4th ODI, Gros Islet, Jul 21 2013, Pakistan tour of West Indies
(49/49 ov)
(30/31 ov, target 189)
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
West Indies
• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Misbah, Hafeez secure lead in shortened game

West Indies were sluggish after rain, almost resigned, whereas Pakistan chased with intent, and took an unassailable 2-1 lead with only the final game to go

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
West Indies261/7(49 overs)
Pakistan189/4(30 overs)
end of over 3015 runs
PAK: 189/4CRR: 6.3 
Umar Akmal29 (18)
Misbah-ul-Haq53 (43)
Dwayne Bravo6-0-49-1
Sunil Narine7-0-29-0


Bravo: "Was a great batting display by us and Marlon. Very disappointed we didn't win the game for him. Our main bowlers had already bowled five overs (before the rain break) and I could have done a lot better, it was always us against a very good batting line-up. We wanted to bat first anyway and Marlon batted through for us today."

Misbah: "Very pleased. We were looking to exploit the pitch but the rain came early. It was like a normal T20 game, Hafeez and I wanted to play normal cricketing shots. It was the case of not panicking. Junaid bowled very sensibly, good yorkers. We needed 8 an over and I had to adjust. The team will gain from the momentum today."

Samuels is the Man of the Match: "West Indies cricket is still on the rise so we want the fans to stay with us. I set high standards and I'm still in good nick. If you look at my career I have never failed consistently. The coach has been telling the players to give ourselves a chance. There is some fire burning inside me so I had to let it off (while celebrating)."

So Bravo accepts he messed up with his own bowling. Haven't we seen a lot of him being carted around of late? Misbah was beaming and why not? So Pakistan cannot lose this series. One game to go, West Indies need to win to square the series. That game's on Wednesday, same time same place. Do join us then. Thanks for your company. Do read the match report, which is getting updated. Cheers!

End of match: What a day! After all that rain and tuk-tuk this tuk-tuk that, Misbah played a very controlled hand and takes Pakistan to a win that has given them a lead in the series with only one match remaining. That means they can't lose the series anymore. Great hand by Mohammad Hafeez as well, as the target when Pakistan resumed after the rain break was a stiff one. But they did that in canter. Over to Kanishkaa for the presentation.

Shajee Ahmed: "There is nothing new in Misbah's innings. The thing that has surprised most of us is how well Hafeez played today. His timing was simply elegant today."

Vishal Sheokand: "Why does Bravo keep thinking he is a good death bowler?? IPL is different."

Arsalan: "I rest my case about Misbah :)"

Faraz: "@Shahrose: The laws of Physics don't apply to Misbah"

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 leg bye
it's all over! Misbah has done it! They let out a cry of happiness as they steal a single off a yorker
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, no run
full delivery on the pads, it is driven powerfully towards the deep midwicket boundary, but Simmons makes a good stop at midwicket

Abdullah: "From tuk, tuk to TAKE THAT !!! Just luvin' it."

DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 2 runs
he takes a couple of steps down and then chips the short of length delivery over cover for a couple of runs to make the scores level
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs
and no. 3 in the over, Bravo wants to finish this himself. It was length outside off and Umar Akmal carves it over point for a one-bounce four
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs
now he gets a low full toss and this time he drives it powerfully down the ground. Sammy dived in vain
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs
he bowls a high full-toss and Umar Akmal makes room and whacks it over the bowler's head for a boundary

Bravo continues round the wicket

end of over 2911 runs
PAK: 174/4CRR: 6 • RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
Misbah-ul-Haq53 (43)
Umar Akmal15 (12)
Sunil Narine7-0-29-0
Dwayne Bravo5-0-35-1

Zeeshan Mahmud: "Only way Windies can win is fly in Bapu Nadkarni in a chopper, grant him local citizenship, change ICC laws to accomodate sub to bowl and let him bowl the last few overs maiden at a stretch. Only...."

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
fires in a quicker one, the batsman can only dig it out back to the bowler
Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX runs
he gets to his half-century with a thundering slap over deep midwicket. It was slow and short and asked to be hit, but that was butchered
Narine to Umar Akmal, 1 run
now Narine fires in a yorker, 113 kph, Umar can only block it out as far as midwicket

Shahrose: "Sorry Misbah! According to Newton's 13th law of physics, you're already at the maximum possible strike rate and now extraordinary events will ensure you don't cross that limit."

Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
full delivery on the pads, thumped really hard, but straight to the deep midwicket fielder
Narine to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs
quicker delivery on off, Misbah wanted to hoick it towards cow corner, but he gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg
Narine to Umar Akmal, 1 run
he bowls the other one on the leg stump line, but Umar is on the back foot and he slaps it to deep midwicket easily

Narine is coming in to bowl his last over

end of over 286 runs
PAK: 163/4CRR: 5.82 • RRR: 8.66 • Need 26 from 18b
Umar Akmal13 (10)
Misbah-ul-Haq44 (39)
Dwayne Bravo5-0-35-1
Marlon Samuels3-0-26-0
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run
full delivery, Umar digs it out down the ground for a single
DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
oye! Now Misbah has hit the umpire! This was a low full-toss and Misbah pings it back again, it was a drop by Bravo, but that came back too quickly and hit Steve Davis on his bottoms. Davis apologises for stopping that one
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run
fired into the block hole, Umar pushes that to long-on

Ozzy: "A moment of silence for everyone who thought Afridi's form in the first ODI was going to last."

DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
oh this was beautifully pinged back down the ground, but Misbah hits Umar at non-striker's. And he is not happy with Umar for not being able to get out of the way in time
DJ Bravo to Umar Akmal, 1 run
he bowls a yorker on leg stump, Umar makes room and digs it out to mid-off
DJ Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
he bowls a low full-toss, Misbah flicks it to deep square leg

Bravo coming round the wicket

Best performances - batsmen
MN Samuels
106 runs (104)
9 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
Mohammad Hafeez
59 runs (62)
5 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
19 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Irfan
KAJ Roach
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossPakistan , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of West Indies
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Series resultPakistan led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3393
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days21 July 2013 (50-over match)
Peter Nero
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Joel Wilson
Match Referee
David Boon