West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I at Port of Spain, , Mar 30 2017 - Ball by Ball Commentary

2nd T20I, Port of Spain, March 30, 2017, Pakistan tour of West Indies
(20 ov, T:133) 129/8

Pakistan won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
13 (10) & 4/14
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end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 129/8CRR: 6.45 
Jason Holder26 (17b 2x4 1x6)
Samuel Badree0 (0b)
Hasan Ali 4-0-35-1
Wahab Riaz 4-0-23-1

4.00pm For so long, it seemed like West Indies were cruising. It wasn't a big chase either. But they just haven't created a winning habit to find a way to win clutch, tough moments in games like these. It's the second-lowest total successfully defended by Pakistan in T20Is. With 14 required off 6, and then 6 off 4, Hasan Ali delivered four decent balls to win Pakistan the game. It was Shadab again, who led Pakistan with 4 for 14.

Presentation time.

Carlos Brathwaite: "We started beautifully, we let it slip. We drop a catch, and we misfielded, didn't do it in the backend with the bat. We have a team plan, but it's up to the guys to express what they want. We are showing progression: we had the opportunity but couldn't win. It's about self-reflection."

Shadab Khan is the Man of the Match: "A slower pitch than Barbados, was getting more turn."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Starting wasn't good, but we finished well. It looked a good pitch, but it's slow."

Sarfraz Ahmed:

Hasan Ali to Holder, 1 run

it's just one. It's a pretty good place to bowl and he's done it. A wide yorker outside off, Holder stays in his crease and can only bunt the ball towards point for a run. Pakistan have defended 132 by three runs to ensure they can't lose the series. WI have somehow found a way to lose, again. Relief on Pakistan's faces

5 off 1 ball. Four takes us to a super-over. Holder on strike. badree walks out without a cap or helmet.

Hasan Ali to Narine, OUT

whoops, it's a run-out without a run. Pakistan are back. Good length delivery on middle, Narine toe-ends his swat back to the bowler. Holder thinks he is run-out but Narine ensures he passes Holder, sacrificing himself.

Sunil Narine run out (Hasan Ali) 9 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Holder comes down, probably tells Narine we're running

Hasan Ali to Narine, no run

another slower ball, that's where he needed to be at the start of the over. A slower offcutter outside off, Narine loses his shape as he fails to pick the slower ball. A play and miss.

Third man and fine leg are up. Point and cover are too.

Hasan Ali to Narine, 1 wide

oh my. WI fans have never been happier since the 2016 World T20. A full delivery that drifts down leg for a leg side wide. Finally, there is voice in the stands.

6 off 3

Hasan Ali to Narine, no run

finally adjusts his length. A shorter length outside off, Narine swings and misses. No bye. Important dot ball

Hasan Ali to Narine, FOUR runs

oh no. It's a low full toss from Hasan Ali. Another one that is full. Narine stays low, picks the full toss and hits the ball in the best possible place. Right over the bowler's head. Four. Brathwaite is finally happy

The slower ball?

Hasan Ali to Narine, FOUR runs

finds the boundary does Narine. If there was one place you don't want to bowl, it's there. Full and straight, in the arc. Narine heaves the ball into the gap at midwicket and he finds four. Wow.

Hasan Ali will bowl. 14 off 6. Narine is on strike. Imperative that bat meets ball for WI. One boundary changes things dramatically. Will it be the yorker or the slower ball? The wide yorker? It's noisy at the Queen's Park Oval. It's pressure.

end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 119/7CRR: 6.26 RRR: 14.00
Jason Holder25 (16b 2x4 1x6)
Sunil Narine1 (2b)
Wahab Riaz 4-0-23-1
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-29-0
Wahab Riaz to Holder, no run

a high full toss outside off and Holder misses it. Another bad ball, but Wahab gets away with it. Superb over despite two bad balls to round up his spell

Wahab Riaz to Holder, FOUR runs

that's four of them. After nailing all his yorkers, he misses this and pays a big big price. On a length on leg, Holder swings, makes contact and finds the boundary behind square.

Wahab Riaz to Narine, 1 run

hammered but straight to cover. Just one. This is excellent bowling from Wahab

Wahab Riaz to Narine, no run

another dot. Full and straight, misses the yorker but Narine, being new to the crease, can't time the ball cleanly. Back to the bowler. None off this over

19 off 10. Here's Narine

Wahab Riaz to Brathwaite, OUT

bowled. Big wicket. Full and straight from Wahab Riaz. Full throttle. Brathwaite swings across the line and misses. The stumps are disturbed and Pakistan have an opening. The third umpire wants to check a no-ball and it's mighty close, but there is a smidgen behind at first point of impact. He shouldn't be that close though

Carlos Brathwaite b Wahab Riaz 15 (23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.21
Wahab Riaz to Brathwaite, no run

excellent bowling. A full and wide yorker, Brathwaite beaten for pace. Can't make contact. Dot

Wahab to bowl the penultimate over. Boom or bust?

end of over 1811 runs
WI: 114/6CRR: 6.33 RRR: 9.50
Carlos Brathwaite15 (21b 1x4)
Jason Holder21 (14b 1x4 1x6)
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-29-0
Wahab Riaz 3-0-18-0
Tanvir to Brathwaite, 1 run

happy to take what they can. Length delivery outside off, Brathwaite opens the face and guides the ball to short third man. End of Tanvir's spell.

20 off 13. 10 off this over already

Tanvir to Holder, 1 run

on a length on leg, nudged to midwicket. Just one.

Tanvir to Brathwaite, 1 run

just short of long-on. Back of a length on middle and leg, Brathwaite muscles a delivery down to long-on. Malik thinks of going in, but bails out.

Tanvir to Holder, 1 run

length on middle, pushed down towards long-on. Just one

Tanvir to Holder, SIX runs

huuuge! Big hit. Slower delivery outside off, Holder gets under the length and lofts the ball cleanly and easily over long-off. What a clutch hit that

Required rate over 10 now

Tanvir to Brathwaite, 1 run

excellent yorker. Full, straight and accurate. Jammed down to long-on

end of over 178 runs
WI: 103/6CRR: 6.05 RRR: 10.00
Jason Holder13 (11b 1x4)
Carlos Brathwaite12 (18b 1x4)
Wahab Riaz 3-0-18-0
Sohail Tanvir 3-0-18-0
Wahab Riaz to Holder, no run

dot ball to finish. A slower length delivery outside off, Holder gets beside the ball, looking to go over cover but fails to connect

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