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2nd Match, Group B, The Oval, Jun 7 2013, ICC Champions Trophy
(40.4/50 ov, target 171)172/8
West Indies won by 2 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies overcome Misbah heroics

After the high-scoring opening match in Cardiff, there was a low-scoring nail-biter at The Oval with West Indies securing a priceless two-wicket victory

Match centre 
Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Pakistan170/10(48 overs)
West Indies172/8(40.4 overs)

That's all then from tonight. Thanks for joining us, and we hope for more such low-scoring thrillers

Quotes from the presentation

"The plan was to see off the new ball," says Misbah-ul-Haq. "but we did oppositely. Credit goes to them too, they bowled well. With nasir and I, we could have gone to 240-250, but some bad shots and we kept on losing wickets. If you are set, you can't make mistake, otherwise your team suffers. The century doesn't matter. Runs matter only if the team wins. Really happy with the way the bowlers bowled. Everybody bowled their hearts out. We need to rectify the small mistakes. Everybody who made the little mistakes need to say they could have done better."

"Tough situation," says Dwayne Bravo. "Lot of credit to the boys. Kemat set the stone, backed up by Rampaul and Narine. yes it was a close match but it is important to get the nerves out of the way. We didn't want Pakistan to bowl first, because there would be moisture and movement. They bowled really well in the chase too, but credit to the boys. Words can't explain how it felt. Last time Chris Gayle mentioned in the meeting that The Oval is like a home game. We were outnumbered by the Pakistan fans, but we enjoyed it."

"Wanted to pitch the ball up and let the ball do the work," says Kemar Roach, the Man of the Match. "It's great to win the first match. The guys are relieved. Pakistan are a tough side to pay against. Definitely my rhythm was on today. I am proud of myself and the team."

What a superb match we have had here. Roach punches the air and keeps running. He is rightly jubilant. Both sides bowled well here. Roach at the start, followed by repair work by Misbah and Jamshed. The latter threw it away, but Misbah batted until the end with an unbeaten 96 out of a total of 170. he could have easily played just for his hundred, but he kept turning down singes with the last man in.

The chase was exciting with the Pakistan bowlers defending this in a possessed manner. There was a lot of good short-pitched bowling and spin, but the West Indies batsmen made enough small contributions to edge ahead in the end. We will bring the presentation quotes soon

40.4
4
Junaid to Roach, FOUR runs

how fitting that Roach has finished it all. Length ball outside off, Roach square-drives it over point for the winning runs. That to go with his 10-4-28-3

Over the wicket now

40.3
1
Junaid to Ramdin, 1 run

short of a length, middle and leg, drops it to leg and takes a single

Nitin Chaudhary: "Time to hit winning runs and show what u got in your pocket Ramdin."

40.2
1
Junaid to Roach, 1 run

Malik adds a lazy attempt at point to his golden duck. The misfield not only gives them one, but it takes Roach off strike too

Roach on strike now. Junaid goes round the stumps

40.1
1
Junaid to Ramdin, 1 run

short of a length, cut away to third man for one

Junaid Khan into the attack now. Will he go round the stumps? No he won't. over the wicket with a slip in

end of over 403 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 165/8CRR: 4.12 RRR: 0.60
Kemar Roach0 (4)
Denesh Ramdin9 (12)
Mohammad Irfan 9-0-32-3
Saeed Ajmal 10-1-38-2
39.6
Irfan to Roach, no run

it is a dot. Short of a length, middle and leg, defended off the back foot. Well done, Roach

Now to compensate for that no-ball earlier in the over. Will Pakistan get a wicket? Will West Indies end the game here? Will this be a dot?

39.5
Irfan to Roach, no run

short of a length, outside off, angles away, Roach plays inside the line of it

39.4
Irfan to Roach, no run

what a beauty. A 140k yorker from that height. On off. Well done, Roach too for keeping it out

39.3
Irfan to Roach, no run

a nervous nervous push outside off. Full, sucker ball. Roach is nearly sucked into it, but doesn't edge it

Still no Rampaul. Roach in ahead of him. West Indies need six. A slip in. Four men saving one on the off side

39.2
W
Irfan to Narine, OUT

Pakistan stay alive. This game stays alive. Long live ODI. Narine backs away to drive, the ball is not short enough, the extra bounce gets the edge. Akmal hasn't dropped anything today, he is not about to now

Sunil Narine c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 11 (14m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 137.5
39.2
1nb
Irfan to Narine, (no ball)

bouncer, just outside off, left alone. Will you believe this? Pakistan have only seven to defend, but they don't have enough fielders inside the circle. Called a no-ball. Well done Nigel Llong. Alert. No free hit, though

Slip and a short leg in

39.1
2
Irfan to Narine, 2 runs

short, into the body, Narine flicks this over midwicket for two. He is playing a lovely cameo here

Irfan went off the field at the start of the previous over, but he is back now. He will bowl this over. Irfan has two to go, Junaid has three

end of over 398 runs
WI: 162/7CRR: 4.15 RRR: 0.81
Denesh Ramdin9 (12)
Sunil Narine9 (5)
Saeed Ajmal 10-1-38-2
Wahab Riaz 10-1-42-2
38.6
Ajmal to Ramdin, no run

another sharp offbreak not short enough to cut. Ramdin tries it, and is beaten this time

38.5
Ajmal to Ramdin, no run

flat, outside off, defended solidly back to him

38.4
Ajmal to Ramdin, no run

flighted on off, driven back at him, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, but Ajmal hasn't got a hand to it

38.3
2lb
Ajmal to Ramdin, 2 leg byes

doosra, starts outside leg, hits the pad, and goes for two

38.2
4
Ajmal to Ramdin, FOUR runs

Ramdin loves to cut. And he has done it again. This is not too short, and is turning in sharply, but he manages to cut it between the legs of gully. I won't call it a drop because it has gone fast, but he should have stopped it at least

38.1
2lb
Ajmal to Ramdin, 2 leg byes

full, into the pad, turning down, goes for two leg-byes

Ajmal's last over. Irfan is going off the field. Wonder what's up. A slip and a gully in

end of over 387 runs
WI: 154/7CRR: 4.05 RRR: 1.41
Denesh Ramdin5 (6)
Sunil Narine9 (5)
Wahab Riaz 10-1-42-2
Saeed Ajmal 9-1-34-2
37.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Ramdin, 1 run

driven powerfully on the up, gets a single to deep point

37.5
1
Wahab Riaz to Narine, 1 run

dug in shirt, fended away through where gully would have been. Takes the single

Target under 20 now

37.4
4
Wahab Riaz to Narine, FOUR runs

Narine is playing a blinder. He makes room and hits this leg-stump full toss between point and cover. Seems the yorker has gone wrong, and he has hit this hard into the ground

Best performances - batters
Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
Misbah-ul-Haq PAK
96 runs (127)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
34 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Nasir Jamshed portrait
Nasir Jamshed PAK
50 runs (93)
5 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Kemar Roach player portrait
KAJ Roach WI
O
10
M
4
R
28
W
3
ECO
2.8
Sunil Narine
SP Narine WI
O
10
M
1
R
34
W
3
ECO
3.4
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Kemar Roach
Kemar Roach
Match numberODI no. 3364
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Match days7 June 2013 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsWest Indies 2, Pakistan 0