Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series - 2nd ODI

West Indies v Pakistan

West Indies won by 37 runs

Gayle stands mid-pitch and practices a couple of shots. He will take strike, Charles at the other end. Mohammad Irfan will run in with the first new ball.

8.30am Misbah wins the toss and Pakistan will bowl

Misbah wants to utilise the "little bit of moisture" on the pitch which has been under covers mostly. Says the top order is a concern. Wonder whether not wanting them to expose them is a factor behind this decision

DJ Bravo says West Indies would have batted anyway, and expects the ball to come on better in the morning. The lack of runs is making the batsmen unsure of themselves, he admits.

Both teams are unchanged

James: "Suffering from withdrawal from top bowling and dodgy batting since the end of the first Ashes test (has it really only been 2 days?). Thought this match might sort that out." As long as you expect the same two things, which I suspect you are

Chris R: "As a West Indian fan the showings continue to disappoint. However i will be at Providence to take in, hopefully, what is not a second does of punishment from the Pakistanis."

Purushottam Roychowdhury: "Hope Gayle will show some action today as WI has to bat first. Gayle has never shown up in pressure recently."

Ali: "Afridi + Consistency = T20 World Cup 2009"

Adam A: "@Nishank If we have an important piece at our disposal in Shiv why dont we use him? He should definitely sure up a shaky middle order"

Ali Khattak: "Does Pakistan really need Hafeez in this match. If pitch is so difficult, then try a more technical batsman like Umar Ameen or Haris Sohail. Even Misbah knows that Hafeez cant bat on this Pitch"

Tony Krishna: "Why having Pollard on the team together with the other allrounder. WI need Specialist players"

Nishank: "I think that not calling Shiv back in the team would be the way to go forward for WI. He cant be there forever to bail them out. These WI players have got to learn."

Tahir masood: "Everybody wanna see Afridi to prove himself as a all time best cricketer. He performed well in his last contest,now we've to see that will he continue to repeat his previous performance."

8.25am West Indies this year v opposition excluding Zimbabwe - 9 losses, 3 wins, 1 tie. Two of those wins were by margins of 1 wicket and 2 wickets

8.20am Jeff Dujon says the cracks are not as pronounced, and thinks there could be more moisture in this pitch compared to two days ago. Some more seam movement for the quicks early on is expected. More worries for both sets of batsmen, as if they didn't have enough of them already. Sid Ravindran on the batting troubles of West Indies and Pakistan in the match preview.

8.15am Still hung over from feasting on so much Boom Boom in a single day? Well, there could be more of it today. Same ground, same pitch, same opposition, same Shahid Afridi. Toss coming up in 15 minutes

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, good bounce, some away shape, just back of a length, Gayle pulls bat away

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, closer to the off stump and fuller, straightens, Gayle defends

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, makes him play with a shortish delivery, Gayle pushes it back

They need sawdust, couple of deliveries and the landing area is already muddy

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, 1 run, turns a length ball to midwicket to get off the mark

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 1 leg bye, he went for the same delivery that got Charles in the first game, this one's not a full toss, pitches just before it hits Charles on the boot, lbw appeal is turned down

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, OUT, forget Charles, Irfan has struck gold next ball, the big man's taken out the opposition's big man, full delivery outside off, hint of straightening, Gayle pushes loosely, half-heartedly, away from the bodty, and the keeper gladly takes the edge

CH Gayle c †Umar Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/1 (RR: 2.00)
     Mohammad Irfan    1-0-1-1
J Charles    0* (1b)     

DM Bravo in, but he is not on strike. Asad Ali has the second new ball

1.1

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, slight away movement, but the length ball starts wide enough to be left alone

1.2

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, similar ball left alone outside off, good bounce

1.3

Asad Ali to Charles, 2 runs, unconvincing but Charles gets two, tries to slap a length ball down the ground, it loops over the bowler off the toe end

He is standing a foot outside the crease, is the call to the bowler from the slip cordon

1.4

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, was that an edge, did that carry, Charles was late in pulling the bat away outside off, it did carry low to the keeper, but there isn't much of an appeal from Pakistan, although there was a slight noise as ball passed bat

1.5

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, he is surprised by the bounce on this length ball as it holds the line on middle and leg, stabs it away

1.6

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, plays out a good length ball to the off side

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 4/1 (RR: 2.00)
J Charles    2* (7b)      Asad Ali    1-0-2-0
DM Bravo    0* (0b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-0-1-1

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, lovely, pitched full for the drive outside off and shapes away sharply, but very late, Bravo lets it go

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, closer to off and holding its line, he shoulders arms once more

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, superb line, close to off once again, and the length ball straightens as Bravo leaves it alone

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, there it is, the previous three swung away, this one came in with the angle, almost took out off stump, after beating the inside edge

Couple of slips, short leg

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 3 runs, just past the man at short leg, Irfan goes on the pads and Bravo tucks him square, in the air but not really a chance, was well wide of the fielder

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, swings in to the right-hander and hits him high on the pad, going down leg too

End of over 3 (3 runs) West Indies 7/1 (RR: 2.33)
J Charles    2* (8b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-0-4-1
DM Bravo    3* (5b)      Asad Ali    1-0-2-0

3.1

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, length ball not far from off stump, left alone

3.2

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, makes him play with one right on off stump, Bravo defends bat and pad together

3.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, wants the single with a soft push in front of point but the fielder is quick to the ball

3.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, FOUR, Bravo slashes as soon as he sees some width, there are shouts of catch it, but it is clear of backward point

3.5

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, 3 runs, not as much width as the previous one, but still Bravo has enough room to slap it through the covers, it's pulled back with a slide near the rope, saves one

3.6

Asad Ali to Charles, FOUR, now he gives width to the right-hander, Charles moves towards the line and slams it through cover for four more

Pakistan didn't need this, release of pressure with all that width

End of over 4 (11 runs) West Indies 18/1 (RR: 4.50)
J Charles    6* (9b 1x4)      Asad Ali    2-0-13-0
DM Bravo    10* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    2-0-4-1

4.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, Irfan continues to exert pressure at the other end, just short of driving length, around off, kicks and straightens past the outside edge

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, this time he lets a length ball go outside off

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 run, that was close, a thick inside edge races past the stumps to fine leg as Bravo pushes away from the body

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, full and quick on the angle across the right-hander, Charles tries to guide it late, misses

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, swinging in to the middle stump, Charles right behind it this time, opening up and getting behind the line

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, almost another one, fine take from Umar Akmal diving in front of first slip, but the ball has not carried, just, Irfan is swinging some in and pushing some across, this one bounced at Charles on off stump, opening him up, had to play at it, a healthy edge but no luck for the bowler

End of over 5 (1 run) West Indies 19/1 (RR: 3.80)
J Charles    6* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    3-0-5-1
DM Bravo    11* (13b 1x4)      Asad Ali    2-0-13-0

Man on the drive at short extra

5.1

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, pushes off the front foot to extra cover

5.2

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, blocks a pitched up ball

5.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, some away shape ending the back of a length ball on off, defended

5.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, overpitched on the stumps, but Bravo cannot clip it past mid on

Omair Rauf: "Irfan... You tall beauty...It is pleasure to see his bowling.."

5.5

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, punches off the back foot, but short extra cover stops it to his right

5.6

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, on middle and leg, good length, pushed back

End of over 6 (maiden) West Indies 19/1 (RR: 3.16)
DM Bravo    11* (19b 1x4)      Asad Ali    3-1-13-0
J Charles    6* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    3-0-5-1

6.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, FOUR, whoa, Charles clears front leg first ball of the over and swats a low full toss on middle through midwicket

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, back of a length, bouncing and angling across, left alone

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, backs away to leg, Irfan follows him with a full delivery, Charles misses the hoick, Irfan walks and stares down from the skies

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, good length ball bouncing on off, defended softly

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, opens up and blocks a length ball on off

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 2 runs, short-arm swat behind square leg off the hip, Riaz prevents the boundary with some footwork close to the rope

End of over 7 (6 runs) West Indies 25/1 (RR: 3.57)
J Charles    12* (18b 2x4)      Mohammad Irfan    4-0-11-1
DM Bravo    11* (19b 1x4)      Asad Ali    3-1-13-0

7.1

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, tight line on off stump, defended back to the bowler

Gone overcast, movement among the groundstaff

7.2

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, middle and leg, good length, Bravo nudges it away

7.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, FOUR, goes full on the stumps, Bravo leans half forward and whips it crisply through midwicket

7.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, FOUR, width outside off on the angle, and Bravo slices it hard over point

7.5

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, 1 run, on middle, this time Bravo takes it square for a single

"I'm sick and tired of posting insightful and well written comments to see them snubbed in favour of those with much less relevance and thought. I wonder if the Cricinfo staff double as West Indies selectors" Nicolas Elias, you have been heard, and the answer to your insinuation is a flat denial

7.6

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, opens the face and runs a length ball softly to point

End of over 8 (9 runs) West Indies 34/1 (RR: 4.25)
J Charles    12* (19b 2x4)      Asad Ali    4-1-22-0
DM Bravo    20* (24b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    4-0-11-1

Ajmal brought on early, there is a slip, and short leg comes into position as soon as the box is delivered to him

8.1

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, starts down the pads from round the stumps, and is swept in the air to fine leg

Gone darker now, huge cloud hanging over the ground

8.2

Saeed Ajmal to Charles, no run, quick and fullish, defended off the front foot

8.3

Saeed Ajmal to Charles, SIX, there is long on, but Charles has taken him on, charged out, and got enough on the heave to clear the man to his left comfortably

8.4

Saeed Ajmal to Charles, no run, Ajmal tosses it up even more now, but Charles waits in the crease and runs it against the spin to point

Leg slip as well

8.5

Saeed Ajmal to Charles, no run, pitched up offbreak defended back

8.6

Saeed Ajmal to Charles, 1 run, uses the good length to come across and work it to deep midwicket

The signs from West Indies today are that they won't be getting bogged down, early wicket or not

End of over 9 (8 runs) West Indies 42/1 (RR: 4.66)
J Charles    19* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-8-0
DM Bravo    21* (25b 3x4)      Asad Ali    4-1-22-0

T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez comes on, as always very expressive in setting his fields, pointing this way and that

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, nudges an offbreak off the pad, but backward square leg is there

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, spins in to the pad again, worked to midwicket

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, 3 runs, backs away to leg, waits, makes even more room and punches a length offbreak through cover

Slip and short leg for DM Bravo

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run, drives to cover off the front foot

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run, tosses it up on off, Bravo forward to defend

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, 4 byes, that fooled every one, was angled in, Umar Akmal expected it carry in with the angle and moved to the leg side, but it spun past the outside edge, past the off stump and went for four byes, keeper getting it terribly wrong there

End of over 10 (7 runs) West Indies 49/1 (RR: 4.90)
DM Bravo    21* (28b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0
J Charles    22* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-8-0

Riaz comes on

10.1

Wahab Riaz to Charles, 1 wide, Wahab sprays a full toss a mile outside off, Akmal moves towards slip to take it

10.28 am It is bright sunshine now, and we are all set to resume

10.20am We could have a resumption soon, the rain has stopped and the covers are off

9.45am Here comes the rain, and off they go

For those asking, there is no reserve day in this series

John: "The Chanderpaul exit from ODI cricket for the purpose of rebuilding the team was another error on the part of the WICB. Rebuild yes, but not at the expense of your most consistent and reliable performer, makes absolutely no sense. He was not a trouble maker either, just did the business as required by all professionals. I was pleasantly surprised when he spoke up about his mistreatment in the team, he seems to be a very passive personality so he was definitely very upset."

Nawaz Sharif: "I support Pakistan passionately and am only speaking in the interest of better performance, not Misbah-hating. But Misbah's defensive attitude in his batting leaks onto the team because he's the captain and anybody in world cricket knows that a defensive Pakistan is a cat that rolls over and an attacking Pakistan is a lion that roars." Nawaz, but Misbah is also the safety valve that keeps Pakistan's aggression from consuming them

Imran: "@Yahya Thank you for saying this. Misbah's a treasure, and deserves a lot better"

Yahya: "I remember Misbah scooping in the WorldT20 final 2007 and getting caught. All my friends stood up in anger and started loudly insulting Misbah in Punjabi. In one second they had forgot that it was only because of him that we even got so close to the score of India."

Rafay: "people here just need something to debate on. i mean wats wrong in trying a new lad out even if it means resting junaid khan."

Emad: "Asad Ali has an exceptional record in domestic cricket, he was looooong overdue for a match. Good on Misbah for trying hin out, but should have probably left out the inconsistent Riaz instead of Junaid Khan"

Khawaja Arsalan: "In reply to Anees. "I think that with all the criticism Misbah faces, he must be immensely strong mentally to be still fighting. Its so ironic that he captains the side with the utmost passion and plays with all he has got at 39 years of age and yet the nation continues to hate him. Imagine if misbah had the support and the backing of the nation, things would have been different. ""

Sammy: "I'm here at work thinking of an excuse to give my supervisor so that i go to the cricket...I said i heard it would have had a gayle storm and we should leave the office.10 mins later he came and told me it was false alarm, storm was caught behind"

Cliff: "Sammy shouldn't need to worry about his limited overs place as he's a useful, restrictive bowler who gets the odd wicket and of late you would rate him over a few others as a batsman. It must be stressful being captain in all three forms so I imagine it's worthwhile doing."

Shariq: "I just dont get the unnecessary flak Misbah receives from everyone. Anything he does is instantly labeled wrong. In Anees' case, "Misbahical logic." People blame him for not trying out youngsters when he plays his frontline players. Now when he is giving chance to Asad Ali in place of Junaid Khan, the haters are out to bash Misbah."

Awais: "Good to see West Indies batting brave and aggressive and hope they give some respectable target to Pakistan. Our top order needs days like these when bowlers or tailenders or a one man show wont save their face."

Ian: "Is there anyone else who thinks that the West Indies Cricket Board's decision to drop Sammy as ODI captain was ridiculous? Honestly, the idea that he can be fit to captain for test cricket and T20 cricket, but not the format halfway between the two, is unbelievable to me, and suggests the organisation needs something of an overhaul." Ian, with Pollard's horrible run, Sammy might at least not get dropped, though he's said he's "gone back to treating every game as his last." Honest man, always

Devon L Wilson: "It is nice to Hear one of the Greatest Voice in the history of Cricket. The man that brought cricket to my heart as a child. The Great Mr. Tony Cozier. Thanks for all the years of wonderful Cricket commentaries."

Anees: "What would you prefer when you are hungry? a pizza? or a piece of two-days old bread? Same is going here. Leaving out Junaid Khan for Asad Ali is Misbahical logic." Anees, I get the sentiment, if not the pizza/bread analogy. 'Misbahical logic', nice term

10.1

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, pushes forward at a length ball going across and misses it by several inches

10.2

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, pushes forward and drives carefully to extra cover, as if just testing out the pitch after all the rain

10.3

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, walks out and plays out a good length ball to point

10.4

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, pulls the length back and bounces it past a prod from the crease, Charles acknowledges the quality of the delivery, nodding towards the bowler

10.5

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, pushed to extra cover

10.6

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, the ball not doing anything off a good length, played out easily to off

End of over 11 (1 run) West Indies 50/1 (RR: 4.54)
J Charles    22* (33b 2x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-1-0
DM Bravo    21* (28b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0

Irfan is back, he's changed ends as well

11.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, starts superbly with a straightening good length ball outside off, left alone

11.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, nice, this one comes in to off stump from over the stumps, Bravo adjusts hurriedly and keeps it out

11.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 wide, he'd gone just like this in the first game, strangled down the leg side to a shortish ball angled in, but he's fortunately missed it this time

11.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, short, into the body, not too much bite, blocked

11.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, trouble, Bravo pushes and charges for a single, Misbah is quick to the ball from extra cover, Bravo turns back late, Misbah is annoyed at missing with the throw

11.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 run, gets on top of a bouncing delivery outside off and dabs it behind point

11.6

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, opens up, gets behind the line and pushes a length ball softly to mid off

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 52/1 (RR: 4.33)
J Charles    22* (34b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    5-0-13-1
DM Bravo    22* (33b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-1-0

Fifty partnership is up

12.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 2 runs, overpitched on middle and leg, no swing, Bravo gets bat around pad and clips it through midwicket

12.2

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, moves forward to a pitched up ball outside off and pushes to mid off

12.3

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, gets some width and flashes it out to the sweeper

12.4

Wahab Riaz to Charles, 1 run, shortish, Charles bursts into activity late and swats it powerfully to deep square leg

12.5

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, Bravo jumps across to off trying to get behind the line, but this one straightens after pitching back of a length, and pings him on the thigh, painful

12.6

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, behind the line of a length ball this time and pushes to short extra

West Indian : "That's where u think west indies miss sarwan the most, at rotating the strike..I remember him constantly running the ball down to third man at will whenever he needed a single..These batsman lack that ability, which is a necessity in ODI cricket"

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 56/1 (RR: 4.30)
DM Bravo    25* (38b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-5-0
J Charles    23* (35b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    5-0-13-1

13.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, flashes at a short and wide one leaving him further with the angle, misses

13.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, back of a length, much closer, he runs it to point

Imran: "@Nawaz Sharif more than just a safety valve, he's the only performing batsman in the team - how then can we talk of removing Misbah because of his style, when he's been the sole reason we've not been collapsing for sub-60 scores?"

13.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 1 run, clears front leg and slogs a length ball, but mishits down to long on

13.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, takes a step out, Irfan bangs it in short, Bravo weaves inside the line

13.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, is forward, sees it bowled back of a length and plays it softly towards point

13.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 no ball, that was so close, Bravo driving inside the line of a pitched up delivery, but a free hit is coming up, as Irfan has overstepped

13.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 run, backs away to leg and swings hard, slices a full delivery in the air down to third man

End of over 14 (3 runs) West Indies 59/1 (RR: 4.21)
DM Bravo    26* (42b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    6-0-16-1
J Charles    24* (38b 2x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-5-0

14.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, skiddy length ball at 140.8 kph, worked away to short midwicket

14.2

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, not enough room, not much pace off the pitch, and Bravo mishits to extra cover

14.3

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, sharp bouncer, 142.4 kph, Bravo ducks

14.4

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, pitched up on off to follow up after the short ball, he runs it to point

Stiaan: "Meanwhile Levi from South Africa scored another 100+ in the Friends Life t20 match in England..."

14.5

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, moves away a touch after pitching good length, is guided to point

14.6

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, the ball is not quite coming on, Bravo goes after this length ball that moves away a touch again, but only ends up lifting it without timing towards the sweeper

End of over 15 (1 run) West Indies 60/1 (RR: 4.00)
DM Bravo    27* (48b 3x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-6-0
J Charles    24* (38b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    6-0-16-1

15.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, tight length ball on off stump, can only push it to point

Bakshi: "The amount of flak received by Misbah from Pakistan fans is unbelievable... I guess it has a lot to do with the modern T20 outlook. If the rest of the batsmen play to their potential around this heavy anchor, I am more than certain Pakistan will become the team to beat!"

15.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, FOUR, overdoes the yorker by a few inches, Bravo brings down the bat on it just outside off and turns it to the third man boundary

15.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 run

15.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 4 leg byes, a rare poor delivery from Irfan on the pads, Charles gets enough on it to give the keeper no chance

15.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 1 run, steers a good length ball with the angle to third man

Mazher Arshad weighs in with the numbers, as always: "Misbah has 600 ODI runs this year - the second most by any batsman, only behind Ian Bell (645 ). He has three 50s in last four innings. He always rescues the innings when Pakistan are collapsing, still people talk about his removal. In last five innings when he came to bat Pakistan's scores were: 18-2 vs West Indies, 56-3 vs India, 48-3 vs South Africa, 15-3 vs WI, 13-3 vs Ireland."

15.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, a solid defensive push to extra cover off the front foot

End of over 16 (10 runs) West Indies 70/1 (RR: 4.37)
DM Bravo    32* (52b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-0-22-1
J Charles    25* (40b 2x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-6-0

The ball is being changed, Misbah is not sure why that is being done, someone asks him to at least check with the umpire. Here's Boom Boom, finally

Praveen Mak: "I am eagerly waiting for Afridi to bowl. I am sure other fans are waiting too, this is what makes cricket interesting. Players like Afridi make the game popular!"

16.1

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, quick and straightening outside off, played out to point from the crease

16.2

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, legbreak bounces outside off, is punched to the sweeper

bertofray: "@West Indian, I will agree with you if you are referring to the old Sarwan. The same cannot be said about the new Sarwan."

16.3

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, 2 wides, 92.2 kph and angles down the leg side from round the stumps

16.3

Shahid Afridi to Charles, FOUR, has him driving at a pitched up ball, thick edge races past short third man

16.4

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, tosses it up on the stumps, Charles plays it out softly to off

16.5

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, this hurries in with the angle, nearly 97 kph, charles survives with a thick inside edge

16.6

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, this drive was travelling, but so was Misbah, diving to his left at extra cover to snap it up on the bounce, Afridi applauds

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 77/1 (RR: 4.52)
J Charles    30* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-7-0
DM Bravo    32* (52b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-0-22-1

Riaz has changed ends, and replaced Irfan

17.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball at 138 kph on off stump, turned down to third man

17.2

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, he pitches it up, Charles plays in his peculiar manner, staying motionless till very late, then lunging forward and dead-batting it

17.3

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, no room to knock it through the covers, and an underedge goes to the bowler

JustinRice: "Thanks bertofray, people seem not to realize that Shiv and Ronnie aren't quite the same players anymore. i'm not defending the bunch we have now but I think we should continue moving forward."

17.4

Wahab Riaz to Charles, 1 run, this time there is width and he uses that to steer it to deep point, sensible batting building a strong partnership

17.5

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, sees width from back of a length and slashes in the air to third man

17.6

Wahab Riaz to Charles, no run, sends this length ball down leg, but umpire Llong indicates it brushed the leg

It is time for Devashish Fuloria to take you through for a while now

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 80/1 (RR: 4.44)
J Charles    31* (50b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-9-0
DM Bravo    34* (54b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-7-0

18.1

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, 1 run, he drives it in the air past the short midwicket fielder, loud shout of 'catch' from the bowler, a single to long on

18.2

Shahid Afridi to Charles, OUT, here comes the wicket! Here goes Lala with his arms spread out in self-praise. It was a flighted on, it drifted in and Charles was too early to jump out in a bid to smash it out of the ground. He gets beaten by the flight, beaten by the turn and beaten by the bounce. Easy meal for Afridi as Akmal flicks the bails off

J Charles st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 31 (84m 51b 3x4 1x6) SR: 60.78

Marlon Samuels is in the middle.. He has been having a not-so-great year..

18.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he bowls a quicker one on the off, the batsman digs it out to the bowler

18.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, another fuller legspinning delivery on off stump, defended off the front foot

Two slips in place

18.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, the umpire is checking for a stumping! This was a typical quick legspinner that whizzes past the outside edge. But Marlon never lifted his back foot

18.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, another quicker legspinner, beats the batsman's forward prod. He is looking very uncomfortable out there. Fortunately for him, it's the end of the over

Yasir Hasan: "Just as I wrote that there is no bite no sharp spin, here comes the wicket... "

End of over 19 (1 run) West Indies 81/2 (RR: 4.26)
MN Samuels    0* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-8-1
DM Bravo    35* (55b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-9-0

19.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, he comes forward and slices the length delivery down to third man

Rohit Mehta: "Finally time for Afridi's wickets taken to overtake matches played! Long time coming! Well done Lala!"

19.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, he bowls a full delivery outside off, it keeps going away with the angle and Marlon, who is hanging his bat way away from his body, is beaten

19.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, this time he pulls his bat in late as the ball is just outside off

19.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, comes forward and dabs the length delivery to point

19.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, he stays in the crease, shuffles a little towards off and defends the length delivery to off side

Oliverwicfa: "@JustinRice...that may be the case for Ronnie, but Shiv would still be a great asset. Look at Misbah for Pakistan, as maligned as he is, he holds Pak together. Could not Shiv not play a similar role for WI?"

19.6

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, he is off the mark with a little steer to third man. He played that one from the crease too although the ball was not short at all.. No feet movement yet

End of over 20 (2 runs) West Indies 83/2 (RR: 4.15)
MN Samuels    1* (9b)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-11-0
DM Bravo    36* (56b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-8-1

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, slower and loopy this time, the batsman comes forward and defends it to point

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, now a quicker one, drifting on to the pads, Samuels pushes it back to the bowler

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, slower delivery now, the batsman came forward to defend, but played outside the line.. A shout for lbw, but there was some bat on that

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, flatter and quicker this time, the batsman defends it down the pitch

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, beautiful release here, tossed up, slower and drifting in. Samuels defends it to off

Second slip is out, a silly point in

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Samuels digs it out towards long on for a single

Roger Sawh: "I was watching Charles bat and seriously considering that I should stop disliking his apparent lack of ability at this level and just appreciate his determined, sensible approach - he then proceeded to charge down at Afridi without any thinking, seeking to slam a leg spinner spinning the ball away outside of the off stump. Thanks for keeping me from making a big mistake Johnson."

End of over 21 (1 run) West Indies 84/2 (RR: 4.00)
MN Samuels    2* (15b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-9-1
DM Bravo    36* (56b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-11-0

Asad Ali is brought back into the attack. One slip in place

21.1

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, he bowls a fuller delivery outside off, Samuels comes forward and defends it to off

21.2

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, he bowls a slower one this time, on a length outside off, the batsman again comes forward and defends it to point

21.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, 1 leg bye, he bowls this one full and on the pads, the batsman gets in a tangle as he was moving towards the off side, misses the ball, but that was going down leg

21.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, slower delivery on off, the batsman defends it to off

21.5

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, FOUR, loose shot and it almost results in his downfall! It was full on off and Bravo goes to drive without moving forward, the ball shapes in and takes the inside edge and goes perilously past the leg stump

21.6

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, he defends it solidly back down the pitch this time

End of over 22 (5 runs) West Indies 89/2 (RR: 4.04)
DM Bravo    40* (59b 5x4)      Asad Ali    5-1-26-0
MN Samuels    2* (18b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-9-1

Two slips again

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up and full on the stumps, drift in, the batsman drives it down to long on

Round the wicket now

22.2

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, no run, full delivery on the stumps, Bravo digs it out back to the bowler

22.3

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, 1 run, hello hello! Lala bowls a real long hop and pitches it on the margins of the pitch.. very close to the grass. Bravo stretches out and instead of leaving it, pushes it past point

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he finds his radar again, quicker and on off, defended to off

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, slower leg spinner on off stump, the batsman defends it off the back foot

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, another leg spinning delivery on off stump, the batsman defends and drinks are called

Andy B: "Why do these guys find it so hard to even take singles and keep the scoreboard moving. They're driving me crazy!!!" --- I don't know if it helps Andy, but I can tell you that you are not alone..

Arshad chips in with a silly question: "Wonder why they call these field position silly?"

End of over 23 (2 runs) West Indies 91/2 (RR: 3.95)
MN Samuels    3* (22b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-11-1
DM Bravo    41* (61b 5x4)      Asad Ali    5-1-26-0

Ah, here comes Ajmal.. He has been absent from wicket taking column lately

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, but he starts off with a good offspinning delivery that beats the bat

He is bowling round the wicket

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, flatter and quicker on off, the batsman defends it solidly to off

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to short third man

Second slip comes in

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, tossed up a touch wide outside off, Lil Bravo opens up and drives it to deep point

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, tossed up delivery on off, hits the pad, but that was spinning down leg

Ken M.: "@Andy B, Why are they not taking singles is easy to explain, we West Indians are too lazy to even walk, we would drive just across the street for a loaf of bread."

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, slightly short and turns in, allows the batsman to get back and tuck it to square leg for a single

Suleman: "@Andy WI are in nervous nineties now, let them get out of their first..!!"

End of over 24 (2 runs) West Indies 93/2 (RR: 3.87)
MN Samuels    4* (24b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-10-0
DM Bravo    42* (65b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-11-1

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he draws the batsman forward with the flight, the batsman then defends it to off

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, slower and loopier and on off, Samuels defends it again

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, bowls this from wide of the crease, it's fuller on off. The batsman drives it hard, but can't beat the man at cover

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, slightly shorter outside off, Samuels goes on the back foot to punch it through off, but the ball comes a touch slow off the deck, messes the batsman's timing

Amjad: "I think they call it silly position, because it does not look very wise to stand that close to the batsman, when a hard hit ball can potentially be fatal to the fielder."

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, quicker and drifting down the leg side, the batsman misses and is hit on the pads

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, he comes forward and gets some bat on this drifter, takes a single to square leg

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 94/2 (RR: 3.76)
MN Samuels    5* (30b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-12-1
DM Bravo    42* (65b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-10-0

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, he is getting some turn, this one from wide outside off. Samuels defends off the front foot

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and nudges a quicker delivery to backward square leg

Round the wicket

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up and full, Lil Bravo drives it firmly, but straight to cover

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up and much slower, the batsman comes forward and defends it solidly

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, 1 run, now a quicker one outside off, the shortness in length allows Lil Bravo to go back and punch it firmly to deep point

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, the batsman tries to whip a turning delivery to the leg side, but this spins down the leg side

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 96/2 (RR: 3.69)
MN Samuels    6* (33b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-12-0
DM Bravo    43* (68b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-12-1

26.1

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, 1 run, he goes down on his knees and sweeps the quicker delivery on his pads down to fine leg

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, quicker and full, drifting in too, Samuels drives it to long on

26.3

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, 1 run, slightly short outside off, but it turns into the batsman, who taps it to backward square leg for a single

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, quicker and shorter, turns away a touch, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

Mohammad E: "@Andy: If you look closely, Pakistan has set a VERY attacking field right now and the only way for WI to put Pakistan slightly in to defense mode is by hitting a few big shots. At the same time, they probably want to save wickets for later on so they can hit freely."

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he goes on the back foot and pushes the length delivery to cover

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, quicker delivery on the pads, Samuels tucks it to deep backward square leg to bring up the team's hundred

Faisal Ahmed: "As a Pakistan fan, watching West Indies bat is exactly like watching Pakistan bat. If you take away Afridi's game changing innings from the first game, these two teams are neck and neck when it comes to poor batting."

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 100/2 (RR: 3.70)
MN Samuels    8* (37b)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-16-1
DM Bravo    45* (70b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-12-0

More variety in spin, now it's Professor Hafeez. A short leg in place + a slip

27.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, flighted and on the middle stump, pushed back to the bowler

27.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, tossed up, the batsman comes out of the crease and pushes it to cover

27.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, flatter one outside off, the batsman steers it to short third man for a single

Irfan fires the throw into the ground from short third man, the umpire is not too happy.. He wants them to keep the ball up

27.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, 1 run, a quick dab towards cover and they show first sign of intent in running, they make it easily

27.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, he waits in the crease and pushes it towards backward point for another easy single

27.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, FOUR, way quicker this time and Lil Bravo chooses to go on the back foot for a cut when it wasn't that short. He gets an outside edge that goes between the keeper and the slip fielder, down to the boundary and Lil Bravo gets to his half-century

End of over 28 (7 runs) West Indies 107/2 (RR: 3.82)
DM Bravo    50* (72b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-10-0
MN Samuels    10* (41b)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-16-1

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the pads, too full, the batsman drives it to wide long on

28.2

Shahid Afridi to DM Bravo, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman pushes it past the non-striker for a single

Belford: "I dont believe the West Indies bat that poorly. Samuels and sometimes Bravo soak up too many deliveries which result in the Pollard, Bravo, Sammy have to score rapidly and playing poor shots. It's so contrasting how they play in the IPL and then play so poorly here."

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he comes forward and drives the flighted delivery back to the bowler

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, tossed up again, drifting in to the pads this time, the batsman pushes it to midwicket

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, quicker slider this time, the batsman gets hit on the pads, the bowler appeals for lbw, the batsman looks down the ground, but Umar Akmal quickly tries to flick the ball back to stumps. He misses and it was heading down the leg side as well

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he goes on the back foot and pushes the flatter delivery to point

Nadeem: "I dont know why umpires want to stop a fielder from throwing on the bounce. As a fielder i want to return the ball to the keeper on the bounce. What has umpire got to do with that even if i want to soften the ball"

End of over 29 (2 runs) West Indies 109/2 (RR: 3.75)
MN Samuels    11* (46b)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-18-1
DM Bravo    51* (73b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-10-0

Just one slip now

29.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, 1 run, quicker delivery on off, Bravo again dabs it to cover point for a quick single

Zuhaib: "@Faisal: I don't think I've seen Pakistan in the recent year with 100 on the boards with only 2 wickets down.. more like 100-5.."

29.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, tossed up and really full, the batsman drives it firmly to mid off

29.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, he threatens to come down the pitch, but stays back and defends it down the pitch

29.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, he comes forward and drives the flighted delivery back to the bowler

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery on the off stumps, the batsman pushes it to midwicket

29.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, he stays stuck in the crease and defends the flighted delivery to midwicket

Danesh: "So it's okay for Samuels and the others to score @ 26 at the start of an innings but Chanderpaul gets scrutinized for it?!"

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 110/2 (RR: 3.66)
MN Samuels    11* (51b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-11-0
DM Bravo    52* (74b 6x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-18-1

Bowler rotation continues, now it's Saeed Ajmal's turn again

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, flatter and quicker, some turn away from the batsman too, Bravo cuts it to short third man

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, this time he comes forward and defends it to backward point

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, no run, much slower this time, the batsman comes right forward and defends it to point

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, fires this on the pads and he appeals for lbw as the batsman gets hit on the thigh pad while playing the sweep, would have probably hit the leg stump, but the umpire says no

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 5 wides, quick and it spins down the leg side, goes between Umar Akmal's pads and down to the boundary

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, he comes forward and pushes the tossed up delivery to cover

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, the short leg fielder dives to his right to keep the batsman in his crease after he had played the ball with the turn to the leg side

End of over 31 (6 runs) West Indies 116/2 (RR: 3.74)
MN Samuels    11* (53b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-17-0
DM Bravo    52* (78b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-11-0

Fraser: "@Danesh I see your point but Chanderpaul does this EVERY time and Samuels does it very rarely. However in an ODI there needs to be a guy to hold it all together and Chanderpaul is perfect for that."

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and punches the flatter delivery to deep cover

myth: "Myth Says: 111th run scorer get out in 11 runs.."

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up and Samuels drives it almost to the hands of mid-off, reaches the fielder just after bouncing in front.. He takes the single and breaks myth's myth

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, 1 run, he comes forward and pushes the flighted delivery to the off side for a quick single, but Lil Bravo is down on the ground now.. The throw from the cover fielder was fired towards the non-striker's end and it hits Lil Bravo's left wrist. He writhes in pain and the physio comes running down with his magic bag.

His hand is bandaged, he gets a pill to eat, he washes his face, his head.. Now the man is ready

American Cricket Fan: "whenever i start watching cricket half way into an innings, someone always manages to get hurt!!!"

31.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, FOUR, there are shouts of 'catch it' again as the batsman comes down the pitch and drives it in the air through wide mid off

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, he tucks it to square leg this time

31.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, goes on the back foot and creates some room too, chops it on to point

End of over 32 (7 runs) West Indies 123/2 (RR: 3.84)
MN Samuels    16* (57b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-18-0
DM Bravo    54* (80b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-17-0

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to DM Bravo, OUT, it's over! Saeed Ajmal gets his third West Indies wicket within a month! This one was the doosra, tossed up on off, the batsman tries to drive it expecting it to spin away, but this one keeps coming in, drives through the gap between the bad and pad and splays the stumps.

DM Bravo b Saeed Ajmal 54 (139m 81b 6x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Lendl Simmons comes in

rajiv: "@American fan: ur still better than me whenever i start watching the game the set batsman gets out ."

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and squeezes it to deep point for a single

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 leg bye, he gets hit on the pads with the one that turns in sharply from outside off, the ball rolls behind square on the leg side

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, he takes a long forward stride to defend, gets hit on the pads as the ball turns in

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, loud appeal for lbw as this one hits the pad again and beats the batsman in his forward stride, but he was struck outside the line of stumps

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 2 runs, slightly short and Simmons goes on the back foot and guides it fine on the off side

End of over 33 (4 runs) West Indies 127/3 (RR: 3.84)
LMP Simmons    3* (4b)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-20-1
MN Samuels    16* (58b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-18-0

33.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 2 runs, quicker and flatter outside off, the batsman goes back and punches it through cover for a couple

33.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Marlon drives it to long on for a single

33.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, he stays in the crease and works the full delivery to midwicket

33.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 2 runs, on the leg stump and the batsman immediately goes down on his knee to sweep, the keeper moves down the leg side and manages to get some pad on it to stop the boundary.. Umar says he played a little football there

33.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, the batsman comes forward to a quicker delivery and defends

33.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, defended off the back foot

End of over 34 (5 runs) West Indies 132/3 (RR: 3.88)
LMP Simmons    5* (8b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-23-0
MN Samuels    19* (60b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-20-1

34.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to deep extra cover

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 2 runs, slightly short in length, but it keeps sliding in with the arm, the batsman manages to cut it late and fine on the off side for a couple of runs

34.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, he comes forward and pushes the quicker delivery back to the bowler

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, slower this time and outside off, Simmons opens the face and runs it down fine for a single

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, this one turns away after pitching on back of length, the batsman punches it to backward point for a single

34.6

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, comes forward and guides the length delivery to short third man

End of over 35 (5 runs) West Indies 137/3 (RR: 3.91)
LMP Simmons    8* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-23-1
MN Samuels    21* (62b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-23-0

Time for Powerplay

Jake: "Someone needs to stop those two from watching cricket... Just put them in a dark room and give them scores at the end of matches so they don't ruin them." --- That's for American Fan and Rajiv I think..

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, he bowls a flatter one on off from round the wicket, the batsman tucks it to backward square leg

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, shorter and quicker on the stumps, the batsman tucks it to square leg this time

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, OUT, the offstump is knocked back! Samuels was struggling to deal with Ajmal's bag of tricks, so he tries one of his own. He moves way outside leg stump, but sees his trick fail as the bowler bowls a quick one on off. Samuels tries to run it down to off, but misses and loses his offstump. End of misery.

MN Samuels b Saeed Ajmal 21 (69m 65b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.30

El Capitano walks in ... A short leg is in place for him

Hasan: "Can't the WICB call Ronnie and Chanders back for the next ODIs ??"

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, flatter offspinning delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it to the short leg fielder

There is some gum on the ball .. the players are trying to get rid of it with a towel

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 3 runs, top-edged over the keeper's head, the slip fielder and the fine leg fielder try to do a little relay thingy, which goes bad and they allow a single

I am assuming that gum came from the outfield on to the ball than anywhere else...

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 140/4 (RR: 3.88)
DJ Bravo    3* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-23-2
LMP Simmons    8* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-23-1

36.1

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, no run, shorter delivery outside off, Bravo pushes it straight to cover

36.2

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, 1 run, tossed up and full on off stump, the batsman clears his front foot out and drives it down the ground to long off

36.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, here come the slider, it hits the inside edge and goes to backward square leg for a single. Lala has his hands on his head..

36.4

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, no run, another quicker one on the middle stump, the batsman defends it to off

36.5

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, no run, slower and wide outside off, spinning away too, Bravo chops it to cover without any timing

36.6

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, 1 run, he comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a quick single

Abhishek Purohit will take you through to the end of this innings

End of over 37 (3 runs) West Indies 143/4 (RR: 3.86)
DJ Bravo    5* (8b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-26-1
LMP Simmons    9* (13b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-23-2

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and leg from round the stumps, jabbed past short leg

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, flighted fuller, but slips down leg this time as Bravo misses the sweep

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, FOUR, that was a chance, a very difficult one, Hafeez's initial movement at slip was to lean to his right as Bravo shaped for the cut to one close on off stump, the thick edge flew to Hafeez's left instead

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, pops up onto the pitch as he comes forward to defend, but before short leg can get to it

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, quicker and fuller, clipped back to the bowler

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, blocked down the track

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, wants the single as he pushes an offbreak towards extra cover, but there is no run there

End of over 38 (5 runs) West Indies 148/4 (RR: 3.89)
DJ Bravo    9* (14b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-28-2
LMP Simmons    9* (13b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-26-1

West Indies still to find the power in the batting Powerplay

38.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, pushes forward at one angled in, it pops backwards to short fine leg

38.2

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up full outside off, pushed to point

38.3

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, no run, this hurried on from a good length, he was on the backfoot looking for the cut, but could not place it past point

38.4

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, 1 run, worked to midwicket who cannot prevent the single as he lets it slip past his dive

38.5

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, OUT, Afridi with another of those celebrations, Umar Akmal has raced to square leg and dived to hold onto this top-edged sweep, Simmons saw it flighted on middle and leg, bent down and gave the sweep a crack, the ball bounced more than he'd budgeted for

LMP Simmons c †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 10 (24m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

38.6

Shahid Afridi to DJ Bravo, 1 run, pushes a flighted overpitched ball past the non-striker to long on, keeper shouts khud hi Lala (field it yourself) but it was well wide of the bowler

Top stuff from Afridi again, not quite the box office blockbuster of two days ago, but solid returns still

Kamran Akmal used to go "Yourself." Umar doing it in Urdu.

End of over 39 (3 runs) West Indies 151/5 (RR: 3.87)
DJ Bravo    11* (18b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-29-2
KA Pollard    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-28-2

39.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, 1 leg bye

39.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 run, ovepitched on middle, Pollard is away with a nudge to midwicket

39.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, 1 run, worked with the spin to deep square

39.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 run, pushes a flatter one down to long on

39.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, no run, hello, that didn't get up at all, spun in, hit the base of the pad, and rolled down leg

39.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 40 (4 runs) West Indies 155/5 (RR: 3.87)
DJ Bravo    12* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-26-0
KA Pollard    2* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-29-2

Irfan returns

40.1

Mohammad Irfan to Pollard, no run, 135.8 kph, good length delivery zipping across not far from off stump, left alone

40.2

Mohammad Irfan to Pollard, 1 run, ptiched up to the pads, worked to deep square leg

40.3

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it in front of extra cover for a comfortable single in the end

40.4

Mohammad Irfan to Pollard, no run, nasty, that reared at Pollard from back of a length and left him too, fortunate not to glove it, helped himself by not jabbing

40.5

Mohammad Irfan to Pollard, no run, bouncer, ducked under

40.6

Mohammad Irfan to Pollard, 2 runs, back of a length, but on the leg side, and is nudged fine for a couple

End of over 41 (4 runs) West Indies 159/5 (RR: 3.87)
KA Pollard    5* (7b)      Mohammad Irfan    8-0-26-1
DJ Bravo    13* (23b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-26-0

Nicolas Elias: "I'm starting to wonder if W.I. stands for "Woefully Inept""

41.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, no run, paddles a full delivery but cannot beat short fine leg

41.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, no run, quick and spinning in, worked to midwicket

41.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Umar overdoing the "khud hi" now, no way Hafeez could have stopped that push going in the direction of long on

41.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollard, 1 run

41.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, FOUR, flatter, and just outside off, Bravo is very quick to rock back and slap it to the deep cover rope

41.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Bravo, 1 leg bye, cannot do much with the sweep, will take the single to short fine

End of over 42 (7 runs) West Indies 166/5 (RR: 3.95)
DJ Bravo    18* (28b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-32-0
KA Pollard    6* (8b)      Mohammad Irfan    8-0-26-1

42.1

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, short and wide, he arches back in typical style and cuts, but does not get enough on it, in the air to the sweeper

42.2

Mohammad Irfan to Pollard, 1 run, there is no one at slip now, Pollard opens the face late and runs a bouncing delivery past the keeper, third man gets around to it

42.3

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, can;t get the single as he pushes a length ball, Hafeez at backward point runs forward to deny him

42.4

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, width, Bravo hops and tries dabbing it to third man, misses, bowler thinks there was an edge, no reaction from the keeper, and the umpire

42.5

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, Afridi is not as quick anymore, and a nudge behind square leg produces two as he runs in from fine leg

42.6

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, FOUR, short, around off stump, but Bravo's pulled it hard in the air to the deep midwicket boundary, on one leg as he connects

End of over 43 (8 runs) West Indies 174/5 (RR: 4.04)
DJ Bravo    25* (33b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    9-0-34-1
KA Pollard    7* (9b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-32-0

SriniDasari: "@Elias: To put it in a positive way, you can say 'Was Invincible'."

43.1

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, length ball worked to midwicket off the pad

43.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 1 run, jabs forward, an inside edge rolls to short fine leg

43.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 leg bye

43.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 1 run, tossed up very full on the pad, forced to long on

43.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, makes some room but this is right on off stump, and he can only guide it to point for one

43.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, that looked close, Pollard caught on the pad on the forward push as Ajmal straightened it from round the stumps, ball tracker has it pitching middle and hitting leg stump, Pollard lucky

End of over 44 (4 runs) West Indies 178/5 (RR: 4.04)
KA Pollard    9* (13b)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-31-2
DJ Bravo    26* (35b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    9-0-34-1

44.1

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, low full toss, he goes after it, but finds mid off

44.2

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, guided behind point, third man gets around as they take two

44.3

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, tries to go behind point again, but this is a slower one, and Bravo is beaten

Weasel: "Or to be really positive (or just hopeful)..."Will Improve""

44.4

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, superb delivery, there is an appeal for caught behind, but umpire Nero says no, it jagged and bounced across Bravo, who pushed and was beaten

44.5

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, sends it far down leg from a good length

44.5

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, full toss on middle, turned straight to midwicket, second full toss he's missed out on this over

44.6

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, yorker on middle, Bravo turns it to midwicket, who misses with the throw

End of over 45 (4 runs) West Indies 182/5 (RR: 4.04)
DJ Bravo    29* (41b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    10-0-38-1
KA Pollard    9* (13b)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-31-2

Fraser: "Or to sum up Chanderpaul non selection- What Ignorance."

Umar Akmal was off the field, and play was held up. He is back on now, and puts on the big gloves

45.1

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up and spins in to middle, pushed back

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, could have been a possible stumping chance as Bravo missed this one spinning down leg, but keeper could not collect cleanly

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, walks down, smothers it, and they go through before Ajmal can get to the ball

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run

45.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, FOUR, he's powered this overpitched ball , Ajmal's got his leg out of the way, and long on's dive is in vain

45.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, slogs and misses one that jags across him, there is an appeal for stumping, but Pollard's got his back leg inside the crease in time

45.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 1 run, nudges it square off the pad

End of over 46 (7 runs) West Indies 189/5 (RR: 4.10)
KA Pollard    14* (16b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-38-2
DJ Bravo    30* (44b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    10-0-38-1

Riaz will have a bowl

James: "Pollard into double figures! Raise your bat Kieron!" After a return of 0, 4, 0, 0, 3

46.1

Wahab Riaz to Pollard, no run, Pollard cleared front leg, and had a heave, but missed the full delivery outside off

46.2

Wahab Riaz to Pollard, FOUR, that's in his zone, slower one pitched up, outside off, Pollard reaches out and whacks it over the umpire

46.3

Wahab Riaz to Pollard, 1 wide, Riaz loses it, as he often does, sprays this light years outside off

46.3

Wahab Riaz to Pollard, 2 runs, tried swatting this length ball straight down the ground, but didn't time it

46.4

Wahab Riaz to Pollard, SIX, another length ball, outside off, Pollard swings big, and the ball disappears into the sightscreen

46.5

Wahab Riaz to Pollard, 1 run, overpitched widish, Pollard tries squeezing it behind point, but the fielder dives and saves runs

46.6

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, FOUR, now Bravo, Riaz bowls in the same area, pitching it up outside off, and Bravo drills it over extra cover, it bounces just inside

End of over 47 (18 runs) West Indies 207/5 (RR: 4.40)
DJ Bravo    34* (45b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-29-0
KA Pollard    27* (21b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-38-2

Salman Ali: "Fans are bashing WI..but 220 could be a winning total against fragile Pakistan batting line up."

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, backs away too much outside leg, it is the straighter one, and he missed by a long margin

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, offbreak now, cramps him completely as he stays put and it hurries onto middle

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 1 run, harmless length ball on the pads, Pollard is glad to get off strike against Ajmal with just a nudge to short fine leg

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, comes forward and nudges from off to square leg, they push for the second and make it easily

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, spins and bounces down the leg side, Bravo misses

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, tickles a full delivery, short fine leg dives

"Happy ending karni hai aapko," [You have to ensure a happy ending] chimes the ever helpful Umar Akmal

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, 2 runs, scythes an overpitched ball wide of the sweeper

End of over 48 (7 runs) West Indies 214/5 (RR: 4.45)
KA Pollard    30* (25b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-45-2
DJ Bravo    37* (47b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-29-0

Asad Ali into the firing zone

48.1

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, 5 wides, oh dear, starts with a skiddy pitched up ball that is fine on pace but is directed down the leg side, Umar's dive cannot prevent all the byes

48.1

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, 1 bye, it's flying, it's flying, all the way to backward square leg, Bravo's heave has him lose his bat, he's missed the ball, and Umar has conceded a bye

48.2

Asad Ali to Pollard, no run, he attempts the yorker again, and gets it spot-on, right on middle stump, Pollard brought down his mighty club on it, but difficult to hit those

48.3

Asad Ali to Pollard, OUT, superb recovery from Asad Ali, another yorker, slight inswing, Pollard tries to go off side, misses, and loses his off stump

KA Pollard b Asad Ali 30 (47m 27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

48.4

Asad Ali to Sammy, 1 run, around the blockhole again, Asad Ali's radar is on steroids, Sammy turns it through midwicket

48.5

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, 1 run, a whip from off takes the ball through square leg, but they are kept to one

48.6

Asad Ali to Sammy, 1 wide, lost it this time, hurled it miles outside off

48.6

Asad Ali to Sammy, 1 run, a full toss on the pads, Sammy misses out, Irfan scrambles to his right at short fine leg

End of over 49 (10 runs) West Indies 224/6 (RR: 4.57)
DJG Sammy    2* (2b)      Asad Ali    6-1-35-1
DJ Bravo    38* (49b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-45-2

Two overs from the quicks have cost Pakistan 28, but here is Riaz again

49.1

Wahab Riaz to Sammy, 1 run, super start, 140 kph yorker curling into middle and leg, Sammy backs away and bangs the bat down on it

49.2

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo misses a very low full toss outside off now

49.3

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, OUT, slower one goes wrong down leg, but Umar Akmal's ensured West Indies don't steal a bye, he's hit the stumps, and Sammy's dive has him inches short

DJG Sammy run out 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Masm: "GUL is back?? Great Yorkers by ASAD ALI"

49.3

Wahab Riaz to Roach, OUT, Umar Akmal has conjured another run-out, Roach had to get Bravo on strike, he jammed bat down on a yorker and ran, Umar did not lob this time, he ran all the way to the stumps and beat the returning batsman

KAJ Roach run out 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.4

Wahab Riaz to Narine, 1 run, steered to third man

49.5

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, FOUR, Bravo heaves at a full toss, thick edge flies fine to the third man rope

49.6

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Riaz ends with one more around the blockhole, outside off, Bravo squeezes it to point

Pakistan have overshot the scheduled close by more than 20 minutes, but that will be the least of their worries now. West Indies fell short by 126 runs on the same pitch two days ago, they have managed eight more today than what Pakistan did then. No one made more than 54, but most of the batsmen turned up today. Devashish Fuloria will take you through till the first drinks break of the chase

PD: "I think WI have enough for this pitch. If they just stay disciplined through their bowling innings they should clinch this by 80-90 runs... Cant see Pak chasing this down."

Adeel: "Pakistan was saved by Afridi once-in-three-years performance on Sunday, who will turn-up today? Misbah can make 50 if he is there for 30 overs but what about the rest of the team and runs? Batting 2nd is a torture for Pakistan line-up. I hope they win so they can bring new batting talent in the remaining games."

End of over 50 (8 runs) West Indies 232/8
DJ Bravo    43* (52b 5x4)      Wahab Riaz    7-0-37-0
SP Narine    1* (1b)      Asad Ali    6-1-35-1
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 16, 2013

Darren Sammy appeared in his 100th ODI for West Indies, West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Providence, July 16, 2013

Darren Sammy appeared in his 100th ODI for West Indies

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Jul 16, 2013

Shahid Afridi is stumped by Johnson Charles, West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Providence, July 16, 2013

Shahid Afridi is stumped by Johnson Charles

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