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West Indies defeated Pakistan – 2nd ODI

Zia Rana July 17, 2013

West Indies 8-232 (Darren Bravo 54, Dwayne Bravo 43*, Shahid Afridi 2-29) best Pakistan 195 (Nasir Jamshed 54, Umar Akmal 50, Sunil Narine 4-26) by 37 runs

West Indies won the second ODI, assisted by the Bravo brothers with their solid batting and by Sunil Narine who destroyed the batting line up of Pakistan.

The Windies piled up 232 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allocated 50 overs and the Green Shirts surrendered for 195 with 13 balls still remaining in the game.

Sunil Narine (West Indies) was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his lethal bowling spell of 4-26.

The second One Day International of the five match series was played on July 16, 2013, at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

Earlier, the skipper of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq, won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first. Gayle once again failed in the series and was gone for just one run when Darren Bravo and Johnson Charles consolidated the innings. They scored 34 runs at the end of the 8th over with 5 fours as the latter hit the first six of the innings in the next over. They took the score to 81 in 18.2 overs when Charles was stumped by Umar Akmal off Shahid Afridi for 31 and was replaced by Marlon Samuels. The first hundred of the innings was posted on board in 27 overs and Darren Bravo attained his 12th ODI fifty in the next one.

Sunil Narine - Devastating bowling

Sunil Narine – Devastating bowling

The third wicket was lost at 123 as Darren Bravo was clean bowled by Saeed Ajmal for 54 off 81 balls with 6 fours. The visitors took charge of the game by claiming two wickets and the Caribbeans were 5-150 in 38.5 overs. The captain of the West Indies, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard got together and speeded up the run rate in the remaining overs. They were especially harsh on Wahab Riaz in the 47th over who gave away 18 runs comprising 1 six and 2 fours. Asad Ali uprooted the stumps of Pollard for 30 and Dwayne Bravo remained unbeaten for 43 off 52 with 5 fours as West Indies thrashed 232 with two wickets still in hand in 50 overs.

Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi were the main wicket takers with two wickets each whereas Mohammad Irfan and Asad Ali held one each.

Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad opened the innings slowly for Pakistan by scoring just five runs in five overs. The first was dropped at 0 by Dwayne Bravo and the two batsmen hit a six each in the coming overs. Ahmed Shehzad was caught behind by Charles off Kemar Roach for 19 and the next batsman Mohammad Hafeez started off with a four.  The innings was steadied by the two and the score was enhanced to 64 when Mohammad Hafeez became the next victim for 20. Misbah-ul-Haq walked in next and Nasir Jamshed was dropped again at 19 by Darren Sammy at slip.

The score was lifted to 103 in 28.4 overs as Darren Sammy removed Misbah-ul-Haq for 17 and the incoming batsman, Asad Shafiq scored 10 runs. Umar Akmal joined in with Nasir Jamshed who completed his 8th ODI half century in the 35th over after availing four chances. He was finally caught by Roach at midwicket off Pollard after scoring 54 from 93 deliveries with 1 six and 4 fours. Shahid Afridi managed just five runs as the tail was exposed to the rival bowlers. Umar Akmal was the only batsman who resisted with a brave knock by hitting 1 six and 3 fours in the following overs. He achieved his fifty and went back to the pavilion for exactly 50 off 46 with 1 six and 4 fours as the entire Pakistani team was bundled out for 195 runs in 47.5 overs.

Sunil Narine was the star performer with four wickets, Dwayne Bravo got two whereas Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard shared one wicket each.

West Indies grasped the encounter with a margin of 37 runs and the five match series was levelled at 1-1.

 

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