Pakistan in West Indies Test Series - 1st Test

West Indies v Pakistan

West Indies won by 40 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

9.55 am The team are walking out, a refreshing sight to see two teams wearing white.

Michael Holding says on TV that there is a fair amount of grass on the pitch, which should encourage the fast bowlers early on, and expects the spinners to have a say later on in the Test. A good pitch for Test cricket is his verdict.

Darren Sammy: "It was difficult to pick the XI, but in the end we had to leave out Samuels and Fidel. (About the wins in the last two one-days) Though this is a different format, it is always good win matches. It looks like a typical Guyana wicket."

Misbah ul Haq: "The team has been really playing well since the Tests against South Africa. We want to continue that. We are ready to play good cricket. We were also planning to bat first, since we are playing two spinners."

There is a mix of cloud cover and blue skies. We are all set to go. Hardly any crowd in, perhaps they will come in later in the day.

Three slips in place, Umar Gul does some stretches, and Test cricket is back from its four-month slumber.

9.45 am George Binoy has everything you need to know about this game in his preview. And Osman Samiuddin, who is currently composing the bulletin for this game, though this series is going to be a duel between two flawed sides it doesn't mean there won't be riveting cricket.

Darren Sammy isn't getting a lot of love from our readers. Ravi Jodhan speaks for most when he says: "With Sammy as captain windies will always be either a batsman or bowler short..absolutely ridiculous..No edwards because sammy is captain."

And Azeem from Pakistan wonders: "Is Pakistan actually going into a match in the Windies with two fast bowlers. Ajmal usually doesnt do that well in test matches. I think we will depend on Rehman and Umar Gul for this one."

Rene A from Guyana is another displeased with the team choice: "I'm a bit confused, are three useful bowlers, and darren sammy, expected to get 20 wickets to win this game?"

9.30am West Indies have won the toss and bat. . Hang on, we'll give you the team news in a bit. Misbah says Pakistan will miss Younis' experience, but his absence provides a chance for the youngsters.

"Well done to win the toss, at least," says Tony Cozier to Darren Sammy. Fidel Edwards and Marlon Samuels have been left out.

Here's the West Indies XI: WI XI: Sammy (capt) , Nash (vc), Simmons, Smith, Bravo, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Baugh (wk), Rampaul, Roach, Bishoo

So, a big day coming up for Devendra Bishoo, who has been very impressive in his short international career so far.

What's your take on leaving out Fidel Edwards? Should they have been picked him in the squad at all, if he was going to be left out of the XI?

And this is the Pakistan XI: Misbah, Taufeeq, Hafeez, Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Salman, Ajmal, Rehman, Umar Akmal,Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz

No place for the quick bowlers Tanvir Ahmed, Junaid Khan, and Hammad Azam has also been left out.

9.20am Test cricket is back. Hello and welcome to the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies in Guyana. Pakistan have never won a Test series in the Caribbean, and this could be their best chance.

0.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, an appeal for a catch off the first ball, off the thigh pad to short leg

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of length ball on offstump, defended off the back foot, there is a bit of bounce round in this track

0.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, West Indies get going as Smith clips the ball off his thigh pad towards midwicket

0.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Gul fires it in fuller, struck on the pads but that pitched outside leg

0.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, confidently defended from the crease, this was a length ball, blocked towards the off side

The first two balls of the over seemed to bounce quite a bit, but nothing alarming

0.6

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, on the legstump again, whipped down to fine leg for two more

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0
DS Smith    4* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-0
LMP Simmons    0* (0b)     

A surprise, it may be a Test match but Pakistan have decided to open with spin. Hafeez it is

1.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, defended to the off side

1.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run

1.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, stifled appeal for lbw, as Simmons stretches well forward to block

1.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, Simmons gets off the mark by moving on to the back foot and guides the ball towards backward point, not much turn for Hafeez so far

Hafeez round the wicket, there's slip, forward short leg and leg slip

1.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, solidly defended off the front foot

1.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, Smith pushes it on the onside for an easy single

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 6/0
DS Smith    5* (8b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-2-0
LMP Simmons    1* (4b)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-0

2.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, fishes for the ball outside off, an expansive drive attempted to a shortish ball well outside off, misses

2.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, that one curves back in towards the batsman, it was a short of length ball pitching outside off, batsman raises his bat above his head to let it go

2.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, goes straight on this time, punched from the crease towards cover

2.4

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, the first boundary of the match, not entirely convincing from Smith, he goes well forward and pokes at the ball outside off, a bit of an outside edge as he plays away from his body, behind backward point for four

2.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, left alone outside off, in the channel outside off, batsman is not interested

2.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, a touch shorter, and this time on middle and leg, blocked off the back foot to the off side

Shiva: "Since the rise of Kemar Roach West Indian fans have been excitingly considering the prospect of having a fully fit Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor attacking opposition batsmen. Now Taylor is in IPL and everyone knows why Fidel is out, to make way for the all rounder captain!!! I say kudos to board and players for taking away yet another West Indian dream." That trio will be a sight

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 10/0
DS Smith    9* (14b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-8-0
LMP Simmons    1* (4b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-2-0

3.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, length ball, pushed back past the bowler for a single

3.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, fuller from Hafeez, a bit of turn, defended off the front foot

3.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, full and on the pads, tapped towards square leg

3.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 2 runs, spins away from the batsman this time, Smith was looking to defend this one off the front foot, the ball pitched on middle and turned away to take the outside edge past slip

3.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, once again Smith in a bit of bother, not the most sure of forward defences, hits high on the bat and a bit of an edge towards gully

Silly point comes in

3.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, Hafeez keeps it full, driven towards the off side

We seem to have a seven-ball over here

3.7

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, Simmons defends the extra ball back down the pitch

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 14/0
LMP Simmons    2* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-6-0
DS Smith    12* (19b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-8-0

4.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Gul bangs it in short, tests the batsman with the bouncer which Smith easily avoids

4.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of length, and a bit of width, poked towards point by Smith

4.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, length ball on the pads, guided down to fine leg to get off the mark, again some extra bounce for Gul

4.4

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, a huge appeal for lbw, a big inswinger that beats Simmons, umpire isn't interested, plenty of bounce on that and that might have taken it over the stumps, hit just above the top of his pads, though it was in line with middle and off

4.5

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, length ball coming in, defended off the back foot towards point

Hawk-Eye says that would have just clipped the bails, very difficult to give that out though

4.6

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, solidly defended off the front foot in front of point

Dr Tam: "With an in-form Hafeez as an off spinning option, Ajmal could have easily left out. Tanvir has performed well since his debut last year with the new ball to earn a place in the playing 11, I fancy."

End of over 5 (1 run) West Indies 15/0
LMP Simmons    2* (9b)      Umar Gul    3-0-9-0
DS Smith    13* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-6-0

5.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, bottom hand comes off the bat as Smith stretches well forward to block the ball

5.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, tucks this one round the corner, wanted the single but is sent back by Simmons

5.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, inside-edged towards the leg side, Smith not looking very solid here

5.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, OUT, he's gone, the move to open with Hafeez pays off, it was a straight one from Hafeez, Smith was searching for the spin as he defended off the front foot, the ball slips past the inside-edge and that hits the offstump

DS Smith b Mohammad Hafeez 13 (22m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Top marks to Guyana's Nyall Jordan, who had predicted this before the start. Forty minutes ago he sent this in: "Shucks, wasted a spot with Smith there. Pakistan will open the bowling with spin and get him 1st over, if not 1st ball. Should have played Samuels or even Edwards instead."

5.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, "lovely bowling, lovely," says the keeper, as Hafeez tosses the ball up, defended back to the bowler

5.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, ooh, that one spun a long way, and bounce as well, curving away from the batsman, left alone

Meanwhile, for those of you interested in the IPL, Chennai v Delhi is underway now. Go here for comms.

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) West Indies 15/1
DM Bravo    0* (2b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-6-1
LMP Simmons    2* (9b)      Umar Gul    3-0-9-0

6.1

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, defended off the back foot towards backward point

6.2

Umar Gul to Simmons, 1 run, driven towards mid-off by Simmons, no time for the second, he was originally looking to play that towards the on side, before he checked the shot

6.3

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, length ball on offstump, batsman keeps bat and pad close together as he blocks that

6.4

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, fullish ball on middle and leg, defended to the leg side by Bravo

6.5

Umar Gul to Bravo, 1 run, a touch shorter and on the pads, Bravo gets his first run by helping the ball down to fine leg

6.6

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, Gul keeps it tight around off, length ball is blocked off the front foot towards cover

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 17/1
LMP Simmons    3* (12b)      Umar Gul    4-0-11-0
DM Bravo    1* (5b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-6-1

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, watchfully played off the back foot, that one turns a bit and bounces sharply, on the bounce to second slip

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, ooh, Hafeez continues to cause trouble, Bravo looks to slap that one, bottom-edged past the keeper to the leg side

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, blocked off the front foot down the track

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, the move to open with Hafeez turning to be a shrewd one, Bravo looks to defend to the off side but the ball spins shaprly past the outside edge, it's the first hour of the first day and already there is plenty of spin on offer

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, much more confident from Bravo, pushed towards the bowler off the front foot

End of over 8 (maiden) West Indies 17/1
DM Bravo    1* (11b)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-2-6-1
LMP Simmons    3* (12b)      Umar Gul    4-0-11-0

8.1

Umar Gul to Simmons, 1 run, clips the length ball from offstump towards deep backward square leg for a single

8.2

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, angles across Bravo, who is beaten as he looks to defend, seams away a touch after pitching on middle and leg and Bravo is unsure whether to play at it or not, through to the keeper

8.3

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, superb stuff from Gul, this was a touch shorter from gul, gets the ball to rise sharply, Bravo drops his wrists to leave the ball to the keeper outside off

8.4

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, doesn't look very elegant as he defends that down the track, opened up a touch as he plays that length ball

8.5

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, works this one towards cover point, off the middle of the bat this time, played off the back foot

Btw, this is only Darren Bravo's fourth Test, though he already seems to be something of a senior on this side

8.6

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, blocks the final ball of the over in the direction of extra cover

End of over 9 (1 run) West Indies 18/1
DM Bravo    1* (16b)      Umar Gul    5-0-12-0
LMP Simmons    4* (13b)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-2-6-1

Bright sunshine now in Guyana.

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, Hafeez worries the batsman again, Simmons looks to drive against the spin, through covers, gets the leading edge and the ball squirts towards square leg

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, opens the face a touch as he defends the ball towards slip

Four men round the bat

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, fullish ball, deadbatted towards the bowler

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, flighted ball on offstump, solidly blocked to the off side

Slip, leg slip, silly point, and short leg lie in wait

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, length ball from Hafeez, "very well bowled," says the keeper, defended back to the bowler

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, gives this one a bit of air, Bravo defends once more but not with as much conviction, inside-edged onto the pads, and the ball dribbles to the off side

David Jordan is among the few Sammy fans: "@ Ravi Jodhan. Sammy has a test bowling average of 31.03 from 11 tests. That's better than Fidel's (39.43) and indeed Flintoff's (32.78). That suggests he is worthy of selection as a bowler. It's his ODI averages/performances that let Sammy down. "

End of over 10 (1 run) West Indies 19/1
DM Bravo    1* (21b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-2-7-1
LMP Simmons    5* (14b)      Umar Gul    5-0-12-0

Gul continues

10.1

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, length ball, Simmons opens the face as he plays that towards backward point

10.2

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, a length ball on offstump, confidently played towards cover from the crease

10.3

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, this time Gul gets Simmons to reach out for the ball outside off, a bit of an edge towards backward point, Bravo walks up to the batsman and gives him some advice

10.4

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, well outside off, left alone by Simmons

10.5

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, guided towards point off the front foot, no run though

SammyDefender: "What's with all the Sammy bagging? The guy hasn't had that great a crack at the job yet has he? I say if he does become effective dead weight in the team then he DOES deserve the chop. But he deserves a chance to show his quality before that happens."

10.6

Umar Gul to Simmons, 2 runs, sliding this into the pad, flicked in front of square leg for a couple to end the over

Sam Roy: "@Shiva Three out and out fast bowlers is never a good thing unless all of them have a great degree of control. I would rather play two of them and Ravi Rampaul or Benn depending on the wicket (to have more control). Australia went with Lee, Tait and Johnson in the World Cup and we saw apart from Lee nobody had any control. Bishoo though is a must."

End of over 11 (2 runs) West Indies 21/1
LMP Simmons    7* (20b)      Umar Gul    6-0-14-0
DM Bravo    1* (21b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-2-7-1

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, 3 runs, too full and down the leg side, whipped in front of short leg for by Bravo, good running as well from the batsmen

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, something we have seen much so far, Simmons using his feet, comes down the track and drives the ball towards mid-on

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, tossed up by Hafeez, gets some spin, Simmons looks to defend, edged to the leg side

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, too short from Hafeez, he got it to spin but very slowly. plenty of time for Simmons to rock back and clip it to midwicket

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, an appeal for lbw, off the bat though behind square leg

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, get nicely forward and dead bats an overpitched ball to the off side

Thomas Layton is another of the WI fans thinking what might have been: "Just thinking here though, if the windies had managed their players better the team could easily look like this; Gayle, Barath, Bravo, Chanders, Sarwan, Nash/Bravo, Baugh, Roach, Taylor, Bishoo, Edwards. Now thats a sight to behold there"

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 25/1
DM Bravo    4* (24b)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-2-11-1
LMP Simmons    8* (23b)      Umar Gul    6-0-14-0

Now Rehman is into the attack, let's see how much turn he gets. slip, gully and silly point for him

12.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, Simmons drives back to the bowler off the front foot

12.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, shortish from Rehman, goes straight on,defended to the off side

12.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, overpitched this time, a good-looking drive from Simmons, can't beat the man at extra cover

12.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, "Catch it," says the excitable keeper, it was a short ball just outside off, bottom-edged towards slip

12.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, blocked to the leg side this time

12.6

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, short of length, Simmons is drawn forward, he looks a bit awkward as he defends it to the off side

Saad asks: "Is there a referral system in this Test Series? " Yes there is.

End of over 13 (maiden) West Indies 25/1
LMP Simmons    8* (29b)      Abdur Rehman    1-1-0-0
DM Bravo    4* (24b)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-2-11-1

Hafeez to continues

13.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, on the pads, defended to the leg side

13.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, nicely tossed up by Hafeez, a bit too full, eased down the pitch

13.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, more flight from Hafeez, guided to gully by Bravo

13.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, this is a low full toss from Hafeez, punched back to the bowler

13.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, short of length and plenty of width, Bravo's back lift suggested he wanted to hammer that one, but he curbs that instinct and lets it through to the keeper

13.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, a full ball to end the over, patted back down the track

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 25/1
DM Bravo    4* (30b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-3-11-1
LMP Simmons    8* (29b)      Abdur Rehman    1-1-0-0

14.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, length ball from Rehman, punched off the back foot towards cover

Second slip moves out into a short extra cover

14.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, length ball on legstump, played towards silly point

14.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, more defence from Simmons, gets well forward and inside-edges it on to his pads

14.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, opens the face as he drives the ball towards backward point

14.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, shortish from Rehman, keeping it tight around off, Simmons drives off the back foot towards extra cover

14.6

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, silly point fields as Simmons defends

And that is drinks.

Anant K from Guyana: "It was only a matter of time before Smith went. The consensus among many here is that Braithwaite should have been playing..." I have heard lots about Braithwaite, who is the WI under-19 captain, big things expected from the kid.

Tim from Australia: "@Shiva, Rampaul averages 110, I'm pretty sure Sammy isn't the one who needs to be dropped. How Rampaul is still playing test cricket is beyond me."

Hafeez continues in the second hour.

End of over 15 (maiden) West Indies 25/1
LMP Simmons    8* (35b)      Abdur Rehman    2-2-0-0
DM Bravo    4* (30b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-3-11-1

15.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, off the back foot, forces the ball towards cover

Both batsmen has exchanged their helmets for caps now

15.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, not too convincing forward defence from Bravo

15.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, flighted by Hafeez, fullish on off, blocked down the track

15.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, strays this time, full and flighted and on the pads, tapped towards square leg

15.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, more praise from the keeper for Hafeez, as Bravo defends an offstump ball

15.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, keeping it tight round off, solid forward defensive

James from the UK: "Shiva and others, I think the central problem is that Sammy is not worth his place as a player (though he is the best bet as captain). Call it "Brearley syndrome"!). My WI team (assuming all fit) would be something like: Gayle, Simmons, Bravo Jr, Sarwan, Chanders, Bravo Sr, Baugh, Taylor, Edwards, Bishoo, Roach."

End of over 16 (maiden) West Indies 25/1
DM Bravo    4* (36b)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-4-11-1
LMP Simmons    8* (35b)      Abdur Rehman    2-2-0-0

16.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, Simmons gets forward and opens the face to guide the ball to point

16.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, Simmons skates out of the crease and defends to the leg side

16.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, flighted by Rehman, length ball is pushed back to the bowler

16.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, short from Rehman, spins away, Simmons stands tall and slaps the ball towards point

16.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, short from Rehman, carved towards cover this time, can't find the gap once more

16.6

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, and that's a maiden from Rehman, the ball squirts away towards leg slip

End of over 17 (maiden) West Indies 25/1
LMP Simmons    8* (41b)      Abdur Rehman    3-3-0-0
DM Bravo    4* (36b)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-4-11-1

17.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, length ball is defended past silly point

17.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, more defence from Bravo, down the track

17.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, the spinners not giving anything away here, Bravo opens the face to work the ball behind square on the off side

17.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, hmm, that was interesting, kept lower than Bravo expected, a short of length ball that goes through around knee high, Bravo is beaten outside off

17.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, solid forward defensive from Bravo

17.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, and the maiden count increases, Bravo punches the final ball towards extra cover

End of over 18 (maiden) West Indies 25/1
DM Bravo    4* (42b)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-5-11-1
LMP Simmons    8* (41b)      Abdur Rehman    3-3-0-0

18.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, a touch short on offstump, punched towards cover

18.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 2 runs, a tough of width, Simmons opens the face and guides the ball towards third man, and West Indies are finally off 25, Simmons gets to double digits

18.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, bat and pad close together as he pats that back down the track

18.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, length ball on offstump, Rehman remains accurate as ever, opens the face but can't find the gap

18.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, on middle and leg, clipped to midwicket

18.6

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, end of the over as Simmons defends off the front foot

For those of you wondering, here's the list of players who have opened the bowling and batting in a Test.

End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 27/1
LMP Simmons    10* (47b)      Abdur Rehman    4-3-2-0
DM Bravo    4* (42b)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-5-11-1

19.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, gets behind the line and blocks it off the back foot

19.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, no run, worked to the left of the bowler

19.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bravo, 3 runs, outside edge there, Bravo looking to drive the ball towards mid-on, the turn gets the outside edge, too wide of slip and down towards third man, Gul has a long chase

19.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, on middle and leg, more caution from the batsmen

19.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, comes down the track and punches it back to the bowler, who threaten to throw down the stumps

19.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, guided towards slip to end the over

Gareth: "I can't believe Andre Russell hasn't been mentioned today! In first class he averages 22 with the bat, 25 with the ball, and really has that aggression the Windies need to compete. I can't wait to see more of him."

End of over 20 (3 runs) West Indies 30/1
LMP Simmons    10* (50b)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-5-14-1
DM Bravo    7* (45b)      Abdur Rehman    4-3-2-0

20.1

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, 1 run, inside-edge as Bravo looks to defend, the ball loops over short leg, Bravo survives, plenty of turn there for Rehman

Tim: "@Sam Roy, Sammy is actually better at that containing role than Rampaul is. He is also a better batsman and fielder, and more likely to take wickets. My bowling lineup in a full strength Windies side would be Sammy, Taylor, Roach, Bishoo. If not Taylor then Fidel or Russell"

20.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, fuller from Rehman, blocked off the front foot towards cover

20.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, again the ball keeps a touch low, Simmons goes well back in the crease and taps the ball towards extra cover

20.4

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, 1 run, a touch short from Rehman, Bravo forces the ball towards long-on, who is some 15 metres in from the rope

20.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, length ball just outside off, Simmons opens the face to steer the ball past slip

20.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, 1 run, fiercely driven towards mid-off by Bravo, fielder doesn't collect it cleanly, the batsmen zip through for a single

This is making a supremely pleasant change after a month of covering the IPL. By this time, there would have been at least 160 runs scored in the IPL. At Providence, just one boundary in the first 80 minutes or so.

End of over 21 (5 runs) West Indies 35/1
DM Bravo    10* (48b)      Abdur Rehman    5-3-7-0
LMP Simmons    12* (53b)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-5-14-1

Pakistan get their third spinner in. Saeed Ajmal is on. First day of a Test match, in the Caribbean?

21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, FOUR, there's a shot that is often seen in the IPL, Bravo backs away and makes some room and muscles the ball through the covers for four, it was quite short from Ajmal

21.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, 1 run, some spin on offer for Ajmal, length ball outside off, defended behind point

21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, sharp spin for Ajmal, pitching well outside off and comes in, Simmons defends

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, gets nicely forward and blocks to the off side

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, that kept a touch low, more spin for Ajmal, comes in towards Simmons who barely manages to keep to defend it

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, more defence to end the over

Well, I am very keen to see how this pitch will fare on day four and five, First session of the first day and already there is loads of spin and some variable bounce. Not a good sign for the batsmen.

End of over 22 (5 runs) West Indies 40/1
LMP Simmons    12* (57b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-5-0
DM Bravo    15* (50b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-3-7-0

22.1

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, Bravo pats it to the leg side off the front foot

22.2

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, this one goes straight on, well outside off and kept low, a tough take for the keeper

22.3

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, defended square on the off side, Bravo sets off for the single, simmons doesn't, keeper sprints and fields, Bravo turns back earl;y to make his ground

22.4

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run

22.5

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, the arm ball was it? yup, Bravo plays inside the line of that one, keeper fails to collect once more, this was a simpler take for him

22.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, prodigious spin for Rehman, pitching well outside off and comes in a long way, Bravo tucks it to square leg, this is looking like a very good toss to win for West Indies

End of over 23 (maiden) West Indies 40/1
DM Bravo    15* (56b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-4-7-0
LMP Simmons    12* (57b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-5-0

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, inside-edge towards forward short leg

Karthik: "If you do not consider his 2 tests against BAN and a lone (successful) test against ENG, Sammy's average balloons up to 66+ from 8 tests."

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, a wristy flick towards mid-on

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, worked towards point, plenty of width for Simmons, who opens the face to steer the ball

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, plenty of flight, this one was closer to off, Simmons gets well forward and defends

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, FOUR, a boundary for Simmons, slightly overpitched from Hafeez, Simmons gets to the pitch and drives it against the spin past cover for four, nicely done by Simmons

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, FOUR, two fours off two balls, Ajmal gives width this time and drops it short, Simmons capitalises, he slaps this powerfully past point for a second boundary

End of over 24 (8 runs) West Indies 48/1
LMP Simmons    20* (63b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-13-0
DM Bravo    15* (56b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-4-7-0

24.1

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, Bravo punches it towards cover, can't beat the fielder

24.2

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, Bravo is beaten as he pokes half-heartedly, past the outside edge

24.3

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, 2 runs, stands tall and drives this past point for a couple and that brings up the half-century

24.4

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, this one turns a lot, goes onto the pads, Bravo tucks it towards square leg

24.5

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, length ball on middle, defended to the off side

24.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, length ball pitching outside off, Bravo smothers that one with his forward defensive

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 50/1
DM Bravo    17* (62b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-4-9-0
LMP Simmons    20* (63b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-13-0

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, blocked off the front foot to the leg side

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, an appeal for a stumping, but Simmons' back foot was grounded, that's the doosra from Ajmal, takes the ball past the outside edge after drawing Simmons forward

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, short of length ball pitching outside off and jags in towards the batsman, who defends in the direction of cover

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, fuller ball, deadbatted down the track

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, for the second time, the ball keeps lower than Simmons bends after defending that towards point

Slip and forward short leg in place

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, final ball of the over is a length one just outside off, turns in and is defended down the track

Seebaschan: "@Tim Rampaul was picked because of his recent ODI and first-class performances. He has bowled 90 MPH with good control during this Pakistan series. It was either him for Fidel."

End of over 26 (maiden) West Indies 50/1
LMP Simmons    20* (69b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-13-0
DM Bravo    17* (62b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-4-9-0

26.1

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, 1 run, a quick single is pinched, length ball outside off, guided towards point, Bravo calls, Simmons responds, single taken though a direct hit might have caught Simmons short

26.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, another sharp single, this time towards mid-on

26.3

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, Bravo gets well forward and dead bats it

26.4

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, short of length ball on middle and leg, tucked towards short leg

26.5

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, this one spins past the inside-edge, strikes the pads but outside off

26.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, Rehman remains his constricting self, this one was spinning down, hits the pad as Bravo looks to leave

End of over 27 (2 runs) West Indies 52/1
DM Bravo    18* (67b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-4-11-0
LMP Simmons    21* (70b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-13-0

27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, gets forward and drives toward point

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, FOUR, four more for Simmons, loopy delivery from Hafeez, touch overpitched, Simmons pounces on that one, gets out of the crease and powers it past extra cover for four, this is Simmons' highest score in Tests, previous best was 24

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, blocked off the front foot

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 2 runs, Ajmal drops it short, Simmons rocks back and waits for the ball to come to him, carves it past point

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, length ball from Ajmal, coming in to the batsman as he defends

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, fuller, on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

While West Indies' batsmen toil against spin, the missing man, Chris Gayle, tweets: "Just finish work out...Now watching Movie Shooter while waiting on Room Service,a tall glass of milkshake and some Brilliant FOOD!!Sweet Azz"

End of over 28 (6 runs) West Indies 58/1
LMP Simmons    27* (76b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-19-0
DM Bravo    18* (67b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-4-11-0

28.1

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, 1 run, not in control of that, Bravo was looking to make room to cut a slightly short ball, gets a bottom edge that goes through his legs and past the stumps towards backward square leg

David Carr: "I agree with Andy Roberts - The WI Board needs restructuring and the selectors needs to be changed. Sammy was never a permanent member of the team, but he is captain. Good players have to be dropped so that he could play. It happened in the quarter final of the world cup. Russel was dropped. In this match, Fidel was dropped. The whole world knows that Devon Smith cannot play spin. Why is he still in the team. Perhaps WI should have opened with Chanderpaul and play Fidel."

28.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, another edge, this time the inside-edge towards backward square leg as Simmons plays off the front foot

28.3

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, Rehman jumps up in excitement as the ball flies off the pad towards short leg, wide of the fielder who didn't move, it was too wide of him, there was an edge on that one

28.4

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, confidently blocked off the front foot

28.5

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, defended to the off side off the front foot

Sorry, replays suggest there was no edge on that shot from Bravo earlier in the earlier

28.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, guided just behind point by Bravo to end the over

All this spin means the over rate is very good, 29 done with ten minutes to go for lunch

End of over 29 (2 runs) West Indies 60/1
DM Bravo    19* (72b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-4-13-0
LMP Simmons    28* (77b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-19-0

Wahab Riaz, who might have been expecting to get the new ball, finally gets a chance to bowl, as fifth choice, perhaps he will get only one over before lunch. slight delay as both batsmen call for helmets, brought out by Fidel Edwards. Good to see him on the field

29.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, short of length ball on middle, punched back to the bowler, 85mph (please do the conversion to kmph, TV showing speed in mph)

Two slips in place

29.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, Simmons jumps as he clips the short of length ball from off towards midwicket

29.3

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, left alone by Bravo, despite the slow rate there haven't been too many deliveries to which the batsman shouldered arms

29.4

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, no run, too far outside off to interest Bravo

29.5

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, no run, forcing the batsman to play this time, in the corridor just outside off, worked towards point

29.6

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, FOUR, a boundary for Bravo, short from Riaz, and plenty of width to work with, Bravo latches on to that, swings his arms to smash it past gully for four

End of over 30 (5 runs) West Indies 65/1
DM Bravo    23* (76b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-5-0
LMP Simmons    29* (79b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-4-13-0

Last over before lunch?

30.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, simmons shows off his forward defensive technique once again

30.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, gets well forward and blocks the ball to short leg

30.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, Rehman remains supremely accurate, length ball on middle, defended back down the track

30.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, full ball on legstump, punched towards mid-on for a single

The fifty stand has come up

30.5

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, blocked off the back foot behind square on the off side

30.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, once more there is a forward defensive, and that's the end of the over, and that will be lunch

It was slightly slow progress, but the West Indies team management will be thrilled that they have lost only one wicket. Somewhat surprising first session, with as many as 24 overs of spin. Hafeez and Rehman barely gave away any runs, they shared 20 overs for 28.

12.00pm The world famous Osman Samiuddin is putting the finishing touches on his bulletin. Check the link in a few minutes to get the story of the morning session. I'm off to get some food, see you in half an hour or so.

End of over 31 (1 run) West Indies 66/1
DM Bravo    23* (78b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-4-14-0
LMP Simmons    30* (83b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-5-0

12.35pm Welcome back, five minutes to the start of the second session.In Providence, The sun is shining, as Bob Marley famously sang.

Jabari from West Indies: "With the pitch offering spin and variable bounce, as well as the early loss of Smith, the West Indies should be very happy with the work done by these two youngsters. They consolidated well, now we await the counter attack."

The players stride out, Umar Akmal having a chat with Lendl Simmons. Wahab to bowl his second over.

31.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, this one angle across, Simmons is happy to leave that to the keeper, starts with a 85.1mph ball

31.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length ball just outside off, Simmons gets forward and blocks

Umar Gul is warming up

31.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, Simmons gets his first run since the break, easy single as Wahab sprays it on the pads, clipped to midwicket

31.4

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, 2 runs, a lovely flick by Bravo, down towards deep backward square leg, elegantly done by Bravo, full ball on the pads, Gul had to race around from fine leg to field

31.5

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, no run, short of length ball on offstump, defended back to the bowler

Naitram: "Isn't it lovely to have cricket in Guyana without rain. OH those days at Bourda! What memories! "

31.6

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, no run, steered towards backward point to end the over

Btw, Dwayne Bravo has just pulled off a blinder to remove Colin Ingram at the IPL. Commentary here

End of over 32 (3 runs) West Indies 69/1
DM Bravo    25* (81b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-8-0
LMP Simmons    31* (86b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-4-14-0

Rehman to bowl now

32.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, on offstump, defended off the front foot

32.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, worked towards backward point, Simmons gets forward and opens the face to guide that one, Hafeez quickly on to the ball

32.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, a touch shorter from Rehman, slapped off the back foot to cover, not wide enough of the fielder

32.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, looks to block off the front foot, inside-edge towards square leg

32.5

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, an offstump delivery, Bravo punches it towards cover

Slip and short leg in place

32.6

Abdur Rehman to Bravo, no run, nicely driven in front of point but once again there's no run to be had

Rehman now has 11-4-15-0. Brings back memories of this game, where Rehman completely tied down Guptill on the first day. Guptill finally smashed a high full toss to cover.

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 70/1
DM Bravo    25* (83b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    11-4-15-0
LMP Simmons    32* (90b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-8-0

33.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, punched to midwicket off the back foot

33.2

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off

33.3

Wahab Riaz to Bravo, OUT, Riaz has struck, that's the end of Bravo, who was looking to play the ball towards square leg, it was a full ball that was swinging in, hit him low on the pad in front of middle and leg, hang on, it's time for the review, the doubt is over whether that ball was going on hit leg, or whether it was sliding down, there was no bat involved, it hit just about the ankle, and the replay shows the ball was going on to hit legstump, the end of Bravo's resistance

DM Bravo lbw b Wahab Riaz 25 (101m 85b 2x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

Ramnaresh Sarwan, one of Guyana's favourite sons, is walking in. Plenty of controversy over his inclusion, there were initial reports that he wouldn't be picked, before there was a change of mind

33.4

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, way outside off, left alone by Sarwan

33.5

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, makes Sarwan play this time, closer to off, pushed back down the pitch off the back foot

33.6

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, another leave from Sarwan to end the over

End of over 34 (1 run) West Indies 71/2
RR Sarwan    0* (3b)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-9-1
LMP Simmons    33* (91b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    11-4-15-0

34.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, Simmons stretches forward and drives it past short leg

34.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, eased to silly point

34.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, Simmons, as he done several times this innings, charges out and powers the ball towards mid-off, steady on

34.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, back to watchful defence towards silly point

34.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, SIX, Simmons pulls out the big hit, has it gone all the way? replays needed, it was a length ball, Simmons skates out and thumps it over wide long-on, after several replays, six is signalled

Jake Williams: "This could of been a better game/series if there was Gayle, Bravo, Taylor and Edwards all playing. If they were i think everyone would of fancied the Windies to win...."

34.6

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, pushed to silly point to end the over

End of over 35 (6 runs) West Indies 77/2
LMP Simmons    39* (97b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    12-4-21-0
RR Sarwan    0* (3b)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-9-1

35.1

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, length ball angling across, Sarwan initially thought of poking at that, withdraws his bat at the last moment, leaves the ball to the keeper

35.2

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, 1 no ball, well outside off, and that is another take for the keeper

35.2

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, appeal for caught-behind, Salman was appealing very confidentally, it was a short of length ball down the leg side, Sarwan immediately looked back to see where the ball went, Pakistan think there was a glove involved, they consider going for the review, but after some consultation decide against it

35.3

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, 1 run, fullish ball is driven past the bowler

35.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, jumps as he gets behind the line and blocks the ball down the track

35.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 2 runs, a tough chance, dropped by Azhar Ali at gully, the ball swung away from Sarwan, who went for the big drive, edged, Ali dives to his left and gets a hand on it but can't latch on, it was very difficult

35.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, Simmons in trouble here, he's down on the ground, there was a huge appeal for lbw, that ball struck him in line and looked like it was going on to hit, but might have pitched outside leg, Simmons was struck on his left knee, and he's writhing on the ground in pain, the physio's out with the magic spray

Simmons limping around now, gingerly testing his knee, the physio is still around, waiting to see whether Simmons is fit to continue, Simmons' left pad is still off.

It seems Simmons is going to continue, he's not moving very freely here.

Oh no, he's tried to continue but he has decided he can't bat on. He's walking off with the physio CJ Clarke.

End of over 36 (4 runs) West Indies 81/2
LMP Simmons    41* (100b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-13-1
RR Sarwan    1* (7b)      Abdur Rehman    12-4-21-0

So another man who has been surrounded by controversy comes in. Shivenarine Chanderpaul, the man with all the experience in the world, comes out. Will he be fired up by his run-ins with the board and management over the past month?

36.1

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, length ball that is driven crisply by Sarwan, hits the man at silly point

36.2

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, fullish ball, on middle and leg, punched to mid-on by Sarwan

36.3

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, tossed up by Rehman, gets the leading edge, which pops up but not as far as silly point

36.4

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, reverts to the flatter trajectory, defended off the back foot

36.5

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, a muted appeal, not sure for what, clipped behind square leg

36.6

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, FOUR, Sarwan unleashes his favourite shot, the cut, it is short and a bit wide, crashed by Sarwan after rocking back to make more room

End of over 37 (4 runs) West Indies 85/2
RR Sarwan    5* (13b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    13-4-25-0
LMP Simmons    41* (100b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-13-1

37.1

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul gets off the mark by guiding the ball off his pads, it was an attempted yorker, ends up as a full toss outside leg, easy for Chanders

37.2

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, fullish ball again, just outside off, horribly mistimed drive from Sarwan, sends the ball dribbling towards cover

37.3

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, length ball pitching outside off, and moving further away with the angle, left alone

37.4

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, 1 run, this one comes back in a touch, a short of length ball, Sarwan thought that was going to go away as the other deliveries have, it gets the inside-edge and zips past leg stump, Sarwan survives, just about

37.5

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, another probing ball from Wahab, 88mph, in the channel outside off, Chanderpaul was drawn towards it, but he wasn't tempted in playing a shot, decides to keep his bat tucked under his pad after taking a stride forward

37.6

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, a touch overpitched, whipped from the crease past mid-on

End of over 38 (4 runs) West Indies 89/2
S Chanderpaul    3* (3b)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-17-1
RR Sarwan    6* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    13-4-25-0

38.1

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, 2 runs, Rehman slips this on legstump, glanced towards fine leg by Sarwan

38.2

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, on middle and leg, Sarwan shows the full face as he defends

38.3

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, no run, the forward defensive from Sarwan, just past silly point

38.4

Abdur Rehman to Sarwan, 1 run, just short of a length, plenty of open spaces on the leg side, Sarwan finds one around midwicket and ambles the single

38.5

Abdur Rehman to Chanderpaul, no run, on the legstump, tucked towards midwicket by Chanderpaul

Dan sends us a reminder of Chanderpaul's record: "Mat Runs HS Ave 130 9064 203* 48.99 " adding that he doesn't need advice from the coach of the WICB.

38.6

Abdur Rehman to Chanderpaul, no run, padded away by Chanderpaul, well outside off

End of over 39 (3 runs) West Indies 92/2
S Chanderpaul    3* (5b)      Abdur Rehman    14-4-28-0
RR Sarwan    9* (20b 1x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-17-1

Wahab round the wicket

39.1

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, this one is on a length and angling in, pushed off the back foot towards the off side

Two slips and gully

39.2

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, Sarwan defends off the back foot towards cover

39.3

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, slants this one in towards legstump, Sarwan skips across and tries to tuck the ball towards midwicket, mistimed

39.4

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, no run, way outside off stump, Sarwan content to leave it to the keeper

39.5

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, FOUR, a boundary for Sarwan, overpitched from Wahab, Sarwan latches on to that and goes for the powerful drive, the bottom hand comes off as he plays that., still the timing was there to send the ball racing to the cover boundary

39.6

Wahab Riaz to Sarwan, 1 run, clips the ball towards midwicket, wide enough of the fielder to pick a single

End of over 40 (5 runs) West Indies 97/2
RR Sarwan    14* (26b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-22-1
S Chanderpaul    3* (5b)      Abdur Rehman    14-4-28-0

Gul is back.

40.1

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, a bit of an appeal, as it hit Sarwan well outside off, that one jagged back sharply from a short of a length but wasn't going on to hit the stumps, hits him pretty high as well, Sarwan had raised his bat over his head looking to leave that, was not expecting it to come back in as much as it did

40.2

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, left alone this time by Sarwan, way outside off

40.3

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, just outside off, once again Sarwan leaves it, just about, Sarwan was thinking about defending that one, it was much closer to off than the previous one

40.4

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, short of a length and just outside off, gets bat on it, pushed towards extra cover

40.5

Umar Gul to Sarwan, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, Sarwan stands tall and slaps that behind backward point

Update: Lendl Simmons is fit enough to bat. He will come out at the fall of the next wicket.

40.6

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, Chanderpaul shuffles across the stumps, is struck on the thigh pad towards short fine leg for a leg bye

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 99/2
S Chanderpaul    3* (6b)      Umar Gul    7-0-15-0
RR Sarwan    15* (31b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-22-1

Hafeez returns, one slip and silly point for him

41.1

Saeed Ajmal to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball, turns across, Chanderpaul defends off the front foot

41.2

Saeed Ajmal to Chanderpaul, no run, fullish ball, driven towards mid-off, Chanderpaul thinks of a single but is sent back

41.3

Saeed Ajmal to Chanderpaul, no run, full ball on offstump, blocked down the track

Neil: "Business and schools should close early today and come to the ground to get a glimpse of what could the last time these two bat together in a game in Guyana..." Good point that

41.4

Saeed Ajmal to Chanderpaul, no run, a touch shorter, defended off the back foot

41.5

Saeed Ajmal to Chanderpaul, no run, waits for this one on the front foot, uses his wrists to knock the ball towards point

41.6

Saeed Ajmal to Chanderpaul, no run, a bit wide outside off, Chanderpaul is happy to defend down the pitch

Tariq from West Indies: "what a difference these two makes....no more "ooohhhssss" and "aaahhhhhhsss" from the fielders and bowlers...."

End of over 42 (maiden) West Indies 99/2
S Chanderpaul    3* (12b)      Saeed Ajmal    5-2-19-0
RR Sarwan    15* (31b 2x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-15-0

42.1

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, outside off, Sarwan isn't interested

42.2

Umar Gul to Sarwan, 1 run, length ball on the legstump, Sarwan shuffles across and tucks the ball behind square to bring up the West Indies 100

42.3

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball angling across, Chanderpaul gets well forward and pokes it to the off side

42.4

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, on middle stump this time, Chanderpaul jumps and defends to the off side

Seebaschan: "@Neil Very good point that, didn't even realize it. Two solid careers, Sarwan could have been better but solid nevertheless. Hope for a good stand from these two."

42.5

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, FOUR, a legstump delivery, Chanderpaul capitalises, easily helped past the keeper towards fine leg for four

42.6

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, driven off the front foot this time, past the bowler who tries to get a hand on it, not very well timed from Chanderpaul

Time for Drinks.

End of over 43 (5 runs) West Indies 104/2
S Chanderpaul    7* (16b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-20-0
RR Sarwan    16* (33b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-2-19-0

Saeed Ajmal has the ball, slip and short leg in place

43.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, driven towards cover by Sarwan

43.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, offstump delivery, slightly overpitched, firmly driven towards mid-off

Ajmal is bowling round the wicket

43.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, length ball bouncing up, Sarwan plays it off the back foot towards backward point

43.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, slides on quicker outside off, left alone

43.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, fuller ball on middle and leg, defended off the back foot towards forward short leg

43.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, Ajmal keeps it full, shifts his line outside off, blocked to the off side, and that's a maiden from Ajmal

End of over 44 (maiden) West Indies 104/2
RR Sarwan    16* (39b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-3-19-0
S Chanderpaul    7* (16b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-20-0

44.1

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, full and well outside off, driven by Chanderpaul towards cover

44.2

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Chanderpual gets into double figures with a superbly placed drive for four, length ball and he gets forward and times the ball past mid-off for a boundary, Gul grimaces on seeing the shot

Gul decides to go round the wicket, Chanderpaul retakes his guard with his trademark "banging the bail with the bat" method

44.3

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, short of length ball outside off, left alone

44.4

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run

44.5

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Chanderpaul survives, Gul slings this one in from round the wicket, the ball moves away a touch, gets the outside edge, which flies between the keeper and first slip, keeper threw himself to his left but can't get a hand on it

44.6

Umar Gul to Chanderpaul, no run, well outside off, Chanderpaul is not interested in that one

End of over 45 (8 runs) West Indies 112/2
S Chanderpaul    15* (22b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-28-0
RR Sarwan    16* (39b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-3-19-0

45.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, the Ajmal doosra makes an appearance, Sarwan didn't pick it, he pushes at the ball outside off and the ball spins past the outside edge

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, way outside off, left alone

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, this one comes in, Sarwan defends compactly off the back foot

45.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, slightly open face as Sarwan blocks this one towards gully

45.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, full ball pitching just outside off, patient defence from Sarwan

45.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, spins sharply in after pitching on off and middle, Sarwan is struck on the thigh pad and the ball rolls towards short fine

End of over 46 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 113/2
RR Sarwan    16* (45b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-4-19-0
S Chanderpaul    15* (22b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-28-0

Gul continues

46.1

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, a near full toss outside off, dug out towards point by Sarwan

46.2

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, pretty close to off but left alone

46.3

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, Sarwan opts against playing the shot, once more he is struck on the pads, on the knee roll, he had done the same thing sometime earlier to Gul, this one comes in a long way after pitching outside off, umpire says not out, review time, all was well from a Pakistan point of view, except that the replays show that ball would have sailed marginally outside off

46.4

Umar Gul to Sarwan, 2 runs, a lovely flick from Sarwan, overpitched on middle stump, jog through for a couple

46.5

Umar Gul to Sarwan, no run, short of length outside off which doesn't come in this time, Sarwan once again leaves it to the keeper

46.6

Umar Gul to Sarwan, 1 run, punched towards mid-on, calls for a sharp single, Wahab had to run forward to collect that one giving Sarwan time for the single

End of over 47 (3 runs) West Indies 116/2
RR Sarwan    19* (51b 2x4)      Umar Gul    10-0-31-0
S Chanderpaul    15* (22b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-4-19-0

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, gets forward and searches for the ball outside off, once more Ajmal starts the over with a doosra, Sarwan is hit on the back pad but that was missing off

Ajmal continues from round the wicket

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, fuller ball outside off, driven in front of point

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, and the doosra once more, this time Sarwan reads it and leaves for the keeper

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, a thumping sound as Sarwan drives forcefully off the front foot, doesn't beat short cover

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, fullish and pitching just outside off, played with soft hands towards the bowler

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, solidly defended off the front foot towards point, and that's another maiden for Ajmal

End of over 48 (maiden) West Indies 116/2
RR Sarwan    19* (57b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-5-19-0
S Chanderpaul    15* (22b 3x4)      Umar Gul    10-0-31-0

Riaz returns

48.1

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, shortish ball outside off, tapped behind point by Chanderpaul

48.2

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, appeal for lbw, Chanderpaul squared up by that, it moved in a bit after pitching outside off, hits Chanderpaul high and that was also missing the offstump

48.3

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, this one jags away from Chanderpaul, he fishes at the ball outside off, looking to play off the back foot, he's beaten

48.4

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, way outside off, no worry for Chanderpaul, who tucks his bat behind his pad as he lets it to the keeper

Errol asks:"Is the selection of both Sarwan and Chanderpaul above Samuel an indication of West Indies territorial cricket politics at work - considering that this game is in Guyana. If the game was in another territory would they both have played especially considering all the bickering between them and the WICB"

48.5

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, once again Chanderpaul can't be enticed into playing a shot

48.6

Wahab Riaz to Chanderpaul, no run, another maiden, patient Chanderpaul happy to shoulder arms once more

End of over 49 (maiden) West Indies 116/2
S Chanderpaul    15* (28b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    7-1-22-1
RR Sarwan    19* (57b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-5-19-0

49.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, length ball pitching on off, cautious forward defence

49.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, nicely flighted from Ajmal, pitching on middle and leg and turning in, struck on the thigh pad

49.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, poked in front of point from the crease

49.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, a garbled appeal as the ball spins sharply in to the batsman, off the pad and towards short leg, that was turning past the leg stumps

49.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, pushed in front of point once again

49.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sarwan, no run, comes on quicker, end of a probing over from Ajmal, Sarwan has got on the front foot, then rocks back to block, inside-edge on to the pad

End of over 50 (maiden) West Indies 116/2
RR Sarwan    19* (63b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-6-19-0
S Chanderpaul    15* (28b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    7-1-22-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Darren Sammy leads his team off the field after their win, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, Providence, 4th day, May 15, 2011

Darren Sammy leads his team off the field after their win

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Darren Sammy is ecstatic after snagging Umar Akmal, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, Providence, 4th day, May 15, 2011

Darren Sammy is ecstatic after snagging Umar Akmal

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