on

29.5

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, slower offcutter again, and Sammy is alert at straight midwicket again

29.6

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, played on the up for a single down to long-on

End of over 30 (4 runs) Pakistan 102/5 (RR: 3.40)
Umar Akmal    18* (21b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-9-0
Shahid Afridi    7* (6b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    10-1-30-3

Shreul: "Bring on Bishoo now!...Pakistan's two most attacking batsman vs West Indies most attacking bowler!". Instead it is Rampaul, who is just as aggressive as Bishoo

30.1

Rampaul to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, not a great start, bowls short and wide, and is cut away, and takes a diving save from Bishoo, running from third man to point region

30.2

Rampaul to Umar Akmal, no run, slightly fuller, closer to off, defended

30.3

Rampaul to Umar Akmal, FOUR, short and wide again, Akmal gets on top of this, cutting just wide of Bravo at point. Looked like a chance at first go, but it was hit into the ground, so it was dying at Bravo all the time

30.4

Rampaul to Umar Akmal, no run, slower one, and slightly fuller too, defended off the front foot

30.5

Rampaul to Umar Akmal, no run, full, just outside off, straight to straight extra cover

30.6

Rampaul to Umar Akmal, OUT, If slow be the pace, if low be the bounce, play on. Third played-on dismissal! Akmal is looking for that dab towards third man, but this is slightly fuller than the ideal length, and takes the toe of the bat and onto the stumps

Umar Akmal b Rampaul 24 (33m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

End of over 31 (6 runs) Pakistan 108/6 (RR: 3.48)
     R Rampaul    6-0-30-2
Shahid Afridi    7* (6b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-9-0

Will Afridi now call for Powerplay and hit a few?

31.1

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, no run, Bravo stays on target, Afridi defends back

31.2

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short and wide, gets a single to sweeper-cover

Salman is the new batsman

31.3

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Salman, no run, back of a length, around off, watchfully played

31.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Salman, 1 wide, Lovely keeping whatever the result be! This is dug in back of a length, there is extra bounce, down the leg side, Baugh makes a collection, sees Salman overbalance, and flicks the bails off. However, Salman gets the back leg in in time

31.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Salman, 1 leg bye, angling into the pads, misses out on an easy single. Late into the shot. Gets the leg-bye, however

31.5

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side, another good take by Baugh

31.5

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower ball, and Afridi swings wildly. He is looking to go over mid-off, gets a single to square leg

31.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Salman, no run, back of a length, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

End of over 32 (5 runs) Pakistan 113/6 (RR: 3.53)
Mohammad Salman    0* (3b)      DJ Bravo    4-0-13-0
Shahid Afridi    9* (9b 1x4)      R Rampaul    6-0-30-2

32.1

Rampaul to Shahid Afridi, OUT, What a brute! And they know this is the big one, one who could take this game away. This delivery, though, would have taken the best of them out. Kicks off just back of a length, bounces chest high, and takes the glove as Afridi looks to run it down to third man

Shahid Afridi c †Baugh b Rampaul 9 (18m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Rampaul on a hat-trick. Wahab Riaz to face the music

32.2

Rampaul to Wahab Riaz, no run, oh close, moves across to face a length ball, but gets the bat down in time

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32.3

Rampaul to Wahab Riaz, no run, slower ball, although it is short and wide, and beats Wahab's attempt at the cut

32.4

Rampaul to Wahab Riaz, OUT, Rampaul is on fire, length ball, outside off, Riaz pokes at it away from the body, and edges it straight to slip. Well done to the captain and the bowler for having a slip there

Wahab Riaz c Sammy b Rampaul 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Saeed Ajmal comes in

32.5

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, and gets a bouncer first up, ducking under it not quite convincingly

Dee: "Rampaul had an early morning Guyana roti and curry...and looks like Sammy too. Rahul Bhattacharya would know all about that." I could do with some roti and curry too

32.6

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, double-wicket maiden as Ajmal defends this length ball with an open face

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 113/8 (RR: 3.42)
Saeed Ajmal    0* (2b)      R Rampaul    7-1-30-4
Mohammad Salman    0* (3b)      DJ Bravo    4-0-13-0

Bishoo comes back, and he means all business. A slip and a forward short leg await

33.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, 2 runs, gets an edge right away, turning sharply away, but the edge goes wide of slip, and along the ground too

Two slips now

33.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, and he bowls outside leg after getting the extra slip in, paddled away fine

33.3

Bishoo to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, quicker one, Ajmal comes forward and plays around his front leg, gets a single to midwicket

33.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, no run, tentative poke outside poke, keeps it down, though

33.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, nicely flighted around off, pushed to long-off for one

33.6

Bishoo to Saeed Ajmal, no run, very slow through the air, the ball turns away, gets the edge, but straight into the ground on its way to second slip

End of over 34 (5 runs) Pakistan 118/8 (RR: 3.47)
Saeed Ajmal    1* (4b)      D Bishoo    6-0-24-1
Mohammad Salman    4* (7b)      R Rampaul    7-1-30-4

Two slips for Ravi too

34.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, and he guides this teasingly past the second slip

34.2

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, jags back in from back of a length, gets the inside edge, but then it dies after hitting the pad

34.3

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, fuller, swinging in, pushed to mid-off

34.4

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, shout for a catch but not given as this jags back, misses the bat, hits the pad and goes straight to slip. It could have been a leg-before shout too, but it was too high

34.5

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, stretches forward, gets the inside half of the bat onto this, takes a single to square leg

34.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, comes forward to defend, takes the single off the inside edge

End of over 35 (3 runs) Pakistan 121/8 (RR: 3.45)
Mohammad Salman    6* (9b)      R Rampaul    8-1-33-4
Saeed Ajmal    2* (8b)      D Bishoo    6-0-24-1

35.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, full, outside leg, paddles it fine for one

35.2

Bishoo to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, nicely driven down to long-off for one

35.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, no run, comes right forward to defend it right under his eyes

35.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

35.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, no run, another forward defensive, covering the turn well

35.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Salman, no run, paddled away from the leg line, but straight to short fine

End of over 36 (2 runs) Pakistan 123/8 (RR: 3.41)
Mohammad Salman    7* (14b)      D Bishoo    7-0-26-1
Saeed Ajmal    3* (9b)      R Rampaul    8-1-33-4

36.1

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, pulled away limply, manages to get is just wide of midwicket

36.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, tucked away off the hips, gets a single

36.3

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, Whoa! Another lifter from back of a length, Ajmal does well to avoid it, staying non-committal

36.4

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, Big big shout for LBW, moved in late off the seam, hit Ajmal right in front, but seemed to be going down. Replays show it would have flicked the outside half of the leg stump

36.5

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, pushed to midwicket this time

36.6

Rampaul to Saeed Ajmal, no run, another inducker, around off, does well to get his bat to it because this wouldn't have gone down the leg side

End of over 37 (2 runs) Pakistan 125/8 (RR: 3.37)
Saeed Ajmal    4* (14b)      R Rampaul    9-1-35-4
Mohammad Salman    8* (15b)      D Bishoo    7-0-26-1

Martin comes back. One slip in

37.1

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, and starts on target right away, just short of a length, around off, flat, not much turn, defended

37.2

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, this is into the pads, pushed to midwicket

37.3

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, right forward in this defensive shot

37.4

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, another forward defensive

37.5

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, in the zone again, and defended again. Nice batting practice being had

37.6

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, another immaculate forward defensive

End of over 38 (maiden) Pakistan 125/8 (RR: 3.28)
Mohammad Salman    8* (21b)      A Martin    8-2-20-0
Saeed Ajmal    4* (14b)      R Rampaul    9-1-35-4

Bravo comes back

38.1

DJ Bravo to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, bowls short down the leg side, Ajmal pulls, gets a soft edge, but just about eludes Baugh who runs back

38.2

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, full, on the pads, flicked away to long leg

38.3

DJ Bravo to Saeed Ajmal, no run, nice short delivery, around off, sways out of the way, drops his wrists

38.4

DJ Bravo to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, Slight seam movement, good enough to beat the tailender, and he is caught dead in front. He planted the front foot across, and looked to play around it, but the slight movement was enough to beat him

Saeed Ajmal lbw b DJ Bravo 5 (21m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

Junaid Khan is the last man in

38.5

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, 1 wide, goes for the yorker, misses the line by a long way, conceding a leg-side wide

38.5

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, no run, left alone outside off

38.6

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, no run, goes for the yorker again, dishes up a leg-side half-volley, clipped away for one. Salman doesn't push for the second despite a misfield at the boundary. No desperation to dominate strike here

End of over 39 (3 runs) Pakistan 128/9 (RR: 3.28)
Junaid Khan    0* (2b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-16-1
Mohammad Salman    9* (22b)      A Martin    8-2-20-0

Batting Powerplay taken

39.1

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, jumps out of the crease and defends

Mid-off comes in, mid-on goes back

39.2

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, another forward-defensive

39.3

Martin to Mohammad Salman, no run, and another defensive shot

39.4

Martin to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off for one

Forward short leg comes in

39.5

Martin to Junaid Khan, no run, quicker slider, nudged past forward short leg

39.6

Martin to Junaid Khan, no run, looks to flick this, hits the forward short leg in the shin

End of over 40 (1 run) Pakistan 129/9 (RR: 3.22)
Junaid Khan    0* (4b)      A Martin    9-2-21-0
Mohammad Salman    10* (26b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-16-1

Rampaul comes back

40.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, FOUR, short ball first up, going down the leg side, Salman gets a glove on it, just wide of the keeper

40.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, 1 run, short into the pads again, goes off the thigh, and Baugh does well to dive to his left and saves three runs

40.3

Rampaul to Junaid Khan, no run, nearly an edge, as Junaid hangs his bat outside off

40.4

Rampaul to Junaid Khan, 1 run, fuller, close to off, edged away wide of slip, along the ground

40.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, FOUR, Shot! Where has this come from? They need a few more of these. Full ball, outside off, and he has driven this between extra cover and mid-off. All along the ground

40.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Salman, no run, And Ravi won't get a five-for, Salman keeps this full delivery out

End of over 41 (10 runs) Pakistan 139/9 (RR: 3.39)
Mohammad Salman    19* (30b 2x4)      R Rampaul    10-1-45-4
Junaid Khan    1* (6b)      A Martin    9-2-21-0

41.1

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, no run, back of a length, tucks him up

Bravo asks for a slip, gets it

41.2

DJ Bravo to Junaid Khan, OUT, That looked adjacent. Full and straight delivery, and Junaid falls over while playing across the line. Hit in front of leg, clipping leg stump. His movement across the line made it loo worse than it was

Junaid Khan lbw b DJ Bravo 1 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

So a good job done by West Indies bowlers on an up-and-down wicket. Ramapul leads the team off the ground. Sammy applauds him all the way. Over to batsmen now. See you soon

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May 5, 2011

Kirk Edwards taps one fine, West Indies v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Providence, Guyana, May 5, 2011

Kirk Edwards taps one fine

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Lendl Simmons attacks during his aggressive innings

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