W Indies vs Pakistan
Pakistan win by 2 wickets
Pakistan have won the first T20 against West Indies in style. West Indies looked like they had a good score after getting to 152 from their 20 overs. Pakistan kept up with the run rate and handy knocks from Umar Amin, Afridi and Babar in the end saw them through. They lead the series 1-0.
Over 20 Pak 158/8 (Babar 13, Khan 0)
Samuels to bowl the last over. Four, Babar plays a great shot through extra cover for four, after wasting so many balls, he carves a crucial boundary for Pakistan. Samuels comes back with a few fast balls, a leg bye levels the scores. It has started to rain here, everything happening here and WICKET! Ajmal is run out as they go for a quick single to finish the game. A chance of a super over here as the scores are level with one run to win from one ball. Junaid Khan walks out into the middle. Six, Babar powers it over the ropes and Pakistan win in style, in the rain. Babar gets under this and hits it over long off for a six, Pakistan win their first T20 against the West Indies.
Over 19 Pak 147/7 (Babar 3, Ajmal 0)
Two overs to go, Afridi needs to get a couple of boundaries in this one. Gabriel starts his 4th and last over. Sammy insists on Gabriel bowling another over, and he starts with a wide, Charles lets it go past and they pick up two. Four, that is the boundary that Afridi wanted. Afridi paddles it past the man at short fine leg for a boundary. A wide, Gabriel bowls it outside leg. WICKET! Is there another twist in this tale? Afridi is out, caught by Bravo, Ajmal comes out to bat. Gabriel bowls a wide down leg. Babar can't get a single. Seems like no one wants to win this game, Babar playing dots and Gabriel bowling wides. Babar takes a single from the last ball to retain strike. 6 runs needed from the last over.
Over 18 Pak 137/6 (Babar 2, Afridi 42)
3 overs to go, Pakistan will think they have a chance as long as Afridi is out there. A flatter deliver from Narine and Afridi works it away to mid wicket for a couple. A single brings Babar on strike. Narine appeals for a catch but Babar did not hit that. Babar wastes four balls, dots to end the over.
Over 17 Pak 134/6 (Babar 2, Afridi 39)
Best comes into the attack, a single to Afridi. A chance of a run out against, the third umpire is called on but Afridi is just safe. Four, that boundary releases the pressure, Afridi slices it over point for four, Best follows it up with a wide down leg. 19 runs needed from 18 balls.
Over 16 Pak 124/6 (Babar 1, Afridi 31)
Pakistan need 37 from 29 balls. Babar takes a single, and Afridi hits a six, that is his 400th six in international cricket, he clear long on with ease. 8 runs from the over, Pakistan need 29 from 24 now.
Over 15 Pak 116/6 (Babar 0, Afridi 24)
Afridi hits it for four to fine leg, he pulls it to fine leg. Gabriel places it on a good length and Afridi works it to deep cover for a single. Gabriel angles it into Azam's pads and he flicks it for a single. Afridi clips it to fine leg for two, Badree does well to stop a certain boundary. Afridi takes a single, to give the strike to Azam. WICKET! Gabriel gets Azam, a safe catch from Pollard. Azam mistimes it to deep square leg and Pollard takes a great catch diving forward.
Over 14 Pak 107/5 (Azam 9, Afridi 16)
Narine starts his second over, after an expensive first one. Four runs from the over, Pakistan need 46 from 36 with Afridi batting.
Over 13 Pak 103/5 (Azam 7, Afridi 14)
Tino Best comes back into the attack and Afridi takes a single to bring up Pakistan's 100. Afridi hits it in the air but it is safe, it falls short of extra cover and they get a single. Four runs from over, the required rate is over 7 now.
Over 12 Pak 99/5 (Azam 5, Afridi 12)
The pressure builds and Amin falls, throws his wicket away. WICKET, dances down the pitch to Samuels and is stumped! He played well to get to 47, but then the pressure got to him. Afridi comes out to bat and starts with a six, advances down the track and smashes it over long off. A couple of singles and then Afridi launches a low full toss to the extra cover boundary. 13 runs from the over, Afridi starts with a blast!
Over 11 Pak 86/4 (Azam 4, Amin 47)
Pakistan are going at 8.2 runs per over, they need 7.1 per over to win. Sammy brings himself on bowl, he changed the run of play in the field. Azam takes a single and gives Amin the strike. Amin blocks a full ball, floated up to the stumps. Another single to Amin, he moves on to 46. Four runs from the over, a couple of quiet overs for Pakistan.
Over 10 Pak 82/4 (Azam 2, Amin 45)
Marlon Samuels continues, Azam will settle at the crease, just a single to him. Amin plays out the rest of the over, just three runs from the over.
Over 9 Pak 79/4 (Azam 1, Amin 43)
Akmal joins the action, glorious shot from him, it was a full ball outside off and he slams it over long off for four. WICKET! Akmal is run out, Sammy gets a breakthrough in the field. The captain throws from midwicket and hits the stumps, a direct hit and Akmal is out. Hammad Azam comes out to bat. Six from the over,
Over 8 Pak 73/3 (Akmal 5, Amin 42)
West Indies shuffling their bowlers, trying to create a wicket, Samuels comes into the attack. Amin hits it straight down the ground for another boundary to long on. Badree lets one go through, for four. Seven runs from the over, the required rate around 6.6 now.
Over 7 Pak 66/3 (Akmal 3, Amin 37)
Tino Best comes into the attack. Amin is blasting away and Akmal is at the other end. Akmal takes a single to deep midwicket. A leg bye and Akmal takes another single, five runs to end the over. Pakistan need 87 runs from 13 overs to win.
Over 6 Pak 61/3 (Akmal 0, Amin 36)
Amin hits a four, Badree up the googly and Amin dances down the pitch and drives it over mid off for four. Another boundary, Amin is putting Pakistan in the driving seat, smashes this to the long off fence. Another four, it is raining boundaries, Amin hits it to long leg for another boundary. A boundary to end the over, poor bowling from Badree getting punished, 16 runs from the over.
Over 5 Pak 45/3 (Akmal 0, Amin 20)
Narine comes into the attack, to stem the run flow. Hafeez hits it square of the wicket for four, the required rate is around 7 per over, Hafeez cuts a short one from Narine. Another boundary, Hafeez sweeps it to square leg for four. WICKET! Narine gets the wicket, Gabriel takes an easy catch at short third man, a poor shot from Hafeez. Umar Akmal is the new batsman.
Over 4 Pak 36/2 (Hafeez 5, Amin 19)
Amin gets another boundary, this time to long off, Badree bowls a low full toss outside off. A couple of singles, Hafeez calls for a quick single and gets there safely. Another single to end the over, seven runs from the over.
Over 3 Pak 29/2 (Hafeez 4, Amin 13)
Amin is the new batsman and he gets off the mark with a boundary to deep midwicket on debut. Gabriel drifts on to Amin's pads and is put away for four. A short one from Gabriel and Amin pulls it into the deep mid wicket. Gabriel follows it up with a wide. Another boundary, another short ball from Gabriel and another four to deep midwicket. And another wide, Amin is putting pressure on Gabriel. A single to end the over, a good over for Pakistan.
Over 2 Pak 14/2 (Hafeez 4, Amin 0)
Badree will start from the other end. WICKET! Shehzad out, what a catch, Shehzad goes for the lofted shot, the ball catches the toe of the bat and Pollard takes a great catch at long on. Hafeez gets off the mark with a four, cuts this one past backward point for four.
- 27th Jul 2013
- West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
- Arnos Vale Ground
- G O Brathwaite, P J Nero
- TV Umpire
- J S Wilson
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- D K Butler
pakistan BATTING CARD
|N. Jamshed||c Simmons b Gabriel||6|
|A. Shehzad||c Pollard b Badree||3|
|M. Hafeez||c Gabriel b Narine||13|
|U. Amin||s Charles b Samuels||47|
|S.S.M.K. Afridi||c Bravo b Gabriel||46|
|Z. Babar||Not out||13|
|S. Ajmal||run out (Simmons)||0|
|Total||20.0 Overs||158 - 8|