Pakistan tour of West Indies, 1st T20I: West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown, Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
27 July 2013 (20-over match)
0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, full and flat, defended to cover

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off for a single

West Indies 3/1   MN Samuels 1* (2b)
1.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, Samuels stays back to a length ball, drives it to cover

1.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, FOUR, short, wide, pretty easy, and cut away to the right of backward point

1.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, on the stumps, Samuels still manages to open the face and guide it to third man

West Indies 8/1   MN Samuels 6* (5b 1x4)
2.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, full, offbreak, played back to him

2.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, short of a length, flicked to short midwicket where Afridi's footwork keeps them pinned at their ends

2.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, no run, topspinner, around off, defended back

2.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Samuels, 1 run, slower, offbreak, seems to have beaten the inside edge and gone for a leg-bye to short fine

West Indies 13/1   MN Samuels 7* (9b 1x4)
3.1

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, short, not too wide, beats his cut with a little extra bounce

3.2

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, FOUR, nice shot. This time Samuels makes a slight forward movement, but stands tall as Irfan pitches short and cuts this through point

3.3

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, FOUR, Doesn't matter the number of fielders. Samuels has split those three fielders in the point region. Backs away a little to create his own room and cut this from the line of off

3.4

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, Irfan might have gone round the stumps but he is still pitching short, and has been cut away again. This time, though, Shehzad does the fielding at backward point

3.5

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, no run, spongy bounce this time on the shortish ball. Might have been the slower ball too. Beats his push

3.6

Mohammad Irfan to Samuels, SIX, this time Samuels says you can stack that point region all you want, because I can go over them too. Rises with the bounce, takes this from chest-high, and upper-cuts it over point

West Indies 27/2   MN Samuels 21* (15b 3x4 1x6)
5.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, shortish offbreak, defended in front of off

5.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, flighted, another offbreak, but this one doesn't turn as much as he expects, and is beaten on the outside edge

5.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, stays back to a length-ball offbreak, and nearly chops on

5.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, FOUR, one-handed cover-drive against the turn. This time Samuels finally presses forward, and as he drives this offbreak, the top hand comes off the handle, but he has found the timing and the placement

5.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, flatter, on off, defended back to him

5.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to cover. Wants one but realises he has hit straight to the fielder

West Indies 41/3   MN Samuels 25* (21b 4x4 1x6)
6.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Samuels, OUT, huge wicket on debut. Samuels has been hitting every bowler around. And he has been caught-and-bowled. What a debut for Babar. Samuels, like he did with Afridi during the ODIs, charges down, takes this on a half-volley and drills one down the ground. This time, though, he has hit it straight back at Babar, who is alert and quick to take it with both hands. Comes at a comfortable height but an uncomfortable pace. He has hurt his left hand while taking the catch

MN Samuels c & b Zulfiqar Babar 25 (23m 22b 4x4 1x6) SR: 113.63

West Indies 42/4   MN Samuels 25 (22b 4x4 1x6)
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