W Indies vs Pakistan
Pakistan won by 126 runs
Pakistan won by 126 runs and Afridi contributed with the bat and ball in his comeback game. After a top order collapse from Pakistan to James Holder, Afridi steadied the ship with Misbah taking Pakistan to 224 in their 50 overs. West Indies never looked in control of the chase and kept losing wickets to some exceptional bowling from Pakistan. Irfan and Ali provided the breakthroughs early and Afridi took 7 wickets for 12 runs to finish West Indies off and expose their weakness against spin.
Over 41 WI 98/10 ( Sammy 21)
Afridi back into the attack. A rare wide down leg from Afridi. WICKET! Afridi gets his sixth, a soft dismissal for Narine hitting it straight to Jamshed. Jason Holder comes out to bat, Afridi looking for his 7th wicket. WICKET! It is all over, Holder gets the ball to come into him and can't read it and trapped in front of the stumps. Afridi gets his career best figures 7 for 12.
Over 40 WI 96/8 (Narine 14, Sammy 20)
Ajmal continues and Narine strikes it through midwicket for four, the fielder should have been standing on the rope rather than 15 yards in.
Over 39 WI 91/8 (Narine 10, Sammy 20)
Sammy gets a single from the first ball. A leg bye from the second. A top edge and Sammy goes just over Asad Ali, almost a catch. Three from the over, and Pakistan seem to have switched off in terms of picking wickets.
Over 38 WI 88/8 (Narine 10, Sammy 18)
After 38 overs, West Indies 88 for 8.
Over 37 WI 85/8 (Narine 10, Sammy 15)
Irfan comes back into the attack, Narine looked to hit it out of the park last over, so the tall fast bowler will be a surprise for him. A wide ball, called for height, Sammy ducks and falls on the ground. Sammy ducked even before the ball came over him. A wide this time down leg, and it goes to fine leg for a couple. A good over for the West Indies, Sammy hits it high but it does not go far. After 37 overs, West Indies 85 for 8.
Over 36 WI 76/8 (Narine 10, Sammy 9)
Sammy gets a single on the leg side, he seems to be struggling. Narine swings his bat and gets a couple of runs. Narine swings the bat again and gets a one bounce boundary, good shot against Ajmal.
Over 35 WI 65/8 (Narine 2, Sammy 8)
Afridi appeals and the umpire is not interested. The spin really confusing the batsmen, Narine inside edges it and it misses the stumps by a whisker. Afridi bowls a perfect leg spinner and Sammy plays inside the line and misses. Sammy gets two as he plays this through the covers.
Over 34 WI 61/8 (Narine 1, Sammy 6)
Ajmal comes back into the attack. A couple of runs from the over, West Indies 61 for 8.
Over 33 WI 59/8 (Narine 0, Sammy 6)
Afridi continues with all his experience and variations. Power play and Afridi bowls a maiden.
Over 32 WI 59/8 (Narine 0, Sammy 6)
Hafeez is lifted over the in-field and hit straight down the ground for four, good start to the power play. Just four from the over.
Over 31 WI 55/8 (Narine 0, Sammy 2)
A swing and a miss from Roach, slower in pace from Afridi. WICKET! Roach hits it straight back to Afridi who takes the catch and he celebrates his fifth wicket. West Indies 55 for 8. Narine comes in to bat. A wicket maiden from Afridi you is making a great comeback to international cricket.
Over 30 WI 55/7 (Roach 1, Sammy 2)
Hafeez carries on, he is not getting wickets but he is really making sure he puts the pressure on the batsmen. Almost a catch at short leg, there was a big inside edge on to that one, Jamshed misses a sharp chance. Just two singles from the over.
Over 29 WI 53/7 (Roach 0, Sammy 1)
WICKET! Another wicket for Afridi, another lbw, trapped Samuels pad first in front of the stumps and Pakistan celebrate. Roach comes out to bat. Afridi appeals for another lbw but it was going down leg, Roach was late on the shot. West Indies 53 for 7.
Over 28 WI 51/6 (Samuels 25, Sammy 1)
Hafeez maintains the pressure, and his line and length. A maiden from Hafeez, the asking rate close to 8 now.
Over 27 WI 51/6 (Samuels 25, Sammy 0)
WICKET! Pollard caught at long off by Riaz and Sammy comes out to bat. He is limping which is not a good sign for West Indies who are in trouble. Sammy gets a quicker one from Afridi to start. West Indies 6 down for 51.
Over 26 WI 50/5 (Samuels 25, Pollard 3)
Hafeez continues, Pakistan rushing through their overs and pushing the required rate even further. West Indies reach 50 runs, for 5 wickets.
Over 25 WI 48/5 (Samuels 24, Pollard 2)
Hafeez continues, with Pollard and Samuels batting there should be some fireworks. A wide and then a leg bye in the over. Pollard hits one to long off for a single. Pakistan sharp in the field today, Shehzad stops the ball and saves a single. Pollard getting some treatment on his feet. Just a single from the over, but words exchanged between Pollard and Afridi.
Over 23 WI 42/5 (Samuels 21, Pollard 1)
Afridi seems to have created a wicket here, Simmons may be stumped. Umar Akmal was very quick and Simmons seems to have lost his balance. WICKET! The third umpire takes his time but gives it out. The captain comes out to bat, with his side in trouble, wickets falling and asking rate going up. WICKET! Afridi on a hat trick, he traps Bravo in front of the crease and is given out lbw. Pollard comes in to face the hat trick ball. Pollard survives and Afridi misses the hat tricks. Another loud shout, but the umpire gives it not out.
Over 22 WI 41/3 (Samuels 21, Simmons 10)
Hafeez continues, West Indies surviving rather than attacking and Pakistan in full control. Asking rate has crossed 6 per over some time ago. Just a single from the over.
- 14th Jul 2013
- West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Providence Stadium
- P R Reiffel, J S Wilson
- TV Umpire
- N J Llong
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- P J Nero
w indies BATTING CARD
|C.H. Gayle||run out (Niazi)||1|
|J. Charles||b Irfan||0|
|D.M. Bravo||c Akmal b Irfan||5|
|M.N. Samuels||lbw Afridi||25|
|L.M.P. Simmons||s Akmal b Afridi||10|
|D.J. Bravo||lbw Afridi||0|
|K.A. Pollard||c Riaz b Afridi||3|
|D.J.G. Sammy||Not out||21|
|K.A.J. Roach||c&b Afridi||1|
|S.P. Narine||c Jamshed b Afridi||14|
|J.O. Holder||lbw Afridi||0|
|Extras||11w, 1b, 6lb||18|
|Total||All Out, 41.0 Overs||98|