it's all over! Misbah has done it! They let out a cry of happiness as they steal a single off a yorker
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"
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."
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
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
now he gets a low full toss and this time he drives it powerfully down the ground. Sammy dived in vain
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
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...."
fires in a quicker one, the batsman can only dig it out back to the bowler
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
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."
full delivery on the pads, thumped really hard, but straight to the deep midwicket fielder
quicker delivery on off, Misbah wanted to hoick it towards cow corner, but he gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg
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
full delivery, Umar digs it out down the ground for a single
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
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."
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
he bowls a yorker on leg stump, Umar makes room and digs it out to mid-off
he bowls a low full-toss, Misbah flicks it to deep square leg
Bravo coming round the wicket
Arsalan: "Win or loose, Misbah has been the man of the hour too often. It has become fashionable to blame Pakistani demise on Misbah. I see him next to Imran Khan (yes, the Imran Khan) as the most successful captain. A captain's success isn't measured by the number of wins. Heading a Pakistani cricket team takes much more than just winning matches: politics; match fixing; etc. Take everything into account!" --- He has said it all. Time to shut everything down and go home
quicker delivery on the pads, Misbah tucks it to deep backward square leg for a single
another yorker, now Umar Akmal goes straight with his chip shot to long-on