Player of the Match
Player of the Match
283dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

WI win big, reach quarters thanks to Pakistan

West Indies needed to overhaul a target of 176 in 36.2 overs or less to make the quarter-finals barring a tie in Adelaide and they did that without much incident

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Nasir Aziz
Nasir Aziz
60(86) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
13 15 5 4 3 0 4 16
Amjad Javed
Amjad Javed
56(99) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 7 4 9 13 2 13 6

Best performances - Bowlers

JO Holder
JO Holder
O10
M1
R27
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JE Taylor
JE Taylor
O8.4
M0
R36
W3
Eco4.15
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Rohan Sharma

5.45 pm: So there you have it. All eyes are now on the Adelaide match between Pakistan and Ireland. If Pakistan win, they go through. If Ireland win, then they go through. However, if the match ends in a tie, then Ireland and Pakistan go though. Who will you be supporting then? Hope you enjoyed this match-up between the UAE and West Indies. Till the next game, this is Rohan Sharma signing off for ESPNcricinfo.

Jason Holder, West Indies captain/Man of the Match: The ball came out really well for me at the start, also got some good bounce. Just concentrated on bowling in the right areas. It was a bit slow, but I was happy to get some movement. Extremely pleased with how the games came out to play. It was a must-win and we were able to accomplish it. We had to show the intent and try to finish the game before 36 overs, which we were able to achieve. NZ are obviously playing some very good cricket, so we will look ahead to that if we are able to make it to the quarter-finals.

Holder is the Man of the Match for his 4 for 27

Mohammed Tauqir, UAE captain: When they put us in to bat, they took good advantage of the bowling conditions. 40-odd for 6 was tough to recover from, but Nasir and Amjad batted well in the end. Amjad has been very consistent for us throughout the tournament, both with the bat and ball. So some positives from this World Cup. We have the T20 World Cup qualification ahead of us in July. It was a decent performance from us in this tournament. It was a good learning experience for us. It was very enjoyable, but there was a lot of traveling to do (chuckles).

5.27 pm: It is quite simple now for the West Indies. They have to hope that, first, the game between Pakistan and Ireland, which is happening live right now, doesn't end in a tie in order to get through as the fourth-ranked team in Pool B, regardless of the win margin. We will be back shortly with quotes from the match presentation. along with the announcement for Man of the Match. Don't forget that there will also be a live showing of Match Point on the main homepage.

5.25 pm: In the end, the West Indies, despite some troubling periods during the match, are able to get over the line and ensure they got both the win, and the boost in their overall NRR. Johnson Charles (55), Jonathan Carter (58*) and Ramdin (33*) were instrumental in this middling chase. Holder has a big smile on his face as Sammy and him embrace in the dressing room.

30.3
1
Guruge to Ramdin, 1 run, Ramdin able to end this with a heave over towards midwicket as West Indies successfully complete their mission here in Napier
30.2
0
Guruge to Ramdin, no run, drives away this length delivery towards the off side, but fails to get the needed single
30.1
2
Guruge to Ramdin, 2 runs, able to clip away this fuller length on the pads through fine leg to level the scores

Not all impressed with this West Indies performance today, especially with the kind of start they had earlier in the day. They have been quite pedestrian here towards the end of this chase too.

END OF OVER:
30 | 2 Runs | WI: 173/4 (3 runs required from 19.3 overs, RR: 5.76, RRR: 0.15)

  • Denesh Ramdin30 (47b)
  • Jonathan Carter50 (58b)
  • Amjad Javed8-0-29-2
  • Manjula Guruge7-1-37-2

suresh babu: "irritating.... what i can describe WI batting as of now...."

29.6
1
Amjad Javed to Ramdin, 1 run, offers a full toss which should have been creamed away to end the over, but instead Ramdin just pokes it away to sweeper cover
29.5
0
Amjad Javed to Ramdin, no run, fuller length, on middle and leg, which is eased down to long on
29.4
0
Amjad Javed to Ramdin, no run, content to fend away this fullish length outside off stump

Erratic top order

2

Number of 50-plus scores by West Indies' top four batsmen in this World Cup, before today. The batsmen from No. 5 onwards have six such scores

A fine start

69

Runs for West Indies in the first 10 overs, their best by far in this tournament. Previous best: 47 v South Africa

A first in 35 years

6

Number of batsmen bowled in the UAE innings, the first such instance in a World Cup game since 1979

A tournament to forget

3

Number of ducks for Krishna Chandran, the most by any batsman in this tournament. With the ball, he has 1 for 177 from 25 overs

Windies' wickets spree

2

Number of times WI have had the opposition 5 down for less than 30 in this tournament - Pakistan were 25 for 5

Never before

0

Number of times that West Indies and UAE have previously played each other in an ODI.