Catch an early flight home: West Indies dump Pakistan out of World T20

Published: April 1, 2014
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West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (R) breaks the stumps of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal (L) during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament Group 2 cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (R) breaks the stumps of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal (L) during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament Group 2 cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (R) breaks the stumps of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal (L) during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament Group 2 cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP West Indies bowler Krishmar Santokie (L) celebrates after taking the wicket of Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan players celebrate with teammates after taking the wicket of West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan players celebrate after the wicket of West Indies batsman Chris Gayle (C) during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan player Ahmed Shehzad (L) celebrates after the wicket of West Indies batsman Chris Gayle (R) during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan cricketers Sahid Afridi (L), Umar Gul (2R), Ahmed Shehzad (R) attend a training session during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 29, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

MIRPUR: Defending champions West Indies charged into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a spectacular 84-run win over Pakistan in a key Super-10 match in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The West Indies recovered from a top-order meltdown to post 166-6 after electing to take first strike, before three wickets each by spin twins Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine skittled Pakistan for 82 in 17.5 overs.

The West Indies, who finished second behind unbeaten India in group two, will clash with group one champions Sri Lanka in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday.

It was the first time Pakistan, finalists in the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and champions in 2009, failed to reach the knock-out rounds in the five editions of the tournament.

The West Indies slumped to 81-5 before skipper Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo led a dramatic rescue act by adding 71 for the sixth wicket off just 32 balls.

Bravo smashed four sixes and two fours in a 26-ball 46, while Sammy remained unbeaten on 42 off 20 balls that contained five fours and two sixes.

The West Indies plundered 71 runs in the last four overs, taking 21 runs in the 18th bowled by seamer Umar Gul and 24 in the 19th by off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Pakistan never recovered after Ahmed Shehzad, who scored a century in the previous match against Bangladesh, was leg-before to Krishmar Santokie off the first ball of the innings.

Badree removed Kamran Akmal in the second over, Umar Akmal in the fourth and Shoaib Malik in the sixth to leave Pakistan tottering at 13-4.

Skipper Mohammad Hafeez (19) and Sohaib Maqsood (18) fell in successive overs to make it 42-6, before Narine removed Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir in four balls to hasten the end.

Earlier, the West Indies lost both openers by the fourth over, with Chris Gayle stumped off Hafeez for five and Dwayne Smith caught behind off Tanvir for eight.

Lendl Simmons and Marlon Samuel add 39 for the third wicket when both batsmen fell in the 11th over to reduce the West Indies to 67 for four.

Lendl was run out for a 29-ball 31 while attempting a cheeky single, while Samuels was bowled by Shahid Afridi for 20 after striking a six off the previous delivery.

It soon became 81-5 as Denesh Ramdin holed out in the deep off left-arm spinner Zulfiqur Babar, but Sammy and Bravo stepped in to play what turned out to be match-winning knocks.

18th over: Pakistan 82-10

Umar Gul is caught by Symonds off Santokie as West Indies wrap this match up early and end Pakistan’s misery.

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17th over: Pakistan 79-9

STUMPED! Ajmal leaves the pitch.

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16th over: Pakistan 75-8

Pakistan need 93 off 30 balls!

CATCH OUT! Sohail Tanvir goes.

AFRIDI OUT! All hope is gone.

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15th over: Pakistan 74-6

FOUR! Tanvir hits Smith for a four through mid-wicket.

Afridi hits a SIX!

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14th over: Pakistan 63-6

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13th over: Pakistan 57-6

SIX! Afridi hits this over mid-wicket.

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12th over: Pakistan 48-6

Narine continues, Gayle stops a screaming Sohaib drive!

OUT! Sohaib goes down town and is forced to leave the pitch in the process.

Sohail Tanvir hits a SIX!

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11th over: Pakistan 42-5

Pakistan survive the new ball!

Hafeez gets two runs off a straight drive.

OUT! Hafeez’s misery is over.

Professor goes for 19 off 32 balls.

Maqsood hits a FOUR!

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Tenth over: Pakistan 35-4

The task gets slightly easier, Narine to bowl!

Sohaib Maqsood survives stumping appeal, BARELY!

Sohaib has no clue what way it is spinning!

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Ninth over: Pakistan 32-4

Pakistan being pulverised in Mirpur!

Badree ends with figures off three for 10 in 4 overs!

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Eighth over: Pakistan 28-4

Badree continues to bamboozle, figures of three wickets for seven runs, his final over in progress.

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Seventh over: Pakistan 22-4

Sohaib Maqsood hits a SIX!

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Sixth over: Pakistan 13-4

OUT! Shoaib Malik’s stay is short lived.

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Fifth over: Pakistan 11-3

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Fourth over: Pakistan 9-3

Massive improvement in the run rate, hovering at 3 runs to the over!

Badree continues as Pakistan batsmen struggle to rotate strike.

STUMPED! Umar Akmal goes.

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Third over: Pakistan 8-2

A dive saves Hafeez on the striker’s end.

Hafeez also ran the run short, so Pakistan get one run after all the effort!

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Second over: Pakistan 3-2

Shehzad’s golden duck a huge setback for Pakistan.

OUT! Ducks for the opening duo.

Kamran Akmal falls to Badree, a tame hit to mid-off snapped by Bravo.

Kamran replaced by Umar Akmal.


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First over: Pakistan 1-1

Pakistan has a big task at hand!

Pakistan openers out in the middle.

OUT! First ball dismissal for Shehzad. Hafeez comes to bat.

Santokie strikes on the first ball Shehzad hit on the toe by a full-one.

 

 

20th over: West Indies 166-6

OUT! Bravo couldn’t make it to the crease in time.

FOUR! Sammy still going strong.

SIX! Sammy on fire!

Another needless 2 runs given away.

The innings end with another 2 runs.

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19th over: West Indies 152-5

2 consecutive SIXES! Ajmal under pressure.

Another SIX! Sammt slogs the ball over long on

FOUR! Over the covers this time. Sammy on fire!

24 of the over.

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18th over: West Indies 128-5

SIX! Gul hit by Bravo straight down the ground.

SIX! Gul hit for another six over midwicket.

Gul being taken to the cleaners here.

FOUR! Gul hit over point.

Gul hit for 21 runs of the over.

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17th over: West Indies 107-5

FOUR! Sammy hits Ajmal for another boundary.

FOUR! The fielder couldn’t keep the ball from hitting the boundary.

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16th over: West Indies 95-5

FOUR! Bravo hits Babar over covers.

FOUR! Sammy somehow manages to smash it through the leg side.

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15th over: West Indies 84-5

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14th over: West Indies 81-5

BOOM BOOM goes for 23 off his 4 overs, under six an over.

Kamran DIVES and catches the ball off the pad!

OUT! Ramdin goes!

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13th over: West Indies 78-4

Ramdin hopes to read the bowlers; starts tentatively.

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12th over: West Indies 74-4

Predictably West Indies struggling against the spinners.

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11th over: West Indies 69-4

OUT! Simmons goes.

Direct-hit sends Simmons(31) on the way.

ANOTHER ONE! Afridi hits the stumps!

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Tenth over: West Indies 61-2

Ajmal brought into the attack.

Pakistan maintaining a stranglehold over Simmons and Smith.

Ajmal tightening the screws, Simmons wants to break free.

 

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Ninth over: West Indies 58-2

Some drama as Shehzad tried to run-out but ended up giving an overthrow.

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Eighth over: West Indies 51-2

Gul bowling the 8th over.

SIX by Simmons!

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Seventh over: West Indies 43-2

Afridi replaces Babar.

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Sixth over: West Indies 39-2

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Fifth over: West Indies 32-2

Hafeez introduces Zulfiqar Babar into the attack.

SIX! Simmons clubs Babar for a huge six over mid-wicket

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Fourth over: West Indies 22-2

Gayle continues barren run against Pakistan.

OUT! Tanvir delivers and Simmons is gone!

Smith(8) goes, edges behind to Kamran Akmal

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Third over: West Indies  21-1

OUT! No Gayle force today! Hafeez gets Gayle with one that straightens.

FOUR! Simmons gets a four and another one!

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Second over: West Indies 10-0

FOUR! Gayle gets his first boundary through a glance

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First over: West Indies 4-0

Muhammad Hafeez comes into bowl first.  Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle are at the crease.

FOUR by Dwayne Smith!

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6:22 pm: Teams come onto the field and sing their respective national anthems.

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6:01 pm: West Indies win the toss and choose to bat.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wicket keeper), Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal†, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

 

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