result
4th ODI (D/N), Multan, Dec 13 2006, West Indies tour of Pakistan
(34.5/50 ov, target 210)212/3
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 91 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
100* (99) & 1/53
marlon-samuels
15y
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Sizzling Samuels stars in emphatic win

Marlon Samuels and Shivnarine Chanderpaul put West Indies well on track to victory after Rana Naved-ul-Hasan had given Pakistan a glimmer of hope, picking up two early wickets

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan209/10(49.5 overs)
Yasir Hameed71 (118)
Abdul Razzaq33 (46)
Daren Powell3/33(10)
Dwayne Smith2/29(10)
West Indies212/3(34.5 overs)

It has been three and half years since Samuels went past fifty, leave alone 100. And what a nice comeback into the big league. It was a dazzling knock, full of pleasing drives, imperious lofted shots, and dismissive pulls. But the win is not all about Samuels, much of the credit should go to the bowlers who had done the hard work earlier and restricted Pakistan to a below-par total. And then Samuels decided to impose himself.

34.5
4
Iftikhar to Lara, FOUR runs

And that's it. West Indies have won their first game on this tour. Full, angled across, Lara leans forward, head over the ball, square-drives it past point.

34.4
Iftikhar to Lara, no run

And that great shot is followed up with a ugly swipe! Banged in short and Lara tries to slap it across but doesn't connect

34.3
6
Iftikhar to Lara, SIX runs

Orgasmic drive over cover! What a shot! It was a length delivery but Lara leant forward, and just drove on the up. Elegant, Imperious and Languid.

34.2
Iftikhar to Lara, no run
34.1
Iftikhar to Lara, no run

length-delivery, eased to cover point&

end of over 3414 runs
WI: 202/3CRR: 5.94 RRR: 0.50
Marlon Samuels100 (99)
Brian Lara3 (15)
Abdul Razzaq 6-0-51-0
Iftikhar Anjum 5-0-46-0
33.6
4
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, FOUR runs

That's his hundred, his second. Brought up in style. Full and on the legs, clipped away powerfully. This has been such a dazzling knock. Has Samuels finally arrived?

33.5
4
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, FOUR runs

Banged in short, stands up on his toes, swivels and bang, To the deep midwicket boundary

And some in the crowd have had enough. they are walking out.

33.4
2
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, 2 runs

full in length, outside off, eased past cover

33.3
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, no run
33.2
4
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, FOUR runs

Ah....Length-delivery, lands on middle, came back in but Samuels adjust to that movement, whips it past midwicket

33.1
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, no run

beaten. Ambitious heave outside the offstump. doesn't make contact . Lara goes across, has a chat with the youngster. Lets see what he does next ball

end of over 335 runs
WI: 188/3CRR: 5.69 RRR: 1.29
Brian Lara3 (15)
Marlon Samuels86 (93)
Iftikhar Anjum 5-0-46-0
Abdul Razzaq 5-0-37-0
32.6
Iftikhar to Lara, no run

fullish, on the off and middle, Lara leans forward, slightly late, brings his bat down across the line, dabs the ball to midwicket

32.5
Iftikhar to Lara, no run

length-delivery, outside off, Lara goes back and across, steers it to Hafeez at point

32.4
Iftikhar to Lara, no run

full, outside off, Lara leans forward, opens the bat-face, steers it to right of point and Hafeez makes a good diving stop

32.3
1
Iftikhar to Samuels, 1 run
32.2
Iftikhar to Samuels, no run

Lovely comeback from Anjum. Slower deliv ery, on the stumps, almost had Samuels who somehow adjusted at the last minute, stopped his intended lofted drive, and pushed the delivery away to the off side

32.1
4
Iftikhar to Samuels, FOUR runs

Wah! Wah! Samuels is flowing like a river tonight. Imperious lofted drive. Full in length and Samuels just took out the left foot out of the line and creamed it, in the air , between the bowler and mid-on

end of over 327 runs
WI: 183/3CRR: 5.71 RRR: 1.50
Brian Lara3 (12)
Marlon Samuels81 (90)
Abdul Razzaq 5-0-37-0
Mohammad Sami 7-0-37-1
31.6
Abdul Razzaq to Lara, no run

full-length, Lara goes back rather than forward, stabs it away to the offside

31.5
Abdul Razzaq to Lara, no run

in the zone outside off, slower delviery, left alone

31.4
1
Abdul Razzaq to Samuels, 1 run
Best performances - batters
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels WI
100 runs (99)
17 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
27 runs
6 fours
0 six
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Yasir Hameed portrait
Yasir Hameed PAK
71 runs (118)
3 fours
0 six
Control77%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
20 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Portrait of Daren Powell
DBL Powell WI
O
10
M
1
R
33
W
3
ECO
3.3
Dwayne Smith profile photo
DR Smith WI
O
10
M
1
R
29
W
2
ECO
2.9
Match details
Multan Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Pakistan
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels
Series resultPakistan led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 2464
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days13 December 2006 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
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Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
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Riazuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Mohammad Aslam
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst