Pakistan win 5th ODI by 4 wickets

Pakistan won the series 3-1.

July 24, 2013
Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq played a responsible innings steered Pakistan to within a run of victory. PHOTO: AFP

ST LUCIA: Pakistan beat West Indies by four wickets in the fifth and final One Day International to clinch the five match series by 3-1.

Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq played a responsible innings steered Pakistan to within a run of victory. Facing Holder in the final over as his team and fans waited on the captain to strike the winning run, he managed to lump it to midwicket where he was caught by DJ Bravo.  He made 63 runs off 93 balls. Earlier Ahmed Shahzad laid the foundation for Pakistan's victory with a responsible 64 runs off 100 balls. Umar Akmal made a quick 37 off just 28 ball as Pakistan pushed to beat the weather.


Earlier, a Fiery Dwayne Bravo helped Windies to post a formidable total of 242 for 7, after being put into bat by Pakistan, espncricinfo reported.

Bravo was the highest scorer, as he scored 48 runs off just 27 balls, Johnson Charlse and Marlon Samuels made 43 and 45 respectively.

Junaid Khan was the pick of the bowlers, he took three wickets for 48 off his 10 overs, while Muhammad Irfan took two for 34 off his 10 overs.

Earlier, Misbahul Haq won the toss and yet again, put his opponents in to bat first, reports Cricinfo.

Pakistan brought in Asad Ali to replace Wahab Riaz for the final ODI.

West Indies also made a change replacing Kemar Roach, who came up with a sore back this morning, with Tino Best.

This is the fifth instance in this series that the team winning the toss is choosing to field first. Misbah was quoted as saying that batting second could be easier because "the wicket gets flat in the afternoon".

Another factor that must be on his mind is rain, whose persistent interference and the subsequent D/L revised targets are known to usually work more in favour of the team batting second.


1. Nasir Jamshed, 2. Ahmed Shehzad, 3. Mohammad Hafeez, 4. Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 5. Haris Sohail, 6. Umar Akmal (wk), 7. Shahid Afridi, 8. Asad Ali, 9. Junaid Khan, 10. Saeed Ajmal, 11. Mohammad Irfan

West Indies

1. Devon Smith, 2. Johnson Charles (wk), 3. Darren Bravo, 4. Marlon Samuels, 5. Chris Gayle, 6. Lendl Simmons, 7. Dwayne Bravo (capt), 8. Darren Sammy, 9. Sunil Narine, 10. Tino Best, 11. Jason Holder