West Indies Beat Pakistan In A Tight Low Scoring Match of ICC Champions trophy 2013’s 2nd match of group B at the Oval.

Roach knocked the top of Pakistan’s batting with three wickets in his first four overs, leaving them at 15 for 3, and Narine sparked another collapse in the middle order with six wickets falling for 33. Either side of those, Nasir Jamshed and Misbah, the only two batsmen into double figures, repaired a lot of the early damage with a fourth-wicket stand of 90, only for it to be wastefully given away amid rash shots and run outs from the lower order.

West Indies Beat Pakistan

At least Mohammad Irfan tried to help Misbah – who was given a life before he had scored – see out the innings and almost saw his captain to a gusty century before popping a catch into the leg side with two overs remaining. Misbah farmed the strike, verging between declining singles and thumping the ball straight, but could not quite register a maiden ODI hundred in his 118th match.

West Indies Beat Pakistan

The demographics of The Oval crowd are more in favour of Pakistan than West Indies these days, but it was the cricketers from the Caribbean who held sway on the field. Kemar Roach, with a wonderful spell of pace bowling, and Sunil Narine shared six wickets between them as Pakistan limped to 170 despite Misbah-ul-Haq’s defiant career-best 96.

Not for the first time, Pakistan’s bowlers tried their best to compensate for a poor batting display and kept this Group B clash alive at The Oval. Having lost early wickets against Mohammad Irfan, West Indies stuttered again when Chris Gayle departed having steadied the chase alongside Marlon Samuels.

For 12 overs, the experienced pair of Gayle and Samuels made significant inroads into the chase. Gayle was not at his most aggressive, but still produced the occasional memorable stroke such as a one-legged pull and a glorious straight drive off Irfan which comfortably cleared the straight boundary. Until that point Irfan had conceded seven balls from 22 deliveries and then Gayle took consecutive boundaries in his next over to close in on a run-a-ball.

Samuels, as he did in England last year, drove beautifully through the off side and became a central figure in the chase when Gayle departed. It was a classy, and brave, piece of bowling by Saeed Ajmal who flummoxed Gayle with a well-flighted doosra which he tried to heave over the leg side.

West Indies Beat Pakistan

With Sarwan quickly following, tension began to envelop West Indies’ batting (even with one of the coolest men in the game at the crease) and it took a nervous Kieron Pollard, who struggled to picked Ajmal, 18 deliveries to get off the mark

But in the end the tail enders of the west indies team were able to finish it quiet easily at the edge and won their first match in champions trophy 2013.

West Indies Beat Pakistan

Man Of The Match: Kemar Roach


 Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
Imran Farhatc DJ Bravo b Roach2260033.33
Nasir Jamshedc Rampaul b Narine50127935053.76
Mohammad Hafeezb Roach41691044.44
Asad Shafiqc Rampaul b Roach084000.00
Misbah-ul-Haq*not out961871275375.59
Shoaib Malikc DJ Bravo b Narine041000.00
Kamran Akmal†c †Ramdin b Narine21280025.00
Wahab Riazrun out (DJ Bravo)619140042.85
Saeed Ajmalrun out (Pollard/Rampaul)2830066.66
Junaid Khanc Gayle b DJ Bravo0119000.00
Mohammad Irfanc DJ Bravo b Rampaul231140014.28
Extras(lb 1, w 5)6
Total(all out; 48 overs)170(3.54 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Imran Farhat, 0.6 ov), 2-14 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.3 ov), 3-15 (Asad Shafiq, 6.1 ov),4-105 (Nasir Jamshed, 29.2 ov), 5-106 (Shoaib Malik, 29.5 ov), 6-110 (Kamran Akmal, 31.5 ov), 7-128 (Wahab Riaz, 36.1 ov),8-136 (Saeed Ajmal, 37.5 ov), 9-138 (Junaid Khan, 40.3 ov), 10-170 (Mohammad Irfan, 47.6 ov)
KAJ Roach1042832.80
R Rampaul1003913.90(5w)
DJ Bravo902913.22
MN Samuels501703.40
SP Narine1013433.40
KA Pollard402205.50
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Imran Farhat, 0.6 ov), 2-14 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.3 ov), 3-15 (Asad Shafiq, 6.1 ov),4-105 (Nasir Jamshed, 29.2 ov), 5-106 (Shoaib Malik, 29.5 ov), 6-110 (Kamran Akmal, 31.5 ov), 7-128 (Wahab Riaz, 36.1 ov),8-136 (Saeed Ajmal, 37.5 ov), 9-138 (Junaid Khan, 40.3 ov), 10-170 (Mohammad Irfan, 47.6 ov)
West Indies innings (target: 171 runs from 50 overs)RMB4s6sSR
CH Gayleb Saeed Ajmal3980474182.97
J Charlesc Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Irfan912142064.28
DM Bravoc †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Irfan084000.00
MN Samuelsst †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez3093573052.63
RR Sarwanc †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz1420050.00
KA Pollardc †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz3078583151.72
DJ Bravo*lbw b Saeed Ajmal1957360052.77
D Ramdin†not out1129141078.57
SP Narinec †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Irfan1114820137.50
KAJ Roachnot out5761083.33
Extras(lb 10, w 5, nb 2)17
Total(8 wickets; 40.4 overs)172(4.22 runs per over)
Did not bat R Rampaul
Fall of wickets 1-11 (Charles, 2.4 ov), 2-15 (DM Bravo, 4.2 ov), 3-78 (Gayle, 16.6 ov), 4-81 (Sarwan, 17.6 ov),5-94 (Samuels, 25.1 ov), 6-137 (Pollard, 35.3 ov), 7-143 (DJ Bravo, 36.5 ov), 8-165 (Narine, 39.2 ov)

Mohammad Irfan903233.55(1nb, 1w)
Junaid Khan7.403604.69(1w)
Saeed Ajmal1013823.80(1w)
Wahab Riaz1014224.20(1nb, 2w)
Mohammad Hafeez401413.50

Points Table:

west indies beat pakistan

Source – Cricinfo



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