2014 ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan vs West Indies – As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Jayanta Oinam
Live updates from the 32nd match of 2014 ICC World Twenty20, between Pakistan and West Indies being played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
West Indies won by 84 runs.
West Indies Innings
Over 17.5 || Score 82 All Out
All over for Pakistan as West Indies registered their biggest T20 win. A massive 84-run victory and joined India in the semis from the Group 2.
They will play Sri Lanka in the semi-final.
Umar Gul c Lendl Simmons b Krishmar Santokie 4 (7b)
Over 17 || Score 79/9
Andre Russell got his wicket. Clean bowled Saeed Ajmal with a slow yorker. With three overs left, Pakistan need 88 runs. An improbable task for any team.
Saeed Ajmal b Andre Russell 1 (3b)
Over 16 || Score 75/8
Two wickets in Narine's final over. And effectively put an end to Pakistan's hopes of making yet another semi-final appearance in the World Twenty20.
Sohail Tanvir c Darren Sammy b Sunil Narine 14 (12b)
Shahid Afridi st Denesh Ramdin b Sunil Narine 18 (12b)
In his four overs, Sunil gave away 16 runs in exchange of three wickets. Truly a match-winner.
Over 15 || Score 74/6
Afridi on for Pakistan. The Asia Cup hero for Pakistan has just hit the biggest six of the match, sailing over 95 metres. As long as he is out there, Pakistan will fancy their chances.
They still need 93 runs from 30 balls.
Over 14 || Score 63/6
A period of building from the Pakistan batsmen. The duo of Afridi and Sohail Tanvir have worked hard for a 21-run partnership from 12 odd balls.
Now, the asking rate has already touched 17 an over mark.
Over 12 || Score 48/6
Another wicket. It seemed Pakistan have booked their return flight.
Sunil Narine got his scalp thanks to a error in judgement from Sohaib Maqssod. The Paksitan middle-order batsman came down, looking for a mighty heave. But the ball drifted and Denesh Ramdin completed the stumping with relative ease.
Sohaib Maqsood st Denesh Ramdin b Sunil Narine 18 (22b)
Over 11 || Score 42/5
Another wicket. Hafeez out.
Trying to increse the run-rate, the Pakistan skipper could only managed a top edged the Andre Russell delivery and ended with a catch at extra cover, by Chris Gayle.
Mohammad Hafeez c Chris Gayle b Andre Russell 19 (32b)
Shahid Afridi arrived in the centre.
Over 10 || Score 35/4
Narine introduced in the tenth over and soon got into his own rhythm. The over leaked only three runs.
Asking rate for Pakistan: 13.20.
However, this partnership seemed to be thriving having put 22 runs together from 27 balls.
Over 9 || Score 32/4
Another good over from West Indies. Andre Russell conceded only four runs in his first over. West Indies have plenty of bowling options, it seems, with Sunil Narine yet to come.
The asking rate has already crossed 12 an over. Pakistan need 135 runs from 11 overs.
Over 8 || Score 28/4
Samuel Badree completed his four overs for an exceptional figure of 10 runs for three wickets, with half of the total coming from the last over.
For Pakistan, both the batsmen have reached double figure scores with skipper Hafeez on 13 from 24 balls and Maqsood on 10 from 9 balls.
Over 7 || Score 23/4
A good over for Pakistan. 10 runs came from Samuels second over.
Sohaib Maqsood took the charge in his own hands and lofted one, a huge one over the midwicket boundary. Pakistan will need much more of such hits to win this game.
Over 6 || Score 13/4
Badree and Ramdin combined again for another wicket, another stumping.
Shoaib Malik, like Umar, came down the pitch only to see Badree pitching the ball wide for the wicket-keeper to complete the stumping. Nice team-work for the fielding team, while individual inefficiencies taking a toll on Pakistan's challenge.
Shoaib Malik st Denesh Ramdin b Samuel Badree 2 (6b)
Over 5 || Score 11/3
Marlon Samuels introduced. And he gave away only two runs. What a performance from the West Indies bowlers.
The run-rate is a Test like 2.20.
Over 4 || Score 9/3
Badree struck again, this time thanks to stumping.
Umar, charging down to hit the last ball of the over, was undone by the googly and Denesh Ramdin completed the stumping.
Umar Akmal st Denesh Ramdin b Samuel Badree 1 (5b)
Worst possible start for the batting team.
Over 3 || Score 8/2
Santokie completed his second over.
Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal in the midst of rebuilding the innings. The skipper has faced 12 balls for his 5.
Pakistan still need another 159 runs from 17 overs.
Over 2 || Score 3/2
Another wicket. Two overs, two wickets.
Samuel Badree shared the new ball and after two balls, he was dancing with Dwayne Bravo.
An easy catch for Bravo at extra-cover to give the leg-spinner his first wicket today. A bad shot from Kamran, after watching two balls closely...popping an easy catch for the fielder.
Kamran Akmal c Dwayne Bravo b Samuel Badree 0 (3b)
Over 1 || Score 1/1
A golden duck for Ahmed Shehzad. What a start for West Indies.
Left-arm seamer, Krishmar Santokie found enough late swing to force Shehzad play defensive but the bat missed... the result a straight decision for the umpire off a full length delivery.
Earlier, Pakistan used six bowlers and here is their figures:
Hafeez 2-0-15-1, Tanvir 4-0-27-1, Babar 4-0-27-1, Afridi 4-0-23-1, Gul 2-0-29-0, Ajmal 4-0-41-0.
Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Krishmar Santokie 0 (1b)
Ahmed Shehzad, for his hundred in the last game, an awful start to the chase.
West Indies Innings
Over 20 || Score 166/6
The final over started with a run-out as Sammy scampered for a single which was responded by Bravo, sacrificing his wicket. Good work from the wicket-keeper Kamran to hit the stumps at the non-striker's end.
But Sammy continued his onslaught with a four and a six off the second and fourth deliveries respectively. A double off the last ball of the innings meant Sohail Tanvir conceded 14 runs in his over.
Sammy returned undefeated with 42 runs from 20 balls, in an brutal innings of hard running and big hitting.
West Indies scored 82 runs in the last five overs to change the complexion of the match.
Dwayne Bravo run out 46 (26b)
Over 19 || Score 152/5
Fifty partnership between the two from mere 29 balls as Bravo lofted another one after Sammy took a single off the first ball of the 19th over.
Another six from the same batman reinforce the fact that T20 is a batsman game. Then, after a single... Sammy deposited the fifth ball in the stands. The final delivery from Ajmal produced a four for the batting team.
24 runs, biggest over of the innings.
Over 18 || Score 128/5
Bravo, known for big hits, started the 18th over with two successive sixes then a wide from Umar Gul made things easy for him.
Then after a well directed yorker, the West Indian batsman picked one over the cover for a four, which almost carried over the rope. Thus, from the first four deliveries, they have produced 17 runs.
And two doubles from the last two balls make it the biggest over of the innings – cool 21 runs.
Over 17 || Score 107/5
To post a challenging total, West Indies will need boundaries. And to that end, both the batsmen in the centre, specially the skipper is working.
Thanks to two boundaries from Ajmal's third over, they have added another 12 runs to the total. Certainly the push they required.
Over 16 || Score 95/5
Finally a good over for the Windies.
Bravo started the over with a four – a controlled shot over the covers, then Sammy took another four off the fifth delivery – struck with power through the long-on area.
Babar's final over leaked 11 runs.
Over 15 || Score 84/5
Another superb over from Saeed Ajmal. Conceded only three runs, all thanks to singles.
In the last five overs, West Indies managed to score only 23 runs. And possibly compromised their situation.
Will need a master-stroke from either Darren Sammy or Dwayne Bravo.
Over 14 || Score 81/5
The defending champions are wilting under pressure. Another wicket down.
Ramdin failed to clear the mid-wicket boundary as his sweep ended with a good catch by Umar Akmal.
A wicket and three runs, make it a good one the fielding team.
Denesh Ramdin c Umar Akmal b Zulfiqar Babar 5 (10b)
Over 13 || Score 78/4
Afridi completed his four overs, conceding 23 runs while taking the key wicket of Samuels.
In these two overs 12th and 13th, West Indies have scored only nine runs. A poor period for the batting side.
Over 11 || Score 69/4
A massive over for Pakistan as Afridi wrecked havoc. He removed two in the over.
First, it was Simmons. After surviving a LBW appeal, a run in hurry resulted in the run out. Then Samuels lifted a straight six over the bowler. But in the very next delivery, Samuels played on trying to cut a faster delivery from Afridi.
Lendl Simmons run out 31 (29b)
Marlon Samuels b Shahid Afridi 20 (18b)
In the centre are two new batsmen – Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin.
Over 10 || Score 61/2
It's a spin web for the Carribeans here in Mirpur.
Pakistan have introduced the dangerous offie, Saeed Ajmal in the 10th over. And soon the pressure is on the batting team. Conceded only three runs.
Over 9 || Score 58/2
Afridi continued for his second over and forced the West Indies batsmen to rotate the strike, having failed to play big shots.
But, still without taking too many risks, the over yielded seven runs.
Over 8 || Score 51/2
Eight runs came from the eighth over of the innings. Umar Gul started his first essay with control but in the fifth ball, Simmons charged and lofted one long-on for a six.
With that six, Simmons has reached 27 from 22 balls, which included two sixes and two fours.
Over 7 || Score 43/2
Then, the first over after the power-play – Shahid Afridi on.
Afridi's conceded only four runs in his first over with both the batsmen trying to play it safe, reading and judging the line and length and of course the speed of the ball.
Over 6 || Score 39/2
Marlon Samuels, who arrived after the fall of Dwayne Smith, played an exquisite cover drive off the fourth ball, and Tanvir's third over yielded seven runs for West Indies.
With that the power-play period is over.
Over 5 || Score 32/2
Zulfiqar Babar introduced in the fifth over. But soon, Lendl Simmons started to treat the slow left-arm orthodox bowler rather with disdain.
The over went for 10 runs as Lendl took a six and a four off the third and fourth balls. Good fightback by the West Indians.
Over 4 || Score 22/2
Another wicket. This time Dwayne Smith.
Good bowling from the left-arm seamer to keep probing a tentative Smith. The West Indies opener finally extended his bat, a faint nick for Kamran to complete the catch behind the stumps.
Dwayne Smith c Kamran Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 8 (13b)
Besides the wicket, the over leaked only one run.
Over 3 || Score 21/1
Chris Gayle gone. Kamran Akmal executed a perfect stumping after Gayle left the crease, trying to take on the spin as Hafeez flighted the ball. Enticing enough.
Lendl Simmons arrived and soon started the leather-hunt, sweeping, pushing, et all.
Despite the fall of Gayle's wicket, the over still produced 11 runs which included two fours and a three.
Chris Gayle st Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 5 (4b)
Over 2 || Score 10/0
Sohail Tanvir started the second over of the match with a wide, then the following delivery – a full one, was dispatched for a four through the fine leg area.
The over ended with Smith playing two clueless shots as Tanvir successfully moved the ball away from the right-handed batsman.
Over 1 || Score 4/0
Bold move from the Pakistan skipper. He started the proceedings with his slow spin.
Darren Smith took three balls to open the scoring – a four, played with deft touch by lofting it over straight.
Smith's opening partner is the dangerous Chris Gayle.
Toss: West Indies won the toss and will bat first.
Here are the teams:
Pakistan: Kamran Akmal (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez (capt.), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Saeed Ajmal
West Indies: Darren Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (capt.), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie
Mirpur: Final match of the league round will pit two heavy-weights, Pakistan and West Indies fighting for the sole semi-final spot available.
Winners survive while the losing team heads home. It reads a simple statement, but this match-up is a huge one as West Indies are the defending champions while Pakistan have never failed to reach the last-four stage in the tournament.
And the battle will be fought over equal strengths – in spinners and the respective batting prowesses.