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WT20 updates: WI thrash Pakistan by 84 runs to seal semis berth

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April 01, 2014

22:02   - Scorecard

West Indies spin twins -- Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree wrecked havoc on Pakistan as they beat the Asian giants by 84 runs to seal the semis berth of the World T20Is.

The duo picked up six wickets between them, giving just 26 runs. 

Pakistan innings never got going after they lost Ahmed Shehzad off the first ball. In the end they were bundled out for 82 in 17.5 overs chasing 167 run. 

Skipper Mohammad Hafeez top-scored for Pakistan with 19.
21:48  - Scorecard

West Indies are close to sealing the semis berth with a convincing show here. Afridi the latest victim and perhaps Pakistan's last hope as he departs in search of quick runs. 

Sunil Narine the beneficiary as he had Afridi stumped for 18 runs. 

Pakistan were 75-8 after 16 overs.
21:27   - Scorecard

Samuel Badree has broken the back of Pakistan batting with three quick wickets to leave the Asian giants reeling. 

Badree was also helped by some poor shot selection from Pakistani batsmen, who seemed to succumb under pressure.

West Indies got the ideal start when Krishmar Santioke dismissed in form Ahmed Shehzad off the first ball. 

Badree at the other end dismissed Shoaib Malik, and Akmal brothers. 

Andre Russell too got into the act as he dismissed skipper Mohammad Hafeez to leave Pakistan reeling at 37-5.
21:01   - Scorecard

Pakistan sinks further as its Umar Akmal is now on his way back to the pavillion for 1.

Akmal lost his patience and looked to chip down the track off Badree, missing the line of the ball, allowing Ramdin to induce an easy stumping.

Pakistan now 9-3 after 4 overs.
20:53   - Scorecard

Kamran Akmal now goes back to the pavillion after he hit one straight to Dwayne Bravo at mid-off.

Pakistan had already lost Ahmed Shehzad off the first ball of the Pakistan innings, as Akmal played an irresponsible shot off Samuel Badree to give team worst possible start. 

Pakistan 3-2 after 2 overs.
- Scorecard

Pakistan have a big chase on hand in a must win game.

Krishmar Santioke will open the proceedings for West Indies, while Ahmed Shehzad will take strike. 

First up is a nice and full swinging delivery from the left-armer and Shehzad back in the hut off the first ball. 

Shehzad misses a straight one and is caught right in front of his stumps. Umpire Ian Gould had to make the easiest of decisions to make. 

Pakistan 0-1.
20:31  - Scorecard

A flurry of sixes from Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy has powered West Indies to 166-6.

West Indies were struggling at 81-5, before the duo took advantage of shorter boundaries and some poor bowling in the end to help Windies post a competitive game in a must-win game against Pakistan.

Such was their onslaught that the duo plundered 82 runs from last five overs. 

Bravo was dismissed (run out in the final over) with a brilliant 46 off 26 balls, while Sammy was unbeaten on 42 off 20 balls. 

For Pakistan Shahid Afridi was the most economical bowler with figures of 1-23 off his 4 overs.
20:18  - Scorecard

Umar Gul to bowl the 17th over. 

Dwayne Bravo welcomes the pacer with a humongous six over long-on. 

Bravo repeats the stroke, this time the ball flies towards midwicket -- same result. 

Bowler is flustered as he bowls one wide. 

Bravo then carves one through point for a boundary. Gul bowls a yorker as Bravo collects a single. 

A brace to end the over as 21 runs came from Gul over.

West Indies were 128-5. Bravo is on 33, while Sammy is on 17.
20:02  - Scorecard

Denesh Ramdin is the latest one to play an irresponsible shot as he decided enough is enough with the single and looks to play the big shots.

A slog off left-arm spinner Babbar has Ramdin caught at midwicket for 5. West Indies have lost half their side now as they were 81-5 after 14 overs.
19:54   - Scorecard

Shahid Afridi  into his third over now.  

First up is a leg-spinner as Simmons rocks back and looks to cut. A loud appeal from the wicketkeeper. 

Amidst the confusion, Simmons decides to take the single, a direct hit catches him short of his crease. 

Afridi inflicts another blow as he had Marlon Samules walking back after he hit one back onto his stumps for 20.

West Indies were 69-4 after 11 overs.
19:28  - Scorecard

After the fall of openers, Lendl Simmons and Marlon Samules are looking to play positive cricket. 

Simmons was severe on Zulfiqar Babar, smashing him for six and boundary off his first over. 

Samuels elegantly puts a pitched up delivery from Sohail Tanvir to the fence. 

West Indies at the end of 56 overs were 39-2.  Simmons is on 19, while Samuels is on 5.
19:19   - Scorecard

After Mohammad Hafeez sent Chris Gayle back to the pavillion for 5, it was turn of Sohail Tanvir to remove the other opener Dwayne Smith. 

Smith tried to steer one through third man, only to edge it to wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal for 8. 

West Indies were 22-2 after 4 overs. Lendl Simmons is on 8, while Marlon Samuels is yet to open his mark.
19:15   - Scorecard

Mohammad Hafeez strikes in his second over. He has Chris Gayle stumped for 5.

Gayle pushed at a delivery that turned a bit, and missed, allowing Kamran Akmal to whip off the bails. Gayle was well short of his crease. 

The big man falls yet again to an off-spinner. 

West Indies 10-1.
19:08  - Scorecard

Sohail Tanvir to open the proceedings from the other end after Mohammad Hafeez's first over cost him 4 runs. 

First up is a wide down the leg side. 

Next up, Chris Gayle flicks one off his pads for a boundary through fine-leg. 

Tanvir corrects his line to bowl a beauty to Gayle. The West Indian picks up an easy single -- again through the leg side. 

The left-armer now has a better angle to work with as Dwayne Smith misses the ball. 

Three dots to end the over as West Indies were 10-0 after 2 overs. 
18:33  Welcome to the updates of crucial second game of the day between Pakistan and West Indies. 

It's a virtual knock out with the winner joining India in the semis. 

The news from the middle is that West Indies have won the toss and have elected to bat first.

Both skippers at the toss were off the view that they would have like to bat first.

Both teams are going in with an unchanged side.