Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 126 runs

1.55pm Welcome back for the chase. Irfan will bowl the first over. A giant to face him. Chris Gayle. In his 250th ODI

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, 1 leg bye, full, into the pads, sneaks a leg-bye

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, OUT, full toss at the base of off. Charles has missed it. What a first ball to get. A near yorker from that height at 146ks. Before Charles can say hello, the off stump is uprooted. Irfan is running in circles in celebration

J Charles b Mohammad Irfan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Darren Bravo to face

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, full outside off, swinging away. Left alone

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, this one angles in, defended from the crease

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

End of over 1 (1 run, wicket maiden) West Indies 1/1 (224 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.57)
DM Bravo    0* (4b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-1-0-1
CH Gayle    0* (1b)     

Asad Ali to bowl now

1.1

Asad Ali to Gayle, 1 run, clipped away off the pad to get off the mark

1.2

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, length ball, swinging in, defended in front of middle and leg

1.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, full and swinging in, pushed to mid-off

1.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, more swing, defended in front of his body

1.5

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, makes this one go away with the angle. Bravo is looking for the movement back in, and is beaten

1.6

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 2/1 (223 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.64)
DM Bravo    0* (9b)      Asad Ali    1-0-1-0
CH Gayle    1* (2b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-1-0-1

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, yorker again. Irfan is on today. Kept out well by Gayle

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, full, just outside off, dug out to cover

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, hit him just above the thigh pad. Short of a length, quick, extra bounce. That has stung. Gayle rubs his groin, the Pakistan fielders getting chirpier and chirpier

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, and hits the thigh pad this time. Stays short of a length, and beats him for pace again

Gayle gets a change of bats

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, stays short of a length, into the ribs this time. Gayle has to defend

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, goes fuller, aimed at top of off, Gayle has to be alert to keep this out. Irfan yet to be scored off

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 2/1 (223 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 0.66, RRR: 4.74)
CH Gayle    1* (8b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-2-0-1
DM Bravo    0* (9b)      Asad Ali    1-0-1-0

3.1

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, flashes at a length ball that is seaming away from him. Beaten

3.2

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, fuller, on off, defended off the back foot

3.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, full, swinging towards off, defended back to him

3.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, stays low, angles away, beats the toe end of the bat

3.5

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, half-volley, driven, but finds mid-off

3.6

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, 1 run, first run off the bat in the last 17 deliveries. Short of a length, angling across, Bravo punches, gets a thick edge past second slip

End of over 4 (1 run) West Indies 3/1 (222 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 0.75, RRR: 4.82)
DM Bravo    1* (15b)      Asad Ali    2-0-2-0
CH Gayle    1* (8b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-2-0-1

4.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to point

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, FOUR, first runs off Irfan. They came off an edge. Bravo goes to cut, gets this to go off the toe end and past the second slip

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, OUT, Bravo is, like the man he tries to emulate, walking. Extra bounce again. Short of a length, rising into the ribs, Bravo wants to get inside the line and work it away, but is strangled down the leg side, and gloves it through

DM Bravo c †Umar Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 5 (17m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

Marlon Samuels joins Chris Gayle now

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, huge lbw shout. This is full so there is every chance this has pitched within the stumps. Samuels is caught on the back foot and dead in front, the only question is, did it pitch outside leg? Reifell thinks outside, so he says not out. Replays say it pitched just outside leg

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, pushed through just outside off, at 145ks, and beats the outside edge

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, OUT, Gayle can't run. Not sure why he tried this single when he knows he can't run fast anymore. Samuels pushes it towards cover, and is anxious to get off the mark. Gayle hesitates before going, but even if he had set off immediately he couldn't have beaten Misbah's direct hit at his pace

CH Gayle run out 1 (23m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

End of over 5 (4 runs) West Indies 7/3 (218 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 1.40, RRR: 4.84)
MN Samuels    0* (3b)      Mohammad Irfan    3-2-4-2
     Asad Ali    2-0-2-0

5.1

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, accurate, on a length, headed for off, defended off the back foot

Three slips in now

5.2

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

5.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, wide half-volley, Samuels pushes at it. Gets no timing whatsoever

5.4

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

5.5

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, full and wide, Samuels gets some timing going, but pushes this straight to point

5.6

Asad Ali to Samuels, 1 run, gets some movement in, runs off the thick outside edge, past then third slip, for a single

End of over 6 (1 run) West Indies 8/3 (217 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 1.33, RRR: 4.93)
MN Samuels    1* (9b)      Asad Ali    3-0-3-0
LMP Simmons    0* (0b)      Mohammad Irfan    3-2-4-2

6.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, angling away, chest-high collection for Akmal

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off, 147ks, left alone

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, extra bounce again. That must have stung as the ball hit the handle of the bat. From short of a length it rose, and Samuels was in discomfort

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, angling away, and extra bounce again. Beaten

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, dropped to leg for one

For three wickets down, today's 7 was West Indies' second-worst score

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, full and fast, just outside off, defended with an open face

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 9/3 (216 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 1.28, RRR: 5.02)
LMP Simmons    0* (1b)      Mohammad Irfan    4-2-5-2
MN Samuels    2* (14b)      Asad Ali    3-0-3-0

Not a good day for Jamaicans so far what with the positive dope tests news coming in. Can Samuels find some redemption?

7.1

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, defended

7.2

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, full, nearly a yorker, dug out back to him

7.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, short of a length, angling towards top of off. Defended from the crease

7.4

Asad Ali to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered away to third man

7.5

Asad Ali to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off, holds its line after pitching, left alone

Asad is quite quick in his run-up

7.6

Asad Ali to Simmons, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, worked away for one

End of over 8 (2 runs) West Indies 11/3 (214 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 1.37, RRR: 5.09)
LMP Simmons    1* (3b)      Asad Ali    4-0-5-0
MN Samuels    3* (18b)      Mohammad Irfan    4-2-5-2

8.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, short of a length, outside off, gets good bounce. Left alone

8.2

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, slightly fuller, allowed to angle across his body

8.3

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the high part of the bat

8.4

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, slightly short of a length, but gets it to rise towards the chest. Simmons has both feet in the air, still struggles to control it. His head falls back instinctively in self defence. Somehow it stays low

8.5

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, length ball, but still hits the high part of the defensive bat

8.6

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.6

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, short of a length, just outside off, left alone

End of over 9 (1 run) West Indies 12/3 (213 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 1.33, RRR: 5.19)
LMP Simmons    1* (9b)      Mohammad Irfan    5-2-6-2
MN Samuels    3* (18b)      Asad Ali    4-0-5-0

9.1

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, driven on the up, nicely, but Asad gets a hand to it in the follow-through

9.2

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off, defended with an open face

9.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, FOUR, half-volley, Samuels finally finds some fluency. Drives this between the bowler and mid-off

9.4

Asad Ali to Samuels, FOUR, another half-volley. This is swinging in, but he manges to get the front leg out of the way and drives this wide of mid-on for four

9.5

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, this is short of being a half-volley, and Samuels can't reach the drive. it swings back in to beat the inside edge

9.6

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

End of over 10 (8 runs) West Indies 20/3 (205 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.12)
MN Samuels    11* (24b 2x4)      Asad Ali    5-0-13-0
LMP Simmons    1* (9b)      Mohammad Irfan    5-2-6-2

Wahab Riaz to replace Irfan now

10.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, heavy ball first up. The gun might say only 136ks, but it is accurate and hits him high on the bat

10.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, full outside off, Simmons goes for the drive, and is beaten by the angle

10.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, edged but short of slip. Slightly short of a length, angling away, Simmons is a bit squared up but plays with soft hands

10.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

10.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, superb fielding from Shehzad. Makes a diving stop at point and even when on the ground he lets rip a throw at the only stump visible. Simmons is just about back

10.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, full, fast, outside off, and beats the edge

End of over 11 (maiden) West Indies 20/3 (205 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 1.81, RRR: 5.25)
LMP Simmons    1* (15b)      Wahab Riaz    1-1-0-0
MN Samuels    11* (24b 2x4)      Asad Ali    5-0-13-0

And now trial by spin. Here is Saeed Ajmal

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, starts off with a quick offbreak. Defended off the back foot

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, another quick offbreak, beats the inside edge, hits the pad, but it headed down leg

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, stays quick, full and straight. Defended off the back foot

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, another quick offbreak, but this gives him a bit of room. Pushed wide of cover for one

A slip and a short leg in

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, offbreak, turning in towards off. Defended

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, the doosra. Squares him up, takes the edge, but dies to the right of first slip

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 22/3 (203 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 1.83, RRR: 5.34)
LMP Simmons    2* (17b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-2-0
MN Samuels    12* (28b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-1-0-0

Ahmed: "Good glovework from akmal until now"

12.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

12.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length ball, on off, hits the high part of the bat

12.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside off, he can go back and nudge it away for one

12.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, slight swing back in, but not much. Samuels ends up playing inside the line of it. Beaten

12.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, Shehzad makes another full-length diving save at point top save runs

Big Khan: "Lendl looking to give Misbah a good run for his money ..."

12.6

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, short of a lenght, on the pads, worked away for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 24/3 (201 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 1.84, RRR: 5.43)
MN Samuels    13* (31b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-1-2-0
LMP Simmons    3* (20b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-2-0

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short of a length, goes back to push this back to Ajmal

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, quick offbreak, 90ks, Samuels does well to get the bat down in time and works it to leg

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, big shout for lbw as Simmons tries to cut Ajmal and is beaten comprehensively. Hits the pad in front of leg, and would have gone down leg

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended off the front foot

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, full, middle and of,f driven to short cover

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, another failed attempt at a cut. Simmons is not picking the right length, and Ajmal is not bowling short. The outside edge is beaten

End of over 14 (1 run) West Indies 25/3 (200 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 1.78, RRR: 5.55)
LMP Simmons    3* (24b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-3-0
MN Samuels    14* (33b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-1-2-0

14.1

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

14.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, slightly short of a length, just outside off, watches it into the keeper's gloves

14.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, wide length ball, left alone again

14.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, draws the drive away from the body. Riaz has been pretty quick. Beats him with the pace and the angle

14.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, back to disciplined leaves outside off

14.6

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover for one

End of over 15 (1 run) West Indies 26/3 (199 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 1.73, RRR: 5.68)
MN Samuels    15* (39b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-1-3-0
LMP Simmons    3* (24b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-3-0

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, goes back to a length ball, the ball stays a touch low. Samuels manages to keep it out

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, the doosra. Samuels goes back again, and is beaten by the away movement

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, bat-pad, but it goes straight of short leg. Something happening every ball

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 2 wides, slides this down the leg side

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, quick offbreak, again stays low, Simmons is back again. That nearly squeezes under it

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, flighted for a change, worked away off the pad for one

End of over 16 (3 runs) West Indies 29/3 (196 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 1.81, RRR: 5.76)
LMP Simmons    4* (26b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-6-0
MN Samuels    15* (43b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-1-3-0

One slip now

16.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, short of a length, on off, dabbed away to third man for one

16.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, wide half-volley, driven, but there is a deep cover in place

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, steered away to third man

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, bouncer, middle and leg, ducks under it

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, drops and runs. A good call this time. They make it before Shehzad can swoop in

16.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

Drinks break

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 33/3 (192 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 1.94, RRR: 5.81)
LMP Simmons    6* (29b)      Wahab Riaz    4-1-7-0
MN Samuels    17* (46b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-6-0

Mohammad Hafeez into the attack

17.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, flighted on off, defended off the back foot

17.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, flat offbreak, Samuels stays back in defence

17.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, slightly short of a length, Samuels jumps back, and is cramped by the turn

17.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, full, on off, defended back to him

RanaSarmad: "wake me up after next 10 runs.....i hope i can sleep for an hour till then"

17.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, flat, into the pads, worked away for a single

17.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, quick toppie, he is back again, and has to keep a low-bouncing delivery out

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 34/3 (191 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 1.88, RRR: 5.96)
LMP Simmons    6* (30b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0
MN Samuels    18* (51b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-1-7-0

18.1

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

18.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, shapes up to swing back in, but seams away after pitching. Beats the outside edge

18.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, short of a length, stays a touch low, kept out off the back foot

Vishal Sheokand: "They are even beating Misbah by some distance!!"

18.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off, Samuels defends from the crease

18.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, angling away,opens the face on it, takes a single to third man

"yawn!!..such kind of batting reminds me how valuable the likes of dinda, dernbach and others are to the game !" Prozium, how dare you forget Ishant?

18.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, short of a length, middle and off, played with an open face

End of over 19 (1 run) West Indies 35/3 (190 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 1.84, RRR: 6.12)
LMP Simmons    6* (31b)      Wahab Riaz    5-1-8-0
MN Samuels    19* (56b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0

19.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short of a length, turning in towards off, defended off the back foot

19.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, flat, outside off, cut away to third man

"After the excitement and drama of the ashes test, this match serves as a perfect tonic for recovery- carry on boys! happy neutral observer :D" Jamie slaney, what is Ashes? This is where it is at

19.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, dabbed away to point

19.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, full and fast, defended back to him

19.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, goes back to a length ball, places it wide of cover for one

kartik: "guess they are taking revenge after what misbah did to them"

19.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, full, on off, defended to cover

End of over 20 (2 runs) West Indies 37/3 (188 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 1.85, RRR: 6.26)
MN Samuels    20* (59b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-3-0
LMP Simmons    7* (34b)      Wahab Riaz    5-1-8-0

Shahid Afridi is introduced now. Death for my fingers

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, quick legbreak, defended off the front foot

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, this one doesn't turn, takes the inside edge onto the pad, and goes for a sharp single into the leg side

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, flighted legbreak, defended off the front foot

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, some drift and turn, smothered after a good stride in

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, slightly short this legbreak is, cut away to deep point for one

End of over 21 (3 runs) West Indies 40/3 (185 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 1.90, RRR: 6.37)
LMP Simmons    9* (39b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0
MN Samuels    21* (60b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-3-0

Asking rate crossed 6 some time ago

21.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, stays back to play an offbreak back to Hafeez

21.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, stays slightly low, Simmons defends off the back foot

21.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, fuller, slightly higher, blocked off the front foot

21.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, some drift into the pads, clipped away to short midwicket

21.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, flatter, quicker, hits his pad after beating the inside edge

21.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, short of a length, turning into the pads, pushed to long-on to break the maiden

End of over 22 (1 run) West Indies 41/3 (184 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 1.86, RRR: 6.57)
LMP Simmons    10* (45b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-4-0
MN Samuels    21* (60b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0

One slip in for Afridi

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, OUT, Has Simmons dragged the back foot? Lovely delivery. A quick legbreak that dips on him, drawing him forward and then spinning past the edge. Akmal is quick with the stumping. Simmons has dragged his foot onto the crease. I don't see any part of the toe behind the line, but it is up to the third umpire on how he interprets the pictures. He agrees with me. Given

LMP Simmons st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 10 (69m 46b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

This is Afridi's first wicket in the last seven ODIs. Last one was against Australia in August 2012. Welcome back, Lala

22.2

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, OUT, and with one come two for Afridi. Absolutely sensational comeback by Afridi. No. 350 too. Afridi knows Bravo might be mindful of the legbreak that he had bowled previously, and slips in the quicker slider to catch him dead in front. The Boris-Becker celebration is back. How good to see it back

DJ Bravo lbw b Shahid Afridi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi is on a hat-trick now. Kieron Pollard to face the hat-trick ball. My money is on the quick, accurate delivery. Two slips and a short leg

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, 1 run, this is a quick legbreak, headed towards off, goes off the outside half for a single. Nearly there then

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended to cover

"Huge pressure, boys," shouts Akmal from behind the stumps

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, huge lbw shout as the slider beats the inside edge. That's a really really close shout. Not given. Possibly sliding down leg. Replays show it wasn't. It was pretty adjacent

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, short of a length, quick pushed to cover

End of over 23 (1 run) West Indies 42/5 (183 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 1.82, RRR: 6.77)
MN Samuels    21* (63b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-4-2
KA Pollard    1* (1b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-4-0

23.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 wide, slides this down leg. Called wide

23.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, no run, defended off the back foot

23.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 leg bye, sharp turn, down the leg side

23.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, full and straight, pushed back to him

M F Nadeem: "That ominous Afridi drift is back."

23.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, no run, full, on off, played back to him

23.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

23.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket, drives to mid-off, takes a single

End of over 24 (5 runs) West Indies 47/5 (178 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 1.95, RRR: 6.84)
MN Samuels    23* (65b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-8-0
KA Pollard    2* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-4-2

Ricardo Williams: "Someone please tell me why Dwayne Bravo is in the West Indies team? I will prefer West Indies play Shiv Chandrapaul until he is in a wheelchair than the carry on with the present prospects."

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, drifting down, clipped away fine, Irfan makes a diving save at short fine leg

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, flat outside off, can't beat point with the back cut

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, flighted this time, pushed past cover for a single

Pollard has some trouble with his ankle. A blister possibly. He is getting some attention

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, no run, legbreak, on off, defended with an open face

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, no run, another legbreak. And some dip. Pollard is pushing in front of the body, and is beaten

He follows it with some lip

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, no run, full and outside off, pushed back to Afridi, who lets a throw rip at the keeper. Pollard plays a mock shot to the throw too

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 48/5 (177 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 1.92, RRR: 7.08)
KA Pollard    2* (8b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-5-2
MN Samuels    24* (68b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-8-0

25.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, down the wicket, beaten in flight, pushes this to midwicket

25.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, appeal for catch at the wicket, down the leg side, but that's mostly to avoid the wide call. And they succeed

25.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, driven down to long-on for one

25.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 run, flat offbreak, nudged around the corner to bring up the 50. No sarcastic applause from the crowd

25.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, down the wicket, punched on the up, but straight to mid-off

25.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, flat, into the pads, defended

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 50/5 (175 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 1.92, RRR: 7.29)
MN Samuels    25* (73b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-10-0
KA Pollard    3* (9b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-5-2

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, OUT, Afridi juts his chest out again, and his team-mates surround him again. Pollard's horror home season continues. Drills a legbreak straight down long-off's throat. West Indies' two captains this season have failed yet again. And they removed Sammy

KA Pollard c Wahab Riaz b Shahid Afridi 3 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Amer: "Samuel is doing a CowanBah ...."

Speaking of Sammy, here he is. A slip and a gully

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, no run, that's a 102kph legbreak. How do you play it? You don't. You get beaten

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, no run, full, on off, quick, played back to him

Muhammad Shahid: "United Nation Celebrated Malala Day Yesterday. I am Gonna Celebrate Lala Day Today."

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, no run, length ball, into the pads, defended to leg

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, no run, slower this time, dipping drifting legbreak, beats the outside edge

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, 1 run, angling in, nudged to leg to break the maiden

End of over 27 (1 run) West Indies 51/6 (174 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 1.88, RRR: 7.56)
DJG Sammy    1* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-6-3
MN Samuels    25* (73b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-10-0

Hemraj: "I am sure a quite bemused Shiv Chanderpaul is watching n saying to himself "n they say I bat too slow""

27.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, flat offbreak, defended off the front foot

27.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, quick offbreak again, stays back to defend

27.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, leaves an offbreak outside off, and it nearly shaves the off bail

27.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, turning into the pads, defended

27.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, defended with an open face

27.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, short of a length, no room, pushed back. Another maiden

End of over 28 (maiden) West Indies 51/6 (174 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 1.82, RRR: 7.90)
DJG Sammy    1* (11b)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-1-10-0
MN Samuels    25* (73b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-6-3

West Indies' lowest-ever total is 54. Their lowest against Pakistan is 103

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, short of a length, defended back to him

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, OUT, appeal for pad first, Reifell says pad first. Quick legbreak again, pitches middle and leg, straightens,is headed towards off, hits the pad first, and has been rightly given out lbw. Afridi raises his arms in elation again. Lala in line for five

MN Samuels lbw b Shahid Afridi 25 (98m 75b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Fans are leaving the stadium. Clearly they are disgusted with the show of the home side. In comes Kemar Roach

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Roach, 2 leg byes, this is a front-of-the-hand seam-up delivery Roach is clearly late, but this is sliding down leg. Afridi realises it midway into the appeal . They get two leg-byes

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, flighted on off, defended off the front foot

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, quicker legbreak, blocks off the front foot

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, slower, higher, wider, Roach tries to drive, finds short cover

End of over 29 (2 runs, wicket maiden) West Indies 53/7 (172 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 1.82, RRR: 8.19)
KAJ Roach    0* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    5-1-6-4
DJG Sammy    1* (11b)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-1-10-0

29.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, length-ball offbreak, defended off the front foot

29.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, another front-foot defensive

29.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, 1 run, pushed wide of cover for a single

29.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, 1 run, flighted, goes of the inside half of the bat for a single

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, bat-pad, but doesn't carry to the diving short leg. Nasir might have got up a touch too soon

29.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, stays a touch low, defended

End of over 30 (2 runs) West Indies 55/7 (170 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 1.83, RRR: 8.50)
DJG Sammy    2* (16b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-1-12-0
KAJ Roach    1* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    5-1-6-4

The double of a fifty and a five-for has happened only 15 times previously. Two of those cases belong to Afridi

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, legbreak, dipping, breaking, beats him

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, tossed up, middle and leg, defended back to him

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, short of a length, breaks away, beats the cut

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Roach, OUT, easy does it. That's five for Afridi. Where were you, Shahid? We have missed you. Tosses this up in the air, slower too, gets a leading edge from Roach, which comes back at him for a comfortable catch. That's the third time Afridi has taken five and scored a fifty in the same match. No one else has ever done it even twice

KAJ Roach c & b Shahid Afridi 1 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

In comes Sunil Narine. Afrid goes round the stumps

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, short of a length, on off, defended

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, fuller, legbreak, Narine defends off the back foot

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) West Indies 55/8 (170 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 1.77, RRR: 8.94)
SP Narine    0* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    6-2-6-5
DJG Sammy    2* (16b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-1-12-0

Mazher Arshad: "STAT! Most 5-wicket hauls in ODI Cricket: Waqar Younis (13), Muralitharan (10), Shahid Afridi and Brett Lee (9)."

And they take the batting Powerplay

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, FOUR, full, middle and leg, driven hard over mid-off for four. The previous boundary came in the 10th over

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, pushed around off, defended from the crease

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, sharp offbreak, hits the pad

31.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, short of a length, defended from the crease

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, defended off the front foot

31.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Sammy, no run, fired into the pads, keeps Sammy at that end

End of over 32 (4 runs) West Indies 59/8 (166 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.84, RRR: 9.22)
DJG Sammy    6* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-1-16-0
SP Narine    0* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    6-2-6-5

Peter: "The Trini Posse is failing again. Bravo, Bravo, Simmons, Pollard, Rampaul, Ramdin, etc, etc.."

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, quick legbreak, defended from the crease

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, length ball legbreak, defended from the crease again

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, full, outside off, defended back to him

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, slower through the air, gets some turn, hits the inside half of the bat

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, offbreak, short of a length, played with an open face

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, another maiden from Afridi as Narine defends off the back foot. Look at those figures: 7-2-6-5

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 59/8 (166 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 1.78, RRR: 9.76)
SP Narine    0* (8b)      Shahid Afridi    7-3-6-5
DJG Sammy    6* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-1-16-0

Ajmal is back

33.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 leg bye, turning down the leg side, they will take a leg-bye

33.2

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

33.3

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed back to him

33.4

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, 1 run, length-ball offbreak, pushed past cover

"Ek nahi dena," shouts Akmal, which translates to: "Don't give a single"

33.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, short of a length, pushed to point

33.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, defended off the front foot

The stands are almost deserted

End of over 34 (2 runs) West Indies 61/8 (164 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 1.79, RRR: 10.25)
DJG Sammy    6* (25b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-7-0
SP Narine    1* (11b)      Shahid Afridi    7-3-6-5

34.1

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, another leg-before appeal. Narine is caught on the back foot, but it is turning too much

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, sharp legbreak. Slightly short, Narine goes for the cut, hits the bottom edge

34.3

Shahid Afridi to Narine, no run, full and fast, dug out

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Narine, 1 wide, legbreak, turning too far down leg. Called a wide

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Narine, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, pushed away for a single

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, no run, what a superb legbreak. Dipping on him, drifting in, then leaving him after pitching. Beaten comprehensively

34.6

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, 2 runs, pushed wide of long-off for a couple. What a poor over by Afridi's standards today

End of over 35 (4 runs) West Indies 65/8 (160 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 1.85, RRR: 10.66)
DJG Sammy    8* (27b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-3-10-5
SP Narine    2* (15b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-7-0

"Bring back Shiv," says a placard. And it's about time too

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, 2 wides, fired down the leg side, concedes a wide

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, sharp offbreak, hits him high on the pad

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, flat, into the pads, worked away for a single

shafi_u: "Pakistan-west indies=afridi"

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, 2 runs, heaved away past midwicket

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, FOUR, plays the pick-up shot off the toes, over wide long-on, gets a four. A monumental occasion: the run rate crosses two an over

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, 2 runs, driven into the covers

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, huge shout for lbw as Ajmals fires one in, but an inside edge has saved Narine

End of over 36 (11 runs) West Indies 76/8 (149 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 2.11, RRR: 10.64)
SP Narine    10* (19b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-18-0
DJG Sammy    9* (29b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-3-10-5

realthog: "Guess we're looking to Sammy to play a captain's innings here . . . oops."

We have Irfan back. Narine shouldn't really have hit that four

36.1

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, no run, yorker, just outside off, dug out back to him

Josh Clemmet: "I sense an Ashton Agar style 98 coming from Holder..."

36.2

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 1 wide, slower bouncer, Sammy has no clue about it. Somehow gets under it. He is on his backside. Called wide foe height anyway. With that, West Indies cross Afridi's score

vlad: "only samuels has outscored extras"

36.2

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 1 run, quicker bouncer, and the ball arrives even before he is ready for the pull. Goes to extra cover for one

36.3

Mohammad Irfan to Narine, 2 wides, short, and a big wide down the leg side

36.3

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 2 runs, slightly short of the yorker, and he drives hard at it, and past cover

36.4

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 2 runs, short ball, he sees it early, and pulls it over mid-on

36.5

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 1 run, slower length break, runs off the outside half of the bat for one

36.6

Mohammad Irfan to Narine, no run, length ball, angling in, defended off the back foot

End of over 37 (9 runs) West Indies 85/8 (140 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 2.29, RRR: 10.76)
SP Narine    10* (20b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    6-2-15-2
DJG Sammy    15* (34b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-18-0

Galen: "@Josh that wouldn't be fast enough for West Indies."

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, defends an offbreak off the front foot

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 2 runs, tospinner, goes off the outside half of the bat and past slip

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, goes back to a length ball, and nearly chops it one

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, slower through the air, higher flight too, beats the inside edge with the offbreak

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, short of a length, punched to the left of cover where Shafiq makes a diving save

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, angled into the pads, lobs to short leg

End of over 38 (3 runs) West Indies 88/8 (137 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 2.31, RRR: 11.41)
SP Narine    10* (21b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-21-0
DJG Sammy    18* (39b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    6-2-15-2

38.1

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 1 run, pulled away to wide long-on for one

38.2

Mohammad Irfan to Narine, 1 leg bye, misfires this yorker, concedes a leg-bye

38.3

Mohammad Irfan to Sammy, 1 run, top-edges a pull and it clears Asad Ali who is running back from short fine leg

38.4

Mohammad Irfan to Narine, no run, full toss, on off, pushed to cover

38.5

Mohammad Irfan to Narine, no run, slower ball, full, nicely defended to cover

38.6

Mohammad Irfan to Narine, no run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, nicely rises up with it and defends

End of over 39 (3 runs) West Indies 91/8 (134 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 12.18)
SP Narine    10* (25b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-2-17-2
DJG Sammy    20* (41b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-21-0

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 bye, how did that miss? Sammy swings and misses by a mile, but the offbreak turns down the leg side

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, full, on off, driven to cover

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, slightly shorter, defended off the back foot

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, FOUR, slogged away, and for some reason deep midwicket is well inside the boundary. He is lobbed. It was a sitter for Shafiq had he been on the rope

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, tries the big drive, gets an inside edge

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, angled in, no turn, Narine goes back to punch it to point

End of over 40 (5 runs) West Indies 96/8 (129 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 2.40, RRR: 12.90)
SP Narine    14* (30b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-25-0
DJG Sammy    20* (42b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-2-17-2

Afridi comes back

40.1

Shahid Afridi to Sammy, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to deep cover

40.2

Shahid Afridi to Narine, 1 wide, legbreak, but too far down leg. Another wide

40.2

Shahid Afridi to Narine, OUT, No. 6 for Afridi. Where was he hiding all this while? Short of a length, outside off, stops at him a touch, lobbed to short cover. This is Afridi's personal best, and the best figures by anybody in West Indies

SP Narine c Nasir Jamshed b Shahid Afridi 14 (40m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.16

Here is Jason Holder

40.3

Shahid Afridi to Holder, no run, the quick seam-up delivery, hits the inside edge

40.4

Shahid Afridi to Holder, no run, is that the googly? Definitely goes in. Defended off the back foot

40.5

Shahid Afridi to Holder, no run, quick legbreak, Holder defends off the front foot

40.6

Shahid Afridi to Holder, OUT, it's all over. Afridi has seven. One of the all-time great performances in an ODI. Holder is playing for the legbreak, but this is the slider, and he is caught in front of off and on the back foot. No need to even appeal for this. West Indies' lowest total against Pakistan, and their worst score against any team at home. These are the second-biggest figures ever in an ODI. And a fifty to go with it

JO Holder lbw b Shahid Afridi 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That's all then from this Lala day from Guyana. Do join us in two days' time for the second match of the series

Quotes from the presentation
"Disappointing batting display again," says Dwayne Bravo. "After a great bowling performance. Jason put us in a good position, but credit to Shahid Afridi. I thought 225 was gettable, but once again the batting crumbled under pressure. It is the lack of confidence. We have not been scoring runs. That plays its part. We really have to rally around each other and back ourselves and back our ability. There has been improvement. We didn't finish badly with the ball. Disappointed for the fans too. Hopefully it will be better on Tuesday."

"It was a much-needed performance," says Misbah-ul-Haq. "Especially the way Shahid Afridi played. It is one of the more difficult pitches I have played on. It was seaming, it was stopping, it was really difficult to middle the ball. I thought if we could reach 200, we could fight. And Shahid helped me. On a pitch that it was difficult to middle the balls Shahid was hitting fours and sixes. Jason Holder bowled well. The fielding was wonderful. Everybody was charged up. Every bowler bowled well."

"I try hard and I back myself and I want to thank people back home," says Shahid Afridi, the Man of the Match. "It is not time for me to just survive in the team, but to give a lot to the team. It was not easy to survive so I tried to stay positive. Whenever I got the ball in my zone I went for it. I knew Misbah was at the other end. I knew he would stay till the end, it gave me the confidence to go after it. Oh wow wow wow wow what a pitch it was for me to bowl. I just kept it simple, and it worked."

What a comeback by that man Shahid Afridi. What a Sahibzada. What a Lala. Everybody congratulates him on a career resurrected. Afridi points to Mohammad Akram, the bowling coach, and says "he is the man". This could possibly be the greatest comeback in ODI cricket. This 7 for 12 is now the best analysis by a Pakistani, and the second-best of all, behind only Chaminda Vaas. On a pitch that the rest of the world struggled to go at three an over, Afridi scored at a strike rate 138. And not just for a few balls, but for 76 momentum-changing, game-sealing runs. And then those legbreaks. He just seems so much fitter. The drift is back, the dip is back. What a joy it is to welcome Afridi back. Now hope for some consistency, and wait for the presentation quotes

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 98/10 (127 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 2.39, RRR: 14.11)
     Shahid Afridi    9-3-12-7
DJG Sammy    21* (43b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-25-0
Series Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
West Indies v Pakistan at Providence - Jul 16, 2013
West Indies won by 37 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Providence - Jul 14, 2013
Pakistan won by 126 runs
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Jul 14, 2013

Shahid Afridi trapped Marlon Samuels lbw for 25, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Providence, July 14, 2013

Shahid Afridi trapped Marlon Samuels lbw for 25

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Jul 14, 2013

Shahid Afridi took 7 for 12, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Providence, July 14, 2013

Shahid Afridi took 7 for 12

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