West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd T20, St Vincent July 28, 2013

Akmal, bowlers give Pakistan T20 series

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Pakistan 135 for 7 (Akmal 46*, Narine 3-26) beat West Indies 124 for 9 (Tanvir 2-20) by 11 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Umar Akmal's 46 off 36 gave Pakistan the final surge to take them to 135, which their bowlers made look like 185 on a slow, dry and used pitch to give them the Twenty20 series to go with the ODI spoils. Pakistan threatened to leave Ahmed Shehzad's platform of 44 off 46 to waste, but Akmal did just enough - with 38 in the last four overs - for the bowlers, who were soon all over the West Indies batting.

Sohail Tanvir's extra bounce accounted for Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels, Mohammad Hafeez got Chris Gayle for the second time in two afternoons, and before you knew West Indies were 17 for 4. A strategic promotion for Sunil Narine injected some life into the chase as he scored 28 off 16, Kieron Pollard gave them late hope with 23 off 10, but they were fighting too much quality.

After Charles edged Tanvir to Akmal, Gayle's horror home season continued as he fell to a leading edge; since his century in the first ODI of the tri-series earlier in the season, Gayle has not crossed 30 in 10 international innings, and has averaged 10.2. Samuels got a bit of a brute that kicked at him just outside off, and took the gove. Lendl Simmons soon played for a Shahid Afridi legbreak, but it didn't turn and took the middle stumps.

As Dwayne Bravo fought hard, Narine swung merrily, and enjoyed some good timing and some good luck. The two added 47 in 5.3 overs, and brought the target down 72 off 39. Pollard took time to get going, and by the time he decided everything needed to go as West Indies needed 62 in four overs. Over the next four balls, he brought out some savage hits against the 34-year-old rookie Zulfiqar Babar, losing two balls and scoring 20 runs. Babar, though, went over the wicket, and managed to get the outer edge, which still carried to deep cover. Immediately, he got rid of Bravo, who also wanted to go over the off side but found long-off.

In those two balls, the brief life in the chase had frizzled out. Not even a shambolic no-ball call - for the front foot cutting the side crease - could make any difference. In contrast, Pakistan might not have had any such spells of brilliant hitting, but they stayed around the six-an-over mark before going for the big runs in the end.

West Indies seemed to have learned their lesson from having failed to defend 152 in the first game. They didn't give Pakistan any pace to hit. When the visitors ended the Powerplay at 39 for 1, it was the last time their run rate would reach 6.5 before Akmal's hitting in the 19th over. They had to fight a controlled West Indies effort throughout.

Shehzad, who scored 44 off 46, found little support from the other end. Hafeez, opening in the absence of the dropped Nasir Jamshed, was caught on the late cut again. Umar Amin was done in trying to drive on the up. Haris Sohail swung before he got used to the pace of the pitch. Shahid Afridi hit Narine into the strong wind and in the air. Shehzad perished trying to pull Pollard, who had dug the ball in and provided no pace to go with.

At 96 for 5 in the 16th over, it seemed Pakistan would struggle to get to a defendable total, but Akmal kept them in the game. Most of his good work came in the 19th over when Bravo went round the stumps and angled the ball across Akmal with little cover on the cover boundary. He was taken for a four and a six in the 16-run over, but Narine ended his good spell with just six runs in the 20th. As it turned out, Akmal had done enough damage by then.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • t20cric on July 29, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    A great tour for Pakistan they really needed this after the embarrassing champion's trophy and the SA tour. It's a good thing they got a lot of debuts in to the tour. Pakistan's fielding needs to improve once again they dropped catches because of more than 1 fielder going for a catch. The funniest part was when Ajmal had caught the ball but Akmal thought he could get it so he ran into Ajmal causing him to drop the catch. It would have been great to see a test series between these teams I'm pretty sure that would have been pretty close to. A good point was brought up in the commentary that in the 4th ODI Pakistan had 121 to chase from 14 overs after rain with 2 wickets down and completed the chase in 13 overs and lost 2 more wickets. WI were in a similar situation after the first 6 overs of the 2nd t20 needing 123 from 14 overs with 3 wickets down and ended up falling 12 runs short as well as losing 6 more wickets.Maybe if WI noticed this then they may have known they still had a chance

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    Glad to see Pakistan victorious on this tour with a lot of positives to take home. The biggest of them IMO has been the form of U Akmal. In almost all the matches on this tour, he played some crucial innings, sort of batting that you expect from your wicket keeper these days. His glove work was very neat as well which is a great sign. We dearly missed an aggressive late middle order batsman who is also reliable. Along with him, Afridi's return to runs and wickets is a plus. We don't know how would he perform come the next match, but he very well justified his position on this tour. Harris Sohail and Umar Amin also look fine future prospects and one of them needs to be there in the middle order with Misbah in ODIS. We have never had a left handed middle order batsman. Ahmad Shahzad also showed what good can come by giving a youngster a proper run. Babar also was impressive and now that makes him our third quality left arm spinner along with Raza and Rehman. Overall very pleased!

  • on July 31, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Bowling round the wicket angling the ball across the batsman is a very good ploy to restrict run scoring because it crams the batsman and he can't free his arms. But as Rameez Raja repeatedly pointed out that while that does apply as a rule, Umer Akmal has the ability to make enough room and drive the ball to and over the boundary in the cover region.Yet Bravo kept bowling that delivery to Akmal innings after innings and that too in the death overs when Akmal was, as expected, taking risks to launch an all out attack. Those huge number of runs Bravo haemorrhaged in the final overs helped facilitate Pakistan's victories to a great extent. It is difficult to understand how and why the Windies did not spot this very significant chink at any stage throughout the series and employ a different strategy.

  • on July 30, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    well played Pakistan..congrats from Sri Lanka..Afridi is back

  • Shyam1981 on July 30, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Where is Azhar Ali. He is the best batsman in pakistan after misbah and has been making consistent scores at domestic level. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39037.html

    See his last 10 scores and this was before the champions trophy.

    Shame he wasnt selected for the champions trophy and odi series vs west indies. Also he has experience of playing in uk conditions because of his first tour.

    Please bring him back pak team for odis and never consider dropping him from test team.

  • mmeeran82 on July 30, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    Pakistan has played good cricket in carribean. Some of the players are in good form especially Umar Akmal.

    Pakistan should look for the domestic cricket & have to chose the batsmen with over 40+ Average with good Strike rate.

    Mohammed Irfan, Junaid Khan is improved a lot.

    Nasir Jamshed have to concentrate on his batting.

    Shahid Afridi must be there in the team.

  • BLACK-BIRDS on July 30, 2013, 3:11 GMT

    Pakistan Is a great team ,they can win any trophy ,series by having been unbeatten but sometimes they feel lack of unit ... congratulations ...but Sorry to say when Hafeez bowls short ones his action creats some doubts...am i right or not...?

  • on July 29, 2013, 22:38 GMT

    It was not a very great total but turned out to be good eventually.Changes were anticipated and were quite nicely done.West indies lost the match despite their brilliant efforts in both departments.Congratulations Pakistan team and have a rest of some days before going to Zimbabwe.

  • abdulnasir786 on July 29, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    I am very happy to see Umar Amin, Hammad azam, Haris sohail and Asad shafiq. These youngster have the heart and courage, Pakistan should take them very serious , they are the future. Shehzad, hafeez, Zulfiqar, all the bowlers except Junaid and irfan are just a junk. Pakistan start looking for a good bowler, I know there are tons out there in Pakistan. Pak Fans who have watched Pak cricket back in 80's and 90's can sensed what I mean here. Gul is history, all we need one good bowler and we are ready for world cup.

  • on July 29, 2013, 19:06 GMT

    Good win and tour for Pakistan.

    I am not sure why some are saying Hammad Azam was not good. He played well in the field. Took a couple catches and a run out. His skills in the field are good. He rotated the strike well in the first match. In the 2nd match, he got fooled by a pretty good bowler in Narine. He needs to be groomed and be given experience and that is the only way he will get better. Overall, he had a decent series and should be picked for the Zimbabwe tour.

  • t20cric on July 29, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    A great tour for Pakistan they really needed this after the embarrassing champion's trophy and the SA tour. It's a good thing they got a lot of debuts in to the tour. Pakistan's fielding needs to improve once again they dropped catches because of more than 1 fielder going for a catch. The funniest part was when Ajmal had caught the ball but Akmal thought he could get it so he ran into Ajmal causing him to drop the catch. It would have been great to see a test series between these teams I'm pretty sure that would have been pretty close to. A good point was brought up in the commentary that in the 4th ODI Pakistan had 121 to chase from 14 overs after rain with 2 wickets down and completed the chase in 13 overs and lost 2 more wickets. WI were in a similar situation after the first 6 overs of the 2nd t20 needing 123 from 14 overs with 3 wickets down and ended up falling 12 runs short as well as losing 6 more wickets.Maybe if WI noticed this then they may have known they still had a chance

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    Glad to see Pakistan victorious on this tour with a lot of positives to take home. The biggest of them IMO has been the form of U Akmal. In almost all the matches on this tour, he played some crucial innings, sort of batting that you expect from your wicket keeper these days. His glove work was very neat as well which is a great sign. We dearly missed an aggressive late middle order batsman who is also reliable. Along with him, Afridi's return to runs and wickets is a plus. We don't know how would he perform come the next match, but he very well justified his position on this tour. Harris Sohail and Umar Amin also look fine future prospects and one of them needs to be there in the middle order with Misbah in ODIS. We have never had a left handed middle order batsman. Ahmad Shahzad also showed what good can come by giving a youngster a proper run. Babar also was impressive and now that makes him our third quality left arm spinner along with Raza and Rehman. Overall very pleased!

  • on July 31, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Bowling round the wicket angling the ball across the batsman is a very good ploy to restrict run scoring because it crams the batsman and he can't free his arms. But as Rameez Raja repeatedly pointed out that while that does apply as a rule, Umer Akmal has the ability to make enough room and drive the ball to and over the boundary in the cover region.Yet Bravo kept bowling that delivery to Akmal innings after innings and that too in the death overs when Akmal was, as expected, taking risks to launch an all out attack. Those huge number of runs Bravo haemorrhaged in the final overs helped facilitate Pakistan's victories to a great extent. It is difficult to understand how and why the Windies did not spot this very significant chink at any stage throughout the series and employ a different strategy.

  • on July 30, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    well played Pakistan..congrats from Sri Lanka..Afridi is back

  • Shyam1981 on July 30, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Where is Azhar Ali. He is the best batsman in pakistan after misbah and has been making consistent scores at domestic level. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/39037.html

    See his last 10 scores and this was before the champions trophy.

    Shame he wasnt selected for the champions trophy and odi series vs west indies. Also he has experience of playing in uk conditions because of his first tour.

    Please bring him back pak team for odis and never consider dropping him from test team.

  • mmeeran82 on July 30, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    Pakistan has played good cricket in carribean. Some of the players are in good form especially Umar Akmal.

    Pakistan should look for the domestic cricket & have to chose the batsmen with over 40+ Average with good Strike rate.

    Mohammed Irfan, Junaid Khan is improved a lot.

    Nasir Jamshed have to concentrate on his batting.

    Shahid Afridi must be there in the team.

  • BLACK-BIRDS on July 30, 2013, 3:11 GMT

    Pakistan Is a great team ,they can win any trophy ,series by having been unbeatten but sometimes they feel lack of unit ... congratulations ...but Sorry to say when Hafeez bowls short ones his action creats some doubts...am i right or not...?

  • on July 29, 2013, 22:38 GMT

    It was not a very great total but turned out to be good eventually.Changes were anticipated and were quite nicely done.West indies lost the match despite their brilliant efforts in both departments.Congratulations Pakistan team and have a rest of some days before going to Zimbabwe.

  • abdulnasir786 on July 29, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    I am very happy to see Umar Amin, Hammad azam, Haris sohail and Asad shafiq. These youngster have the heart and courage, Pakistan should take them very serious , they are the future. Shehzad, hafeez, Zulfiqar, all the bowlers except Junaid and irfan are just a junk. Pakistan start looking for a good bowler, I know there are tons out there in Pakistan. Pak Fans who have watched Pak cricket back in 80's and 90's can sensed what I mean here. Gul is history, all we need one good bowler and we are ready for world cup.

  • on July 29, 2013, 19:06 GMT

    Good win and tour for Pakistan.

    I am not sure why some are saying Hammad Azam was not good. He played well in the field. Took a couple catches and a run out. His skills in the field are good. He rotated the strike well in the first match. In the 2nd match, he got fooled by a pretty good bowler in Narine. He needs to be groomed and be given experience and that is the only way he will get better. Overall, he had a decent series and should be picked for the Zimbabwe tour.

  • on July 29, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    Happy with the way pak performed in this tour especially with Umer Akmal he batted with brains and 4 not out innings.I also feel Umer Akmal can be a great pakistan batsman if he palys the remaining matches of his career at no 3 so that he will hav the time to convert his 40 to 50 odd runs into 100.Amin and Harris also looked bright future and Babar stealed the show and Man of the series.He was the most consistan perfomer at domestic level for many years so glad to see him.Hope to see Shoib Maksood in the pak squad becoz in the last 2 years he has been performing superbly at domestic. keep on changing players and give new commers a chance so v can see what are they capable of and then short list the one who hav immense Talent. haffez needs rest or else should play at no 6 or 7 as a bowling alrounder. Jamshed is vry talented needs some time and matches and was also unluckly to get run out in 2 odies. hope to see Anwar ali soon he can be the fast bowling alrounder Inshallaha.

  • sweet2hrme on July 29, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    Well Played Pakistan! and I feel very shame for WI. In first t20 game WI bowling was dissappointing now in second t20 game their batting. I stongly feel Sammy is under rated batsman. He always comes at a position when almost everything is over. WI board should give chance Sammy to bat up the order. He is attacking batsman and have better sense than other WI player. When you know Cris Gyale is out form than he shld bat dwon the order. Lets give him finishing role. Simmons is good choice for opening slot. See a better game plan can also win the match for you its not only you have better hitters or just 1 good spinner like Narine. No doubt WI have better hitters or better players for t20 game, but sometimes they become fool by themseleves becoz they dnt know how or when to utilized them. Little sense or better game plan can make huge difference....

  • on July 29, 2013, 16:04 GMT

    after winning this good series pakistan nw have to tour zimbawe they need to get some young legs in that some players must be rested who was nt played well in this series afridi must nt be rested becoz after that the real test will be southafrica so it would be good to find young players for the future of pakistan and i am very happy that afridi is back in the side and would be wounderful to see him to perform consistent in odi and T20

  • MunafAhmed811 on July 29, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Congrats Pakistan. Two equally matched teams and very tighly contested series too. If Australia was also invited it would be an exciting tri-series

  • Jda123 on July 29, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Well played tour.

    Azam wasn't very good on the tour, disappointing shots and fielding skills and Harris Sohail fielding is very poor, in the ODI he could have stopped some boundaries but in the final T20 when Akmal took that difficult catch that went to his right Sohail was behind him and wasn't even ready, it was a difficult catch for Akmal and 8/10 he would have missed and Sohail wouldn't have catched that shot or stopped it and it would have gone for a boundary because he was in his own world and not in the game.

    Shezad fielding was outstanding.

    I think people now realise why Gul is required in the ODI/T20, Pakistan need him.

    Hafeez was very poor and needs to moved 6-7 in the batting order, he was just horrible.

  • on July 29, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Pakistan have now beaten Test Number 1 team England (3-0), ODI World Champions India (2-1) and Twenty20 Champions West Indies (2-0) in space of two years.

  • t20cric on July 29, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    Zulfiqar did really good bowling and it might be a big thing but maybe he should be a part of the test team that hosts SA in UAE later this year. Umar Amin played some aggressive cricket but I'm not sure why he didn't play like this in the different ODI series where he was given chances. Umar Akmal is doing some great wicket keeping and it didn't affect his batting negatively like I thought. Although he does get too pumped up and misses a few chances (missed stumping and causing Ajmal to drop catch) but hopefully he can learn to control that. Sohail Tanvir bowle far better then I thought he would and along with Umar Gul we have a pretty dangerous t20 pace attack. Pakistan are going to tour Zimbabwe and they need to approach that tour like India has- by giving other players a chance like most of the players that Cricket_Man has suggested.

  • on July 29, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    Hammad Azam disappointed. Babar Azam is Ok but at 34 years what's the point of using him when we already have a very seasoned, accurate and wily Left arm spinner who can bat fairly well named Abdur Rehman? Honestly I feel Pakistan are really under utilizing Abdur Rehman and in the spinning pitches of Windies the pressure he could have applied (he is more accurate than Ajmal) would have been tremendous

    Ahmed Shehzad seems to have a block in shot selection at times, Haris Sohail looks good might need to temper his shot selection but he flows well in manner similar to Umar Akmal.

    Umar Amin made a nice innings but his shots were all over the place and he is not fluid at all. His technique looks questionable at best and his style of hitting requires that bowler be very full otherwise he misses everything.

  • santhoo24 on July 29, 2013, 14:33 GMT

    Congrats to team Pakistan for their successful WI tour. Hope they continue their form in future fixtures, and they have a better outing with bat. Cheers.

  • hassan1993 on July 29, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    apart from pak win! i thnk it ws a bad dicision to out m.irfan!

  • on July 29, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    If this were the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, Seria A or any other serious professional teams who do you think would have been fired long ago. Surely the WI coach would have been shown the door.

  • MichealT on July 29, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Congrats Pakistan! However it was obvious that when under pressure Pakistani players were arguing with each other and Hafeez was showing to much emotions in the field. Since these players are professional they should know that when the keeper calls for a catch everyone should back off and let him take it. I saw the whole and the standard of umpiring was not bad except for few decissions which unfortunately went against the visitors. But the No ball call was a critical one and the ICC should give proper traiining and tell them the consequences if they make silly mistakes which can change the outcome of the match. Hammad needs to improve his bowling if he wants to be in the team. Asad Ali, right now, doesn't look to be bright prospect and Baber has passed his age for T20.

  • on July 29, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    well dan pak

  • bouncer709 on July 29, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    @Ahmed Naseer: Well it was not a No ball from the bowler, but umpire was wrong, It was given from side line, where everything was fine. Pathetic umpiring in the whole tour.

  • on July 29, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    Love u Afrdi <3 .. !! Well done team pakistan .. !!

  • Cricket_Man on July 29, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Well done Pakistan. I hope West Indies performs well in their future matches because it is my second favourite team (especially because of Sammy, Samuels, Lendl Simmons and Narine). i wish that Pakistan selects players like Sohaib Maqsood, Babar Azam, Sharjeel khan, Usman Salahuddin, Jamal Anwer, Anwer Ali, Raza Hasan, Hammad Azam, Harris Sohail, Umar Amin, Ahmed shehzad , nasir jamshed, usman qadir, bilawal bhatti for the tour of zimbabwe. rest all the old and established players except Misbah and Umar Akmal. Please groom youngsters as zimbabwe tour is an ideal chance.

  • bingster on July 29, 2013, 10:29 GMT

    For me The most important thing is that we should always play as a team Always and the squad should enjoy each others success with that this Pakistan Team will be Impossible to beat in any format..Pakistan You Beauty !!!

  • on July 29, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    A Team's inability to play @ home grounds does not restrict their killing instincts to beat others at their own homes. Once they take off from Caribbean they will surely be carrying lots of positives they winkled out on this tour. Especially Umar Akmal's splendid come back as a wicket keeper with much more gallant intent to bat well. couple of new faces like Umar Ameen, Babar, showed up glimpses to serve Pak in future. Late debut of Babar is simply hard to digest . Pak's bowling port folio is all time enriched with variety of outstanding performers who shines in all patterns of the game, Umar Gul's recovery will undoubtedly give further strength to bowling department.And Certainly its pleasing to see some good batting performances as well in this series by men in green. Congratulations Team Pakistan

  • on July 29, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Congrats Pakistan for beating the champions comprehensively in their den. It is high time now to select this squad for the Zimbabwean tour: Sharjeel Khan Shoaib Maqsood Usman Salahuddin Umar Amin(captain) Haris Sohail Mohammad Rizwan(wk) Hammad Azam Zulfiqar Babar Ehsan Adil Raza Hassan Sadaf Hussein Reserves: Jamal Anwer(wk) Fawad Alam Anop Santosh Mohammad Talha Anwer Ali Asad Ali Take this squad to Zimbabwe, and than promote top performers to the national team for the SA tour replacing likes of Hafeez from one-dayers along with the non-performing openers. Till than Green-Wash ki mubarakan:)

  • saadrasheedarain on July 29, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    Good to see Pakistan back on winning track.............Keep going...............

  • PaKi-WiNg on July 29, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    congrats to pak team for winning the series...and i wish all the best to west indian team in future....its nice to see pak win but i dont consider this a big win..i really want to see how they will perform in upcoming tour against south africa and dale steyn....they have alot to prove there...i always want to see pakistan win...its about time that they start training team for upcoming 2015 world cup...and stay away from contrivorcies that always follow them in the shape of english media

  • Chaudry_Cricket on July 29, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    First of all congratulations Green Team ..... Really pleasing to see Umar Akmal without any pressure. Hammad Azam will come good if given consistent chances. Zulfiqar Barbar should be bought into the test squad and Raza Hasan into the t20 squad. Also Ajmal, Junaid, Irfan and Jamshed should be kep away from t20 and focus on test and odi. If the tour of zimbabwe happens then the Pcb should send new players and rest Misbah, Afridi, Junaid, Irfan, Ajmal, The 'blessed in all facets' Proffeser. And try players such as Usman Salahuddin, Haris Sohail, Raza Hasan, Bilawal Bhatti, Sharjeel Khan, Sadaf Hussain, Mohammad Talha etc etc.

  • JoshFromJamRock on July 29, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    This was expected. Most of these guys don't even an average education, they have little or no success outside of cricket and hence won't understand the meaning of discipline and hard work. I've realized many things about this team as have many others: 1) They need to find pure players (7-8 batsmen, 2-3 keepers and 5-6 bowlers in the 6-1-4 format) NOT allrounders. 2) The selectors need to stop being biased. Too many non-performing Trinidadians are in the squad. The small islanders like Sammy are actually taking playing for the team seriously because they've recognized their rare opportunity. For others its just a break from the IPL. 3) Gayle's just 34 but his eyes and relaxes are failing him now, he needs a break. Way too inconsistent. 4) Gibson specializes in bowling but its clearly apparent that he does not talk to the bowlers. They (example: Bravo and Best) make the same mistakes every single game. His man-management skills are poor to say the least. Yet WICB retain him To be cont'd

  • ICCexpert.... on July 29, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    Time for Pak to experiment, please send a young side to Zimbabwe, need to Rest, Misbah, Hafeez, Ajmal, Afridi and Irfan. Time to learn form India, how they sent fresh flood to Zim. Time to give chance to Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Raza Hasan, Rameej Raja Jr, they really deserve it.

  • on July 29, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    So West Indies lost even having 12 men on their side... 11 players and one umpire.

  • xylofon on July 29, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    Hafeez had MANY new guys playing in his eleven, Misbah hardly any. Think about it.

    Asad Ali just doesnt cut it nor does Wahab Riaz and never will. Mohd Irfan does not have the physique to last. Sohail Tanvir doesnt cut it he is inconsistent. Unlike the batting side we have decent options so the pace lineup should be Umar Gul, Junaid Khan & Ehsan Adil, Umar Gul until Mohd Amir comes back, they cal alternate too.

    Nasir Jamshed as usual Pakistans best batsman overall. Umar Amin looked nervious during CT but gave a sound impression and since we need batters lets give him a chance. Hammad Azam rotated the strike perfectly, showed maturity even at a tender age. Should be allowed to try again but must perform better. Haris Sohail could be a new find. Time to groom these guys for the next ODI WC A N D T20 WC. Hafeez, shame on you.

    Such a wonderful show by Windies, I hope pak plays them more often, we have MUCH in common and Pakistan bowlers is EXACTLY what they must be tried against.

  • on July 29, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    1st t20 man of the match Shahid Afridi 2nnd t20 man of the match Umar akmal both dropped from icc champions trophy . Sunday very good for Asian team india srilanka and pakistan won the series .

  • 96NotOut on July 29, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    @Inayat Jehangir: Haven't all these games had at least one biased umpire? Brathwaite, Nero, Wilson, they're all West Indian and all pathetically prejudiced. Even Umpire Reiffel was against Pakistan. Remember the 3rd (tied) ODI, when the umpires gave 4 blatant not outs when Pakistan was bowling? They deprived our bowlers of their wickets, and almost cost us the game. Then there was the wrongly called "short run" from Wahab Riaz. The world saw that he ran the whole length, aren't the umpires supposed to see that too? What happened to the concept of neutral umpires, surely in games lacking DRS the ICC should aim to provide reliable umpires.

  • tommyhawk on July 29, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    The WI have now gone from bad to worse. Somehow the joke is not funny anymore. WI cannot continue to pick players who cannot reasonably guarantee a consistent performance. I am sorely disappointed in the top 4, particularly Gayle, who should be a leader. During the One Day series, I read that Marlon Samuels said that he finally got the secret of the Pakistan bowling. I fully expected that after that he would be mastering the bowling. But again, the man took 89 balls to score 45 runs, after taking 106 to score 46 in a previous game. In between he scored a hundred in quick time! I just don't understand what is going on. Only the cricketers do.

  • on July 29, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    don't worry guys, Chris Gayle will score a century soon and sleep for 30 more matches. the so called match winner

  • on July 29, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    Great job by pakistan

  • on July 29, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    WI: Weak Indies or Worst Indies? Take your pick. Embarrassing. How many matches will they allow these non-producing "stars" before they drop them?

  • on July 29, 2013, 6:32 GMT

    Umpire G O Brathwaite should not stand even in domestic games. He made two brazenly wrong decisions -- with an abvious bias towards the host team -- that could have altered the outcome of the game. The first one was turning down the LBW appeal against Barnwell off Shahid Afridi's bowling in the 18th over. Unfortunately, there was no witty commentator on air at that moment. The commentary should have been thus: It was missing off, missing leg, hitting middle of middle stump. The second decision was on the first delivery of the 20th over bowled by Suhail Tanveer. While the umpire called a front-foot no-bal, giving the hosts a free hit, the bowler had landed a good four inches behind the line. Replays also showed that Tanveer had cut the side crease, which is a no-ball but there should have been no free hit. BTW, Rameez Raja is in the form of his life, chipping away at Pakistan wickets the moment he steps into the commantary box. Good job Rameez!

  • on July 29, 2013, 5:55 GMT

    lets face it west indies have been inconsistent for years and generally playing poor cricket its time that the powers that be say enough is enough lets rebuild, remember good players are not out of form as long as these are. Have not had a really strong team since Viv days.

  • on July 29, 2013, 5:51 GMT

    Misbah was d only difference between pak and wi sides during this series. All d credit goes to captain of titanic who managed to make it to shore

  • avmd on July 29, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    Many positives from the tours, particularly a new hope for Pakistan's batting for future. U Akmal, U , Amin, Haaris, j nasir and Shehzad are the future of Pakistan batting and all are between 21-24 year of age. Nais jamshed could lose his position if doesn't improve his physical fitness, which in pathetic. He is no Inzama who's sheer talent overcame his lack of fitness. I always believe Hammad is not an all rounder and is bats a bit and not a bowler of any substance. Need to give a chance to, or grrom a bowling all rounder like Anwar Ali. I have been supporting Wahab for some times bt finally have declared him a left arm Mohammad Sami and should be sent packing. Asad Ali's ;ack of pace makes him useless for international level.

  • Baundele on July 29, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    West Indies always find a way to lose. In chasing small totals they had to score quickly at the start against the pacers. What did they do? They were defending everything like there is no tomorrow. As expected, a few late sixes made the match interesting, and that's all.

  • simonviller on July 29, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    We never know what we have until we lose it !! Ramadin the best keeper in the WI was victimised for the failure of batting losers at the top . Now were these " batsmen " at the top performing a little more ,Ramadin might have been able to rest his exhausted legs before walking out to bat , at least some of the times . Secondly With technically superior batting - pacers like Roach ,.Best and Holder in the team ,why not try some more of the younger batsmen in the region to replace those who are failing ,for whatever reason ? Are these guys indispensable or what ?

  • Rohit... on July 29, 2013, 5:04 GMT

    I believe WI lost the match because of their top 4 batsmen and not because of poor fielding or keeping....True their fielding standard needs to rise but at least they are above Pakistani level... They lost it not because of Superior Pakistani bowling but because of Inferior WI batting.... 5 runs from 32 balls( more than 5 overs) is simply unacceptable.

  • on July 29, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    So Pakistan is now officially the frist team to beat ODIs Champion in ODI at their home (India) and T20 Champs (WI) in T20 at their own back yard........ RESPECT !!

  • on July 29, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    What was with sohail tanveer's no ball at the end? Not sure how such an experienced player could have made that kind of mistake..

  • TukTukVsBoomBoom on July 29, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    when India is ODIs world champion Pakistan go there and beat them in their home and now west Indies is t20 world champion and Pakistan beat them in their home how you can Underestimate by the Pakistan in world era

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on July 29, 2013, 4:48 GMT

    this series loss would definitely have great impact on upcoming cplt20.

  • TukTukVsBoomBoom on July 29, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    When India is ODIs world champion Pakistan go there and beat them in their home and now west Indies is t20 world champion and Pakistan beat them in their home how you can Underestimate by the Pakistan in world era

  • on July 29, 2013, 4:33 GMT

    Well done Team Pakistan!

  • on July 29, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    I would love to see the comments by Tony Cozier. Where did West Indies go wrong from the 1990's? I still feel dropping Chanderpaul was not such a good idea. You need classic cricket players amidst whacking heroes.

  • on July 29, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    after watching the whole series, it just shows how unpredictable and out of form Pak team really is most of the time. U Akmal and M ul Haq are the only batsmen who showed any consistency. And it was enough as bowling unit is fresh, aggressive and talented.

    WI is where they always have been. They hate to singles, too many captains in the team and their STAR players are exhausted or just league players for now. Really sad as they are highly ranked.

  • Rajdeepgupta on July 29, 2013, 3:58 GMT

    I read few days back Samuels felt that this team was to the Tops like the 70's and 80's. Reality check.

  • aclarity on July 29, 2013, 3:36 GMT

    Brilliance is not defined by doing the obvious but rather by strategic intervention. Firing the coach and selectors is no longer a brilliant idea. It is under the watch of this new President of the WICB that WI was humiliated. Evidently, he did not see it coming. This stain will remain with him because the status quo was maintained. Selectors who made Bravo captain and failed to integrate younger players in a 9 match home series, and continuing to pick Gayle after 8 consecutive failures but drops Gabriel after one failure with 3 wickets. The coach speaks about execution but there is no plan because Bravo continues to bowl death overs. Well, well, the obvious may now occur. Fire them all!

  • BravoBravo on July 29, 2013, 3:29 GMT

    Congrats to PAK for winning 2nd T20 and thus winning the T20 series. WI could have won this match if they have dropped the non performer Gayle. Gayle is a player who performs once a year and only in IPL. He should be dropped from WI team forever, and let him play in IPL for rest of his playing days.

  • on July 29, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    chris gayle only play a good knock against a poor quality of bowling,he can play well in ipl and others formal leagues ,but against quality bowling like pakistan he could not do anything,tell me if he ever played a good knock against pak?

  • Rally_Windies on July 29, 2013, 2:59 GMT

    FINALLY ...

    someone else notices that Charles should not be keeping .....

    apart from his lack of runs while he is keeping .....

    He dropped (well he did not get close) to a edge of Narine , that went for 4 runs ...

    If Baugh or Ramdin was keeping , it would have been a dot ball and a wicket ...

    4 VERY IMPORTANT runs , in the end ......

    It is time to let Charles Bat,,,, and pick a keeper ...

    You can't play 2 spinners with a part time keeper ...

    If you have the #1 Spinner in the World and he is your trump card? Why would you pick a part time keeper ?

  • on July 29, 2013, 2:46 GMT

    well done team pakistan. keep it up.

  • on July 29, 2013, 2:13 GMT

    i have no idea what that first paragraph said. overs, used dry pitch, platforms etc.

  • on July 29, 2013, 1:41 GMT

    Chris Gayle should quit before he is dripped. His days are over. When WI needed the most from him, he let them down. Right now he is a liability for the team.

  • on July 29, 2013, 0:54 GMT

    west indies lack heart. this should be a wake up call for them. that is, if the players care enough to improve, after all they still get their fat pay cheques. they probably need ear peices to recieve off the instructions. this might help

  • on July 29, 2013, 0:51 GMT

    West Indies is just not good enough to beat any team apart from Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Its not Gayle, Sammy, Otis Gibson or anyone's fault. WI are just the Worst Indies.

    -1 fan.

  • TMuhammad on July 29, 2013, 0:45 GMT

    Another total failure from Hammad Azam now after 5 T20s his total score is 34 with career average of 11.33 How much more chances he needs. His oneday performance is also miserable 8 ODI 76 runs with ann average of 19.00.

    Other youngster like Sharjeel, Khurram Manzoor and Shahzaib eeven after giving good performance do not deserve to be in the team????

  • hurting_westindian on July 29, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    I'm so disgusted and ashamed to be a west Indian. It has been over 2 decades that our cricket has been in the dog house and no one seems to care. Not the WICB and definitely not the players. Please help us ICC you're our last hope of fixing the mess that is West Indies cricket

  • on July 29, 2013, 0:20 GMT

    Rubbish cricket overall. Pakistan needs some stability in the top !

  • on July 29, 2013, 0:04 GMT

    pakistan is wrld best cricket team...

  • on July 28, 2013, 23:27 GMT

    pakistan have played really well to win the series it was so fun to watch them they wre playing like a champion umar akmal batted really well bowlers did there job well and posted pakistan a series win pakistan have jumped into the 2 place of T20 int i am happy tht pakistan have won both the series n they should hve to keep the winning momentum going and plz bring abdul razzaq he is a fine allrounder

  • on July 28, 2013, 23:22 GMT

    Pakistan and WI are like the two anxiety-ridden teenagers of international cricket: they both know to squander positions of fortitude. Both teams have raw talent, just not enough mental willpower to succeed against more focused oppositions.

  • on July 28, 2013, 23:07 GMT

    WI keep talking about their power hitters an the truth is this is not happening. We need to start addressing the issues and try some others players. If are loosing you have nothing to lose really. But this Gayle, Pollard myth needs to stop now, especially Pollard. But it can't be that we cant find other players to use. The batsmen have let the team down totally and the management must seek to do some shake up. Let Charles concentrate on batting, get rid of Pollard and get either a genuine batsman or bowler. Dwayne and Marlon are enough all rounders. And i wonder why Gayle is not asked to bowl anymore. We really need to strengthen our areas. Another good batsman would have made the difference here and in the previous match and let me not start on the ODIs where Pollard was really the letdown of the team. Not his fault, they just keep picking him.

  • MAK123 on July 28, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    Hammad Azam..hmm..and what about Asad Ali. He is pedestrian at best. Sohail Tanvir is lucky to be playing again. Hafeez needs a kick up his back side. The team must look elsewhere and drop Hafeez.

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:54 GMT

    Good those pathetic bowlers, junaid and irfan were droppeed , particularly junaid ,as they are not t20 bowlers ,keep them confined to tests and one days ,the real game of crocket, . """" cheeers from j & k"""

  • smjr on July 28, 2013, 22:52 GMT

    lets hope Pak teams do not become nervous and have mental blockage when they play top teams like SA, Eng, SL and India in ODI /T-20 in the future.

  • smjr on July 28, 2013, 22:48 GMT

    Pakistan team has won and they are so much rejoiced that it seems they have won a tournament. Such is the trend of Pakistan cricket that they won series few and far in between. W.I plays below its potential and Pakistan who is hungry for triumph after debacle in SA and Champions trophy as well as in World cup T-20 pounced on a low spirited W.I. who are short of confidence after finishing third in the recently concluded ODI series involving India and SL. It is now to be seen that how much Pakistan teams are focused and conserve their energy when they play top teams like SA, India and England and SL as we never won ODI series against them over last 8 year or so with exception that Pak beat india last year. Anyway the real cricket is test cricket which is the prime form of cricket and the next assignment is against SA against which the Pak team record is the worst. I entirely agree with WI captain that the wickets in carribean are tailored made for sub-continent teams.

  • gdavis on July 28, 2013, 22:40 GMT

    Want a left hander, Bravo, bad selection once again one batsman short once again.

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:32 GMT

    is anyone noticed all asian twams won their series today so we should call this day Asian day

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:27 GMT

    huge victory

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:24 GMT

    well done pakistan, pakistan batting not too good as compare WI batting line up but we have such a great spiners like ajmal,afridi and hafeez himself as we know if pakistan have put some runs on the board then it difficult other team to chase done bcz of pakistan great bowling line up so congreatulation to all pakistani bcz we are not playing from home ground since 2007 so it remarkble for us to win from outside of country

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:18 GMT

    If WI need a left-hander in the middle order for ODI and T20I here is one:

    Since Shiv Chanderpaul "retired" from ODI there were 11 different players who batted at No. 5 in the last 47 ODI that West Indies played. There were one hundred, six 50s and seven ducks and one not out. Total of 1189 runs at an average of 25.85.

    In Shiv's last 47 ODI innings he scored 2039 runs at an average of 60.0 with 11 50s, 5 hundreds, one duck with 13 not outs. (Shiv only has six ducks in 251 ODI innings - remarkable...).

    Would West Indies have won more games in the last 47 ODIs if Shiv was in the team? We would never know but I think he would have been more consistent than the 11 players who batted at No. 5. Shiv would also have 10, 000 + ODI runs by now.

  • noplay on July 28, 2013, 22:17 GMT

    It is taking a little time for reality to set in, but we won a T20 world tournament in Asia without ever having faced South Africa, India and Pakistan. We have decided to celebrate that forever, but the honeymoon (the IPL too) is over. We must stop looking for bits and pieces heroes and grow real cricketers, because the sport is called CRICKET, not showbiz.

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:14 GMT

    WI have made a big mistake switching captains. Sammy was never a popular choice but the team made strides under him. Bravo has no clue and Narine is no longer a mystery. Are our leaders even thinking before acting.

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:11 GMT

    Time to sack Opiss Gibson. He has no motivational skills to inspire anyone. Hie is the cause for Gayle's poor batting performances - why go to work for a manager you don' like. If I was Shiv or Sars I would decline any call back to play for WI unless Gibson is gone.

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:03 GMT

    West Indian selectors are not getting the script right as yet. They are still not understanding the importance the WI current bastman in this West Indian side. Until Shiv is back in this team, we will always be second in the matches.

  • on July 28, 2013, 22:01 GMT

    we are proud of you green shirts . and to gayle and pollard its n0t ipl. hahahah

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    congrats!! to pakistan for this win

  • IPSY on July 28, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    I think that ONE WHOLE MONTH of "Slash and Burn" cricket in the Caribbean is enough for us! So much cricket without a single test match is an outrage! The youths surely have not learnt much from the extended period of cricket encounters which completed today. And to start another month of meaningless games, just to fill the pockets of a few guys makes the situation even worse! If the Caribbean people don't turn up to watch any more slash and burn cricket for the season, the organisers should not be surprised! We love cricket just like any other cricketing nation, but we also know when thinhgs are getting out of hand. I definitely don't like the angle in which our cricket is heading right now! Enough said! I would not even give an honest comment on the disappointments that Caribbean fans experienced in their so called international players during the season, because when I speak my mind honestly, it is usually not published!

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:54 GMT

    ongratulation to team Pakistan for their well deserved victory and white wash to Caribbeans by 2-0, Umers, Afridi, n Babar rocked

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:53 GMT

    we won again the series

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    If WI knows their tail is so strong, then i don't know why top order batsmen were so nervous like Gayle, Charles, Samuels etc....!!!

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    Hello cricinfo team,

    I always wonder why you guyz always never give some good heading when pak won stores or match. ... you guyz are so much spring India. .. they are just playing against Zimbabwe and you are writing so much song words when India is winning. .. what useless news heading when Pakistan just won stores against world champ West indies. ....

    You guyz look biased to me against specific teas, in particular India. ...

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    we are 2nd in t20 ranking... well played team PAKISTAN

  • bouncer709 on July 28, 2013, 21:36 GMT

    Allan Border about current Austrailian team, " Tail is better than top 3", I think same about West Indies, they should start to open bat with 11, 10, instead of sending flop Gayle, and Charles... Today difference was Sohail Tanvir... He deserves to be in ODI team in place of Wahab Riaz. and I think Bye Bye to Asad Ali. Feel sorry for him. He needs to play first class cricket. Hamad Azam will have to wait again to show his talent. Umer Amin another mediocre, Zulfiqar Babar, have made his place, he is a kind of bowler who looks easy to hit, but it makes batsman to do mistake, and it makes Babar wicket taker. Can go in T20.

  • coldcoffee123 on July 28, 2013, 21:34 GMT

    Interesting Stat: Sri Lanka and Pak make the rare in Test rankings. And in T20s, they are ranked 1 and 2. Is there a story there on T20-Test anti correlation???

  • sundar_poco on July 28, 2013, 21:34 GMT

    Another pathetic performance by the so call 't-20 chumps'. WI cricket has hit rock bottom, all progress from 2012 gone. Change is desperately needed starting with the head coach, oops he was given a retainer….

    The t-20 for-hire guns should go away and play their IPL or whatever; I rather see a bunch of nobodies try instead of the current crop of recycled failures. As a long time WI supporter I will be tuning off until meaningful changes are made to this sad outfit.

    Lets go Mets, lets go Mets!!

  • Shairani on July 28, 2013, 21:33 GMT

    The first T20 team is a much better combination. They still need to work on their ODI batting though.

    However, what the hell is wrong with the umpires in the Caribbean!?!

  • BRUTALANALYST on July 28, 2013, 21:30 GMT

    @Romain he's not "burdened" by keeping he's just a not very good batsman with a terrible technique just as he was before he started keeping. He has no place opening batting in international cricket Tino Best would do a better job opening no question.

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:30 GMT

    yessss!! both bowlers and batsman showed determination in the game....!!!! #teamgreenpak #pakvswi

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:25 GMT

    Results from being not a settled team . The Sammy/Gibson circle has been broken with the inclusion of Bravo as captain . The WI made the big mistake of removing Sammy and to add insult to injury, they leave him out of the final eleven for the first ODI .

  • BRUTALANALYST on July 28, 2013, 21:23 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo's 35 from 45 balls is what cost the game. How can you leave it that late way to late for Sammy or Barnwell to do anything. I'm glad Barnwell finally got a game but annoyed he didnt' get a shot to change game, they should have given the guy a shot to prove himself an make an impact on the game instead by the time he came to crease the match was already gone. He and Tino Best look better batsman technique wise than the entire top order. Charles and Gayle continue to fail at the top it's hardly surprising given their techniques, Tino Best would honestly look better and less out of place opening the batting than either of them do.

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:18 GMT

    WI bowled well than last match. Sammy did good captaincy with good bowling changes & used himself properly. he is good bowler.

    The idea of sending Sunil up in order also paid off. but too many top order failures.

    Pollard hit some but it was too much to ask for by then.

    Some poor shots by pakistani batsmen, they have to thank umar akmal & ahmed for this fighting score.

    Bowled really well. hafeez and sohail were really good. Ajmal was good also. the slow start WI got was enough for the loss.

    I think umar akmal will get a call from match referee for charging towards umpire for Bravo's Appeal. Bravo could have been easily stumped but umar continued in appealing and forgot the keeping job. Some fine may be.

    Umpiring standards have not been good through out the odis and t20s.

    over all good win for pak and got another trophy to take home.

  • on July 28, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    So Narine has been promoted because Otis Gibson apparently needs a left-right combination at the wicket. I have a better alternative:

    He is an accomplished left-hander, currently performs for Derbyshire, and despite having an ODI average of 41.60 has been ruled ineligible for future selection in the abridged versions of cricket.

  • bouncer709 on July 28, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    At one stage West Indies were 14/3 and they required 122 of 14 overs, still 7 wickets in hand, it is the same target 189 , (121 in 14 overs) which was given to Pakistan in an ODI after rain, and Bravo was not happy, Samuel also pointed out after match, Lets see what West Indies do today.

  • rajcan on July 28, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    Chris Gayle is over rated batsman, he seldom plays key batting role when team needed the most. He is good in sub-continent with slow pitches. He has weakens against seeming wickets. He is now less bothered in improving his batting as he is secured his position in IPL and guaranteed some millions in addition to what he has earned. Due to these money rich T20s, we see players retiring early....

  • on July 28, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    Charles is obviously burdened by keeping; Gayle by battered self esteem and absence of any sizeable motivational package.

    How scary would it be if he continues this lamentable run for an extended period and than has to be dropped?

  • on July 28, 2013, 19:52 GMT

    135: it may not be enough but certainly a fighting total. as pitch is getting slower. if spinners bowl well again and fast bowlers just ok, pak could have a good chance.

    Some poor shots and poor batting by most of pakistani batsmen. ahmed and umar played well to get the score to 135.

    Sammy improved his captaincy and good bowling changes today. bowled himself up front and good fielding.

  • Kak-mal_Khan on July 28, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    When Pakistan play Sohail Tanvir, I feel the team has lost a player, and the opposition has gained one! Why did we have to rest both our best pace bowlers.

    Pakistan lucky to have this total, such poor fielding by WI

  • on July 28, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    I think good move but inspite of asad should go with another spinner as dry pitch and also asid is due to lack of pace is easy to score good luck team pakistan

  • on July 28, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    I think good move but inspite of asad should go with another spinner as dry pitch and also asid is due to lack of pace is easy to score good luck team pakistan

  • Kak-mal_Khan on July 28, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    When Pakistan play Sohail Tanvir, I feel the team has lost a player, and the opposition has gained one! Why did we have to rest both our best pace bowlers.

    Pakistan lucky to have this total, such poor fielding by WI

  • on July 28, 2013, 19:52 GMT

    135: it may not be enough but certainly a fighting total. as pitch is getting slower. if spinners bowl well again and fast bowlers just ok, pak could have a good chance.

    Some poor shots and poor batting by most of pakistani batsmen. ahmed and umar played well to get the score to 135.

    Sammy improved his captaincy and good bowling changes today. bowled himself up front and good fielding.

  • on July 28, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    Charles is obviously burdened by keeping; Gayle by battered self esteem and absence of any sizeable motivational package.

    How scary would it be if he continues this lamentable run for an extended period and than has to be dropped?

  • rajcan on July 28, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    Chris Gayle is over rated batsman, he seldom plays key batting role when team needed the most. He is good in sub-continent with slow pitches. He has weakens against seeming wickets. He is now less bothered in improving his batting as he is secured his position in IPL and guaranteed some millions in addition to what he has earned. Due to these money rich T20s, we see players retiring early....

  • bouncer709 on July 28, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    At one stage West Indies were 14/3 and they required 122 of 14 overs, still 7 wickets in hand, it is the same target 189 , (121 in 14 overs) which was given to Pakistan in an ODI after rain, and Bravo was not happy, Samuel also pointed out after match, Lets see what West Indies do today.

  • on July 28, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    So Narine has been promoted because Otis Gibson apparently needs a left-right combination at the wicket. I have a better alternative:

    He is an accomplished left-hander, currently performs for Derbyshire, and despite having an ODI average of 41.60 has been ruled ineligible for future selection in the abridged versions of cricket.

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:18 GMT

    WI bowled well than last match. Sammy did good captaincy with good bowling changes & used himself properly. he is good bowler.

    The idea of sending Sunil up in order also paid off. but too many top order failures.

    Pollard hit some but it was too much to ask for by then.

    Some poor shots by pakistani batsmen, they have to thank umar akmal & ahmed for this fighting score.

    Bowled really well. hafeez and sohail were really good. Ajmal was good also. the slow start WI got was enough for the loss.

    I think umar akmal will get a call from match referee for charging towards umpire for Bravo's Appeal. Bravo could have been easily stumped but umar continued in appealing and forgot the keeping job. Some fine may be.

    Umpiring standards have not been good through out the odis and t20s.

    over all good win for pak and got another trophy to take home.

  • BRUTALANALYST on July 28, 2013, 21:23 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo's 35 from 45 balls is what cost the game. How can you leave it that late way to late for Sammy or Barnwell to do anything. I'm glad Barnwell finally got a game but annoyed he didnt' get a shot to change game, they should have given the guy a shot to prove himself an make an impact on the game instead by the time he came to crease the match was already gone. He and Tino Best look better batsman technique wise than the entire top order. Charles and Gayle continue to fail at the top it's hardly surprising given their techniques, Tino Best would honestly look better and less out of place opening the batting than either of them do.

  • on July 28, 2013, 21:25 GMT

    Results from being not a settled team . The Sammy/Gibson circle has been broken with the inclusion of Bravo as captain . The WI made the big mistake of removing Sammy and to add insult to injury, they leave him out of the final eleven for the first ODI .