Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series - 4th ODI

West Indies v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Thanks Devashish. Welcome back everyone for the chase. It won't be an easy one. Will Pakistan too change their batting order? The same two openers walk out

Muzzamil Hameed: "Thinking hard whether should i watch or sleep , no chance of winning (except a miracle) and office in the morning :/"

0.1

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, they're off and running, picks a full delivery outside off and he clips it to midwicket

0.2

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, confidently punched, this was a fraction too short and wide and Shehzad punched it wide of cover

0.3

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, bowls a better line, just outside off and the batsman is happy to leave it alone

0.4

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, hits a good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

0.5

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, showing some positive intent there, short on the body and he swivels and pulls straight to fine leg

0.6

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, this was far too wide outside off, Jamshed tried chasing it but the angle took it further away

0.6

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets a better angle across the left-hander and safely left alone

End of over 1 (7 runs) Pakistan 7/0 (255 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.20)
Nasir Jamshed    1* (2b)      JO Holder    1-0-7-0
Ahmed Shehzad    5* (4b 1x4)     

1.1

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, drifts on the body and he goes back and safely tucks it down to deep square leg

1.2

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, this was a touch wide outside the off stump and he slices it wide of backward point

1.3

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gets it closer to the batsman and he punches it down to backward point

1.4

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good length outside off and he stays back and defends to the off side

1.5

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller in length outside off and he goes back and punches it to the off side

1.6

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller delivery and driven straight to mid-off

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (251 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 5.22)
Ahmed Shehzad    9* (10b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-4-0
Nasir Jamshed    1* (2b)      JO Holder    1-0-7-0

2.1

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just drops short at square leg, Jamshed flicked it on the up and it dipped towards Simmons who couldn't get his fingers under it

2.2

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, drifts on the body and he works it wide of midwicket for a couple

2.3

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, no run, angles it across him and bowls it fuller and he pushes it down to cover

2.4

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, this was angling wide across him and he flashed at it, well wide of second slip

Samuels is off the field because he hurt his foot while batting

2.5

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, well played, this was a half volley outside off and he went forward and didn't push at it too hard, timed well and placed wide of cover

2.6

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, holds the length back and shapes it away from the right-hander, left alone

End of over 3 (7 runs) Pakistan 18/0 (244 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.19)
Ahmed Shehzad    13* (12b 2x4)      JO Holder    2-0-14-0
Nasir Jamshed    4* (6b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-4-0

3.1

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tucks him up for room and he punches it down the track

3.2

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, this was shorter and Jamshed had to rock back quickly for the pull to fine leg, looked a bit awkward

3.3

Roach to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, spears it towards the stumps and Shehzad pushes it past the gap at cover, another confident start

3.4

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good length around the off stump and he works it back to the bowler

3.5

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets away with a full delivery, he didn't place it well enough and couldn't beat cover

3.6

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, he stays beside the line and angles it straight to Simmons at backward point

End of over 4 (2 runs) Pakistan 20/0 (242 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.26)
Nasir Jamshed    5* (11b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-0
Ahmed Shehzad    14* (13b 2x4)      JO Holder    2-0-14-0

4.1

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, He has been given out lbw and Shehzad wants to review it, lands a shade outside off and comes in with the angle, Shehzad doesn't cover the line, ball misses the bat and hits the flap of the back leg, no inside edge, Hawkeye shows that hitting the stumps so the decision stays

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Holder 14 (17m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan have used up one review

4.2

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez gets a snorter straightaway, short one aiming at the face, he fends it off the glove and the ball lobs and lands safe on the off side

4.3

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, drifts on the body and he shuffles and tucks it to square leg

4.4

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, that's a half volley outside off, Jamshed leans forward and pierces the gap at cover, Sammy chases

4.5

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, no run, that's a better one, he lands it on the blockhole and he digs it out

Holder pulls back again

4.6

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, no run, angles it outside the off stump and he tucks it to the on side

prateek: "here comes "Art of leaving"

End of over 5 (3 runs) Pakistan 23/1 (239 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 5.31)
Nasir Jamshed    7* (14b)      JO Holder    3-0-17-1
Mohammad Hafeez    1* (2b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-0

5.1

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez finds his rhythm early, this was a short one from Roach, Hafeez appeared to pick the length early and pulled it wide of square leg

5.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length and on the stumps and he works it wide of midwicket, slight fumble

5.3

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays beside the line and chops it towards backward point

Abhie: "The pitch looks too good to give someone like Afridi a chance up in the order, it looks a perfect pitch for him to get his strokes in."

5.4

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed got lucky there, he was cramped for room as he looked to cut, ended up chopping it down hard on the pitch and the ball bounced high enough to comfortably clear the keeper

5.5

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, stays back and knocks it to the on side

5.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez gaining in confidence, this was a half volley on middle and leg, he offers the full face of the bat and a defensive push is enough to beat mid-on, used the pace on the ball

End of over 6 (14 runs) Pakistan 37/1 (225 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 5.11)
Mohammad Hafeez    10* (5b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-20-0
Nasir Jamshed    12* (17b 1x4)      JO Holder    3-0-17-1

6.1

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish outside off and pushed towards mid-on

Ali Murtaza Arif: "Okay, in between all the hate, I'll say it: I am actually a big fan of Muhammad Hafeez. I know he's been under-performing with the bat recently, but he's still Pakistan's best all rounder in my humble opinion."

Square leg goes back and fine leg comes in

6.2

Holder to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, drifts on the body and he works it behind square on the on side

6.3

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, that's another freebie, Holder drifts on the body, angle takes it down leg and Hafeez helps it down to fine leg

6.4

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, almost a run-out! Hafeez worked it down to midwicket, Jamshed took off and had to scamper back, Sammy's aim was just off the mark at the bowler's end

6.5

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length on the body and he works it to the on side

6.6

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Holder was lucky to get away with this, half volley on the pads and Hafeez could only clip it off his pads to the keeper

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pakistan 42/1 (220 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.11)
Mohammad Hafeez    14* (9b 3x4)      JO Holder    4-0-22-1
Nasir Jamshed    13* (19b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-20-0

7.1

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, this was short and he swivels and pulls in front of square, didn't time it as well and the ball is pulled back before the rope at deep midwicket

Junaid: "Jamshed reminding Pakistan of the Great Inzamam's running skills!"

7.2

Roach to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, stays beside the line and he pushes it wide of cover

7.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good delivery by Roach, quick one on the blockhole and he squirts it out to the on side

7.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, sliced him in half! Comes in sharply with the angle, Hafeez doesn't move his feet much and the ball sneaks between bat and body

7.5

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he stays back at the crease and softly punches it to the off side

7.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angles it towards middle and leg and he works it straight to short midwicket

Uzair: "Umar Akmal should come in at 4 or 5 if Pakistan are to get closer. Misbah will slow the game down as usuall and Afridi and Akmal will be left with too many in the end."

WebGuru: "Last time when Pakistan successfully chased a target above 250 was 2 and a half years back, when they chased 262 against New Zealand on 1st Feb 2011"

End of over 8 (3 runs) Pakistan 45/1 (217 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 5.16)
Mohammad Hafeez    14* (13b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-23-0
Nasir Jamshed    16* (21b 1x4)      JO Holder    4-0-22-1

Narine to bowl. Leg slip and slip in place

8.1

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, outside off and he punches it to the off side

8.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, tossed up and he comes well forward and defends to the off side

Same close catchers for Hafeez

8.3

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, round the wicket to the right-hander and this troubles Hafeez, bounces more and he fends it off

8.4

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish outside off and defended to the off side

8.5

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on off stump and driven to mid-on

8.6

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fullish outside off and angled towards point

Usman: "If this parternship can add up to 60-70 runs then i think it's a good situation to move up Umar akmal or give a chance to new-bie harris sohail"

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan 47/1 (215 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.22, RRR: 5.24)
Nasir Jamshed    17* (24b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-2-0
Mohammad Hafeez    15* (16b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-23-0

9.1

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, sharp bouncer from Roach, gaining on Hafeez who arches back to evade it

9.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length on the body and he hops and knocks it to square leg

9.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller and angling on the off stump and Hafeez gets nicely behind the line to defend

9.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish delivery on the stumps and he pushes it down to mid-off

9.5

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, keeps it nice and tight on the stumps and he knocks it to the on side

9.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays back at the crease and stabs it to mid-off and sets off but changes his mind

End of over 10 (maiden) Pakistan 47/1 (215 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.70, RRR: 5.37)
Mohammad Hafeez    15* (22b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-1-23-0
Nasir Jamshed    17* (24b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-2-0

10.1

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gave him a bit of width to drive but he mistimed it back to the bowler

10.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, shorter and he goes back and flicks it to the leg side but can't beat square leg

10.3

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run

10.4

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays back and knocks it back to the bowler

10.5

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, gives him width, Jamshed stays back and times the punch well past cover, Roach patrols the rope and just about picks it up

10.6

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets forward and drives towards extra cover

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 49/1 (213 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 5.46)
Nasir Jamshed    19* (30b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-0-4-0
Mohammad Hafeez    15* (22b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-1-23-0

One slip for Sammy

11.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, keeps it straight and he softly punches it down the track

11.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays back at the crease and softly punches it back to the bowler

11.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, gives him a bit of width this time, he stays back and chops it wide of point

Tipu Mughal: "Whats really hurting us is the absence of proper middle order batsman. All we have is Misbah...Malik and younis both out of sorts. Harris really needs to step up"

11.4

Sammy to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short again and outside off, fetches it from outside off and pulled to midwicket

11.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, times the punch well off the back foot and backward point has to chase that

11.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Hafeez shuffles across the crease early before delivery, pushes it in front of mid-off and sets off, there;s a direct hit at the striker's end and Jamshed is home

End of over 12 (5 runs) Pakistan 54/1 (208 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.47)
Mohammad Hafeez    19* (27b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-0
Nasir Jamshed    20* (31b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-0-4-0

12.1

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tossed up outside off and full and he drives him wide of cover

12.2

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, full on the pads and he knocks it down to the wide open spaces on the on side

12.3

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, waits for it and flicks it late to square leg

12.4

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, that was full and wide outside off and he drives him straight to cover

12.5

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, goes back and flicks it to the on side and calls immediately

12.6

Narine to Nasir Jamshed, no run, quicker one from Narine and safely defended

Hamid Ali: "We do have a proper middle order batsman in the form of Asad Shafiq. All he needs is a proper run without getting dropped otherwise he has a pretty good technique to succeed."

End of over 13 (3 runs) Pakistan 57/1 (205 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.38, RRR: 5.54)
Nasir Jamshed    21* (33b 1x4)      SP Narine    3-0-7-0
Mohammad Hafeez    21* (31b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-0

13.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, good length on the pads and he works it away wide of square leg

13.2

Sammy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, moves across his stumps and tries to slice it wide of point, can't beat the fielder

13.3

Sammy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, this was short outside off and Jamshed fetched it but failed to place it wide of mid-on, should have put that away

13.4

Sammy to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, fuller and angling across and he slices it wide of point, Holder picks up at third man

13.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, turns the bat and works it away easily past square leg

13.6

Sammy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, little short and he mistimes the pull wide of square leg

Ehsan writes from Gambia: "@Tipu.. Haris already has to step up to perform on int'l level.. all he has played is in domestic circuit. haven't even played at A teams level and now suddenly facing int'l bowlers is not easy, I suppose, for all the youngsters coming from Pakistan. with absence of cricket in the country, thats where it is hurting us the most."

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 60/1 (202 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.61)
Nasir Jamshed    22* (37b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-8-0
Mohammad Hafeez    23* (33b 3x4)      SP Narine    3-0-7-0

14.1

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays back and knocks it down the track

14.2

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, terrible mixup! Jamshed has to go, Hafeez went forward and knocked it softly towards cover and appeared to set off for the run, Jamshed charged away from the other end and it looked like Hafeez sold him down the river, Jamshed had to scamper back but it was too late as the fielder threw it to Narine, Jamshed had no chance

Nasir Jamshed run out 22 (61m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.45

14.3

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, good length on the pads and he works it away down to deep square leg

14.4

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, punches it to the off side for a single

Looking at the replays, it looked like Hafeez called for the run but changed his mind, much to Jamshed's misfortune

14.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

14.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, plonks forward and defends again

Muhammad Zaib: "@ Hamid Ali and Tipu Mughal Do you remember who is " Asim Kamal?"

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 63/2 (199 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 5.68)
Misbah-ul-Haq    0* (2b)      SP Narine    4-0-10-0
Mohammad Hafeez    26* (37b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-8-0

15.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, good length on the pads and he knocks it to the on side

15.2

Sammy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked away off the pads and well stopped by Samuels at midwicket, saved an extra run

15.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, cramps him for room and he punches it down to cover

Qaisar: "As a Pakistani fan i need permission from Misbah.. Should i go to sleep or will he alter his batting style in today's chase..??"

15.4

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, stays back at the crease and punches it to the off side

15.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, worked towards square leg and there's a direct hit at the bowler's end, Hafeez wants to run off the deflection but Misbah sends him back, Pakistan don't need another mixup!

15.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, cuts it down to backward point and it's drinks

Handing over now to Devashish. Now for my midnight snack

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 65/2 (197 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 5.79)
Mohammad Hafeez    27* (42b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-10-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (3b)      SP Narine    4-0-10-0

Thanks K. Despite the loss of those two wickets and the slowdown in the scoring in the last few overs, this is still a good start by Pakistan

Yousuf Rafique: "@Qaiser: you don't want Misbah to 'anchor' the pakistani innnings"

Shoaib: "Yeah. Qaisar's question is very important because its after midnight in Pakistan."

16.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted and full on off, the batsman defends it down the pitch

He is bowling round the wicket

16.2

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he goes for a reverse paddle, but the ball is not full enough and he is lucky as the ball drops away from the keeper and the slip fielder after lobbing off his gloves

16.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he comes forward and defends it to the leg side

Threatening clouds around, groundstaff getting ready

16.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, - waits in the crease and tucks it to short fine leg for a single

16.5

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, he waits and opens the face of the bat to run it down to short third man

16.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, it's outside off, but Misbah paddles it fine for a single

Vishal Long Island Trinio: "No rain yet no play and a20 to 30 min wait before play starts, good luck selling cricket to the American market"

"If it takes them 15 mins to start after the inspection by my reckoning we will have lost 85 mins of play which, at 4.2 mins per over, means a loss of 20 overs. Are we looking at a 29/30 over game?" -- Spot-on Gareth, but the organisers will have the last word. You never know, they just might decide to use some extra time.

Akif: "Signing a petition against D/L... Don't forget to send a link to South African team..."

thegame: "@ahmed The way afridi has been batting last 2 games i dont think we can risk even leaving 1 run off 6 balls for afridi if narine is bowling"

Hamid Halol: "Does any1 know how many runs we need if the overs are reduced to 37.4 overs? Does the Duck/Loses method come into play with the 3rd empire? No wait my bottom has just caught fire."

Tim: "Before D/L, if a team needed 300 to win off 50 overs and the match was reduced to 25 before they started batting, the target simply became 150 off 25. D/L has its faults maybe, but it is a big improvement on what was there before. If you want to replace it - come up with something better. That is what Duckworth and Lewis did."

4.40 pm The umpires will have an inspection in 10 minutes from now, that is, at 4.50 pm local time. It took them 15 minutes to start the game after the inspection in the morning.

ahmed: "i wonder how they might have gone about chasing 47 off 15 overs. Let me guess run rate of 1 per over for the first 14 and then leave Akmal and Afridi with 33 off last six balls and then blame the pith simple"

andy f: "as of 9.34pm 21/07/13 I am officially starting a petition to scrap duckworth/lewis method of match settling it was pathetic to start with and never improved" ---- If you have an online page Andy, you might get a lot of signees for it from here.

Bilal: "Scrapping D/L is not a solution, it was there and will remain here until you guys come up with something New."

Vishal Sheokand: "@andy f: Its not completely flawed/useless. I developed an app which could tell chances of each team winning using D/L system's resources a team have, against percentage of runs left. I have to make a lot of modifications like effect of increased run rate, teams' ICC ratings, etc. But I got to admit the base was always D/L method. It just need modifications and I'm sure can be perfected."

4.35pm: It has been almost an hour since rain stopped play - that means, we have lost around 15 overs. But we are still waiting for the official word, but if the match is reduced to 40-overs, Pakistan's target will be 232. If it's reduced to 35 overs, then the target will be 210. By the way, clear skies over the ground.

Arslan Irshad: "The last time that the rain came in Pakistani innings was in champions trophy I think and Hafeez was going good at that time too before the interval... but after the interval... All hell broke lose for Pakistan :("

Adnan : "Well well well, revised target for Pakistan is 47 runs in 15 overs, i had a sweet dream, now getting ready to face a real nightmare :)"

Umair Khan: "@Adnan. 47 in 15 is still beyond Misbah's strike rate."

Waleed: "@Tipu:-I am pretty sure you would surely like a victory because of D/L method rather than getting a pounding just because you wish to see Pakistan chasing 250+again."

4.10 pm: We have already lost almost 30 mins since the rain came, which is roughly equivalent to 7 overs. The rain has stopped by the way and the covers are coming off

Tipu: "I really hope that rain doesnt decrease the target...Us Pakistanis would absolutely love watching our team chase down a 250ish total...its been soooo long"

danish: "I agree with TIPU 100%. I dont want the target to be decreased either. I understand as a pakistani and a cricket lover that this target of 260 is almost beyond Pakistan's reach but if they chased this somehow, it'll give us so much happiness."

3.41 pm: Here comes the rain, thick clouds everywhere. The covers are being hauled in. The par score at the 20-over mark is 88.

Amir Rao: "I think rain will favour pak if any decrease in overs and target because wickets in hand.."

End of over 17 (3 runs) Pakistan 68/2 (194 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.87)
Misbah-ul-Haq    3* (8b)      SP Narine    5-0-13-0
Mohammad Hafeez    28* (43b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-10-0

Dwayne Bravo to start the proceedings

4.55 pm Wake up people, we start in 5 minutes. It is a 31-over game. The target is 189. 14 overs left from here, 121 runs needed..

Zoom Zoom: "I wonder if there is any way to track the record of "Batsmen Causing The Highest Bump In Asking Rate." This will give Misbah a world record - one that cannot ever be broken"

17.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, he starts off with a very short delivery that sails way over the batsman's head

17.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, bowls a slower delivery this time, it is turned to backward square leg for a single

Faisal: "Which means only 2 more overs from narine... right??" --- Correct

17.2

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another slower ball wide outside off, the batsman waits and waits, then slashes at it, but makes no connection

17.3

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another slower delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

17.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, quicker one this time. But it was short and wide outside off, Misbah misses out as he is beaten for pace

17.5

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball this time, the batsman steers it down to third man

17.6

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another slower delivery outside off, now Misbah guides it to third man

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 72/2 (117 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.00)
Misbah-ul-Haq    5* (10b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Hafeez    29* (47b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-13-0

Samuels to bowl

18.1

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, he fires this one on the pads and all the batsman has to do is to get some bat on it, this one speeds to the fine leg boundary

18.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shorter and flatter on off, the batsman tucks it to midwicket for a quick single

18.3

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, he makes room and crashes the shorter delivery to deep point

18.4

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, fuller outside off, the batsman takes full toll of this one, crunches it all along the ground to the extra cover boundary

18.5

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he waits for this one and chops it to short third man for a quick single

18.6

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, another quicker one, Hafeez pushes it to deep point off the back foot for an easy single, but there is a stupid overthrow and Pakistan steal a single. Wait, there is almost another one as the deep midwicket fielder fires on on the non-striker's end with the bowler not around

End of over 19 (13 runs) Pakistan 85/2 (104 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 8.66)
Mohammad Hafeez    32* (49b 3x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-13-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    15* (14b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0

19.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and on the pads, the batsman flicks it to deep square leg

19.2

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower delivery wide outside off, Prof drives it powerfully, but Gayle makes a good diving save at the cover

19.3

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, Misbah pushes it to deep midwicket

19.4

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, he is quick to swivel on his back foot and slap this short delivery, but he finds the man at deep midwicket

19.5

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of length delivery just outside off, Misbah chops it to third man

19.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he tries to whack the slower delivery through off, but gets an inside edge back down the pitch

andy f: "in response to myself ref D/L what about the A/F method wherever a match state simply compare with an exact match state comparison example in this match lets say Pakistan as they where 68/2 off 17 if the match ends there due to rain simply refer to west indies at same 17 overs if match continues but still ends short just simply refer to same overs bowled I think this would have teams and fans accepting wins/losses far greater"

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pakistan 90/2 (99 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 9.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    34* (52b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-9-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    18* (17b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-13-0

Jason Holder is back

Zaheer Jiskani: "Oh dear Misbah SR above 100... Guys tell me if I am not in dreams...."

20.1

Holder to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he nudges the short of length delivery towards square leg with soft hands and looks for a couple, but settles for a single in the end

20.2

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, he moves outside leg, but Holder follows him and cramps him for room. Prof manages to tuck it behind square

Abdullah: "No anchoring please Misbah...full sails ahead:)"

20.3

Holder to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Misbah pulls and doesn't pull well, it goes as far as midwicket. But the fielder is on the boundary

20.4

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, he targets the batsman with a short one, but this goes down the leg side

20.4

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, he makes room, but gets a short ball coming in to him, so he swivels and sends this soaring over the deep backward square leg fielder. It's the breeze that takes it over the fielder, the locals say

20.5

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, (no ball) 1 run, now a no-ball as he bowls a beamer at the batsman. Hafeez manages to turn it to short fine

20.5

Holder to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, pushed down the ground to long on

20.6

Holder to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, another short ball, and again, Prof helps it along the breeze with a powerful hit to the deep backward square leg boundary

End of over 21 (19 runs) Pakistan 109/2 (80 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.19, RRR: 8.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    48* (56b 3x4 2x6)      JO Holder    5-0-41-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    21* (20b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-9-0

80 off 60, this is looking easy for Pakistan at the moment. Dwayne Bravo is coming back, he is not smiling anymore

21.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, fires a low full toss on the pads, Misbah whips it to deep midwicket for couple of runs

21.2

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he shuffles across to a back of length delivery outside off, then opens the face to run it down fine on the off side

21.3

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, length delivery on off, Prof slaps it across the line to deep midwicket

Awais: "Someone swapped Professor's notes with Afridi's in rain break"

21.4

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off, Misbah smartly drags it towards cow corner with soft hands and charges back for the second

21.5

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs, full and wide outside off, all Misbah does is he pushes it through the infield. And look at them running, they take three as Gayle was a bit slow behind the ball

21.6

DJ Bravo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, lovely cover drive! Prof brings up his half-century with a well timed drive through covers, there was no one in deep to stop that one

Tipu: "@andy f...That would give the team batting 2nd a huge advantage. Say if the 1st team had a slow start but went on to post a big total, then the team batting 2nd wouldnt have to worry about the big target at all; if rain threatens to interfere"

Vishal Sheokand: "@andy f: What if a team like WI is allout for 200 in 35 overs and opponent is 180/0 in 40 overs??"

End of over 22 (13 runs) Pakistan 122/2 (67 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.54, RRR: 7.44)
Mohammad Hafeez    53* (58b 4x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-22-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    29* (24b 2x4)      JO Holder    5-0-41-1

32 in the last two overs.. Without even breaking a sweat.. Bravo calls on Narine, he is coming round the wicket

22.1

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full delivery on the off stump, Misbah sweeps it to the right of deep backward square leg

22.2

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, Prof waits and cuts it to deep backward point

22.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this one is pushed outside off, Misbah was ready for his reverse sweep, but it kept going away, he is beaten

22.4

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full delivery closer to the stumps, it's pushed down to long on

22.5

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, he makes a lot of room early and then guides the quicker delivery to short third man for a quick single

22.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and flighted outside off, but Misbah sweeps it powerfully to deep midwicket

55 in the last five overs, Pakistan are doing a Ferrari here

End of over 23 (5 runs) Pakistan 127/2 (62 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.52, RRR: 7.75)
Misbah-ul-Haq    32* (28b 2x4)      SP Narine    6-0-18-0
Mohammad Hafeez    55* (60b 4x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-22-0

Roach comes back now

23.1

Roach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he goes for a yorker, but it's a low full toss that is driven down to long-on

UZ: "2 Sixes in an over, About time Misbah! Oh wait it is Hafeez. Well, there is no Steyn."

23.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, again goes for a full delivery, but this is a knee-high full-toss now, and Prof punches it past midwicket sweetly. Sammy makes a valiant effort on his home turf, the ball just gets away

23.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, caught at backward point! Oh wow, Darren Bravo has given a little life to the home team here!It was length delivery outside off and Prof really got stuck into that, but Lil Bravo takes a low stinger. Hafeez has to go back after a good hand

Mohammad Hafeez c DM Bravo b Roach 59 (85m 62b 5x4 2x6) SR: 95.16

Boom Boom time, it is Afridi in the middle

23.4

Roach to Shahid Afridi, no run, he gets a beautiful delivery first up and is comprehensively beaten. It angled in, pitched on short of length and Afridi went for a poke at it

23.5

Roach to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, how far was that from Lil Bravo! It was short and wide and Lala crashed it, but that flies from just the left hand side of Lil Bravo

23.6

Roach to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Afridi guides it to third man

End of over 24 (10 runs) Pakistan 137/3 (52 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.70, RRR: 7.42)
Shahid Afridi    5* (3b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    6-1-33-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    33* (29b 2x4)      SP Narine    6-0-18-0

52 off 42, walk in the park? Samuels is back. He is scored a ton, can he do something with the ball?

Ali B: "Why not play like this in every match Misbah? I knew he can, plus it gives alot of confidence to other guys if leader has fighting approach, Hafeez just geared up after 2 boundaries from Misbah!"

24.1

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, he fires it full on off, Afridi drives it to long off easily

24.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, oh Misbah! how well was that timed! It is full half-volley on his off stump and Misbah drives it, opens the face slightly to place it in the gap at extra cover and that flies to the boundary

24.3

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed through down the leg side, but it's not called a wide, because Misbah was standing way down the leg side

24.4

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he dabs it to short third man to pick up a quick single

24.5

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, quicker length ball on the pads, Afridi calmly nudges it to square leg for a single

24.6

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he moves way down the leg side, the bowler fires it on his pads, he then moves inside the line and looks at the umpire for a wide. The umpire says no

End of over 25 (7 runs) Pakistan 144/3 (45 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.76, RRR: 7.50)
Misbah-ul-Haq    38* (33b 3x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-20-0
Shahid Afridi    7* (5b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    6-1-33-1

Dwayne Bravo comes back

25.1

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, no run, he bowls a sharp short ball at Afridi, but the batsman ducks under it

Awais: "I am 22 years old now. Watching Afridi since childhood I am his die hard fan. And I feel no shame in admitting that my heart beat increases when he is around to bat" --- Why the shame?

25.2

DJ Bravo to Shahid Afridi, OUT, oh oo! Short ball, Afridi flat bats it looking to send it to the sea, but he slaps it straight to the man at deep midwicket. Not to his left, not to his right, straight to the fielder

Shahid Afridi c Simmons b DJ Bravo 7 (9m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Well, Pakistan would have taken this into account anyway. Umar Akmal and Misbah are more critical

25.3

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, had that hit, Umar Akmal would have been run out at non-striker's, but since there was noone backing up, he got an overthrow. It was Lil Bravo who threw that from point

25.4

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, he bowls a good yorker that is dug out back down the pitch

25.5

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR, lovely timing by Umar! It was a fuller length delivery wide outside off and he threads the gap behind square on off with precision.. Flies past Lil Bravo at backward point

25.6

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower delivery now, Umar drops it towards cover with soft hands and calls for a single

End of over 26 (7 runs) Pakistan 151/4 (38 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.80, RRR: 7.60)
Umar Akmal    7* (4b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-29-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    38* (33b 3x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-20-0

26.1

Samuels to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Umar drags it to deep midwicket with a heave

26.2

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he bowls a knee-high full-toss this time, Misbah calmly nudges it to deep midwicket

26.3

Samuels to Umar Akmal, 1 run, he fires this on the block hole, but Umar gets under it and chips it towards deep midwicket

26.4

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter and slower this time on the pads, Misbah pushes it to deep midwicket again

26.5

Samuels to Umar Akmal, 1 run, another yorker, now Umar Akmal goes straight with his chip shot to long-on

26.6

Samuels to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quicker delivery on the pads, Misbah tucks it to deep backward square leg for a single

Arsalan: "Win or loose, Misbah has been the man of the hour too often. It has become fashionable to blame Pakistani demise on Misbah. I see him next to Imran Khan (yes, the Imran Khan) as the most successful captain. A captain's success isn't measured by the number of wins. Heading a Pakistani cricket team takes much more than just winning matches: politics; match fixing; etc. Take everything into account!" --- He has said it all. Time to shut everything down and go home

End of over 27 (6 runs) Pakistan 157/4 (32 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.81, RRR: 8.00)
Misbah-ul-Haq    41* (36b 3x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-26-0
Umar Akmal    10* (7b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-29-1

Bravo coming round the wicket

27.1

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he bowls a low full-toss, Misbah flicks it to deep square leg

27.2

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, he bowls a yorker on leg stump, Umar makes room and digs it out to mid-off

27.3

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, oh this was beautifully pinged back down the ground, but Misbah hits Umar at non-striker's. And he is not happy with Umar for not being able to get out of the way in time

Ozzy: "A moment of silence for everyone who thought Afridi's form in the first ODI was going to last."

27.4

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, fired into the block hole, Umar pushes that to long-on

27.5

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, oye! Now Misbah has hit the umpire! This was a low full-toss and Misbah pings it back again, it was a drop by Bravo, but that came back too quickly and hit Steve Davis on his bottoms. Davis apologises for stopping that one

27.6

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full delivery, Umar digs it out down the ground for a single

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan 163/4 (26 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.82, RRR: 8.66)
Umar Akmal    13* (10b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-35-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    44* (39b 3x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-26-0

Narine is coming in to bowl his last over

28.1

Narine to Umar Akmal, 1 run, he bowls the other one on the leg stump line, but Umar is on the back foot and he slaps it to deep midwicket easily

28.2

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, quicker delivery on off, Misbah wanted to hoick it towards cow corner, but he gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg

28.3

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, thumped really hard, but straight to the deep midwicket fielder

Shahrose: "Sorry Misbah! According to Newton's 13th law of physics, you're already at the maximum possible strike rate and now extraordinary events will ensure you don't cross that limit."

28.4

Narine to Umar Akmal, 1 run, now Narine fires in a yorker, 113 kph, Umar can only block it out as far as midwicket

28.5

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, he gets to his half-century with a thundering slap over deep midwicket. It was slow and short and asked to be hit, but that was butchered

28.6

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fires in a quicker one, the batsman can only dig it out back to the bowler

Zeeshan Mahmud: "Only way Windies can win is fly in Bapu Nadkarni in a chopper, grant him local citizenship, change ICC laws to accomodate sub to bowl and let him bowl the last few overs maiden at a stretch. Only...."

End of over 29 (11 runs) Pakistan 174/4 (15 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.50)
Misbah-ul-Haq    53* (43b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    7-0-29-0
Umar Akmal    15* (12b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-35-1

Bravo continues round the wicket

29.1

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR, he bowls a high full-toss and Umar Akmal makes room and whacks it over the bowler's head for a boundary

29.2

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR, now he gets a low full toss and this time he drives it powerfully down the ground. Sammy dived in vain

29.3

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR, and no. 3 in the over, Bravo wants to finish this himself. It was length outside off and Umar Akmal carves it over point for a one-bounce four

29.4

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, he takes a couple of steps down and then chips the short of length delivery over cover for a couple of runs to make the scores level

Abdullah: "From tuk, tuk to TAKE THAT !!! Just luvin' it."

29.5

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run, full delivery on the pads, it is driven powerfully towards the deep midwicket boundary, but Simmons makes a good stop at midwicket

29.6

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 leg bye, it's all over! Misbah has done it! They let out a cry of happiness as they steal a single off a yorker

Presentation:

Bravo: "Was a great batting display by us and Marlon. Very disappointed we didn't win the game for him. Our main bowlers had already bowled five overs (before the rain break) and I could have done a lot better, it was always us against a very good batting line-up. We wanted to bat first anyway and Marlon batted through for us today."

Misbah: "Very pleased. We were looking to exploit the pitch but the rain came early. It was like a normal T20 game, Hafeez and I wanted to play normal cricketing shots. It was the case of not panicking. Junaid bowled very sensibly, good yorkers. We needed 8 an over and I had to adjust. The team will gain from the momentum today."

Samuels is the Man of the Match: "West Indies cricket is still on the rise so we want the fans to stay with us. I set high standards and I'm still in good nick. If you look at my career I have never failed consistently. The coach has been telling the players to give ourselves a chance. There is some fire burning inside me so I had to let it off (while celebrating)."

So Bravo accepts he messed up with his own bowling. Haven't we seen a lot of him being carted around of late? Misbah was beaming and why not? So Pakistan cannot lose this series. One game to go, West Indies need to win to square the series. That game's on Wednesday, same time same place. Do join us then. Thanks for your company. Do read the match report, which is getting updated. Cheers!

End of match: What a day! After all that rain and tuk-tuk this tuk-tuk that, Misbah played a very controlled hand and takes Pakistan to a win that has given them a lead in the series with only one match remaining. That means they can't lose the series anymore. Great hand by Mohammad Hafeez as well, as the target when Pakistan resumed after the rain break was a stiff one. But they did that in canter. Over to Kanishkaa for the presentation.

Shajee Ahmed: "There is nothing new in Misbah's innings. The thing that has surprised most of us is how well Hafeez played today. His timing was simply elegant today."

Vishal Sheokand: "Why does Bravo keep thinking he is a good death bowler?? IPL is different."

Arsalan: "I rest my case about Misbah :)"

Faraz: "@Shahrose: The laws of Physics don't apply to Misbah"

End of over 30 (15 runs) Pakistan 189/4 (RR: 6.30)
Umar Akmal    29* (18b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-49-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    53* (43b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    7-0-29-0
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Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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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
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Jul 21, 2013

Misbah-ul-Haq reverse sweeps the ball, West Indies v Pakistan, 4th ODI, St Lucia, July 21, 2013

Misbah-ul-Haq reverse sweeps the ball

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Jul 21, 2013

Mohammad Hafeez cuts during his 59, West Indies v Pakistan, 4th ODI, St Lucia, July 21, 2013

Mohammad Hafeez cuts during his 59

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