West Indies are through, Pakistan's record of always making the semi-finals in the World T20 is over, Pakistan have been bowled out for the same number of runs West Indies scored in their final five overs, the end comes as Gul top edges a slog to deep midwicket, West Indies are dancing in joy, waving the flag with their supporters
Semi-final line-up: India v South Africa, Sri Lanka v West Indies
Ashal : "I love how gangnam style came on as soon as West Indies won, Bangladesh DJ wants Chris Gayle to dance."
James The Score: "Darn that Tanvir boundary!!"
Harshit: "82 all out! Is this an April fool prank?"
Manoj: "Now its time for synchronized Dancing Celebrations...!!"
This is the biggest win for West Indies in a T20I.
SaiM: "78 All out is still one of THE BEST predictions I have seen in this tournament...."
Mark: "Extraordinary! New Zealand, England and Pakistan all chasing reachable targets and none of them reached 90. Australia the exception in chasing successfully. Who will now bet against West Indies?"
Ankit pandey: "Pakistan: "U know what west indies ?? we dont like you either" :D"
Dwayne Bravo is the Man of the Match: "I didn't expect it to be so easy, we have a bowling line-up that can defend any total. Pakistan had our batting in a bit of a bother, but we bat deep. Man of the Match I would have tied with myself, Sammy and Badree."
Mohammad Hafeez: "This wasn't the best of performance from Pakistan. We didn't play well in the final four overs, credit to West Indies. In the first 16 overs we bowled very well, but they got the momentum in the final four overs. We were a little bit panicked early in the chase." Hafeez thanks the fans for their support, and apologises for not putting on a better show. He also says he would have wanted to bat first.
Darren Sammy: "Australia was a pumped-up West Indies, today was a more focussed West Indies. They haven't chased very well. We were looking for 160, we had the momentum going into the dressing room at the break. [about his batting] It's about backing yourself, I have worked a lot with the batting coach, it is just about being confident, I'm trying to do whatever is necessary to get the team over the line."
So, the first semi-final is on April 3: Sri Lanka v West Indies. See you all then, thanks for the company today.
dropped, Narine has put down a skier at square leg, that was a top-edge off a sweep, Narine got under that well in time, West Indies were already beginning to celebrate, only to see
Narine flub it
there goes James the Score's prediction, a single to backward point takes Pakistan to 79
full ball from Santokie, defended towards point
length ball outside off, driven towards deep point
full ball hitting low on the base of the stumps, Pakistan are nine down, one wicket away from a proper hammering
driven towards sweeper cover for a single
short and wide outside off, Ajmal looks to thump that to the leg side, a thick bottom edge sends the ball towards mid-on
length ball is driven towards long-off
slower offcutter, defended down the track
Ram: "That 78 all out prediction seems as possible as ever!"
defended towards the off side
full ball outside off, Afridi walked down the track, Narine fired that full and wide of off, once again a Pakistan batsman shows his hand too early, Narine sent it so wide that Afridi couldn't reach it, Ramdin gets another stumping
tucked towards midwicket for a single
there's the carrom ball, past the outside edge for Gul
Aditya Pidapart: "On the face of it, there is not much difference between Pak and WI at 15 over stage. 10 runs. But the fact that WI were batting blind makes all the difference. They were free to bat as it seemed appropriate. Pakistan have something to keep up to, which is the problem for them."
there's the wicket for Narine, a quicker one from him, Tanvir plays that favourite slog of his to midwicket, ends up as a low catch there, Pakistan have lost their seventh
tries to reverse-sweep Narine, misses
and for the third time this over, Afridi doesn't get bat on ball
a full toss on the pads, Afridi absolutely clobbers this one over midwicket, miles beyond the rope
another short ball, over the stumps this time, Afridi backs away and looks to dab that to third man, misses
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 397|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30|
|Match days||1 April 2014 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||West Indies 2, Pakistan 0|