Welcome back. This might not look like an imposing target, but it will not be easy for West Indies. Pakistan have the bowling to defend this.

Suraj Singh: "I am a huge follower of West Indies cricket and I can easily predict what will happen. Today, Gayle will make a 50+ today since he was the only one not to score last game and he will realise he should score something. He is bad under pressure so this will be ok."

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, beautiful delivery to start off with! Landed on the corridor outside off and just moved away, close to the edge

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, Gayle is solid in defense this time, goes right behind the line and defends

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, drifts on the pads and a bit too straight, Gayle softly pushes it to midwicket

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, 1 run, a bit too straight and Gayle eases it down to fine leg to get off the mark

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, 142 kph, good bounce and carry to the keeper and well left by Charles

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, FOUR, a misfield allows a boundary, Charles cleared the back leg and made room early to smash that, it was pitched up and Charles thrashed that straight to mid-off, Afridi wasn't sharp enough there

End of over 1 (5 runs) West Indies 5/0 (225 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.59)
J Charles    4* (2b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    1-0-5-0
CH Gayle    1* (4b)     

1.1

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, and Junaid makes an impact straightaway, he fires that full and gets it to swerve in, hits the front pad as Gayle looks to flick, the swing looked like it would take it past leg stump, confident appeal but Pakistan decide not to refer it

1.2

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, poses questions yet again with the inswing, it was an inside edge to the pads as replays showed, good that Pakistan didn't review that

1.3

Junaid Khan to Gayle, 2 runs, confident shot past the covers, he found the gap but the outfield isn't quick enough

1.4

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, good length on middle and off and he stays back and defends

1.5

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, gets it to swing towards the off stump and Gayle pushes it to the off side

1.6

Junaid Khan to Gayle, FOUR, this was shorter in length but wide enough for Gayle to free his arms, punched on the up just wide of short extra cover, races to the boundary, good over nevertheless

End of over 2 (6 runs) West Indies 11/0 (219 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 4.56)
CH Gayle    7* (10b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    1-0-6-0
J Charles    4* (2b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    1-0-5-0

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, short and wide and thumped to the off side and excellent stop by Shehzad at backward point, saved a few

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, Charles makes room and looks to slog it away, he ended up merely practicing his golf swing

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 2 runs, drifts on the body and he tucks it away behind square on the on side

Umair: "A person who played more than 300 ODIS but it is the most unreliable batsman of the cricket history... What a player Afridi is :("

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, OUT, thick edge! Irfan bowled that on a good length outside off, straightened a bit and Charles was half forward and poked his bat at it, Akmal takes the edge

J Charles c †Umar Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 6 (12m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Darren Bravo walks in

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, lands outside the off stump and he safely leaves it alone

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 wide, he slides this one down the leg side and wide called

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, he angles it towards the off stump and Bravo was well forward to defend

Shashank: "Why Dwayne Smith isn't in the team? He, in my opinion, is a better batsman than Charles."

End of over 3 (3 runs) West Indies 14/1 (216 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 4.59)
DM Bravo    0* (2b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-0-8-1
CH Gayle    7* (10b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    1-0-6-0

3.1

Junaid Khan to Gayle, 1 run, half volley outside off and driven really hard to short cover, another fumble, costs a run

3.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, nice angle from Junaid, swinging and honing in on the stumps, Bravo was nicely behind the line to defend

3.3

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, he stays beside the line and defends towards point

3.4

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, he gives him more width outside off and Bravo gets forward and stylishly cuts wide of backward point

FASEEH UR RAHMAN: "Don't understand why every one is pointing to Afridi's failure. Pak middle order and opening are very fragile.so the huge pressure accumulate on lower order.Afridi justified his position by bowling .he is in team as bowler .his batting is bonus."

3.5

Junaid Khan to Gayle, OUT, dragged it on! Gayle's horror form continues, Junaid gave him a bit of width and Gayle's foot movement was as good as nothing, half-heartedly poked his bat out and the inside edge hit the off stump

CH Gayle b Junaid Khan 8 (20m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Marlon Samuels is another desperate for runs now

3.6

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 1 run, moves across and softly pushes it in front of his pads towards midwicket

bsaint: "Dwayne Smith a better batsman than Charles? Check the averages of the West Indies batsmen, only Gayle has a better average than Charles. Smith only has a good strike rate like most of the West Indies big hitter."

End of over 4 (3 runs) West Indies 17/2 (213 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 4.63)
MN Samuels    1* (1b)      Junaid Khan    2-0-9-1
DM Bravo    1* (5b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-0-8-1

4.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, lands on off and middle and he goes right across and defends

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, gets it to move across the right-hander and he doesn't offer a shot

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, this is testing stuff from Irfan, he gets it to angle awkwardly across the right-hander and add his sharp pace to that

2 slips in place

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, gets it to angle much wider outside off, Samuels is happy to let it go

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels moves across to cover the line and gets an outside edge towards third man

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, drifts towards the leg side and he shuffles and clips it to fine leg

Salman: "I have commented umpteen times about how inept both these batting lineups are..the one lineup that would manage to perform worse than the other would go on to lose the series.. from a puristic perspective, the batting in this series have been pretty obnoxious!!"

End of over 5 (2 runs) West Indies 19/2 (211 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 4.68)
DM Bravo    1* (6b)      Mohammad Irfan    3-0-9-1
MN Samuels    2* (6b)      Junaid Khan    2-0-9-1

5.1

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, full outside off and driven confidently but straight to cover

5.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, good length on middle and off and he knocks it towards mid-on

5.3

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 1 wide, slides down the leg side and wide called, Samuels moved a long way across

5.3

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, moves across and mistimes the punch towards mid-on

Umar: "Really impressed with how the Junior Akmal has kept wickets this series. Dont really remember a chance gone begging. Very unlike the sparkling older brother, who would have been competing with Gayle for dropped chances."

5.4

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, appeal for a catch down the leg side and he's given not out Akmal vehemently asks for a review and Misbah goes ahead with it, Samuels tries to glance it fine and there was a sound, looked like it brushed the thigh pad, no proof that it hit the bat so the decision stays

5.5

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, almost another edge, this one moves away and Samuels tries to drive

5.6

Junaid Khan to Samuels, FOUR, that should give Samuels a lot of confidence, full and on the off stump, he moves across and shows the full face of the bat and drives wide of mid-off, doesn't bother running

End of over 6 (6 runs) West Indies 25/2 (205 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 4.65)
MN Samuels    6* (10b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    3-0-15-1
DM Bravo    2* (8b)      Mohammad Irfan    3-0-9-1

6.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, he gets across and shoulders arms

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, hits a good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 run, a bit too straight and he gets across and clips it to fine leg

Awais: "Very naive decision to review for a catch appeal turned down that too on leg side with no hot spot and snicko. 99% probability of decision withstanding in such circumstances. Strange!"

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, Samuels gets a long way across and knocks it to the off side and thinks of a single

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, he angles it across the right-hander and he safely shoulders arms

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 26/2 (204 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 4.74)
MN Samuels    6* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    4-0-10-1
DM Bravo    3* (12b)      Junaid Khan    3-0-15-1

7.1

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, pacy bouncer from Junaid, 137 kph, Bravo quickly ducks under that

7.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 wide, Junaid struggles with his line and strays too wide down the leg side

7.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, that's a better line, on the off stump and Bravo gets across and defends

7.3

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

7.4

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length and Bravo gets across and defends

7.5

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, fuller in length outside off and he moves across and drives square on the off side

morfi: "The wasted review will come back to haunt them when Ajmal and Afridi are bowling ..."

7.6

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, Junaid comes round the wicket, bowls it full on middle and leg and Samuels drives towards mid-on

End of over 8 (2 runs) West Indies 28/2 (202 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 4.80)
MN Samuels    6* (13b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    4-0-17-1
DM Bravo    4* (17b)      Mohammad Irfan    4-0-10-1

8.1

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, good length outside off and Bravo moves across and defends

8.2

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, little shorter and he fends it off to the off side

8.3

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, he bangs it in far too short and Bravo ducks under that bouncer

8.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, a little short and he hops and defends

8.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, FOUR, slashed away, this was wide outside off and a touch too full too, Bravo went forward and bashed it wide of backward point, uppish but safe

8.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, better line and length, closer to the off stump and he goes back and defends

Noel Kalicharan: "For the tri-nation series and the current one, before Johnson Charles became wicket-keeper, his average was 57. As keeper, his average is 17, with his only okay score (31) made when WI batted first. After keeping, his scores have been 14, 0 and 6. Go figure."

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 32/2 (198 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 4.82)
DM Bravo    8* (23b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    5-0-14-1
MN Samuels    6* (13b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    4-0-17-1

9.1

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, another sharp delivery, short and quick and Samuels had to weave away to evade it

9.2

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, moves across and pushes it to the off side

9.3

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, fullish in length outside off and driven on the up towards cover

9.4

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, good length outside off and he cuts it down to backward point

9.5

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run

9.6

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, fullish on the pads and flicked down to short midwicket, pretty well timed though

Brian Persaud: "Why do the batsman continue to dig themselves in a hole by consuming so many dot balls. If boundaries aren't flowing they should be looking to rotate the strike rather than just defending!"

End of over 10 (maiden) West Indies 32/2 (198 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 4.95)
MN Samuels    6* (19b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    5-1-17-1
DM Bravo    8* (23b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    5-0-14-1

10.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, FOUR, not a good start by Wahab, he strays down the leg side and Bravo easily helped it on its way down to fine leg

10.2

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, he angles it on the pads and he works it down to midwicket

10.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, lands it outside off and moves away, he safely leaves it alone

10.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, FOUR, that was a misfield at the boundary alright but credit to Samuels for the way he timed and placed it, full outside off and he gets forward and across and times the square drive nicely past backward point, Jamshed slides and parries it to the deep backward point rope

10.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side

10.6

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, short of a length outside off and he stays back and defends

End of over 11 (9 runs) West Indies 41/2 (189 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 4.84)
MN Samuels    10* (23b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-9-0
DM Bravo    13* (25b 2x4)      Junaid Khan    5-1-17-1

11.1

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, hits a good length outside off and he punches it towards mid-off

11.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, Bravo moves across and solidly defends to the off side

11.3

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 wide, that one really took off of a good length, Bravo ducked quickly, no ball called

11.3

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, this was wide outside off and he dabs it down to third man

11.4

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels shuffles across and punches it wide of mid-on

11.5

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, that was a tester, Junaid hit the deck hard and Bravo was a bit late in deciding to leave it alone, the ball just fizzed past the glove

11.6

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, shuffles across and tucks a length delivery to midwicket

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 45/2 (185 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 4.86)
DM Bravo    15* (30b 2x4)      Junaid Khan    6-1-21-1
MN Samuels    11* (24b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-9-0

12.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 run, Bravo tries to play a one-legged pull like Lara but it doesn't come off so well, it's in the air and falls safely at square leg

12.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, moves across and stabs it to the off side

12.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, lands it on middle and leg and he flicks it towards square leg

12.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, stays beside the line and pushes it towards point

12.5

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, this was short of a length and he hopped at the crease and knocked it to the on side

12.6

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, 1 wide, another bouncer penalised, Wahab hits the deck hard

12.6

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, no run, short of length and Bravo is right behind the line to defend

Mridul: "Seeing a peculiar WI batting style, for the initial 40 balls the strike rate is less than 30 and when they try to increase it they are caught in boundary. With tricky scores of 220-230 range, rotating the strike is the best way to win matches."

End of over 13 (3 runs) West Indies 48/2 (182 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 4.91)
DM Bravo    16* (33b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-12-0
MN Samuels    12* (27b 2x4)      Junaid Khan    6-1-21-1

13.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, full on the off stump and he thuds it down to mid-off

13.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, works it firmly towards midwicket

13.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, pushes it hard down the track and Hafeez stops it with the boot

13.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, driven firmly down the track again

13.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, stays back and he pushes it inside ougets a leading edge to the off side

13.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run, flatter delivery, he gets forward and defends

End of over 14 (1 run) West Indies 49/2 (181 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.02)
DM Bravo    16* (34b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0
MN Samuels    13* (32b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-12-0

14.1

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, fizzes away from the right-hander, Samuels decides not to play at it

14.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, good length outside off and he leaves it alone

14.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, on middle and off and he moves across and knocks it to the on side

14.4

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, extra bounce! Samuels fends it to the on side and the ball pops up off the shoulder of the bat, drops well short of Sohail at short square leg

Awais Sohrab: "Umar Akmal just called Hafeez a Ronaldo, when he stopped the ball with his leg. Ronaldo might have a heart attack hearing it, if he is aware of Pakistani Fielding ."

14.5

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, moves right across and pushes it to the off side

14.6

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, Samuels circumspect again, moves across and fishes at one outside off, close to the edge

It's drinks. Handing over to Devashish

End of over 15 (maiden) West Indies 49/2 (181 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.26, RRR: 5.17)
MN Samuels    13* (38b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-1-12-0
DM Bravo    16* (34b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0

Thanks K. What a day! First you watch one team batting badly, then you watch the other matching the stroke for stroke.. Here is Prof from round the wicket

15.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run, pushed through on off, defended back to the bowler

15.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run, quicker one on off, the batsman goes on the back foot and pushes it to cover point

15.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run, flighted delivery on off, he pushes forward to cover

15.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, no run

15.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DM Bravo, 1 run, slightly towards the pads, the batsman flicks it to long leg

15.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 50/2 (180 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 5.29)
MN Samuels    13* (39b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-2-0
DM Bravo    17* (39b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-1-12-0

16.1

Wahab Riaz to DM Bravo, OUT, this is the end of Lil Bravo!Another short delivery strikes gold today. Lil Bravo tried to nudge it to the leg side, but it was well directed and it kept rising on to him, the batsman was hit on the shoulder of the bat and it just lobbed up on the leg side. The fielder from square leg runs in and takes a good catch diving forward. It's the Prof there, he makes himself useful. Lil Bravo falls in his teens

DM Bravo c Mohammad Hafeez b Wahab Riaz 17 (65m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.50

Lendl Simmons is the new man

16.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length delivery angled away from the batsman, left alone

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 wide, this one is too wide on the off side, the umpire stretches his arms

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, teasing line across the right-hander, he leaves it alone again

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length delivery on off stump this time, the batsman defends it off the back foot

Noel Kalicharan: "@Awais: Ronaldo might be proud. After all, it's sometimes good football technique to let the ball pass through your legs on to your team-mate."

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, good delivery on a length just outside off, the batsman covers the line of the stumps and lets it go through

16.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, short of length delivery on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot

SamShabbir: "Hafeez's new nick name: Pakistani Ronaldo!!"

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 51/3 (179 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.42)
LMP Simmons    0* (5b)      Wahab Riaz    4-1-13-1
MN Samuels    13* (39b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-2-0

17.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, pushed through on off, punched to cover off the back foot

17.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, slower and tossed up, pushed back to the bowler

17.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, flighted and on the stumps, eased down to long on

17.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, pushed though on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot

17.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, tossed up and slower this time, the batsman comes forward and defends

17.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, full and flighted on the middle stump, driven back to the bowler

Umar 'Khud hi' Akmal stays chirpy behind the stumps, keeping everyone entertained with his Punjabi chatter

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 52/3 (178 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 2.88, RRR: 5.56)
LMP Simmons    0* (8b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-3-0
MN Samuels    14* (42b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-1-13-1

18.1

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, oh this one just whizzes past the outside edge! Not too far at all. The batsman tried to pull his bat back, but was mighty close to edging it

18.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, goes on the back foot to a length delivery, slides it to third man

Ayub: "I hope Hafeez Ronaldo won't start playing with legs while batting."

18.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, FOUR, interesting shot! It was short of length delivery on off, the batsman swats it to deep midwicket boundary. His bat came down from over his shoulder, and was swung down towards midwicket

18.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, length delivery angled across the batsman, left alone

18.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, pushes the length further and this is angled across too, left alone again

18.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, he goes on the back foot and defends the length delivery to point

Goodbye teens, end of over 19

End of over 19 (5 runs) West Indies 57/3 (173 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.58)
LMP Simmons    4* (12b 1x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-1-18-1
MN Samuels    15* (44b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-3-0

19.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 2 runs, this one is short and filthy outside off, the batsman goes on the back foot and punches it firmly in the gap at deep extra cover, but Wahab Riaz runs in from nowhere and makes an excellent diving stop at the boundary

19.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, he comes forward and defends the tossed up delivery to cover

mavryk: "as a west indian i see now how frustrating it is to be a coach for W.I. watching them bat is like torture. refusal to make duck balls into singles is alarming. its like the batsmen are in the twilight zone."

19.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, full and flighted on middle stump, punched down the ground to long on

19.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, tossed up and full again, this one is driven past the non-striker for another single

19.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, pushed through on off stump, the batsman goes on the back foot and squeezes it out to deep backward point

19.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, he comes forward and pushes the length delivery to midwicket, where Misbah makes a good diving save

End of over 20 (6 runs) West Indies 63/3 (167 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 5.56)
LMP Simmons    6* (14b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-9-0
MN Samuels    19* (48b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-1-18-1

Boom Boom time, Lala comes into bowl

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, FOUR, gets this one to slide in with the arm, but the batsman cuts it fine from close to his body, this one speeds to the third-man boundary

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 wide, tossed up and slower on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, full and on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, the batsman goes for a cut, but this is too close to the stumps, he chops it on to the pitch

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and pushes this to long on

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he comes forward and defends the slider back down the pitch

End of over 21 (6 runs) West Indies 69/3 (161 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 5.55)
MN Samuels    19* (49b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-6-0
LMP Simmons    11* (19b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-9-0

21.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, he goes on the back foot and punches it straight to mid-off

21.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman drives it to long on

21.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 wide, this one is pushed through, but it's down the leg side

21.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery aimed at leg stump, the batsman punches it to midwicket

21.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, tossed up and slower, on a length and it turns in a touch, the batsman defends it to cover

21.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, he comes forward and punches the length delivery down to long on

21.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, more flight this time, the batsman drives it straight to midwicket

End of over 22 (3 runs) West Indies 72/3 (158 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.27, RRR: 5.64)
LMP Simmons    12* (22b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-12-0
MN Samuels    20* (52b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-6-0

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he bowls this one full on the middle stump, driven to midwicket

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he comes down the pitch and tries to whip it to the leg side, but gets hit in front of the stumps. The impact was outside off

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery on off, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, shorter and quicker, the batsman defends it to the leg side

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and punches the quicker delivery to deep point

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, another quicker delivery, the batsman cuts it to short third man

gkluhana: "Am I the only one who tries to divide the number of runs by the number of wickets every passing delivery? scores of 69-3 really give me the nerdgasms." --- Wow, a prime no. again

End of over 23 (1 run) West Indies 73/3 (157 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.17, RRR: 5.81)
LMP Simmons    12* (23b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-7-0
MN Samuels    21* (57b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-12-0

23.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 2 runs, pushed through on the leg stump line, the batsman flicks it through backward square leg. Big Irfan does the clean-up job

23.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, he goes on the back foot this time and punches it to deep cover

23.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 1 run, shortish and on the pads, the batsman tucks it to deep backward square leg

23.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, he tries to smash this over the top, but it comes a touch quicker, he manages to drive that to midwicket

23.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, now he tries to go over the leg side again, but the bowler fires it on to his pads, he misses again

23.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, slower this time, the batsman pushes it to midwicket

End of over 24 (4 runs) West Indies 77/3 (153 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 5.88)
MN Samuels    24* (62b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-16-0
LMP Simmons    13* (24b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-7-0

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, he keeps this one on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and drives it to long on

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, fuller and quicker, pushed back to the bowler

Umair: "@gkluhana till how many decimal places your brain calculates ? because its not a whole number every time"

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, slower, tossed up and this one turns a bit too. It hits the outside half of the bat and heads to short third man

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery outside off, the batsman defends it off the front foot

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, FOUR, fuller and on the pads, the batsman skips down the track and times it though midwicket. It was in the air and went just over the outstretched hands of the fielder at midwicket.. Afridi not impressed

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery on off, pushed back to the bowler

Just like that, it's Duck and Dive, end of over 25

sachin: "Since when is 69 a prime number ? .." -- you forgot to divide it by 3..

End of over 25 (5 runs) West Indies 82/3 (148 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 5.92)
MN Samuels    28* (67b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-12-0
LMP Simmons    14* (25b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-16-0

Here comes Ajmal

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, tossed up delivery, pushed back to the bowler

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 2 runs, he goes down on his knee to play a premeditated paddle and gets a bottom edge fine on the leg side

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, quicker delivery, spins in from a length, the batsman pushes it to point off the back foot

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, loud appeal for lbw, as this one turns in from outside off and hits the batsman in front. But there was a big inside edge and that wasn't too far from Umar.. goes down as a drop

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, beautiful delivery, this one doesn't turn much and whizzes past the outside edge

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, he takes a forward stride and defends the tossed up delivery

End of over 26 (3 runs) West Indies 85/3 (145 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.26, RRR: 6.04)
MN Samuels    28* (70b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-3-0
LMP Simmons    17* (28b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-12-0

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, he gets some drift, but this one is easily defended off the back foot

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, he chooses to stay back to the slider and almost pays the price, the inside edge saves him

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, SIX, slightly tossed up and the batsman in no time swings his bat and sends this flying over deep midwicket.

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, fuller on off, the batsman comes forward and turns it to deep midwicket with a wristy push

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, he comes forward to defend, but doesn't read the slider. It keeps coming in and hits the inside edge

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, FOUR, slightly short and that is what Samuels needs for some motivation.. He smacks it through point with some power

End of over 27 (11 runs) West Indies 96/3 (134 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 5.82)
MN Samuels    32* (72b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-0
LMP Simmons    24* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-3-0

27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, gets some big amount of turn from outside off, it hits the top of the pad, but was spinning down leg side

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, he goes on the back foot to this quicker delivery, defends to off

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, shorter length outside off, the batsman goes on the back foot and nudges it to backward point for a single

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, shorter, but turning in from outside off, the batsman pushes it to cover off the back foot

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 2 runs, this was the doosra and the batsman does well to adjust to it by running it past the slip fielder

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, pushed through on the middle and leg line, defended to the leg side

End of over 28 (3 runs) West Indies 99/3 (131 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.53, RRR: 5.95)
MN Samuels    34* (75b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-6-0
LMP Simmons    25* (35b 2x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-0

The big one comes back to bowl

28.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, he bowls it on short of length outside off, the batsman stands tall on his toes and punches it to deep cover

28.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, length delivery angled across the batsman, who leaves it alone

28.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, oii! This was too close to the outside edge as the batsman tries to run the angled delivery down to third man

28.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 1 run, short of length delivery on the middle and leg line, Marlon tucks it to square leg for a single

28.5

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and pushes the back of length delivery through cover

28.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, this one is defended to point off the back foot. It stayed a touch low too

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 102/3 (128 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.51, RRR: 6.09)
MN Samuels    35* (79b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    6-0-17-1
LMP Simmons    27* (37b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-6-0

29.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, defended to midwicket off the front foot

29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, he goes down on his knee early and paddles the flighted delivery to fine leg

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, goes back and tucks this through midwicket

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, he comes on the front foot and drives this one to deep cover

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, tossed up outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it firmly to deep over

29.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, he tries to play across the line to a top-spinner, but gets hit around his waist

WI FAN: "Strike rate 44.44....Misbah Samuels?" ---- not quite Spider-Bat, is it?

End of over 30 (3 runs) West Indies 105/3 (125 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.25)
MN Samuels    36* (82b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-9-0
LMP Simmons    29* (40b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    6-0-17-1

No slip for the big man anymore.

30.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 wide, the batsman opens up his stance in advance and the bowler bowls this wide outside off in response

30.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, length delivery on off, it's pushed softly towards mid-off, who is standing at the edge of the circle

Slip is back now

30.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, he comes forward and drives the length delivery straight to mid-off

30.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 1 run, he bowls a short of length delivery and the batsman tucks it to square leg on the hop

30.4

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, he runs in hard and bowls a slower delivery, the batsman sees it late but adjusts well to defend it

30.5

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 2 runs, short and only slightly wide, the batsman stands tall and chops it firmly past point

30.6

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, oh that was very close to being out! the batsman tries to jab this short of length delivery to the leg side, but it bounces a touch extra. It takes the top edge, hits the body and lobs to where the third slip would have been. Umar Akmal makes an attempt but it's a step too far

End of over 31 (6 runs) West Indies 111/3 (119 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 6.26)
LMP Simmons    33* (44b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    7-0-23-1
MN Samuels    37* (84b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-9-0

31.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, tossed up delivery, the batsman defends it to the leg side

31.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, he goes on the back foot and tucks this one towards midwicket

31.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, this one was the doosra and the batsman defends it off the back foot

31.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, an offspinner from outside off now, the batsman defends it again

31.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, he goes on the back foot to this sharply turning delivery and then pushes it to cover. Thinks about a single, but Samuels sends him back

31.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, slower and tossed up delivery on off, the batsman can't do much and he defends

A maiden at this stage.. The score stuck on the nelson

End of over 32 (maiden) West Indies 111/3 (119 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.46, RRR: 6.61)
LMP Simmons    33* (50b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-9-0
MN Samuels    37* (84b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-0-23-1

Nouman: "Clouds............. What is Par Score btw?" --- Don't worry about the clouds, we have Irfan to take care of them. Here he comes

32.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman drives it to off, but straight to the fielder at cover

32.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, length delivery angled across the batsman and that extra bounce that Irfan gets beats the bat

32.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, another length delivery just outside off, the batsman leaves it alone

32.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman defends this to the off side

32.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, oye! That's a lifter from a short of length, the batsman sways away from it at the last moment

32.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 2 runs, short ball, top edge has been the order of the day and Marlon joins in. But this one goes over the keeper's head and he is not as unlucky as others

End of over 33 (2 runs) West Indies 113/3 (117 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 6.88)
MN Samuels    39* (90b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    8-0-25-1
LMP Simmons    33* (50b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-9-0

Simmons stuck on dirty fleas for a while

33.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, he moves to 34 with a little paddle to fine leg this time

butee: "Samuels closing in on a century..........deliveries that is. Lets hope Pollard can do the same."

33.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and punches the offspinning delivery down to long-on

33.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, he moves outside leg to make room, but is not able to squeeze the ball past cover

33.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, here comes the paddle sweep, he is not much in control, but manages to play it fine

33.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, bowls the doosra, which Marlon defends off the back foot

33.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, now comes the offspinner from outside off, the batsman is beaten by the turn

It's time for drinks again. Time to handover to Monsieur K to take you through till the end of the match.

End of over 34 (3 runs) West Indies 116/3 (114 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.41, RRR: 7.12)
MN Samuels    40* (93b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-1-12-0
LMP Simmons    35* (53b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    8-0-25-1

Thanks Devashish. Something's got to give for West Indies. Samuels is trying to find form by biding his time. But this approach isn't helping West Indies. It's the batting Powerplay now

34.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, begins by punching the first ball down to mid-on

34.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, this was short and Simmons wanted to pull but edges it to his arm and the ball rolls to the keeper

Faisal Ahmed: "Watching this series has taken me to the 90's."

34.3

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, FOUR, not where he intended it to go, Simmons made room to smash that anywhere on the off side but ends up getting an inside edge that bounces past the keeper who dives

34.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, he makes room yet again to slash and he's beaten this time

34.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, angled outside off and he steers this wide of backward point, third man picks up

34.6

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, he bangs this one short and down the leg side and Samuels ducks, probably expecting a wide, shadow practices a pull

End of over 35 (5 runs) West Indies 121/3 (109 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.45, RRR: 7.26)
MN Samuels    40* (94b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-1-23-1
LMP Simmons    40* (58b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    5-1-12-0

How will WI approach Ajmal?

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, Simmons shows his intent by skipping down the track, checks his shot and drives to long-on

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, he makes room and cuts against the turn

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, goes back and Ajmal follows him, ends up mistiming it back to the bowler

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, more turn and he edges it between his legs, beats the keeper

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, stays back and he knocks it down to fine leg

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, he plonks forward and pushes it wide of cover, again just the single

End of over 36 (4 runs) West Indies 125/3 (105 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.47, RRR: 7.50)
MN Samuels    42* (98b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-1-16-0
LMP Simmons    42* (60b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    6-1-23-1

36.1

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, no run, he chops it hard down to backward point and Shehzad does well to leap and cut that off

Rajat: "Not 90s, it has got to be 80s. 90s was the era of Tendulkar, Jayasuriya, Gibbs etc. and they scored runs much faster than being scored in this series"

36.2

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 2 runs, brilliant fielding again, he made room and slashed on the up wide of Shehzad at backward point and Ajmal sprinted at the boundary and stopped that, looked like a certain four

36.3

Wahab Riaz to Samuels, 1 run, low full toss and he makes room and pushes it wide of cover

36.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, FOUR, that will relieve the pressure a bit, pitched up on middle and Simmons makes room and muscles it wide of midwicket

36.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, SIX, take that! Riaz pitched this one short but it was the length Simmons was looking for to make room and pull that flat over deep square leg

36.6

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 2 runs, this time outside off and he cuts this one down to third man, 15 off this over

End of over 37 (15 runs) West Indies 140/3 (90 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 6.92)
LMP Simmons    54* (63b 4x4 2x6)      Wahab Riaz    7-1-38-1
MN Samuels    45* (101b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-1-16-0

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, stays back and he pushes it to cover

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, goes back and punches against the turn, mid-off cuts it off

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, still insists on playing against the turn, can't beat cover

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, picks the doosra just in time, leading edge to the off side

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, tossed up and Simmons respects him by defending

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, tossed up and he defends again, still extra careful against Ajmal

End of over 38 (1 run) West Indies 141/3 (89 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 7.41)
LMP Simmons    54* (65b 4x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    7-1-17-0
MN Samuels    46* (105b 4x4)      Wahab Riaz    7-1-38-1

38.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, OUT, Samuels' struggle ends, Irfan replaces Wahab and strikes immediately, pitches it on middle and leg and Samuels makes room and slash that over the off side, gets a thick edge to Akmal, more in desperation than anything else

MN Samuels c †Umar Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 46 (140m 106b 4x4 0x6) SR: 43.39

UV: "Wow, Just opened up the cricinfo page after the end of pakistan innings. Is it Samuels Vs Misbah or what??"

38.2

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, stifled appeal for another caught behind, moving across the right-hander and he chases that one

Two slips in place now

38.3

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, with that extra slip Bravo is cautious and he shoulders arms

38.4

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, very good delivery in the Powerplay, on the channel outside off, steep bounce, Bravo can only leave it to the keeper

38.5

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he gets off the mark with a clip behind square leg

38.6

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, angles wide across him and he opens the face of the bat and glides it to third man

At the end of the Powerplay, WI have scored 27, while Pakistan made 38

End of over 39 (2 runs) West Indies 143/4 (87 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 7.90)
LMP Simmons    55* (66b 4x4 2x6)      Mohammad Irfan    9-0-27-2
DJ Bravo    1* (4b)      Saeed Ajmal    7-1-17-0

Junaid to bowl

39.1

Junaid Khan to Simmons, no run, straight and quick from Junaid, he can only punch it back to the bowler

39.2

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 leg bye, drifts a bit on the pads and he clips it to the leg side

39.3

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, no run, misses out on a low full toss, can only push it straight to Afridi at midwicket

39.4

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, no run, fullish in length on the off stump and he can only push it down to mid-off

39.5

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, no run, these dot balls not helping West Indies, good length on middle and leg and he clips it to square leg

39.6

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Bravo tries to make something of this, forces it to the on side, beats midwicket, wants two but Afridi chases and limits it to a single

End of over 40 (2 runs) West Indies 145/4 (85 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.62, RRR: 8.50)
DJ Bravo    2* (8b)      Junaid Khan    7-1-22-1
LMP Simmons    55* (68b 4x4 2x6)      Mohammad Irfan    9-0-27-2

85 needed off 60.

Rajamani: "Looking at Samuels innings, I am reminded of the innings which Sunil Gavaskar played in the inaugural Prudential cup limited overs tournament where he scored 30 odd runs in 60 overs and remained not out ! We encounter such eccentricities now and then....."

40.1

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, no run, a bit too straight and he shuffles and clips it to short fine leg

40.2

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, no run, cramps him for room and he can only punch it back to the bowler

40.3

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, 1 run, shapes to smash that over the top and ends up getting a top edge down to third man

40.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, Simmons makes room and smashes that straight to mid-off, West Indies desperate for boundaries

Faizan: "By the looks of this series, we should seriously consider giving guard of honor for the team that crosses 250 or even manages to chase a total."

40.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, this was full and wide outside off and he opens the face and runs it down to third man

40.6

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, no run, teases him with width outside off and Bravo goes for the drive but misses

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 147/4 (83 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.58, RRR: 9.22)
DJ Bravo    3* (12b)      Wahab Riaz    8-1-40-1
LMP Simmons    56* (70b 4x4 2x6)      Junaid Khan    7-1-22-1

41.1

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 run, low full toss wide outside off and he makes room, gets an outside edge down to third man

41.2

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, they want to do this in singles, shuffles and clips it down to midwicket

41.3

Junaid Khan to Simmons, FOUR, more of those will help WI, this was a full ball outside leg, he made room and got an inside edge racing past the keeper

41.4

Junaid Khan to Simmons, no run, he makes room early and Junaid fires that wide outside off, doesn't offer a shot expecting a wide but the bowler was within the limits

41.5

Junaid Khan to Simmons, FOUR, nothing risky about that one, this was a low full toss outside off and he crashes that in the gap between mid-off and cover

Fine leg and third man in the circle

41.6

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 wide, tries the slower bouncer and Simmons pulls out of the stroke, Junaid was surprised by the wide call

41.6

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 run, he steers this one down to short third man and it's 12 off the over

mustafa_nes: "Shahid Afridi's day is like 29th of feb. It comes once after years!!! =D"

End of over 42 (12 runs) West Indies 159/4 (71 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.78, RRR: 8.87)
LMP Simmons    66* (75b 6x4 2x6)      Junaid Khan    8-1-34-1
DJ Bravo    4* (13b)      Wahab Riaz    8-1-40-1

71 needed from 48

42.1

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, no run, slower ball from Riaz, lands full on middle and he drills it down to mid-off

42.2

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, fullish in length outside the off stump and he steers it down to third man

42.3

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, 1 run, goes for the big swing and the top edge drops well short of third man

42.4

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, FOUR, almost went all the way, this was a slower ball and dropped a bit short, Simmons made room and pulled behind square, one bounce and four

42.5

Wahab Riaz to Simmons, 1 run, makes room and mistimes a low full toss down to cover

42.6

Wahab Riaz to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, Dropped but a brilliant effort nevertheless from Hafeez, Simmons shaped to pull again but mistimed it and got a top edge that swirled over midwicket, Hafeez ran backward and threw himself at the ball but it failed to stick

End of over 43 (9 runs) West Indies 168/4 (62 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.90, RRR: 8.85)
DJ Bravo    7* (15b)      Wahab Riaz    9-1-49-1
LMP Simmons    72* (79b 7x4 2x6)      Junaid Khan    8-1-34-1

43.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, Ajmal fires the quicker one and Simmons chooses to defend

Ajmal has three overs

43.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 bye, he makes room and gets an inside edge to the on side

43.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, he has been given out LBW and Bravo wants to review it, pitches outside off and spins back in, Bravo was forward and he was struck above the knee roll, he had shuffled across his stumps, Hawkeye shows that clearing the leg stump, so on account of height Bravo survives

43.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, tossed up and he gets forward and pushes it to mid-on

43.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, he makes room and pushes it down to short third man

43.6

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, comes well forward and pushes it to the off side, another top over from Ajmal

End of over 44 (3 runs) West Indies 171/4 (59 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.88, RRR: 9.83)
DJ Bravo    8* (18b)      Saeed Ajmal    8-1-19-0
LMP Simmons    73* (82b 7x4 2x6)      Wahab Riaz    9-1-49-1

Irfan to bowl his last

44.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, Simmons continues to target the on side, only this time he gets a top edge that drops short of mid-off

44.2

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo goes for a slog and he misses it completely, Irfan's steep bounce and angle doing the trick

44.3

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo is struggling here, another slog and he connects with thin air

44.4

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Bravo does the wise thing by shelving the slog and instead dabbing it to third man to get off strike

44.5

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, Simmons makes room and hits it in the air down to long-on and it drops short of the fielder

44.6

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, FOUR, finally Bravo shows his class, Irfan pitches it up and Bravo picks it from the off stump and plays his stylish trademark flick down to deep midwicket

End of over 45 (7 runs) West Indies 178/4 (52 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.95, RRR: 10.40)
DJ Bravo    13* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    10-0-34-2
LMP Simmons    75* (84b 7x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    8-1-19-0

45.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, chips down the track and Ajmal cleverly fires it to the leg side, only a dot

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, OUT, brilliantly taken by Shehzad! Ajmal drops it fractionally short and Simmons goes for the pull, Shehzad ran to his left from deep midwicket, covered a lot of ground and timed his jump well, just managed to hang on and he hurt himself after taking the catch

LMP Simmons c Ahmed Shehzad b Saeed Ajmal 75 (120m 86b 7x4 2x6) SR: 87.20

Shehzad is fine now. Pakistan have taken a crucial wicket

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo just about managed to read that doosra, defended

45.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, OUT, two for the over! Bravo made room early to crash that through the off side, Ajmal bowled that flat and quick, Bravo had exposed his stumps, failed to connect and the ball hit the leg stump

DJ Bravo b Saeed Ajmal 13 (41m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.16

Bravo stands his ground for a while. Not sure why because that hit the stumps direct

Local boy sammy walks out to loud cheers

45.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, stays back and turns it to the on side

45.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, Pollard can only softly defend that, Ajmal really throttling WI here

Majid Butt: "While someone said that West Indies batting is weak, this spirited effort by them against a bowling line up like Pakistan should prove those claims wrong. Pakistan are in command now because they had a way superior bowling line up."

End of over 46 (2 runs) West Indies 180/6 (50 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.91, RRR: 12.50)
KA Pollard    0* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    9-1-21-2
DJG Sammy    1* (1b)      Mohammad Irfan    10-0-34-2

46.1

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 1 wide, that was far too wide outside off

Ajmal has one more over. West Indies need to make the most from the other end

46.1

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 2 runs, great attempt by Misbah, Sammy made room and smashed that, Misbah threw himself to his left at cover and saved a certain four

46.2

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 1 run, comes round the wicket this time, good delivery there, on the blockhole and Sammy can only dig it out

46.3

Junaid Khan to Pollard, OUT, timber! The off stump is down, full credit to Junaid as he fires in a yorker from round the wicket (Akram would have been proud of this), Pollard made room and failed to get his bat down, the off stump lands about 3 yards back

KA Pollard b Junaid Khan 0 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.4

Junaid Khan to Roach, 1 run, pushes a full delivery towards cover and picks up a quick single

46.5

Junaid Khan to Sammy, SIX, well there's still hope as long as Sammy's there, this is a low full toss and Sammy stays at the crease and clubs it over deep midwicket

46.6

Junaid Khan to Sammy, OUT, 6 and out! Sammy tries to go big once again, Junaid pitches it on a good length, Sammy stays at the crease and tries to club it over long-on, didn't get the elevation, hammers it flat to Hafeez at long-on

DJG Sammy c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 10 (8m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

End of over 47 (11 runs) West Indies 191/8 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.06, RRR: 13.00)
     Junaid Khan    9-1-45-3
KAJ Roach    1* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    9-1-21-2

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, SIX, no problems for Narine! Ajmal tosses it up and Narine smacks it over long-off

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, FOUR, early panic for Ajmal! Narine hammers a flatter delivery towards long-on and Riaz at the boundary didn't really see it, in fact nobody chased it

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, no run, Ajmal bowls it slower and Narine swings early and misses

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, FOUR, Narine showing how to tackle Ajmal, tossed up and Narine comes forward and launches it clean down the ground, just short of the long-off rope

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to Narine, OUT, and Ajmal hits back! What an over this has been, Ajmal bowls a flatter off break, Narine tries to swing it over midwicket, misses and the ball shaves the off stump

SP Narine b Saeed Ajmal 14 (4m 5b 2x4 1x6) SR: 280.00

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to Holder, 1 run, stays back and clips it down to short fine leg

Narine only bats in one gear, it seems

End of over 48 (15 runs) West Indies 206/9 (24 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.29, RRR: 12.00)
JO Holder    1* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    10-1-36-3
KAJ Roach    1* (1b)      Junaid Khan    9-1-45-3

48.1

Junaid Khan to Holder, 2 runs, comes round the wicket and Holder carves that over point

48.2

Junaid Khan to Holder, 2 runs, angles this one towards leg and he swivels and forces it behind, fine effort by Wahab at the fine leg boundary

48.3

Junaid Khan to Holder, 1 run, fires that full outside off and he gets an outside edge to third man

48.4

Junaid Khan to Roach, no run, full and on the stumps and he can only hammer it back to the bowler

Errol Erskine: "Pollard has enough ducks this season to start his own duck farm"

48.5

Junaid Khan to Roach, FOUR, Roach hasn't given up yet, this was pitched up on middle and leg and Roach makes room and forces it past midwicket

48.6

Junaid Khan to Roach, no run, Junaid responds well with a yorker fired outside off, too quick for Roach to get his bat down and make something of it

Mohsin Zunzunia: "Wow! Never seem Pakistan field so great collectively!"

End of over 49 (9 runs) West Indies 215/9 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.38, RRR: 15.00)
KAJ Roach    5* (4b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    10-1-54-3
JO Holder    6* (4b)      Saeed Ajmal    10-1-36-3

Wahab has 15 to defend

49.1

Wahab Riaz to Holder, 1 run, close call for Pakistan first up as Holder gets on outside edge past the keeper, third man is more fine so he could cut that off

49.2

Wahab Riaz to Roach, 1 run, that was quite a clean strike by Roach but Misbah was alert at cover to cut that off

WI FAN: "Would be a miracle if Holder or Roach pulled a Dhoni!"

49.3

Wahab Riaz to Holder, FOUR, oh well six off the over already! Wahab goes over the wicket and pitches it up, Holder makes room and drives crisply wide of cover, for some reason the boundaries are not as protected as they should be

49.4

Wahab Riaz to Holder, no run, some respite for Wahab as he shortens the length down the leg side and Holder swings and misses

9 to get off 2

49.5

Wahab Riaz to Holder, SIX, hang on! Holder knocks off 6 of those! Wahab bowling length, Holder makes room and carves that clean over extra cover, seriously that was not a fluke hit from a No.11, it was a genuine shot

Dav Whatmore was fuming, plenty of fielders gather around Wahab

49.6

Wahab Riaz to Holder, 2 runs, and it's a tie would you believe it! Wahab aims to pitch it fuller on the stumps and doesn't quite succeed, Holder swings and he gets a thick edge that goes past the keeper and races to third man, the throw from Junaid was to the keeper Akmal who didn't collect it at all, not sure what went wrong with Akmal because it wasn't exactly the worst throw

Presentation time:

Misbah: "The way Holder played he took the game away. In the last over we bowled too many full deliveries. I thought 229 was a fightable total, but in the end we missed a couple of tricks. There were a lot of dot balls (in our innings), I thought we were 30 runs short."

Bravo: "I'm also disappointed, this was a game we were supposed to win. It should never have reached that situation, leaving it to the lower order, given the number of batsmen we have. At this level, the number of dot balls in our innings was unacceptable. We need to come up with a plan to cut down on that, back to the drawing board. All in all I was happy with our bowling, we kept them to 229, we had to expect that knock from Akmal. Sunil and Jason had no choice but to go for their shots."

Misbah and Lendl Simmons will share the Man of the Match award.

Misbah: "The ball was gripping, not coming onto the bat."

Simmons: "Thought it was a good batting wicket. Didn't get many big scores in the last two games. We wanted to rotate the strike. Good performance from Sunil and Jason."

That's it from us here. I suppose many of you are still in shock. Those in Pakistan and this corner of the world may not sleep for a while! It's 3AM as I write. Thanks for your company. We'll see you again for the 4th ODI on Sunday. Cheers!

End of match: Jailbreak for West Indies! Pakistan are shell shocked to say the least because this was their game to lose before the last over commenced. With 15 to defend, you will always back yourself. If there's one person you shouldn't be standing next to right now, it's Whatmore. He was fuming after Wahab conceded that six. West Indies feel like they have won this. Pakistan are dejected. You have to feel for them.

Quite a few have commented on that short run during the Pakistan innings.

Uzair: "That one run short called incorrectly by the umpire is the difference here."

Cheema: "Now who is going to correct that mistake by the umpire who called it a short run when it wasn't when Akmal and Riaz were batting in the first inning."

Mazher Arshad has this eerie stat: "This is Pakistan's second tied match in the last two months. Margin to defend in last over was same in both -15!"

Rameez Raja says he would have given the last over to Hafeez instead of Wahab.

End of over 50 (14 runs) West Indies 229/9 (1 run required)
JO Holder    19* (9b 1x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    10-1-63-1
KAJ Roach    6* (5b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    10-1-54-3
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 19, 2013

Ahmed Shehzad has plenty of work to do to high-five Mohammad Irfan, West Indies v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, St Lucia, July 19, 2013

Ahmed Shehzad has plenty of work to do to high-five Mohammad Irfan

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Jul 19, 2013

Kieron Pollard is yorked by Junaid Khan, West Indies v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, St Lucia, July 19, 2013

Kieron Pollard is yorked by Junaid Khan

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