Pakistan in West Indies T20I Series - 1st T20I

West Indies v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

"Where is the video on top of commentory? :) Oppsss just noticed who the commentator is... sorry" Yes, Rajesh More, my commentary is as good as a video

We are back with the chase, by the way. Shannon Gabriel to bowl the first over

0.1

Gabriel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

0.2

Gabriel to Nasir Jamshed, SIX, short-arm pull, into, and he seems to have hit the rope on the full, but my first reaction is wrong. Takes this from short of a length, and languidly sends it over square leg. Hits the rope on the half-volley, so this will be four. I am stunned. This is given a six. Possibly a compensation for hitting into the wind and nearly making it

0.3

Gabriel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, big wide outside off

0.3

Gabriel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to backward point

0.4

Gabriel to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, keeps hitting into the wind. Gone. The last short-arm pull beat the deep midwicket to his left, and reached the rope on the half-volley, but this one isn't that well placed and has stood up in the wind. Simmons takes a smart catch the boundary. Can't say the same about the batting

Nasir Jamshed c Simmons b Gabriel 6 (4m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

In comes Mohammad Hafeez, but Ahmed Shehzad is on strike

0.5

Gabriel to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, short of a length, angling in, pushed into the leg side for a couple

0.6

Gabriel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, bunted wide of short midwicket for one

End of over 1 (10 runs) Pakistan 10/1 (143 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 7.52)
Ahmed Shehzad    3* (2b)      ST Gabriel    1-0-10-1
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (0b)     

"Well, It was silly of the WI to send in Naraine who is a poor runner. They should have sent in their fastest runner in for the last ball who could have pushed hard for an extra run" Well said, rssampat. who knows if that one run might end up being crucial

Here is Samuel Badree, though. Often takes the new ball. Often bowls out with it. No slip, no silly point, no short leg

1.1

Badree to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gets turn first ball, beats him outside off

1.2

Badree to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, googly, comes in from just outside off, dabbed to point

1.3

Badree to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full, flat and straight, pushed to mid-off

1.4

Badree to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, this is not smart batting at all. Shehzad knows the two men in the deep are long-on and deep midwicket, and he still goes long-on. All he manages to do is offer a low catch to Pollard at long-on

Ahmed Shehzad c Pollard b Badree 3 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Mazher Arshad: "If Mohammad Hafeez scores 50 today, he will equal Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum's record of scoring four consecutive 50s. Hafeez's last three T20I scores are: 86, 55, 61"

1.5

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, flat legbreak, on off, he lets it turn, then opens the face, and late-cuts it for four

1.6

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flat outside off again. Hafeez plays the regulation cut this time, but can't beat point

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 14/2 (139 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.72)
Mohammad Hafeez    4* (2b 1x4)      S Badree    1-0-4-1
Umar Amin    0* (0b)      ST Gabriel    1-0-10-1

Zubair: "im sorry, with the bowling changes he made, hafeez does not deserve to be called professor"

Umar Amin to face for the first time

2.1

Gabriel to Umar Amin, FOUR, and Amin gets four off the first ball he faces in T20Is. Gets a gift of a leg-side half-volley and clips it through midwicket

2.2

Gabriel to Umar Amin, FOUR, Amin's career strike rate stays at 400. Gabriel bowls a limp short ball, pitched outside leg, and has been pulled through leg. That short ball had no sting

2.3

Gabriel to Umar Amin, 1 wide, short of a length, angling across, angling too far

Umer: "Misbahhh... where be you :( We need you again.."

2.3

Gabriel to Umar Amin, no run, short of a length, wide, punched away, but straight to short cover

2.4

Gabriel to Umar Amin, FOUR, short again, and Amin is expecting those gifts. Again not much venom behind the short ball. Dragged from around off, and through midwicket it goes

2.5

Gabriel to Umar Amin, no run, short of a length, accurate, defended back to him

2.6

Gabriel to Umar Amin, 1 wide, length ball, wide outside off, angling away too. Called

2.6

Gabriel to Umar Amin, 1 run, short of a length, wide, punched away in front of square. Gayle makes a diving save at extra cover to keep this shot down to one run

End of over 3 (15 runs) Pakistan 29/2 (124 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 9.66, RRR: 7.29)
Umar Amin    13* (6b 3x4)      ST Gabriel    2-0-25-1
Mohammad Hafeez    4* (2b 1x4)      S Badree    1-0-4-1

3.1

Badree to Umar Amin, no run, googly. Pitches just outside leg, takes a leading edge, but doesn't carry back to Badree

3.2

Badree to Umar Amin, FOUR, shimmies down to take this on the full and smashes this high to the right of Badree. Beats his outstretched hand

3.3

Badree to Umar Amin, 1 run, googly, short, pitched outside leg, punched to long-on

3.4

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, legbreak, middle and leg, paddled to short fine for a single. Gabriel a touch sluggish there

3.5

Badree to Umar Amin, no run, length ball, no turn, middle and leg, played to square leg

3.6

Badree to Umar Amin, 1 run, short of a length, p[itched outside leg, pushed wide of midwicket for one

End of over 4 (7 runs) Pakistan 36/2 (117 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 7.31)
Umar Amin    19* (11b 4x4)      S Badree    2-0-11-1
Mohammad Hafeez    5* (3b 1x4)      ST Gabriel    2-0-25-1

Here is Sunil Narine replacing Gabriel who has gone for 25 in his two overs. One slip for him

4.1

Narine to Umar Amin, 1 run, starts with a short delivery and a single to deep midwicket

Stays over the wicket. Unlike in the ODIs

4.2

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, carrom ball, short, wide, cut away, and misfielded by Gayle at point. poor cricket all around from West Indies on that delivery

4.3

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, sharp offbreak, cramps him up. I suspect Hafeez was playing for the straighter one. Inside-edged into the pad

4.4

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, calculated risk. Well done. Takes a length ball from wide outside off and sweeps it over square leg for four

4.5

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, looks like a soft dismissal but you can see what Hafeez was doing here. He picked the carrom ball, which shortish and widish. He tried to late-cut it, but failed to keep it down and cut him straight to short third man

Mohammad Hafeez c Gabriel b Narine 13 (19m 7b 3x4 0x6) SR: 185.71

Umar Akmal in now

4.6

Narine to Umar Akmal, no run, short of a length, straighter one again, beats his cut

End of over 5 (9 runs) Pakistan 45/3 (108 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 7.20)
Umar Akmal    0* (1b)      SP Narine    1-0-9-1
Umar Amin    20* (12b 4x4)      S Badree    2-0-11-1

5.1

Badree to Umar Amin, FOUR, lovely shot. Down the wicket, takes this on the half-volley, and goes over mid-off. Doesn't matter which way it is turning if you get to the pitch of the ball

5.2

Badree to Umar Amin, no run, flatter, non-turner. Hits his pad

5.3

Badree to Umar Amin, FOUR, another good shot by Amin. He is down the wicket again, a bit too close to the pitch of the ball, but goes ahead with the drive, and sends it between the bowler and mid-off

5.4

Badree to Umar Amin, FOUR, short ball, Amin is expecting it, and rocks back to pull it over square leg for his seventh four. He has faced only 16 balls

5.5

Badree to Umar Amin, no run, quick legbreak, defended back to him

5.6

Badree to Umar Amin, FOUR, superb shot again. This is overpitched on off, and he has driven with this with an open face past Gayle at extra cover. And Gayle can't chase those nowadays

End of over 6 (16 runs) Pakistan 61/3 (92 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 10.16, RRR: 6.57)
Umar Amin    36* (18b 8x4)      S Badree    3-0-27-1
Umar Akmal    0* (1b)      SP Narine    1-0-9-1

Best replaces Narine now

6.1

Best to Umar Akmal, no run, full and straight and quick. Defended from the crease

6.2

Best to Umar Akmal, 1 run, heaved away from outside off, gets a single to deep midwicket

6.3

Best to Umar Amin, 1 leg bye, length ball, pitched well outside leg, lucky to get away with just a leg-bye

6.4

Best to Umar Akmal, 1 run, driven inside-out, wide of mid-off, and Samuels gives good chase to keep them down to one

6.5

Best to Umar Amin, 1 run, full and straight, pushed to long-off for one

6.6

Best to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short of a length, tucked into the leg side for one. This time Sammy misfields in the eagerness to go for a direct hit

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pakistan 66/3 (87 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 9.42, RRR: 6.69)
Umar Akmal    3* (5b)      TL Best    1-0-4-0
Umar Amin    37* (20b 8x4)      S Badree    3-0-27-1

Samuels replaces Badree

7.1

Samuels to Umar Akmal, 1 run, wide and full, driven to deep cover for one

7.2

Samuels to Umar Amin, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, pushed to Samuels

7.3

Samuels to Umar Amin, FOUR, another misfield. Driven over his head, straight of long-on, and this time Badree lets it through at long-on. At least two runs gifted

7.4

Samuels to Umar Amin, 1 run, driven square for a single

7.5

Samuels to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short of a length, turning in, helped around the corner

7.6

Samuels to Umar Amin, no run, quick offbreak, played back to him, but he wasn't in full control of that

End of over 8 (7 runs) Pakistan 73/3 (80 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.12, RRR: 6.66)
Umar Amin    42* (24b 9x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-7-0
Umar Akmal    5* (7b)      TL Best    1-0-4-0

8.1

Best to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Akmal goes after Best. He tried that last over too, but this time he goes all out. Gets under a length ball, and drives him inside-out over mid-off

8.2

Best to Umar Akmal, OUT, Sammy - who else, really? - turns it around for West Indies in the field. You couldn't imagine any other man turning this lethargic fielding effort around. Short of a length, Akmal is deep inside the crease as he pushes this towards short midwicket. He still goes for the single, Sammy has about one-and-a-half stumps to aim at. He hits. Akmal is out

Umar Akmal run out 9 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Hmmad Azam is the new batsman, but Amin is on strike

8.3

Best to Umar Amin, no run, quick, short of a length, on off, and beats him with the angle

8.4

Best to Umar Amin, 1 run, full, on off, runs off the outside half of the bat to third man

8.5

Best to Hammad Azam, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended from the crease

8.6

Best to Hammad Azam, 1 run, full and quick, outside off, worked into the leg side for one

End of over 9 (6 runs) Pakistan 79/4 (74 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.77, RRR: 6.72)
Hammad Azam    1* (2b)      TL Best    2-0-10-0
Umar Amin    43* (26b 9x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-7-0

9.1

Samuels to Hammad Azam, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to him

9.2

Samuels to Hammad Azam, 1 run, full and wide, steered out to deep point for one

9.3

Samuels to Umar Amin, no run, sharp turn from short of a length and outside leg. Beats the outside edge and the off stump

9.4

Samuels to Umar Amin, no run, quicker, pitched outside leg, hits the pad

9.5

Samuels to Umar Amin, no run, quick full toss, hit back to Samuels. Momentum is shifting. Earlier Amin was hitting these for fours

9.6

Samuels to Umar Amin, 2 runs, down the wicket to drive this length ball to wide of deep cover for two

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 82/4 (71 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.20, RRR: 7.10)
Umar Amin    45* (30b 9x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-10-0
Hammad Azam    2* (4b)      TL Best    2-0-10-0

Seventy-one required in the last 10. Sammy brings himself on

10.1

Sammy to Hammad Azam, no run, short of a length, Azam tries to pull. Mis-hits because this is not short enough

10.2

Sammy to Hammad Azam, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched down to long-on for one

10.3

Sammy to Umar Amin, no run, driven back at him on the up, but Sammy fields in his follow-through

10.4

Sammy to Umar Amin, 1 run, driven in the air, but well short of long-off

10.5

Sammy to Hammad Azam, 1 run, length ball outside off, worked into the on side for one. Azam tries to play everything into the leg side

10.6

Sammy to Umar Amin, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched down to long-off

End of over 11 (4 runs) Pakistan 86/4 (67 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.81, RRR: 7.44)
Umar Amin    47* (33b 9x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-4-0
Hammad Azam    4* (7b)      MN Samuels    2-0-10-0

11.1

Samuels to Umar Amin, OUT, Samuels has got him. Amin has walked past one. Those easy boundary balls dried up, and Amin has thrown it away. Not sure he needed to. The asking rate was in control. Down the wicket to try to drive him wide of long-off, and doesn't reach the pitch of the ball, which turns past the bat to leave him stranded

Umar Amin st †Charles b Samuels 47 (41m 34b 9x4 0x6) SR: 138.23

Time for some Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

11.2

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, SIX, is Afridi in a hurry to go swim in the sea? Down the wicket first ball, reaches the ball, and sends it sailing over long-off

11.3

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, lovely drive against the turn, but Gayle makes a diving save at extra cover to keep them down to one

11.4

Samuels to Hammad Azam, 1 run, paddled away to fine leg for one

11.5

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, superb shot. Afridi is ON today. Backs away, makes room, takes this on the full, and drives it past extra cover for four

11.6

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away for a single

End of over 12 (13 runs) Pakistan 99/5 (54 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.25, RRR: 6.75)
Shahid Afridi    12* (4b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-23-1
Hammad Azam    5* (8b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-4-0

Afridi is one short of 400 international sixes. And rightly, Sammy has sent for Best. Will Afridi keep his head now?

12.1

Best to Shahid Afridi, no run, short of a length, quick, on off, defended with an open face

12.2

Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, moves across the line, right in front of stumps, and flicks a full ball to long leg

12.3

Best to Hammad Azam, 1 run, short of a length, quick, into the body, short-armed to long leg

12.4

Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short of a length, on off, he looks to work it with the angle, but gets a leading edge towards extra cover

12.5

Best to Hammad Azam, no run, comes forward to a shortish delivery and defends

12.6

Best to Hammad Azam, 1 run, length ball, outside off, pushed wide of short cover for a single

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan 103/5 (50 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 7.14)
Hammad Azam    7* (11b)      TL Best    3-0-14-0
Shahid Afridi    14* (7b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-23-1

Exactly 50 required in seven overs. Narine is back

13.1

Narine to Hammad Azam, 1 run, paddled away from outside off, gets a single to short fine

13.2

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full, on the pads, bunted away for a single

13.3

Narine to Hammad Azam, 1 run, carrom ball, outside off, opens the face to go with the turn, and takes a single

13.4

Narine to Shahid Afridi, no run, offbreak, tossed up, just outside off, defended with an open face

13.5

Narine to Shahid Afridi, no run, carrom ball, pitched outside leg. Afridi hasn't picked it, wants to let it go for a wide, but the ball turns and brushes his leg

13.6

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven inside-out, but Gayle makes a diving save at extra cover to keep them down to one

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 107/5 (46 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 7.66)
Shahid Afridi    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-13-1
Hammad Azam    9* (13b)      TL Best    3-0-14-0

Shannon Gabriel is back

14.1

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, new spell, old loose balls. Short, without any menace behind it, and helped away over square leg for four

14.2

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, moves across the line to work a length ball into the leg side

14.3

Gabriel to Hammad Azam, 1 run, length ball, angling into the pads, worked towards deep midwicket, and the threat of Pollard there keeps them down to one

14.4

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, poor bowling but good fielding. Well down the leg side, flicked away fine, but Badree makes a diving save at the fine-leg boundary to save two runs

"Exactly 50 required from seven overs... exactly??? all the time it is exact figure,not rounded off" Strong point, Parth

14.5

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, backs way well in advance, shows him all the stumps, but Gabriel decides to follow him. Afridi pulls to deep midwicket for one

14.6

Gabriel to Hammad Azam, OUT, wicket No. 2 for Gabriel. Pollard does his bit in the field. Not the smartest of the shots. This is the highest short ball Gabriel has bowled. Azam is nowhere near being in control of it, but goes ahead with the hook. Pollard charges in from deep square leg, and takes a low catch diving forward. This has been a match of gifts and return gifts. Still going on

Hammad Azam c Pollard b Gabriel 10 (27m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 15 (9 runs) Pakistan 116/6 (37 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 7.40)
     ST Gabriel    3-0-34-2
Shahid Afridi    24* (15b 2x4 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-13-1

Debutant Zulfiqar Babar now has a chance to add to his three wickets. The asking rate not yet a headache

15.1

Narine to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, tossed up outside off, carrom ball, beats the outside edge

15.2

Narine to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, a little too full, pushed to deep cover for one

15.3

Narine to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi's international six No. 400. Down the wicket, not quite to the pitch of the ball but goes ahead with the loft. It goes as high as it goes long, but clears long-on

15.4

Narine to Shahid Afridi, no run, carrom ball, quick, starts on off, beats the attempted dab. Afridi nods in acknowledgement

15.5

Narine to Shahid Afridi, no run, another quick carrom ball outside off, beaten again

15.6

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi keeps the strike. Stays in the crease to a length ball, opens the face, takes the single. Don't think this was the offbreak either

End of over 16 (8 runs) Pakistan 124/6 (29 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.75, RRR: 7.25)
Shahid Afridi    31* (19b 2x4 2x6)      SP Narine    3-0-21-1
Zulfiqar Babar    1* (2b)      ST Gabriel    3-0-34-2

Exactly 29 required off the last four overs now. Best to bowl out now. The ODI death specialist Dwayne Bravo is yet to bowl

16.1

Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered away for a single

rssampat: "With 2 from Naraine, 1 from Badree, Best, Samuels and 3 from Sammy, Bravo & Pollard unbowled; why does Sammy go to Gabriel? Pretty strange captaincy at a crucial stage, but one which somehow got lucky."

16.2

Best to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, quick length ball outside off, squeezes under his bat to beat him

16.3

Best to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, full and fast but too straight, and Babr alternates the strike again with a dink into the leg side

16.4

Best to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short of a length, angling in, Afridi gets inside the line to work it between deep fine and deep square. He nearly runs himself out by risking the second, but puts the dive in to make it. There is only half a frame there, though. And the throw was good and beside the stumps. Can't help but think a specialist keeper would have got him

16.5

Best to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lovely shot. Makes room, takes a full and fast delivery to drive it square, over point for four. Afridi is playing a blinder here

16.6

Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. Dug in short, middle and off, but it then seams away down the leg side

16.6

Best to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, length ball, outside off, played with an open face. Takes the single. No extra effort from West Indies to deny him that single, and with that strike at the start of the next over

End of over 17 (10 runs) Pakistan 134/6 (19 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 6.33)
Shahid Afridi    39* (23b 3x4 2x6)      TL Best    4-0-24-0
Zulfiqar Babar    2* (4b)      SP Narine    3-0-21-1

Nineteen required in three overs. West Indies have still got to think they can win this if they get Afridi. Narine to bowl out now. Afridi just needs to play this over out. Narine goes round the stumps

17.1

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, half-volley outside leg, nicely placed wide of deep midwicket for two. A run a ball required now

Goes over the wicket. No slip now either

17.2

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, on a length, on off, doesn't turn, played with an open face for one

A slip comes in now

17.3

Narine to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, Babar plants the front foot down, is beaten by the offbreak. Sammy catches at slip, but this has come off the pad only

17.4

Narine to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, carrom ball outside off, beats him, but West Indies still not getting that wicket

17.5

Narine to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, bat-pad. This offbreak takes the inside edge, hits the pad, lobs up in the air, but far enough from the keeper

17.6

Narine to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, oh what? A reverse-sweep. And connected well too. But can't beat Best at point. So excited is Babar he nearly runs himself out by going for the single that never is

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 137/6 (16 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 8.00)
Zulfiqar Babar    2* (8b)      SP Narine    4-0-24-1
Shahid Afridi    42* (25b 3x4 2x6)      TL Best    4-0-24-0

Sammy is insisting Gabriel bowl another over. Sammy is clearly going by what his insides are telling him. Logically speaking, Gabriel hasn't bowled well today, but Sammy is punting on him here

18.1

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, 3 wides, big wide down the leg side, the diving Charles can only get a hand to it. That's three runs before a ball is bowled

18.1

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi is toying around with a bowler low on confidence. Plants the big front foot across, takes a length ball from wide outside off, and ramps this fine of short fine leg. Pumps his fist as soon as he sees he has beaten the fielder

18.2

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, short, down the leg side. Another wide

rssampat: "Sammy as a Captain under bowls himself despite bowling well and Bravo over bowls himself as a Captain despite bowling horribly."

18.2

Gabriel to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Gabriel gives Sammy the wicket, but is it too late? Length ball outside off, Afridi can see the end of the match there, and he goes hard at it. Except he gets too under it, and skies it towards long-off where Bravo calls early and Sammy stays away. Good fielding under pressure

Shahid Afridi c Bravo b Gabriel 46 (36m 27b 4x4 2x6) SR: 170.37

Game is on now. Afridi is disappointed. Hafeez still pats his back. Saeed Ajmal walks out. Babar is on strike

18.3

Gabriel to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, accurate all of a sudden. On a length, on of, defended

18.4

Gabriel to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 wide, another wide from Gabriel. Down the leg side again. Just not confident enough

Abir Utsha: "And Afridi gone now! Gift - return gift trend continues!!!"

18.4

Gabriel to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, short of a length, just outside off, played back to him. Babar opened the face to try to get a single, but ended up paying this back to SG

18.5

Gabriel to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, short of a length, outside off, Babr plays with an open face, but is beaten on the outside edge. Playing down the wrong line there. Sammy applauds

18.6

Gabriel to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, short, not too quick, pulled in front of square. Ajmal wants the second but Babar sends him back as Bravo is swooping in on it from long-on

Now that the game is alive, who will bowl the last over? Sammy? Samuels? Or Bravo to bowl his first today?

End of over 19 (10 runs) Pakistan 147/7 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 6.00)
Zulfiqar Babar    3* (12b)      ST Gabriel    4-0-44-3
Saeed Ajmal    0* (0b)      SP Narine    4-0-24-1

Samuels it is. Super Over not ruled out here. And I think it might be raining too. All happening here

19.1

Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, FOUR, that's the game. What a debut, sir. Babar has snatches this. Quick length ball on off. Samuels just darted it in. He drove, drove with an open face, and it cleared cover

19.2

Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, another dart. This time a yorker. Clipped to square leg. No single available

Rain is falling, field is coming up

19.3

Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, darted outside off. Beats the big drive

19.4

Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 leg bye, scores are level. Afridi lightens up finally. Fired into the pads at 120ks, but they steal a leg-bye. Ajmal does his job by responding to the call. Sammy from short midwicket wants to do under-arm it, but Ajmal is between him and the throw. Ajmal hasn't changed his direction, though

19.5

Samuels to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, the game is alive still. Ajmal drives and runs. Straight to mid-off it has gone. Simmons lets it rip, and finds Ajmal short. At least AJmal has given Babar the strike

Saeed Ajmal run out 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

What a finish. It is raining. One run required off the last ball

19.6

Samuels to Zulfiqar Babar, SIX, oh Babar. What a debut. What a player. Samuels keeps darting them in, but this one is a low full toss, and Babar has got under this to clear the infield. What's more? This has cleared the long-off boundary

That's all from the first Twenty20 international of the series. Do join us for the season-ender tomorrow. Same time, same place

Quotes from the presentation
"We gave away too many runs in the Powerplay," says Darren Sammy. "We still have to learn how to do it. I believed in Gabriel's extra pace, and thought he could get Afridi out. He did get him out, but a bit too late. We batted like champions, but this time our bowlers didn't back up our batsmen."

"It's a great effort by the players," says Mohammad Hafeez. "Really happy to see their desire to win. Really happy with the contribution of the two debutants, and then Mr Afridi. It was a tough chase, but the positive intent was there. Really happy to say there."

"I am very happy," says Shahid Afridi, the Man of the Match. "I think the way Mohammad Hafeez is leading the team, it is very good. I should give my award to Zulfiqar Babar: he bowled well, fielded well, batted well. And Umar Amin too."

You're nearly 35, you finally get the Pakistan cap, and what do you do? Three wickets including Samuels', and then score 13 nerveless runs when all around you are losing their head. A tip of the hat to you, sir. And so to Afridi too. He came and smacked the first ball he faced for a six after which he settled down into a largely sensible chase of 153, and left only eight short

However, on this pitch, you shouldn't be losing after scoring 152. The West Indies bowlers were poor, fielding worse, and captaincy questionable. Possibly that's what T20 pressure does to you. We hope to find out more when Sammy and Hafeez speak at the presentation, so do stick around

Randy: "After Bravo's horrible captaincy, Sammy was starting to look increasingly appealing. Then he goes and underbowls himself as usual to remind me why I wanted him gone in the first place...."

"Jamsheds controversy SIX may be the key thing for WI...if it is FOUR the things might be different..well done babar..." Kajini, don't forget the last ball of the West Indies' innings, when possibly every non-striker other than Sunil Narine would have taken two runs. And Gayle's fielding too

End of over 20 (11 runs) Pakistan 158/8
Zulfiqar Babar    13* (17b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-33-1
Junaid Khan    0* (0b)      ST Gabriel    4-0-44-3
Series Results
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Pakistan won by 11 runs
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Jul 27, 2013

Darren Sammy has a word with Shannon Gabriel, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st T20I, St Vincent, July 27, 2013

Darren Sammy has a word with Shannon Gabriel

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Jul 27, 2013

Johnson Charles stumped Umar Amin for 47, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st T20I, St Vincent, July 27, 2013

Johnson Charles stumped Umar Amin for 47

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