World T20 - 32nd match, Group 2

Pakistan v West Indies

West Indies won by 84 runs

Amin: "sometimes i am glad my comments don't get published. That way I don't have to eat my words after!"

Pakistan's openers are out in the middle. Shehzad took apart Bangladesh in the previous game, but this is a tougher challenge: a better attack, a tall chase, a pressure game.

Commentators say there's no dew on the outfield.

0.1

Santokie to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, what a start for West Indies! a swinging yorker from Santokie, and the centurion from the previous game is gone for a golden duck, superb delivery from Santokie, he may not have the pace but he got this one to curl in the air, too much for Shehzad, it swung from around off towards middle, that was hitting low on middle stump, the bat came down really late, this match is swiftly unravelling for Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Santokie 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, down the leg side this time

0.2

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tries another full swinging ball, Hafeez gets bat on it, pushes it towards mid-off

0.3

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, the slower one from Santokie, steered towards backward point

Jose : "Statutory Warning: Predict anything before the 35th over, at your own risk! This is WI Vs Pak!"

0.4

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and outside off, defended towards mid-off, this side-arm action of Santokie has troubled batsmen this tournament

0.5

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, blocked off the front foot towards cover, this was again a slower one

0.6

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and wide outside off, pushed towards cover to end a superb first over for West Indies, just the single and the wicket of Shehzad

Aditya Pidapart: "The most striking aspect of watching the Windies bat is the sense of joy on their faces. In the age of tripe metronomic press prepared cricketers it is nice to watch people enjoying their game without giving a hoot about being perceptions."

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/1 (166 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 8.73)
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (5b)      K Santokie    1-0-1-1
Kamran Akmal    0* (0b)     

1.1

Badree to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball on middle stump, defended off the front foot

1.2

Badree to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets well forward and blocks it back towards the bowler

1.3

Badree to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Badree strikes, Bravo is dancing at extra cover after taking a simple catch, those dance moves aren't as simple though, Akmal watched two accurate deliveries from Badree, decided he had to go after the next, flat bats it to extra cover, easy for Bravo, both Pakistan openers gone for ducks

Kamran Akmal c Bravo b Badree 0 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

pratik: "first came synchronized fielding and then came synchronized hitting. what's next? "

1.4

Badree to Umar Akmal, 1 run, looks to slam that through the off side, bottom edge sends the ball towards midwicket, first runs off the bat

1.5

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a touch more flight on this one, pushed towards cover off the front foot

1.6

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, again some loop after starting the over with flat one, driven to mid-on for a single, another good over for West Indies

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 3/2 (164 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 9.11)
Mohammad Hafeez    1* (7b)      S Badree    1-0-2-1
Umar Akmal    1* (1b)      K Santokie    1-0-1-1

Manoj: "@pratik; Synchronized Dancing Celebrations...!!"

2.1

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, length ball on the pads, clipped behind square leg, is there a run-out here? no, the dive saves Hafeez, he completes the second, but Pakistan get only one as Hafeez hadn't grounded his bat behind the crease when taking the first, umpire says 'one short'

2.2

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, off the keeper's pads, towards backward square leg, confusion among the batsmen before they decide against taking a single, there's another direct hit, Hafeez is in again

2.2

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed towards backward point

2.3

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, clips this towards deep square leg for two

2.4

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball is driven off the front foot towards mid-off

2.5

Santokie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller and on middle stump, worked to midwicket for a single

2.6

Santokie to Umar Akmal, no run, short of length ball outside off, slapped towards backward point

Purav: "@Aditya Pidapart your echoed the feelings of a lot of people. I have started loving this WI outfit under Sammy. He speaks from the heart and they enjoy the game (win or lose). I am awaiting his prediction of meeting India again in the tournament to fall true :) "

End of over 3 (5 runs) Pakistan 8/2 (159 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 9.35)
Umar Akmal    1* (2b)      K Santokie    2-0-6-1
Mohammad Hafeez    5* (12b)      S Badree    1-0-2-1

3.1

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended from the crease to the off side

3.2

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flat ball on off stump, pitched up, deflected towards short third

3.3

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tucked towards midwicket for a single, Badree continues to be incredibly frugal

3.4

Badree to Umar Akmal, no run, wanted to gently work the ball to the leg side, an inside -edge sends the ball onto his pad

3.5

Badree to Umar Akmal, no run, gets back and pushes the ball back towards the bowler

3.6

Badree to Umar Akmal, OUT, the Badree googly has done it, is that the game? the big wicket of Umar Akmal, who after playing a series of dot balls, charged out for a big shot, he missed, the ball snuck between bat and pad, Ramdin collects and the stumps are flashing, Pakistan are 9 for 3 in the fourth over

Umar Akmal st †Ramdin b Badree 1 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

James The Score: "Eng 88, Aus 86, NZ 60 - Pakistan will make it four out of four double figure scores. I'm predicting 78 all out"

sjrn: "Hafeez probabaly didn't hear Sammy's comments regarding singles?"

End of over 4 (1 run) Pakistan 9/3 (158 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 2.25, RRR: 9.87)
     S Badree    2-0-3-2
Mohammad Hafeez    6* (15b)      K Santokie    2-0-6-1

4.1

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Samuels starts with a wide delivery, slapped towards point, can't get it past the fielder

4.2

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, worked towards square leg for a single

4.3

Samuels to Shoaib Malik, no run, pitched up, Malik gets forward and tucks it towards midwicket

4.4

Samuels to Shoaib Malik, no run, blocked off the front foot for yet another dot ball

4.5

Samuels to Shoaib Malik, no run, spins in towards off, clipped towards square leg, yet another dot ball, required rate already past 10

4.6

Samuels to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, gets deep in the crease and flicks it in front of square leg

Weldon: "Never been more proud to be a West Indian. You should see my broad beaming smile and chuckles like a baby that just got some candy. Go Windies! "

dax: "Sammy's comment widely followed by Pak team, no boundaries and only singles so far.."

End of over 5 (2 runs) Pakistan 11/3 (156 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 2.20, RRR: 10.40)
Shoaib Malik    1* (4b)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (17b)      S Badree    2-0-3-2

5.1

Badree to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full ball is worked towards midwicket

5.2

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, a rare short ball from Badree, should have put been away, instead the batsman can't connect properly, lands short of Dwayne Smith at deep midwicket

5.3

Badree to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Malik's slender fanbase is going to get thinner still as he's failed again, misses the ball outside off after coming way down the track, easy for Ramdin, Badree has his third, Pakistan are 13 for 4, that looked poor from Malik, he was backing away so far from leg, that Badree pushed it wide of off, Malik had no chance of reaching it

Shoaib Malik st †Ramdin b Badree 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

5.4

Badree to Sohaib Maqsood, no run

5.5

Badree to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, looking to thump it to the leg side, bottom edge and the ball bounces at his feet

5.6

Badree to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, guided towards backward point for another dot ball, and Pakistan have completed a Powerplay without hitting a boundary

End of over 6 (2 runs) Pakistan 13/4 (154 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 2.16, RRR: 11.00)
Sohaib Maqsood    0* (3b)      S Badree    3-0-5-3
Mohammad Hafeez    8* (18b)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0

Ganesh: "@James The Score: 78 all out is suddenly looking very optimistic!"

6.1

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez looking to sweep this one, but his bat gets nowhere near the ball, which is lower than Hafeez expects, struck on the pads

6.2

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, spinning in towards off, goes deep in the crease and steers the ball to backward point for a single

6.3

Samuels to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, spinning in, helped towards midwicket, where a diving Sammy cuts off the chance of a single

6.4

Samuels to Sohaib Maqsood, SIX, at long last, a boundary for Pakistan, and it is a huge one, Samuels drops it short, Maqsood gets on one knee and clobbers that over midwicket, way over the rope, Afridi claps his encouragement

6.5

Samuels to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, a touch fuller, Maqsood moves across the stumps and tucks the ball towards square leg for a single

6.6

Samuels to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, well outside off, tapped towards deep point for a couple

That Powerplay had 26 dot balls. Wow!

End of over 7 (10 runs) Pakistan 23/4 (144 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 11.07)
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (21b)      MN Samuels    2-0-12-0
Sohaib Maqsood    7* (6b 1x6)      S Badree    3-0-5-3

7.1

Badree to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, Badree starts his final over, drops it short, Maqsood nearly holed out to deep point, Russell lost sight of that one, didn't attack the ball, and it lands short of him

7.2

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven towards mid-on for a single

7.3

Badree to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, one off stump, worked to cover off the back foot

7.4

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez goes for the sweep, gets this one to spin just a little, just enough to go past off stump after Hafeez misses, slightly straighter and off stump would have been reclining

7.5

Badree to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, connects well this time, reaches deep square leg on the bounce

7.6

Badree to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, quicker one to end Badree's spell, Maqsood is down the track, dabs the ball to midwicket for a single, Badree ends with 3 for 10

End of over 8 (5 runs) Pakistan 28/4 (139 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 11.58)
Sohaib Maqsood    10* (9b 1x6)      S Badree    4-0-10-3
Mohammad Hafeez    13* (24b)      MN Samuels    2-0-12-0

Andre Russell is usually expensive, Pakistan need him to be today

8.1

Russell to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, starts with a superb ball, full and just outside off, dug out

8.2

Russell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full toss on the pads, should have been put away for four, short fine is in the circle, but the batsman can't guide it past the man there

8.3

Russell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Hafeez swipes this towards deep midwicket for a isngle

8.4

Russell to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, full ball is lashed towards extra cover, Pakistan not finding the gaps here

8.5

Russell to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, low full toss, driven towards long-on for a single

8.6

Russell to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full ball is driven towards long-off for one more

Jacques: "hate to digress here, but I can't help but wonder what the Australian fans are thinking after their complaints that these pitches only favour sub-continent teams. Especially since two of the four semi-finalists (unless WI really goof now) are non-Asian teams."

End of over 9 (4 runs) Pakistan 32/4 (135 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 12.27)
Mohammad Hafeez    15* (27b)      AD Russell    1-0-4-0
Sohaib Maqsood    12* (12b 1x6)      S Badree    4-0-10-3

Here's West Indies' main man, Sunil Narine.

9.1

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, first ball is reverse-swept to short third man for a single

9.2

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, Narine posing problems right away, gets the ball to bounce, not too much turn there, but the bounce is enough to beat the bat, luckily for Maqsood is backfoot remained just behind the crease, so after a couple of replays, the third umpire rules it not out

9.3

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, a quick carrom ball, Maqsood has no clue about that one, beaten outside off

9.4

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, a thick outside edge, that flies on the bounce to backward point

9.5

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, Maqsood really struggling against the variations of Narine, and the challenges of the mounting asking-rate, goes for the slog this time, top edge and luckily for him, lands in the vacant midwicket area

9.6

Narine to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, guided to third man for a single

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 35/4 (132 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.50, RRR: 13.20)
Mohammad Hafeez    17* (29b)      SP Narine    1-0-3-0
Sohaib Maqsood    13* (16b 1x6)      AD Russell    1-0-4-0

10.1

Russell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Russell starts the over with a shortish ball outside off, Hafeez can't get bat on it as he wanted to initially scoop the ball over short fine

10.2

Russell to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, powerful struck down the ground, Russell takessome of the pace off the stroke, but it still gallops towards the rope, but some superb footwork near the rope stops it going for four

10.3

Russell to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, and now Hafeez is gone, looking for the big hit that Pakistan need with alarming regularity from now on, top edges it and that swirls to Gayle at extra cover

Mohammad Hafeez c Gayle b Russell 19 (44m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 59.37

Here comes the wildcard, Shahid Afridi. If anyone can...

10.4

Russell to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, Maqsood having a torrid time out there, 137kph bouncer, Maqsood looking for the hook but he's way too late on that and is clonked on the helmet

10.5

Russell to Sohaib Maqsood, FOUR, a low full ball outside off, outside edge past the keeper for four, Pakistan get their second boundary off the outside edge

10.6

Russell to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, badly mistimed, Maqsood went after it with serious power, a short ball that was flat batted over the bowler, rolls towards long-on

End of over 11 (7 runs) Pakistan 42/5 (125 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.81, RRR: 13.88)
Sohaib Maqsood    18* (19b 1x4 1x6)      AD Russell    2-0-11-1
Shahid Afridi    0* (0b)      SP Narine    1-0-3-0

Nick: "Oh BOOM-BOOM can do it easy! Just 22 sixes needed off 55 deliveries! Easy-Peasy! Right?"

11.1

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, West Indies on fire here, Maqsood cracked that one towards cover, a diving stop from the usually not-too-athletic Chris Gayle

11.2

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, blocked down the track, not too convincingly

11.3

Narine to Sohaib Maqsood, OUT, there's the wicket, not an innings Maqsood is going to look back fondly on, he has been all at sea today, his misery ends after he skips down the track, only to miss the ball and give Ramdin another stumping, Maqsood went for a massive heave, got nowhere near the ball

Sohaib Maqsood st †Ramdin b Narine 18 (24m 22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 81.81

11.4

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, no run, spinning away well outside off, guided towards backward point

11.5

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, SIX, an effortless six, Tanvir hardly seemed to put any power behind the shot but he sends the ball flying over midwicket for six, the first of the innings

11.6

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, no run, Narine replies wioth a ripping quick delivery just outside off, Tanvir is flummoxed by it

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 48/6 (119 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.00, RRR: 14.87)
Sohail Tanvir    6* (3b 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-9-1
Shahid Afridi    0* (0b)      AD Russell    2-0-11-1

Kane: "Oh no Australia what have you done!! - You've just awoken the West Indian Lions! Watch out everyone!"

12.1

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Samuels starts with a short ball spinning in, guided towards point

12.2

Samuels to Sohail Tanvir, no run, slapped towards cover where Gayle fields

12.3

Samuels to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, swept from outside off towards deep square leg for a single

12.4

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi gets going with a big six over midwicket, this was a gift from Samuels, drops it too short, Afridi capitalises

12.5

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, no run, goes for the sweep, misses and there is a huge lbw appeal, turned down, Afridi wanted a leg bye though the ball had dribbled straight to backward point, a direct hit there after he was sent back and he was a goner, Santokie misses

12.6

Samuels to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, towards mid-on for a single

End of over 13 (9 runs) Pakistan 57/6 (110 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.38, RRR: 15.71)
Shahid Afridi    8* (4b 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-21-0
Sohail Tanvir    7* (5b 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-9-1

13.1

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, backs away from the stumps and flat-bats it towards long-off

13.2

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, slugged towards midwicket for one more

13.3

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi goes for the slog, doesn't connect properly, and luckily for him, he doesn't hit it well enough to reach the long-on fielder, bounces short of Simmons

13.4

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, no run, looks to sweep a ball that is way outside off

13.5

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run

13.6

Narine to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, on the pads, eased towards deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 14 (6 runs) Pakistan 63/6 (104 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.50, RRR: 17.33)
Shahid Afridi    12* (7b 1x6)      SP Narine    3-0-15-1
Sohail Tanvir    9* (8b 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-21-0

Dwayne Smith to bowl now.

14.1

Smith to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR, short of length ball outside off, lashes this past long-on for four

14.2

Smith to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, low full toss, Tanvir thumps that towards long-off, reaches Bravo on the bounce

14.3

Smith to Shahid Afridi, no run, a Dwayne Smith bouncer outside off, Afridi isn't sure how to deal with it, lets it go

14.4

Smith to Shahid Afridi, no run, another short ball, over the stumps this time, Afridi backs away and looks to dab that to third man, misses

14.5

Smith to Shahid Afridi, SIX, a full toss on the pads, Afridi absolutely clobbers this one over midwicket, miles beyond the rope

14.6

Smith to Shahid Afridi, no run, and for the third time this over, Afridi doesn't get bat on ball

End of over 15 (11 runs) Pakistan 74/6 (93 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.93, RRR: 18.60)
Shahid Afridi    18* (11b 2x6)      DR Smith    1-0-11-0
Sohail Tanvir    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)      SP Narine    3-0-15-1

15.1

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, no run, tries to reverse-sweep Narine, misses

15.2

Narine to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, there's the wicket for Narine, a quicker one from him, Tanvir plays that favourite slog of his to midwicket, ends up as a low catch there, Pakistan have lost their seventh

Sohail Tanvir c Sammy b Narine 14 (14m 12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

Aditya Pidapart: "On the face of it, there is not much difference between Pak and WI at 15 over stage. 10 runs. But the fact that WI were batting blind makes all the difference. They were free to bat as it seemed appropriate. Pakistan have something to keep up to, which is the problem for them."

15.3

Narine to Umar Gul, no run, there's the carrom ball, past the outside edge for Gul

15.4

Narine to Umar Gul, 1 run, tucked towards midwicket for a single

15.5

Narine to Shahid Afridi, OUT, full ball outside off, Afridi walked down the track, Narine fired that full and wide of off, once again a Pakistan batsman shows his hand too early, Narine sent it so wide that Afridi couldn't reach it, Ramdin gets another stumping

Shahid Afridi st †Ramdin b Narine 18 (21m 12b 0x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

15.6

Narine to Saeed Ajmal, no run, defended towards the off side

End of over 16 (1 run) Pakistan 75/8 (92 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.68, RRR: 23.00)
Saeed Ajmal    0* (1b)      SP Narine    4-0-16-3
Umar Gul    1* (2b)      DR Smith    1-0-11-0

Ram: "That 78 all out prediction seems as possible as ever!"

16.1

Russell to Umar Gul, no run, slower offcutter, defended down the track

16.2

Russell to Umar Gul, 1 run, length ball is driven towards long-off

16.3

Russell to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Ajmal looks to thump that to the leg side, a thick bottom edge sends the ball towards mid-on

16.4

Russell to Umar Gul, 1 run, driven towards sweeper cover for a single

16.5

Russell to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, full ball hitting low on the base of the stumps, Pakistan are nine down, one wicket away from a proper hammering

Saeed Ajmal b Russell 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

16.6

Russell to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven towards deep point

End of over 17 (4 runs) Pakistan 79/9 (88 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.64, RRR: 29.33)
Zulfiqar Babar    1* (1b)      AD Russell    3-0-15-2
Umar Gul    3* (5b)      SP Narine    4-0-16-3

17.1

Santokie to Zulfiqar Babar, no run, full ball from Santokie, defended towards point

17.2

Santokie to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run, there goes James the Score's prediction, a single to backward point takes Pakistan to 79

17.3

Santokie to Umar Gul, 1 run, dropped, Narine has put down a skier at square leg, that was a top-edge off a sweep, Narine got under that well in time, West Indies were already beginning to celebrate, only to see
Narine flub it

17.4

Santokie to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run

17.5

Santokie to Umar Gul, OUT, West Indies are through, Pakistan's record of always making the semi-finals in the World T20 is over, Pakistan have been bowled out for the same number of runs West Indies scored in their final five overs, the end comes as Gul top edges a slog to deep midwicket, West Indies are dancing in joy, waving the flag with their supporters

Umar Gul c Simmons b Santokie 4 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Semi-final line-up: India v South Africa, Sri Lanka v West Indies

Ashal : "I love how gangnam style came on as soon as West Indies won, Bangladesh DJ wants Chris Gayle to dance."

James The Score: "Darn that Tanvir boundary!!"

Harshit: "82 all out! Is this an April fool prank?"

Manoj: "Now its time for synchronized Dancing Celebrations...!!"

This is the biggest win for West Indies in a T20I.

SaiM: "78 All out is still one of THE BEST predictions I have seen in this tournament...."

Mark: "Extraordinary! New Zealand, England and Pakistan all chasing reachable targets and none of them reached 90. Australia the exception in chasing successfully. Who will now bet against West Indies?"

Ankit pandey: "Pakistan: "U know what west indies ?? we dont like you either" :D"

Dwayne Bravo is the Man of the Match: "I didn't expect it to be so easy, we have a bowling line-up that can defend any total. Pakistan had our batting in a bit of a bother, but we bat deep. Man of the Match I would have tied with myself, Sammy and Badree."

Post-match presentation:
Mohammad Hafeez: "This wasn't the best of performance from Pakistan. We didn't play well in the final four overs, credit to West Indies. In the first 16 overs we bowled very well, but they got the momentum in the final four overs. We were a little bit panicked early in the chase." Hafeez thanks the fans for their support, and apologises for not putting on a better show. He also says he would have wanted to bat first.

Darren Sammy: "Australia was a pumped-up West Indies, today was a more focussed West Indies. They haven't chased very well. We were looking for 160, we had the momentum going into the dressing room at the break. [about his batting] It's about backing yourself, I have worked a lot with the batting coach, it is just about being confident, I'm trying to do whatever is necessary to get the team over the line."

So, the first semi-final is on April 3: Sri Lanka v West Indies. See you all then, thanks for the company today.

Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
India v South Africa at Dhaka - Apr 4, 2014
India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
West Indies won by 84 runs
Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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Photos

Apr 1, 2014

Darren Sammy and Andre Russell congratulate Samuel Badree, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014

Darren Sammy and Andre Russell congratulate Samuel Badree

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Apr 1, 2014

Denesh Ramdin stumps Shoaib Malik, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014

Denesh Ramdin stumps Shoaib Malik

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