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West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 3, 2017, 2:10 AM IST

West Indies vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, Pakistan in West Indies, 4 T20 International Series, 2017 4th T20I, Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad 02 April, 2018

Toss won by Pakistan (decided to bowl)

Pakistan beat West Indies by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Hasan Ali

West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I: As It Happened

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Toss:

Pakistan won the toss and opt to bowl

Squads:

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton (wk), Marlon Samuels, Jason Mohammed, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Kesrick Williams

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Rumman Raees, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali

Commentary (Pakistan innings)

That brings us to the end of our coverage of this game. The action now shifts to the ODI series between the two sides which begins in Guyana on 7th April. The action starts at 0930 local. Do join us for that one. Until then, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!

Man of the Series, Shadab Khan thanks the almighty for his performances throughout the series. Informs that he was looking to bowl a lot quicker yesterday but today his coach suggested him to give the ball more flight. Tells that he equally likes to bowl to the left-handers and the right-handers.

West Indies skipper, Carlos Brathwaite says that they batted poorly. After the start, they tried to up the tempo but it didn't work. They wanted to set a target of around 150 but didn't even get close to it. Adds that rotation of strike in the first 6 overs has improved but the wickets keep falling which is a cause of concern for them. Ends by saying that the positives from the series were the bowling performances of Kesrick Williams and Samuel Badree and the way they have grown as a team.

Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed thanks the almighty. Says that his bowlers did the job for them. Adds that they like to use Shadab Khan after the Powerplay and today with Hasan Ali getting that inswing, made him bowl back-to-back overs in the middle. Reckons it is a young unit which is a great fielding outfit. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the ODIs.

Man of the Match, Hasan Ali thanks the almighty and his parents. Says that after getting a beating yesterday, his plan was to bowl wicket-to-wicket. Reckons that there was a bit of reverse swing too.

West Indies' bowling lacked penetration today. Yes, a moderate total didn't help but they couldn't pick up regular wickets. Although the tourists won with just an over to spare, the game was never that close. Badree had a rare off day and that didn't help the hosts either. In the end, it's safe to say that WI were at least 15-20 runs short. Pakistan will be pleased at the end result although that they would have liked to wrap up the chase a bit earlier.

Clinical run chase by Pakistan and they seal the series 3-1. Their bowlers had done the hard part by restricting West Indies to a very moderate total of 124. The batsmen then followed it up with a good performance although there was a slight stutter towards the end. Shehzad struck a fifty and had good stands with Akmal and Azam to put the result beyond doubt. However, Pakistan in their inimitable fashion did appear to be nervous when there was no need to before finally getting across the line with an over to spare.

18.6 J Holder to S Malik, FOUR! Low full toss outside off, Malik just caresses it through cover-point for a boundary. With this, PAKISTAN WIN THE MATCH BY 7 WICKETS WITH 6 BALLS TO SPARE! 127/3

18.5 J Holder to S Ahmed, Very full outside off, Ahmed pushes in the cover region and takes off for a quick single. He is running at the danger end but a shy at the bowler's end misses the stumps. Had that hit, the Pakistani skipper was a goner. 123/3

18.4 J Holder to S Malik, In the blockhole around off, Malik digs it out. Gets an inside edge through square leg for a single. 122/3

18.3 J Holder to S Malik, Back of a length delivery, pulled through backward square leg. Mohammed in the deep does well this time to stop the boundary. A couple is taken. 121/3

18.2 J Holder to S Malik, Low full toss, driven to covers. 119/3

18.1 J Holder to S Ahmed, Leg bye! Angling into the batsman, Ahmed gets across and looks to drag it but misses. The ball goes off the thigh pad towards point. Holder appeals but is the only one appealing. A leg bye taken. 119/3

JASON HOLDER is back into the attack.

17.6 K Williams to S Malik, DROPPED! Jason Mohammed drops a sitter. Fuller length delivery outside off, Malik drives it uppishly. The ball goes straight to Mohammed at covers. It's an easy chance but the fielder makes mess of it and gives a reprieve to Malik. Had that been taken, Pakistan could have started getting nervous. 7 runs needed of 12 balls now. 118/3

17.5 K Williams to S Ahmed, Wide outside off, guided to third man for a single. 118/3

17.4 K Williams to S Ahmed, Low full toss outside off, driven to mid on. 117/3

17.3 K Williams to S Malik, Another slower one, dips on Malik. He takes it on the full and bunts it to long on for a single. 117/3

17.2 K Williams to S Ahmed, No he doesn't! Bowls a slower one wide outside off, Ahmed eases it through cover-point for a single. 116/3

SARFRAZ AHMED walks out to bat. Williams on a hat-trick. Can he get it?

17.1 K Williams to B Azam, OUT! Williams has another wicket. Back of a length delivery outside off, Azam stays back and pulls it hard. But, it's straight to substitute Powell at short mid-wicket. He does extremely well to jump and outstretch his right hand to catch the ball. Azam is disappointed but has to walk back. Pakistan need to keep it calm. They need just 10 runs off 17 balls. 115/3

16.6 S Narine to B Azam, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 115/2

16.5 S Narine to B Azam, Sliding down leg, Azam gets across to flick but misses it completely. No wide signalled as the batsman shuffled across. 114/2

16.4 S Narine to S Malik, Tossed up outside off, eased to long on for a single. 114/2

16.3 S Narine to B Azam, Sliding into the pads, worked fine down the leg side for a single. 113/2

16.2 S Narine to B Azam, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 112/2

16.1 S Narine to B Azam, Short outside off, punched through covers for a couple. 112/2

SUNIL NARINE is back.

SHOAIB MALIK walks out in the middle.

15.6 K Williams to A Shehzad, OUT! Bowled round the legs! Full and straight, angling in. Shehzad tries to be too cheeky as he moves across and looks to tickle it fine. Misses it completely and the ball goes onto shatter the woodwork. West Indies get their man but it's come a bit late for them. Pakistan need 15 off 24 balls to win! 110/2

15.5 K Williams to A Shehzad, Wide outside off, guided to short third man. 110/1

6th T20I fifty for Ahmed Shehzad.

15.4 K Williams to A Shehzad, FOUR! Superb shot. What a way to get to his half century. Full wide outside off, Shehzad reaches out for it and pushes it through covers. Times it so well and the ball races to the fence. 110/1

15.3 K Williams to B Azam, Fuller on the pads, clipped through behind square on the leg side for a single. 106/1

15.2 K Williams to B Azam, Back of a length slower delivery outside off, Azam goes for a wild slash but is early into his shot. The ball goes off the top edge past Narine at short third man. He chases it down and does well to stop it just before the fence. Two runs added to the total. 105/1

15.1 K Williams to A Shehzad, Full outside off, Shehzad reaches out for it and places it through covers for a single. 103/1

KESRICK WILLIAMS is back on.

14.6 J Mohammed to A Shehzad, On middle and leg, worked down the leg side for a single. 102/1

14.5 J Mohammed to A Shehzad, Yes Azam is in by just! Flatter and quicker on the pads, Shehzad dances down the wicket and whips it through mid-wicket. Calls for a couple and Azam agrees. The throw is at Azam's end and it's a good one. Mohammed does well to collect the ball and parry it onto the stumps. The umpires go upstairs and the replays show that Azam made it just it. 101/1

Run out appeal is being referred upstairs. Seems like Azam might have just made his ground.

14.4 J Mohammed to B Azam, Short and wide outside off, cut through point for a single. 99/1

14.3 J Mohammed to B Azam, Flatter delivery around leg, played to short mid-wicket. 98/1

14.2 J Mohammed to B Azam, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 98/1

14.1 J Mohammed to A Shehzad, Fuller on the pads, flicked down the leg side for a single. 98/1

JASON MOHAMMED comes on to bowl.

13.6 S Badree to B Azam, Was that a stumping chance? Yes, it was! Tossed up outside off, spins away with extra bounce. Azam dances down but fails to connect. Walton behind the stumps has a difficult take and he fumbles a touch. Till that time, Azam comes back into the crease. Badree finishes with 4-0-38-0! That's his most expensive spell in the T20Is. 97/1

13.5 S Badree to A Shehzad, Quicker one on middle, Ahmed covers his stumps and works it through mid-wicket for a single. 97/1

13.4 S Badree to A Shehzad, SIX! Another maximum. Bowls it quicker and flatter outside off, Shehzad once again skips down the track. This time however goes for the big one and connects it cleanly. The ball sails into the stands behind the long on fence. 96/1

13.3 S Badree to A Shehzad, Shehzad skips down the track and defends it back to the bowler. 90/1

13.2 S Badree to B Azam, Slider around off, skidding in, punched to covers. The fielder there misfields and concedes a single. That brings up the 50-run stand between Shehzad and Azam! 90/1

13.1 S Badree to B Azam, SIX! Drifts this one around leg, Azam kneels down and slogs sweeps it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Badree has proved to be very expensive today. 36 runs needed of 41 deliveries to win. 89/1

SAMUEL BADREE comes back into the attack.

12.6 S Narine to A Shehzad, Shortish delivery wide outside off, cut to point. 83/1

12.5 S Narine to B Azam, Comes from around the wicket, lands it outside leg, spinning towards the stumps, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 83/1

12.4 S Narine to A Shehzad, Served outside off, driven through mid off for a single. 82/1

12.3 S Narine to B Azam, Fuller on leg, tickled to short fine leg for a single. 81/1

12.2 S Narine to A Shehzad, On the pads, flicked on the leg side for a single. 80/1

12.1 S Narine to A Shehzad, Floated around off, defended from within the crease. 79/1

11.6 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Fullish outside off, defended in the cover region. Azam from the bowler's end takes off but is sent back. The fielder there sees that and hurls a throw at the bowler's end but misses. Concede an necessary run. Pakistan need 46 off 48 balls. 79/1

11.5 C Brathwaite to B Azam, Short delivery, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 78/1

11.4 C Brathwaite to B Azam, Pitched outside off, dabbed to point. 77/1

11.3 C Brathwaite to B Azam, FOUR! Pulled away in fashion. Length delivery outside off, Azam stands tall and pulls it through widish mid on. The long on fielder can't get to it and the ball reaches the fence. 77/1

11.2 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Back of a length delivery, Shehzad looks to pull but is early into his shot. Mistimes it but the ball lands safely in the deep mid-wicket region. A single taken. 73/1

11.2 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Wide! Banged in short, Shehzad ducks under it. The square leg umpire signals it as a wide. Brathwaite is frustrated. The replays show that it was a harsh call. 72/1

11.1 C Brathwaite to B Azam, Full and angling into the pads, clipped uppishly to deep mid-wicket for a single. 71/1

10.6 S Narine to B Azam, Full outside off, driven through mid off for a single. 70/1

10.5 S Narine to A Shehzad, Slower through the air around middle and off, Shehzad covers his stumps and gently places it in the mid-wicket region. Both the batsmen hesitate but in the end take the single. 69/1

10.4 S Narine to B Azam, Served wide outside off, spinning in, punched to deep point for a single. 68/1

10.3 S Narine to A Shehzad, Shortish delivery outside off, spinning in, punched to sweeper cover for a single. 67/1

10.2 S Narine to A Shehzad, FOUR! Served wide outside off, Shehzad waits for it and then guides it very late. Gets it fine past short third man for a boundary. 66/1

10.1 S Narine to B Azam, Tossed up on middle, spinning in, Azam backs away to but fails to read the delivery. Misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads to point. The umpire doesn't signal anything so it goes down as a single. 62/1

SUNIL NARINE is back on.

9.6 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Full and outside off, a hint of shape as Shehzad misses the drive. Appeal for caught behind but nothing from the umpire. 61/1

9.5 C Brathwaite to B Azam, Shortish on middle, worked away through square leg for a single. 61/1

9.4 C Brathwaite to B Azam, Fuller and wide outside off, nicely driven but straight to point. 60/1

9.3 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Shortish around middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 60/1

9.2 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Back of a length outside off, steered towards short third man but cannot find the gap. 59/1

9.2 C Brathwaite to A Shehzad, Straying down the leg side, slower ball but the line is wrong. Azam misses the flick, wide called. 59/1

9.1 C Brathwaite to B Azam, Back of a length around middle, worked away on the leg side for a single. 58/1

CARLOS BRATHWAITE comes on to bowl.

8.6 M Samuels to B Azam, Flatter ball on the sticks, worked behind square on the leg side for a single. 57/1

8.5 M Samuels to B Azam, Flighted on middle, Shehzad steps out and whips it through mid-wicket. It seemed like the ball would go between deep mid-wicket and long on but Holder stationed at the former position makes a fine full length dive to save a couple of runs. Good stuff! 56/1

8.4 M Samuels to A Shehzad, Floated around middle, worked towards mid-wicket for a single. 54/1

8.3 M Samuels to B Azam, Drifting in from outside off, driven down the ground to long off for a single. 53/1

8.2 M Samuels to A Shehzad, Slightly short outside off, cut away to long off for a single. 52/1

8.1 M Samuels to B Azam, Floated around off, turning in, Azam was shaping for the cut but gets it off the inner half to long on for a single. 51/1

7.6 S Badree to B Azam, Quicker ball around off, punched off the back foot down to long on for a single. 50/1

7.5 S Badree to B Azam, Flighted outside off, Shehzad leans forward to block but the ball hits him high on the blade. 49/1

7.4 S Badree to A Shehzad, Floated outside off, pushed through cover for a single. 49/1

7.3 S Badree to A Shehzad, FOUR! GOOD PLACEMENT! Shortish around middle, Shehzad makes room and rocks back to pull it away powerfully. Bisects long on and deep mid-wicket to perfection to find the fence. 48/1

7.2 S Badree to B Azam, Floated outside off, leans forward and drives it through the covers for a single. 44/1

7.1 S Badree to B Azam, Flatter around middle, defended off the back foot to the bowler. 43/1

SAMUEL BADREE is back.

6.6 M Samuels to A Shehzad, Floated around middle, worked gently to short mid-wicket. 43/1

6.5 M Samuels to A Shehzad, Flatter outside off, Shehzad gets back and punches it to the off side. 43/1

6.4 M Samuels to B Azam, Flatter outside off, Babar gets back and cuts it through point for a single. 43/1

6.3 M Samuels to B Azam, Floated around middle, Azam works it gently with the turn down to fine leg. Mohammed tidies up near the fence to save a couple of runs. 42/1

BABAR AZAM walks out to bat.

6.2 M Samuels to K Akmal, OUT! GONE! Once again Samuels' golden arm does the trick. He struck with his first ball in the previous game and has managed to strike with his second this time. Soft dismissal for Akmal. This was on a length around off, spun in sharply with a bit of extra bounce. Probably gripped a touch off the deck and Akmal only managed to chip it straight to Williams at short mid-wicket. 40/1

6.1 M Samuels to A Shehzad, On a length outside off, steered through point for a single. 40/0

MARLON SAMUELS is introduced into the attack.

5.6 J Holder to A Shehzad, Length ball outside off, tap and run stuff from Shehzad as he nudges the ball to cover-point. Good response from Akmal. 39/0

5.5 J Holder to A Shehzad, FOUR! GLORIUS! This should get him rolling. Full and outside off, Shehzad moves forward and times the drive brilliantly through extra cover to find the fence. Nobody moved as the ball rocketed away. This should give Shehzad immense confidence. 38/0

5.4 J Holder to A Shehzad, FOUR! Shehzad finally breaks the shackles! Back of a length around off, gets inside the line and whips it away. Badree at short fine leg puts in a desperate dive but the ball goes past him to the fence. Clever batting! 34/0

5.3 J Holder to K Akmal, Shortish around middle, Akmal clears his front leg and hoicks across the line. Deep square leg moves to his left to tidy up. The batsmen take a single. 30/0

5.2 J Holder to A Shehzad, Length ball on the pads, wristed through backward square leg for a single. 29/0

5.1 J Holder to A Shehzad, Back of a length around off, Shehzad is looking very rusty here. Mistimes the pull towards mid-wicket. 28/0

JASON HOLDER is back.

4.6 S Narine to K Akmal, Flighted around off, makes room and pummels it towards mid off. 28/0

4.5 S Narine to K Akmal, Floated outside off, Akmal looks to sweep but gets it off the bottom half towards backward square leg. 28/0

4.4 S Narine to K Akmal, Drifting in around middle, Akmal makes a bit of room and pushes it towards extra cover. 28/0

4.3 S Narine to A Shehzad, Very full around middle, Shehzad steps out and squeezes it out down to long on for a single. 28/0

4.2 S Narine to A Shehzad, Slightly short outside off, Shehzad cuts but cannot beat point where Samuels makes a fine diving stop to his right. 27/0

4.1 S Narine to A Shehzad, Floated around off, Shehzad looks to push at it but gets an inside edge on to the front pad. 27/0

SUNIL NARINE comes on to bowl.

3.6 K Williams to K Akmal, Good length on off, pushed gently back to the bowler. Williams shows some aggression by threatening to throw the ball back. 27/0

3.5 K Williams to K Akmal, FOUR! SLAPPED! Typical Kamran Akmal stroke! Short and wide, he essays a fine back foot slap through backward point to find the fence. That's his favorite scoring zone. 27/0

3.4 K Williams to K Akmal, Length ball around off, tapped gently towards short third man. 23/0

3.4 K Williams to K Akmal, Harsh call for a wide! The line was way outside off but the ball came in a bit with the angle. Akmal left it alone and the umpire stretched his arms to signal an extra. 23/0

3.3 K Williams to K Akmal, Shortish around off, Akmal looks to pull but mistimes it towards mid-wicket. 22/0

3.2 K Williams to K Akmal, Back of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards point. 22/0

3.1 K Williams to K Akmal, OUCH! That has hurt! Dug in short around off, doesn't bounce as much as Akmal expected it to and is struck on the ribs as he misses the pull. Winces in pain, that has stung. 22/0

KESRICK WILLIAMS is into the attack.

2.6 S Badree to K Akmal, Fuller outside off, driven to the left of mid off for a single. 22/0

2.5 S Badree to K Akmal, Full and outside off, bunted towards the bowler. 21/0

2.4 S Badree to K Akmal, Floated outside off, gets back and punches it to cover-point. 21/0

2.3 S Badree to K Akmal, SIX! SMACK! Even better from Akmal this time. Another loopy ball around middle, gets across and sweeps it powerfully over deep square leg for a biggie. Momentum infused into the chase, not that it was needed with the target being low but such targets can be tricky if you don't start well. 21/0

2.2 S Badree to K Akmal, FOUR! Good shot! Floated around leg stump, Akmal goes across to that one and sweeps it well over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Nicely done. 15/0

2.1 S Badree to A Shehzad, Floated on the pads, leans across and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11/0

1.6 J Holder to K Akmal, Fuller and outside off, crisply driven by Akmal towards mid off. 10/0

1.5 J Holder to K Akmal, Length ball on the stumps, worked gently towards mid-wicket. 10/0

1.4 J Holder to K Akmal, FOUR! JUST OVER MID ON! Full and around off, Akmal looks to go big down the ground but gets it off the toe end. Gets enough to clear Narine at mid on and it dribbles away to the fence. 10/0

1.3 J Holder to K Akmal, On a length on middle, Akmal stays back to flick but is struck on the pads. 6/0

1.2 J Holder to K Akmal, Back of a length around middle, Shehzad gets back to flick but is hit high on the pads. 6/0

1.1 J Holder to A Shehzad, Good length on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single. 6/0

JASON HOLDER to share the new ball.

0.6 S Badree to A Shehzad, Quicker ball around off, Shehzad looks to drive but gets it off the inner half to long on for a single. 5/0

0.5 S Badree to A Shehzad, Pushed through quicker outside off, Ahmed stays back and punches it to cover-point. 4/0

0.4 S Badree to A Shehzad, Flighted around middle, nice forward defence by Shehzad. 4/0

0.3 S Badree to A Shehzad, Full toss around leg stump, swept towards short fine leg but straight to the fielder. Shehzad has missed out there. 4/0

Pollard seems to have hurt himself after diving. He is lying down at the fence and is being treated by the physio. The physio does his magic and Pollard is up and back on field again.

0.2 S Badree to A Shehzad, FOUR! Finds the fence! Flatter outside off, punched through the covers. It did seem like Pollard would prevent the boundary but loses steam in his chase and then gets into a tangle before failing to stop the ball. A boundary to the total and Pollard is down in pain. 4/0

0.1 S Badree to A Shehzad, Fuller and around off, Shehzad blocks it nicely down the track to the bowler. 0/0

First Published: April 2, 2017, 9:53 PM IST

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