Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

West Indies dish out thrashing to enter semis

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

April 1, 2014

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West Indies 166 for 6 (Bravo 46, Sammy 42*) beat Pakistan 82 (Badree 3-10, Narine 3-16) by 84 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Highlights: West Indies swipe aside Pakistan

West Indies scored 84 runs in their first 15 overs. They nearly doubled their total after that, smashing 82 off the last 30 balls of the innings. No Full Member team had ever conceded so many in the last five overs of a Twenty20 game.

It remained to be seen which part of West Indies' innings, the first three-quarters or the final quarter, would make a bigger impact on the result as Pakistan began their chase, in a knockout game to determine who would take on Sri Lanka in the first semi-final on Thursday. In the end, West Indies could have declared after 15 overs and still won.

The timing of the assault by Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy - they put on 71 in 32 balls, having come together at 81 for 5 in the 14th over - was a knockout blow to Pakistan. You could tell by the way Sammy pumped his fists after pounding Saeed Ajmal for a straight six in the 19th over. It wasn't arrogance or bravado. It was adrenaline.

It surged through the entire West Indies team, and some of it was still coursing through Krishmar Santokie's blood when he pinged Ahmed Shehzad's front toe plumb in front of middle stump with an inswinging yorker, first ball of the chase.

Shehzad, an unbeaten centurion in his previous game, was out for a duck. Pakistan never recovered. They were yet to take a run off the bat when Kamran Akmal faced up to Samuel Badree for the start of the second over, and two more dot balls provoked a scoop straight into wide mid-off's hands.

The pressure, in Badree's next two overs, got to Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik as well. Both were stumped, one foxed by a googly, one getting nowhere near the pitch of a legbreak. Pakistan were 13 for 4, and slipping to a painful defeat.

It had started so well for Pakistan. Their bowlers were on target, their fielders were buzzing, and West Indies were barely switched on. As usual, they weren't rotating the strike.

Before this match, singles and twos - they hadn't yet taken a three - had constituted 32% of West Indies' runs in the tournament. Their percentage wasn't just the lowest among all the Super 10 sides, but an outlier as well. Eight of the teams had scored 40% or more of their runs by actually running them.

The Powerplay brought West Indies the first three of their tournament, and four singles. Not all of their 24 dot balls, though, were the result of hitting to fielders. Some of them came via Sohail Tanvir's awkward angle across the right-handers, exaggerated by some late away-swing.

Having been beaten three times in a row - the last two balls of the second over and the fourth ball of the fourth, when he came back on strike - Dwayne Smith tried to run the ball to third man and only managed an edge to the keeper.

By then, West Indies had already lost Chris Gayle, who came hesitantly down the pitch and thrust a hesitant bat at an offbreak from Mohammad Hafeez. After that stumping, Hafeez's T20 record against Gayle looked like this: six balls, one run, three wickets.

At some points, it appeared as though West Indies were better off not taking the singles. Lendl Simmons, who kept the innings going in the early stages with a 29-ball 31, was out twice to the same ball. He wasn't given when he was struck on the back pad trying to cut a skidder from Shahid Afridi, but the third umpire had an easier decision to make when Umar Gul's direct hit caught him short as he tried to sneak a leg bye.

Gul nearly had another run-out when Bravo cut Afridi straight to him and took off for a quick single. His throw just missed the stumps at the bowlers' end. Either side of that, West Indies had lost Marlon Samuels and Ramdin. West Indies were five down, Pakistan were on top, and their spinners were rushing through the overs.

West Indies took 23 from the 16th and 17th overs, but their run rate had only just gone above six an over. Pakistan were still in control. When Bravo hit the first two balls of the 18th over for six, though, something seemed to change. Gul had sent down two poor balls - length and back-of-a-length - and followed up with a wide as he tried to compensate with the yorker. That over went for 21.

Even Ajmal was rattled. The pair in the middle was powerful and seemingly irresistible, but Ajmal, trying to hurry them by bowling quicker and flatter, completely lost his length. Bravo smashed him for two big sixes, and Sammy hit him over his head for another before drilling one surgically between extra cover and the sweeper for four.

Four years ago in Gros Islet, Michael Hussey had taken 23 runs off five balls from Ajmal to send Pakistan hurtling out of the 2010 World T20. This over cost Ajmal one more run, and sealed Pakistan's fate in the same way.

Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (April 3, 2014, 12:49 GMT)

You win some and you lose some!! WI beat us in last 5 overs their batting if we got wicket when they going after our bowler then...,,well done windies Our selection didn't help though

Posted by rock.rockyin on (April 3, 2014, 10:30 GMT)

pakistan's win against Aus is one off purely due to the brilliance of Umar Akmal.. agaisnt a below par bowling attack of Aus considering the conditions..

Many here have called the right call after the first match agaisnt India.. saying.. pak will crash out of the tournament .. fans shud be happy that Pak has won atleast 2 matches ..

If pak team doesnt play any test cricket outside UAE and subcontinent conditions...when will the team develop.. winning the matches in UAE and when the opposition doesnt have key players and counting them as good progress will further the dampen the team in near future.. Did we all forget how Pak is whitewashed(if I may use the term) in Champions trophy? now thrown out from World T20.. This will continue till the mediocre wins are appreciated and if players are continued based on these performances.. let see what happens in WC 2016

Posted by   on (April 3, 2014, 2:20 GMT)

Magnificent win by the West Indies over Pakistan.They are peaking at the right time. An overall team effort. Those who thought they would roll over and die must be lost for words now. The semi final will be mouthwatering. Sri Lanka must not be underestimated as they are a good team, but confident West Indies will come out with all guns blazing. I'm gunning for the West Indies to reach the finals. Badree was today ranked number one bowler by the ICC. Sri Lanka bowlers will have a lot to say about that tomorrow. Can't wait for the match to begin.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 19:51 GMT)

Shoaib Malik why is he always in the team after repeated failures,just seeing him in the team is very frustrating,umar gul,sohail tanvir are more of a utility bowlers no pace bilawal bhatti would have been a better choice as he was available .umar akmal should open with Shehzad only way he can learn to play Responsibly.Hafeez should bat no. 6

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 19:19 GMT)

Pakistan is out of the Semi Race. They deserved that. Being a die hard Pakistani fan, I always wanted to see my country's flag in Finals/Wining the Title. But the true is bitter then what everybody was thinking. When Pakistan played their first match against India, it was clear that they are not in the winning frame of mind. Pakistan was overrun in all the departments during this tournament. They played street cricket. Batsmen were unable to take pressure and bowlers kept bowling short deliveries on batters heaven. Not even a single Paki player is even on top 10 on WorldT20 Stats. Teams like India, South Africa or Srilanka are the deserving ones to reach the finals and play for the title carrying their positive attitude, right set of minds and skills. T20 is all about setting quick goals, and whoever will lack, will be left behind. Which in Pakistan's case was barely there. Now Hafiz should step back and give others the chance to lead.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 18:26 GMT)

sl will meet india at the final

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 2, 2014, 18:15 GMT)

@mzm149....you are saying Tahir will trouble Indian batsmen...ha ha dont joke yar....do you think India does not play spin just like NZ and Pak....if you give chasing for India, they will be on top and they love chasing a total always (defeated in very few matches while chasing in past 4 years, remember they have chased highest total in tremendous pressure situation of WC 2011), if you say them to defend the total, they will do it (as you told them to do so in Aus match)...till now they have not faced any tough situations in this T20 WC (all teams have faced this situation)...clearly they are the favourites to win the title...WI can give very good fight to them in finals...

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

Its hard to say between India vs S Africa . we have c n saf Batting St and bowl both were good but Indians Bowl was at top good and we yet not c n Indian batsmen putting a BIg score on board expect Virat, Happy thing is Yuvi is back in form we hope e will bring some brightness to Indian batting line up. Sa is not a good players of Spin in Asian pitchs we already seen it and the record shows it too .... Wi vs Sl means it will be great to watch the Match one side their will b a Big hitters (wi) another side is filled with Exp and tallent (sl)... Sl Batsmensss can score.. but Wi batmen can score and make a match one side we all seen them doing they really hve a big Guns like Gayle , Smith ,Bravo Etc... even a fast bowl can bat and score around 10 to 16 runs in over so it will make a big different , Sl have a bowl who can take 2 to 3 wicket in a over so it will be a Wi Bat vs Sl Bow.. India vs SA it will be 60/40... india as a chance to go for Final. Wi vs Sl it will 50/50 . both r good,.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 17:27 GMT)

Congratulations to the WI team on an all around victory against a usually dangerous team. For those WI fans who're always trumpeting the "get rid of Sammy" tune, I guess this tune will now fall off the top ten chart for them. Sammy has been nothing short of spectacular with the bat so far. Without him WI would've been out of this tournament at this point. The good news is that WI is not reliant on Gayle alone to shoulder the batting. They are winning even though Marlon Samuels haven't struck it rich with the bat as yet. And don't overlook the brilliant stumpings done by Ramdin. YOu don't get too many second chances at stumping and Ramdin has made use of them all whenever they were presented. Hope WI continue this form through the finals. Pakistan will regroup and come strong again next time as they always do.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 16:29 GMT)

Awaiting the semis, it will be very interesting...... Peace and Respect to all enjoy the t20..........

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 16:10 GMT)

Hafeez..Kamran...Malik....Gul should be out of the team..I still feel Misbah is a good option in all the formats though his style is defensive but atleast there is some consistency in the team. Remember 2007 world cup where Misbah almost won the match for Pak twice bt it was a bad luck it didn't happened. Make Misbah captain and bring in Imran Nazir and few young players in the team.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 13:48 GMT)

backlash from WI in last five overs done the trick for them they delivered knocked out punch when Pakistan players thinking they have won the match .WI captures PAK minds and they lost the match even before they came out for bat, wicket of shahzad on ist ball of PAK inning proof the last nail in the coffin.

Posted by Shahzadhussan on (April 2, 2014, 13:27 GMT)

Once Abdul Razzaq won a match miraculously against SA. South African coach appreciated that innings and also said that innings was only possible by weird length of their bowlers used during death overs. That range of length was repeated by Gul and Ajmal who, once used to be considered as best death-overs bowlers. For God Sake get rid off the bellow average bowling coach, Hafiz, Malik, Kamran and misbah from 0ne-day team if we want to go to WC next year otherwise, same history will be repeated.

Posted by genman on (April 2, 2014, 13:02 GMT)

All teams left out of semi finals deserved to be left as they showed it through their performance. Pak showed against WI, Aus against Ind, Eng against Netherland and New Zeland against SL. May the same happens in next stage too. The team who deserve the victory get the victory.

Posted by KrikIndFan on (April 2, 2014, 12:55 GMT)

Now that all weaker teams are gone, time for semis, India are in full force but SA have given them tough fight in the past and with T20 you never know what will happen, on the other hand, SL are looking strong but with these 2 wins the WI are thumping their chest with confidence, don't think anyone would disagree on why these 4 teams are in semis, that is how this format works, even a single bad over will cost you WC trophy. India wants to prove why they are the subcontinent kings, SA wants to win this trophy the most, SL wants to show they are not far behind their neighbours and WI wants to prove why they can be the most dangerous T20 team.

Posted by pitch_it_up on (April 2, 2014, 12:45 GMT)

Winning and losing (a game of Cricket) is part n parcel of life. But what's important is being brave in loss and humble in victory. But some Pak players make huge unnecessary statements before the start of tournament (despite not winning anything worth to mention in the last few years). Now where are you?

For example, Shahid Afridi made claims that he can't see any team other than Pakistan winning this tournament...as if was a very obvious thing, a foregone conclusion, and that Pakistan just needs to take part in the tournament. Pakistan has this culture of saying crap things such as "walk in the park" (on the eve of Ind-Pak match in WC2003), "we are treating this match as a practice match" (on the eve of Ind-Pak match in WC1999), and so many other instances...and make fools out of themselves. Not sure whether they will ever learn.

Posted by xylofon on (April 2, 2014, 12:37 GMT)

This tournament for pak is a selection failure as is the case with pak Xl so many times, its sooo clear to me who the best players in the country are so I thought Id post my dream Xl:

ODI

Babar Azam/Sami Aslam/Nasir Jamshed/Fawad Alam/Haris Sohail/ Hafeez(c)/ Junaid Khan/Mohd Talha/Mohd Amir/ Saeed Ajmal/Raza Hasan

Azam and Aslam I would open one of them (swap) with Misbah as pure batsman only so azam and aslam get experience under misbahs shadow and Azam the future captain of course!.

In the squad I would keep Irfan, Razzaq (one last try) and of course Umar Akmal on the nr 4 spot to swap with Fawad sometimes. I truly believe this to be the best ODI team out there. Hafeez is not the best anything but captaincy we dont have anyone better? ; (

Pakistan T20 Team:

Ahmed Shehzad/Umar Akmal/Nasir Jamshed/Haris Sohail/Mohd Hafeez(c)/Shahid Afridi/Umar Gul/Junaid Khan/Mohamed Talha/Saeed Ajmal/Raza Hasan

I would keep other people in the squad as well.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 12:35 GMT)

Now that Pak gone out and rightly too bcoz of there in consistency. i see a ind v sri lanka final with india favourites.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 12:18 GMT)

Despite India being the most consistent and unbeaten side in this tourney there's still so much animosity for India..I don't understand why? Is it bcz India play better cricket or It's cricket board is the richest in the world or It's cricket infrastructure is strongest in the world.. But for me cricket above everything else should come first and at the moment India's playing very well and it should be appreciated not hated.. I think It's time to grow up.. Ppl who are writing off India against SA should be ready to eat their humble pie.. India may not have played well in last series abroad but that's past and nobody lives in the past.. What matters most is what you do after all that.. And India's doing well, really well..They sleep walked over all the teams in this tournament.. India should win this event.. The most loved and followed cricket team in the world.. A billion heart beats for cricket, A billion ppl lives for cricket.. #BleedbluetillIdie

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 11:59 GMT)

I do not know what Shoib Malik is doing in Pakistan Team, same with Kamran, in one series u pic up and drop. Where is Fawd Alam ? Tried after long time in one day and he proved his point. It is better Sharjeel open and Umar keep wickets. Talha should be in team not Sohail Tanveer.

Posted by whocareswhowins on (April 2, 2014, 11:56 GMT)

I'm a India fan. Before the tournament started, I'd predicted that Pak and Aus would qualify from Group 2. I have sadly been proven wrong, not for the first time !! I had wanted Pak to do well and had high expectations from them. But in T20 anything is possible on the day. This cannot be, and is not, a measure of a team's depth or talent. Pak, like Aus or NZ, were beaten by teams who played better on the day. No shame there. I feel, all of these teams will do well in the 2015 WC (hoping this time I'm proven right). On a different note, every time India do reasonably well in a limited overs competition, they seem to get walloped in overseas tours (Eng-summer 2014) after a tiring IPL. I fear the same may happen this time, followed by a severe mauling at the hands of a Mitch Johnson / Ryan Harris-led Ausralia. I sincerely hope the BCCI and the team think-tank time allow enough time for mental and physical preparation before both of those tours. Will that happen? I very much doubt it.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 11:51 GMT)

Well, the West Indians played The Day with Their Heart.. Its the way hw it needs to be. The way Bravo and Sammy turned the Result was a pure display of The Thirst and filled with Courage.. Its liks putting ur hands in a Lion's mouth and stealing its Food.. The situation when they joined the Game, was absolutely looked as if Pakistan were the Lions... But it was the Courage of these two, to steal the food from thier Mouth leaving the Lions hungry. This result indeed shows that Cricket Has maintained Its Beauty.. Nothing can be predected... But am standing on my chair to enjoy the best game in the World.. No mattet whovere wins, sit anf enjoy each Game.... Wishing all the team Good Luck... Though am an Indian, my fav. team is WI. But i ve stopped cheering them since they lost 96 WC Semi Final against Australia.. For Me still it remains as the Black Day in Cricket... Happy to see all posting their comments...

See you all... Have a nice Cricket..

Posted by Stark62 on (April 2, 2014, 11:05 GMT)

Well, I said before the game Pak should play Sharjeel to nullify Badree because Amin did that really well against him, plus it would have meant Santokie would have bowled out-swingers to him up front.

Pak managemnt is hardly a think tank and never analyses or have any tactical nous to win a WC.

Congratulations to the Windies!

Posted by anton1234 on (April 2, 2014, 10:56 GMT)

This T20 World Cup has been a great advert for cricket. Some exciting matches, very good atmosphere at the venues, couple of notable upsets (could have been one or two more), Holland representing the minnows really well, nice format with minnows playing against each other before two joining the main draw. It's a real shame it's now been moved to every 4 years. I think we should just forget about developing associate countries for the longer forms, they should just play T20s. This way the game can be developed very quickly. You can sell T20 to kids much more easily than other forms (not only in test playing nations but also in associate countries). Next T20 World Cup should have been played in two years with 24 countries participating. 14 associate countries plus the two bottom ranked test sides playing in a 16 team tournament (4 groups of 4) with top team in each group joining the 8 pre-qualified test sides in the main event. The main event will be two groups of 6.

Posted by Icricket_Supporter on (April 2, 2014, 10:51 GMT)

Some of the Pak supporters are so frustrated that they see it SA vs SL or WI final. They want to out India now for some consolation. But it should be all about cricket. India is best team of the tournament so far and should not be ruled out just because you like it.

Posted by Zycr9 on (April 2, 2014, 10:51 GMT)

Congratulations to WI team for winning the match by a big margin. I am very disappointed with Pak team. They have amazing bowling attack and some super batsmen. I expected a better performance such a fantastic team but in the end it was disappointment for neutral fans like me.

So far all those teams who TALK before match have lost. Faulkner spoke before the match against windies and look what is the result. He not only fired up WI team but it has reflected in the way they are routing other teams. At this rate it is very difficult for any team to stop WI. ...

And what did Saed ajmal speak? he said he will take bitter revenge on indian batsmen. Now what happened? WI thrashed Pak. I cant understand all this rubbish talk before the match. Ajmal should concentrate on his bowling and shut his mouth until the time comes. I hope Ajmal and Faulkner learn from these mistakes and never DARE to speak before the match. TALKING doesn't win matches..PLAYING HARD DOES..SO PLAY PROPER CRICKET

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 10:46 GMT)

Preview - India VS South Africa India - if the top order that are Dhawan, Rohit,Raina and Yuvraj fire then india will have a very good chance . There should be certain drop out of Mohit and Rahane because india needs in form Shami obviously . Dhawan can ( not sure ) be dropped. Chances are 50-50 . Ashwin,Jadeja and Amit HAVE to take 4 wickets to increase India's chances to 85%. . Shami and Bhuvi 2+ wickets and india move on to 95 % . Rest depends on FIELDING .

South Africa - need Amla NOT TO WASTE balls and try to play aggressive . Parnell should be played in for Morne Morkel . A B De Villiers should make a 100 run partnership with either Duminy or Du Plessis because if A B De Villiers makes a partnership which is equally contributed , one of them WILL PLAY till the end . Steyn and Tahir should take 6+ and if India is all out SA have some chance .

Posted by Shouldas-Wouldas-Couldas on (April 2, 2014, 10:23 GMT)

Probably, Sammy wanted "it more" than Hafeez ! West Indies deserve all the praise for comprehensive victory. Last 5 over 'savage onslaught' was sensational and onwards the result was a formality. Pakistan fans understand (can surely can take) defeat as part of game, but the batting was a 'horror show' and we fail to understand the attitude of throwing down the towel so early. Agree with most of the comments regarding team selection w.r.t.Shoaib Malik/Kamran Akmal and presence of unfit players recovering from injuries (Afridi/Umar Gul). Their presence is glaring example of "PLAYER POWER". We still love our cricket and WE SHALL RETURN !

Posted by ICCexpert.... on (April 2, 2014, 10:22 GMT)

Malik and Kamran need to say good bye to cricket

Posted by balajik1968 on (April 2, 2014, 10:21 GMT)

I don't understand why proven failures like Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik are still around. Whatever happened to Nasir Jamshed, Junaid Khan and other players who looked promising? It is time Pakistan looks beyond these guys. Never mind the losses. Bring in the players, back them up for some time and then drop them if they fail to perform. Also Pakistan is putting too much pressure on Ajmal. There is a limit to what the man can do.

Posted by IftikarUK on (April 2, 2014, 10:09 GMT)

Well done to WI and good luck to all those who are going to face them. Having said that - its cricket and anything can happen specially in T20. WI should't get over confident, we shouldn't forget Sammy and Bravo were their last hopes and if they had got out WI were finished. In cricket you need some fortunes, they were brave and got the good fortunes any din't mis-time or mis-hit a single shot. I have to give them 10 out of 10 for the confidence they showed throughout the game. Their top order also have confidence that they can go after the bowling from bowl 1 in the knowledge that hitters like Brave and Sammy are at number 6 and 7. T20 is fun, but my favourite form of cricket is one-dayers and I think Inda are the best team in that format, they may struggle in T20 semis or final, but who knows - this is T20.

Posted by Pindia on (April 2, 2014, 10:05 GMT)

Pak XI for world cup: Shehzad, Jamshed, Azhar, Misbah, Alam, U Akmal, Afridi, Hafeez, Ajmal, Gul, Irfan. Bhatti/Anwar Ali options to replace Hafez and Afridi if fast bowling all-founders required...

Posted by Pindia on (April 2, 2014, 10:01 GMT)

A typical Pak hero-zeros tournament, but such is life following Pakistan. Don't think they have the mentality for modern short format cricket. Bravo explained nicely how to hit even great bowlers- make sure you get close to the ball and power it. Probably the only way to survive in T20 as a bowler now is mystery (Narine) or menace (Steyn) unless the pitch helps and then a conventionally good bowler can do it (Herath). But basically Pak batting and politics confound again. Malik should not have been in the squad and Pak batting needs the cushion of a few allrounders like Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti. If Misbah doesn't play then they should have given Fawad Alam (after Asia Cup heroics) a chance to anchor rather than Malik. For the future of Pak batting Alam, Azhar and Jamshed have to be brought back with U Akmal, Shehzad and probably not Hafeez unless he is played primarily as a bowler. Return of the giant Irfan is needed. Afridi showed in Asia Cup he can still do it...

Posted by Solid_Snake on (April 2, 2014, 9:53 GMT)

@Pakistan_cricket_lover:I wonder what you would have done if you were chief selector..i bet..would have sent all players to their home most probably..things does not work like that.Throwing out all main players & suggesting to bring in Razzaq who is a complete failure?When was the last time Razzaq score some runs for pak?He's been failing from such a long time,unable to score runs or bowl properly. Yousaf who has not picked up his bat from such a long time..lol..are you suggesting to bring those 2 failures in the team?Amazing suggestions..

Posted by Assertive-Indian on (April 2, 2014, 9:50 GMT)

When Indians visited South Africa, Imran Tahir was taken to cleaners by Indian batsmen. Situation was so bad, that Smith made ABDV (the wicket keeper) bowl couple of overs, instead of Tahir. And in the next test Tahir was dropped. Indians would love if SA play Tahir and give him full quota of four overs.....

Posted by karthivijay on (April 2, 2014, 9:46 GMT)

Everyone is talking like faulkner. Very sad.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 9:30 GMT)

Nothing against either India or Sri Lanka, but wouldn't it be fun watching Sammy and Bravo take on Dale Steyn in the death overs?

Posted by Pakistan_cricket_lover on (April 2, 2014, 9:28 GMT)

Hafeez apology is just like, after failure in exam a child say sorry, I will do next time. He should be resigned on this shameful performance. Win or loss is a part of game but loosing without fighting is a bit idicolous. Time to say bye bye to Umer Gull, K Akmal & Sohaib Malik. It's strange that our real champions (Muhammad Yousaf, Abdul Razak) out from the team and so still playing. Selectors should do their job honestly or go home, if they can't do.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 9:22 GMT)

This was a ridiculous match. If omly we had selected youngsters instead of Kamran and Malik, no one would have been sad. We have already seen the potential of these players. Why waste time on them, if anything this tournament has made sure they won't be coming back without a public out roar. Haris Sohail and Sharjeel Khan need to be included in the side. Junaid is being wasted as a bowler. He is indeed better than Sohail Tanvir. Umar Gul really needs to get 100% fit before he is allowed to play. He is only hurting his reputation as a bowler if he continues. Misbah our best T20 batsman is being wasted. If he had been thr captain, I am sure we would have made it to the semis. His cool head was exactly what we needed when our bowlers were bashed in the last few overs. There is no cricket for a while for Pakistan. We need to reflect on our problems. Hopefully by the time we play Australia, some sort of stability would have been found in board and the team.

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (April 2, 2014, 9:05 GMT)

I was wondering the same as @IndianCoolGuy. Australia managed to chase a target set by Bangladesh, but out of England, Pakistan and New Zealand, the best effort was England's rather depressing 88 and Australia had, in the previous game, made just 86 chasing against India.

What can you say about the West Indies? Discarded as potential winners after struggling against Ireland, they seem to get better with every game. You would be brave to bet against them winning now. They have had a lot of lean times over the last 15 years but, in the short form of the game, when it goes right there isn't a side in the world that can live with them. A varied attack. Power hitters and nothing seems impossible for them.

Posted by mansoor777 on (April 2, 2014, 9:05 GMT)

I think South Africa and Sri lanka for Sumit Clash in Finals. Shoaib malik can still get Influence and make him available for 2015 world Cup. till shoaib usless malik plays pak can never win any cup . Throw him out asap .

It will be Malinga versus Sammy and Dale Steyn versus kohli

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 8:47 GMT)

great batting by sammy and bravo well done westindies

Posted by Green_and_Gold on (April 2, 2014, 8:38 GMT)

If WI had scored at 8 runs an over throughout their innings then i think Pak would have approached the chase differently however i think its the way WI get their runs in the death overs - scoring 20 runs an over and really firing - it would put most teams on the back foot - then with a quick turnaround the openers go out with the same mentality that they have to score at the same rate and often lose early wickets. Seems like teams really struggling to bowl well in death overs - Makes the last over from Steyn look pretty good defending something like 7 runs! Interesting to see how the teams go from here -but it is T20 so any side can win. Its all about the day.

Posted by Dhonist on (April 2, 2014, 8:16 GMT)

Well done WI and well done SAMMY specially. Hope to see WI vs IND final.

Posted by anver777 on (April 2, 2014, 8:05 GMT)

What a way to get out of WT20 for under performed Pak !!!!

Posted by CricketFever11 on (April 2, 2014, 8:00 GMT)

It is a forum to talk about the match between WI and PAK. But the discussion is about Sri Lanka. Clearly shows how mighty lions are. We are 20 million community. Together we can do wonders.

Posted by mzm149 on (April 2, 2014, 7:57 GMT)

Our Pakistani Imran Tahir will beat the daylights out of Indian batsmen. Come on Amla, Steyn and AB. Whole Pakistani nation is with you.

Posted by CricketFever11 on (April 2, 2014, 7:57 GMT)

@Yousufahmed1: Dear Friend. Just wait 1 day to see Sri Lanka in the finals. Just wait 2 days to see India in the airport. Be patient.

Posted by matchfixerpkn on (April 2, 2014, 7:54 GMT)

let s pray taht s africa defeat india...bcso if srilanka defeats w indies and reaches final...how on earth srilankan fans willl bear the humiliation again in hand of indian..

Posted by ksquared on (April 2, 2014, 7:42 GMT)

All these IND fans can bash SL all they want but at the end of the day only the team that performs well tomorrow will go through and stats should be thrown out the window it was the same story with NZ. As good as WI been they still have an unpredictable batting order and at 80 odd for 5 any other day they might have been bowled out under a 100 besides I haven't seen them chase against a good spin attack. As far as SAF are concerned write them off at your own peril Faff and his boys have been through the grinder coming through few tough situations to get to the Semis beating them would be no cake walk. Unlike you IND fans I expect team IND will be giving them their due respect.

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 2, 2014, 7:34 GMT)

Plz SL dont come to final...im boring the process of SL coming to final and get defeated by India again and again....it become routine in past 4 years, we have seen it in many events including 2011 WC final, CT 2013 semis, WI tri series final etc etc...so we want at least this time some change...we have given a good send off to murali, this time dont make it to happen for your legends (triple gems)...WI will give good fight to India in finals

Posted by Assertive-Indian on (April 2, 2014, 7:29 GMT)

Club level batting of Pakistan can take you only this far... and inferior bowling can only leak runs... why put such a burden of expectations on a fundamentally flawed team? Why not play your neighbor Afghanistan instead?

Posted by muzika_tchaikovskogo on (April 2, 2014, 7:24 GMT)

@electric_loco_WAP4: I wouldn't be so sanguine about Australia's chances against Pakistan later this year. Pakistan are quite a formidable side in the UAE and Australia are quite suspect on slower wickets.

Posted by PakSelectorsRbad on (April 2, 2014, 7:15 GMT)

Pakistan needs to fix their basic approach in selecting a team. They lost WT20 and did not even gain anything for the future. Shoaib, Kamran, Sohail was a waste of Pakistans public time. Hafeez is a good batsman but not a good captain. STOP FAVORATISIM... Select based on meritocracy.. Do your arithmetic right PCB...

Posted by Gud_Crkt on (April 2, 2014, 7:09 GMT)

Poor Strategy let down pakistan. All the best for your upcoming matches. Love from India

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 7:08 GMT)

@Yousufahmed1.. Really impressed with your talking, and i suggest you to keep bashing your most feared opponent (it is there to clearly seen with your own attitude) and buddy nobody really cares. and the reason i keep asking to bashing your feared opponent, actually it gives us joy.. lol and like to see how you gonna eat your own words lol.. BTW what is the India's record in recent tour to Eng, Aus, Nz and SA? lol so have guys win a single ODI at lest?? lol

Posted by mzm149 on (April 2, 2014, 7:07 GMT)

@Assertive-Indian: You should also start preparing for the excuses because you will be needing plenty soon.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 6:58 GMT)

@Cricketfever11- India is not afraid of srilanka dude.. India has beaten srilanka in major finals many times..It's just that we don't want it to be a boring final..India beating SL again..same old, same old.. I am sure from deep within you're praying that SA must beat India so that you shouldn't meet India in the finals cz ur record against India in major finals is abysmal to say the least.. We gave murli a sent off in wc 2011 final, now It's Sanga, Mahela and Dilshan's time to receive a sent off from us(If SL qualifies for finals).. You worry abt WI for the moment cz WI is looking extremely dangerous side.. We would be happy to meet WI in the final cz they are the defending champs and it won't be boring.. India like challenges not meek surrenders and WI can provide a challenge not SL...

Posted by Yousufahmed1 on (April 2, 2014, 6:56 GMT)

@ electric_loco_WAP4 "Rememer how easily Aus thsashed the best sub cont. side by far SL at their home" HAHA. That is the funniest comment ever. On what basis is the SL team best SC team. They are yet to win a single test series outside SL since 200, They are yet to win a single ICC tournament outside ASIA. And yet to win a single T20 WC(were even thrashed at home by WI), Yet to win a test match in all SC countries. LOL. SL is a best team in SL only. LOL.

Posted by Rough_Fan on (April 2, 2014, 6:52 GMT)

CricketFever11: WoW.. Again you want your team to meet India in Final!!! How many times you want to be humiliated by us.. poor chaps...At first get into the final... I can see Gayle strom coming.... be careful...

Posted by Yousufahmed1 on (April 2, 2014, 6:51 GMT)

@ CricketFever11 HAHA. First be in the final yourselves. There is a 20% cance that u will beat this WI team. And what are you boasting about that you need INDIA in the finals. When have u won a final against Ind or any other team. WI thrashed u in your home in last WC. LOL.

Posted by zaam_mohamed on (April 2, 2014, 6:43 GMT)

SA vs SL final for sure coz those two teams will able to beat IND and WI easily

Posted by german1 on (April 2, 2014, 6:43 GMT)

Ramdin. You beauty. One of the best keeper in world cricket.

Posted by Mushi029 on (April 2, 2014, 6:43 GMT)

Who said #Pakistan team is unpredictable ?? We are predictable with our bat, Not even a single guy in #Pakistan team scores 60+ runs in all 4 matches of Group stages although umar akmal and Ahmed Shehzad had a heroic knock but except that knock they also haven't scored any runs.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 6:39 GMT)

It would have been a different story if pak preserved wickets and go for run rate of 6 or 7 until first ten overs and at least they can provide a good fight.windies kept their nerves and thats the way to keep pressure away that reflected in their result.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 6:35 GMT)

@mzm149- It's not abt the pitch cz it has always been like that in subcontinent..turning and slow pitches.. The batting skills of Pakistani batting line up is mediocre..No thought process in batting.. Batting is not easy.. As an asian team one should expect from pakistan to bat well in asia atleast but alas it didn't happened yesterday.. So be a sportsman and chin up and appreciate WI for their splendid performance.. Don't be like other non-subcontinental fans who crib abt pitches and conditions..Dew is a natural phenomenon, It's not in anyones' hand to control dew.. Be realistic..

Posted by CricketFever11 on (April 2, 2014, 6:33 GMT)

As Lankans expected we will meet Windies in the Semies. We have a revenge to be taken. Dear India, Please try to beat South Africa and come to the finals. We need you in the finals. @ golgoal: Who care your support. Seems like you are afraid of us. India we need you in the finals.

Posted by parikshit_Ops on (April 2, 2014, 6:32 GMT)

Guess its time to give some neutral feedback to PAK Team. You had an average tournament, alright. You could have and maybe should have done better considering it was SC, but it happens sometimes. Pakistan Fans would surely miss their 90s and early 2000 batsmen Yousuf, Inzamam , Saeed Anwar. They were right up there and there were others who were not consistent mtch winners but used to support these 3 but those kept changing every few years. Pakistan is in search of the batsmen to replace the above lot. They have found one, Ahmed Shahzad. He has the hunger for runs, technique, Skills to do the job. Umar Akmal is another one. He is more aggressive and not so stylish as Shahzad but more disruptive. The really important task is to support them, get experts to help them if and when needed because one fast 60-70, 1-2 hundred may get their fans roaring but in long run particularly in pressure times wouldn't help. They need to be more consistent and in turn more dependable

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 6:27 GMT)

What windies done better than any other team is their player are really passionate but i doubt their skills in batting . But allround they become good team

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 6:22 GMT)

Great all round playing by West Indies to beat Pakistan. bowlers like Samuel Bedree..Santokie. fine keeping by Denesh

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 6:21 GMT)

Never thought Pakistan will lose the match leave aside losing so badly. They started so well which has been key to their success... So now it is two Asian teams in the SF.. Hopefully one of them will go on to win the title

Posted by Assertive-Indian on (April 2, 2014, 6:18 GMT)

Excuses, excuses, and more excuses... pitch condition, due, location, time of the year....

Posted by Sports4Youth on (April 2, 2014, 6:18 GMT)

Posted by Asif Kidwai on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

Completely agreed that UMAR GUL is now a spent force. Same is true about KAMRAN AKMAL, SHOEB MALIK, SOHAIL TANVIR, WAHAB RIAZ, MOHAMMED SAMI, IMRAN FARHAT ETC. But most shockingly these guys just keep comming back. What is the point in wasting guys like like JUNAID, BHATTI, ANWAR ALI on the bench?

Posted by Assertive-Indian on (April 2, 2014, 6:13 GMT)

I don't understand why Pakistani fans are surprised by this? This result was pretty much a foregone conclusion....

Posted by Assertive-Indian on (April 2, 2014, 6:12 GMT)

Supporters of such a weak team now making excuses, like match condition and pitches...

Posted by vipinchirackal on (April 2, 2014, 6:09 GMT)

a real pathetic performance from pakistan without even a trace of professionalism.this is where asian teams except india falter .they dont have the confidence to play in bigger stages.sreelanka will be happier than indians in this loss because pakistan could have thrashed them in th semis.

Posted by SL_Fan_1985 on (April 2, 2014, 6:01 GMT)

Come on indian fans....Lets pray for IND vs SL final.... Why should we sent WT20 cup to far away SA or WI........ I hope SL will be in final after tough win against WI and IND will beat SA easily....

Posted by mzm149 on (April 2, 2014, 5:55 GMT)

Bangladesh has prepared such pathetic pitches where the outcome of toss determines the result. If there is dew team batting second wins and if there isn't any, the pitch becomes unplayable for team batting second. Theses are worst conditions for an ICC event to take place. Please don't organize any more tournaments in Bangladesh.

Posted by golgoal on (April 2, 2014, 5:46 GMT)

Windies gonna beat the daylight out of Sri Lanka. Come on Calpyso kings. The whole of India is supporting you.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 5:38 GMT)

Well played West Indies, Sammy and Dwanye really pulled the match around after some great bowling by Pak, sadly Pak could not handle the pressure. Umer Gul though very tough mentally and experienced just is not as good as he used to be Pakistan could have advanced to semis with better team selection, Hafeez a great player but very selfish, why did he not bowl his full quota of overs why does he never do that when he knows he can save runs ??? Hafeez does not have the ability to use his players to the best potential, this is a coaching and captaincy problem, we have the bench strength to be the best team in limited overs cricket. On another note tough I have always admired the Windies I was disappointed by the way they treated the Pakistani batsmen toward he end of the innings when they came to the crease, it was apparent they were gloating and taunting which is a sign of arrogance and poor sportsmanship, but I guess this would be normal in a team that is not use to winning.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 5:31 GMT)

It was an utter failure to the pak batting as expected. suddenly westindies became unbeatable team. Its gonna be a tough match btw srilanka in semis. common windies great going . Regards from an indian fan

Posted by avani on (April 2, 2014, 5:29 GMT)

Pak did not get panicked at the time of their batting, rather the panicking started much before when WI started hammering in last 3 overs of their batting. Especially after the over from Ajmal with 24 runs bleeded, Pak could not find which way to go. The target of 166 came like a shocker for them. They never imagined it even in their dreams and until 17th over. I felt really pity looking at Ajmal sitting in bench after the WI innings! Difference between WI innings and Pak innings is that WI though were slow till 17th over, they kept cool, preserved few wickets and the best hitters in the side were there till end. But Pak failed to do so. WI targeted the main trump card bowler of Pak, Ajmal. Pak failed to do so for Narine. Pak coach should have had a quick meeting with the players and should have advised them not to panic and go cautiously first 10 to 12 overs without losing much wickets maintaining run rate of 6 - 7 runs an over. This approach would have ensured at least a good fight

Posted by njcyril on (April 2, 2014, 5:28 GMT)

it is poor show pak yesterday they were on top upto 15th over in the first innings.

batting was too bad. when i was watching the match pak is missing one imp guy to study the innings that is misbah. if misbah woukd have there he would have dragged the game to close.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 5:24 GMT)

The present team is playing good cricket, but is not a patch on the Lloyd team, and to compare to them is not correct. Pakistan has always being quite unpredictable, and they banked too much on Ajmal. Any bowler can have an off day. Well it boils down to repeat of 2012 final but this time in the semi-final. Both are playing well, and as i can see Kumar is now due for a good innings and Kusal too though he was undone by bad umpiring in the last game against Kiwis.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 5:22 GMT)

Dear all fans Kindly remember in T 20 3 or 4 bad overs or good overs can change the game. West Indies always great in short format , when 50 overs match introduced in 1970 they mastered it and become champion for two times Yesterday was not PAK day and hard luck to them All the best to all semi finalists and better team lift the cup

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (April 2, 2014, 5:10 GMT)

well played WI. Hope you will thrash SL too. Nice to see the both the 'adjustment teams' from the last WC (remember AUS vs Pak game where both of them adjusted to get a semi birth). are out now. Pakistan is automatic favorites for every tournament and they fail with their mediocre batting. They still believe in some 'hit and miss' players!

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 5:08 GMT)

Well done West Indies. Very good sportsmanship by the Pakistani fans commenting here. Although you are disappointed in your team's performance you still are gracious enough to acknowledge the performance of the West Indies team. Although you are generally critical here of the Pakistan team please do not ever write your team off. Pakistan has always been a dangerous team and can beat any team on a given day. Today just was not their day. But they are a good team and always play good cricket. I've always been amazed at how much the South Asians (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) love the game of cricket. Their love for this game can be compared with Brazil's love for football. As a West Indian, I hope West Indies can continue this form through the Finals. For they have an annoying knack for disappointing performances after a great one like this. Sri Lanka is like Pakistan; they can be unbeatable on any given day. May the best team win.

Posted by MuXammil_Champ on (April 2, 2014, 5:08 GMT)

@shanzistan Ithink india lost three

Posted by electric_loco_WAP4 on (April 2, 2014, 4:57 GMT)

@AshokmightyInd- In your dreams mate.Rememer how easily Aus thsashed the best sub cont. side by far SL at their home?Fragile Pak even at their 'home' stand no chance vs Aussies.A w/w by Aus is on cards-no way Pak batting will score enough v no.1 attack.

Posted by wapuser on (April 2, 2014, 4:55 GMT)

Pitches and conditions are going to be dificult for the trams batting 2nd. As it happend in last 4 matches. So throughout the competition one team has edge. earlier it was dew and now all of a sudden batting second scoring runs is almost imposible

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:49 GMT)

We all predicted that Shoib Malik , Kamran Akmal , Sohail Tanvir and Mohamed Talha will fail. but selectors????????

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:48 GMT)

Yes Pakistan had a bad day yesterday where nothing worked for us, but it doesn't reflect that Pakistan is a bad team (as some indiots comparing Pakistan with Afghanistan and Bangladesh and other minnows). Pakistan is former ODI champion, T20 champion, and has won a lot of major tournaments. We lost to South Africa in our backyard because we were having bad days, and the same team thrashed South Africa in their backyard (the only Asian team to do so). Remember, this is the 1st T20 tournament where we couldn't perform up to the mark, we have played 2 finals and 2 semi-finals (better than any other team on the globe). This was not the last tournament of Cricket, InshaALLAH we'll bounce back, harder! Pakistan Zindabad!

Posted by sanjeevmukherjee2006 on (April 2, 2014, 4:47 GMT)

pakistan needs good players in middle like miandad, salim malik, zaheer abbas.. I cannot see a single young player in Pakistan where are they, why kamran and shoaib malik in team, why younis khan such a wonderful player is not there.. babbar is 35 maqsood 32 ajkmal is 35 or so, same with afridi and hafeez..umar has to be consistent..all the best for future brothers

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:47 GMT)

Scared to see cricketers like Badree and Santokie - have played only T20 and practically no first class cricket either 50 overs or 4/5 days. Where are traditional cricketers coming in West Indies? Even Sunil Narine hardly plays other forms of the game. The game is becoming extinct in the Caribbean.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:46 GMT)

How long pakistan rely on only bowling.......... How long pakistan rely on old & expired players.......... How long pakistan selectors to learn to pick suitable players for T20..........

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:44 GMT)

"I think Samuels should have been dropped by now, but his exploits against SL will keep him selected. If anything, I believe he should bat lower, maybe after Russell," Meister Khan.

I could not agree more, MK. Marlon Samuels is not good enough to be on the team. He's is, by far, the weakest link, notwithstanding his past cameos!

Anyone is likely to come good from time to time. Samuels is no exception --- but this is not a criterion for automatic selection.

Surely, there must be a more capable replacement in the West Indies for such a major liability!

Posted by shanzistan on (April 2, 2014, 4:44 GMT)

mostly people said from india that pakistan should be palaying with AFG to prove their ability and efforts.. cricket is a game of luck.. pak have won series against SA, SL, WI, even India in their grounds.. so how to compare pakistan with india or sri lanka in subcontinent.... everyone knows india was winless last 2 tours...

Posted by santhoshg016 on (April 2, 2014, 4:41 GMT)

Congrats WI they played really fantastic cricekt.. once they lost 5 wickets i thought they will get 120 to 130 was the target for pakistan but bravo/sammy made the huge difference.. Pakistan is losing their confidence i think still Afridi is the best captaincy for T20 or odi.. I dont know why pakistan selectors choose Mohammad Hafeez as a captain.. May be he is right to fit as Vice captain for some matches.. And i dont know why Imran Nazir was not selected for T20.. he is kind of player which gets tempo going no matter whats run rate required.. Imran Nazir should inlude in the team.. And if WI vs INdia in final i am sure India will beat WI by a huge margin.. Indian spinners have a experience how to bowl to gayle, samuels, sammy and bravo.. they wont give them a chance to free their arms...

Posted by wapuser on (April 2, 2014, 4:40 GMT)

Well i think it was pitch and the conditions to be blame more then pak bating. As it is going to be very dificult for the teams bating 2nd. Worst pitches for the big games like this. Badluck for both Nz and pak

Posted by pakfanfromnepal on (April 2, 2014, 4:34 GMT)

Congracts WI team for this huge win..deserved this win especially after recovering so well at the end thanks to Bravo and Sammy..Those 2 overs of Gul and Ajmal cost the match for PAK as WI able to Put a very competitive score on the board on the unpredictable chasing side like PAK ..they always worst when chasing and they proved it once again..WI bowling also looks very dangerous with those two spinners..for me PAK team selection is worst to say the least.they played K Akmal and S Malik in all the matches without doing anything good..but ignored Shrajeel Khan who can be dangerous at the top..besides, batting order of S Maqsood is also questionable..i mean he has done well at no.3 when he came in to Int'l scene but without reason he wan pushed down..pathetic to say the least..and bowling lineup also not up-to mark..without M Irfan, bowling is weak and interesting part is that.. J Khan didn't get a single game even though he is better than S Tanvir...so i blame team selection for this

Posted by shsubzwary on (April 2, 2014, 4:33 GMT)

Well Done WI Team and Best of Luck to be Champion of T20 2014 due to your enthusiastic and aggressive approach/self believe. Being a Pakistani its very hard for me to declare that our team is not professional. Win and Lose is a part of game but to be beaten in such a way is absolutely unbearable. Our (Pak) Cricket is led by very experienced experts but in fact they have nothing to do with this blunder team because they are not professional cricketers like INDIA/Sri Lanka. No team can win matches with lack of aggression and lethargic approach. I have just one question regarding our bowling which is that: every team when our supreme bowler Saeed Ajmal bowls well and troubles the batsmen soon after he is to be taken off which is totally negative approach. let him bowl full quota and you will see that he will take 3 to 4 wickets and the game will be in your way. But here we see totally non sense and negative/defensive approach which lay down our team. This team is dissolvable. SHAHZAD H S

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:30 GMT)

I m indian team supporter but the way WI played tday was too good !!!. I doubt if India ws chasing in today match whether we would hv made it !!!...Sure batsmen like Kohli are most responsible than PAK middle order but still !!!!..Also indian bowling cant be said to be better than PAK Bowling attack if u compare bowler to bowler .....

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

I am a Pakistani though this loss hurt me a lot but i am satisfied because for deserving teams made to the semi finals.IND,SA,WI,SL. May the best team lift the cup.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

prediction.. final SA vs WI...winner WI..

Posted by wapuser on (April 2, 2014, 4:26 GMT)

Pakistan needs revamp in its cricket. Few must changes 1: change the chairman of the board bring in a credible person and who have good knowledge of cricket. 2: keep out Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul (who is not a good bowler anymore since 2011) if you compare him with other good fast bowlers. 3: Bring back Misbah ul Haq who has ability to play aggressive and slow when it's needed. 4: Hafeez should be down the order like a bowling all rounder. 5: change this bowling coach who is ruining Pakistan's fast bowling attack. 6: Bring back Waqar younus as a head coach and Aqib Javaid as a bowling coach. 7: One spin bowling coach one batting coach (Mohammed Yousaf.) If we don't bring these changes then there will be no cricket for Pakistan in near future.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 4:24 GMT)

As a pakistan i was supporting Pak, but yesterday is not the day of Pak, welldone WI, good change of game by WI after 16th over, sammy & bravo once again prove that they are the best, bravo needs to be promoted little more, thier spinners (narine & badree) are doing a great job together with santokie,

Pakistan need to improve thier batting, no space for shoaib exactly, get some body new in the middle order, as per yesterday batting performance of Pak i can say after lossing first two wickets but Pak suddenly forget to rotate the strike, which make the difference for them,

Best of Luck for Pakistan for future tours & best of Luck to all Semi Finalist teams as well.

Posted by Rajesh.Kumar on (April 2, 2014, 4:22 GMT)

Fans should not have high expectations of a weak team like Pakistan...

Posted by siddhartha87 on (April 2, 2014, 4:12 GMT)

so will we see Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal again on 2016 t20 wc :D

Posted by OttawaRocks on (April 2, 2014, 4:12 GMT)

Well the semis are set. Personally, I'll be rooting for any one of India, WI or SL.

Posted by Rajesh.Kumar on (April 2, 2014, 4:12 GMT)

Good result, truly satisfying. I have to ask Pakistanis this: when you can't bat, you can't bowl, and you can't field, then why do you want to play cricket?

Posted by AkDoN on (April 2, 2014, 4:11 GMT)

I can see from the comments that SL is now under pressure..last time Wi beat them at backyard so this time also very much possible..but i would have loved to see IND crushing Malinga and co. in finals but dreams dont come true always ...

Posted by siddhartha87 on (April 2, 2014, 4:08 GMT)

this is absolute rubbish. What kind of pitch curators are preparing??? t20 pitches should be hard and should have even bounce. t20 has become boring thanks to this stupid pitches

Posted by archibalbinbusassolin on (April 2, 2014, 4:06 GMT)

WI is worthy of this win, the way they played. SL will not be an easy match, WI will have to bring their A game. I wish them GOOD LUCK and hope to see so heavy duty cricket in all the up coming 50 overs matches.

Posted by BARFI on (April 2, 2014, 3:55 GMT)

Did not PAK fan says they are so good that there will be PAK INDIA final...day dreamers...your team as good as AFG

Posted by SL-USA-Lions on (April 2, 2014, 3:21 GMT)

@ Everyone:

Congrats to WI for winning this essential quarter final game of the tournament...

Wish PAK team all the very best in the future...

But noting FELT BETTER than sending the AUS: "ON THEIR BIKES!!!"

Posted by SL_rockz on (April 2, 2014, 3:19 GMT)

Congrats Pakistan for coming this far and many congrats for WI for securing a place in all important semis. Last time we lost in the finales against you. But this time same thing will not happen...Watch out !!!!

Posted by Roysingh1972 on (April 2, 2014, 3:10 GMT)

The final will be WI-India, it will be a hard final but Windies will take it again. what you all think?

Posted by three_tamil on (April 2, 2014, 3:08 GMT)

Last 5 overs-more than 80 runs given by PAK...this is what very best bowling unit in the world? PAK are over hyped/over rated team, that too they were succumbed against SPIN of sunil and badree. First time in WT20 not making Semi finals. Better say bye bye to Afridis and akmals....and Shoib malik, they did nothing or did once in a blue moon.

Posted by Albert_cambell on (April 2, 2014, 2:57 GMT)

AB was reverse sweeping like sweeping a spinner to chris Jordan at 140+ pace. I wonder what he will do to these medium pace trundlers like Bhuvi and Shami Ahmed. Expecting another 25 ball 70 from AB or an even better knock from him.

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (April 2, 2014, 2:56 GMT)

Pakistan needs to have a series against Afghanistan to prove that they are the number 3 side in Asia. As I see it today, 1. India 2. SL 3/4. Pak/Afghanistan 5. Nepal 6. Hong Kong 7. Papua New Guinea 8. BD.

Posted by MiddleStump on (April 2, 2014, 2:55 GMT)

I never thought I would say this. But the last few matches have been so boooring! The Ind-Aus match ended by the 10th over of the second inning, the SL-NZ match ended by the 7th over, and this WI-Pak match was done by the 6th over of the Pakistan innings. One could see these matches played to more than half empty stadiums during the last five overs. The recent Aus-SA, Ind-NZ, and Ind-SA Test series had far more exciting finishes until the final session of their matches. T20 Cricket is in trouble if it cannot hold an audience for even two hours.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 2:52 GMT)

i think that this a world record for teams batting second. The last three matches where the teams scored more than 100 runs were able to beat the other teams and all of them scored under 100m rubs. Mind you all the teams were strong T20 outfits.

Posted by mondotv on (April 2, 2014, 2:44 GMT)

Sammy is in the kind of form that Bailey was in India at the beginning of the year - unstoppable. No matter how outrageous the shot the ball is coming out of the middle of that bat with plenty of velocity. West indies need to get Bravo up the order to keep winning though. Which I hope they do.

Posted by wapuser on (April 2, 2014, 2:42 GMT)

i wonder if people commenting here or on the field actually remember that this is t20. if a bad day can defeat you in a ODI,then a bad over or a couple can do you in a t20. there is no need to read too much into a t20 game.,esp to such exhaustive levels! That india is so consistent is an exception,not the norm. one bad spell and they can be out too. ask dhoni on hw many times csk was the best ipl team only to lose out on one bad spell and u get the answer.

Posted by fahim-akhter on (April 2, 2014, 2:37 GMT)

Akmals & Malik both did a great job, well done Pakistan!

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 2:34 GMT)

West Indies have made me so proud of their performances in this tournament. I am loving Sammy and Bravo. The bowling has gotten things right. What an awesome team. West Indies all the way. This team believes in their potential.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 2:34 GMT)

Both Pak & WI are inconsistent teams and unpredictable teams. Sorry for missing Pak. SL fan.

Posted by IndianInnerEdge on (April 2, 2014, 2:32 GMT)

Well played WI, the team that showed more hunger, passion and seized the moments won. Lets leave it at that and move on. Disappointing reading some of the comments made by pak fans that indian posters are out to rub their noses in the dirt...please guys - get a life....we majority of indian posters want to see exciting cricket and donot rejoice at others misfortune, the same posters would be posting on a SAF-Aus blog does not mean they are out to rub salt in someone's wounds, this is an open forum and i request PAK fans to take their defeat in the right spirit and if not, at least believe that no indian derives any pleasure by posting an entry that ridicules pak...i doubt this post will be published by cricinfo, if it does, peace to all and lets enjoy and savour the one game we share....:)

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 2:30 GMT)

I was hoping for a WI win bcz I just love their brand of cricket, They all have happy faces even if they lose or doesn't perform well and play with the spirit of the game intact just like India.. Fun loving, happy, Friendly and tension free cricketers you can even see on a cricket field..

Posted by amila_buwa on (April 2, 2014, 2:28 GMT)

@Vkias: "SA have never crossed semi final stage in any of the ICC events" . It sounds like SA won the ICC Champions Trophy in 1998 without facing a semi final then. Check your facts before posting mate. Any how, I guess they will cross the semi final stage this time also.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 2:19 GMT)

In the 15th over of WI, in the ball to ball commentary, I posted:

Jose : "Has West Indies exhausted all their energy in beating Faulkner & Co the other day? Hardly anything more left in the tank? "

I was so happy to eat my words in the next 5 overs :) Have they proved me wrong? And, how !

Posted by Arun_Mathew on (April 2, 2014, 2:07 GMT)

Pakistan not deserve a place in the semis. Playing major non performers like Shoaib malik, making Junaid khan sit out all shows how inconsistent their decisions have been. Even their entry to Asia Cup final was mainly due to Shahid Afridi show against India and Bangladesh. It shows that they have not moved beyond Afridi. Their batting looks so brittle and except flashes of brillance from players like Shehzad and Umar Akmal, batting is also a major disappointment, looks like Pakistan cricket is gonna struggle for a long time to come.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 2:03 GMT)

@Albert cambell..:- world know that which team is easy semi finalest look at u r history then comment .. tell me which knockout match in icc event you won.. you win agsinst ned very toughly and dream win against ind.. ha hs ha

Posted by jimbond on (April 2, 2014, 2:00 GMT)

WI are a bit scary now, considering that Pollard is not there, and their two best strikers of the ball (Smith and Russel) are not in peak form. As far as Pak is concerned, Afridi and Hafeez contribute at least with the ball, but inclusion of Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik is problematic. India is not the only team in world cricket and it makes sense to include players who can perform against other sides as well (Not that Kamran Akmal or Mali have performed well against India in recent times).

Posted by getsetgopk on (April 2, 2014, 1:48 GMT)

If I have to take one player in particular it will be Hafeez. His scores in the 4 games and the ball consumed are: 15 from 22 balls, 13 from 10, 8 from 12 and 19 from 32. These scores are not even run a ball. The guy consumes 20 odd balls and then goes back to the dug out expecting hopelessly that guys like Afridi and Akmal will clear the mess he left in the middle. If these stats tell us anything its that Hafeez does not warrant a place in the side let alone captaining it. Another important reason for the loss is again the captaincy. The team is low on confidence like the country and our society in general. We needed a captain that is fearless in the true sense of the word, someone immune to pressure, someone like AFRIDI. I long believed that removing Afridi from limited overs captaincy was a mistake that will cost Pak in big events and we are seeing exactly that.

Posted by smukhles on (April 2, 2014, 1:45 GMT)

Trust me, throughout the entire game it looked like Bangladesh was playing against West Indies, GOOD JOB MAROON CAPS!

Posted by lovepork on (April 2, 2014, 1:43 GMT)

Congrats Pakistan, you performed better than Bangladesh and Afghanistan, LOL

Posted by finix........... on (April 2, 2014, 1:41 GMT)

pakistan lost the match becoz of over hype for this contest.this pakistan team always crumble when there is over hype for any ICC matches.be it india or some other team.

gone are the days where 2 decade back pak team had killer instinct.not anymore. pakistan fans would be disappointed the way pak crashed out of this T/20 WC.with this performance I certainly guarantee Pak will not play well in 2015 WC.if they cannot bat on spinning wickets,how can one expect them to bat on bouncy wickets..no chance..also as usual,their bowling is over hype...they don't correct their mistakes..nowadays INCONSISTENT is the most suited word for pak team...slowly i m not sure,pak team might transform into SL team of 1980's.

Posted by lovepork on (April 2, 2014, 1:37 GMT)

Congrats West Indies from an Indian fan. Narin, Sammy was amazing, I predict a India West Indies final. Well done guys but will bet you in the final

Posted by CurrentPresident on (April 2, 2014, 1:17 GMT)

If South Africans can come play for England, why can't West Indians come play for the Indian team? Badree Naraine?

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 1:14 GMT)

I have said it before Sammy is a T 20 player grown to be one of the best fighter in this format. Keep him there and the majority of player on this team.

Find a captain for tests and for the 50 overs format. Now WI need to select a separate Test team.

Here is my take on the T 20 world cup so far.

Pakistan erred by having Afridi batting so late.

Stein will sting India

Gayle will have to beat Herath out of his line and length to move into the finals

My prediction: WI and SA in the finals.

WI openers will have to fire against SA if they are to bring it home.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 1:04 GMT)

I always find the Pakistani fans very supportive of us in the West Indies. It's unfortunate they played and lost to us, but they need to work on their mental toughness.

As for our boys, Gayle and Smith need to play more fearlessly, but not injudiciously. I think Samuels should have been dropped by now, but his exploits against SL will keep him selected. If anything, I believe he should bat lower, maybe after Russell.

Good luck, Windies. You have made us all immensely proud.

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 0:53 GMT)

George Bailey's foolishness in inserting such a terrible bunch of chasers still confuses me. And that too when his team itself has unenviable record at chasing down good totals!

Posted by hvijay.1985 on (April 2, 2014, 0:46 GMT)

Oh lord, I pray you do not give us yet another Ind vs SL match.

Posted by Fijicricket on (April 2, 2014, 0:19 GMT)

@Pakistans Albert_cambell on (April 1, 2014, 17:39 GMT)- Your Pakistan teams status should be reviewed! That fluke win against Aust and lucky win against BD should not have any bearing in the review if ICC wants to develop cricket in the B division. Pak must now play Scotland,Ireland and Netherlands to retain their position in the top 8

Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 0:01 GMT)

It's pretty simple, you win if you play well, and you lose BADLY if you play so bad. And this starts at team selection. Add things stand w we list before the first ball was bowled!

Posted by nmaniar on (April 1, 2014, 23:59 GMT)

Everybody who is saying SAfrica gonna beat India, will have to be careful. The reason is Indian team hasn't lost a game and one of the big reason is not because of the powerful batting but instead average bowling attack that everybody points out. It is the in form bowling attack that is creating the victories. India hasn't allowed any team in this tournament to even cross 140. Having said this, just like all teams fear Kohli .. Indians fear one batsman and that is AB Devilliers. One person that can break the SAfrica semifinal jinx is AB develliers.

Posted by Navraj1967 on (April 1, 2014, 23:45 GMT)

Good Luck West Indians for huge win!!!! It might scared all the opponents in coming matches.

Posted by ground-boy on (April 1, 2014, 23:28 GMT)

Well done WI. PAK inconsistent and panicked. WI seems a balanced team with in- form hard hitters consistently performing well. Warning signals to SL's top order batsmen and bowlers. If Gale storms, going to be much harder. Toss is crucial and SL will have to change tactics getting No. 1-10 maintain over 150% strike rate, disciplined bowling and Jonty type fielding. They can do it.

Posted by MinusZero on (April 1, 2014, 23:28 GMT)

This is just what Pakistan are. Either great or hopeless. I hadn't yet ruled Australia out before Pakistan played Bangladesh, because you never know with Pakistan. Its a shame that they dont have a Wasim and Waqar still...they need players like them

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 23:18 GMT)

This performance was clinical, awesome performance.

Posted by Adoh on (April 1, 2014, 23:18 GMT)

The hilaious thing about T20 is the luck element makes the cliche 'what goes around comes around' so much more frequent. I seem to recall many recent comments from Pakistani fans expressing their teams superiority in playing spin. Badree 3 for 10, Narine 3 for 16 tells a different story, and since arrogance is defined as 'an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities', this does suggest that these Pakistani fans are precisely what they accused others of being. It's only a matter of time before the Showponies of the Caribbean meet the same fate.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 23:13 GMT)

Well played WI truly deserved to win after such a combined committed performance for their country, Pakistan could have been in a better situation if Pakistan selectors and captain had honestly thought about their country rather than personal likeness and friendship, many poor performers like Kamran, shoaib, Gul have been consistently not performing are still in the team. Please be sincere with the country

Posted by Nik84 on (April 1, 2014, 22:55 GMT)

wow what a boring tournament we are having. people who say that t 20 is entertaining have a look this tournament. England 80 , Netherland 39, NZ 60, PAK 82 Aus 88 or something. are these scores or petrol prices in india? i think same kinda thing will happen in 50 over world cup too more boring and pretty much one sided games with minnows playing once in 4 years and that also on pitches like Perth, SCG MCG, Auckland geez ICC knows how to make fun of associates. first they cry that we r not included in World cups and then they get humiliated. i dont get it why ICC dont let them play all round the year like Ireland tour,Netherland,UAE & all so they get practice 3 odis will do for them. thats not fair calling them straight away in World cups and then taking their odi status away. so not fair. its like kids are not allowed to attend classes but straight away asked them to give exams without any tuition and then failing them. ICC is killing cricket,ppl wil lose interest from these countries

Posted by Siva_Bala75 on (April 1, 2014, 22:51 GMT)

Sad to see Pak losing this badly. They simply don't have the right balance. Kamran Akmal and Shoiab Malik won't even make it to my 30 probables- what are they doing in the XI?

Posted by J6LAND on (April 1, 2014, 22:41 GMT)

West Indies went on a rampage. ONE LOVE Rally Round The West Indies Creighton.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 22:33 GMT)

Quick answer ... Who got the lowest score in world T20...

Bangladesh? Pakistan ? Australia? England ?

Posted by Click_Click_Cricket on (April 1, 2014, 22:30 GMT)

All the fans who were BRAGGING that PAK has the best bowling in T20, where are the bowlers? Gayle was out cheaply, yet WI scored a massive total.

Posted by spellbinder76 on (April 1, 2014, 22:21 GMT)

Younus Khan should be made captain till teh ODI World Cup. The selector shoud be given charge sheet for such poor selection. T-20 apecialist Abdul Razzak, Fwad Alam and Hammad Azam were not considered and tried and failed players like Shaib malik and Kamran Akmal are seected for suchan mpat event.

Posted by heathrf1974 on (April 1, 2014, 22:12 GMT)

Amazing result. The Windies are getting their T20 mojo back.

Posted by Snambidi on (April 1, 2014, 22:00 GMT)

The game of cricket has it's own glorious way of functioning. Initially when Pakistan took wickets after wickets of WI including the wicket of Gannam Gayle,no one had any doubt about an easy win by Pakistan. But the last 4 overs of the WI made a big difference to the prospects of West Indies. In these death overs,Sammy& Bravo made merry which ultimately had the effect of hitting the last few nails in the coffin of the Pakistan batting followed. The very first 2 overs were turned into disaster for the mighty Pakistan. With the fall of Umar Akmal also early spelled the ruin of Pakistan. There was no escape for Pakistan later on. One might have felt the absence of Misbah-ul-Haq who always came to the rescue of Pakistan in crucial situations. His absence clearly felt here. Syed Ajmal the one Bowler used to deliver in this kind of matches also failed miserably.he contributed 41 precious runs for WI in his quota of 4 overs without a wicket. He had said highly about his spin.But all in vain

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 21:47 GMT)

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Dwayne Bravo!.I haven't seen good wicket keeping like this in a long time!...Good work as a TEAM!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 21:47 GMT)

I just think it was cute that over 35,000 people voted Pakistan to win the cup on cricinfo poll. The only thing I would have wished differently is that afridi was the captain because of the speech at the end of the game. I remember WC2011 speech when he apologized to Pakistan for losing the game...my friends and I still laugh over it. Fans don't take it to a level where a captain literally has to apologize about it on live cam mode. Anyhow, I think they did great to hammer down Australia and put aside a big threat. Other than that, no surprises with WI (T20 is all they are good at nowdays as it seems). Nevertheless, 2 huge games coming up...and the mother of all games this year is on sunday. looking forward to it

Posted by Mohammad-Ali on (April 1, 2014, 21:43 GMT)

Worst team selection has cost Pakistan this match. There does not seem to have any place for Shoib Malik. He forgot his Batting and a strike rate of 105+ is not really T20 standard. Sohail Tanvir is only a Bowling machine. He averages under 30 in T20, this is not even good average in ODI, and his ODI average is under 36 already. I fail to understand why he was selected even in 15 member squad. They should open with Sharjeel Khan along with Ahmed Shahzad. Kamran Akmal can also play down the order as he has been playing and performing as same as his last few matches, then why put him as opener, when we have one left hander in the team to open and is in form too. Replace Tanvir either with Mohammad Talha or Junaid Khan

Posted by Coolcapricorn on (April 1, 2014, 21:35 GMT)

As an Indian Fan, it is sad that Pakistan lost today & the overwhelming majority of us don't taker any pleasure from it whatsoever as we have great respect for some of your star players like Alfridi and wish them to be back in the IPL fold sooner rather than later as they are badly missed. Hate is for only some silly people and so hope your team rebuilds into a stronger outfit for the ODI 2015 WC. Best wishes Pak fans!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 21:27 GMT)

The cavalier West Indies made a colossal mistake by choosing to bat first. The team chasing has a decided advantage in the short formats, a concept that remains elusive to WI.

This time, though, they were reprieved by the late and timely heroics of Bravo and Sammy, coupled by a surprising catapult by the mercurial Pakistani.

West Indies now have momentum on their side and will, almost certainly, make mince meat out of Sri Lanka on their way toward repeating as world champs.

Posted by JAHID_OMAR on (April 1, 2014, 21:09 GMT)

Ohh my dear Pakistan..!! What have you done??? The Whole Srilanka was supporting you today bt realy sad to see you went down without a fight.. :(

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 21:06 GMT)

Very poor show by Pakistani players. Even failed to play allotted 20 overs. Team needs lot of changes.

Posted by BigINDFan on (April 1, 2014, 21:02 GMT)

Ajmal's over made the difference but Gul probably started the slide literally when he shadowed Afridi :-)

Pak became complacent and overconfident after 15 overs. The funny thing is T20 is a quick paced game that can change in matter of couple of deliveries or 1 over. Sammy and Bravo should bat up the order and Windies can score more runs. Gayle is so pathetic against off spin it is not even funny.

In the end it is unbelievable how Pak folded to Windies. They were nervous in their first game against Ind and now simply folded when Shehzad got out. Bad team selection and useless captaincy.

Posted by Ihsanullah_Khattak on (April 1, 2014, 21:01 GMT)

I have never seen such a pathetic bowling squad. Mind you, I have never relied on batting. Look at the approach of the 4 big rascals (Kamran, Umer, Malik and Hafeez) after dumb ahmed shehzad was out. They already ensured the loss in first ten overs and handed over a lost match to the rest. Wasting Balls and getting out, never trying to maintain score running. Thanks God I didn't waste time watching the crap happening!

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 20:59 GMT)

Still don't understand why Junaid Khan wasn't played. One of best fast bowlers Pakistan has. Sharjeel and Talha weren't even use. What a waste.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:59 GMT)

Being a Pakistani, one has to accept that WESTINDIES completely out played Pakistan after 16 overs of total control but few things to be mentioned here

Caliber of Pakistan bowling is not going down but it is the ineffective coaching and clueless team selection which is causing us hammering. Pakistan is becoming too predictable with their bowling changes. I must say, our spinners came 3rd after WI and India respectively in the tournament. We need to change the bowling coach. The same bowling looked hell lethal under Waqar younis.

Clueless selection. Thr was no point of selecting GUL, JUNAID, TALHA, BHATTI, Tanvir all together. We could have selected one bowling alrounder either bhatti or tanvir and 2 faster bowlers with junaid and gul and have gone for 2 more batsman including one hard hitting awais zia. At the place of shoaib malik, we should have gone for Haris sohail. Hafeez should have kept himself for anchoring role at number 5. Clueless squad selection caused us big time.

Posted by TommytuckerSaffa on (April 1, 2014, 20:57 GMT)

Why is Kamran Akmal still playing international cricket?

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:55 GMT)

Wow!!!82 all out..Well done west indies.After being thrashed by India,this is another hiding for overrated Pakistani team.Next time in this tournament it should be made to qualify by playing associates.Humiliating performance by Pakistan.

Posted by DwightR on (April 1, 2014, 20:51 GMT)

Pak was really missing the bowling of Irfan today in the last 5 overs...but as bad as Pak batting was nothing should be taken away from Bravo & Sammy batting at the death to save the innings and the spin of Badree & Narine making the Pak batsmen look foolish. WI clicked and were the better team on the day and frankly when the WI click there is no more dangerous team in T20 cricket.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:50 GMT)

This calls for change of captaincy. It now or never both in ODIs and T20. Pakistan has suffered too much in the hands of Misbah and Hafeez , both of whom have no leadership qualities, no sense of grooming and developing young players, no sense of planning and worst of all no winning attitude. This same set of players use to play like cornered tigers for Afridi, just few years back. Why suddenly the same set of players have become confused and looks out of thoughts in the ground. Look at Sammy, an average player but an excellent captain for these formats, brings out the best in his team with his aggression and positive attitude. PCB should realise that "STYLE OF CAPTAINCY DOES MATTER IN CRICKET, SPECIALLY THE WAY CRICKET IS PLAYED NOWDAYS".

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:50 GMT)

We lost because of Hafeez captaincy. He dont know anything. I think its time to make AFRIDI Captain in T20 and in ODI's

Posted by BARFI on (April 1, 2014, 20:48 GMT)

@ Hoyle27693: Pakistan is off color and temperamental team means what? It means you have an average team that could lose to Netherlands and Ireland but better than BD, I have to admit that

Posted by Neutral007 on (April 1, 2014, 20:41 GMT)

Bad luck for Pakistan today. There were some postives from the tournament Umar played very well, Shehzad looks like Virat Kohli in the making. The bowling unit is always better than many countries. It's just bad luck and didn't click today. Take it easy Pak fans. Good luch for the future- Indian Fan.

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 20:38 GMT)

My predictions are West will loose in semi final to Sirilanka and South Africa will beat India. Final will be played between Sirilanka and South Africa and then South Africa will beat Sirilanka and take the first time ever World Cup.

Posted by frozeninusa on (April 1, 2014, 20:35 GMT)

Bravo deserved the MOM not just for his batting but for his dance after the catch. It was spontaneous expression of joy.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:33 GMT)

Fantastic win to the Windies, mann they are real fighters...! Further disappointment for Crowe and Cullinan as they predict another match other way around. Isn't it amazing how they get it the other way around all the time. Netherlands vs Eng said easy win to England, Netherland won. SL vs NZ they said no way SL. SL won. Yesterday Pak Vs. WI bid on Pak and the Windies won. So it's not just a hard test to the teams but also to the expert commentators too..... Cricket is amazing isn't it?

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:32 GMT)

I anticipated an India - Pak final. Would have been wonderful. But very well played windies. You reminded the world that you are defending champions. Now i would like to see India - Windies final. Bored of India - SL matches.

Posted by kc69 on (April 1, 2014, 20:32 GMT)

Rather than Blaming this loss to any particular person Pakistani fans need to admit that this is a collective failure of entire Pak team.The plot failed when Pakistan decided to bowl slower bowlers at depth,which on any given day would work but against the power of WI batting this was the wrong option.I agree the first ball was an beauty but rest of the Pakistan Batsmen never seemed to play sensible cricket.As Harsha Bhogle rightly said Pakistan Team always look to explode,trying which most of the times they implode.Expecting an SLvs India final.

Posted by Sautrik on (April 1, 2014, 20:31 GMT)

As an Indian fan, I don't think we should be too happy about this result.... put aside the whole india vs pak hype, i'd much rather face them than Windies in the finals. that said, boy, those last four overs of the windies innings were truly entertaining.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:29 GMT)

West Indies were just a better side today. And Pakistan s bowling was not threatening as it is usually. I want Sahibsada to bat higher up the order and give him maximum number of balls. Today he came when the match was all but lost.

Posted by binu.emiliya on (April 1, 2014, 20:29 GMT)

I noticed one thing , In this tournament Amith Mishra , Aswin, Herath , Tahir and Badree are the most successful spinners not Mendis,Ajmal and Jadeja, except Jadeja Ajmal and mendis are un orthodox , but the first lot aswin-Herath-Amith-Tahir all are flighting the ball and giving hard time to batsmen, remember Badree is better than Narain in this tournment,,Jadeja is bowling with a flatter trajectory so he is not successful if he can rely on flight india have a good set of spinners

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:27 GMT)

I LOve pakistan ! They lost today, But it wasn't their mistake. They got pressurised Because they knw , they need to fullfill the expectations of million of Pak fans back home. But they are being criticised by their own fans. Try to show some respect towrds the team and players guys. Its just an match and the bettr team on that day wins.

And there is no reasons why Indians are so much into critizing Pak. Actually we all are Brothers.(Pak n India) From an Indian supporter

Posted by Auditor2012 on (April 1, 2014, 20:26 GMT)

New Pakistan T20 Team.

1.Afridi (Captain),2 A. Shehzad 3. Sharjeel, 4. Umar Akmal 5. Fawad Alam 6. Anwar Ali 7. Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket keeper) 8. Umar Gul (if fully fit) 9. Zulfiaqar Babar 10. Saeed Ajmal11. Junaid Khan.

New ODI Team.

Afridi (Captain) 2. A. Shehzad 3. Shrajeel 4. Younus Khan 5. Umar Akmal 6. Fawad Alam 7. Sarfraz Ahmed(wicket keeper), 8. Anwer Ali 9. Muhammad Talha 10. Saeed Ajmal 11. Junaid Khan.

Reserves: Shazaib Hassan, Asad Shafiq, Nasir Jamshad, Sohail Tanveer, Zulfaqar Babar, Mouhamma Sami.

Posted by subrops on (April 1, 2014, 20:25 GMT)

The best bowling (pun intended) attack tonked to all parts of the ground. Atleast now there should be no doubts on which is the better bowling unit.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:22 GMT)

Classic example of Typical Pakistan Side in world cups, whenever there is a death match, Pak team will turn his back and will show the worst of it. This match is another reminder of 1999 world cup. Shame on you Pak team.

Posted by mzm149 on (April 1, 2014, 20:21 GMT)

That's the beauty of this hit and giggle format. Teams likes India and West Indies qualify for the semis and Australia and England have gone back.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:15 GMT)

WHY SHOAIB MALIK ,KAMRAN AKMAL AND MOHAMMED HAFEEZ IS IN THE TEAM ? who is behind in team selection polictics

Posted by t20cric on (April 1, 2014, 20:10 GMT)

So far all teams to e eliminated have been humiliated by getting all out for >100: Pak & BD against WI, Aus against Ind, ND & NZ against SL, Eng against ND. But from all these I think Pak suffered the biggest loss in terms of runs. Pakistan should have came to the t20 with a better squad: 1. Ahmed Shehzad, 2. Nasir Jamshed, 3. Umar Akmal, 4. Harris Sohail, 5. Sohaib Maqsood, 6. Mohammad Rizwan, 7. Hammad Azam, 8. Anwar Ali, 9. Shahid Afridi, 10. Saeed Ajmal, 11. Umar Gul, backups: Sami Aslam, Younis Khan, Raza Hassan, Abdul Razzaq, Junaid Khan. With this squad you have a mix between experience & newcomers & no space for guys like Malik, Kamran, Hafeez, Farhan etc. With this squad I think we could have won the world cup & we have 8 bowlers (4 are allrounders) & 8 batsmen (Rizwan being specialist wicket keeper but also a good batsman). The captain for this team would probably be either Afridi or Younis who are both good captains.

Posted by Aasifzahir on (April 1, 2014, 20:08 GMT)

Undoubtedly, It was a very poor performance of Pakistan . The way they have batted once again proved that batting side needs a lot of technical assistance.In fact, there is no consistency in terms of performance of AHMED SHEHZAD, UMAR AKMAL, KAMRAN AKMAL. So far, the bowling was quite good. They have given 30 run extra in slog over , and i think it's quite natural in T20 as Sammy and bravo were in the field. Interestingly, if Pakistan were able to stop them in around 130 that wouldn't make much difference.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:06 GMT)

Well played west indies

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 20:04 GMT)

This is a slap on the face of selection committee, why they have included Malik and Kamran. both of them lost wicket on the very crucial moment, both of them didn't perform in a single match.

Our fans claim we have best bowling in the world, I don't think its more than average.

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 1, 2014, 20:00 GMT)

The reason why Indian fans (including me) are excited by Pak's loss is we got similar treatment after our loss against Pak in Asia cup....no country supported during those matches...i felt very very sad for this....its ok Indian friends...lets move on..we have our semis on friday...lets wish our team....good luck India, just two steps for the 2nd T20 trophy and make the history as a first and only country that won all three ICC trophies simultaneously....

Posted by PakPunch on (April 1, 2014, 19:58 GMT)

I am missing Misbah badly today..... Misbah in place of Hafeez, Junaid in place of Shoaib Malik. And Sharjeel might have played in place of Kamran..... Misbah is the only technically sound batsman in current Pakistani batting line-up. And he is far superior player than the ones in the current lot...... pathetic team selection and hopeless management.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:57 GMT)

Hafeez is a mediocre player and he is in team just because he can bowl too. We need a young energetic and attacking captain.You deserve to lose when you keep bringing back proven failures like kamran and shoaib. Shame on hafeez and selection committee

Posted by gtbadboy57 on (April 1, 2014, 19:49 GMT)

West just lucky by swinging their bats. Pakistan just gave the game to westindies they will not beat srilanka they will be heading home. Posted by a Guyanese who the West Indies board don't like

Posted by t20cric on (April 1, 2014, 19:47 GMT)

That was a really pathetic batting effort by Pakistan. I guess after scoring 190 twice Pakistan didn't want people to think there batting was reliable. I don't know what happened to our bowling in the last 5 overs. When a team is at 84/5 in 15 overs they should probably be finished at a target between 100-130 but not 166, letting WI double their score in the last few overs was where we lost it. Pakistan bowling relies to much on Ajmal & in the rare occasion he doesn't perform we are guaranteed a loss. After this I hope Malik & Kamran will not be seen again in international cricket & not seen again in the top 3 (maybe in the no. 6-7 position). Pakistan need some new young bowlers, quality allrounders, actual wicket keeper & batsmen who can stay calm under pressure. I remember when we beat BD Hafeez said the team was best 11 (containing Kamran, Malik, Tanvir & Hafeez himself) which everyone knows now that this is not the case. Continued..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:47 GMT)

I think Pakistan lost it in umar gul 17th over.. From that point they are never in the match. She had got an unplayable ball. But Pakistan have to go hard to chase 167 that's y they bundled for Jst 82..otherwise they can play for 20 overs and make 130 odd BT of no need. Don't criticise team score board pressure is always there.. B patient every Pakistan supporter

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:47 GMT)

Pakistan was surely better team then West Indies but I think pitch got really slow that's why West Indies chose to bat first.. I was hoping ind-pak in final better luck next time From Indian fan

Posted by Chris.Maverick.McFly on (April 1, 2014, 19:47 GMT)

I wish Boom Boom Afridi come out and speak now about the composition of the perfect team. Feel pity for you big mouth AFRIDI !!!

Go go Windies .... I would like to see the Windies - India duel in the Finals.

Also, I wish Saffers live upto their Chokers tag !!! :p

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 19:45 GMT)

Its all about pressure, pak dont play well in such kind of situation,specially when they are chasing in a big match. Its unpredictable team can do anything or nothing....

Posted by Nawab67 on (April 1, 2014, 19:44 GMT)

we have to wait till next year to see Pak play in Aus? No fun. Pak should play in Aus or NZ .

Posted by KeepingitReal on (April 1, 2014, 19:43 GMT)

Did anyone notice how muted and respectful the WI celebrations were after the Pakistan victory? Some opined that the WI celebrations went over the top after the victory against Australia. It is difficult to be respectful and muted when a member of a team publicly declares that he "doesn't particularly" like you. The amazing thing is that instead of criticizing a so-called professional sportsman for such an unsportsman-like statement, some chose to focus on WI celebrations that really resulted from the inappropriate statement.

Posted by PuneetM on (April 1, 2014, 19:43 GMT)

@Hoyle27693 Well put mate! Though there are a lot of fans flinging dirt at each other, people who love cricket know what it means to win or lose gracefully! No team in the world today is an all conquering or dominant team, hence every team will lose every other day. It's a shame when fans from a country including from India, just come to these forums to talk filth. I do have to point out though that I can recognize a lot of names here who pretend to be Indians but just fill in these forums with anti Pak, or SL comments just to have fun. Not sure why they can't do anything better with their time or maybe this is the high point in their sorry lives!

Posted by rehmans77 on (April 1, 2014, 19:36 GMT)

Well Done WI..... At last WI is reviving its late 80s and early 90s form back. Sammy and Bravo crushed Pakistan bowling side. Two early Pakistani wickets thew the middle order into Panic. But remember WI, you need to concentrate more on fielding in order to win the Semi Final. A very Good Luck to WI and I am wishing to see them lift T20 title.

Posted by Blackholesun on (April 1, 2014, 19:33 GMT)

Awesome display of power hitting by the West Indian and backing it up with disciplined balling, they were simply unstoppable today, Well done WI !

As for the Pakistan, well bad luck, it was one of those days when nothing seems to work. Better luck for the next time.

WI will have a tough match with SL. Their spinners are very good. Traditionally WI had almost always difficulty in playing spin.

Let's see what unfold on the D day, expecting a good match.

Posted by toucheandsuch on (April 1, 2014, 19:32 GMT)

No one has mentioned this but to me it looked like Saqlain made the difference. The WI batsmen were able to read Ajmal well. Hafeez had kept Ajmal back hoping to run through the lower order but Bravo & Sammy played him brilliantly. On the order hand it was shocking to see that the Pak batsmen did not pick Badree and Narine. I mean these guys must be playing Ajmal in the nets and that should be good enough practice! One of the top 4 should have batted through one end as the pitch was not wicked. It's time Pak got rid of Kamran Akmal (even India managed to get rid of Ishant Sharma). I agree with Martin Crowe that WI look unstoppable now. I have never seen Gayle so animated in the field and they can all thank James Faulkner for needling them!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

Who is Faulkner??? where is he??? the WI team seems to be building momentum and peaking at the right time.... come on guys let us not underestimate the SL side and book our place in the finals. Faulkner??? huh?

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

Though am a indian as a sports lover it hurts to see Pakistan team play the way they did...people like shoiab mallik don't deserve to be in the team...sadthey dint qualify to the semis...well played Sammy and co...but India Pakistan finals anyday would have been great !!!!

Posted by 11MP on (April 1, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

My Pak friends I see that you guys are disappointed but positive is Umar Akmal and Shehzad are doing good. Please do not compare these promising guys to Viv. Richards and Next Kohli. Main problem with PAK cricket is everyone is looking for themselves including captain, coaches and your beloved Afridi. I do not see anyone plays as a TEAM for Pakistan. Everyone is busy on milking popularity on Pakistani TV and hungry for footage. I am sorry but something has to change in Pakistan cricket. Good luck for next time and enjoy!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:24 GMT)

In true spirit of tit for tat, as an Indian, one has to admit that Pakistan's loss is next only to as satisfying as India's win. However, on a serious note, players like Umar, Amjad , Afridi and now Shahzad are too good to be kept out if IPL. With apolitical man like Sunil Gavaskar at top, India must bring top talent from Pakistan into IPL. Wonder if WI's win had something to do with their IPL experience.

Posted by anvesh4444 on (April 1, 2014, 19:14 GMT)

Congrats WI and sorry for Pakistan, i think both the teams deserve to be in semi finals. bad luck Pakistan for being in the group of death

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:13 GMT)

Great game for WI. It would be interesting to see what happens in the semi finals since WI beat Sri Lanka a couple of times now. This is where WI always get complacent. I hope they plan their strategy and execute well. GO WI!

Posted by rezauk on (April 1, 2014, 19:13 GMT)

Aa a true cricketing fan and Pakistani Suporter I think I speak on behalf of many when I congratulate WI on an excellent win. I think there are many out there who let their emotions run riot and feel the need to show disrespect for other countries. There have been several teams who have been at the top of their game for extensive periods but in reality have been replaced over time.My point being that in 10yrs time these resuts will be another stat. Lets appreciate good cricket for what it is. On a final note woudnt it be interesting to see Pakistan being run by a highly talented Organisation forcing all the squad to be picked purely on ability and form. I think the world of cricket would appreciate a more organised and ruthless Pakistan. :)

Posted by TinuTapori on (April 1, 2014, 19:12 GMT)

I'd like to know where those fans are that claimed Afridi is "back" after he hit a 50 recently against Bangladesh. Do you still think he is "back" after this tournament? An individual performance, that too against Bangladesh, cannot define someone's form!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:10 GMT)

@digitux: You r wrong abt india losing at the business end of icc tournaments, atleast under the capaincy of dhoni. under him, they either lost in the league matches or went all the way to win the cup. consider t20 wc..after 2007, they couldnt cross the league matches till now. consider other icc events, wc 2011- winners, champions trophy 2013- winners..i hope they win this time too as they have a very good team..

Posted by fohsiess on (April 1, 2014, 19:05 GMT)

Literally an awful performance by pakistan today, a humiliating one. First of all, to all my fellow pak supporters, don't sweat too much on this game, bcz it's just a matter of few months shoaib malik and kamran akmal will be back in pak side no matter what. Secondly, what's the point in giving chances to young players if you are not going to play them or use them in their right positions in major tournamnents. Thirdly, I'm just waiting for that time when pak will take it to their opposition, they never ever counter punch in a pressure match. And finally, well played westindies today, you guys showed a lot of character, goodluck for future.

Posted by Cruzan on (April 1, 2014, 19:00 GMT)

We PAKISTANIS say, it was bad selection and bring some foolish excuses why we lost and always fail to genuinely appreciate the opponents game. We some times do but for political reasons. Rather than that, gone are the days of Zahir Abbas or Immi....we don't have a good cricket team.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 19:00 GMT)

I think that some of the pakistani players should be dropped. I dont see any point in Shoaib Malik playing. haven't seen him play well in ages. its best if pak come up with a transition phase just like imdia did. it will take time but m sure it will make a better team out of them. also I feel that in a format like 20 20 Afridi should bat up the order and he should take sometime at the middle. he's no less than dhoni sammy etc provided he just stays there. he still is a class act and has a couple of years left in him to play. a lot has to do with the temperament of the pak players. they need a few more like misbah.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:58 GMT)

Pakistan did not deserve SF berth. They lost 2 matches with big gap. Against Aus it was Oz who lost than saying Pak won. The only convincing win was against B'desh which is not a big achievement. As always , Pakistan are projected over rated and they prove what their real worth is esp on T20. Pity the pak fans but fact is fact. I feel Pak should be relegated .

Posted by NP_NY on (April 1, 2014, 18:58 GMT)

It's a shame that India and Pak won't meet in the finals again. But it is very hard to root against the West Indies, the second favorite side for every non-WI cricket fan. Well done WI!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:58 GMT)

very disappointed by Pakistan's performance,i wanted an india-pakistan final and i think only west indies can stop india from winning the trophy.matches against South Africa and sri lanka would be a cakewalk for India.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:55 GMT)

@Supa_SAFFA: SL is not number 1 T20 team any more, India got number 1 slot after beating Australia in the league match.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:52 GMT)

I agree and I love both these teams, I am a Windies Fan, but I would support Pakistan before Australia or even New Zealand for that matter.

Congrats to West Indies.

Posted by Narkovian on (April 1, 2014, 18:51 GMT)

Don't you just love Darren Sammy. There are/have been better, more talented cricketers. And he has taken a lot of stick for his apparent lack of talent over the years. But as a 100% trier, team-man, who plays with a smile on his face, has total respect from his team mates, and for pure enjoyment, no-one can touch him. Wonderful stuff. I hope WI win the tournament.

Posted by delboy on (April 1, 2014, 18:50 GMT)

Pakistan's problem was they prepared to play against Chris Gayle rather than the WI TEAM. Chris was out early and they thought game over. The WI are a team of 11; not one. This is T20 all overs matter not just the first 15. When Sammy and Bravo struck, it was clear that Pakistan had no plan B. matters got worst when Shezhad decided to step on the ball from Santokie instead of using his bad. Chris Gayle decided to go walkies and gave his wicket away, little did we know his action was so contagious that even the great Afridi copied this.

Posted by SchoolGirlCricketCaptain on (April 1, 2014, 18:49 GMT)

Oh WOW, WI won... congrats WI and well played Pak. It seems batting second is becoming increasingly difficult on the BD pitches.

Everyone seems to be talking either rubbish (as always) or singularly praising Sammy, Bravo, and Narine for the WI win. No doubt it wouldn't have been possible without the patience (initially) and the hitting prowess (later on) showcased by Bravo and Sammy and Narine in any case is one of the best limited overs bowler in the world as of today. However, for me Samuel Badree was the main contributor to the WI win... he is often overlooked but is a clever bowler and very effective in such conditions.

Sorry in advance to a lot of people, but I enjoyed watching Saeed Ajmal getting clobbered.

Hoping for well-fought semi-finals and better teams (on the day) winning.

Posted by malind on (April 1, 2014, 18:48 GMT)

Honestly believed and I wished WI will win this... Because for SL to claim this cup they should triumph over teams that drowned them before... Though highly unlikely I believe India's fate is the same at the hands of the SA. So if the lions want another crack at the elusive cup they have to go over a raging & inform WI team. I would not have it any other way tooo..

Posted by mshyder on (April 1, 2014, 18:45 GMT)

The ignorant PK selectors said the Kamran, Malik and Gul will bring experience and stability in the team, if that is the reason, recalling Rashid Latif, Saeed Anwar and Wasim Akram would have brought in much more experience and quality in the team. But naturally you wouldnot select them despite all their experience. So the selection of Kamran, Malik and Gul was either due to pressure, contacts / connections or the selectors are simply incompetent and stupid. Have no hope of getting this printed.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:34 GMT)

pakisthan you r a good team.. today bad luck.. WI ur done well.. will see u on thursday indian haters back... when any asian team loss theire match.. indians always enjoy it.. what a bad habit..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:34 GMT)

Replace Tallah to Umar Gul.No doubt it was last match of Kamean Ukmal & Shoaib Malik, Some changing in batting order can improve Pakistans future performance.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:34 GMT)

I liked the way hafeez as a captain, bcoz if the opposition hit a 4 or a 6 he still claps and applaudes, I dono its whether to a batsmen or to his bowlers, he does this thing in every match, wow wat a captain pakistan have it.

Posted by seo7seo on (April 1, 2014, 18:26 GMT)

Although 20 20 is not a standard to check caliber of any team, yet we already knew it was going to happen. How dare play 20 20 match with lazy players like Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik. I think bowling coach is not very effective. We have to wait for M. Amir in bowling department. Bowling is totally dependent on Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul. Almost all batsmen around the globe have understood their bowling and know how to play/hit/slaughter these two. Bilawal, Sohail etc. are not more than club side bowlers.

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 1, 2014, 18:25 GMT)

its not walk in the park..its walk to park of SA....SA have never crossed semi final stage in any of the ICC events in their entire cricket history...and India has very good record over SA in T20's (5-1)....keep these two things in your mind till friday

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

Hats ot to the lowly favoured but but again well respected W.I. You again have made this Trini/Grenadian proud. To put it in other words, Their talk talked, our walked talked, but our walk talked louder than their talk talked.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

Pakistan have not performed in pressure recently. all games where something was at stake they have lost.

after 2007 world cup they reached to semis on almost all ( except CT2013) but never  went to final only twice and won only 1. that tells the story. Need mental strength. 

That is why they are not consistent. 2 good games and 1 loss will come. But its the matter in which that loss comes. no fight at all. Just looked shell shocked.

Posted by Hoyle27693 on (April 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

I don't understand why there are so many hateful comments from Indian cricket fans. This was not even an Indo-Pak match but it seems like we won a war against Pakistan. Both Pakistan and the West Indies are extremely talented and temperamental sides. And when they play well, they can thrash any team. Pakistan was off color today and the West Indies made a great comeback in the last 5 overs of their batting and deserved to win. I think the "silent majority" on both sides of the border enjoys good cricket from both the teams (India and Pakistan). We support our favorite team but know that we can lose too.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (April 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

When Bravo and Sammy was hitting Pakistan and WI managed to get 82 out of the last 5 over I thought this could be the bit thats gonna make WI win but turn out they would have won it even without that 82

Posted by mshyder on (April 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

Well played WI. It was always on the cards that PK doesnot deserve to progress to the semis with this team. Why were Kamran, Malik, Gul, Bhatti and Talha, Babar selected for the WC. It is almost criminal to select them for such a big tournament and equally criminal to prefer Kamran, Malik and Gul over Sharjeel & Junaid in the playing XI. Honestly speaking even Hafeez doesnot deserve to be in the team. PK would have even lost against BD had Shahzad not scored a hundred. It is because of the selection panel that all Pakistanis feel embarrassed today and have to bear with such humiliating comments from the indian supporters. The selection committee should not only be removed but banned for life from being part of any cricket administrative set up. Disgraceful. I don't think my comments would be printed but these are the true feelings of all Pakistanis today.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

We lost just because of Hafeez pathetic team selection, he always favored his friends like Malik and kamran akmal. Nevertheless Very well played West indies.. India and West indies both deserve to go to Semis from this group..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:19 GMT)

We lost just because of Hafeez pathetic team selection, he always favored his friends like Malik and kamran akmal. Nevertheless Very well played West indies.. India and West indies both deserve to go to Semis from this group..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:19 GMT)

the other teams left in this competition should be very scared of West Indies now..very scared!!!!

Posted by Putty1978 on (April 1, 2014, 18:18 GMT)

Well played WI, awesome hitting by Sami and Bravo. I wouldn't say Pak bowled badly, it was just calculated hitting my the WI. A score of 160 was gettable if Pak had a decent start to their innings. I miss the old Pak team that was mentally tough and would fight till the very end. They had great batsmen ( Inzy, Anwar, Ejaaz, Moin etc). I'm afraid in the current team baring Ajmal and to some extent Umar no one else can confidently walk into any other team in the world. Maybe its mental toughness but I've seen enough of these performances that tells us that something is not right with cricket in Pak. Where have all the fast bowlers gone? Is Gul the best you can find? I'm sure there is a Wasim an Waqar somewhere playing providential cricket in the country.

I think any of the four teams can win the cup, it's hard to choose between the sides. Since I'm an Indian I would definitely want to see India reaching the final and winning it but I feel that SA will finally break their jinx!

Posted by Niketh2000 on (April 1, 2014, 18:18 GMT)

@hail_sarcasm You wanna change the rules? There's this thing called the ICC you can appeal to, but there would be no use making irrational comments here, because Cricinfo staff only provides Live cricket scores,commentary, match coverage, news,stats and of course Page 2...They dont set the rules...

Posted by marlboro19 on (April 1, 2014, 18:18 GMT)

Bad luck Pak: you did not deserve this. I hope the loss would precipitate some changes in team and the management. Good luck for WC 2015, from India.

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 1, 2014, 18:16 GMT)

finally Pakistan joined the league of Australia, England, NZ, who all out within 100 runs...very very good bowling display from WI....I already told that WI has 60:40 chance today...and i always support them after India against any country....they are true cricketers and play the game always in right spirit....congratulations WI, you stealed my heart today with performance and behaviour on field...i like Sammy very much, who always keeps smiling face...go and demolish SL on thursday just like the last T20 WC final....Samuels we want the repeat of that innings (hit 3 sixes to Malinga in one over)

Posted by the_predator on (April 1, 2014, 18:15 GMT)

and India haters are back. Guys we might loose in semifinal itself. but be assured that there wont be any abject surrender. Even if we loose it will be a hard fought battle. there wont be any 82/86/88/119 all out for sure. we lost ASIA cup, with below PAR total (with a half team strength) till the last over with so called weak bowling attack. So called tremedouly talented pakistant team needed AFRIDI at his (slogging) best to win that match. In this toirnament no one even came close to touching us. This team sleep walked over all other teams. dear pakistani friends give a hard look at your bowling attack. apart from saeed AJMAL other spinners are part timers. You fast bowling is not even a Shadow of PAST. Your batting? :). lets not talk about it. The technique that your batsmaen have lets see how they survive in AUS nex year, and this WT20 proves that they cant play quality SPIN as well. Instead of hating INDIA ask your PCB to take some tough steps to bring back the old glories.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:14 GMT)

Tremendous performance from the West Indians today! I back you guys a 100% we still need some improvement though especially in those middle overs. It is not our natural game running singles but we did a better job today. I think the key to us winning is remaining calm as Bravo said in tough situations we have class and world class players on our team and we can back ourselves. I think Smith and Gayle need to take a step further down the crease to combat the swing from the swing bowlers by meeting and getting closer to the bowl I mean both of them are hand and eye coordination players so I think this will help. Additionally against the spin we need to bat in front the spin instead of cutting so much that is a low percentage shot in scoring runs. Once we continue to do what is working and improve our minor issues and give the bowlers something to defend we will be successful. I am not scared of Herath or Malinga. So Good Luck Windies expect to see you in the finals on Sunday!!!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:14 GMT)

As a Pakistan by birth and a having a descent understanding of cricket, I think its a wake up call for Pakistan. I know there are talented players but talent doesn't mean hitting hard against weaker teams. It means batting under pressure, batting when team need runs. I like Australia and Srilanka because they fight till the last ball, but its really hardening to see Pakistani players never performing under pressure. But we need to give credit to WI. Well deserved win. And good luck for the four teams.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:11 GMT)

poor cricket from pakistan. thought it would be a thrilling game? it was not a big total but very poor performance with the bat. thats what i was expecting from these type of players like shoaib malik and kamran akmal.

Posted by Niketh2000 on (April 1, 2014, 18:10 GMT)

2012 Final Rematch!! Make them pay Lions, make them pay bigtime! ROOAR!

Drop Chandimal by the way...

Posted by SamNY2013 on (April 1, 2014, 18:10 GMT)

Well player WI. However, there was no innovation from Pak in batting. I wounder if they had stuffed the same way had they batted first. Hafeez has no creativity in captaincy and should have played lefty batsman, atleat should have sent Sohail up the order.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:09 GMT)

WI vs Ind final..

Posted by MojoMojo on (April 1, 2014, 18:09 GMT)

@Nimantha1982 - dude. walk the talk. By generalizing all Indians together you are not giving any respect. there are few indians out of many who talk rubbish on this forum (just like few lankans, few pakis, few saffers, few aussies). So don't generalize. Don't tell me you did not read a single hate comment from lankan fans on this forum.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:09 GMT)

Low Scoring Syndrome affects top teams in Bangladesh. Australia, England, NZ, who were all out within 100 runs. Now Pakistan. All these teams look like minnows and they were thrashed by Professional teams having high class spinners. It was really an wonderful display by Windies.

It looks like India Vs SriLanka finals on the cards. Those who can survive the onslaught of Spinners and counter attack can win the Cup.

Keeping my fingers crossed for an EYE POPPING/JAW DROPPING SEMI-FINALS AND FINAL.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:08 GMT)

Confident Team excellent performance ..............

Posted by kaluwa on (April 1, 2014, 18:07 GMT)

As I am a Sri Lankan not happy to PAK lose the match. Because I love Pakistanis they are always help to us not even a cricket. Wishing three teams for semies hopefully Indians fly to their home early. get ready to IPL

Posted by TestOfTime on (April 1, 2014, 18:07 GMT)

Have a feeling that with Windies reaching the semis it will be a much easier proposition for Sri Lanka. Pakistan(if the right team turned up) and Sri Lanka would have been a much more evenly contested semi final. Sri Lanka is a very clinical side and I think windies will have a tough time. However I am definitely no looking forward to another India-SL final. We've seen too many of those. Though I'm an Indian fan I would love to see SaF win the semis and the tournament.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:05 GMT)

bye bye Pakistan. come again another day

Posted by Tornado1 on (April 1, 2014, 18:05 GMT)

If this was the last match of Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal, I'm willing to take another such heart breaking loss

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:04 GMT)

It seems like WI and India already won the T20 world cup , but everyone has forgotten Sri Lanka :) ..

Posted by concerned_cricketer on (April 1, 2014, 18:04 GMT)

The proverbial 'pressure of the chase'. When India scored 181 batting first in the 1983 Prudential Cup Final, the players were downcast. Kapil gave a pep talk and reminded them that they already had 181 on the board and West Indies were yet to go out and get these runs. It turned out good for India. Pakistan must groom the players to handle pressure. Like in the days of Mansoor Elahi and Javed Miandad - never say die fighters! All is not lost. You lost to a good West Indian team who played superlative cricket. Respect.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:04 GMT)

Come on Guy's This is T20. Any team can be in this situation .. Already happened to England , ZSL It can be India .. Sri Lanka too . This is not a shame.

It will be a big match on 3rd. Any team handle the spinners well will win. WI did it really well today. Hope it will be Sri Lanka's on semi's. Mahela & Sanga has to play on Sundays final.. hopefully win the trophy .. They deserve kind of farewell . Good Luck .

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:03 GMT)

I predict a West Indies versus India final. I love malinga and de boys but I am a die hard West Indian

Posted by Johnny_129 on (April 1, 2014, 18:02 GMT)

Although Indian, my equal second favorite teams are Pak & WI! WI started this WC slowly put have kept improving. Seems like WI is peaking at the right time. Pak is showed the goods in glimpses esp against Aus. However, they have been totally outplayed by a better WI team this time around. Good luck to Sammy & WI for the rest of the tournament!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:01 GMT)

Well done WI. Expected a better show from Pak but today was not their day.

This is turning out to be a bowler's tournament - not quite as skewed against the bowlers or devoid of a proper test of skills as some analysts would have us think.

Any one of the four team in the SFs can win from here. I'd put Ind, SL, and WI on somewhat even footing with Ind with slightly higher chances but on a given day anything can happen. SA seems the least likely as they have only one good T20 bowler in Steyn; they also lack a bit of street smarts (except ABD) that's needed to win World Cups - but maybe that's just the India fan in me hoping we win against SA.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 18:00 GMT)

Full credit to Sammy & Co for what they did today. its quite unfortunate that Pakistan had to face such a worse defeat after dominating the major part of the first half.They are a great team with lot of talents an can beat any side on their day. Batsmen need to show some patience to stay on the crease instead of going for blind hits. I was looking forward to an exciting game and even fancied and Ind-Pak final. to my dismay it all went one sided.

No need for the Pakistani fans to get disappointed with this. The team just need to make some minor changes in their batting line up. Iam sure they will come back stronger for the next year's odi world cup.

With love.. from and Indian fan.

Posted by Hate.ME on (April 1, 2014, 18:00 GMT)

@ Pak Fans

U may find it funny but I still feel Misbah can still make it to playing XI of ur t-20 side in place of clueless Malik or AKmal.

Maqsood and Shehzad are Pak's future. Nurture them properly.

-Indian Fan

Posted by PPL11 on (April 1, 2014, 18:00 GMT)

Looking at current form WI is most likely to lift the world cup second time in row !! Brilliant Cricket Played By Bunch Of Passionate Cricketers !! Simply Awesome

Posted by Rahul17_1983 on (April 1, 2014, 17:59 GMT)

Pak even cannot win what WI scored in first 15 overs.WI made 82 runs but lost only 5 wickets

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:58 GMT)

Windies, absolutely deserved it. From 15 overs onwards, it was their game. They played like champs.... Since, my team is gone now, m rooting for WI now...

Posted by Kirchoffs_law on (April 1, 2014, 17:57 GMT)

@ - Cpt.Meanster, I disagree with all your points except the one on Pak bashing thing. About T20 is young players game Gayle and Afridi both are 34+, bravo and sammy are just 2 years younger than mallick and akmal. If your best bowler goes for big ones in hist last over, you can't have plan B for it can you? I can understand if Ajmals first over went 24 runs, he needs to be replaced, but his figure till 4th over was just 3-17-0.

Posted by Hate.ME on (April 1, 2014, 17:56 GMT)

@ Hassan Ali

Nice, Sir. Loved your reply. Both Ind and Pak teams rock. :)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:56 GMT)

@Albert_cambell: easy opponent like India ???? Talk to you soon after we make you eat your words.

Posted by m812 on (April 1, 2014, 17:55 GMT)

@Albert_cambell : How I wish ABDevilliers and Steyn would be considering India easy opponents like you........Wish they had your confidence..........Overconfidence from SA will be good for India

Posted by anuprakir on (April 1, 2014, 17:55 GMT)

Albert_cambell,wait till Monday and you will know who will have walk in park.Infact we Indian fans are extremly happy that a weak team in Asian conditions like South Africa is on our way to finals

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:53 GMT)

I think it's becoming very difficult to bat in the 2nd Innings at night at spin pitches. You have seen four teams (Australia, England, New Zealand and now Pakistan) getting bundled out below 100. Something's wrong with the pitch.

Posted by Hate.ME on (April 1, 2014, 17:53 GMT)

@ Albert_cambell

Oh Buddy ! U trying hard bt your pain can't be hidden today :) !! It is 9 - 0. /:)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:52 GMT)

After the days of the great Imran Khan, Pakistan has never risen to the ocassio and really lacks the mental strength when it matters most

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

Pak need to go back and look in to their team work and attitude and comeback with new team in 2015

Posted by La_Bangla on (April 1, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

@Albert_cambell- You're not South African ('Saffa' as you described yourself). Because South Africans really know their Cricket

Posted by Supa_SAFFA on (April 1, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

So it's WI vs SL and IN vs SA, ie. the World T20 defending champs versus the no. 1-ranked T20 side, and then the ODI World Cup champs versus the no. 1-ranked test team. All have some claim to being the cricket world's best but only one can prevail in this Game of Thrones.

Posted by Divinetouch on (April 1, 2014, 17:50 GMT)

Congrats West Indiess and carry the same form to the remaining games.

Let the Sri Lankan fans do all the talking before the game, we dot mind.

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (April 1, 2014, 17:50 GMT)

As an Indian fan, I think Pakistan have some good bright future stars. No.1 is Ahmed Shahzad, he's very talented boy. Umar Akmal is also a good batsman for the future. Other than that, everything else looks poor. Pakistan need to bring in young players in the places of Shoaib Malik, Afridi, Kamran and Hafeez. I think the problem is with these guys. They have too much old mentality. Why is the PCB still persisting with Hafeez as captain. I think Misbah is best option for all three formats. Time for thinking dear Pakistan. This loss couldn't have come at a better time. Take it as an opportunity to improve Pakistani cricket.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:50 GMT)

T20 is nvr a format which reveals a teams real talent.. just enuf if its a gud day.. on which any team can win.. All the four teams were lucky enuf to grab a semi final spot.. may the lucky lift the trophy.. waiting for test championship or atleast ODI WC 2015

Posted by Iceman29 on (April 1, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

oh Pakistan what have you done? feel sad for the Pak fans...hope one of the Asian team lift the cup now...best of luck to SL and IND...

Posted by ramz30380 on (April 1, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

So its going to be the last WC finalists clashing for the finalist spot.... Well played WI, hard luck Pakistan - u are a better team than wht some of ur own fans say here - I think its the score board pressure that played into their mind today!

To all those Pak, Ind, Bang and WI fans who are having a go at the Pakistan team - remember tht its never easy to hit Ajmal for one six - for smashing 3 in an over is exceptional and absolute brilliance by Bravo and Sammy... tht changed everything in today's game!

Was thrilled to hear Bravo say tht he was inspired and learnt a lot from MSD when playing for CSK as to how to stay calm under pressure and pull it off in the last few deliveries - hats off to u man for saying something like tht on live television! Well played and well deserved for MOM! All the best for the semis... From an Indian fan...

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:48 GMT)

dont know why they added Akmal and Malik in the team!!!! Misbah is much much better than Malik.. K. Akmal totally suck.. very bad lost... scary Pak team... actually Pak already had lost this match in last 3 overs of WI inning.. now i would like to see WI as champion again..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:47 GMT)

This kind of play by PAK does not help supporters and they need to look in to their attitude and so less team work,

Posted by I_Love_My_India on (April 1, 2014, 17:47 GMT)

I was cheering for Pakistan and after 16 beautiful and amazing overs they gave it away for Bravo and Sammy. It was disappointing to see their batsmen rally towards Pavilion. Come on Pakistan! This is not fair. You let us down. I was expecting an India Vs Pak final.

From a Misbah fan in India.....

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:47 GMT)

Do you think Pakistan Cricket needs postmortem. Answer is YES needs to replace Kamran Akmal n Shoaib Malik with Razaq n Fawad Alam n above all Chairman of BCCP.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:47 GMT)

A better team wins on a day

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 1, 2014, 17:46 GMT)

finally Pakistan joined the league of Australia, England, NZ, who all out within 100 runs...very very good bowling display from WI....I already told that WI has 60:40 chance today...and i always support them after India against any country....they are true cricketers and play the game always in right spirit....congratulations WI, you stealed my heart today with performance and behaviour on field...i like Sammy very much, who always keeps smiling face...go and demolish SL on thursday just like the last T20 WC final....Samuels we want the repeat of that innings (hit 3 sixes to Malinga in one over)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:46 GMT)

over reliant spinners costs us and some poor team selections. very sad.

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 17:45 GMT)

Look like some of the people use to see day dreams..they say wI will tharsh srilanka in the semifinal..are u kidding?its going to be a cake walk.for srilanka in the semis...looking all set for srilanka vs south africa final...after south africa trash india....

Posted by MojoMojo on (April 1, 2014, 17:44 GMT)

@Gayan - Do you even have any idea what you are saying? The momentum and confidence WI are having currently, it makes them a very dangerous team. India has played four games and no one could even stretch them. So certainly Ind and WI are the strong teams going into semis. On the other hand both SA and SL had a defeat each and did not win convincingly. SL got lucky against NZ (119 was too low a par score) and SA almost lost to Netherlands. So certainly they are not as strong as the other 2. SO Ind would certainly look forward to meeting SL than WI in the final.

Posted by SaraJahanSeAchha on (April 1, 2014, 17:44 GMT)

Kudos to WI for a stellar performance. Although an Indian cricket fan, was supporting Pak to win. The reason being would love a country from the Indian subcontinent (India, Pak or SL) to win the cup. If not India, would have been happy for Pak or SL.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:43 GMT)

Before this world cup started I have said it here that in this WC Pakistan can only beat Bangladesh and if they are lucky they'll beat a top team by fluke and thats exactly what happened. Pakistan is a very ORDINARY team that doesn't have any consistent batsman. Donno how they can dream of winning a world cup with a team like this. They even got allout for 82. WI scored that many in last 5 overs. It states the difference between a MINNOW and a World Champion. Congratulation to West Indies. You deserve to be in Semi.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:43 GMT)

Indian fans are becoming arrogant They will be beaten in semifinal ! Javed

Posted by PuneetM on (April 1, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

@Rajesh.Kum Please stop pretending to be an Indian fan and spewing venom here. When you searched the web, you had to come up with the most common Indian name possible... Rajesh Kumar???... so be a little civil and stop embarrassing yourself with this facade..

Posted by Usman_Jilani on (April 1, 2014, 17:41 GMT)

@karnamgiridhar well said. I am not sure why everyone is having a go at Pakistan. The better team won, and won by miles...Simple as that. The current teams in the Semi Finals, are deservedly there and I really wish them all the best!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:40 GMT)

Rally Round The West Indies!!Cheers:)

Posted by Albert_cambell on (April 1, 2014, 17:39 GMT)

Looks like Faulkners comments really motivated WI to do well in this World cup. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up winning it for the 2nd time. But it will be tough as they are going to meet SA in the finals. As a Saffa, I am quite happy that we got an easy opponent like India for the semis. This is going to be walk in the park for us. SL or WI any team we face in the finals will give us a hard time.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:36 GMT)

It's heartbreaking the way Pakistan has lost. was there a no game plan? However, a sweet revenge is on the card despite WI in high riding at the moment.

Posted by pitch_curator on (April 1, 2014, 17:36 GMT)

Surprised to see so many people bashing Pakistan after one bad game. Me being an Indian I do not have a soft corner for them, but hey, they are one of the most successful teams in the T20 WC so far. Having said that I think they were carrying a lot of passengers this time. Batting second was always their weakness and they got exposed very badly today. I wonder on what basis Shaoib Malik and Kamran Akmal keeping getting picked after repeated failures. I cannot fathom how any one can consider Malik to be better than Razzak. Umar Gul and Hafeez crack in most pressure matches - I have observed this on many occassions. They need some mental conditioning before pressure games. Bhatti is better than Tanvir. I think firstly the Pak bastmen need to know how to rotate strike when under pressure. That at least prevents the pressure from mounting on one batsman.Secondly they need to hit percentage risk shots rather than reckless charging. BTW, Shehzad cannot hold a candle to Kohli.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:36 GMT)

It's heartbreaking the way Pakistan has lost. was there a no game plan? However, a sweet revenge is on the card despite WI in high riding at the moment.

Posted by m812 on (April 1, 2014, 17:36 GMT)

In the Asia cup ,a young inexperienced Indian side lost two matches in last over.In both cases it required two of the oppositions most experienced players (Sanga and Afridi) to put an Herculean effort to just about manage a win in last over. Pakistani fans ignored this face and started writing India off. Result India is in SF of a world tournament and Pakistan won neither the asia cup and are probably booking flight tickets for Karachi as I type even before semis is played.

Posted by krishna09 on (April 1, 2014, 17:35 GMT)

Thanks to Caribbean Kings WI, they rocked it to the semi-finals. The win against the green jersey's (AUS v& PAK) was extraordinary. Long Live cricket Sprit.

Posted by Mustafa008 on (April 1, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

As said earlier with out Razzak Pakistan cannot win the world t20 tournament, so please do changes in the team. Hafeez shall be removed for the team, he cannot handle the pressure. Razzak shall be captain and some major changes needs to be done with batting and bowling.

Posted by rockhadda on (April 1, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

best bowling attack in the world? who said? im not so sure that gonna exist anymore..

Posted by KrikIndFan on (April 1, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

@Rohit, you've summed up the perfect way, the cry of the real Pak fans.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

No matter..we will avenge you and last T20 final in the coming semi-finals..SL lions are ready to pounce at the unsuspecting windies...

Posted by krishna09 on (April 1, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

Thanks to Caribbean Kings WI, they rocked it to the semi-finals. The win against the green jersey's (AUS v& PAK) was extraordinary. Long Live cricket Esprit.

Posted by Auditor2012 on (April 1, 2014, 17:32 GMT)

This has been on card since long time, it is nothing but poor captaincy by Hafeez once again. This man talks a lot, he is very moody, short temper and never do score for the team whenever needed. It is famous saying that person who talks a lot has no sensible mind, this is exactly true for Hafeez. It has been long since lot of ex Pakistan cricketers and public talking about making Afridi the captain of both T 20 and ODI format for Pakistani team. Afridi is a fighter, he has aggressive approach towards the game which is very much needed in short format of the game and on his day he is a match winner and he has proven that again and again. Hafeez and Misbah mostly do favoritism and don't give chance to deserving players, recent example are Fawad Alam, Anwer Ali and Sharjeel Khan.They keep on giving chances to dumb layers like Malik, Kamran and Bhatti despite their constant failures. All this politics finally has caused Pakistan to get out of world cup. MAKE AFRIDI CAPATIN OF ODI AND T20.

Posted by ProdigyA on (April 1, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

Over hyped pak bowling shredded to pieces...Sammy/Bravo reminded Ajmal of how Hussey treated him....Windies wined dined and had Pak for dinner..absolute trashing. Now Windies are showing why they are defending champs..Watch out SL...repeat of 2012 final.

Posted by sk123 on (April 1, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

@Hummingbird0: Spin is an integral part of cricket.

Posted by Farhan020328 on (April 1, 2014, 17:31 GMT)

Other than the synchronized dive by gul & afridi, nothing was in song for pak. so they lost :)

Posted by Cruzan on (April 1, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

The pompous bravado of Pakistan fizzled out and WI pulled a huge Win from a defeat ! Pakistan were clueless and I am SORY for their noisy fans on the ground. Always too much praise of their smaller achievements and they also ignore when they lose big. Let us appreciate the game in true sense. Thanks.

Posted by Herath-UK on (April 1, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

It is good game for Sri Lanka to avenge the defeat at the last T20.Hope the level of umpiring stands high & the ICC take note not to run world cup events without technology.Two non asian & two asian teams & wish Sri Lanka or India grab hold of the cup.

Posted by Mustafa7861 on (April 1, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

This was expected as the team selection was poor, the changes are required by first of all removing Hafeez from the team. I am not sure what is Kamran Akmal doing with no success.Please bring Abdul Razzak back as Pakistan captain of the team along with Nasir Jamsheed, Imran Nazir. We need the good bowlers as well include Mohammed Irfan in the team.

Posted by CricketMakdi on (April 1, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

What happened to the consistent opener Nasir Jamshed. I thought he was amazing talent but Pakistan never grooms talent they just destroy the talent!

Posted by MojoMojo on (April 1, 2014, 17:29 GMT)

The problem with pakistan is not a new one. They been doing it over n over again. They don't learn from their mistakes. I bet come WC2015 Malik, Afridi and Hafeez would be still playing.

Posted by subcontinent-expert on (April 1, 2014, 17:28 GMT)

Great game of cricket... Bit disappointed about the panic from PAK , but the same happened to NZ yesterday.... I think it all started for WI from AUS match that made them believe that they can defend their title.... For me WI are defending the title in the final and if it is not India against them then similar story wiil be seen against SF.... All the best to all the semifinalists....

Posted by BIG3_Down on (April 1, 2014, 17:28 GMT)

Execution order for eng, aus, nz and pak batsmen.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:27 GMT)

Pakistan have not performed in pressure recently. all games where something was at stake they have lost. after 2007 world cup they reached to semis on almost all ( except CT2013) but never went to final only twice and won only 1. that tells the story. Need mental strength. That is why they are not consistent. 2 good games and 1 loss will come. But its the matter in which that loss comes. no fight at all. Just looked shell shocked.

Posted by 3ddy on (April 1, 2014, 17:27 GMT)

GET RID OFF hafeez malik kamran now , what a shame this game was. Indians too excited pak got knocked out , hopefully they didnt forget indians got out in asia cup as well and faced embarrassment

Posted by Chn2 on (April 1, 2014, 17:26 GMT)

Congratulation WI for great victory over Pakistan. All the best for rest of tournament.

Posted by Nimantha1982 on (April 1, 2014, 17:26 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster ... just wait and see mate ...who wil b in finals.. dont make early predictions... cricket esp T-20 is a funny game. Indians had 4 good games... their bad game is very close.. it may b in semis or in finals.......and dont underestimate any opponent and respect them..it s the spirit of the game which is lacking in you indians.....

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:26 GMT)

Well played WI. deserved this. PAK had good game for 15 overs but after that its all about WI. thats what make WI dangerous side. They have so many power hitters in their batting line up. you think you have taken 5 out but its not over yet. last 5 overs some poor bowling by Pak. 82 runs against ajmal & gul was poor.

In batting , it was all poor . they were mentally out of it before they started. there were articles & comments from people about Ahmed, Umar after their innings but look at the way they played today. Looked like some one playing 1st ever game.

Kamran & malik were selected for some reasons only known to selectors. No role in playing 11 and no contributions at all. Both should be left out for ever now.

hafeez has really poor event. consistency is a thing which he never had. Poor & shameful performance. Maqsood looks all at sea after his early few innings. going no where like this.

They lost it mentally even before the chase started. were all at shock.

Posted by Pak117 on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

No Words...JUST EMBARRASED as a Pakistani cricket fan!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Oh Yeah...worlds best big mouthed spinner hahahaha 4 overs 41 run....go n sleep in your caves....lemme tell you..they never had any talent...it was aways fluke...who plays good like once in 100 matches....club cricket players play better than that...bye bye guys !!!!

Posted by Prince458 on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

From India: Truly I am sad. I was fancying an Indo-Pak final :(

Posted by Roger.A. on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster: Can't believe some people like you exist in India. Where will you hide if we are bowled out for 80 against South Africa? If Pak had batted first, I feel the scenario may have been reverse. Batting first is giving some free thinking to the batsmen, enabling them to go over 100. Pressure of chasing and the added knowledge of the last few games where Aus, Eng and NZ were bowled out for less that a 100 may be playing on the nerves of players.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Just Embarrassed! 'nough said, predict SL v IND final, hope for the same. would like india to win, coz i feel we need to give up on fighting each other while others take advantage of the same. Go kohli! go dhoni. best of luck

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Well done West Indies. Playing like defending champions

Posted by Criktic on (April 1, 2014, 17:25 GMT)

Wow, WI surely made us look clueless. Brilliant performance! They so deserve to be in the semis. The good thing is that all the deserving teams made in to the knockout stages. Great tournament.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:23 GMT)

pakistan is out of the tournament ,they simply didn't deserve to be in the semi finals they can play only against minnows. their batting is one of the worst in the tournament

Posted by pitch_curator on (April 1, 2014, 17:23 GMT)

@ Hummingbird0 - Looks like you have made it a point to make yourself a laughing stock in all the match reports with your ill informed comments. The 2007 world cup had pitches which were extremely quick and bouncy. Check the number of wickets taken by fast bowlers of all sides. India were playing only Harbhajan and he was doing only a restrictive duty. You want people to believe that SAF would have prepared a spin track in a do or die game at Durban against India?? Australia simply got thrashed by India in the SF as India were in the 50 over WC final in 2003. BTW in the T20wc in west indies how did Eng and Aus reach the finals??? Were they fast tracks? Stop making excuses and accept that your teams were simply thumped as the opposition was better. FYI - a fast track in sub continent is a DOCTORED pitch. As a rule in hot humid conditions with the soil conditions in the sub-continent pitches will be dry and assist turn. You do not seem to have an iota of knowledge about pitch preparation

Posted by Hira1 on (April 1, 2014, 17:22 GMT)

Positives out of this tournament................finally we might get rid of Malik, Kamran Akmal, Tanvir and Hafeez for ever.

Posted by KrikIndFan on (April 1, 2014, 17:21 GMT)

Definitely not the QF Pak fans has hoped for, they didn't just lost, they lost badly which is more hurting, even after 4 wkts down they could have turn the game but the pressure of early wickets and a do or die match showed in their body language. The world needs to learn from WI on how to play any match against anyone, imp or non-imp, like you've got nothing to loose. WI are thumping their chest with power & confidence at the moment, SL beware.

Posted by karnamgiridhar on (April 1, 2014, 17:19 GMT)

I am an indian but love Pakistani cricketers for their street-smart cricket. Enjoyed pak-WI match. But sadly another panic stricken chase by pakistan. Its so hard to tell among these two teams who can win, only the 3 hours of the match can tell us. both teams are filled with loads of talent but cant predict when they fire. It clicked for west indies and did not for pakistan. But I get a feeling srilanka will thrash windies on all fronts. lets wait and watch. similarly, India comes in with good advantage over SAF.

Posted by Prince458 on (April 1, 2014, 17:19 GMT)

Are we goanna see a WestIndian revival and dominance over world cricket like the olden times? India beware! :)

Posted by Roger.A. on (April 1, 2014, 17:19 GMT)

@diehardINDIANcricketfan: That's a bit harsh. Being a fan of Kohli and an Indian, I see a lot of similarities between him and Shehzad, who is still 3 years younger than him I guess. Shehzad has all the strokes, but lacks consistency. Kohli is a truly exceptional player, who piles on tons after tons in all formats and conditions. If Shehzad improves his shot selection and performs well overseas, no reason why he can't be compared with Kohli.

Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 1, 2014, 17:19 GMT)

Now Pak fans should compare their bowling with India's bowling at least in this tournament....India bowled well during that match against power packed WI and restricted them to only 129....today i realized that bowling performance of India...

Posted by JamKam on (April 1, 2014, 17:18 GMT)

To all Indian fan.Just wait till Friday !!!!!

Posted by Rohit... on (April 1, 2014, 17:16 GMT)

There are 2 types of Pakistani people:- (1) Afridi's Fans - Who will get a Sound Sleep because Afridi has hit 2 Sixes against the Part-timers... & ... (2) Pakistan Cricket Fans - Who are going berserk on why Misbah was left out of the Team.

Posted by Mirza_United on (April 1, 2014, 17:16 GMT)

For all those sad Pakistani fans who are cursing much delighted Indian fans; Why shouldn't these Indian fans be happy at Pakistan's loss? You do the same, right !! We do it to each other all the time every time...and puhhlease spare me from your 'we are backing SL/NZ now' theme. Ofcourse, you would back up anyone but India and its a fact which i have no problem with. Anyway, coming back to the game, I think Sammy and Bravo demoralized Pak Team and First Ball Shehzad's wicket was the final nail in the coffin. There was no motivation left in the team and we all know how pak players react to big game pressures.

Posted by Dovakiin on (April 1, 2014, 17:16 GMT)

Pakistan need to have some stable batsmen in their middle order. Misbah should definitely have been there. All Pakistani batsmen are free stroke-makers, but then someone should know how to pace the innings well. What I saw with Pakistan batting was "block, block, block, wicket". Where are the singles, and the twos. Strike should have been rotated more frequently if boundaries were hard to come by. Exerting extra pressure on themselves by blocking themselves to a corner is not going to help, because everyday Afridi will not come and blast the opposition out of the game.

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (April 1, 2014, 17:15 GMT)

As an Indian fan, I ask my fellow Indian fans and also some SL and BD fans to stop making fun of Pakistan here. Yes, they lost but come on, given how the WI played today, any team could have lost similarly. Coming to this match, Pakistan need some serious changes. Mohd Hafeez has to GO as captain. Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Afridi all should take retirement. T20 cricket needs more young players like Shahzad, Umar Akmal who can provide momentum in batting. The bowling looks okay but Pakistan don't have plan B if Saeed Ajmal goes for runs. That's exactly what happened today. The PCB should stop thinking useless things and work on improving the team instead.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:14 GMT)

There were many unexpected twists & turns between yesterday & today with Spinners causing a lot of havoc and many an upset of apple carts ,with dirt easiness was so far a rare phenomenon. Today was indeed a reversal of roles where an Asian Team fared poorly against Spin & WI vice-versa!

The NZ batted yesterday was below par and looked like their batsmen were not even able to hold the bat against Spinners, including Ross, who is supposed to be a good player against Spin.

Today, the way WI spinners rattled the Pak batsmen with 4 stumpings in the innings speak the Quality of their Spin !It was a fabulous partnership between Sammy & Bravo in the death overs who have made this as a habit !

Since India held their nerves to remain unbeaten in the group, they need to be circumspect but of course, with Offensive Optimism,without allowing SA's pacers to dominate to continue the winning streak and storm into the finals.Best of Luck for Team India's win in the semis against the Proteas!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:12 GMT)

Every team has an off day and today was Pakistan's. It happens to the best!

Posted by delboy on (April 1, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

Now had rain affected this game would D/L predict the WI to score 80 plus from the last 5 over? There was no dew as the Pakistan supporters talked so much before this match, their hot air could dry the nile. Said it so many times, cricket is played 11 v 11 in the middle.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

(contd...) There is a problem of team balance with Pak. They need to groom a few new solid batsman - they have enough firepower anyway.

All in a match that promised to go all the way flickered out. Pak must understand that India is not the only country they need to beat. They need to get back to their glory days even in other formats. Such bowling talent is getting wasted.

Meanwhile, the tournament is taking a different turn. Teams batting second are just unable to even cross 100! Have the wickets deteriorated? Or is it just pressure?

Congrats to WI. Too bad Pak. Get your batting right and WC2015 in Aus/NZ is yours.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:11 GMT)

all indian fans likes to meet WI in final.they have understood the threat what can be come from sri lanka in final. lol...beware from lions...

Posted by Sports4Youth on (April 1, 2014, 17:10 GMT)

At the cost of repeatation let me say it once again. Please stop recycling old failures like S.Mallik, Kamran Akmal, S.Tanvir & Wahab Riaz. Now even Umar Gul is over the hill.

Between Jamshed and Sharjeel atleast should have been picked at the top of the order. Kamran only managed to spoil all the starts. After playing so well against SA SARFRAZ AHMED should not have been dropped for Kamran Akmal. Stop giving the gloves to Kamran or Umar Akmal.

Over the years Abdur Razzaq was a great fast bowling all-rounder for Pakistan, now its time to start investing in guys like BHATTI & ANWAR ALI. Just hope that Mohammed IRfAN will be back soon. But with the kind of selection that has been going on, dont expect too much.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:09 GMT)

WOW, i can't believe that some people really thought it was going to be nail-biting game or even pak would win. Many reasons why the result didnt surprise anyone. when you put 11 players VS 11 payers with their legacy so far, what is the outcome. No 1 player from pakistan is capable of out performing any player from WI in T20 format. Narine clearly better than ajmal, who is shehzad to gayle. They have a long way to prove and the way its happening is clearly not going to hand over trophies with occasional upset. Whichc reminds me, when was the last time pakistan won any ICC trophy other than T20 - A true unpredictable game years ago.

Posted by yvivekcb on (April 1, 2014, 17:09 GMT)

Overhyped Pakistan has been kicked out of World T20, one match wonder BOOM BOOM gone BUST BUST. LOL.

Posted by diehardINDIANcricketfan on (April 1, 2014, 17:09 GMT)

And you compared shezad with kohli..!!! A ton against minnows like bd will keep him for next t20 wc.....

Posted by icemankimi on (April 1, 2014, 17:08 GMT)

@shahnbej: Can't blame the pitch for the ineptitude of the batsmen mate. They played without any proper game plan. You have to show respect for the bowler and play the balls on merit. Pakistan showed none of those and paid for that. There is absolutely no wrong with the pitches. WestIndies just batted an hour ago on the same pitch..

Posted by fahimalavi on (April 1, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

With 7 bowlers & 2 wicket keepers in playing eleven, was Pakistan expecting to win the world cup ? Sooner or later such shameful defeat was inevitable!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

well done

Posted by Stormblessed on (April 1, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

Well played West Indies. Pakistan were dominating until 17th over in the first innings and if you con take 21 and 24 runs of Gul and Ajmal, you deserve to win. Pakistan required a good start and well..... it is not easy to bat under pressure and once wickets start falling down and run rate mounts it is over.

Posted by Nimantha1982 on (April 1, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

well played windies.... Srilankan lions it s the time for a sweet revenge at semi finals.......

Posted by Malik_Sami on (April 1, 2014, 17:06 GMT)

Pakistan should play with 11 bowlers.

Posted by Jwese on (April 1, 2014, 17:06 GMT)

West Indies were the better side today but I really hate the way some of my fellow Indians and some others are undermining Pakistan. Pakistan are a quality side with world class players it was just an off day for them and the better side won. Guys this is cricket not war support your own team and appreciate the others.

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (April 1, 2014, 17:06 GMT)

Pakistan need to take batting lessons from Netherlands, Nepal and UAE. Even those teams played well when it really mattered. If I am a Pakistani supporter, I will go and hide very deep in an underground bunker today. What a pathetic display of T20 cricket. Well done WI. Looking forward to meeting you in the final - IND vs WI !

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:05 GMT)

Pakistan have not performed in pressure recently. all games where something was at stake they have lost.

after 2007 world cup they reached to semis on almost all ( except CT2013) but never went to final only twice and won only 1. that tells the story. Need mental strength.

That is why they are not consistent. 2 good games and 1 loss will come. But its the matter in which that loss comes. no fight at all. Just looked shell shocked.

Posted by rohitkossery on (April 1, 2014, 17:05 GMT)

It is interesting to see that Pakistan hit only two 4s in their entire innings, but hit four 6s. It shows how hard a time they had finding the gaps. The lack of 4s must have been what made the batsmen come down the track to try hit 6s and get stumped.

Posted by ispaewbi on (April 1, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

Not even a fight, not even close... this is as low as it can get but for the love of God, can we get rid of Malik forever and Hafeez needs a break too.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

A fine performance by WI. Even when they lost early wickets, they did not buckle under pressure. In the past, they would have collapsed against spin but these days WI are fighting back. Even in the last t20wc in SL, Samuels whacked malinga their best bowler. Today too they did it to Ajmal. This demoralizes opponents. Playing in the IPL especially, the WI have been in demand and loved. This is making them express themselves in T20. And look at the bowling. WI would have started with Ambrose or garner - but Badree - a leggie! How times have changed. Also Saqlian has guided their spinners well. They are able to do without Rampaul, their fast bowler. And there is no Pollard and a the classy Darren Bravo.

Pak - should always play Junaid. They already have enough world-class spinners. Shoaib is hopelessly out of touch. They panicked as well when chasing. Also they don't have a left hand bat in the top order. They need a steady batsman at 3 or 4. pak relies too much on bowling...

Posted by godshand on (April 1, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

It's Ind vs WI as SA,SL are the proverbial bridesmaids.

Posted by vallavarayar on (April 1, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Now that they have had their great day out of the way, Windies will go down meekly surrender to Sri Lanka.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Man Of The match should be shared in between Soiad Malik & Kamran Akmal.. Same on you pak cricket selector!!

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (April 1, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

Pakistan folded like a mediocre team that they are. No surprises here. Other than SL all teams in the semis are worthy of being there.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

Ok ...sigh!....now dat was licks....next victim Sri Lanka -- feeling accomplished.

Posted by Ray24 on (April 1, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

@Rajesh - what do you think of India's 8-0 test loss? Should they play Nepal et al? Just answer this questions and no digression please.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

All the best Sri Lanka. Best wishes from Pakistan

Posted by Sports4Youth on (April 1, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

Less than a month ago S.Malik & KAMRAN AKMAL were not included in the Asia Cup. But suddently they are playing in such an important Tournament like T20 World Cup. What headless selection?

Do the selectors think that these guys are T20 speciallists. The T20 World Cup is gone. But not only that. With the lack of preparation of introducing new players, Now it can be safely said that the World Cup 2015 is also gone. Instead of preparing for the big events they kept on recycling old failures and the results are in front of everyone to see.

Stop benching JUNAID KHAN he is your future. Give more opportunities to younsters like BHATTI & ANWAR ALI in place of S.Malik & S.TANVIR. Also time to dump UMAR GUL. His best years are behind him in T20 cricket. As far as other formats are concerned, he should have been dumped long back.

Regarding KAMRAN AKMAL I dont want to say anything.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

The reason for PAK lost is not they played bad but the selection.....Selector should explain why the K AKMAL and Shoib Malik were selected? Pakistan lack agression in this wt20 from openers....They have young gun like sharjeel but they never used him....... Very Poor captaincy and selection cost us the WC......

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 17:00 GMT)

well done boys in red

Posted by mzm149 on (April 1, 2014, 16:59 GMT)

Saqlain Mushtaq is reason for this loss :)

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 16:59 GMT)

@ pak fans

Feeling for u guys bt lets not feel low. ..anything can happen in t 20. Cheers !

Indian Fan.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:58 GMT)

Nice redemption Windies .After that first 15 over horse MANURE . Showed real character and heart in the victory. WINDIES FOR LIFE!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:58 GMT)

Boom! Windies in the semis. That is pure quality, even though they were down, they backed themselves to get a respectable total. A few years back, they would have canned in. Windies vs India finals.

Posted by yvivekcb on (April 1, 2014, 16:58 GMT)

Boom Boom gone Bust Bust, good bye Pakistan, Soar grapes

Posted by Left_Arm_Lollipop on (April 1, 2014, 16:57 GMT)

Carry on Windies....yes yes we go into every tournament, every match with a host of people not willing us to win. We like it like that. We're not supposed to beat Sri Lanka, were never supposed to beat Pakistan, Australia....defending champions but not favourites....we shouldn't be able to win the tournament. Right don't give us a chance. Give us nothing. Windies must always fight and persevere against the odds. ........rally round the West Indies!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:55 GMT)

Heartbreaking ... but on the longer run might it do a lil good for Pak Cricket . Out of tremendous basket of inform players in domestic season All Pak management could manage was to recall total useless players like kamran, Malik and tanvir . Anyways All d very best for semi-finalist hope the best team wins . most importantly ... player like hafeez should get the treatment Properly :)

Posted by Kirchoffs_law on (April 1, 2014, 16:55 GMT)

Sigh.. I wished for WI win, but not expected this performance from Pakistan. Anyways, looking forward to India vs SA, go India. Last few days haven't been very entertaining in this WC. I hate lopsided T20s, they are supposed to go down the wire :D

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 16:54 GMT)

@ nazeer ..so what ? Even mushtaq ahmed is coach of eng.

Pak batsmen did mindless batting.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:54 GMT)

I am Pakistani first time Pakistan loose the match I didn't feel bad because they didn't deserve well played West Indies good luck for semi final in future Pakistan team needed some changes no k akmal Malik Gul Tanveer Pakistan need a solid opener and no.3 hafeez should be bated at no 6 and change the management and specially bowling coach

Posted by MJ-Sid on (April 1, 2014, 16:54 GMT)

When you have Junaid, Razzaq, Imran Nazir, Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Azhar Ali etc. sitting out and Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Sohail Tanveer playing ..... what other kinds of result do you expect?

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:54 GMT)

pitch behaves very badly in second innings of second match in the day..! see whole record of the wc..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:53 GMT)

They just outclassed Pakistan here today. They were a better side. In Batting, especially late hitting. In field absolutely solid except for Narine's catch drop. In keeping also very outclass except for the Afridi's run out chance drop. Their spinners were just on the spot classy. No chance for Pakistan. they just stuck their own feet by playing Shoaib Malik in the fixtures and by letting India win the game as usual. Boys there were only two spots open you lost yours to India and other to merit.Windies were just class act. Pakistanis were just not upto their requirements. No fault of Sohaib or Ahmed and Umer they were just out done. Best of luck to the Windies, we may not call them the black storm but they absolutely are very solid.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:53 GMT)

bad luck for pak but don't say WI go straight to final because what ever happen no one know open eyes to statistics with one game won against SL

Posted by bouncer709 on (April 1, 2014, 16:53 GMT)

Congratulation and Well played WI, they made wonderful come back in batting, and no match to their bowling today........ being a Pakistani I wished they win, but I never thought of Hafeez as a captain to stand equal to Imran Khan or Younis Khan as world champion captain.... now management will change captain but I think selectors should see his performance too in this tournament.....what was his role? batting or bowling..no place for him ... and hope end of story for Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal too.... but still afraid Shoaib Malik will come back again, somewhere , somehow, don't know how but I am sure not on base of his performance.

Posted by CodandChips on (April 1, 2014, 16:53 GMT)

Congratulations West Indies. I have long said they are overrated. But they have played excellently this tournament. They certainly have a decent chance of winning. I think they are playing much better than last time (when the won!) Badree and Narine are class. Perhaps even a better combination than the Pakistan spinners. Sammy and Bravo are performing when it counts. Both seem much improved as batsmen. Pakistan's batting seemed much improved this tournament. A shame about today.

Posted by vick2025 on (April 1, 2014, 16:53 GMT)

Pak had the game until the 16th over when WI started hitting 6s and 4s. After that, it was simply the dominance of WI in all formats of the game..bowling...batting...fielding. Pakistan had a really good chance of winning this match, had they batted like an international team. But the WI were just too good today...Congrats to them...Especially Sammy, Bravo, Narine and Badree. It will be interesting to see WI vs. Ind for the finals...may the best team win...Also, Pak, should do something about their bowling attack...esp Gul..gave away way too many runs...

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:52 GMT)

Bring some new players like Sami aslam imam ul haq zia ul haq zafar gohar karamat ali afridi should be captain

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:52 GMT)

Bangladeshi fans usually support their country. once Bangladesh is vanished they eyed on Pakistan. So which team they are going to support next? I am sure they will not support India.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

@Rajesh Kumar: Dnt forget U ppl still not won The wcup......Pak always played well in t20 and they are out for the first time without reaching Semis....On the other hand Ind always perform in Asia and in reality they fail to beat even NZ in NZ.....So be practical and focus on your own team rather than putting comments on Pak.....Thanks

Posted by uboatlover on (April 1, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

two akmals and one shoaib malik how can u win

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

Pakistan poor cricket very disappointed.. Well played west indies you played like winners and deserve this victory good luck for semi's

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:51 GMT)

Well playedWest indies.... And a very ba erformane by this akistani team.I realy cannot understand the stratigy of the management and the captain.Fist of all don't know why Shoibmalik is still getting chances as he even cannot clear the 30 yard circle easily. why hafeez i under pessue as a captain? this is really serious and selectors have to choose some better players for the team instea of malik and hafeez.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:50 GMT)

WI vs SL will be a good game not going to be easy one for SL but hope for the best.

Posted by PJDurai on (April 1, 2014, 16:50 GMT)

Never give over confident comments, like ''We will meet and beat IND in Finals..you have neither reached Semifinals nor you have spinned well today.. Similarly, Australia and English team who are Overconfident of their team strength on paper, but not in practice, and Got Kicked out!!! These teams have quality, but lack consistency. Love Dhoni for his Calm, Wait and Watch Attitude, He never promises or give negative comments on opponents game!! May be WI should pull up to the finals...!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:49 GMT)

Well played WI. deserved this. PAK had good game for 15 overs but after that its all about WI. thats what make WI dangerous side. They have so many power hitters in their batting line up. you think you have taken 5 out but its not over yet. last 5 overs some poor bowling by Pak. 82 runs against ajmal & gul was poor.

In batting , it was all poor . they were mentally out of it before they started. there were articles & comments from people about Ahmed, Umar after their innings but look at the way they played today. Looked like some one playing 1st ever game.

Kamran & malik were selected for some reasons only known to selectors. No role in playing 11 and no contributions at all. Both should be left out for ever now.

hafeez has really poor event. consistency is a thing which he never had. Poor & shameful performance. Maqsood looks all at sea after his early few innings. going no where like this.

They lost it mentally even before the chase started. were all at shock.

Posted by TSJ07 on (April 1, 2014, 16:49 GMT)

Pakistan should pick specialist batsmen like India and not players like Malik,K Akmal with Afridi playing as 5th bowler and at no.6/7 as batsman in T20. No need to play more than 4 specialist bowlers. Sometime they play with too many half decent players or too many bowlers when T20 is a batsmen game primarily.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:48 GMT)

Well played WI. deserved this. PAK had good game for 15 overs but after that its all about WI. thats what make WI dangerous side. They have so many power hitters in their batting line up. you think you have taken 5 out but its not over yet. last 5 overs some poor bowling by Pak. 82 runs against ajmal & gul was poor.

In batting , it was all poor . they were mentally out of it before they started. there were articles & comments from people about Ahmed, Umar after their innings but look at the way they played today. Looked like some one playing 1st ever game.

Kamran & malik were selected for some reasons only known to selectors. No role in playing 11 and no contributions at all. Both should be left out for ever now.

hafeez has really poor event. consistency is a thing which he never had. Poor & shameful performance. Maqsood looks all at sea after his early few innings. going no where like this.

They lost it mentally even before the chase started. were all at shock.

Posted by BigINDFan on (April 1, 2014, 16:48 GMT)

Sadly Pak deserved this thrashing from the Windies. This will prompt them to do proper team selection for WC2015. The performance was so pathetic that BD would have been proud of their team for a change. Ajmal played liked Mendis did against Eng. Of course it is easier to bowl second when you have a good total to defend but still. Windies dominated this game and apart from Boom Boom everyone else looked out of place. Windies confidence is high and the game against SL will be a cracker provided dew is not a factor!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:48 GMT)

Varun Gupta.. Have some respect. What will belittling our team do for you?? Nothing except showing the world how cheap some Indian fans can be. Well played West Indies, Clearly we didn't bring our A game this time round. All I can say now is.. Let's Go Sri Lanka!!!!! If we can't take the cup, there's no other team I would rather see it with!!!

Posted by digitux on (April 1, 2014, 16:47 GMT)

It's ridiculous to note Indians being delighted at Pakistan's loss, esp when their game is not too far from theirs. WI have these sudden surges of brilliance and in a short tournament format it works out well. Having said that, if this form or aberration continues, they may go all the way to have another back to back World Cup wins (remember the inaugural 50 ovr WC).

Given the consistency and form against really strong teams in this format (not Aus or Eng definitely), SL seems to be the next best team (or maybe even the best one). While India have been winning continuously, they have been known to lose towards the business end of the tournament. It's good to be positive, but a bit of caution and avoidance of mistakes will not hurt.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:47 GMT)

when you think they will win,they lose and when its not, you imagine even in dream a chance of win windies win.they are the wonders of cricket

Posted by Hummingbird0 on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

Well, it was unexpected. Sammi , Bravo and Badree somehow snatched the victory.

But hey, my earlier argument still stands. These doctored pitches were really a big let off. As I remember no other Non-Subcontinent T20 world cups were held in seaming conditions.

2007 world cup was won by India in SA, those tracks where definitely not bowler's paradise. The next world cup finals was between Pak vs Sri that too in ENG, which was eventually won by the Paki's . Do you really believe those tracks were that fast-bowling friendly??

So this dust-bowls were bit unfair. #justsaying

Posted by lancenayak on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

I dont know why ppl from India are criticizing Pak team, its just a game man!! but for pak PPl.. U cant ignore Hafeez as he is more than a handy bowler..... Shoiab Malik shud not be in the team... I dnot blame Shahzad as it was a beauty as well as first bowl of Inning... Umar Akmal needs to work on his temperament and needs to learn how to build inning... Shoiab Malik should have been 2nd down instead of Umar to build innings so that Afridi, Umar & Maqsood can improvise later... Pak could have sent Afridi up instead of Malik... I am from India... Beast wishes for Pak in future.

Posted by Captain_Tuk_Tuk on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

Well played West Indies for me Pakistan should drop Hafeez from T20 and make Afridi captain as he is playing really well also Shoaib Malik's future as an international cricketer is over. He can only play league cricket and domestic cricket.

Posted by Raja4mIndia on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

Bye Bye Pakistan.See u in the coming world cup 2015.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

I am a pakistani and I am happy for WI because they play like a true champions unlike Pakistan who is full of buddy system and parchee system making that far was a miracle itself. As long as we have players like Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Hafeez and Gul who is a spent force now.........we will never win against quality teams. So again Well Done WI you deserve to win and deserve to be in semi final.......

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT)

It was a horrible performance by Pakistan, well done WI. They deserve to qualify for semi final and hope they will win it all. I am really disappointed as a Pakistan cricket fan but it's all about playing good cricket

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:44 GMT)

What a disciplined organized and well planned way to reach the semis by ousting a strong Pakistan team only on paper.This is what happens when you boast of yourself as Allah never loves the one who boasts of themselves. Prayers always are accepted when you do the best and then leave the rest to Allah.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:44 GMT)

good bye pak , well done WI, special thanks to saklaine mustaque.....

Posted by shahnbej on (April 1, 2014, 16:43 GMT)

Haifz and top order created a huge pressure on rest of team which created domino affect on lower order. One thing is a clear these pitches are not t20 standard .

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

The better team just won. They were solid on the planning side. Appears like some smart administration is keeping them together. I will support the West Indies to take the cup.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

The PCB need to straightaway take action and put lifetime ban on hafeez, kamran akmal and shoaib malik and make afridi the captain. the three are the main responsible for the humiliation of pakistan from the hands of west indies.

Posted by FighterKallis on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

SA will win the cup. Its Amla who will steal the limelight

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

Synchronized sliding, batting and spin bowling. Congrats WI.

Posted by pakflag on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

Well played windies! You have performed tremendously overall in this match. DJ Bravo, Sammy, Badree, Narine, Santokie u beauties!! Congratulations (from a dejected Pak fan..)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

@MightySriLankan : WI will do same to SL also in semifinal.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:42 GMT)

Good going WI, we know you guys are well able to defend your title and we're here cheering you on. Do your thing guys, you're the best.

Posted by Dani-Successful on (April 1, 2014, 16:40 GMT)

I think today management didn't say anything to umer akmal

Posted by Rajesh.Kumar on (April 1, 2014, 16:40 GMT)

I think Pakistan should practice cricket with Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan.... perhaps they can learn a thing or two from them....

Posted by Dovakiin on (April 1, 2014, 16:40 GMT)

Shambolic batting display by Pakistani batsmen. West Indies did bowl well, but even then, the way they batted was absolutely ignominious. Expected a much better fight from Pakistan. Sad, sad game .

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 16:39 GMT)

As expected, it was again bravo and Sammy helping WI to post a big score... I could see the fire and eagerness in all of the WI to reach the Semi Final... Sammy's captaincy Rockz ... This match will remain one of the best match in World T20...

Posted by siddhartha87 on (April 1, 2014, 16:39 GMT)

omg what a performance by world no. 1 and no 2 bowler. The funniest part to me was Sammy and Bravo never coming to bowl. I am sure Pakistan was planning to after them. But they never bowled !!

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (April 1, 2014, 16:39 GMT)

Well done West Indies. You deserve to be in the semi finals. HORRIBLE performance by the Pakistanis. Even Nepal and Netherlands can bat better than you guys. What a shameful performance in a quarter final. Hafeez has to resign immediately from captaincy and time for Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Afridi to be shown the door. Now the WI team will be unstoppable. They will thrash SL and India will thrash SA. It will be a India vs WI final. Can't wait !!!! xD

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:39 GMT)

The reasons why Pakistan lost:

1) They play well on the pitches on which the ball comes to the bat easily and they keep hoping every pitch will be like this. They loose on slow pitches like they did today and against India because they try to play in similar fashion as they would on other pitches. They need to learn to play on slower pitches.

2) Why Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik? Yes Sharjeel Khan was failing but at least we were trying a new gun. How many times have SM and KA failed and how many more chances will they get?

They should have stuck with Sharjeel Khan and Bilawal Bhatti/Fawad Alam.

3) Obviously credit to WI for playing really well. Par score on slower pitches have been around 140 in this Tournament but they scored well above that and deserved to win!

It will be a good contest in the Semi Finals. Three red hot teams (Ind, WI and SL) and the chokers!

Posted by Rajesh.Kumar on (April 1, 2014, 16:38 GMT)

Wins by Pak were all flukes, and now their reality stands fully exposed. But Pak fans will not accept the reality which is staring them....

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:38 GMT)

Just a question Why Pakistan play so well against Bangladesh ??? look just Afridi recoeds que cabron para otro pais and vs Bangladesh why why why not other country ???????

Posted by Rajesh.Kumar on (April 1, 2014, 16:38 GMT)

I have always said that Pakistan is basically a very weak team with zero fundamentals in place. They win once in a blue moon, when their slogging clicks. Anyways, it is time for them to go home, and let the real deserving teams play some good cricket. I am glad that Indian selectors did not send a full strength team to Asia cup, and rested key players. So that our team can play well in tournaments which really matter.

Posted by challagalla on (April 1, 2014, 16:38 GMT)

This world cup has thrown surprises. I was backing Australia to win the cup and they are out with just one win. I thought Pakistan would make the finals and they are out. Suddenly the last few games chasing seems to be tough. I think it will be an India and Sri Lanka final with Sri Lanka winning the tournament. Coming back to todays match, why do Pakistan persist with Malik? Is it paucity of replacements or something else? Bad luck Pakistan, not your day today. Well played West Indies and good luck for your next game.

Posted by LAKingsFan on (April 1, 2014, 16:37 GMT)

Will SL beat this score in SF against WI?

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:37 GMT)

profesor's friendship has cost pakistan the game and tournament. can any one justify the inclusion of k. akmal & s. malik?

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:37 GMT)

Good to see as WI is in semis...

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:36 GMT)

saqlain mushtaq is a bowling coach so ....speechless

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:36 GMT)

It's all over for Pakistan.. Well done WI, You played like a defending champions and won it like a defending champions by 84 runs, the biggest victory for WI in t20I cricket.. But what abt Pakistan?? There was absolutely no thought process in their batting, They were just slogging every ball I mean every single ball! Maqsood was trying to dominate a bowler whom he wasn't able to pick up which way he (Narine) was turning the ball.. His innings was a galore of slogfest.. Afridi hit some sixes but he cudnt win it on his own..That's just criminal to ask so much from him.. Hafeez ate too many deliveries in the beginning.. Really it was just madcap batting..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:35 GMT)

don't worry ..sl should win against wi .

Posted by fahim-akhter on (April 1, 2014, 16:35 GMT)

Well Akmal's & Malik did a great job according to the plan, well done pakistan

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:35 GMT)

all d best carabiens.

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 16:35 GMT)

It's all over for pakistan. There's only two asian teams save the good name of Asia. So happy for India & Sri Lanka. let's save the shame that Pakistan brought today by losing to WI in an asian pitch. An asian team should lift this trophy.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

Was it Pakistan playing or the behind-the-screen-string-pullers? Though I don't want to belittle WI team's performance. Nice to see Sammy & co. in the semis.

Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas_Atheist on (April 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

It's a shame that Pakistan folded so cheaply. The team composition has to change. Congrats to West Indies, my second favourite team!

Posted by Oracle_Magus on (April 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

In the last 5 overs of the WI innings, Sammy And Bravo took the match away from the Paks. WI batsmen are Ruthless and shows no mercy when they are in form. After the loss with India WI never looked back. Though they had some nervous moments with the Aussies, they showed that they deliver under pressure even against a great team. Today was one of those days when the Paks were off colour. In spite of a good start and getting both WI out cheaply, they could not capitalise on the advantage. Lankans would be a little nervous when they face this WI team who is high on confidence. We will have a good contest in the semis. Cheers!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

I was expecting some respectable fight from pak. must be heart breaking for pak fans - indian fan

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

Well done Pakistan... Mind blowing batting by Pakistan in chasing.. Great batsman, great chasers.............

Posted by Dixter on (April 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

Pak scored 82 in 17.5 overs, Sammy and Bravo scored 82 in 5 overs ! MOM deserve for Bravo who brought the game from the sudden death .. BRAVOO !!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:33 GMT)

Pakistan Cricket Team Go home, think about your cricket management and first thing you should do is sack Mohammad Hafeez as your captain, than sack him as a player, yes on the day he can be a match winner but 9 out of 10 innings he fails as a batsman. Ahmed Shehzad fails 9 out of 10 innings Shoaib Malik fails 10 out of 10 innings Kamran Akmal fails 7 out of 10 innings yet they play game after game, this is why you have been a failure all these years, and if you keep on picking these looser again and again, you will always be a failure.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:33 GMT)

Just a question Why Pakistan play so well against Bangladesh ?? look at Afridi all record ..que cabron para otra ...??????

Posted by sachin_equal_to_bradman on (April 1, 2014, 16:32 GMT)

Congrats to the WI!!!! What a stunning performance...Happy for you!!! You are surely the favourites to win now!!! Even my indian team will not be comfortable with you!!! You are really a contender!!! Well what can i say about my neighbours pakistan...You were simply blown away and as always your batting is very very sub-standard....But you are an awsome team to be there for 4 times!!! Great gng pakistan...Just this time you din't make it...No problem...ALl the best and wishes from INDAN FAN!!!

Posted by sachin_vvsfan on (April 1, 2014, 16:32 GMT)

I would prefer SL vs India in finals (If India beats SA) rather than WI as opponents. I am not sure we can keep Gayle and co quiet again. Double Congrats to WI because you won't hear any complaints from WI fans about spinning tracks. They embraced it better than any other non SC countries (Mind you they already won in SL 2012)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:32 GMT)

well done west indies, you richly deserve the win to go to the semis, best of luck for the semi too.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:31 GMT)

In a way i'm happy this happened..otherwise things would have gotten testy between us had SL and PAK meeting in Semi's happened for the second time..Long live South Asian friendship..

Posted by Man_Taw on (April 1, 2014, 16:31 GMT)

PAK lost this match as Hafeez did not went for the Kill when WI were down and out. Haffez hold the Ajmal for too long and in process allowed WI to come back in the Game. T20 is such a format if you have wickets in hand you can hit any bowler at the end.

On other side Sammy used his main bowlers right way. Sammy went for the kill instead of waiting till the end.

This is a lesson for all teams to use your best weapon when opposition is down.

Posted by rayinto on (April 1, 2014, 16:31 GMT)

Congratulations West Indies for a great all round performance. Next stop Sri Lanka!

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 16:31 GMT)

Westindies best t20 side

Posted by sunny021988 on (April 1, 2014, 16:30 GMT)

Great energy shown by West indies....They are going to be tough for other teams.justified defending champs performance.

Posted by godshand on (April 1, 2014, 16:29 GMT)

its ind vs wi in finals and ind again the champs

Posted by siddhartha87 on (April 1, 2014, 16:28 GMT)

i do agree no one hates West Indies. They are crowd favourite when it comes to t20. IPL will be nothing without the Indies players

Posted by Grishnachs on (April 1, 2014, 16:28 GMT)

Problem with Pakistan cricket is not connected with the lack of talent or shot selections by the batsmen. it's the misreading of the game itself, they are never committed to improve the game plan. Every time they step on a cricket ground the body language of the players suggest that they are willing to give a fight and finish the game with a proper plan, but the execution proves else wise. A very disappointing performance yet again by a very experienced and talented side.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:27 GMT)

Pakistan Cricket Team Go home, think about your cricket management and first thing you should do is sack Mohammad Hafeez as your captain, than sack him as a player, yes on the day he can be a match winner but 9 out of 10 innings he fails as a batsman.

Ahmed Shehzad fails 9 out of 10 innings

Shoaib Malik fails 10 out of 10 innings

Kamran Akmal fails 7 out of 10 innings

yet they play game after game, this is why you have been a failure all these years, and if you keep on picking these looser again and again, you will always be a failure.

Posted by missionbegins2011 on (April 1, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

What a performance by WI !! Real bad news for SL fans 'cause now WI will walk them over straight to final. PAK always looked a weak team in this group

Posted by three_tamil on (April 1, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

Pak... here is going to create new history that Asian country was not able to play WI hurricane(SPIN)...its shame to our ASIAN countries. Its all over when BOOM BOOM throw away his wicket for Sunil. atleast he should have tried to play out all 20 overs and could have reduce the margin. Some body is suggesting to give BOOM BOOM captain...lol

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

what the hell is this PCB.Ur playing cricket for yourself not for nation and fans.I slam this team which u have choosen for this t20 wc.Only Shaid Afridi played responsilble inning in this wc. N why the hell this old man Soiab Malik & Kamran Akmal is chooses for team?? Shrjeel khan why didn't he played?? where is the t20 experience players like Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq?? where is Nasir Jamshed?? The most experience and powerful t20 player is Imran Nazir where the hell is he??? Change the Pakistan Cricket Management.. This all responsible of pak cricket should be given to Wasim Akram,Ramiz Raza or 1 one only 1 great Imran Khan!! too much dissapointed with this batting performance. Remove this hafeez as t20 captain.. Learn the lesson from Afridi.. Although he is 34 still he is playing like young cricketer.

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

Where are all the pakistani supporters dreaming of a Pak vs Sl semi final yesterday?. They were so sure they could beat the depending champions & make it to the semi finals. Now make it to the airport & go home. all out for 82 runs. LOL

Posted by CodandChips on (April 1, 2014, 16:26 GMT)

Congratulations West Indies. I have long said they are overrated. But they have played excellently this tournament. They certainly have a decent chance of winning. I think they are playing much better than last time (when the won!)

Badree and Narine are class. Perhaps even a better combination than the Pakistan spinners.

Sammy and Bravo are performing when it counts. Both seem much improved as batsmen.

Pakistan's batting seemed much improved this tournament. A shame about today.

Posted by Coolcapricorn on (April 1, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

Maybe can understand NZ undone by spin yesterday as it is very alien to them but more shocking is how the Pakistani's are being bamboozled by WI spin today! Really poor unintelligent batting! Amazing how the Windies used to terrorize opposition batsmen with a battery of fast hostile bowlers in years gone by but today it is their spinners who are doing the business! Who would have ever imagined this!!! :)))

Posted by anoop3301 on (April 1, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

@Hummingbird0: Sour grapes mate. Even teams like Netherlands have shown you how to win on these tracks. So you rate Eng, Aus, NZ etc below them ? lol.. If you are so upset by these pitches, just go back home and ask your curators to prepare paddy fields when sub-continental teams visit there. win or loss,we will still not be complaining.. that being the difference between you and us..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

pakistan is out of tournament oh la la

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (April 1, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

Congratulations WI - well played! Deserved Semi-Finalists.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

#TeamWindies are just 1 wicket away from the inevitable rout today ...Pakistan reeling @79/9

Posted by Karthik78 on (April 1, 2014, 16:24 GMT)

Poor Pakistan. Too much hype about it (one of favorite to win WC). But Pak did not fight to till end, even does not make it interesting. Over hype about Afridi, he will kill any bowlers on his day. If not, it is not his day :). He is lucky to hit boundaries but with Narine, he simply got out, nothing can be done. Ajmal vs Narine? Now all know who is best bowler. Too much celebration for Pak when they won a league match in Asia cup, but no celebration in India for the WC win (as Indians look for WC and not only win against Pak).

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 16:22 GMT)

Most humiliating day in T20 history for Pakistan. At least score 100+ runs.

Posted by Nawab67 on (April 1, 2014, 16:22 GMT)

Not that easy to chase the target my dear Pak friends...even in the dew conditions !!!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:21 GMT)

pak can go home. come on windies wishes from indian fan

Posted by anoop3301 on (April 1, 2014, 16:20 GMT)

@electric_loco_WAP4 : it seems you cannot see eye to eye any team which defeats you in finals. Come on mate, it takes a lot of skills to win big finals something which your team lacks.

Posted by ramz30380 on (April 1, 2014, 16:20 GMT)

............and the procession follows - Aus, Eng, NZ, now Pakistan! I expected Pakistan to play well today.... really really disappointed tht they are throwing it away!

I think WI won it in the last 5 overs of their innings! Sammy & Bravo do it again to pack Pakistan out of the tournament this time!!!

Posted by Sports4Youth on (April 1, 2014, 16:20 GMT)

Guys like BHATTI & ANWAR ALI are being missed big time in the batting. In the bowling I am missing Junaid.

BHATTI & ANWAR should have been playing in place of MALIK & TANVIR.

SARFRAZ AHMED should have been playing in place of KAMRAN.

JUNAID KHAN should have been playing in place of UMAR GUL.

Posted by Rohit... on (April 1, 2014, 16:20 GMT)

Finally the Real Pakistan showed up... After their Upsets against Australia & Bangladesh, Pakistan Batting again came to the Party.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:19 GMT)

Australia what have u done u have motivated WI team.........

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:19 GMT)

SL, don't get overconfident..This WI team has capability to destroy any team on their day.. So prepare well for semis or otherwise bookur tickets back home and start packing ur bags..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:19 GMT)

Bye Bye Pakistan...hopeless!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:18 GMT)

I dont kno how many of you watch the post commentary videos with Daryll Cullinan's continuous negative attitude to the West Indies team. After this match I would like to hear his post match comments. Everytime he bets against the Windies losing they won those matches.

Posted by delboy on (April 1, 2014, 16:18 GMT)

Will Pakistan make it to 88?

Posted by dganger on (April 1, 2014, 16:18 GMT)

This is really disappointing from Pakistan, the batsman visibly looks temperment wise challenged. Had expectation from Ahmed Sehezad and U Akmal, coz this 2 players are genuinely talented. Another thing is that I have been observing comments from Pakistani fans regarding hafeez and Shoaib Malik, not many of them confident about the capability of this 2 players and I thing the criticism is justified. They just looks out of place, surely thr r better talents available. I was hoping to see Ind pak final..... Disappointed. A Indian here.

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 16:18 GMT)

Down goes Afridi & hopes of all pakistani fans. LOL here's a little suggestion, play some matches with associates teams & come back. lol

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:17 GMT)

Pakistan should play with Bangladesh, Afganistan etc only. They don't deserve to play with big teams.

Posted by ksquared on (April 1, 2014, 16:17 GMT)

This is probably the WI game-plan for any T20 match get some runs on the board and squeeze the life out of the opposition but I don't think chasing is their game they are too heavily dependent on Gayle a good attack will probably find them out

Posted by LAKingsFan on (April 1, 2014, 16:15 GMT)

Can't wait to see SL get humiliated by mighty WI.

Posted by xylofon on (April 1, 2014, 16:15 GMT)

Positive necessery pain for Pakistan. Shoaib Malik 110% misplaced in T20 format -anyone can make that judgement, why not pakistan management?

His entire point for selection is that he can bring calmness and control to the innings and when the situation required it desperately he came forward far away from the wicket like it was the end overs. Absolutely unforgivable stuff. Kamran and Malik, bye bye forever but you just wait and see - if they will be dropped because of money & conections they will make another comeback. ; (

There was a closeup of Afridi on the bench saying to some guy sitting next to him: "why are they blocking, why not just rotate strike and get the runs ticking?" BASIC STUFF! For once I feel sorry for Afridi because you cant put all pressure on one man.

Nasir Jamshed & Haris Sohail, we miss you!

In the end, necessery wake up call for Pakistan selectors, team management, coach and everybody behind the team!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:13 GMT)

The pitches have proved to be antithesis of what a decent t20 track should be.Shot making is difficult and if spinners hold their nerve, its difficult to get them away. Its been a shambolic tournament , worst ever T20 WC , largely due to the pitches it is played on.And that people like Mishra and Tahir who get walloped for over 200 runs in a innings on any half decent tracks getting wickets , much less said about the pitches the better it is.Apart from 4 decent matches, the rest of the tournament has been pain to the format.

Posted by twistatwistaa on (April 1, 2014, 16:12 GMT)

pakistan are my favourites to win this match

Posted by Nawab67 on (April 1, 2014, 16:11 GMT)

Did I hear India got lucky chasing totals in dew conditions .....???? Not that easy to chase the target my dear Pak friends...even in the dew conditions !!!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:09 GMT)

What a game by the #Windies...superb lower order batting and excellent bowling at the start of Pakistan chase.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:08 GMT)

it is the same story with pak batsman. since the 90's these school kids cant bat, they may have won the odd match here n there chasing however some of these pak players will only play for cash notes. ker ching ker ching. They may say n come out with patriotic sentences to silence their critics but on the playing field this is where they should speak louder than any words. every one knows the talent from pak players is above average but then why below average chasing. poor performance of the highest order. the whole nation is behind these 11 players but its a shame an absolute shame.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:08 GMT)

common pakistan...we need you in the finals vs India. No offense WI..I love Ind vs Pakistan from when i was a kid.

Posted by xtrafalgarx on (April 1, 2014, 16:08 GMT)

Who's is Afridi? The Pakistani's talk him up so much you would think he is the greatest ever. He has only ever scored four 50's in T20I's and Averages only 19 runs.

He is a complete non-entity.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:07 GMT)

The best Pakistani batsman till now on show has been Sohail Tanweer ....... IPL experience helps .

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:05 GMT)

hahahaha...poor Pakistan.. at least we scroed 98...Pakistan is out of WC.

Posted by ramz30380 on (April 1, 2014, 16:02 GMT)

@ Odracir Sehguh - U will hardly find WI haters mate (faulkner being an excpetion though) - we all love the WI team - its only tht Pak has been in all WCT20 Semis till now and we expected them to pull it off....

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 16:01 GMT)

Sunil Narine ranked as the no.1 t20 bowler in the world & badree ranked at no.2 so poor pakistan have no chance winning this match.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:01 GMT)

Thanks for the entertainment Pakistan...

Posted by Kashi0127 on (April 1, 2014, 16:01 GMT)

6 down for 42.... What's the lowest by Pakistan? There is a chance for a record here

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:01 GMT)

well....I think pcb should reshuffle the team.......and hafeez should not be the captain...perhaps make afridi the captain and make hafeez sit out for sometime ....until he is back in form

Posted by Sports4Youth on (April 1, 2014, 16:01 GMT)

All that I can say is that with such a team selection HAFEEZ deserves it.

Before some people attack me, please think. What have Malik, Kamran & Tanvir done in the last few years to be included in such an important tournament.

Now they need batsmen because the top of the order is occupied by KAMRAN, MALIK & UMAR AKMAL.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:00 GMT)

4 PAK spinners VS 2 WI spinners, Who's the best

Posted by SL_Fan_1985 on (April 1, 2014, 16:00 GMT)

Pak 37/5......Unless no miracle happen.... SL should plan to over come WI.... They can....waiting to see how Gayle, Sammy and bravo face to quality spin and malinga....Malinga didn't bowl in practice match with WI and no herath as well. ..Really disappointed about pakistan..... Gud luck for SL nad WI for semis....

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 16:00 GMT)

@supacricfan - in your dreams. it will be SA vs SL :D

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 15:59 GMT)

42/6 Pakistan is falling apart. Narine, the best t20 spinner in the world strikes.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:59 GMT)

hafeez couldnt even hit a single four....start calling ur self matric fail....cuz i am sure ur degree is fake!

Posted by WTEH on (April 1, 2014, 15:58 GMT)

Bad luck Pakistan. But cannot believe the joy these Indians having. Show how stupid they are. Too bad could have 3 south asian teams in the semi finals. It would be a heart breaker if a non south asian team lift the cup in BD.

Posted by Coolcapricorn on (April 1, 2014, 15:58 GMT)

Pakistani's sinking as fast as NZ yesterday!!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:58 GMT)

Clearly these pitches are for any team that can play decent Cricket - India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, SA, WI and even Netherlands. Not for other losers. Teams need skills to win, not excuses

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:58 GMT)

very much disappointed by Pakistan's batting,they are trying to score only through boundaries,clever rotation of strikes with occasional boundaries would have fetched them more runs.And they seems to have no clue how to play Badree. With the best spinner in the world Ajmal in the side its surprising that they are struggling against spinners.

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

Pakistan 37/5. It's all over for pakistan. what a display of cricket by depending champions. Pakistan can't even survive in a familiar conditions.

Posted by ramz30380 on (April 1, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

Are we going to see a replay of the 2012 WCT20 final?! With Afridi on the park - u never know wht can happen.... will this be a humdinger of a contest?!

Posted by ksquared on (April 1, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

It's all up to Afridi now need him to fire big time... PAK need a BOOM BOOM MIRACLE!!!!!

Posted by Snambidi on (April 1, 2014, 15:56 GMT)

Syed Ajmal before the start of the game was commenting upon the chances for him & other Spin Bowlers. But when he started Bowling his expectedness which he has recognized himself was missing.He conceded 41 Runs in his quota of 4 overs.this enabled WI to post a reasonably good score. Thereafter the real bowling was shown by WI.Pakistan could not face the ferocious bowling of Badree& Santikie with the result that they are struggling to get runs. The absence of Misbah-ul-Haq is clearly felt in this crucial match. Had Misbah played he could have rescued Pakistan. Now there is no alternative but to face the inevitable

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 15:55 GMT)

Even boom boom Afridi won't be able to win it from here. Pakistan's little fluke in T20WC is over. West Indies, the depending champions destroying pakistan.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:53 GMT)

we know.....pak will lose.....I am so disappointed......

Posted by nmaniar on (April 1, 2014, 15:48 GMT)

lol .. Something is very clear here. Pak have a big problem with Leg Spinners. Shane Warne troubled them for years. 1999 World Cup, Pak tour in Aus, Aus tour Pak in UAE. Recently Amit Mishra troubled them in Asia Cup, then again in T20 World Cup. Now they struggled against Badree Leg Spinners rock :)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:46 GMT)

14/4 ? lmao . pak is far from recovery...

Posted by MightySriLankan on (April 1, 2014, 15:45 GMT)

Yesterday it was Rangana Herath, today it's Samuel Badree. Pakistan, pack your bags. You're going home. All set for a SL vs IND Final.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:44 GMT)

Too bad for the Windies haters...Pakistanis are gettin a beating with power from the Windies bat and guile from their bowlers.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:44 GMT)

20/4..Pakistan is in total shambles..That's why they say don't be overconfident..WI is a great t20 side after all they are the defending champions.. I hope Pakistani and SL fans learned smthing out of this..Cricket is a funny game and unpredictable too and t20 cricket is the funniest of all three formats.. Never ever take ur opposition lightly in cricket..

Posted by Riz000 on (April 1, 2014, 15:44 GMT)

This is becoming sick to watch how can you leak 85 runs in last 5 overs Pakistan? right now 14-4 this is what happens when you have a captain & player like Hafeez and Malik in the team. Pakistan's bowling has gone so worse over a year or so where are players like Harris Sohail? Imran Nazir? Get Rid of Hafeez and Malik for good please pcb.

Posted by ramz30380 on (April 1, 2014, 15:43 GMT)

@Hummingbird0 Will u be complaining tht Aus, SA, NZ and Eng prepare pace and bouncy tracks? Are u saying tht these above mentoned teams are not fit to play against spinners in spinning tracks?

How come you criticize the SC teams if they dont fare well on fast and bouncy tracks by saying tht they are incompetent to face the mighty fast bowlers of these countries and not say the same when these guys have to face spinners on spinning tracks?

Mate, the SC has four test playing nations - teams that are good enough have to play on these tracks to prove that they are right up there - blaming the pitch, the umpires, the toss, the crowd, the dew, the media and the boy next door doesnt augur well!

Also, u need to know the diff btwn a finger spinner and wrist spinner - if u cant make out from the actions of these bowlers its clear that u know nothing abt cricket!

Posted by Kashi0127 on (April 1, 2014, 15:43 GMT)

Wow, what incredible hitting by WI. And Pakistan down 4 wickets for next to nothing. I don't care who wins the overall title, but want to see West Indies in the final. Their energy, passion and fun loving attitude is infectious. Great going WI!!

Posted by Priyanka_286 on (April 1, 2014, 15:41 GMT)

I do like the way Pakistan play cricket but this is some absolute madcap batting with no application.

Posted by supacricfan on (April 1, 2014, 15:40 GMT)

West'indians' are on fire..we want INDvsWI final!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:37 GMT)

13/4. that is the Pakistan cricket team. In all recent pressure games, they never stood up.

Posted by twistatwistaa on (April 1, 2014, 15:35 GMT)

badree you make me so proud ,now this is some serious bowling ,pakistani batsman have no idea about it lol.throwing there bats in air

Posted by SL_Fan_1985 on (April 1, 2014, 15:33 GMT)

come on Pakistan....don't let WI blind hitters to meet SL in semis... Bad start..Now 9/3.....don't through this away..... good luck from SL.......come on.........!

Posted by Eric2505 on (April 1, 2014, 15:33 GMT)

It was on the cards - it had to happen at sometime - PK was lucky in previous matches - with such players you don't deserve to be in top 4. Well played West Indies - played much better then us and deserved to win this match - and best of luck India and Sri lanka - from PK

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:30 GMT)

India will win the world cup 2014 hindustan zindabad

Posted by Seperior on (April 1, 2014, 15:27 GMT)

wow PAK is rocking.lol PAK is not tough enough to face WI

Posted by twistatwistaa on (April 1, 2014, 15:25 GMT)

good pressure by westindies both with fielding and bowling only question too ask is how long can pakistan stay in this game.before they start throwing away their wickets .

Posted by hail_sarcasm on (April 1, 2014, 15:25 GMT)

Bang on Warne!!!!" Ajmal is very clever bowler, very very clever, with long sleeves". I too feel that leg spinners have purest action and most of the off spinners are chukers. That's why Warne is best spinner ever played, that too on bouncy pitches. And so called SL legend spinner is biggest chuker for whom rules are bended or Ranatunga ( most negative captain according to counter parts who set 7-2 legside field) left the field

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:24 GMT)

Hummingbir,I can understand your frustration.have nice sleep I'll be alright

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:24 GMT)

pakistan...simply unpredictable

Posted by Vicky_22 on (April 1, 2014, 15:21 GMT)

I have already predicted 2 weeks before When pakistan won against Australia... semifinal lineups are India, Srilanka, West Indies & Soth Africa...& Pak will badly trash by West Indies. Now those opposing my comments are realizing ... Thanks

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:21 GMT)

@Hummingbird0 - When Aus, NZ, ENG & SA has the right to prepare Pace tracks, subcontinent teams has the right to prepare tracks that can match their strengths. Not only Pace, even spin bowling is a part of cricket isn't? Doesn't it require skills to master it? Your suggestion is very immature, it's like asking to BAN the SPIN bowling from World Cricket. That will never happen.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:19 GMT)

Pakistan will crash out today really badly, gona loose by a margin

Posted by _Cover_Drive on (April 1, 2014, 15:19 GMT)

First 5 overs will tell all for Pak innings unless, Afridi pulls Incredible Hulk stunt.

Posted by IndianSRTfan on (April 1, 2014, 15:18 GMT)

@Hummingwhatever: Aww it must be so annoying to have conditions unfavorable to the teams you mentioned. After all they are used to playing in conditions and pitches tailor made to suit them and their strengths aren't they? What's the matter mate? Can't accept the fact that all of the non-asian, except WI to some extent, teams have zero clue and no skill as to how to play quality spin on turning tracks?

The pitches aren't disgrace, they are just different. Quintessentially subcontinental. I prefer these pitches to flat tracks because that shows us which batsmen and bowlers have skill. And I want every subcontinental team to prepare turners from now on. So that will be the ultimate test of character for non-subcontinental teams.

We'll see how the pitches turn out to be in the WC 2015. My guess is that they will neuter the spinners completely. At that time I'm sure we'll get a lot more comments from fans like you, calling the pitches "Sporting" and "Real Test of Character" Cheers

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:17 GMT)

West indies will win .. ? Go WI go

Posted by twistatwistaa on (April 1, 2014, 15:16 GMT)

akmal brothers stand between westindies and semifinal.bravo and sammy did there job now its upto narine and santoke ,cant wait too see pakistan batsman on there knees

Posted by Great_Lion on (April 1, 2014, 15:15 GMT)

pakistan don't get upset of the late fire works of the bravo and sammy. Still you are favourites to win.Keep head still.don"t panic.Best wishes for the run chase from sri lanka.

Posted by mainul079080 on (April 1, 2014, 15:14 GMT)

It is now the last chance for Malik and Hafeez to prove that they are just not a burden in this Pakistani line up. Especially Malik who seemed a very very ordinary player for T20 in this WC

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:14 GMT)

hahahah...cmon man...it's cricket..

Posted by SandipManjrekar on (April 1, 2014, 15:13 GMT)

167 to chase which should not be any worry to chase for PAK considering lot better pitch than yesterday when 2 unlikely & undeserved teams benefited to gain victory. Look at Ajmal today & compare with Hearth/Sena. Would you still say bowlers or pitch who did better for bowlers. Ajmal went for 24 runs in his last over today & Herath looked unplayable yesterday. Knowing the same kind of nature of pitch, the organizer must adopt standardized policy instead of pitch like Chittagong yesterday. NZ/ENG didn't deserve to lose. I would say more that they were robbed by such tactics.

Looking at today's game, PAK has to answer why should be called them favorite. Tanvir to Bravo, Bravo missed & lost his balance, Sammy run from N-S end, Bravo had to run in response, Look, where was Tanvir? He was near batsmen end in stead of covering at bowling end. Luckily, Kamran hit the bull's eye. These are small things that makes champion team.

Still I reckon PAK should win. But Cricket is a funny game.

Posted by mgr125128 on (April 1, 2014, 15:13 GMT)

Ajmals figures LOL 4 overs 41 runs even worse than gul and tanvir

Posted by menonsuraj on (April 1, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

Hummingbird. Good teams / players does well on any tracks. Look how good the windies bat ,they win or loss doesnt matter atleast they r competative. So pls swallow ur sour grapes. And to add it wont be a surprise at all if india beat south africa as they r much better than the counterparts in this format. But test matches india is only a number 5 or 6th ranked team. Pls admit the reality, it only makes u big dude.

Posted by abc3 on (April 1, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

@ Hummingbird0 . Do you even have a clue how legspin is bowled. Sometimes Off spinners tend to bend their elbow when trying to bowl the doosra. That's never the case with legspin bowlers. Naming Mishra in that list says you have no clue what you are talking about. Typical clueless non-subcontinent fan cribbing about spinners. Ajmal has been tested and cleared by ICC experts. Don't you think the cricket pundits are watching them closely in commentary day in day out and also the umpires outside the field doing the same. With technology available everything is scrutinised so closely nowadays and it will be hard to get away with foul play.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

looking forward to see WI/India....

Posted by Nawab67 on (April 1, 2014, 15:10 GMT)

@ Hummingbird0 ...Mishra is wrist spinner. No advantage for him wearing a full sleeve

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:09 GMT)

guys vote the teams who will win the game???

Posted by Raja75 on (April 1, 2014, 15:09 GMT)

Poor Captaincy by Hafeez. Sincerely speaking Pakistan do not deserve to be in top 4. Even if they win this match which is very less probable they need some miracle to be final winner. There are lot of loop holes in batting as well as bowling. They are predictable very much now.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:09 GMT)

@Hummingbird0 - When Aus, NZ, ENG & SA has the right to prepare Pace tracks, subcontinent teams has the right to prepare tracks that can match their strengths. Not only Pace, even spin bowling is a part of cricket isn't? Doesn't it require skills to master it? Your suggestion is very immature, it's like asking to BAN the SPIN bowling from World Cricket. Grow UP bro!

Posted by Nawab67 on (April 1, 2014, 15:09 GMT)

@talkcricnotrubbish...STOP TALKING

Posted by Dixter on (April 1, 2014, 15:08 GMT)

Ajmal's first 2 overs: 6 runs.... Ajmal's last 2 overs: 35 runs !! murdered by Bravo/Sammy.. Great combo !

Posted by delboy on (April 1, 2014, 15:08 GMT)

So all the WI batsmen gifted their wickets. Let's hope the second half with the ball is not about gifts...but instead PRESENCE (sic)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:07 GMT)

@Hummingbird0..Mishra is a leg-spinner and that too a wrist spinner,how can u leg spin a ball with bend hand..and add to that he doesn't wear a full sleeves either while bowling..never heard of anybodybody questioning Mishra before..dont comment for the sake of it..and u said why cant seaming tracks were not prepared,so u mean thats ok but not a spinning track,good joke..Aus were ousted due to their fault not bcoz of pitch,they lost to WI in a high scoring game which they should have won,gining away 32 from 2overs and u say batsman having tough time..England won against SL in a high scoring game,they scored heavily even against SA but lost by 3runs,dont blame pitch if they lost to a team like Nertherland..as for NZ,they were too poor against SL,if the batsman plays against spinners like a kindergarten kids its nobody's fault...

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:07 GMT)

hummingbird must be the one from a non subcontinent teams thus the frustration- we do get bouncy and pacy pitches when we visit england australia SA new zealand or WI- its all about adjusting to the conditions and taking the best combination to play the tournament- taking all pace attack to the subcontinent is foolishness and lack of cricketing sense- cant blame the pitch if the batsman cant play spin- we bat on the same conditions aswell-

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:06 GMT)

Can't believe WI got this close to their target of 170. Go Windies :)

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:05 GMT)

The so called Magician of pak !! Was crushed by the CarebeaN Bulls. That really had some Power hitting.

Posted by xtrafalgarx on (April 1, 2014, 15:05 GMT)

Windies, what a cool side.

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (April 1, 2014, 15:03 GMT)

Great knock by Sammy once again; competitive total set here. At least one of the Pak. batsmen needs to pull off something special during the chase...

Posted by trace000 on (April 1, 2014, 15:02 GMT)

windies all the way...well played sammy and bravo....Awesome...

Posted by ksquared on (April 1, 2014, 15:01 GMT)

Man these WI guys are powerful I don't think any one else would have taken Ajmal for 24. Even miss-hits are flying over the rope. Got to say PAK just took the foot off the peddle at 81-5. Now WI has a good total up. Going to an interesting chase hope PAK don't wilt under pressure.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:01 GMT)

Is that Ajmal's most expensive 4 overs??? 4-0-41-0 :D

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:01 GMT)

well done Sammy and bravo! these guys do not rotate strike but hell they know how to give the ball a whack! that was some monstrous hitting by the two and they really tore apart ajmal in that penultimate over...this is going to be a very tricky chase for pak... shehzad and akmal are in good form and they need to play crucial roles here...

Posted by Haleos on (April 1, 2014, 15:00 GMT)

The best off spinner went wicketless and conceded 41. Well done WI. Lets see what the second best off spinner does. I am sure he will do better than the best.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 15:00 GMT)

Good bowling by paksitan for 15 overs but like expected WI have a mighty batting line up. Last 5 overs costed 82 which will be vital. Some poor bowling by Gul & Ajmal in the end.

Thats what makes WI dangerous . they are full of power hitters. you think you have got Gayle,smith, simmons cheaply but it never ends.

Very good total. It will test pakistan.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 14:59 GMT)

#one big over was the 18th over bowled by Umar Gul

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 14:56 GMT)

Some superb Batting Show by Windies.. Well done .... scoring against the best bowling attack of the world is Marvellous.....

Posted by Hummingbird0 on (April 1, 2014, 14:47 GMT)

And ICC should ban long sleeves for spin bowlers. Who knows much the spinners like Ajmal, Narine, Mishra, Sennanayake are bending their elbows. Massive advantage that too in the dust-bowls. Imagine the plight of the batsmen

Posted by Hummingbird0 on (April 1, 2014, 14:42 GMT)

Again, another one bites the dust.I can see 3 subcontinent teams in the semifinal. SA has got it through because there is no other subcontinent team other than Srilanka in that Group.

These pitches are disgrace. These are laid out to suit subcontinent teams. Aus, Eng, NZ barring SA got suffered. It won't be a surprise if India thrash SA to qualify finals. Because its a spinners heaven.

These is T20 world cup. It is not the place to lay dust bowls to gain massive advantage to Asian teams. Most matches were boring, dull, and one-sided. ICC should address this issue IMO.

Where is the beauty of it?? If it not seaming tracks why can't they prepare at least flat tracks like Indians do for IPL so that batsmen from all countries have a fair game?? As a neutral it was heartbreaking to see how NZ has gone down. Bowl was turning anything like in a 5th day test pitch. Not fair at all. Really frustrating and annoying!!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 14:30 GMT)

Well it's going to be 3 Asian teams in Semi's. Hope the trophy would go to either of them..

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 14:30 GMT)

Bring magician in

Posted by hail_sarcasm on (April 1, 2014, 14:27 GMT)

If curator had provided similar tracks for group 2 all through the tournament then story might have been different. Considering the bounce, Aus would have been certainly there. And if similar/same track is there, Ind Vs SA will be good battle between India's batting vs South Africa's. Advantage SA definately. Most likely SA vs Pak final if Pak won't pull rabbit out of hat in today's match. But looking at the inensity of Pak players, i doubt they will fail today and in semifinal. From Ind Fan

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 14:18 GMT)

It looks like its going to be SA vs Asia (India, Sri lanka and Pakistan)

Posted by electric_loco_WAP4 on (April 1, 2014, 14:06 GMT)

Go the men in green,team Pak! Crush them hard and proper.Now to bring on the magician,man with the mysterious arm Ajmal and roll them over.Then to finish off the chase in a canter!

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:54 GMT)

common pak common u can easily deserve it.......

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:49 GMT)

both r equal but surely pak will win this game...

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:48 GMT)

2 down in 3 overs but WI have a mighty line up. Gayle vs Hafeez 1 run 6 balls and 3 dismissals. Lot more to do for bowlers. WI have still got plenty of fire power.

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:44 GMT)

Though Gayle regained his touch, he yet to display his power, he is capable of. This is high time he must get into his act and against Pak, he needs to launch calculated attack. The other big hitters are also should join the party and perform collectively.. I expect WI win against the unpredictable Pak..

Posted by BradmanBestEver on (April 1, 2014, 13:43 GMT)

The last 20 overs will be the most important for WI but the first 20 overs will be the most important for Pak

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (April 1, 2014, 13:43 GMT)

Not bad having Gayle as your bunny, Hafeez...

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:41 GMT)

Wow hafeeez what a beauty..if hafeez is steyn's bunny then gayle is hafeez bunny :d

Posted by anvesh4444 on (April 1, 2014, 13:39 GMT)

i think it's bad choice to bat first

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:39 GMT)

shoaib malik. again. one could only laugh now

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:30 GMT)

first 20 overs will be crucial for both sides....

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:29 GMT)

little nervouse pak lost the toss gud luck pakistan

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 13:29 GMT)

I think this match will be thriling. Both team are good. Can't choose a favourite.

Posted by hail_sarcasm on (April 1, 2014, 13:26 GMT)

So much looking forward to this game. Most unpredictable but exciting teams fighting for a spot. Best of luck to both the teams. Let the best team win. Being a Ind Fan, i still want either of these two teams to be crowned as champion. This will mean so much to their respective nation and bring joy.

Posted by wapuser on (April 1, 2014, 13:25 GMT)

Best of luck Team PAKISTAN

Posted by   on (April 1, 2014, 13:24 GMT)

this is a kind friendly match but with more serious intent. as u can see sammy and hafeez laughing and smiling at the toss. today the difference will be gayle batting aur sunil narines bowling . pakistan will be like before any one will come up and do the job but for the westindies these two must perform if they want to be in semi final. i think pakistan shud have placed junaid instead of tanvir as juniad in swinger has always troubled gayle and he out swinging cutter to smith might have proven lethal today. tanvis is good at swining but slower in pace . i think sharjeel is a strong lad he must have been in the lower order in place of malik because pakistan has also depth of batting and sharjeel khan me have provided afridi style hitting in the end. so its gayle+narine against one miraclous pakistani player . see the coments after three houres :D

Posted by ICKY on (April 1, 2014, 13:18 GMT)

@strikethunder: Thats why Pak beat Australia, England, India Sl in their last series in Tests and ODI's. Wake up, its 2014. WI vs Pak is going to be a good battle and winner will go all the way to bulldoze India/SA.

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