Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series - 5th ODI

West Indies v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

As expected, Mohammad Hafeez will open the bowling because Devon Smith is batting. Here we go. One slip in place

8.55am As we await the starts of the match, here is how Pakistan's wicketkeepers dance. This is a must-see

8.45am Minutes before the match starts, Shahid Afridi and Kieron Pollard seen having a long friendly chat. Is Pollard hiring for the Barbados CPL team?

The toss has taken place under a cloud cover, but it seems to be of the passing nature. Expectedly Pakistan have chosen to bowl first. Mostly because they are not sure of the weather. He fancies chasing in St Lucia too, "because the wicket gets flat in the afternoon". They have made one change, bringing Asad Ali in for Wahab Riaz

West Indies would have batted first anyway. And Devon Smith will continue to open the innings with Johnson Charles. Mohammad Hafeez might open the bowling. Kemar Roach has come up with a sore back on the morning of the match. Tino Best replaces him

8.20am Interesting choices to make West Indies. They pushed Gayle down last game, but his replacement at the top of the order, Devon Smith, has been in wretched form and it continued. Do they push the in-form man, Lendl Simmons, to open? Toss in 10 minutes

8am West Indies haven't beaten Pakistan in a bilateral ODI series since 1991, and they won't here either. Still, they have a chance to level this series 2-2. Pakistan will want to win, and add this to their triumph in India at the turn of the year. Toss is in 30 minutes

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, full, on off, hits the outside half of the bat

0.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, length ball, defended back to him

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, down the wicket, not quite to the pitch of the ball, defends it back

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, goes back to cut, but it is not short enough, and is beaten

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

0.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
J Charles    0* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-1-0-0
DS Smith    0* (0b)     

And now we have the giant. Mohammad Irfan to bowl with the other ball. There is a shortish square leg in place

1.1

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, swinging away from Smith, left alone

Two slips in place

1.2

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, full and on off, driven to mid-off

1.3

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, seams away, beats Smith's edge, reaches Akmal head high

1.4

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

Abdul Ahad Mamsa: "LOL this dance video is of Shoaib Maliks wedding with Tennis star Sania Mirza"

1.5

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, full, angling in, pushed wide of square leg, but somehow they decide against the single

Ifzal: "After watching Akmal's dance I can't help but think what his next career will be. He will be very popular in Lahore."

1.6

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, full and straight, driven back to him. We have had back-to-back maidens now

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
DS Smith    0* (6b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-1-0-0
J Charles    0* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-1-0-0

2.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, Charles backs away to make room, Hafeez follows him, and draws a dot

2.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, makes room again, but he can't beat short cover

2.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, short of a length, played off the back foot, but finds point

2.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, full and straight and flat. Defended to cover

2.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, no run, topspinner, straight, defended back to him

2.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, 1 run, finally a run. Driven wide of mid-on

End of over 3 (1 run) West Indies 1/0 (RR: 0.33)
J Charles    1* (12b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-1-0
DS Smith    0* (6b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-1-0-0

3.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 5 wides, full, fast, swinging, but down the leg side. Five wides

Umer: "How badly do you think it will effect Umar's keeping if they decide to play it on the big screen right now :)"

3.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 2 runs, full again, clipped away off the toes for a couple square of long leg

Adee: "@Abdul Ahad Mamsa: Malik and Sania's wedding was in April 2010 and this video was uploaded in Feb 2010, so quite difficult that they were dancing 2 months before the wedding."

3.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, length ball, angling away, left alone. Akmal collects it in front of his chest

Syed: "@Abdul Ahad. No bro, I remember this video came out before their wedding. Pretty sure this was one of their cousins' wedding."

3.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, FOUR, that's a lucky boundary. Full outside off, nearly a yorker, and it goes off the inside edge to fine leg for four

3.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, Charles wants to pull, and is beaten on the bottm edge

3.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 3 runs, lovely shot. Length ball, on off, push-drives with an open face, between mid-off and cover

ammar: "It could be dance practice before the wedding though."

3.6

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended to cover

End of over 4 (14 runs) West Indies 15/0 (RR: 3.75)
DS Smith    0* (7b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-1-14-0
J Charles    10* (17b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-1-0

4.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, worked away for a single

SB: "Video title should have been: "Akmal family celebrates after Kamran holds on to crucial catch""

Now Hafeez to Smith for the first time today. A short leg comes in

4.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, full, outside off, driven to mid-off

4.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, flighted just outside off, defended back to him

4.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, tossing it up to invite the drive, this time to cover

4.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, and here comes the arm ball, but it too far down leg, and is easily worked away for one

4.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Charles, 1 run, makes room to drive this to long-on for one

End of over 5 (3 runs) West Indies 18/0 (RR: 3.60)
J Charles    12* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-4-0
DS Smith    1* (11b)      Mohammad Irfan    2-1-14-0

5.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, shortish, Charles tries to pull, and is again beaten on the bottom edge

Zabeeh: "Can you please put on Abrarulhaq music which he was doing on? I want to see his reaction behind the wickets!!"

5.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, dug in short this time, left alone outside off

Amjad: "Stop the press. Smith has scored a run off Hafeez."

5.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, bouncer, middle and leg, he tries a half-hearted pull. Beaten

5.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 1 leg bye, on a length, but it rises enough to hit the thigh pad. Concedes a leg-bye

5.5

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, SIX, top-edged for a six. Smith is by no means in control of this hit, but it clears Junaid Khan at fine leg. He hooked this from head high

5.6

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

End of over 6 (7 runs) West Indies 25/0 (RR: 4.16)
DS Smith    7* (13b 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    3-1-20-0
J Charles    12* (23b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-4-0

James: ""Akmal family celebrates after Kamran holds on to crucial catch" SB, do you have a copy of that? I like fantasy films."

And we now have Junaid Khan on. One slip for him

6.1

Junaid Khan to Charles, no run, length ball, on off, defended back to him

Shashank: "Now India and Pakistan can have one more type of bilateral between Sreesanth and Akmal"

6.2

Junaid Khan to Charles, no run, full, pitched outside leg, driven to mid-on

6.3

Junaid Khan to Charles, 1 leg bye, short of a length, pitched outside leg again. Lucky to get away with it. The fine leg is up. Only the leg-bye conceded

6.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, OUT, and Smith does what he has become used to. Another single-figures score. Follows a wide length ball, away from the body, no feet. The ball moves away a touch, and takes the edge to second slip where he is caught by... well... Hafeez

DS Smith c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 7 (24m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 50.00

Darren Bravo walks in. He must be used to walking in early

6.5

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, angling in, left alone

Sharjil: "James, did u see that old movie where Kamran does lots of dodgy dancing but can't once catch a cricket ball? It's called "Grease"."

6.6

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, wide length ball, left alone. End of a wicket-maiden

End of over 7 (1 run, wicket maiden) West Indies 26/1 (RR: 3.71)
DM Bravo    0* (2b)      Junaid Khan    1-1-0-1
J Charles    12* (26b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    3-1-20-0

7.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, length ball outside off, left alone. Extra bounce again

7.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, full and straight, middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

7.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, short of a length, outside off, angling away, beats him on the cut

7.4

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 1 run, length ball angling away, guided away to third man

7.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 wide, short of a length, down the leg side, called a wide

7.5

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

7.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, full outside off, pushed to cover-point

End of over 8 (2 runs) West Indies 28/1 (RR: 3.50)
DM Bravo    0* (4b)      Mohammad Irfan    4-1-22-0
J Charles    13* (30b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    1-1-0-1

8.1

Junaid Khan to Charles, 1 run, backs away and heaves at a shortish delivery, gets a single to deep backward square

8.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended with an open face to point

8.3

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, wide length ball, driven on the up, but can't beat cover

8.4

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, bouncer, wide outside off. Easy to avoind

Samir: "If Gayle is not opening for West Indies, then Smith should be doing it, I mean Dwayne not Devon"

8.5

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, FOUR, wide length ball, driven on the up, to the right of cover. Superb back-foot drive

A couple in the stands is carrying a placard saying, "Who needs the Ashes?" Must be Aussies

8.6

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 9 (5 runs) West Indies 33/1 (RR: 3.66)
DM Bravo    4* (9b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    2-1-5-1
J Charles    14* (31b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    4-1-22-0

9.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, short of a length, outside off. Spongy bounce beats the cut

9.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, bouncer, just outside off, drops his wrists under it

9.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, 1 run, looks to cut a shortish ball, gets a thick top edge that reaches third man on a bounce. Junaid does well to get to his left to field. He seems to have hurt a finger on the left hand

9.4

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 2 runs, beautiful drive. Wide half-volley, he stands tall, moves forward, and pushes it past cover

One slip and a short cover in

9.5

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, rising into the chest. Fended

9.6

Mohammad Irfan to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, moves all the way across to a straight length ball, but seems to have got an inside edge to save him

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 37/1 (RR: 3.70)
DM Bravo    6* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    5-1-25-0
J Charles    15* (34b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    2-1-5-1

Junaid continues despite that hit on the left hand at the third-man boundary

10.1

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point

10.2

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed past point for one

Round the stump to Charles

10.3

Junaid Khan to Charles, no run, length ball, on off, defended from the crease

10.4

Junaid Khan to Charles, 1 run, full, on off, dug out into the leg side for one

10.5

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, no run, bouncer, accurate too, and Bravo nicely drops his wrists under it. Sways out of the line too

Howard: "I don't understand why the West Indies don't use Chanderpaul to open the innings. If they are desperate enough to go back to Devon, then Chanders should be in the team. He has better technique, more experience, more runs and a better head."

10.6

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, runs off the outside half of the bat for one

End of over 11 (3 runs) West Indies 40/1 (RR: 3.63)
DM Bravo    8* (16b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    3-1-8-1
J Charles    16* (36b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    5-1-25-0

Asad Ali to replace Mohammad Irfan in the attack

11.1

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended from the crease

11.2

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, length ball down the leg side, lucky to hit the pad on the way

11.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, 1 wide, this time he is further down the leg side

11.3

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, no run, full outside off, driven nicely, but straight to cover

11.4

Asad Ali to DM Bravo, 1 run, clipped away off the pad for one

11.5

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, wide length ball, driven on the up, but straight to cover

11.6

Asad Ali to Charles, 1 run, length ball, angling in, worked away to square leg

End of over 12 (3 runs) West Indies 43/1 (RR: 3.58)
J Charles    17* (38b 1x4)      Asad Ali    1-0-3-0
DM Bravo    9* (20b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    3-1-8-1

12.1

Junaid Khan to Charles, no run, length ball, angling in, pushed to mid-on

12.2

Junaid Khan to Charles, no run, short of a length, angling in, dabbed to point

12.3

Junaid Khan to Charles, 1 run, not in control of the pull, but it bounces well short of deep square leg

12.4

Junaid Khan to DM Bravo, OUT, appeal for catch at the wicket, not given and they have immediately reviewed it. And it's not just Junaid and Akmal, even Hafeez wants the review. Short of a length, angling in, Bravo is not behind the line as he defends. There is a clear sound as the ball passes the outside edge, but there is no obvious deviation. Bravo, a walker from whatever cricket I have seen him play, is not pleased with this. Seriously we don't have enough technology here to operate proper DRS. He has given him out based on sound alone. Bravo is left to shake his head

DM Bravo c †Umar Akmal b Junaid Khan 9 (29m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

In comes Marlon Samuels. Even he has started digging the bail in to mark his guard. Junaid goes round the stumps

12.5

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, length ball, angling in, defended off the back foot

12.6

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, quick, angling in, hits the inside half of the bat

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 44/2 (RR: 3.38)
MN Samuels    0* (2b)      Junaid Khan    4-1-9-2
J Charles    18* (41b 1x4)      Asad Ali    1-0-3-0

13.1

Asad Ali to Charles, 2 runs, difficult chance grassed. Charles top-edges another pull shot, Ajmal has to run to his left from long leg, but the ball swerves away a little at the last moment, and his dive is not good enough

13.2

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, on a length, on off, defended back to him

13.3

Asad Ali to Charles, 1 run, wild wild heave. On a knee, in front of the stumps, goes hard at a wide length ball, and inside-edges it to fine leg

13.4

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, length ball, outside off, moves back and across to defend

13.5

Asad Ali to Samuels, 1 run, wide length ball, pushed between point and cover-point for one

13.6

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, short of a length, outside off, square-driven, but not past the diving Shehzad at point

End of over 14 (4 runs) West Indies 48/2 (RR: 3.42)
J Charles    21* (45b 1x4)      Asad Ali    2-0-7-0
MN Samuels    1* (4b)      Junaid Khan    4-1-9-2

14.1

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 2 runs, length ball, angling in, nicely clipped away past midwicket for a couple

14.2

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, Samuels moves back and across to defend

14.3

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, angling in, played to square leg

14.4

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, bouncer, outside off, 136ks. Samuels stays away from its line

14.5

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, short again, but not quite a bouncer. Defended in front of off

Back over the wicket now

14.6

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, defended in front of leg

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 50/2 (RR: 3.33)
MN Samuels    3* (10b)      Junaid Khan    5-1-11-2
J Charles    21* (45b 1x4)      Asad Ali    2-0-7-0

Riddymon: "As I've said before...if you're not going to use instant replay, hawkeye AND hotspot...don't bother using DRS. Too much still left up to chance."

15.1

Asad Ali to Charles, 1 run, length ball, outside off, pushed between point and cover for one

15.2

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, fullish, angling in, Samuels still stays back and drives this to mid-on

15.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, dropped. Samuels stays back for another length hall, and this time ends up offering a return chance. However, the ball hits Asad's chest even before the hands come up. Always difficult to catch them in your follow-through

15.4

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, driven, but straight to cover

15.5

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, bouncer this time, pretty accurate too, Samuels sways out of its way

15.6

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, stays back to a length ball and defends

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 51/2 (RR: 3.18)
MN Samuels    3* (15b)      Asad Ali    3-0-8-0
J Charles    22* (46b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    5-1-11-2

Here is Shahid Afridi then

16.1

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, full, on off, pushed back to him

16.2

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, quick length ball, defended in front of off

16.3

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, quick and flat again, punched to long-off this time

16.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, flighted on off, Samuels is caught half-forward and defends

16.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket to take this on the half-volley. Gets a single to long-on

16.6

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, fired in at 98ks, hits his pad, but angling down leg

Time for a drink

End of over 17 (2 runs) West Indies 53/2 (RR: 3.11)
J Charles    23* (50b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-2-0
MN Samuels    4* (17b)      Asad Ali    3-0-8-0

17.1

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, stays back again, a length ball again, nearly played on, but it bounces over the stumps

17.2

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, moves half-forward this time. Defends

17.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, no run, wide length ball, dabbed away to point

17.4

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

Dex: "WI needs to come to terms with the fact that their approach of digging in for 30 - 40 overs and hoping for an explosion at the end is not working!!! Forgotten is the art of working the ball, the quick single, rotating the strike. Strike rates of 50 - 80 usually will not win you the game."

17.5

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, wide length ball, played with an open face to point

17.6

Asad Ali to Charles, FOUR, short of a length, just outside off, he opens the body and swipes this over wide mid-on for four

End of over 18 (5 runs) West Indies 58/2 (RR: 3.22)
J Charles    27* (52b 2x4)      Asad Ali    4-0-13-0
MN Samuels    5* (21b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-2-0

18.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, comes down the wicket to york himself. Manages to dig this out

18.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, leaves the crease again, beaten in flight again, but gets an inside edge to short fine leg

18.3

Shahid Afridi to Charles, FOUR, lovely shot. Afridi tosses this one up wide outside off, Charles ddacnes down the track, takes it on a half-volley, and goes inside-out over extra cover

18.4

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, short of a length, he rocks back to punch this to long-on

18.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels leaves the crease again, and this time he has smoked this on the half-volley. Hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, and bursts through for a single. Umpire Wilson must be thanking the stumps

18.6

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, flatter, shorter, cut away to deep point

End of over 19 (8 runs) West Indies 66/2 (RR: 3.47)
J Charles    33* (55b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-10-0
MN Samuels    7* (24b)      Asad Ali    4-0-13-0

19.1

Asad Ali to Charles, FOUR, Charles' charmed life continues. He is looking long-on, hitting third man. Backs away and swipes, gets a thickish edge from outside leg, and it goes wide of Umar Akmal

19.2

Asad Ali to Charles, 1 run, full, outside off, pushed to mid-off

19.3

Asad Ali to Samuels, 1 run, moves inside the line to work this to long leg for one

19.4

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, full, swinging in, nearly a yorker. Dug out

19.5

Asad Ali to Charles, 2 runs, backs away, Asad bowls a slower ball, Charles recovers well and drives it to the right of deep cover for two

19.6

Asad Ali to Charles, no run, full, pushed to short midwicket where Hafeez's fumble doesn't result in a singe

End of over 20 (8 runs) West Indies 74/2 (RR: 3.70)
J Charles    40* (60b 4x4)      Asad Ali    5-0-21-0
MN Samuels    8* (25b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-10-0

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket again, hit in the air, but doesn't carry to long-on

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off for one

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 2 runs, Samuels refuses to stay in the crease when Afridi is bowling. He is beaten in the flight again, still goes ahead with the shot, slicing it wide of deep cover

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, finally he stays in the crease. Defends off the front foot

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, flat and fast, hits him on the pad as Samuels leaves his crease again

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, flat, outside edge, Samuels stays in the crease, gets a bottom edge

End of over 21 (5 runs) West Indies 79/2 (RR: 3.76)
MN Samuels    12* (30b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-15-0
J Charles    41* (61b 4x4)      Asad Ali    5-0-21-0

Irfan is back into the attack

21.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, length ball, on off, defended from the crease

21.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, outside off, the spongy bounce beats his attempt to late-cut

21.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, beaten by a shortish delivery outside off again

21.4

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

21.5

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

21.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 3 runs, length ball, pitched outside leg, Samuels gets inside the line to place it between deep square and deep midwicket

End of over 22 (3 runs) West Indies 82/2 (RR: 3.72)
MN Samuels    15* (36b)      Mohammad Irfan    6-1-28-0
J Charles    41* (61b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-15-0

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket again, Afridi bowls short of a length, punched to deep cover

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, flighted outside off, driven to short cover

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, Charles leaves this crease this time. Even he is beaten in flight, but he recovers well to punch this shrortish delivery to deep point

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, clipped to deep midwicket for a single

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, stays in the crease to open his face on a length ball. Finds short third man

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Charles, no run, swipes, is hit on the inside half if the bat by a full delivery

End of over 23 (3 runs) West Indies 85/2 (RR: 3.69)
J Charles    42* (65b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-18-0
MN Samuels    17* (38b)      Mohammad Irfan    6-1-28-0

23.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, short of a length, outside off, beats him with the angle again

23.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, stays short of a length, fended with soft hands, towards gully. Keeps it down

23.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, opens the face again, but finds gully again

23.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 1 run, moves across the stumps to get inside the line, and takes a single to square leg

23.5

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, swipes eyes shut again, and is beaten by a short ball

23.6

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, bouncer, just outside off, just stands there and let it go

End of over 24 (1 run) West Indies 86/2 (RR: 3.58)
J Charles    42* (67b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-1-29-0
MN Samuels    18* (42b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-18-0

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, SIX, parallel six. For a moment, I thought he would long-off here because the ball had hardly left ground, but it kept travelling and travelling, defying gravity. He had charged down once again

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, FOUR, dances down the wicket again, gets close to the ball, and drives him between the umpire and long-on for a whistling boundary all along the ground

Afridi goes round the stumps. Ajmal conspicuous by absence

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, opens the face, takes the single

Goes back over the stumps

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Charles, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to deep point

Round the stumps to Samuels

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, Samuels leaves the crease, is beaten by the dip on the ball, but has his pad ready as the second line of defence

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, tossed up on off, defended off the front foot

End of over 25 (12 runs) West Indies 98/2 (RR: 3.92)
MN Samuels    29* (47b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-30-0
J Charles    43* (68b 4x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-1-29-0

Ali Murtaza Arif: "Excluding boundaries, Samuels has scored 128 runs off 372 balls in this series. The high percentage of dots has been the major problem for both batting lineups."

25.1

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, short of a length, dabbed away to backward point

25.2

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, no run, slightly fuller than the previous delivery, Charles pushes at it, and is beaten by the angle

25.3

Mohammad Irfan to Charles, OUT, Charles' pained effort comes to an end with an awkward pull shot. That's head high and outside off, and he decides to pull it. There is no way anyone can control a hook from that line and height. And this time the edge finds a fielder too

J Charles c Haris Sohail b Mohammad Irfan 43 (103m 71b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.56

In comes Chris Gayle. Must be under pressure. Must be tough for him to reconcile to a demotion in the order

25.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, dug in short, rising towards the chest, fended down with both feet in the air

25.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away to the left of deep cover. Jamshed makes a diving save at the boundary

25.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, full and wide, nearly a yorker, beats Samuels

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 100/3 (RR: 3.84)
MN Samuels    31* (50b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    8-1-31-1
CH Gayle    0* (0b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-30-0

Hafeez comes back. Still no Ajmal. Gayle to face for the first time. No slip

26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, 1 run, flighted outside off, played towards long-on off the inside half of the bat

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, driven to long-on

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, no run, flat, on off, defended off the front foot

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to long-off for one

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, tossed up, just outside off, defended off the back foot

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, appeal for lbw as this one breaks in and beats the inside edge, but it seems to have hit him outside the line of off. Not given. They discuss it, but don't review it

End of over 27 (3 runs) West Indies 103/3 (RR: 3.81)
MN Samuels    32* (53b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-1-7-0
CH Gayle    2* (3b)      Mohammad Irfan    8-1-31-1

Asad Ali replaces the successful Irfan

27.1

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

27.2

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, short of a length, pitches middle and off, angling away, left alone

27.3

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, wide length ball, left alone

27.4

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, short of a length, pitches middle and leg, defended in front of off

27.5

Asad Ali to Gayle, FOUR, short of a length, outside off, Gayle gets behind it and punches it to the left of cover

27.6

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, full, on off, defended solidly from the crease

End of over 28 (4 runs) West Indies 107/3 (RR: 3.82)
CH Gayle    6* (9b 1x4)      Asad Ali    6-0-25-0
MN Samuels    32* (53b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-1-7-0

Finally we have Ajmal on

28.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, quick offbreak, defended from the crease

28.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to deep cover

28.3

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 1 run, length ball, outside off, defended wide of cover

28.4

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

28.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, quick length ball, dabbed wide of short third man for a single

28.6

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, 1 run, length ball angling in, worked behind square for one

End of over 29 (4 runs) West Indies 111/3 (RR: 3.82)
CH Gayle    8* (11b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-4-0
MN Samuels    34* (57b 1x4 1x6)      Asad Ali    6-0-25-0

29.1

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, length ball outside off, beats the inside edge on the drive

Morfi: "This is the 3rd time Saeed Ajmal is starting his spell after the 26th over. There is a deliberate plan to bowl his 10 straight through the power play and death overs."

29.2

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, driven to mid-off

29.3

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, bouncer, 131ks, but accurate, Gayle sways out of its line

29.4

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run

29.5

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run, length ball, starts on off, left alone with the angle

29.6

Asad Ali to Gayle, no run

End of over 30 (maiden) West Indies 111/3 (RR: 3.70)
CH Gayle    8* (17b 1x4)      Asad Ali    7-1-25-0
MN Samuels    34* (57b 1x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-4-0

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the front foot

End of over 31 (1 run) West Indies 112/3 (RR: 3.61)
CH Gayle    8* (19b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-5-0
MN Samuels    35* (61b 1x4 1x6)      Asad Ali    7-1-25-0

Hafeez gets a change of ends

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short, flat, beats him in the flight. Samuels defends to leg

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended to leg

31.3

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

31.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, length ball, into the pads, defended to leg

31.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short of a length, down the wicket, pushed to straight short midwicket

End of over 32 (maiden) West Indies 112/3 (RR: 3.50)
MN Samuels    35* (67b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-2-7-0
CH Gayle    8* (19b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-5-0

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, length ball, angling in, beats the inside edge, hits his pad, but outside the line of off

Jamshed is at forward short leg. No, he moves to silly point

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, offbreak, on off, defended with an open face

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, flatter, quicker, beats the inside edge, but seems to be headed down leg

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, offbreak this time, breaks away from off to beat the outside edge. Extra bounce too

32.5

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

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Gayle, no run, flatter, quicker offbreak. Gayle stays back, and is beaten by the turn

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 112/3 (RR: 3.39)
CH Gayle    8* (25b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-5-0
MN Samuels    35* (67b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-2-7-0

Junaid Khan is back. Misbah rotating his bowlers now. Round the wicket

33.1

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, drives a length ball down the ground, but Afridi makes a diving save at mid-off

33.2

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, punched away to deep point

33.3

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, short of a length, angling in, pushed to short midwicket

33.4

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, length ball, on off, defended from the crease

SCCC: "ha ha, something needs to be rotated; If batsmen cant rotate strike; Misbah can rotate bowlers! Marvellous Missblaahhh"

33.5

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, bouncer, middle and off, Gayle ducks under it

33.6

Junaid Khan to Gayle, no run, short of a length, nips back in to beat the inside edge, but it is headed down leg

End of over 34 (1 run) West Indies 113/3 (RR: 3.32)
CH Gayle    8* (29b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    6-1-12-2
MN Samuels    36* (69b 1x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-5-0

34.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short of a length, flat, beats the pull. Not short enough to pull

34.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 leg bye, offbreak, shortish, goes off the pad to short fine leg

34.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, FOUR, full, and fired down the leg side. Finally Gayle gets some space, and he has placed this past the diving short fine leg for his first runs in his last 18 balls

34.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, SIX, that is into the sea. Length ball, into the pads, and lofted over long-on

34.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, 1 run, fired into the pads, played with one hand, to deep square

34.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, FOUR, wants to go down the track, or just bluffs him with the front-foot movement. Hafeez drags this short, and Samuels rocks back to pull this through midwicket for four

Time for a drink. And when we come back, the Powerplay will be on

End of over 35 (16 runs) West Indies 129/3 (RR: 3.68)
MN Samuels    40* (72b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-2-22-0
CH Gayle    19* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    6-1-12-2

Powerplay is on now

35.1

Junaid Khan to Gayle, 2 runs, short of a length, pushed to mid-off for a quick single, and Asad Ali's misfield allows them the second too

35.2

Junaid Khan to Gayle, OUT, lovely one-handed catch by Akmal. Bouncer, higher than the shoulder, Gayle gets a top edge on the hook, and Akmal takes a leaping catch to his right. Gayle walks

CH Gayle c †Umar Akmal b Junaid Khan 21 (41m 34b 2x4 1x6) SR: 61.76

The in-form Lendl Simmons is in. Junaid goes round the stumps. A slip comes in

35.3

Junaid Khan to Simmons, no run, length ball, angling in, defended form the crease

35.4

Junaid Khan to Simmons, no run, on a length, on off, holds its line a bit. Defended back to him

35.5

Junaid Khan to Simmons, no run, hits the inside half of the bat with a length ball

Morfi: "Excellent captaincy by Misbah bringing Junaid in the power play early and even better bowling by Junaid !!"

Junaid pushes mid-on a little wider

35.6

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, dropped into the leg side for a single

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 132/4 (RR: 3.66)
LMP Simmons    1* (4b)      Junaid Khan    7-1-15-3
MN Samuels    40* (72b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-2-22-0

Ajmal to bowl

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, flighted outside off, driven to mid-off

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, dabs this offbreak wide of point for one

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, moves across the line to work this towards deep midwicket for one

Khalid: "Just a reminder, the Gayle dismissal wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the misfield by Asad Ali. God bless Asad Ali's ordinary fielding :')"

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, FOUR, too short, "Nahi, Saeed bhai," shouts Akmal, and he is punched away through point for four

36.5

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

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, SIX, down the wicket, takes this on a half-volley, gets under it, and lofts it over long-off for a six

End of over 37 (12 runs) West Indies 144/4 (RR: 3.89)
LMP Simmons    12* (9b 1x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-17-0
MN Samuels    41* (73b 2x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    7-1-15-3

37.1

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 2 runs, dug in short, makes room to cut it between cover and point

Shahid Malik: "@Morfi... Same Misbah who made Junaid sit on the bench in first 2 ODIs?"

37.2

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 1 run, Safe. Samuels looks to back away, Junaid provides him no room, he ends up slicing it over the man from cover running back. Misbah it was. Afridi might have had a better chance running in from mid-off rather than Misbah running back from cover

37.3

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 wide, Simmons moves across the stumps, is beaten on the inside edge, but it has angled down the leg side

37.3

Junaid Khan to Simmons, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed to mid-off for a single

37.4

Junaid Khan to Samuels, no run, short ball, a little slow, beats his pull

zee: "Sidharth, can we play the dancing akmals again just to celebrate Gayle's wicket, huh..?"

37.5

Junaid Khan to Samuels, 1 run, nearly a yorker, sliced away to third man for one

Max: "I don't know if it is a good idea to bring Ajmal after 25 overs in each match. If he had a bad day then that would be very difficult to cover. A little bit flexibility or a plan B is not a bad thing..."

37.6

Junaid Khan to Simmons, no run, good bouncer. Angling in, following his head. Simmons has to sway out of its line

End of over 38 (6 runs) West Indies 150/4 (RR: 3.94)
LMP Simmons    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    8-1-21-3
MN Samuels    45* (77b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-17-0

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, quick offbreak, defended to leg

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, topspinner, just short of a length, played to midwicket

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, sharp offbreak, hits him on the pad, but it is headed down leg

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed back to him

Morfi: "@Shahid Malik: Yes, the same Misbah who is criticised for not rotating enough players and not giving new youngsters a chance and for playing an all left-hand attack. Things always look easy to comment on, in hindsight, eh?"

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short of a length, gets inside the line, but can't beat square leg

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, maiden over in a Powerplay. Quick offbreak fired into the pads, and he is cramped and does nothing

End of over 39 (maiden) West Indies 150/4 (RR: 3.84)
MN Samuels    45* (83b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    5-2-17-0
LMP Simmons    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    8-1-21-3

Irfan comes back

39.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, short of a length, middle and off, angling away. Beaten

39.2

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, short of a length, on off, angling away, left alone

39.3

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, fuller now, middle and leg, defended from the crease

39.4

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, Simmons charges down the wicket, and just swipes at this short ball. The bottom edge goes nowhere. No run for 11 balls now

39.5

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, finally a run. Steered to third man for a single

39.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, full, just outside off, can't beat point with the drive

Powerplay: 5-1-22-1

End of over 40 (1 run) West Indies 151/4 (RR: 3.77)
MN Samuels    45* (84b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Irfan    9-1-32-1
LMP Simmons    14* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    5-2-17-0

Round the wicket goes Ajmal

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, SIX, just after the maiden, Ajmal goes for a six first ball. The difference is the batsman on strike. It is Simmons now, who dances down the wicket to loft him over long-on

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, flighted on the pads, bunted around the corner for one

Over the wicket to Samuels

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, short of a length, punched to short cover

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, slower, dips on him, turns in, bounces a little, hits the high part of the defensive ball

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to short cover again

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, Ajmal's last 10 balls to Samuels: zero runs. This is the doosra, hits the outside half of the bat, in front of middle and off

End of over 41 (7 runs) West Indies 158/4 (RR: 3.85)
MN Samuels    45* (88b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    6-2-24-0
LMP Simmons    21* (18b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Irfan    9-1-32-1

41.1

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on for one

41.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, OUT, Samuels' struggle ends. A day after he said something to the effect of "I have this Pakistan attack sorted". Bouncer outside off, he has been under a lot of pressure for his strike rate, and just throws his bat at this. Ends up toe-ending and dragging it to long-on for a sharp low catch from Afridi

MN Samuels c Shahid Afridi b Mohammad Irfan 45 (118m 89b 2x4 1x6) SR: 50.56

Time for captain Bravo now

41.3

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, no run, full and outside off, Simmons tries to open the face, and is beaten

41.4

Mohammad Irfan to Simmons, 1 run, low full toss outside off, dug out for a single past cover

Atif: "Samuels was playing a good useful innings FOR Pakistan. Alas, he is now dismissed."

41.5

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, short of a length, angling away, left alone by Bravo

41.6

Mohammad Irfan to DJ Bravo, no run, superb delivery to end his quota. Short of a length, on off, seams away, and kicks away to beat the outside edge. His last five overs have gone for nine runs and have brought Pakistan two wickets

End of over 42 (2 runs) West Indies 160/5 (RR: 3.80)
DJ Bravo    0* (2b)      Mohammad Irfan    10-1-34-2
LMP Simmons    23* (21b 1x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    6-2-24-0

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, worked away into the leg side

Over the wicket to Bravo

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, doosra, just outside off, defended from the crease

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, short of a length, turning in, he finds square leg with the bunt

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, another doosra. Possibly the topspinner. This didn't turn in for sure. Beat the outside edge. Squares him up. Bravo's back foot leaves the ground for a briefest moment, but is down by the time Akmal removes the bail

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, played against the turn, wide of long-off. Comes back for two

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, flatter offbreak, beats the inside edge, but hits him outside the line of off

End of over 43 (3 runs) West Indies 163/5 (RR: 3.79)
DJ Bravo    2* (7b)      Saeed Ajmal    7-2-27-0
LMP Simmons    24* (22b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Irfan    10-1-34-2

Nicolas Marc Elias: "I remember being at the Queen's Park Oval back in 2001 for the 6th ODI between WI and South Africa. WI managed to out SA for 190 but the run chase was not going as expected. I remember sitting in the stands just wishing Samuels would get out to speed up the run rate with the intorduction of Ricardo Powell. Samuels eventually got out on 29 and Powell duly came in. What did he do? Caught behind FIRST BALL. WI went on to lose by 53 runs... Oh memories"

Asad Ali into the attack

43.1

Asad Ali to Simmons, 1 leg bye, that looks like lbw. Simmons goes across the line to try a paddle over short fine. Simmons is beaten. Caught dead plumb, but not given. Pakistan review it. The replays return an "umpire's call" on the leg stump. I am surprised, though. More than half the ball is hitting the leg stump

James: "Ajmal to Simmons: 8 balls for 19 runs. Ajmal to other West Indies batsmmen: 34 balls for 8 runs. If Mickey Arthur was there, Simmons would be conducting a homework class."

43.2

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, FOUR, down the wicket, Ali bowls short, but Bravo goes ahead with the drive on the up, and beats deep point

Nabeel: "Marlon Samuels: "They [Pakistan] have a high-class bowling attack but when I see a bowling attack two or three times, I sum it up properly""

43.3

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, 1 leg bye, swinging low full toss, beats the inside edge, but is headed down leg

43.4

Asad Ali to Simmons, no run, yorker, superb yorker, on middle and off. Simmons can't do much with it

43.5

Asad Ali to Simmons, 1 run, low full toss, mis-hit down the ground for a single

Nawaz Ahmed: "Nicolas Marc Elias, you should be in the stadium watching this match man.....Stadium almost empty, what happened to the fun loving West Indian crowd?"

43.6

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, no run, wide down the leg side. He seems to have got a touch on it, and doesn't even beat the keeper. Bowler lucky to get away with this one

End of over 44 (7 runs) West Indies 170/5 (RR: 3.86)
DJ Bravo    6* (10b 1x4)      Asad Ali    8-1-30-0
LMP Simmons    25* (25b 1x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    7-2-27-0

Brandon Antoine: "@Nicolas Based on recent form, you would have been able to replace 'Powell' with 'Pollard' and still experience the same emotions twelve years later. Gotta love our all or nothing boys!"

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, OUT, Ajmal gets the man who has hit him for two sixes today. Simmons tries the slog sweep, has timed it well, but he has hit this into a stiff breeze. The ball just hangs there, and Hafeez comes around from deep midwicket. Huge cheer as Simmons walks off because the next man in is St Lucia's own Darren Sammy

LMP Simmons c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 25 (36m 26b 1x4 2x6) SR: 96.15

Current captain and former captain at the wicket now

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, flicked away with the turn, placed wide of long-on, they come back for an easy second

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 wide, turning down the leg side, called a wide

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, FOUR, doosra, but it is too short. Bravo hasn't read it, but has enough time to recover because this is short. Clears midwicket with the pull

Goes round the stumps

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, angling across, dabbed wide of short third man for one

Stays round the wicket

44.5

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

King: "@Nabeel: In Samuels defense, I guess what he meant to say was 2 or 3 series against Pak! So, by 2017, all will be good."

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, short of a length, turning away, beats the outside edge of the defensive bat

End of over 45 (8 runs) West Indies 178/6 (RR: 3.95)
DJG Sammy    0* (2b)      Saeed Ajmal    8-2-35-1
DJ Bravo    13* (13b 2x4)      Asad Ali    8-1-30-0

James: ""Don't hit in the air into the wind". End of homework class."

45.1

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, FOUR, low full toss, hit powerfully into the leg side, beats deep square leg who is running to his left

45.2

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, 1 run, Bravo backs away, gets a swinging low full toss, which he drives to long-on for one

Ali Mushaf: "The same target for Pakistan in 20 overs is easier than in 50 overs."

45.3

Asad Ali to Sammy, 1 run, bouncer outside off, dragged to deep midwicket. Keeps it down

45.4

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, SIX, too short for his pace. Bravo takes it from just outside off, pulls it, doesn't bother keeping it down, hits it with the wind, and eases deep square with ease

45.5

Asad Ali to DJ Bravo, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-on for one

rssampat: "Oh, all you Samuels baiter's, it might just turn out that Samuels might just emerge as the highest run scorer on either side today and also pick up a few wickets, a catch or two and be declared the MoM."

45.6

Asad Ali to Sammy, 2 runs, gets a length ball, lashes it wide of long-on for two

End of over 46 (15 runs) West Indies 193/6 (RR: 4.19)
DJG Sammy    3* (4b)      Asad Ali    9-1-45-0
DJ Bravo    25* (17b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    8-2-35-1

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, no room, dabbed to point for one. The throw is wild, but they have over-run

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, short of a length, extra bounce, mis-hit towards deep square for one

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, FOUR, superb shot. Ajmal stays short of a length, angling it across him, Bravo goes deep into the crease, and drives it off the back foot. Over cover it goes

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, 1 run, quick, fast and full. Gets a single to extra cover

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, worked to midwicket for one

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended back to him. I think he was looking for a single to long-off, but played it too softly

End of over 47 (8 runs) West Indies 201/6 (RR: 4.27)
DJ Bravo    31* (21b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    9-2-43-1
DJG Sammy    5* (6b)      Asad Ali    9-1-45-0

Junaid comes back. Will bowl round the stumps

47.1

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 1 run, big wind-up for a full ball, gets an inside edge into his boot

47.2

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, SIX, Afridi nearly walks the tight rope. This ball is short of a length, Bravo throws his bat at it, and the mis-hit carries to the edge of the long-on boundary. Afridi takes the catch but he is right on the edge and can't keep his balance. Steps on the rope with the ball in his hand

47.3

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo is down. This is quite a mean short ball. Angling in possessedly, it hits Bravo on the bicep. The bat flies out of his hand, and nearly hits the stumps. Bravo himself is down. Out comes the physio

Bravo has had the magic spray applied. He is back on his feet

47.4

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, 1 run, yorker, middle and leg, Bravo makes room to play it to point for one

47.5

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 1 run, another good yorker, Sammy digs it back down the wicket, but it bounces over Junaid's outstretched arm for a single

47.6

Junaid Khan to DJ Bravo, FOUR, that's an incredible hit. Junaid has done almost everything right. He sees Bravo backing away, and follows him with a low full toss. Bravo somehow gets enough bat on it to send it flying over extra cover for four

End of over 48 (13 runs) West Indies 214/6 (RR: 4.45)
DJ Bravo    42* (25b 5x4 2x6)      Junaid Khan    9-1-34-3
DJG Sammy    7* (8b)      Saeed Ajmal    9-2-43-1

48.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 2 runs, this is not the offbreak, and by the virtue of that it draws a massive edge on the slog, but it lands smack-bang between four men converging towards long-off. They get two while the ball is in the air

48.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, down the wicket, gets an inside edge to short fine leg

48.3

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, SIX, flat flat six. One of the lowest ever. Ajmal bowls flat and fast, Bravo gives it a smack towards long-off, and it goes for a six despite having hardly left ground

48.4

Saeed Ajmal to DJ Bravo, OUT, no calling from the fielders. Shehzad might be injured here. Bravo throws his bat at another delivery, this time he draws another massive edge that is going towards long-off. Haris from long-off and Shehzad from long-on converge without calling. Haris takes the catch with Shehzad under it. Shehzad is holding on to his left arm

DJ Bravo c Haris Sohail b Saeed Ajmal 48 (33m 27b 5x4 3x6) SR: 177.77

48.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, FOUR, doosra, short of a length, pitched outside leg, pretty quick too, deftly deflected it fine of short fine

48.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, another doosra. Pitches outside leg. Sammy leaves it on the pitch and dashes through for a single to keep strike

End of over 49 (14 runs) West Indies 228/7 (RR: 4.65)
DJG Sammy    15* (12b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-2-57-2
SP Narine    0* (0b)      Junaid Khan    9-1-34-3

Junaid to bowl the last over

49.1

Junaid Khan to Sammy, no run, lovely yorker, just outside off, Sammy tries the open-face thing, but ends up digging it out back to JK

49.2

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 2 runs, short, into the body, pulled away to deep midwicket. Sammy wants the second, and has nearly made a non-existent run. Sammy thinks he is gone, but replays show the throw was a bit full and it took Akmal a split-second extra to flick the bail off, and Sammy is super quick. In one frame his bat is on the line and the bail is coming off, but the third umpire doesn't count it as the bail fully dislodged. In the next frame, Sammy is in. He is surprised he is not out

49.3

Junaid Khan to Sammy, SIX, this is to rub salt in. The yorker goes a little wrong, still pretty full, but Sammy gets enough bat under it to send it clear of long-on for six

49.4

Junaid Khan to Sammy, no run, slower short ball, Junaid has another West Indies allrounder on his backside. Sammy has been hit in the ribcage

49.5

Junaid Khan to Sammy, FOUR, quicker bouncer, but Sammy throws his bat at it, and ends up clearing short fine leg, and beating deep square with the pull

49.6

Junaid Khan to Sammy, 2 runs, full, really full, but dug out to wide of long-on. Sammy rushes back for the second again

12.39pm West Indies have scored 72 in the last six overs. It has taken them to a total that has not been chased successfully in this series, except for the revised target in the fourth match. Pakistan were mostly in control of this innings with Samuels and Gayle and others struggling, but in the end Bravo and Sammy have turned the tables, and have set up what looks like another close match. We will be back with Pakistan's reply soon

End of over 50 (14 runs) West Indies 242/7
DJG Sammy    29* (18b 2x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    10-1-48-3
SP Narine    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    10-2-57-2
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Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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Jul 24, 2013

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq with the series trophy, West Indies v Pakistan, 5th ODI, St Lucia, July 24, 2013

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq with the series trophy

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Jul 24, 2013

The victorious Pakistan team celebrate their series win, West Indies v Pakistan, 5th ODI, St Lucia, July 24, 2013

The victorious Pakistan team celebrate their series win

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