Match Over - Pakistan won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 11 Apr 2017, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan


  • Umpire1: SD Fry
  • Umpire2: JS Wilson
  • Third Umpire: IJ Gould



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

West Indies



Overs: 43.1 / 50.0


End of over 42. 7 runs this over. 218/4 after 252 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 23 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 8-1-31-1
Shoaib Malik 84 (105b 8x4 1x6 ) more

"I have been following ESPN since I have started using internet, I love to do comments. But you guys have never published my comment. Is there any criteria to get published your comment?" Wisdom, insight, humour... They all work, Muhammad Mohsan. Begging should be very much your last resort

End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 211/4 after 246 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 21 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 9-0-48-2
Shoaib Malik 79 (101b 7x4 1x6 ) more

"2:10 am in Pak and I am watching live match along with one eye at cricinfo to watch Pakistan qualify for WC directly." Well, you're getting slightly ahead of yourself there, Naseer - September is the cut-off and Pakistan have to remain in the top eight until then. But winning this series would go a long way to safeguarding that

End of over 40. 9 runs this over. 207/4 after 240 balls.
Shoaib Malik 78 (99b 7x4 1x6 ) AR Nurse 10-0-49-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 18 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 3 runs this over. 198/4 after 234 balls.
Shoaib Malik 71 (94b 7x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 8-0-44-2
Sarfraz Ahmed 18 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Alan please post this: Stats: This is the 7th time Mohammad Hafeez has been dismissed in 80's [score between 80 to 89] in ODIs, Saurav Ganguly got out 16 times." You got it, Talha Hameed

阿卜杜勒·莫伊: "Does Chinese Work?" There's your answer, Abdul Moeed. All scripts are welcome

End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 195/4 after 228 balls.
Shoaib Malik 68 (88b 7x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 9-0-42-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 18 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Baie dankie, Afrikaans, thank you very much in English, from a Pakistani supporter, with Indian Heritage, born and bred in South Africa." Remarkable, Billy Bob. Were your parents fans of rural America?

End of over 37. 10 runs this over. 190/4 after 222 balls.
Shoaib Malik 64 (84b 7x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 10-1-42-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 17 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more

shammas: "'Bonjour!' Alan, French works as well!" Sacre bleu!

End of over 36. 7 runs this over. 180/4 after 216 balls.
Shoaib Malik 58 (81b 6x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 8-0-37-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 13 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 2 runs this over. 173/4 after 210 balls.
Shoaib Malik 53 (78b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 9-1-32-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 11 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Thats Arsalan Walid. Thought u can read, write and speak perfect Urdu Alan ;)" Thanks, Bilal Aslam. I'm a little rusty

End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 171/4 after 204 balls.
Shoaib Malik 52 (73b 5x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 7-0-30-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Here's ارسلان ولید [who knew Urde(?) worked on the site]: "Sarfaraz hasn't scored 25+ runs since 6 or 7 games. He needs to perform with the bat as well. C'mon captain, game on hai!"

End of over 33. 8 runs this over. 166/4 after 198 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 9 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 8-1-30-0
Shoaib Malik 51 (69b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"Whether or not Pakistan save their 26 year streak, there are still lot question marks and check boxes which need to be filled," opines Masroor Dhar, "ICC ranking truly defines the spot Pakistan deserves, hope such kind of ranking system would have been in our classroom, which truly define the proper rank in classroom."

Omer Malik: "Alan is backkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" You betcha

End of over 32. 5 runs this over. 158/4 after 192 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 6-0-28-1
Shoaib Malik 49 (67b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Right, to see this game home I'll hand back to Alan

End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 153/4 after 185 balls.
Shoaib Malik 47 (63b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 7-1-22-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 150/4 after 180 balls.
Shoaib Malik 45 (58b 5x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 5-0-23-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shan Fastian: "Hafeez v2.0 Crashed. Who's responsible?"

Jack: "Don't worry Gnasher, this new model is backwards compatible. "

End of over 29. 1 runs this over. 146/3 after 174 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 80 (83b 8x4 2x6 ) D Bishoo 6-1-19-0
Shoaib Malik 42 (55b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Earlier than anticipated, the players are having a drink. Naveed ahmed: "Hafeez v2.0 released today. The product has been made more stable with less bugs." A danger of it rebooted to an old version?

Syed Aleem: "West Indies need some inspiration on the field for things to turn around. I think right now they are just waiting for a wicket to fall. Maybe this where they lack. They do have players with potential, its the belief that goes missing."

End of over 28. 11 runs this over. 145/3 after 168 balls.
Shoaib Malik 41 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) JN Mohammed 1-0-10-0
Mohammad Hafeez 80 (80b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 134/3 after 162 balls.
Shoaib Malik 38 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 7-1-24-1
Mohammad Hafeez 73 (77b 8x4 1x6 ) more

Russell: "Give me a W, Give me an I, Give me a C, Give me a K, Give me an E, Give me a T, Give me a WICKETTTT. How do you guys like my chanting?" Let's see if it inspires West Indies

Umar: "I wonder why they dont check the hawkeye first for LBW reviews as it only takes a few seconds. And if all three conditions are met then go on to check an edge as that normally takes much more longer and often is useless." Takes time to build the Hawkeye replay

End of over 26. 8 runs this over. 132/3 after 156 balls.
Shoaib Malik 37 (48b 5x4 0x6 ) V Permaul 4-0-31-0
Mohammad Hafeez 72 (72b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 124/3 after 150 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 72 (72b 8x4 1x6 ) JO Holder 6-1-22-1
Shoaib Malik 29 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 119/3 after 144 balls.
Shoaib Malik 27 (40b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 4-0-19-0
Mohammad Hafeez 69 (68b 8x4 1x6 ) more

Aafaq Khan: "Disagree Nadeem. This Hafeez innings too has been fraught with error and he's ridden his luck. Should've been run out and then given for a clear lbw." It was all going so well, too

End of over 23. 12 runs this over. 112/3 after 137 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 63 (63b 7x4 1x6 ) ST Gabriel 7-0-40-2
Shoaib Malik 26 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more

That return to Gabriel wasn't quite what West Indies wanted. This innings now has wings for Pakistan

Free hit

Nadeem: "This has to be one of Hafeez's finest knocks in a very long time. I honestly did not expect him to come out and bat like he has done today especially with the circumstances upon his arrival! " Top Professing so far

End of over 22. 8 runs this over. 100/3 after 132 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 53 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-0-13-0
Shoaib Malik 25 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Jiten Chandaran: "WI need to go bang bang. Only 233 on the board. They need to have at least one slip in place for the spinners, otherwise they are just relying on batsman error."

Adeeb: "West Indies having exactly five bowlers..pakistan need to target one of them " Asking rate does not call for anything over the top. Meanwhile, Hafeez's bat hit Nurse's ankle as he turned for the second run.

End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 92/3 after 126 balls.
Shoaib Malik 24 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 5-1-18-0
Mohammad Hafeez 46 (53b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 89/3 after 120 balls.
Shoaib Malik 22 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez 45 (51b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Darren: "It's great to see the West Indies bowling so well. As long as they keep testing the batsman like this, they're bound to get wickets soon and this match will be an easy win."

End of over 19. 8 runs this over. 85/3 after 114 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 43 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 4-1-15-0
Shoaib Malik 20 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 77/3 after 108 balls.
Shoaib Malik 15 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-1-0
Mohammad Hafeez 40 (46b 5x4 0x6 ) more

AK: "Let's see if this lollipop is tasty today." Sweet start

They pondered the review, but there was no agreement. Nurse was keen

End of over 17. 14 runs this over. 76/3 after 102 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 39 (42b 5x4 0x6 ) V Permaul 3-0-23-0
Shoaib Malik 15 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Ahsan Ahmed : "2 old Pro's of Pak cricket stabilizing the situation calmly and curbing the game in favour of pakistan... great to see !!!"

End of over 16.  A maiden over! 62/3 after 96 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 30 (38b 4x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 3-1-7-0
Shoaib Malik 10 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 62/3 after 90 balls.
Shoaib Malik 10 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) V Permaul 2-0-9-0
Mohammad Hafeez 30 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 57/3 after 84 balls.
Shoaib Malik 10 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 2-0-7-0
Mohammad Hafeez 25 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more

That appears to be drinks, so I'll hand over to Gnasher. Play nicely, everyone

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 55/3 after 78 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 24 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) V Permaul 1-0-4-0
Shoaib Malik 9 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Batting with Fear will never make Pakistan's batting line up a success," lectures badar. "Try fearless and aggressive batting for only 5 ODIs. Pakistan will lose some matches but will be fearless for the rest of the future."

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 51/3 after 72 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 21 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 1-0-5-0
Shoaib Malik 8 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 1 runs this over. 46/3 after 66 balls.
Shoaib Malik 8 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 6-0-28-2
Mohammad Hafeez 16 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Malik and Hafeez getting mixed up with their running... who would have thought it?

Still a slip in

End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 45/3 after 60 balls.
Shoaib Malik 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 5-1-17-1
Mohammad Hafeez 15 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 37/3 after 54 balls.
Shoaib Malik 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 5-0-27-2
Mohammad Hafeez 15 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"That was a brilliant wicket by Muzzammil," chirps Syed Aleem. "West Indies needs more of this."

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 31/2 after 48 balls.
Babar Azam 16 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 4-1-10-1
Mohammad Hafeez 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"My comment just got posted and my friend doesn't believe it was me :(" Are you well known as a fantasist among your compadres, Walter Mitty ali?

End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 26/2 after 42 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 4-0-21-1
Babar Azam 12 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"In the midst of all the negative comments being published, let's praise Babar Azam here for playing ever so intelligently and beautifully." Well, let's just hope you haven't jinxed him, Muzzammil

End of over 6. 1 runs this over. 17/2 after 36 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-1-5-1
Babar Azam 11 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Here's ali: "Pak recently lost its record for winning Zimbabwe in test series for 25-plus years and now they are gonna lose this one too....:("

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 16/1 after 30 balls.
Babar Azam 11 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 3-0-12-1
Ahmed Shehzad 3 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Shehzad masterful at picking out fielders and avoiding rotating strike," grumbles zain. Give him time, eh? This pitch looks like it takes a few balls to get going

End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 8/1 after 23 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-1-4-0
Babar Azam 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Aafaq Khan is feeling bold: "Another century for Babar today. And he'll follow it up with another against India on June 4th."

End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 4/1 after 18 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 2-0-4-1
Babar Azam 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Eventful over, although rather too much slapstick for an international cricket match. In summary: three runs scored

End of over 2.  A maiden over! 1/1 after 12 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-1-0-0
Babar Azam 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jeremy is going all in: "Ok I'm calling it, Gabriel to take 5 wkts...all in the first 20 overs"

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/1 after 5 balls.
Babar Azam 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 1-0-1-1
Ahmed Shehzad 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Can anybody clarify the rankings situation that this game will decide!?" I think it will leave WI in ninth and Pakistan in eighth whatever the result, Qasim. Although the five-point gap will presumably change either way

"I told you that Akmal's poor fielding will also affect his batting performance. But you didn't publish my comment Man :p" Well, Naqash, unlike Kamran you get a second chance

Kamran AkmalC KOA Powell B ST Gabriel0100-
Ahmed ShehzadC SD Hope B JO Holder3140021.43
Babar AzamB ST Gabriel16223072.73
Mohammad HafeezC V Permaul B AR Nurse81868294.19
Shoaib Maliknot out 10111110290.99
Sarfraz Ahmednot out 24261092.31
Imad Wasim -
Shadab Khan -
Mohammad Amir -
Hasan Ali -
Junaid Khan -
Total 236/4
ST Gabriel10.006026
JO Holder8.113714.53
D Bishoo10.014204.2
V Permaul4.003107.75
AR Nurse10.004914.9
JN Mohammed1.0010010