West Indies record flawless victory in fifth ODI

West Indies overturn the target without the loss of a wicket.


Afp May 05, 2011

GUYANA: West Indies defeated Pakistan by 10 wickets in the fifth and final one-day international at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday. Pakistan had already won the series 3-2.

Earlier, Pakistan were bowled out for 139 in 41.2 overs despite a half century from opener Muhammad Hafeez after Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi had won the toss and elected to bat.

Pakistan have made three changes, with Taufeeq Umar, Umar Akmal, and Wahab Riaz replacing Asad Shafiq, Hammad Azam, and Tanvir Ahmed, while West Indies have chosen leg-spinner Anthony Martin ahead of fast bowler Kemar Roach.

The Pakistanis lead the five match series 3-1, following an eight-wicket victory in the first ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, where they also won the second ODI by seven wickets.

They took a series-clinching, three-wicket victory in the third ODI last Thursday at Kensington Oval in Barbados, where West Indies rebounded to grab a one-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis Method last Monday.

A capacity crowd is expected to cram into the stadium, although locals have been strong in their protests about the non-selection of durable West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a native of Guyana.Chanderpaul claimed in a letter to the West Indies Cricket Board last week that the West Indies selectors asked him to retire from the game, and he was subsequently overlooked when he refused to comply.

Teams:

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons (wicketkeeper), Carlton Baugh Jr, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Kirk Edwards, Dwayne Bravo, Anthony Martin, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Taufeeq Umar, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Salman (wicketkeeper), Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan

Umpires: Asoka De Silva (SLK), Norman Malcolm (WIS)Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

TV Umpire: Joel Wilson (WIS)

Reserve Umpire: Peter Nero (WIS)

 

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COMMENTS (3)

kamal | 10 years ago | Reply Afridi should join Pakistan politics.He is master in making tall claims and delivering nothing.He questioned ICC rating system and was not satisfied with Pakistan's ranking.If you loose by 10 wicket to a low ranking team like WI,you should be kept out of ranking system.
Raj | 10 years ago | Reply Is this series fixed as well?
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