Match Over - Pakistan won by 74 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 09 Apr 2017, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Babar Azam


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: GO Brathwaite
  • Third Umpire: SD Fry



Overs: 44.5 / 50.0

West Indies



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


Pakistan win by 74 runs. It's been the Babar and Hasan show. A career-best century for Babar Azam followed by a career-best 5 for 38 for Hasan Ali. There was much debate about how Pakistan were batting for 40 overs, but in the end they had more than enough after Babar and Imad Wasim added 99 in 11 overs. That's where West Indies let the game slip and then they go no sort of platform with the bat, falling to 75 for 6 before the lower order showed some fight. So that all means we have a series decider, back at this ground, on Tuesday. It should be a terrific end to the short series. We'll be back to bring you all the action but, for now, from Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller it's goodbye and thanks for joining us from wherever the world you are! See you next time.

44.5Hasan Ali to JO Holder, OUT, No run, he finishes with five! A back-of-a-length delivery, he may have taken the pace off the ball, and Holder can't get hold of it, just manages to club it down to long-off where, quite fittingly, Babar Azam takes the catch.
44.4Hasan Ali to JO Holder, No run, big full toss, he swings and gets an outside edge which bounces in front of Sarfraz - ends up being a good stop by the captain.
44.3Hasan Ali to JO Holder, No run, another yorker, right on target, Holder can only play it back to the bowler.
44.2Hasan Ali to JO Holder, No run, gets the yorker in, he's been very good today, jabbed to backward point.
44.1Hasan Ali to AS Joseph, OUT, No run, it's Hasan again! Tries to go down the ground, was a back of a length delivery, aimed to clear mid-off who was inside the circle but it came off near the bottom of the bat and mid-off was able to track the ball down just outside the circle.
End of over 44. 4 runs this over. 208/8 after 264 balls.
AS Joseph 15 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 7-1-36-1
JO Holder 68 (83b 6x4 1x6 ) more

ratnakar: "Gnash! Maybe I am the only Windies fan watching in the middle of the night//early morning rather..its 5 AM in Singapore."

End of over 43. 9 runs this over. 204/8 after 258 balls.
AS Joseph 13 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 8-1-38-3
JO Holder 66 (80b 6x4 1x6 ) more

Umar: "Good night/evening to all of you in Brazil Uganda and other areas. Watching from Sweden while having warm noodles much love to all the big cricket family "

Rayyan ali: ""The most unlucky guy today is Shadab. He has beaten the outside edge too many times!""

End of over 42.  A maiden over! 195/8 after 252 balls.
AS Joseph 11 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 10-1-40-1
JO Holder 59 (75b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Shakir: "Watching Live and following through Cricinfo as well from Curitiba, Brazil. its 5:52pm here"

End of over 41. 7 runs this over. 195/8 after 246 balls.
JO Holder 59 (75b 5x4 1x6 ) Junaid Khan 6-0-41-1
AS Joseph 11 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more

asad bhatti: "seeing cricinfo from Lima PERU , its 3.49 pm here "

Junaid: "It's 4:46AM in Hong Kong considering the unpredictable factor of Pakistan team im not able to sleep"

End of over 40. 1 runs this over. 188/8 after 240 balls.
JO Holder 56 (73b 5x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 9-0-40-1
AS Joseph 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 16 runs this over. 187/8 after 234 balls.
JO Holder 56 (69b 5x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Amir 6-1-32-1
AS Joseph 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Amir: "Watching at work, 8'30 am in New Zealand!" Have a trim flat white for me

Ahmed: "6:39 am in Brisbane and haven't missed a single bit of this commentary so far. Was supposed to study for the exam which is in couple of hours but clearly been procrastinating." Morning down there!

Saad: "See scored being followed on cricinfo from all over the world, from China to Germany including dubai and Ireland ;) " Great fun, isn't it

End of over 38. 2 runs this over. 170/8 after 227 balls.
JO Holder 40 (63b 3x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 5-0-33-1
AS Joseph 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Everyone thought that was the end of the over, but forgot the earlier wide. They trudge back to their positions. Zulfiqar: "God save the patients of guy commenting from Hospital."

Khurram : "It's 12:30 here in Dubai, following the match thru cricinfo while being cozy in my bed :)"

Saad: "Talking of night owls me watching match here in Germany and its 10:30 PM here." That's still early, Saad!

sajjas: "What's the delay?" Ball change

End of over 37. 2 runs this over. 168/8 after 222 balls.
JO Holder 40 (61b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 5-1-16-1
AS Joseph 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

A handful of pics, as the match drifts towards a series-levelling conclusion

End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 166/8 after 216 balls.
JO Holder 39 (58b 3x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 8-0-39-1
AS Joseph 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Umair: "The cricketing gods were just waiting for Mr. Andrew Miller to go for Shadab to take a wicket. Welcome back Gnasher.. :)"

End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 162/8 after 210 balls.
JO Holder 38 (57b 3x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 7-0-29-0
AS Joseph 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Maryam: "What's ur real name gnasher?" Andrew (which is one of the reasons we came up with the other version!)

End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 156/8 after 204 balls.
D Bishoo 16 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 7-0-35-1
JO Holder 32 (51b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 4 runs this over. 151/7 after 198 balls.
D Bishoo 12 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 7-1-29-3
JO Holder 31 (49b 2x4 0x6 ) more

And that will be drinks... Gnasher is utterly gagging to wrap this one up. Here he comes...

Swarnadeep: "The highest that West Indies have added for their last 3 wickets in an ODI is 171 runs in 1984,Manchester.They need 140 more,surely,not theoretically ruled out yet" A Viv Richards here, a Michael Holding there... easy peasy...

Ali Murtaza: "I don't remember the last time I saw someone beat the batsman this frequently without getting a wicket. Feeling bad for Shadab." He needs to pitch it up a touch. Looks dramatic, but gets no edges

End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 147/7 after 192 balls.
D Bishoo 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 6-0-30-0
JO Holder 30 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Nonsense: "Andrew are you related to Ben Stiller?" Yes. He's David Miller's dad, and my first cousin

End of over 31. 5 runs this over. 143/7 after 186 balls.
D Bishoo 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 6-1-25-3
JO Holder 28 (45b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Hamza: "What if this side had Samuel gayle pollard narine??" Different Gravy. And he'd be handy too, for that matter

End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 138/7 after 180 balls.
JO Holder 27 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 5-0-26-0
D Bishoo 3 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

iftikhar: "Shadab's bowling is beautiful to watch, Sarfaraz got to let him bowl on his own terms."

Osama: "What about Jason puns? He's been Holding one end pretty well." Oh go on, then. Treat yourself

End of over 29. 10 runs this over. 133/7 after 174 balls.
AR Nurse 44 (43b 6x4 1x6 ) Hasan Ali 5-1-20-3
JO Holder 25 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Here endeth the Nurse puns. It's been emotional. Three more wickets for Pakistan to square the series... here's Bishoo

Eusha: "Is this Nurse guy related in any way to Seymour Nurse?" Good question. They are both from Barbados, which is as far as my investigation has so far gone...

Nomaan Haqqie: "It seems Miller has received some nursing by his seniors at boarding :)" I don't know what you are insinuating

End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 123/6 after 168 balls.
AR Nurse 34 (37b 4x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-21-0
JO Holder 25 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Anwar: "I wonder what cricinfo live commentary would be like in the 1940's" Really rather spiffing, I don't doubt, old boy!

End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 121/6 after 162 balls.
AR Nurse 33 (32b 4x4 1x6 ) Imad Wasim 6-0-23-0
JO Holder 24 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Adnan: "Now! Nurse is giving some Injections... " Euthanasia is off the cards, it seems

imran: "Miller, please mind your use of words..calling a Nurse treatment butchering ???how rude." You clearly never went to boarding school

End of over 26. 11 runs this over. 116/6 after 156 balls.
AR Nurse 29 (30b 3x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-19-0
JO Holder 23 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Muhammad Ahsan : "Although this team is not good as past however seen doing pretty good effort in fielding which is plus point of this team" Well, that's something

End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 101/6 after 149 balls.
AR Nurse 15 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 5-0-14-0
JO Holder 22 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Charles Crasto: "Oh. In that case Andrew, you sure have livelied the commentary here!! :)" Well, you know. I try...

Dr Omar : "@Andrew. Masochist? You mean THE MASOCHISM from 50SHADES ? explain." Well ... I wasn't going to go quite that deep, but I guess there is a correlation between people who want Sergio Garcia to win a major, and people who like to get beaten with leather riding crops ...

Saveed: "This suits Hafeez: "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain"." How romantic

End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 98/6 after 144 balls.
AR Nurse 14 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-8-0
JO Holder 21 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Arslan Satti: "Nurse is saved by review so some 'Florence' at end of a tunnel for WI" Good grief. Can I watch the golf yet?

End of over 23. 3 runs this over. 96/6 after 138 balls.
AR Nurse 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 4-0-11-0
JO Holder 20 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Charles Crasto: "livelied??" Yes, as in to lively something up ... everything's a verb these days. Move with the times!

End of over 22. 6 runs this over. 93/6 after 132 balls.
AR Nurse 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-6-0
JO Holder 19 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Chris: "West Indies batting as though they are keen to see as much of the last round at Augusta as they can - and I don't blame them for that." Well quite. The leaders are out ... where's your money? Mine's on Sergio, because I'm a masochist

Well, well. That livelied things up

End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 87/6 after 126 balls.
AR Nurse 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 3-0-8-0
JO Holder 19 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Imran: "Earlier i commented Azhar Ali should replace Hafeez (this was not published) but now i'm not too sure since he provides the bowling. Still Azhar is much superior batsman." Underestimate the Prof at your peril!

End of over 20. 6 runs this over. 86/6 after 120 balls.
JO Holder 19 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-23-2
AR Nurse 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Asif: "That wicket fooled Umpire, Batsman and you at the same time, because it was a WRONG one. :)" In every sense, clearly

End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 80/6 after 114 balls.
JO Holder 14 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 2-0-7-0
AR Nurse 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Arslan Satti: "Time for Nurse to taste his own medicine and that too from a Professor " As the actress said to the bishop?

End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 76/6 after 108 balls.
JO Holder 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-17-2
AR Nurse 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

well, well, that lbw was missing off! Windies missed a trick by not reviewing...

Anns: "With all the criticism flying around, this might sound silly but i think this series might prove as a renaissance of MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ THE ALL-ROUNDER. Purely because i have never seen him bat more determinedly(Regardless of his SR) and he seems to be regaining his old guile in his bowling" Damn right! You heard me standing up for the Prof in the first innings. He's my man of the match and no mistake!*

*He's not really my man of the match, but all the same ...

End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 70/5 after 102 balls.
JL Carter 8 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 1-0-3-0
JO Holder 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

arfan: "In the previous match I slept at 35 overs as it looked like Pakistan was cruising to win but woke up to see WI turned the tables. Today sleepy again :("

You've been on the Night Nurse again?

End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 67/5 after 96 balls.
JL Carter 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-11-1
JO Holder 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Maryam: "Pakistanis are now HOPEful that they will EVIN the series and NURSE Windies a treatment!" It was going so well until the last one

omar: "no need for the nurse yet. one can hold an end up and the other can cart it around" Nice to know that Nursie is on hand when you need her though

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 63/5 after 90 balls.
JO Holder 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-1-10-2
JL Carter 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Zeeshan: "Pakistan bowling attack showing the actual quality of WI batting. The fluke on Friday was enough to wake them up" Harsh to call a 300-plus chase a fluke, but yes, if there's one quality aspect of this bilateral series, it is surely Pakistan's bowling

Billz: "If half of ur body is dead only a miracle of some great nurse can save u ... " He's no Florence Nightingale, but Ashley may be Windies' only hope

End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 57/5 after 84 balls.
JO Holder 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-7-1
JL Carter 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Awais: "I take back my earlier comment. Professor is Back" Too late, your card is marked. Diss the Professor at your peril!

On that note it's drinks so it's over to Miller with Pakistan sensing victory

Ammar: "Hopefully Sarfraz doesn't wait half the innings again and then bring in Shadab. Unleash him right now!!!"

End of over 13. 1 runs this over. 56/4 after 78 balls.
JL Carter 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-1-4-2
JN Mohammed 1 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 55/4 after 72 balls.
JL Carter 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-6-0
JN Mohammed 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rizwan: "Hasan Ali has a golden arm and he has been underappreciated since his debut. Very consistent performer." I think he looks a very handy cricketer

End of over 11.  A maiden over! 51/4 after 66 balls.
JN Mohammed 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-1-3-2
JL Carter 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Tahir: "Aamir should be brought into the attack again. If he can get another wicket. it will be all over for WI." Maybe Shahdab time, with runs to play with

Perhaps Sarfraz and Hasan getting a little over excited. Ali: "While I was typing, this lad wasted a review. Never mind my previous comment."

West Indies in a bit of a hole. A lot for the middle order to do now. Can Jason Mohammed do it again?

End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 51/3 after 60 balls.
KOA Powell 11 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-3-0
JL Carter 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 48/3 after 54 balls.
JL Carter 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-3-1
KOA Powell 9 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sharjeel Sajjad: "Really exited to see how Shahdab performs today."

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 45/2 after 48 balls.
KOA Powell 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 4-0-31-1
SD Hope 15 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Khurrum Cheema: "Spin pleaseee"

Naseef: "Listening to Waqar Younis speak about Amir's bowling, I am like "dude, speak to him about this in person!!". "

End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 38/2 after 42 balls.
SD Hope 14 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 4-1-14-1
KOA Powell 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Decent finish here

Furqan Hasheen: "West Indian batsmen are better, no doubt. But now the game is between Sarfraz's good captaincy and WI immaturity "

End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 35/2 after 36 balls.
SD Hope 12 (9b 3x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 3-0-24-1
KOA Powell 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5.  A maiden over! 27/2 after 30 balls.
KOA Powell 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 3-1-11-1
SD Hope 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 27/1 after 24 balls.
SD Hope 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 2-0-16-1
E Lewis 13 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Rutul: "The selection of Walton still baffles me. The guy that has been given enough chances to perform yet lacks the application necessary. I think WI should just open with K. Powell and bring Rovman Powell in the middle order. That would bring more stability to the team. "

End of over 3. 10 runs this over. 22/0 after 18 balls.
E Lewis 12 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 2-0-11-0
CAK Walton 10 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 11 runs this over. 12/0 after 12 balls.
CAK Walton 10 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 1-0-11-0
E Lewis 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
CAK Walton 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 1-0-1-0
E Lewis 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
E LewisLBW Mohammad Amir13142092.86
CAK WaltonC Hasan Ali B Junaid Khan10920111.11
SD HopeC Shadab Khan B Hasan Ali151230125
KOA PowellLBW Hasan Ali11210052.38
JL CarterLBW Mohammad Hafeez12201060
JN MohammedC Sarfraz Ahmed B Mohammad Hafeez116006.25
JO HolderC Babar Azam B Hasan Ali68876178.16
AR NurseLBW Hasan Ali444361102.33
D BishooLBW Shadab Khan16182088.89
AS JosephC Babar Azam B Hasan Ali15290051.72
ST Gabrielnot out 0000-
Total 208/10
Mohammad Amir7.013615.14
Junaid Khan6.004116.83
Hasan Ali8.513854.3
Mohammad Hafeez6.002323.83
Imad Wasim7.002904.14
Shadab Khan10.014014