those are the winning runs. This was short and wide outside off, he opens the face of the bat and plays the fine delicate dab between point and short third man
Right then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the first semifinal between India and Sri Lanka tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at the commentaty desk. Cheers
Shimron Hetmyer: Wonderful result for us, feels good to be through to the semifinals. We just stuck to our plans, executed what we worked on at practice. Probably yes, the toss was a good one to lose, our bowlers did superbly well to take early wickets.
Zeeshan Malik: We're disappointed. I thought we set a few total despite a poor start. Our plan was to get around 235, because we knew our bowlers were capable of defending it. Credit to West Indies for chasing it down aggressively.
So, our semifinals line-up looks like this. India will take on Sri Lanka tomorrow in Mirpur, while Bangladesh will play West Indies on Thursday.
Jay: "So, it won't be all Asian!!!! Hard Luck Pakistan! You fought well!"
Umair Masood is the Player of the Match
On many other days, Umair Masood's century would have ended in a winning cause. Have to feel for him. Tremendous show of character to help Pakistan recover from 57 for 5. Their spinners made a match of it, but the early impetus provided by Pope and Hetmyer allowed Imlach to keep eating into the deficit and eventually secure victory.
The celebrations have begun in the West Indies camp. The entire team runs onto the field to greet the two batsmen. Shimron Hetmyer walks up to the coach to give him a big bear hug. Shows how much it means to them. Pakistan, on the other hand, have are walking off disappointed, but they've been extremely sporting to walk up to their West Indies couterparts to congratulate them.
cramped for room, squeezed to cover as he looks to cut
shapes for a cut, too full, beaten
sees the flight and deposits that back over the bowler's head, clears the ropes and the advertising hoardings. Lands near the West Indies dug out
angled to the point fielder
on the shorter side, makes room to free his arms and slaps it past the diving point fielder, looks like got a bit of hand on it but so fierce was the hit that it wasn't enough to prevent the boundary
driven to mid-off this time
that's a freebie. Full toss on middle, hammered back past the bowler, easy pickings.
skids onto middle from wide of the crease, somehow gets a thick inside edge towards midwicket
mistimes a pull to the fielder running in from wide long-on, no need to play shots like those. He would have definitely been nervous as the ball was swirling in the air
swung across the line, mistimes the slog to deep midwicket
worked with the spin to long on
Time for drinks. If I was the West Indies coach, I'd tell the batsmen the job isn't done yet
walks across the stumps and sweeps it across the line into the deep backward square leg boundary. Picked his spot, knew what he was doing
sharp turn back into off, dabbed wide of the wicketkeeper
swept hard, straight to square leg
excellent work by the deep midwicket fielder, throwing himself to his left to pull it off inches from the boundary
looks to help it past short fine leg, the ball spun back a bit too much, nice take by the wicketkeeper
gets forward and smothers the spin
sees the flight and decides to go after that one, lofts it over the infield, the man at deep midwicket comes around to cut that off
gets to the pitch of the ball and strokes it to the cover fielder