1st Match, Group D, Kingston, Mar 13 2007, ICC World Cup
(47.2/50 ov, target 242)187
West Indies won by 54 runs
Player Of The Match
32 (15) & 3/36

Well, not an epic match but a great start for West Indies and a somehow predictable below-par performance from Pakistan. Check out Will Luke's bulletin for a full report.

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Collymore to Malik, OUT

Shoaib steps back and looks to send the ball into the harbour but gets under it and Chanderpaul coming in from long-off takes the steepler. He is mobbed by delighted fielders and unlike 2003, when West Indies proved to be party poopers, the hosts have won the opening match

Shoaib Malik c Chanderpaul b Collymore 62 (84m 54b 6x4 1x6) SR: 114.81

And they are changing the ball. Another utterly pointless exercise given the match situation ...

Collymore to Malik, no run

driven into the deep but Shoaib turns down the single. Not sure what the point is at this stage

end of over 473 runs • 2 wickets
PAK: 187/9CRR: 3.97 RRR: 18.33
Shoaib Malik62 (52)
Dwayne Bravo 9-0-42-3
Corey Collymore 8-3-27-0

Game set and almost match. Shoaib left stranded as the tail folds.

Bravo to Umar Gul, OUT

you won't see many better catches than that! A full toss driven firmly back to the left of Bravo who stuck out a hand and held the ball at full stretch no more than 18 inches above the ground in his follow through. A jubilant Bravo sprints into the deep pursued by team-mates ...

Umar Gul c & b Bravo 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Bravo to Iftikhar, OUT

Iftikhar chips a full toss from a slower delivery to Lara at extra cover where he takes the catch high above his head

Iftikhar Anjum c Lara b Bravo 11 (29m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.11
Bravo to Iftikhar, no run

athletic stop diving to his right by Bravo, changing direction in his follow through

Bravo to Iftikhar, 2 runs

slow by slower ball standards - 57mph which is shy of Monty Panesar speed - and driven backward of point

Bravo to Malik, 1 run

up to long-on as the crowd get ready to party

Bravo to Malik, no run

Shoaib forced to do a fast-shoe shuffle by a yorker speared in at his feet

end of over 469 runs
PAK: 184/7CRR: 4.00 RRR: 14.50
Shoaib Malik61 (50)
Iftikhar Anjum9 (15)
Corey Collymore 8-3-27-0
Dwayne Bravo 8-0-39-1

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Collymore to Malik, 1 run

worked wide of midwicket for a single

Collymore to Malik, FOUR runs

he won't be so happy about that as Collymore drifts to the leg side and Shoaib helps it on its way

Collymore to Iftikhar, 1 run

into the covers, Lara happy to give a run a ball as the rate heads northwards

Collymore to Malik, 1 run

driven to extra cover where Sarwan makes a tumbling stop

Collymore to Iftikhar, 1 run

chipped to deep midwicket. An ambled single shows that the batsmen know the game is up as well

Collymore to Malik, 1 run

heaved towards long-off but it falls just short of the man there

Bowling change as Collymore back in for the last rites.

end of over 455 runs
PAK: 175/7CRR: 3.88 RRR: 13.40
Iftikhar Anjum7 (13)
Shoaib Malik54 (46)
Dwayne Bravo 8-0-39-1
Jerome Taylor 10-1-38-1
Bravo to Iftikhar, 2 runs

slashed over cover, good running means that they come back for the second and a high throw adds to the ease of the second run

Bravo to Malik, 1 run

heaved from outside off stump into the leg side, high but safe and just the single

Bravo to Iftikhar, 1 run

Iftikhar squirts it out into the off side

Bravo to Iftikhar, no run

full, driven past Bravo who throws down a left hand but misses, and mid-off quickly in to prevent the single

With each single the run-rate climbs.

Bravo to Malik, 1 run

firm drive to Powell at long-off

Bravo to Malik, no run

full on leg stump, cracked to wide long-on

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