length ball on middle and off, and pulled with a crackling sound! Pollard stays deep in his crease with his front leg out of the way as well, and tonks that beyond the deep square leg fence to end the innings with a six
Right, guys, it's been so much fun being around you guys this evening. We didn't get a result, but we talked Olympics, we watched Pakistan bring a very explosive West Indies batting line-up to heel, and we saw a glimpse of what Kieron Pollard can do at the end. Can't wait for the next three games as the series moves to Providence, Guyana. See you then!
02.02pm: The match has been abandoned
Roddy: "Hi guys. Can someone explain why even an additional few minutes to drain the outfield isn't possible? Not for for the fans. Can surely be more flexible " Because it's cricket, and cricket does things its own way. Can't really give you much more than that, I'm afraid.
This looks grim folks. We need to start in about 10 minutes to avoid a rained-out game, and that seems a tall order.
NAUMAN: "Ultimate dream in street cricket, bat and then don't have to ball/field."
So if there's no play till 02:06pm, it's a washout
Hello! Yep, rain's in the air as I take over.
As Jawad puts it: "Whenever himanshu gives it to Danyal, rain sets in. AHHH, the olympic swimming curse."
Catch Danyal for the chase, but it's drizzling at the moment and we'll provide an update as soon as we have one.
Mustafa S: "Hopefully rain doesn't disrupt this, this is shaping to be a great competition!"
Isaac Marshall: "Aside from Pollie, Pakistan completely dominated."
1.38pm That's the end of the West Indies innings, and here comes the drizzle too. The pitch has been immediately covered by the ground staff. Anyway, it was always going to be a shootout with just nine overs to play and West Indies did well to post 85. There were far too many dot balls, credit for which must go to Pakistan, who did well with the slower balls and the ones turning too.
Last ball. 85 anyone?
another short of a length ball on middle and leg, and he miscues a pull. But the ball lands safely much before deep midwicket could run ahead that far
another short ball on middle and leg, but this time he finds the gap between deep midwicket and deep square. This was bowled much quicker, and he rode the bounce too while playing with his front leg in the air
and he is beaten on his pull. Short delivery at just 124kph on middle and off, and Pollard swings and swivels too early
Ready then. Pollard has four balls to make an impact.
Pollard getting disturbed with his bat, with the handle being damaged in all probability. Out comes a substitute with four bats
Swathi: "Just tuning into this match. It is crazy to see that extras given has been the highest score till now."
yorker length on middle, and at 138kph. Holder steps across, but can only lob that toward deep midwicket with the ball coming off really low on the bat
beaten on his heave. Fullish ball on off, and angling away as Holder tries to slog but misses
Shaheen comes from over the wicket
Final over of the innings, as the ground staff remain ready with the covers
in the slot on off, and he makes room to smash that over the bowler. Long-off runs to his right to keep that down to a single
Slight drizzle now
tries to dab that good length ball in the channel, but ends up playing it really close to himself instead
well taken by Rizwan! Another slower delivery bowled with a scrambled seam and on a short of a length on middle and off. Hetmyer went for the scoop by stepping across, but mistimes it as Rizwan dives forward after running to complete a good take in the end
Around the wicket to Hetmyer
pushes this fullish ball on off to cover by opening the face of the bat
he miscues a pull, but is safe in the end. Short of a length on middle and off, and slower in pace too. The ball flies over short fine leg, who threw to the keeper's end where Pollard was only ambling back. Hasan fumbled a throw with the batter miles away, and the West Indies captain has an escape
whacked over deep square leg. Good length ball on middle and off, and he hit against the wind while not even quite finding the middle of the bat
Pollard taking his time by digging the bail, and then the pitch
Hasan returns. Over the wicket
Sarah : "This is probably the one game where I don't have a problem with windies swinging for the hills every ball to be honest "
slower ball on a good length on middle and off, and Hetmyer is beaten on his cut as the ball carries well to the keeper
crashed to point. Short of a length on middle and off, and he gave himself room to hammer that to the left of the man on the boundary
goes for the scoop, but is beaten. Bowled full and in the channel at 143kph, as the batter stepped across to ramp but the ball passed in between the stumps and his bat
chops this good length ball outside off to short third man
that is pretty wayward to be honest. The ball almost slipped out of his hands it seemed, with Wasim landing it full and way outside leg. Rizwan dived to his left, but couldn't get a hand either
Over the wicket to Pollard too
HMQ: "That's a really good first wicket to get.. Memorable "
fuller ball on middle, and he opens the bat face to dab to point while playing close to his body
Hetmyer is the new batter. Wasim continues over the wicket
taken at long-on! Slower ball with a scrambled seam bowled in the slot but wide of off. Gayle swings his bat to that one, and though that travels quick and flat, it is right down the throat of the man on the fence. What a first wicket to have in your career! Fourth wicket down, and West Indies need rapid runs too
Wasim is back from over the wicket. Just three overs to go
and the googly first up! Good length ball on off, and turned into the right-hander as Pollard went for the flick with his front leg on off. Beaten in the end, with the ball striking his front pad
West Indies losing their way, and here comes Pollard, who as usual digs a bail first. Qadir stays over the wicket, with a slip in place
msrk: "This pitch is more of finger spinner suitable , evident of how H.Ali's slower balls were gripped, and also M.Hafeez's. I highly doubt, if Pak management has seen WI v Aus recently concluded 3-match odi series"
|Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to field first|
|Series result||4-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1205|
|Match days||28 July 2021 - day (20-over match)|