Cricket: Windies trounce Pakistan by 37 runs

We made bad shot selections, says Misbah.

Afp July 16, 2013
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo sweeping Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal the during the 2nd ODI West Indies v Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

GUYANA: West Indies won by 37 runs, after restricting Pakistan to 195 in 47.5 overs.

Sunil Narine was announced Man of the match for his splendid spell of four for 26 in ten overs.

Nasir Jamshed and Umar Akmal tried to steer Pakistan towards the target but fell short. They scored 54 and 50 respectively.

Earlier, the Bravo duo helped Windies reach formidable score of 232 for 8 after 50 overs.

Darren Bravo scored 54 of 81 runs while Dwayene Bravo remained not out on 43 off 52 balls.

Shahid Afridi was the pick of the bowlers as he took two for 29, while Saeed Ajmal took two for 45.

Rain interrupted play in the second One-Day International between the West Indies and Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium on Tuesday, with the West Indies steady at 95 for two off 26 overs batting first.

Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq won the toss and put the visitors in to bat, hoping for a repeat of Sunday's convincing 126-run victory in the first ODI.

Pakistan predictably named an unchanged XI, with Misbah saying at the toss that he expected his bowlers to exploit the conditions following considerable rainfall on the day between the two fixtures.

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo revealed that he would have also preferred to bat first and despite the batting capitulation two days earlier when his team were routed for just 98, chose to retain the same team, which includes former captain Darren Sammy who is playing his 100th ODI.

West Indies: DJ Bravo (captain), C Gayle, J Charles, DM Bravo, L Simmons, M Samuels, K Pollard, D Sammy, K Roach, S Narine J Holder.

Pakistan: Misbahul-Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.


Pakistani | 9 years ago | Reply

Move Umar Akmal up the order @ #4. No place for Asad Shafiq and Hafeez. Hafeez can play as a bowler and bat at #8

The Rebel | 9 years ago | Reply

One positive that can be taken out of this match is the performance of Umar Akmal. He was immense as a keeper last night. And he showed his talent with the bat. He's a young guy, so he will be inconsistent at times, but we need to show faith and stick with him as he can be a real backbone for our fragile batting line up in the years to come. The problem is that we use Hafeez and Afridi as bowlers (both are in the lineup on this fact alone), but then the question arises...who is going to BAT?! In my opinion, we need to bring Harris Sohail and Umar Amin in place of Hafeez and Asad Shafiq to strengthen our batting. Our bowling is more than capable of defending any total near 200 with Irfan, Wahab, Junaid, Ajmal and Afridi. Also, Misbah should come at number 3, followed by Umar Akmal, Umar Amin and Harris Sohail.

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