Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WESTINDIES WIN OVER PAKISTAN IN IMPORTANT MATCH OF GROUP B ICCT20 2014 BANGLADESH

The West Indies recuperated from a top-request meltdown to post 166-6 in the wake of choosing to take first strike, before three wickets each by twist twins Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine skittled Pakistan for 82 in 17.5 overs.

The West Indies, who completed second behind unbeaten India in assembly two, will conflict with gathering one champions Sri Lanka in the first semi-last in Dhaka on Thursday. West Indies captain Darren Sammy (L) celebrates with teammate Andre Russell after winning the match against Pakistan during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014 © AFP Punit Paranjpe

India, who won all their four group matches, meet South Africa at the same venue on Friday.

The last will occur in Dhaka on Sunday.

It was the first run through Pakistan, finalists in the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and champions in 2009, neglected to achieve the thump out rounds in the five releases of the competition.

The West Indies drooped to 81-5 preceding captain Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo headed a sensational salvage act by including 71 for the sixth wicket off only 32 balls.

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

The West Indies pillaged 71 runs in the last four overs, taking 21 runs in the eighteenth bowled via seamer Umar Gul and 24 in the nineteenth by off-spinner Saeed Ajmal. West Indies bowler Andre Russell celebrates after taking the wicket of Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014 © AFP Punit Paranjpe

Bravo, who was named man of the match, said he might have liked to impart it to Sammy and Badree.

"We have the knocking down some pins to protect any aggregate, yet I truly completed not anticipate that the match will be so natural," he said. "Pakistan did have our top request in some trouble, however then our batting runs profound and we demonstrated that today.

"I think Sammy and Badree were similarly meriting the grant. We have the force going into the semi-finals and I am sure we will do well there as well."

Pakistan chief Mohammad Hafeez apologized for his group's fans for not improving in the key diversion.

"I must thank our fans for their help and apologize for disappointing them," he said. "This was clearly not our best execution, however we had the diversion in control at the begin.

"All credit to the West Indies for detracting the amusement from us. Those four last overs cost us profoundly and after that we panicked at the begin of our pursuit. It turned into an exceptionally troublesome focus to pursue."

West Indies chief Darren Sammy (L) celebrates with colleague Andre Russell in the wake of winning the match against Pakistan throughout the ICC World Twenty20 competition at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014 © AFP Punit Paranjpe

West Indies chief Darren Sammy (L) celebrates with colleague Andre Russell in the wake of winning the match against Pakistan throughout the ICC World Twenty20 competition at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014


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

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

Hafeez (19) and Sohaib Maqsood (18) fell in progressive overs to make it 42-6, preceding Narine evacuated Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir in four balls to hurry the end.

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

Lendl Simmons and Marlon Samuel include 39 for the third wicket when both batsmen fell in the eleventh over to lessen the West Indies to 67 for four.

It soon turned into 81-5 as Denesh Ramdin holed out in the profound off left-arm spinner Zulfiqur Babar, however Sammy and Bravo ventures into play what ended up being match-winning thump