World T20: Pakistan v W Indies as it happened

Defending champions West Indies thrash Pakistan by 84 runs to reach the World Twenty20 semi-finals.

1 April 2014 Last updated at 12:55 GMT

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As it happened

  1. 17:52: 

    Well, that's it from the group stages - the first semi-finals take place in Mirpur on Thursday, with Australia v West Indies in the women's tournament first up at 09:30 BST - and you can hear every ball on TMS from 09:15. We'll then be firing up the live text in time for Sri Lanka v West Indies in the men's competition, which starts at 14:00.

    Then, on Friday, it's South Africa v England in the women's tournament and India v South Africa in the men's - and you can follow both those games on TMS, with live text on both of them.

    Until then, you can have a day off. Hope you'll join us on Thursday - bye for now.

  2. 17:48: 
    Group table

    And India's win today means Group B in the women's competition finishes like this:

    England - W3, L1, Pts 6, NRR +1.363

    West Indies - W3, L1, Pts 6, NRR +0.773

    India - W2, L2, Pts 4, NRR +0.781

    Sri Lanka - W1, L3, Pts 2, NRR -0.437

    Bangladesh - W1, L3, Pts 2, NRR -2.388

  3. 17:45: 
    Group table

    So, the final men's Group 2 table looks like this, with everyone having played four games and the top two teams making the semi-finals:

    India - W4, Pts 8, NRR +1.280

    West Indies - W3, L1, Pts 6, NRR +1.971

    Pakistan - W2, L2, Pts 4, NRR -0.384

    Australia - W1, L3, Pts 2, NRR -0.857

    Bangladesh - L4, Pts 0, NRR -2.072

    Captain's view

    More from Darren Sammy: "We are improving in every game. There's still room for improvement and we're very happy to be in the semi-finals.

    On his form with the bat: "It's about backing yourself and being confident. I've done a lot of work with the batting coach.

    "How we played today, we practised a lot. I'm enjoying my cricket and I'm trying to do whatever I can to get the team over the line."

  5. 17:40: 

    Well, we expected a hard-fought game - in the end, West Indies were just too good for Pakistan. As was noted on TMS, when even Chris Gayle is throwing himself around in the field in your cause, the spirit in your side must be great.

    Captain's view

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "Australia was a very pumped-up West Indies. Today was very focused.

    "We didn't get the start we wanted but Bravo especially played a brilliant innings and we had the momentum going into the dressing room."

    Captain's view

    Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez: "It's not the display we wanted, we didn't get the basics right in the last four overs and Bravo and Sammy did very well for them. We wanted to bat first but we lost the toss, although we restricted them well in the first 16 overs but then they had the momentum.

    "We panicked a little bit chasing and lost too many wickets in the first six overs. I would like to say thanks to our fans, but we want to say sorry to them because this is not what we wanted. Hopefully we will come back harder. Best of luck to all the semi-finalists."


    Man of the match Dwayne Bravo: "Once the batting momentum finished with us, our energy was high and the belief was there. We bat very deep. As long as we don't finish we can finish off games.

    "We have a bowling line-up that can defend any total. It was a very important game for us so well done to the entire team. I would have given man of the match to myself, Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree."

  9. 17:33: 

    Man of the match is Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for his 46 from 26 balls.

  10. 17:32: 
    Semi-final line-up

    So, the semi-finals look like this:

    Thursday: Women's semi-final: Australia v West Indies. Men's semi-final: Sri Lanka v West Indies.

    Friday: Women's semi-final: South Africa v England. Men's semi-final: India v South Africa.

    So, whether by accident or by design, West Indies and South Africa both have their men's and women's sides playing on the same day.

    And while Sarah Taylor insisted earlier (see 14:13) that England don't mind who they face, I'd wager they have a better chance of beating South Africa than they would against Australia or West Indies.

  11. 17:29: 

    The players shake hands on the outfield, while Dwayne Bravo is the first Windies player to break out the Gangnam Style dancing as the stadium DJ plays the Korean song at full volume, while Chris Gayle parties in front of some Windies fans in the stands.

  12. 17:26: 


    Darren Sammy, Krishmar Santokie and Denesh Ramdin
  13. 17.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Babar c Simmons b Santokie 4 (Pkn 82 all out)

    Babar has a big heave, this time the catch is taken by Lendl Simmons at cow corner and West Indies are in the semi-finals!

  14. 17.3 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Pkn 81-9

    Left-arm seamer Santokie back into the attack, keeper Ramdin is standing up to the stumps - perhaps with one eye on a fifth stumping? Gul slogs high into the air... and is dropped by Narine at short fine leg just as the fat lady was warming up her vocal cords.

  15. 17 overs: 
    Pkn 79-9 (target 167)

    Last man Zulfiqar Babar walks to the crease, he's off the mark with a single but Gul and Babar face the elephantine task of scoring 88 from 18 balls to prevent a Windies victory.

    Personally speaking, from here I'd settle for 87 and a super over...

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ajmal has decided that if the rest of the batting line-up can't do it, there's no way he's going to stick around for a while."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Listen to the "Ask Jonty" Q&A on the TMS podcast page

  17. 16.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Ajmal b Russell 1 (Pkn 78-9)

    The expensive Smith is off after one over and Russell returns, and it's really the last rites from here as Ajmal is bowled attempting a paddle-sweep to leg as he steps across to the off side.

    Saeed Ajmal
    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "What an amazing spell. Not only is Narine economical, but he has picked up three very valuable wickets."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  19. 17:19: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    India's women have beaten West Indies by nine wickets in Sylhet (having only lost their first wicket with the scores level). It means England win Group B and the semi-final line-up looks like this:

    Thursday: Australia v West Indies

    Friday: South Africa v England

    And you can hear both games on TMS.

  20. 16 overs: 
    Pkn 75-8 (target 167)

    Two slips in for new batsman Saeed Ajmal - the sublime Narine finishes with figures of 3-16 from four overs. If anyone's still holding out hope... the Pakistan tail need 92 from 24 balls.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ramdin has kept really, really well. He has stood up to Santokie as well as the spinners. He has taken a few throws on the body; he has been a real soldier for them. When the keeper stands up it allows you to dominate from the start."

  22. 15.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Afridi st Ramdin b Narine 18 (Pkn 75-8)

    Umar Gul is off the mark with a single, but Afridi becomes the fourth Pakistan batsman to be stumped today as he comes haring down the track and Narine cleverly fires one out of his reach. A procession.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Most teams have been content to see Narine off. But with the rate almost up to 20 an over, they have to take risks. Tanvir has gone to his strength but hasn't quite connected. That's a good catch by Sammy, running to his left."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  24. 15.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Tanvir c Sammy b Narine 14 (Pkn 74-7)

    Tanvir goes big - as he has to - but picks out Cap'n Sammy at deep mid-wicket and Pakistan are seven down.

  25. 15 overs: 
    Pkn 74-6 (target 167)

    Even though we've not seen Bravo or Sammy bowl yet in this innings, West Indies throw the ball to medium-pacer Dwayne Smith, and Tanvir flogs his first ball for four before drilling a single to long-off to move to 14. Afridi smacks a knee-high full toss for an enormous six over mid-wicket that's measured at 95m - he has 18 from 11, Tanvir has 14 from 10, and despite plundering 11 from the over, Pakistan are behind the rate - they need 93 from 30 balls.


    Will Collins, Yorkshire: Boom, Boom or bust.

  27. 14 overs: 
    CLOSE!- Pkn 63-6 (target 167)

    Narine to continue for his third over, Afridi swats the ball towards long-on but it falls just short of the fielder diving in from the boundary. He and Tanvir manage some ones and twos, but the required rate has spiralled above 17 - the Pakistan target is 104 from 36 balls.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Shohidur Rahman: Three of the batsman got out coming down the track when they weren't picking the bowlers at all. Just not smart at all.

  29. 13 overs: 
    Pkn 57-6 (target 167)

    Shahid Afridi finally gets to face a ball - he nudges the recalled Samuels for a single, Tanvir rotates the strike, and then it's vintage Afridi as he pulls a short delivery for six over square leg. It's also vintage Afridi as he sets off for a run that was never there, is sent back and is nearly run out. A single takes him to eight from four balls, but with 110 needed from 42, it will take something pretty special for Afridi to win this one for Pakistan.


    Paul Barrett: There are 18 seats open on this evening's flight to Karachi if the Pakistan team hurry.

  31. 12 overs: 
    Pkn 48-6 (target 167)

    New batsman is the left-handed Sohail Tanvir, who aims a slog-sweep at the spinner and connects fluently for a flat six, leaving the target 119 from 48 balls.

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    Aamer Iqbal: Left work early to watch Pak run chase. Based on history, why did I bother?

  33. 11.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Maqsood st Ramdin b Narine 18 (Pkn 42-6)

    Maqsood tries to force Narine through the covers but can't, and his frustration shows as he becomes the third Pakistan batsman stumped today. He may well have been stunned after seeing a certain Christopher Henry Gayle dive full-length to stop the first ball of the over going through the covers.


    Ibby in Liverpool: I'm reading the updates half expecting an 'Aprils fools!' Sadly, this Pakistani batting performance is beyond a joke.

  35. 11 overs: 
    OUCH!- Pkn 42-5 (target 167)

    Shahid Afridi is the new batsman, but not facing yet. Maqsood is hit on the helmet as he tries to hook a bouncer, but recovers to swipe a four through third man. A blast over the bowler's head for one ensures he keeps the strike, but they now need 125 from 54 balls.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan were never in this contest after West Indies' innings and losing a wicket with the first ball. They don't have the hitting power. West Indies' hitting power separates them from a lot of teams in this competition."

  37. 10.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Hafeez c Gayle b Russell 19 (Pkn 37-5)

    Hafeez pushes Russell for two, then it's that man Chris Gayle into the action as the Pakistan skipper skies one into the air and is caught at point by the delighted Gayle.

    Pakistan are completely at sixes and sevens here, and can start checking out of their hotel ahead of the semi-finals, as it'll be the Windies going through easily at this rate.

    Chris Gayle
    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I've never seen Chris Gayle as animated as he has in the last two games. He's often the barometer for the West Indies dressing room - he's the emotional leader."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  39. 10 overs: 
    Pkn 35-4 (target 167)

    Maqsood looks like he's getting frustrated here as Narine spins down a few dot balls, Maqsood eventually sends one spiralling into the air over long-on but the ball falls between two fielders and they run one. A misfield at short third man allows Hafeez a single, but the required rate is up above 13 - it's 123 needed from 60 balls at the halfway mark.


    It's not out, Maqsood's right foot was planted behind the line.


    West Indies have kept him up their sleeves until now, but it's time for their mystery spinner Sunil Narine to enter the fray - Hafeez reverse-sweeps his first ball for a single, West Indies appeal for a stumping against Maqsood... third umpire to have a look...

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rabin Acharya: Pakistan crumbling like my grandmother's cookies.

  43. 16:48: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    In Sylhet, India are more than halfway through their run chase, having reached 78-0 from 11.4 overs chasing 118 to beat West Indies (who are already through).

    If West Indies win, then England will play Australia in the semi-finals. If India win, England will play South Africa in the last four.

  44. 9 overs: 
    Pkn 32-4

    Right-arm seamer Andre Russell is West Indies' fourth bowler, he keeps it pretty tight and restricts them to four singles. The Pakistan target is 135 from 66.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's not about momentum; it's about confidence. West Indies have carried that into this innings."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  46. 8 overs: 
    Pkn 28-4 (target 167)

    Badree rattles through his last over, Maqsood and Hafeez manage five singles from the over, so Badree takes his cap with figures of 3-10 from four overs. Pakistan need 139 from 72 balls.

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    Mashidur: I think West Indies will clean sweep both men's & women's T20 trophies. Has that ever been done before?

    No - England are the only team to win both trophies, but it wasn't at the same time (women in 2009, men in 2010).

  48. 7 overs: 
    Pkn 23-4

    What Pakistan need is some cautious batting... so Maqsood gets off the mark when he takes aim at Samuels and slog-sweeps him for six over mid-wicket! Apparently he bats in the same style as a certain Shahid Afridi, who's still waiting to come in. Hafeez has guided his way to 11 from 21 balls.

    Meanwhile, Bangladesh's Al-Amin Hossain has been fined 15% of his match fee for the "send-off" he gave David Warner during the first match earlier today.

    Who will be England's next coach?
    Trevor Bayliss

    Trevor Bayliss is reported to be on the shortlist for the England head coach's job - alongside limited-overs coach Ashley Giles, former coach Peter Moores and Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell.

    Bayliss, an Australian, coached Sri Lanka from 2007-2011 and is currently in charge of Sydney Sixers and Kolkata Knight Riders. In those roles, he has won Australia's Big Bash and the Indian Premier League.

    Aaron Finch, the Australia opener who has worked with Bayliss, describes him as a "very good operator - very chilled out".

    He tells BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Everywhere he's been, he's had success as a coach. He's got a knack of winning titles. [He] allows players to make their own decisions. He might be exactly what England need. He'd be a great man for the job."

  50. 6 overs: 
    Pkn 13-4

    The tall Sohaib Maqsood walks out to bat with Pakistan staring down the barrel of elimination. Somehow he manages to get through the over.

    Shoaib Akhtar, Ex-Pakistan fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm sitting on the chair not saying anything. That was awful. What a good team the West Indies have turned out to be."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  52. 5.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Malik st Ramdin b Badree 2 (Pkn 13-4)

    Badree, with 2-3 from his first two overs, picks up his third wicket as Malik is left reaching outside off stump and becomes the second Pakistan batsmen to be stumped, A couple of singles before that wicket mean at this stage, Badree has 3-5 from 3.3 overs.

    Darren Sammy and Smuel Badree
    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Gilad: West Indies do deserve a place in the SF not because they are world champions. The celebrations are sublime and so are their sixes.

    Aamer Iqbal: No chance Pakistan will reach that. Always nervy when chasing under pressure.

  54. 5 overs: 
    Pkn 11-3

    The new batsman is former skipper Shoaib Malik, joining current incumbent Mohammad Hafeez at the crease. It's off-spinner Marlon Samuels into the attack, Hafeez dabs a single into the leg side, Pakistan are into double figures here but they're already three down. Malik is cautious, Samuels rattles through the over and there's just one more single from it.

    Shoaib Akhtar, Ex-Pakistan fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Pakistanis are not the best chasers in the game. He played for the leg-break and it was a googly."

  56. 4 overs: 
    WICKET- U Akmal st Ramdin b Badree 1 (Pkn 9-3)

    Badree to continue, Hafeez taps a single, then the second Akmal brother perishes as he goes for an expansive on-drive and Ramdin delightedly removes the bails.

    Pakistan's wheels are very much coming off here.

    Umar Akmal
  57. 16:26: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    A good start by India's women - they're 37-0 from six overs needing 118 to beat West Indies, who have already qualified for the semis.

    If West Indies win, then England will play Australia in the semi-finals. If India win, England will play South Africa in the last four.

    Shoaib Akhtar, Ex-Pakistan fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan need to save the wickets, build up partnerships, play the 20 overs, then they have a chance to make it."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  59. 3 overs: 
    Pkn 8-2 (target 167)

    More chaos in the middle as Santokie fires in a wide, Umar Akmal belatedly goes for a single as Hafeez was halfway down the track, and again the bails are off... but Hafeez is safe. He doubles his score with a two through square leg, and moves to five with a single.


    It's not out - but umpire Ian Gould signals "one short" as Umar Akmal did not ground his bat behind the line at the striker's end as he turned.


    Hafeez nudges Santokie down the leg side, they come back for a second and there's a direct hit as Hafeez dives for the stumps, and they go upstairs...

  62. 2 overs: 
    Pkn 3-2 (target 167)

    Kamran Akmal is replaces by his younger brother Umar, his first ball is an ugly slash aimed at extra cover which flies to mid-wicket for a single. A single from captain Hafeez ensures he keeps the strike, but it's been a nightmare start for Pakistan.

  63. 1.3 overs: 
    WICKET- K Akmal c Bravo b Badree 0 (Pkn 1-2)

    The Windies will open with leg-spin from the other end, in the shape of Samuel Badree - and he claims Kamran Akmal third ball as the Pakistan keeper pops an easy catch to extra cover, where Dwayne Bravo celebrates with some jiving.

    Kamran Akmal
  64. 1 over: 
    Pkn 1-1 (target 167)

    Skipper Mohammad Hafeez in at first drop for Pakistan, Santokie swings a wide down the leg side but Hafeez sees off the rest of the over safely.

    And another Darren Sammy stat for you - if you include the T20 series against England in Barbados, he averages 146 from his last six T20 international innings, having only been dismissed once.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Daniel Gravestock: Darren Sammy is probably one of the world's best when it comes to finishing games strongly! He's exactly what England lack!

    $huj44t $h4h: There is very little turn on the pitch. The West Indian bowling attack will struggle as they do not have depth.

  66. 0.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Shehzad lbw b Santokie 0 (Pkn 0-1)

    Ahmed Shehzad, who hit a big hundred in the last game, is lbw first ball! A full-length inswinging delivery which crashes into his toe, and Ian Gould has no hesitation in raising his finger.

    Krishmar Santokie
  67. 16:10: 

    The Windies will open with left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie, with Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal opening up for Pakistan.

  68. 16:09: 

    Some more simple maths, as West Indies take the field - Pakistan need to score 167 to reach the semi-finals at the expense of the Caribbean side. Go hard, or go home. Strap yourselves in...

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Richard Ferrell: Darren Sammy would get in my T20 XI. He's the best no. 5/6 around. What's his average this tournament? Must be decent.

    Sammy's innings so far are 11, 14 not out, 34 not out and 42 not out, so even my limited maths tells me he averages a mammoth 101.

    More from Alastair Cook on TMS

    "Me, the new coach and the senior players have a responsibility to take this new England side forward.

    "Now the winter has gone and we are at the start of a new era. Clearly it has only just finished and the dust hasn't quite settled on the Twenty20 but we have to regroup."

    Read more from the interview on the BBC Sport website.

    Alastair Cook on TMS

    On the end of Kevin Pietersen's international career:

    "We all know how important team culture and team unity is. It was obviously a very big and important decision.

    "I know things will become clearer in a little bit of time. I know it is frustrating. It is frustrating for me because I have not totally been able to tell my side of the story. People just have to be a little bit patient."

    Read more from the interview on the BBC Sport website.

  72. 16:03: 

    Meanwhile, on TMS, you can now hear an interview with England Test and ODI captain (at time of writing) Alastair Cook, who's been speaking to the BBC's Joe Wilson at Essex's media day.

    You can read more from the interview on the BBC Sport website.


    West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo: "It was a decent wicket overall, Pakistan bowled very well up front but we have proven that we bat fairly deep and we back ourselves. Darren Sammy is one of the cleanest hitters in world cricket today. We have different skills and it was a matter of batting out the overs. I would say we have very good bowlers and runs on the board but we know Pakistan have a very good batting side and we'll need early wickets."

  74. 16:00: 

    West Indies also scored 82 from the last five overs there. Here are the Pakistan bowling figures. Ajmal and Gul - two of their usually more effective bowlers - took the most tap:

    Hafeez 2-0-15-1, Tanvir 4-0-27-1, Babar 4-0-27-1, Afridi 4-0-23-1, Gul 2-0-29-0, Ajmal 4-0-41-0.

    Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy
  75. 15:59: 

    So, it was the Bravo and Sammy show again for West Indies - between them, they made 88 from 46 balls.

  76. 15:58: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    A good finish by India meant West Indies were restricted to 117-7 from their 20 overs, having been 87-2 with five and a half overs left.

    If West Indies win, then England will play Australia in the semi-finals. If India win, England will play South Africa in the last four.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "They'll take that. I didn't think 130 was enough, even 140 was going to be tough to defend, so it's a great effort to get to 166."

  78. 20 overs: 
    WI 166-6

    Sammy can't connect cleanly with the fifth ball of the over but, aided by the sprinting Russell, somehow manages to run two and ensure he's on strike - albeit looking like he's just run a marathon - for the final delivery. Last ball, Sammy flicks a two to deep mid-wicket and they've set Pakistan a target of 167 to reach the semi-finals.

    Another Sammy cameo should be applauded - he has an unbeaten 42 from 20 balls.

  79. 19.4 overs: 
    WI 162-6

    Sammy (joined by Andre Russell) on strike, powering a four through the leg side and then whacking his second six over long-on.

  80. 19.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Bravo run out 46 (WI 152-6)

    It's all happening again - Bravo is hit in the midriff by Tanvir, overbalances and loses his bat as Sammy comes through for the single, Kamran Akmal gathers the ball and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end as a bat-less Bravo sprints for the line.

    Dwayne Bravo
  81. 19 overs: 
    WI 152-5

    A single brings Sammy on strike, and he joins in the fun by launching the third six of the over, and drilling a four through the covers. 24 from the over, one to come.

    Darren Sammy
    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm surprised Ajmal is persisting round the wicket; it's allowing Bravo to free his arms. There's no turn for him and Bravo is depositing the ball with great power."

  83. 18.3 overs: 
    WI 141-5

    Ajmal to bowl his last over. Sammy starts with a single and then Bravo lifts one over mid-wicket which nearly reaches the upper tier of the stand. Next ball, same shot, same result!

    Dwayne Bravo
    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Unless you have someone like AB de Villiers playing ridiculous shots, if you can bowl a good yorker it's a priceless delivery. If West Indies continue in this vein they will probably get over 150."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  85. 18 overs: 
    WI 128-5

    Gul pushes one wide of off stump, Bravo can't reach and that's a wide. The boundaries continue to flow as Bravo slaps a four over backward point. Some good running brings Bravo a careful two to long-on, and the last ball is knocked to deep extra cover for two more. 21 runs from the over - Bravo has 33 from 22 balls, and Sammy has 17 from 12. Two left.

    Dwayne Bravo
  86. 17.2 overs: 
    WI 119-5

    Gul's back on, Bravo launches an enormous straight six high over the bowler's head. Next ball, Bravo gets underneath it again with a hook and it's six more over cow corner!

    Text 81111

    Asad: 140 plus should be enough on this track.

  88. 17 overs: 
    WI 107-5

    Kamran appeals for a catch behind, before exchanging a toothy grin or two with Sammy as Ian Gould shakes his head once more. A two takes the Caribbean captain to 13, before a careful cut scoots away to the point boundary - not the greatest effort by Sohail Tanvir who only sticks a boot out on the rope, rather than pulling out the full-length dive. Jonty Rhodes - arguably the best fielder of his generation - is predictably disapproving on TMS.

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    Ronan Reeves: Darren 'never-say-die' Sammy's got work cut out for him?

  90. 16.3 overs: 
    WI 101-5

    Four overs left. Ajmal goes round the wicket to the two right-handers who nudge a couple of singles. Sammy slices an edge past the keeper... and it's away for four. Hundred up.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "If West Indies can get past 140 they can sew some seeds of doubt in the minds of the Pakistan batsmen, but if it's only 130 it's only one partnership really from a Pakistan victory."

  92. 16 overs: 
    WI 95-5 (Bravo 13*, Sammy 6*)

    Babar to bowl his last over, Bravo steps back and lofts a four over extra cover, then he can't quite time the ball against the slow left-armer but he squeezes a single into the covers. In fact, it's signalled as a leg bye. Sammy uses his long levers to drill a four to cow corner, a single takes him to six.

    Darren Sammy
    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sammy favours straight and wide of mid-on. They are showing intent, the West Indies, they know they've got to shake a leg."

    Listen to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  94. 15:33: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    West Indies have reached 99-3 from 16 overs against India, but there's no more Deandra Dottin after she was caught behind for 57 from 51 balls.

    If West Indies win, then England will play Australia in the semi-finals. If India win, England will play South Africa in the last four.

  95. 15 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 84-5

    Off-spinner Ajmal back into the attack - can Bravo and Sammy repeat their late-innings assault which did for Australia in their last game? There's a slip in as the Windies pair plunder three singles, while Sammy survives an lbw appeal off the last ball. Calm before the storm?

  96. 14 overs: 
    WI 81-5

    No, it's not too early - Windies captain Darren Sammy stalks to the crease. They may need one of the genial St Lucian's six-hitting cameos to set a competitive total here.

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    Tom Flanagan: The competition needs West Indies to get through this game, biggest shots, biggest personalities, biggest entertainment!

  98. 13.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Ramdin c U Akmal b Babar 5 (WI 81-5)

    After three singles, Ramdin falls to Babar as he tries a long-sweep which is pouched by Umar Akmal just in from the mid-wicket boundary. Is it too early for Sammy time?

  99. 13 overs: 
    CLOSE!- WI 78-4

    Afridi to complete his spell, it's never dull when he's involved in the game as Ramdin tries a risky single and Gul nearly has his second diect-hit run-out of the game... Four from the over as the Windies look to rebuild. Afridi finishes with 1-23 from four.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "These sort of matches, even when there are few runs on the board, are going to produce very exciting finishes."

  101. 12 overs: 
    WI 74-4

    As Ian Bishop alluded to on TMS, it's just one over from Ajmal in mid-innings as Babar returns to the attack, with two fresh batsmen in. Bravo and Ramdin nudge their way to four singles, while a legside wide keeps the scoreboard ticking.

    Denesh Ramdin
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    Bigfellaz: Get in there! Superb start from Pakistan. Pressurising the batsmen right from the off. Hoping for an easy victory into the semis.

  103. 11 overs: 
    WI 69-4

    No sign of the big-hitting captain Darren Sammy yet - West Indies' middle order is usually pretty fluid according to the match situation... with Bravo in at five, today it's keeper Denesh Ramdin at six, he's off the mark with a two down the ground.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a good comeback from Shahid Afridi and one of the things we often talk about is don't cut him, play him as a medium-pacer. I think Afridi was a little incensed the lbw appeal was not given."

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  105. 10.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Samuels b Afridi 20 (WI 67-4)

    Boom Boom, Afridi responds as Simmons tries to cut the next ball and is bowled as he gets a bottom edge onto the stumps!

    Shahid Afridi
  106. 10.3 overs: 
    WI 67-3

    Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman, another big appeal from Afridi as Samuels is hit on the pad... but it doesn't impress umpire Ian Gould. Samuels goes for the big one over the bowler's head, this is six or out... and it's six as the leaping Ahmed Shehzad can't reach.

  107. 10.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Simmons run out (Gul direct hit) 31 (WI 61-3)

    It's all happening as Afridi appeals for lbw against Simmons... he's not out there, but he's then run out by a direct hit from Gul as he goes for a quick single!

    Lendl Simmons
    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan have given Ajmal a solitary over in the middle over of an innings so it will be interesting to see how he goes, but they have got so many keys it doesn't come down to only Saaed Ajmal."

  109. 10 overs: 
    WI 61-2 (Simmons 31*, Samuels 14*)

    Gul is replaced by the wily off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, and his introduction slows the scoring rate a little, just two singles and a wide from it.

  110. 15:12: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    West Indies have reached 61-2 after 11.1 overs against India, Stafanie Taylor has fallen for 17 but Deandra Dottin is still there on 38.

    If West Indies win, then England will play Australia in the semi-finals. If India win, England will play South Africa in the last four.


    Ned Menheneott: Please tell me Gayle isn't actually out and this is yet another terrible April Fool's Joke.

    Prashanth Pendurthi: Oh boy, this will be the most unpredictable clash of the tournament. Either side can blast off or crash in. Exciting.. Can't wait to see how it goes. My heart says West Indies.

  112. 9 overs: 
    WI 58-2

    Samuels heaves Afridi for a single, Simmons crouches down to Dilscoop a two over short fine leg before guiding a single to deep cover to move his score to 30. Samuels chops a quick single to point, Hafeez throws to the bowler's end and it hits the stumps but ricochets wide and they run an overthrow. Another single takes Samuels to 13, these two have added 36 in just over five overs.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The West Indies gave themselves an advantage by winning the toss - not because of the dew which I don't think will be so much of a factor - but simply because Pakistan batting under pressure is not their strength."

  114. 8 overs: 
    WI 51-2

    Tanvir's off after three overs and it's the right-arm paceman Umar Gul on as Pakistan's fifth bowler. Samuels cuts a two and dabs a quick single, Simmons tries to give Gul the charge but Gul responds with a bouncer which hits Simmons on the hand, hard enough for him to briefly remove his glove. But there's not much wrong with his hand as next ball he aims a cross-batted blast over long-on for six. He has 27 from 22 balls.

    Lendl Simmons
  115. 7 overs: 
    WI 42-2 (Simmons 20*, Samuels 7*)

    The powerplay's over - and the evergreen Shahid Afridi enters, stage right, to bowl his particular brand of fast leg breaks. Simmons wafts a single to the cover sweeper, Simmons chops one to point but Afridi is quickly through his over and there's only one more run from it.

  116. 6 overs: 
    WI 39-2

    Tanvir to bowl his third over, Samuels and Simmons pick up a couple of singles before Samuels stands tall to bash a four through extra cover. No footwork... but why would you need footwork when you can hit the ball as well as he does? A leg bye rotates the strike, Simmons gets a leading edge into the covers trying to force the ball to leg, but it falls safely.

  117. 14:54: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Over in Sylhet, West Indies have recovered after losing Kycia Knight to the first ball of their innings, and are 37-1 after 5.5 overs against India. The big-hitting Deandra Dottin has already hit five fours and a six - she has 29 from 23 balls.

    If West Indies win, then England will play Australia in the semi-finals. If India win, England will play South Africa in the last four.

  118. 5 overs: 
    WI 32-2 (Simmons 18*, Samuels 0*)

    Pakistan replace Hafeez's off-spin with Zulfiqar Babar's left-arm spin against the two right-handers. Simmons slog-sweeps the first six of the innings into the stands at mid-wicket, before blasting a four to the same region. He has 18 from 12 balls. 26 of the Windies' 32 runs have come in boundaries so far.

    But even the Pakistan fielding - which can be a little sluggish when things aren't going their way, they're not unlike the West Indies in that respect - seems energetic today. They're pumped and ready for this.

  119. 4 overs: 
    WI 22-2

    Marlon Samuels is the new batsman - this time there are three slips in as Hafeez looks to squeeze the Windies - as Tanvir completes a great over.

    Shoaib Akhtar, Ex-Pakistan fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "My heart is bursting out of my chest I am so happy, seam movement brought him towards the length."

  121. 3.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Smith c K Akmal b Tanvir 8 (WI 22-2)

    Simmons adds a single, but Tanvir again finds a bit of swing against Smith, and he nicks one to the keeper.

    Smith had looked in all sorts of trouble against the left-arm seamer, prodding at thin air, and Pakistan had only just brought in a second slip.

    Sohail Tanvir
  122. 3 overs: 
    WI 21-1

    Lendl Simmons is the new batsman, he sweeps Hafeez for a four before stepping back to crack a three through the covers. Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul give chase and both dive for the ball at the same time, like an unusual pair of synchronised swimmers. Smith doubles his score with another four over the bowler's head.

    Shoaib Akhtar, Ex-Pakistan fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was never that tense when I used to play but now I'm more tense watching this game. We've got the dangerman out though, we all know Chris Gayle does struggle against the spinners."

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  124. 2.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Gayle st K Akmal b Hafeez 5 (WI 10-1)

    Big appeal for a stumping against Gayle as he prods forward at Hafeez and lifts his back foot... and the big man is walking off! It's good work by Kamran Akmal behind the flashing stumps, and a big wicket for Pakistan, they're absolutely overjoyed.

    Chris Gayle
  125. 2 overs: 
    WI 10-0

    Left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir, who looks as though he bowls off the wrong foot (though I'd need a slow-action replay to confirm this Procter-esque feat) starts with a wide to the left-handed Chris Gayle and is then tucked for a four off his legs by the powerful Jamaican. A single brings the right-handed Smith on strike, he plays and misses a couple of times as Tanvir slants it across his reach.

  126. 1 over: 
    WI 4-0

    Smith is watchful for a couple of deliveries against Hafeez - who we have to say is much more than a part-time bowler in T20 cricket, given how highly he's ranked - but gets the innings under way with a lofted drive over long-on for four,

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    Jay: Supporting West Indies today - purely for the entertainment value!

    Ralph Brooker: Saqlain! Now there's a blast from the past. Didn't he almost qualify to represent England (a bit like Stuart Law)?

  128. 14:29: 

    Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle heading to the arena as the Windies' first two gladiators, while Pakistan skipper Mohammed Hafeez will start proceedings with some off-spin.

  129. 14:27: 

    Anthems concluded, West Indies and Pakistan are ready to roll. It's (de facto) quarter-final time in Mirpur, and there's a Gayle force ready to hit Pakistan...

    (And if you enjoyed the "Ask Jonty" session on TMS, or if you just missed it... it should be available as a podcast a little later).

  130. 14:26: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    Over in Sylhet, the "other" West Indies side in action this afternoon have won the toss and elected to bat against India.

  131. 14:25: 

    Now it's the cricketing anthem "Rally Round The West Indies" as the men in maroon all stand at attention.

  132. 14:24: 

    Pakistan's anthem first up, plenty of drums and crashing cymbals, and it's proudly sung by their fans.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Asked if he would like the England coaching job:

    "To be honest, they play too much cricket. To be full-time coach in all three formats... I wouldn't take the job."

  134. 14:22: 
    Sunil Narine, Saqlain Mushtaq and Samuel Badree

    As the teams prepare to emerge for the anthems, did you know there is a man with a foot in both camps this afternoon? Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is now working as West Indies spin bowling coach - here he is with twirlers Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree.

  135. 14:20: 
    Get involved

    So, Pakistan or West Indies for the semis? We want to hear your predictions - you can email (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 if you're anywhere in the UK or tweet us via the hashtag #bbccricket if you're anywhere in the Twitterverse. We look forward to hearing from you.

  136. 14:16: 

    Back in the UK, the county season starts (sort of) today with a number of counties playing the traditional games against MCC university sides.

    Meanwhile, Sussex's plan to install a 2.5 million-gallon shark tank pitchside at Hove (with a charity donation to a shark protection charity any time Luke Wright hits a six into it)... was an April Fool. Though judging by Wright's recent England form, the shark charity may not have done too well out of it, even if it had been true...

  137. 14:13: 
    Women's World Twenty20
    Sarah Taylor

    Who would England like in the semi-finals?

    "There's not a team we'd prefer to play," England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has insisted. "To be the best, you have to beat the best."

  138. 14:11: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    In the women's tournament, Group B concludes today. There was a close finish in game one as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three runs in a game which went to the last ball. However, English eyes will turn to this afternoon's West Indies-India game which will determine who plays who in the semi-finals.

    If West Indies win (as expected), then England will play Group A winners Australia in the last four on Thursday. But if India pull off an upset against the Windies, then England will win Group B and face the (on paper, at least) less fancied South Africa in the semis on Friday.

    You can hear commentary on both women's semi-finals, and the final, on Test Match Special.

  139. 14:09: 
    Mushfiqur Rahim and David Warner

    Already today, there's been a wooden-spoon match in Group 2, where Australia beat Bangladesh by seven wickets. Both teams had already been eliminated from semi-final contention.

    Shakib Al Hasan (66 from 52 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (47 from 36) helped the hosts make 153-5, but Aussie openers Aaron Finch (71 from 63) and David Warner (48 from 35) set up a largely routine victory, Australia's first in the tournament.

  140. 14:08: 

    Test Match Special are continuing their "Ask Jonty" session with ex-South Africa batsman and star fielder Jonty Rhodes. You can listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, via the BBC Sport website and app, or the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

    It's wall-to-wall TMS for the knock-out stages on Thursday, Friday and Sunday - with commentary on both semi-finals and the final, in both the men's and women's competition.


    Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez: "We've got spinners in our side and we believe it's difficult to post a big total against our spinners."

  142. 14:06: 
    Team line-ups

    Here are the teams:

    West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (capt), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie.

    Pakistan: Kamran Akmal (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Saeed Ajmal.

    Umpires are England's Ian Gould and Richard Kettleborough on the field, with South Africa's Marais Erasmus on TV replays and Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena will be armed with a box of balls as fourth ump.

  143. 14:04: 

    Both these teams are notoriously difficult to predict. When they're on their game, they can be pretty unstoppable. And so far in the tournament, their records are not dissimilar:

    Pakistan - lost to India by seven wickets, beat Australia by 16 runs, beat Bangladesh by 50 runs.

    West Indies - lost to India by seven wickets, beat Bangladesh by 73 runs, beat Australia by six wickets,


    West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "We looked at putting runs on the board, hopefully we can put them under pressure chasing. Hopefully we can stay calm and execute properly, we can have a great game of cricket and be victorious."

  145. 14:01: 

    West Indies win the toss and bat first. Cap'n Sammy wants runs on the board. They're unchanged.

    Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez is backing his spinners to restrict the Windies - they're unchanged too.


    West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "Today is a crucial match - go big or go home so we are looking to go big."

  147. 14:00: 

    Afternoon, everyone - and welcome to a potentially thrilling World Twenty20 match which is a quarter-final, all but in name as West Indies take on Pakistan in Mirpur.

    Quite simply, the winners finish second in Group 2 and will play Sri Lanka in Thursday's first semi-final. The losers finish third in the group and pack their bags.

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Live Scores - Pakistan v West Indies


  • West Indies beat Pakistan by 84 runs
  • Pakistan: 82 (17.5 overs)
  • West Indies: 166-6 (20.0 overs)
  • Venue: Mirpur

Pakistan Innings

All out
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Shehzad lbw b Santokie 0
K Akmal c Dwayne Bravo b Badree 0
Hafeez c Gayle b Russell 19
U Akmal st Ramdin b Badree 1
Shoaib Malik st Ramdin b Badree 2
Maqsood st Ramdin b Narine 18
Shahid Afridi st Ramdin b Narine 18
Tanvir c Sammy b Narine 14
Gul c Simmons b Santokie 4
Ajmal b Russell 1
Zulfiqar Babar not out 3
Extras 2w 2
Total all out 82

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