World T20 - 32nd match, Group 2

Pakistan v West Indies

West Indies won by 84 runs

7.30pm Dwayne Smithto face Hafeez, who is taking his time setting the field. It was Devon Smith against whom Hafeez had major amount of success.

7.20pm Bhargav Sura: "Can the real Chris Gayle show up today?" Gayle hasn't quite replicated his typical slam-bang approach in this tournament. Will that change today? wahaj: "unpredictable v unpredictable . gayle v afridi , narine v ajmal."

Time for the anthems. First up, Pakistan's. Next up, it is "Rally round the West Indies".

Simon: "@Syed You have to ask to follow the cricinfo commentary? #StrictWork. People in the office just seem to assume I know the score of whatever is going on..."

At last, someone defending Shoaib Malik. Basil: "@Barry Because Shoaib Malik has one of the highest averages in this Pakistan team and experience, this Pakistan batting lineup won't collapse with him in middle order"

7.10pm Rohan: "Both teams have the capacity to change the course of the match either ways at any point of time. Both can win from losing positions and lose from winning positions. I strongly feel the team that is most likely to lose at the end of the 35th over, will win this match!"

Read Hassan Cheema's Haunted turns hunter. Summary of the piece is: Saeed Ajmal was written off after Michael Hussey smashed him in the 2010 World T20 semi-final. But he bounced back and how.

James: "Unless the dew is really bad, that looks a sensible decision from Sammy. Both batting line ups are a bit fragile, and might buckle under the pressure of the chase." Dew has generally not been as big a factor in Mirpur as it has in Chittagong.

Syed: "I had taken half a day off to watch the game, but work came up, so having to stay in office. Although did get the dispensation to officially carry on reading the commentary! #acheivement" Sounds like you have a kind boss.

Ali: "WHY Sohail Tanveer!!!! They can play Junaid if they wanna play him as a pacer or even Bhatti if they wanna play a pinch hitter..oh well. I'll just have to wait for him to perform."

Barry: "I don't know why Pakistan selectors keep on selecting Shoaib Malik...anyone??????" Anyone?

7.00pm Toss West Indies win the toss and they will bat. Sammy says he'd like to put runs on the board, and put Pakistan under pressure while chasing. West Indies unchanged.

Hafeez: "It is always difficult to set a total on a track like this." Pakistan are also unchanged.

Rk: "@Chris - I would hope good WI turn up so that we have a great match. Dont expect to win because other team plays bad."

Saeed Ajmal: "We are relaxing. No problem. The pitch is helping the spinners a little, we played all our games here, we know the wicket. Confidence level is very high." Ajmal also says that they have been practising with a wet ball so that they can cope with the dew, if there is any.

6.45pm Pakistan and West Indies have never played each other in the World T20, and have played only three T20s against each other.

Chris: "As a West Indian fan I hope "bad Pakistan" shows up today. Rally!"

Arnold: "For this game, for Windies I would drop Ramdin and let Simmons take the glove and bring in Rampaul."

Bilal: "The message before the start of the match from Pakistani players and fans to West Indies would be: " We sure DO like you mates , don't know who said no one likes you" " Ha, ha!

MeenaSathya: "In my WI team, i would prefer J Charles over AD Russell. I didnt remember any big performance from Russell, but J Charles played well in the limited opportunities he got. "

Some strong quotes from Darren Sammy a day ahead of the game. "Whatever approach we come with, we definitely have to rotate the strike. I think the game against India, where it was spin-oriented, probably 60% of the balls were dot balls, so it's something we've been working on." Will they be able to nudge the spinners around, and pile the pressure on themselves.

6.30pm Final league match of the tournament coming up. It's Pakistan v West Indies. Pakistan are the only team to have always made it to the semi-finals of the World T20. West Indies are defending champions. One of them will be heading home tonight.

This tournament has been all about the spinners, and the two teams have some of the finest T20 spinners around. The build-up has featured plenty of talk of Ajmal v Narine, two of the premier offspinners in the world, and West Indies have the father of the doosra, Saqlain Mushtaq, coaching their tweakers.

James: "The experts will tell you "this is a tough game to call". Which it is. What they mean, of course, is "I don't have a clue which version of either team will turn up today"."

Abdul Moiz Asla: "Didnt watch the previous match but by looking at the scorecard it seems this pitch is not for the spinners. Should Pakistan change from spin dominated attack to seam dominated one?" I'd say no, purely given how much West Indies batsmen struggle against spin.

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, defends the first ball towards midwicket

0.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, spinning down the leg side, Smith plays that leg-side slog that fetches him a huge portion of runs

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, FOUR, this time he doesn't go for power, just making sure he hits that full ball hard enough to clear mid-on for four

Mid-on is piushed back towards the rope, backward square leg in the circle

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, worked towards square leg, Smith thinks of a quick single, then realises the man at the other end is Gayle

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, defends this towards square leg

0.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, a low full toss to end the over, nearly a yorker, Smith jams his bat down in time

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
DR Smith    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-4-0
CH Gayle    0* (0b)     

Sohail Tanvir shares the new ball

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, 1 wide, starts with a leg-side wide

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, FOUR, swinging in, this was a full ball, but that comes in towards the pads, fine leg is in the circle, Gayle glances that down for four

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, no run, this is a better line, outside off, Gayle isn't sure how to deal with it, shapes up to defend then offers a limp bat and is beaten

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle going back for a full ball on middle and leg, taps the ball towards mid-on for a leisurely single

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, Tanvir getting the ball to curl away, Smith is tempted towards playing that outside off, he ultimately lets it go

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, this time he chases after it outside off, clearly beaten this time as the ball swerves away from him

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, absolutely no footwork again from Smith, doesn't stop him from flashing at a wide delivery outside, can't get bat on ball again

End of over 2 (6 runs) West Indies 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
DR Smith    4* (9b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-6-0
CH Gayle    5* (3b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-4-0

2.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, OUT, massive wicket, Hafeez has a stellar record against left-handers, and he gets Gayle on the first ball he bowls to him, Gayle stretches forward to play the ball, he plays down the wrong line and misses the ball outside off, his back leg is out of the crease, the keeper takes the bails off and there will be no Gaylestorm today

CH Gayle st †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 5 (10m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Here comes Lendl Simmons

2.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, no run, a little uppishly towards midwicket first up

2.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, FOUR, superbly struck sweep shot from Simmons, gets on one knee and powers that behind square

2.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Simmons, 3 runs, skips away from leg stump and pushes the ball towards sweeper co ver. Afridi and Gul give chase, both slides at the same time, sort of synchronished diving, no idea why Gul was sliding there, since Afridi was the guy who was definitely getting the ball

2.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, FOUR, another lofted drive, this time over mid-off for four

2.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run

End of over 3 (11 runs) West Indies 21/1 (RR: 7.00)
DR Smith    8* (11b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-15-1
LMP Simmons    7* (3b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-6-0

Jawwad: "Gayle is Steyn's bunny! if you know maths, perhaps you know what I mean : Hint: Transitivity ;)"

Olympic judges will give Afridi and Gul something around 9.3 for their synchronised effort.

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Simmons, no run, pitched up, on middle, Simmons gets behind the line and defends

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Simmons, no run, Simmons defends this one towards backward point

From round the wicket

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Simmons, 1 run, whips this from off stump towards backward square leg

Back over the wicket

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, beaten by the angle as the ball zips across outside off

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, OUT, there's another one, Smith has been chasing the ball outside off several times, risky gamble playing so far away from his body, this time he connects, but it is only an edge, and a simple catch for Kamran Akmal

DR Smith c †Kamran Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 8 (17m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Samuels, no run, Tanvir answering the critics here, a superb delivery that curves away outside off, Samuels can't get his bat near that one, that ends an excellent over

End of over 4 (1 run) West Indies 22/2 (RR: 5.50)
MN Samuels    0* (1b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-7-1
LMP Simmons    8* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-15-1

Here's Babar

4.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Simmons, no run, His first ball is defended towards point

4.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Simmons, no run, skips away from the stumps and thumps that towards cover, a diving stop from Shehzad, Pakistan look pumped-up, several fielders come up to pat Shehzad on the back for that stop

4.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Simmons, SIX, gets on one knee and murders that over midwicket, swept powerfully by Simmons, doesn't need to worry about the fielders when he gets this much distance on it

4.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Simmons, FOUR, Simmons goes way back leg stump and cuts the ball past point for four, Babar dropped it a touch short, and though it was down the leg side, Simmons had moved into such a wide position that he can cut that away

4.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Simmons, no run, defended to the off side

4.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Simmons, no run, looks to run it towards short fine, off the pads

End of over 5 (10 runs) West Indies 32/2 (RR: 6.40)
LMP Simmons    18* (12b 2x4 1x6)      Zulfiqar Babar    1-0-10-0
MN Samuels    0* (1b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-7-1

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Samuels, no run, not sure Samuels was exactly in control there, as he dabs the ball on the bounce towards second slip

Nehman: "Tanvir went from zero to hero in a matter of deliveries"

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Samuels, 1 run, Tanvir pitches it up, 130kph, defended towards cover for a single, not too many of those in the West Indies innings so far

Faisal: "2 singles in 5 overs... talk about rotating the strike"

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length ball just outside off, dropped to the off side for a quick single

balaji: "Oh..WI took a single"

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Samuels, FOUR, pitched up, and that;s what Samuels can do, elegantly puts it away through cover, stand and deliver shot to a delivery well outside off, no footwork either, but Samuels still made it look stylishly

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Samuels, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, off the thigh pad towards fine leg

SpiderCam: "WI have scored 5 fours and one six in their 32. That makes it only 6 singles in 5 overs. Sammy said in pre-match conference that they need to take more singles. Come on.. please walk the talk"

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Simmons, no run, leading edge towards cover, simmons was looking to work that delivery off the pads towards midwicket, the ball doesn't go where he intends though

End of over 6 (7 runs) West Indies 39/2 (RR: 6.50)
LMP Simmons    19* (14b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-13-1
MN Samuels    5* (5b 1x4)      Zulfiqar Babar    1-0-10-0

Afridi now

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, Samuels waits on the back foot to try glide the ball past short fine, can't beat the fielder

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, fired in towards off stump, 101kph, backs away and guides this towards backward point

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, another dot ball, defended towards the off side

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, a bottom edge as he looks to thrash the ball through the off side, thick bottom edge sends the ball rolling towards point

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 2 runs, sends this one towards deep extra cover for a couple

Shahid Majeed: "Simmons is the most dangerous player for Pakistan today, some twenty years ago Pakistan made his uncle a bowling hero when he earned figures of 10-8-3-4."

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 43/2 (RR: 6.14)
MN Samuels    8* (8b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-4-0
LMP Simmons    20* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-13-1

SKD: "Walk the talk? I think they prefer walking the singles."

7.1

Umar Gul to Simmons, 1 run, Gul starts with a short of length ball that is chopped towards deep point

napster: "@ SpiderCam, Just to add those 6 runs has a one triple.... effectively only 4 strike rotating strokes."

7.2

Umar Gul to Samuels, 1 run, short of length ball on the pads, helped towards the off side for a single

7.3

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, can't quite middle it as Simmons looks to power the ball through the off, the ball rolls towards cover

7.4

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, short ball from Gul, Simmons was charging out and looking to swipe that through the leg side, he was backing away from the leg stump, Gul followed him, that was a quick delivery as well, Simmons is struck on the gloves as he goes for the stroke anyway, seems to have hurt himself, taking the gloves off immediately

Simmons seems okay, no physio needed

7.5

Umar Gul to Simmons, SIX, oh, he's certainly okay, he steps down the track once more, swings away again at a shortish ball, makes solid contact this time, and the ball sails over long-on for six, Simmons isn't going to change tactics

7.6

Umar Gul to Simmons, no run, eases this towards cover to end the over

End of over 8 (8 runs) West Indies 51/2 (RR: 6.37)
LMP Simmons    27* (22b 2x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    1-0-8-0
MN Samuels    9* (9b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-4-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, steers this towards backward point, 'Umar,' shouts the keeper as U Akmal fields

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up, this is flicked away towards square leg

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 2 runs, hello, hello, Simmons looking to ramp the ball over the keeper's head, doesn't get it off the middle of the bat, the edge though soars over short fine leg, Simmons survives

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, driven towards sweeper cover for a single

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 2 runs, tapped towards point for a single, a direct hit from Umar Akmal at the non-striker's end, and there's an overthrow as well

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, 1 run, slanting towards leg, length ball, is driven towards long-on

End of over 9 (7 runs) West Indies 58/2 (RR: 6.44)
MN Samuels    13* (13b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-11-0
LMP Simmons    30* (24b 2x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    1-0-8-0

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, 1 run, spinning in from back of a length, from well outside off, defended towards cover

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 wide, ajmal getting the ball to turn here, but this time it is down the leg side

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, looks to clip this towards midwicket, something of a leading edge as the ball rolls towards square leg

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, goes for the sweep, a shot he uses often and well against spinners, not this time though, off the pads to the leg side

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, no run, doosra, cleverly pitches it outside off, leaving the batsman guessing, Simmons goes for the cut, and he can't connect

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Simmons, 1 run, swatted away towards deep midwicket this time

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samuels, no run, defended to the leg side, Ajmal starts with a fine over, West Indies struggling to get the run-rate up

End of over 10 (3 runs) West Indies 61/2 (RR: 6.10)
MN Samuels    14* (15b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-3-0
LMP Simmons    31* (28b 2x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-11-0

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, OUT, a quicker one from Afridi, Simmons goes for the cut though there isn't too much width, did that hit the bat? Kamran Akmal doesn't think so, he's appealing for an lbw, the umpire is unmoved, neither has Simmons initially, the ball has dribbled away to the off side, the batsmen decide to try pinching a single, direct hit and Simmons is caught short, that lbw shout looked good as well, maybe just hit outside off

LMP Simmons run out 31 (34m 29b 2x4 2x6) SR: 106.89

Here's Dwayne Bravo

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, no run, another vociferous lbw appeal, this was a quick slider, that looked close, perhaps didn't do enough to take leg stump, only thing that could have saved Samuels

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, SIX, all action here, Samuels charges out, doesn't get to the pitch but that doesn't prevent him from launching that over the bowler's head, has he got the distance, just enough, clears the rope by a couple of yards, evading Shehzad who put in a valiant effort to take that one

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Samuels, OUT, Afridi is doing it for Pakistan here, second key wicket in the over, both set batsmen dismissed, Samuels goes for the cut, bottom edges it on to the stumps

MN Samuels b Shahid Afridi 20 (29m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Ramdin, no run, finally a relative action-free ball, defended towards cover

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Ramdin, 2 runs, whoah, Ramdin needed to get his bat down quick to keep that out, one of Afridi's famed quicker ones, that was heading for off stump, Ramdin gets it away behind point though

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 69/4 (RR: 6.27)
D Ramdin    2* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-19-1
DJ Bravo    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-3-0

11.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 run, drives this towards deep point

11.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Ramdin, 1 run

11.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 run, gets the outside edge and the ball rolls towards cover

11.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Ramdin, no run, defended off the front foot

11.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Ramdin, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, sweeps it fine for a single

Damodar: "THAT EPIC Synchronizing fielding is already viral over social media.. :)"

11.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

Abeer Butt: "Afridiiiii \o/ ..I can even imagine his celebration right here reading the commentary!"

11.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, no run, driven towards short cover, where Afridi fields, even as Kamran Akmal screams, "Lala, lala"

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 74/4 (RR: 6.16)
DJ Bravo    2* (3b)      Zulfiqar Babar    2-0-14-0
D Ramdin    3* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-19-1

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Ramdin, no run, outside off from Afridi, Ramdin goes for the cut again, can't beat short third

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Ramdin, 1 run, sweeps this one, gets a single

Abbas: "Five singles in Zulfiqar's over, good going WI..keep it up with singles"

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Bravo, no run, defended off the front foot towards the bowler

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Bravo, 2 runs, length ball down the leg side, eased towards deep backward square leg for two

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Bravo, 1 run, if there was a direct hit and that could have been the end of Dwayne Bravo, who late cut that one towards short third before deciding to chance the single

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Ramdin, no run, a dot ball to round off a top spell from Afridi, 4-0-23-1

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 78/4 (RR: 6.00)
D Ramdin    4* (8b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-1
DJ Bravo    5* (6b)      Zulfiqar Babar    2-0-14-0

13.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, no run, is that another one? nope, after Bravo came down the trackmthat hit the top of his pad and popped up, Kamran Akmal made good ground to pouch that

13.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 run, towards cover for a single

13.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Ramdin, 1 run, another single, Babar drops it short, chopped towards cover

13.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 run, flicked towards deep backward square leg for one more, no shortage of singles now

13.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Ramdin, OUT, Ramdin decides enough of the singles and goes for the big hit, he went for the sweep, connects well but not well enough to clear deep midwicket, not sure Ramdin was the man who should have been trying to clear the ropes, a role pretty much everyone else in the side looks better suited for

D Ramdin c Umar Akmal b Zulfiqar Babar 5 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Here's Sammy, who can hit them long, but how will he go against spin?

13.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Sammy, no run, defends his first ball to the off side

End of over 14 (3 runs) West Indies 81/5 (RR: 5.78)
DJG Sammy    0* (1b)      Zulfiqar Babar    3-0-17-1
DJ Bravo    7* (9b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-1

SureshGuna: "Windies have just 3 more overs to go for the attack.. Other 3 to be bowled by Ajmal :)"

Here's Ajmal.

14.1

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, 1 run, pitched up, this is driven towards long-off for a single

ali khan: "it is T20? 20 balls no boundary at all"

Errol Erskine: "Before the game I said Russell will make the difference and I am sticking with that statement."

14.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, length ball spinning in towards off, defended to the leg side

14.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, turns in a long way, chopped in front of point

14.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, 1 run, tapped towards square leg for a single

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

14.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, spinning away, Sammy didn't pick it, beaten outside off

14.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, that looked out, was there some bat involved, huge lbw appeal but it is turned down, a length delivery on middle, Sammy was looking to work the ball away towards the leg side, doesn't connect, replays showthat might have been sliding down

End of over 15 (3 runs) West Indies 84/5 (RR: 5.60)
DJG Sammy    1* (5b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-6-0
DJ Bravo    9* (11b)      Zulfiqar Babar    3-0-17-1

15.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, FOUR, a boundary after a long time, Bravo makes a bit of room and launches it over cover for four

15.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, no run, firmly struck,but straight to backward point

15.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, no run, full ball that is squeezed out by Bravo

15.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

15.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Bravo, 1 leg bye, short ball that Bravo should have put away, but he can't, off the pads for a leg-bye

15.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Sammy, FOUR, Sammy gets the second boundary of the over, whacks this one between long-on and deep midwicket with immense power

15.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Sammy, 1 run, keeps strike by sending the last ball of the over to long-on

End of over 16 (11 runs) West Indies 95/5 (RR: 5.93)
DJG Sammy    6* (7b 1x4)      Zulfiqar Babar    4-0-27-1
DJ Bravo    13* (15b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-6-0

Don: "Everybody talks about T20 being a batsman's game, but in this World cup it feels as if bowlers, especially the spin bowlers (who everyone thought when T20 first started would only be in a side to make up the numbers) have really been the dominant force. Goes to show you can do well in any format if you're good enough. "

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, Ajmal from round the wicket, drops it short, slapped towards deep point

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, 1 leg bye, full ball down the leg side, off the pads towards short fine

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, FOUR, not where Sammy intended, but he doesn't care, the top edge runs away past the keeper to the third-man boundary, Sammy was shaping to launch that towards long-on, West Indies' 100 comes up

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, no run, drops it short, it slides on, Sammy looks to carve it through the off, no contact, Kamran appeals for a caught behind

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 2 runs, worked to deep midwicket for a couple

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, FOUR, a rare expensive over from Ajmal, as the final ball is stabbed behind point for four, it was flat and fired in wide of off, Sammy connected well enough, Tanivr could have cut that off near the rope, has to sprint some way, he gets there and then tries to stop the ball with his boot, he can't

End of over 17 (12 runs) West Indies 107/5 (RR: 6.29)
DJG Sammy    17* (12b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-0
DJ Bravo    13* (16b 1x4)      Zulfiqar Babar    4-0-27-1

Khalid: "I think WI has done well here, looking at how the pitch has played in previous matches here 140 would be a commendable target here."

17.1

Umar Gul to Bravo, SIX, whoah! that is some shot from Bravo, Gul is welcomed with a massive hit for six, a short of length ball is absolutely murdered over long-on for six, "a big Dorothy," Shane Warne calls it

17.2

Umar Gul to Bravo, SIX, and another one, shortish ball outside off, Bravo gets hold of this one as well, hammers this over midwicket for six more

17.3

Umar Gul to Bravo, 1 wide, a free run as Gul tries to counter Bravo by bowling well outside off, but that is too far outside off

17.3

Umar Gul to Bravo, no run, there's the famous Gul yorker, unlucky to not get a wicket there, Bravo can only get a thick inside edge, and the ball speeds away past the stumps to the keeper

17.4

Umar Gul to Bravo, FOUR, stylish, we know he can dance,Bravo's on song here,it was full and wide, Bravo rocks back and crashes that over backward point, incredibly that almost carried all the way, superb hit from Bravo

john: "Gul's big game meltdown has begun."

17.5

Umar Gul to Bravo, 2 runs, the yorker is back, dug out towards the leg side for a quick single

17.6

Umar Gul to Bravo, 2 runs, length ball outside off, off the bottom of the bat but the ball sails over extra cover, batsmen sprint two

End of over 18 (21 runs) West Indies 128/5 (RR: 7.11)
DJ Bravo    33* (22b 2x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-29-0
DJG Sammy    17* (12b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-0

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, 1 run, a touch short, the high Sammy back lift makes another appearance, drilled towards long-off

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, SIX, Dwayne Bravo, take a bow, that was another huge hit, sits up as it a bit short once more, 100kph, Bravo swings and connects, and that has gone a long way over the midwicket boundary

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, SIX, and another one! Pakistan are not in control of this game any more, West Indies have turned this around in the space of 10 minutes, Ajmal drops short, thank you says Bravo as he clobbers it beyond midwicket for six more

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Bravo, 1 run, a full ball is squeezed out to midwicket for a single

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, SIX, Sammy joins the party, a monster hit straight over the bowler's head, Ajmal being taken apart in this over, Sammy really enjoyed that, pumping his fist after that shot, ridiculous power behind that stroke

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sammy, FOUR, this time Sammy shows he can place it as well, not just about the muscles, sends this through extra cover for four, West Indies are flying now

End of over 19 (24 runs) West Indies 152/5 (RR: 8.00)
DJG Sammy    28* (15b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-41-0
DJ Bravo    46* (25b 2x4 4x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-29-0

19.1

Sohail Tanvir to Bravo, OUT, Bravo goes for a big swipe, loses his balance and can only bottom edge the ball onto his leg, the ball drops near the stumps, Bravo is on the floor, Sammy wants the single, Bravo decides to take on Kamran Akmal though he has lost his bat, Akmal hits direct, the end of the Bravo show, Tanvir was actually asking Kamran to not throw there

DJ Bravo run out 46 (37m 26b 2x4 4x6) SR: 176.92

19.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sammy, FOUR, a touch show and that is a powerful mow towards deep square leg for four more

19.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sammy, no run, this time Sammy doesn't connect, short of length ball sails over the stumps

19.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sammy, SIX, Sammy power to the fore again, six more, a flat murderous hit over long-on, he's now 38 off 18

19.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sammy, 2 runs, goes for another big one, but something of an edge here, the ball rolls towards midwicket, Russell pushes Sammy for the second, to make sure Sammy gets strike, Tanvir has to race across to field that, time enough for Sammy to get back

19.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sammy, 2 runs, bowled from wide of the crease, thumped towards deep midwicket for two more, 82 off the final five, 59 off the final three, and once again it is not the feared names at the top of the order that have delivered for West Indies, it is the allrounder lower down, West Indies end on 166, which should prove quite a challenge for Pakistan's batsmen

These numbers are incredible. Siva: "WI scored 84 in first 15 overs and 82 in next 5 overs." Raul: "DJ Bravo - 13 Runs from first 16 delivaries faced & 33 runs from his last 10 deliverers. #GameChanger".

Our stats man Shiva says this is the most runs scored against a full member team in the final five overs.

Nana: "This is Sammy's Best T20 Score. What a Way to get it"

Dwayne Bravo thinks West Indies have put on enough, talks about scorecard pressure.

Gajanan: "Who had issues with too few singles being taken.." Sammy, not listening to his own words, took only four singles. Pakistan wouldn't have minded him taking some more.

Akki: "I cant hit like this on a PC game with cheats on. Outstanding!!!"

End of over 20 (14 runs) West Indies 166/6
DJG Sammy    42* (20b 5x4 2x6)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-27-1
AD Russell    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-41-0
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Darren Sammy and Andre Russell congratulate Samuel Badree, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014

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