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Marc Higginson and James Gheerbrant

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  1. Match abandoned

    Australia versus Bangladesh has been abandoned because of the weather. Both sides will be awarded one point each. Full story here.

    We'll be back later this evening for the next game in the Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka v Afghanistan in Dunedin (22:00 GMT). See you then.

  2. Post update

    We're hearing that we'll find out if the Australia versus Bangladesh game is to be called off in the next hour, because the groundsman will need two hours to get the pitch fit for play. With the rain still falling, there's a high chance the match could be called off at or around 06:30 GMT.

  3. Post update

    So, while we wait for the weather to improve we are signing off. We'll resume this live text as soon as we can, and will provide regular updates on the chances of play at Brisbane where Australia's game against Bangladesh has been delayed. Hopefully we'll see some cricket, but it's looking unlikely.

  4. Update from Brisbane

    Australia v Bangladesh

    Kevin Howells

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The cyclone has now been downgraded to a tropical low. Rain is continuing to fall extremely heavily - it's just a mass of grey in front of me at the Gabba. But the Gabba is known as a quick-drying ground. We have another three hours in which we can start a T20 game - that would be the minimum number of overs needed for a result.

    "If the game was reduced to 20 overs, it would increase the chances of a shock result. If there's no play, they would get one point each, which would help Bangladesh, but increase the chances of Australia facing tough opposition later in the tournament."

  5. Brisbane rain

    Cricket Australia's Andrew Ramsey on Twitter: Sad scene at Gabba turnstiles where water not patrons flooding in. Rain heavier now than for past hour.

  6. Post update

    For those wanting to read a report on the West Indies' crushing victory over Pakistan, it's just been published. Go and have a gander.

  7. How it stands

    The Pool B table is looking a bit better for the West Indies. Not so for Pakistan, though:

    Pool B
  8. What's happening in Brisbane?

    We're still waiting for the rain to clear in Brisbane, where Australia are hoping to take on Bangladesh. The tournament's official website posted the following earlier: "As the forecast for Brisbane has improved somewhat, there is a chance at this stage that play can go ahead today, perhaps with reduced overs.

    "While that chance exists, match officials will try to give the teams the chance to compete for maximum points as there are no reserve days during the pool stage of the tournament. Once the situation becomes clear later in the day, ticket holders will be advised about any potential refunds."

  9. Captains' comments

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: "Tough day, especially after winning the toss. There was a little bit in the pitch, but we couldn't really exploit it. [With the bat], the guys up front have been struggling a bit, and that made it very difficult for us, especially on a pitch like that, with the ball seaming a bit.

    "Performances like that could really dent you, but you have to pick yourself up and think about your strategies."

    West Indies captain Jason Holder: "It was a wonderful performance. We batted really well. Russell, Simmons and Sammy added impetus at the end of the innings. Jerome Taylor was excellent with the new ball and I supported him quite well."

  10. A curious record-breaker

    Denesh Ramdin
  11. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan aren't down and out, but they have to play a lot better than they did today. It was a curious decision today wanting to chase, when conditions were good, and I think there is perhaps a lack of confidence in the batting. Effectively the game was gone [after the first five overs of the reply]."

  12. Player reaction

    West Indies bowler Jerome Taylor on BBC Test Match Special: "We had to put the first game behind us. We never say die and it's a good way to come back from that defeat and show we have character. We have some good hitters and we have belief in them to get the job done. The energy was good today and it paid off."

  13. Player of the match

    Andre Russell (42 off 13 balls & 3-33)

    Andre Russell, speaking at the presentation: "The way the game was set up, it was for me to play my part. I told Lendl Simmons to stand wide of mid-on when I was batting because I didn't want to hurt him with my straight drive!

    "The start from Jerome Taylor and Jason Holder meant the bowling platform was also set up for me. We put them on the back foot early and it was a good win today."

  14. Final scorecard

    Pakistan 160 all out from 39 overs (target 311)

    Batsmen: Irfan 2*

    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jamshed 0), 2-1 (Younis 0), 3-1 (Haris Sohail 0), 4-1 (Shehzad 1), 25-5 (Misbah 7) 105-6 (Maqsood 50), 139-7 (Akmal 59), 155-8 (Riaz 3), 157-9 (Afridi 28), 160-10 (Sohail Khan 1)

    Bowling figures: Taylor 7-1-15-3, Holder 7-2-23-1, Russell 7-1-33-1, Sammy 8-0-47-1, Benn 9-0-39-2

    West Indies 310-6 (50 overs): Ramdin 51, Simmons 50, Bravo 49 retired hurt, Russell 42 from 13 balls


    Radio 5 live sports extra commentary

  15. Post update

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis looks like he's lost a pound and found a penny in the dressing room. His side have had a shocker.

  16. Champagne moment

    West Indies win by 150 runs

    Jason Holder, Darren Sammy and Denesh Ramdin enjoy the win

    West Indies are back in the game in this tournament. Pakistan have it all to do now, after also losing against India last weekend.

  17. WICKET

    Sohail Khan c Ramdin b Benn 1 (Pak 160 all out)

    A top edge, a steepling catch and a crushing defeat is complete.

  18. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Jonathan Carter has been very sharp in the field in place of Darren Bravo. He could get a game if Bravo is out."

  19. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ilyas Najib: I'm surprised Pakistan have even managed 150 plus runs, one of the worst displays I have ever seen by Pakistan in over 20 years.

  20. Review

    Pak 158-9

    West Indies call for a review when a caught behind decision against Irfan is given not out. There does appear to be a sound, but nothing on Snicko. The big man survives, but it's all delaying the inevitable. A maiden over for Andre Russell.

  21. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "You don't know at this stage of the tournament how important a final stand of 30 could be. One team hoping Pakistan get a bit closer to West Indies might be Ireland, because this win will be a huge boost to West Indies' net run rate."

  22. Pak 158-9 (target 311)

    There's some big boys in this match, with 6ft 7ins Sulieman Benn delivering the ball to the 7ft 1ins frame of Pakistan's number 11 Mohammad Irfan. The match is almost done and dusted now.

  23. WICKET

    Afridi c Holder b Benn 28 (Pak 157-9)

    Shahid Afridi

    Shahid Afridi's batting is like a cheap firework these days. More often than not, he fizzles out and leaves you disappointed. The latest effort has no spark and ends tamely when he chips a low full toss from the spinner to a fielder just inside the circle at short mid-wicket.

  24. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Jason Holder

    Assuming West Indies win, Jason Holder will become the youngest captain to win a World Cup game at 23 years and 108 days, beating Shakib Al Hasan who was 23 years and 338 days when he led Bangladesh to victory over Ireland at Mirpur in 2011.

  25. Pak 155-8 (Russell 7-1-33-3)

    This game is surely over bar the shouting now. Sohail Khan is new to the crease, but with 156 needed off 84 balls there seems little hope of a successful run-chase.

  26. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's petering out nicely as far as West Indies are concerned. They were looking in a certain amount of disarray coming in to the tournament, but they're going to pick up a win. It will relieve the tension in the West Indies camp, and when they play without tension they can be dangerous."

  27. WICKET

    Wahab c Ramdin b Russell 3 (Pak 155-8)

    Andre Russell picks up his third wicket of the day, to go with his blistering 42 off 13 balls earlier, when Wahab Riaz inside edges behind to wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin. The ball died just before the keeper snaffled it, and the third umpire's checks conclude it was a perfectly fine catch.

  28. Pak 154-7 (target 311)

    What is it with these modern bats? Umar Akmal changed his today and now Shahid Afridi calls for a new stick of his own after driving a single into the outfield. Wahab Riaz steals the strike with a single of his own at the end of the over. This match is petering out now.

  29. Pak 152-7 (Afridi 25, Wahab 2)

    Andre Russell

    Andre Russell is proving to be a fine all-round cricketer, and he worries tailender Wahab Riaz with some fast, short stuff. He also bowls a bumper at Shahid Afridi but the right-hander guides it over the vacant slip region for four. Another half-tracker is pulled for a single into the outfield.

  30. Pak 146-7 (Benn 6-0-32-0)

    England play Scotland on this very same wicket, and they will watch with interest the spin, bounce and control Sulieman Benn has given West Indies. Could there be a recall in the offing for James Tredwell? Shahid Afridi plays two false strokes as he tries to belt the ball out of the ground. Go big or go home.

  31. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not sure if Shahid Afridi is really capable of playing those amazing innings that characterised his early career."

  32. Pak 141-7 (target 311)

    Shahid Afridi is in decent form with the bat at the moment - he scored three half-centuries at more than a run-a-ball against New Zealand in December and January, also chipping in with 49. You sense this is beyond him now though, following the loss of Umar Akmal. Wahab Riaz is the new batsman for the boys in green.

  33. WICKET

    Akmal c Smith b Russell 59 (Pak 139-7)

    Andre Russell celebrates the dismissal of Umar Akmal

    Just when you begin to sense even the slightest chance for Pakistan, they lose a wicket. This time Umar Akmal chips the ball into the leg side and Dwayne Smith snaffles a simple chance running in from the deep.

  34. Pak 133-6 (target 311)

    Sulieman Benn is tasked with sending down the first over of the powerplay and he does a good job. Two dots and then Umar Akmal goes inside-out to ease two through the covers. A single to long-on, then a potential run-out chance but Afridi gets back in the nick of time.

  35. Powerplay

    Pakistan have called for the batting powerplay. Boom Boom is ready to unleash his worst on the Windies.

  36. Pak 130-6 (Akmal 51, Afridi 14)

    Remember that sign I mentioned before, which read 'Misbah, please do something'? Well, Misbah's name has been crossed out and replaced with 'God'. Shahid Afridi is still there, though, and anything can happen as he clips Darren Sammy for four down to fine leg. With the keeper up, Boom Boom then opens the face and guides another boundary down to third man. The third boundary in the over arrives with a lofted sweep shot. Motoring.

  37. Pak 118-6 (target 311)

    Umar Akmal is almost smiling as he takes guard for each delivery. He stands with his eyes fixed on the bowler, banging his bat into the ground and with a concentrated grin on his face. Despite their side facing a crushing defeat, the Pakistan supporters in the crowd continue to enjoy themselves. Two from the over - a wide and a leg bye.

  38. 50 for Akmal (off 57 balls)

    Pak 116-6

    I'm not really sure how impressive this stat is, but television graphics tell me Umar Akmal has been 'in control' of 93% of his shots, middling 85% of them. He's certainly playing well, bringing up his 20th ODI half-century by clattering a short and wide ball through point for four. A classy knock.

  39. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "West Indies have really galvanised themselves today. I didn't think it was possible after the way they played against Ireland."

  40. Pak 110-6 (Taylor 6-1-14-3)

    Jerome Taylor, left, and Jason Holder

    Jason Holder takes a leaf from Brendon McCullum's book and brings back his gun bowler, Jerome Taylor, to try and finish off Pakistan. The nippy seamer instantly beats Umar Akmal's outside edge. Still no boundaries, but good running between the wickets keeps the scoreboard slowly ticking over.

  41. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ilyas Najib: I don't know why but I'm still holding on to the most minute of hope that Pakistan can fight back.

  42. Pak 105-6 (target 311)

    Shahid Afridi is the new man to the crease. Can he roll back the years? Is there one last big match-winning knock in Boom Boom's locker?

  43. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "A low full toss, and Maqsood cleared the front the leg and and swung hard, but it hit low on the bat and therefore did not supply the power that Maqsood would have wanted. Benn judged the catch nicely."

  44. WICKET

    Maqsood c Benn b Sammy 50 (Pak 105-6)

    Sulieman Benn

    A fine, promising innings from Sohaib Maqsood comes to an end when he mis-times a full toss and chips a catch towards mid-off where Sulieman Benn takes an excellent, diving catch. A disappointing end to an excellent knock.

  45. Scorecard update

    Pakistan 104-5 from 25 overs (target 311)

    Batsmen: Maqsood 50, Akmal 41

    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jamshed 0), 2-1 (Younis 0), 3-1 (Haris Sohail 0), 4-1 (Shehzad 1), 25-5 (Misbah 7)

    Bowling figures: Taylor 5-1-9-3, Holder 7-2-23-1, Russell 4-1-19-1, Sammy 5-0-28-0, Benn 4-0-24-0

    West Indies 310-6 (50 overs): Ramdin 51, Simmons 50, Bravo 49 retired hurt, Russell 42 from 13 balls


    Radio 5 live sports extra commentary

  46. 50 for Maqsood (64 balls)

    Pak 104-5

    Sohaib Maqsood celebrates Pakistan reaching three figures by coming down the track to Benn and planting four over mid-wicket. That brings up his fifth ODI half-century. What a time it would be to get his maiden ton.

  47. Appeal - not out

    Pak 96-5

    Nah, not out. Maqsood got his back foot back in his crease in time. Good work from both Benn and Ramdin nonetheless.

  48. Umpire review

    Pak 95-5

    Big Benn gets one to beat the outside edge of Maqsood and the wicketkeeper whips off the bails. Is he out? The square leg umpire is unsure and asks the third umpire to have a look.

  49. Pakistan 95-5 (Maqsood 43, Akmal 39)

    The strapping Sammy continues, with his languorous, loping run-up. He has been expensive so far, but tightens up his line here and gives up just three singles.

  50. Pak 92-5 (Benn 3-0-15-0)

    Denesh Ramdin is chirpy behind the stumps, and he tries to unsettle Umar Akmal. "He's going to sweep here, Suli," he bellows. A no ball brings a free hit and Akmal's eyes light up... he stays back in his crease and belts the ball high into the sky before it drops into space at deep mid-wicket bringing the batsman two runs.

  51. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "From total ruin, Pakistan are just hinting at a rebuilding process - but there's a long, long way to go. There's just a smidgeon of a chance."

  52. Pak 87-5 (target 311)

    The required run-rate is eight an over now, which is why the West Indies are content to let Pakistan have ones and twos. As long as they don't threaten the boundaries, the boys from the Caribbean will be happy. Two singles from Darren Sammy's latest over.

  53. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan have kept the asking rate manageable. They're playing it well, showing urgency and knocking the ball into the gaps."

  54. Pak 85-5 (Maqsood 40, Akmal 33)

    "Nice, Benny," shouts the West Indies wicketkeeper as the spinner alters his length when he sees Sohaib Maqsood dancing down the track to him. It's all a bit easy for Pakistan at the moment though. The Windies' intensity has gone and they are knocking the ball into the gaps. It's like a net session.

  55. Pak 80-5 (target 311)

    On such a decent batting track, there's not much menace from the medium pace of Darren Sammy. The Windies know this and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin stands up to the bowling in an attempt to keep the two batsmen in their crease. Umar Akmal looks in good touch as he guides the ball off his hips and takes three. Five from the over.

  56. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The intensity has gone a little out of the West Indies effort. Pakistan are starting to score relatively freely, the asking rate remains seven - the only impediment to them chasing this total is that they've lost five wickets, and there's not a lot of batting to come."

  57. Pak 75-5 (run-rate: 3.94)

    Time for a bit of spin, as West Indies chuck the ball to the giant slow left-armer Sulieman Benn. Coming round the wicket and with one slip in place, the twirler angles the ball into the two right-handed batsmen who milk the ones and twos into gaps and, in doing so, bring up their 50 partnership.

  58. Post update

    Garth Gallaway

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I thought the decision to put the West Indies in at the toss showed a real lack of confidence from the Pakistan management."

  59. Dropped catch

    Pak 70-5 (target 311)

    Umar Akmal

    Pakistan are enjoying a bit of fortune now, in particular Umar Akmal who is dropped by Chris Gayle at mid-wicket following a sharp chance and he then edges four through the now vacant slip region. Akmal is hitting the ball too hard it seems and has to call for a new bat to replace his broken one

  60. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ady Lee: Fire in Babylon back burning brightly again it seems. On the flip side it's lights out for Pakistan.

  61. Pak 63-5 (Maqsood 32, Akmal 19)

    Sohaib Maqsood played for Middlesbrough-based club side Normanby Hall in 2013, scoring 445 runs at an average of 40.45. His game certainly looks finely-tuned as he stands relaxed in the crease and appears able to use his feet and knock the ball into gaps. Finally he's getting some support from Umar Akmal. Two singles from the over.

  62. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Maqsood is looking dangerous - he can obviously play a few attacking shots. It's not looking good for Pakistan if one of these gets out though. Afridi could come in and blast a hundred, but he's less likely to do that in this decade than the last."

  63. Pak 61-5 (target 311)

    Sohaib Maqsood

    Darren Sammy comes into the Windies attack, and Pakistan sense their chance to break the shackles. The second ball from the medium-pacer is hammered for six into the leg side by Maqsood and the second sees the elegant right-hander unfurl a delicious cover drive. Much better.

  64. Meanwhile in Brisbane..

    The weather could play a decisive factor in the qualification from Pool A, with Bangladesh's delayed match with Australia at the Gabba at risk as Cyclone Marcia hits the Queensland coast.

    "There is no reserve day for pool matches, we will continue to prepare in the hope that the match can go ahead," an ICC statement read.

    A point for a no result against the group favourites would hand Bangladesh a real boost in their attempt to qualify from the group.

    England, who were humbled by New Zealand on Friday and beaten by Australia in their World Cup opener in Melbourne, are likely to be Bangladesh's main challengers for the fourth qualifying spot in the group.

  65. Pak 50-5 (target 311)

    There's a touch of the Freddie Flintoffs about the strapping West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell. His run-up to the delivery crease is fairly short but powerful, and he gets in close to the stumps before delivering at a decent lick. A bouncer keeps the Pakistan batsmen honest, but the boys in green are starting to pick up ones and twos into the gaps and Umar Akmal ends the over by punching four straight down the ground. Ten from the over.

  66. Delayed start in Brisbane

    In Brisbane, where Australia are supposed to be playing Bangladesh in around seven minutes, the weather is continuing to frustrate.

    The start has now officially been delayed, and with the city having been lashed by Cyclone Marcia, it's very much unclear whether we'll see any play at all in that match.

  67. Pak 40-5 (Maqsood 16, Akmal 13)

    Umar Akmal is a very organised player when he's on form and he's quickly into position to guide Jason Holder through to the cover boundary. He's looking nimble on his feet, but surely this situation is too much for him to turn around?

  68. Pak 34-5 (target 311)

    Umar Akmal is not going to just sit back and let the bowlers dictate. He's off the mark with a six when he hits Andre Russell over the head of Sulieman Benn at long leg. If Benn can't catch it at 6ft 7ins, nobody can.

  69. Post update

    Ramiz Raja

    Ex-Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm told that Sohaib Maqsood is timing the ball pretty sweetly in the nets, and he looks pretty decent out there. He's got a fair bit of class, lovely timing through the off-side."

  70. Pak 27-5 (Holder 6-2-17-1)

    On the subject of Mr T, how good was the A-Team television series? They don't make them like that anymore. West Indies are going in for the kill now. Jason Holder remains in the attack for a sixth over and Maqsood attempts to disrupt the bowler's length by shuffling across his crease and hitting into the off side. It doesn't work, and he almost gives his wicket away at the end of the over when he slashes hard and the ball flies to slip but Darren Sammy can't take the tough opportunity at second slip.

  71. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at the World Cup

    Hagley Oval

    "Arrived at the Hagley Oval. Pakistan 4-4 when I got here, apparently it was much worse. Still, New Zealand continues to add to its list of entries for the 'loveliest ground in the world' competition."

  72. Scorecard update

    Pakistan 25-5 from 11 overs (target 311)

    Batsmen: Maqsood 15, Akmal 0

    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jamshed 0), 2-1 (Younis 0), 3-1 (Haris Sohail 0), 4-1 (Shehzad 1), 25-5 (Misbah 7)

    Bowling figures: Taylor 5-1-9-3, Holder 5-2-16-1, Russell 1-1-0-1

    West Indies 310-6 (50 overs): Ramdin 51, Simmons 50, Bravo 49 retired hurt, Russell 42 from 13 balls


    Radio 5 live sports extra commentary

  73. Pak 25-5 (target 311)

    Andre Russell

    With prominent, finely-pruned sideburns and a mohican haircut, Andre Russell looks like Mr T circa 1985. How did the Windies get him on a plane? He's showing no pity for Pakistan as he bowls a heavy ball and gets the odd one to nip back in. Umar Akmal is the new batsman for Pakistan. The next man in? Old Boom Boom Afridi.

  74. WICKET

    Misbah c Gayle b Russell 7 (Pak 25-5)

    Game over? It looks like it could be. Pakistan skipper Misbah can't save the day this time and he cuts a pretty ordinary delivery from Andre Russell towards first slip where Chris Gayle moves to his left and takes a decent catch.

  75. Pak 25-4 (target 311)

    "Misbah, please do something," reads a hastily mocked-up piece of paper in the crowd. I struggle to remember a game where Misbah wasn't bailing his boys out of trouble. He really is a captain that stands up to be counted. Maqsood offers some respite when he flays Jason Holder through the off side for two consecutive boundaries - the second one a fine cover drive which bisects the inner circle.

  76. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    David Hughes: There seems to be 3 stories to this world cup so far. Amazing batting, amazing bowling and spectacular collapses.

    Ilyas Najib: The worst start in ODI history for Pakistan, to say I feel dejected is an understatement, hitting rock bottom is painful viewing.

  77. Pak 17-4 (target 311)

    There's not even a hint of aggression from Pakistan at the moment. They just want to survive and pick up the odd single. It's hardly surprising though, with Jerome Taylor shaping the ball away as stock, then getting the odd one to nip back in and cut the right-handed Misbah in half. Five from the over. The required run-rate is now 7.17.

  78. Pak 12-4 (Misbah 6, Maqsood 3)

    Ramdin, Russell and Holder

    It's all a bit muted in the crowd as spectators crave a decent run-chase. It's just about survival for Pakistan at the moment, with the Windies putting catchers all round the circle as they attempt to break into the tail. Skipper Jason Holder - you don't get many fast-bowling captains these days - is probing away outside off stump and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin is getting excitable every time the ball beats the outside edge. Three singles from the over.

  79. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "What are the options for Pakistan? They can either resist as stoutly as they are able, or they can do a Brendon McCullum and try and hit the bowlers off their length. But is there anyone capable of that?"

  80. Pak 9-4 (Taylor 4-1-4-3)

    Tall, gangly and with a subtle gold chain dripping from his neck, Jerome Taylor finally looks to have rediscovered his mojo. He's hitting a nice length just short of what would be considered full and is getting shape on the ball. Pakistan captain Misbah, who will be bailing out his side until he's 70 at this rate, gives the balls the respect they deserve, playing back five dots after Maqsood started the over with a single. This needs to be a carefully managed repair job.

  81. Pak 8-4 (target 311)

    Thanks James. How are we all? It's not looking good for Pakistan is it? After six overs of yesterday's match, New Zealand were 96-0 against England. Sobering.

    The only runs Pakistan seem to be scoring at the moment are the extras being dished out by the Windies. Jason Holder sends down a wide, before Misbah finally finds a boundary for his side with a long hop being dispatched past point.

  82. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Another good tidy over from Taylor, just getting outside off stump and varying his length. Misbah is the wicket that West Indies would like to claim - he's a good performer who can judge a chase pretty well."

  83. Pakistan 3-4

    Misbah has got Pakistan out of plenty of holes in his time, but this would be a rescue act to top them all. He's off the mark with a nudge behind square leg.

    And with that, I leave you in the very capable hands of Marc Higginson, who will see you night-owls through to the conclusion. Enjoy.

  84. Pakistan 1-4 (Misbah 0, Maqsood 0)

    If you're struggling to keep up, the men at the crease now are captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Sohaib Maqsood. Maqsood does the only thing that he can under the circumstances: dead-bat five dot balls. Another excellent over from Windies skipper Jason Holder.

  85. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "West Indies are jubilant. They looked lethargic against Ireland but today they are leaping as a side and huddling together in celebration. The bowling has been on target, the catching has been good and they deserve to be in this position. Where do Pakistan go from here? Nowhere."

  86. WICKET

    Shehzad c Simmons b Holder 1 (Pakistan 1-4)

    West Indies

    This is unbelievable. Pakistan are sinking without trace. Ahmed Shehzad is the latest to depart, Holder draws him into driving hard at a full ball outside off and it flies to Lendl Simmons at gully.

  87. WICKET

    Haris c sub (Carter) b Taylor (Pakistan 1-3)

    Pakistan are in a whole world of trouble now. The pressure builds after 11 consecutive dot balls and it tells on Haris Sohail, who tries to slap Jerome Taylor past point and instead picks out sub fielder Jonathan Carter.

  88. Pakistan 1-2 (Shehzad 1, Haris 0)

    West Indies captain Jason Holder

    West Indies captain Jason Holder, who will be absolutely delighted with that turn of events, takes the new nut from the other end.

    He's got two slips and a gully as he steams in, and there's plenty of swing on offer for him too. He consistently hits the corridor of uncertainty outside off stump, and with his team already two down, Ahmed Shehzad isn't going to try anything fancy. He plays out a maiden.

  89. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a ball that just angled in and there wasn't much movement of the feet and he stayed in the crease and got a villainous edge behind. A really bad start for Pakistan and West Indies are cock-a-hoop. They are a dangerous side when they have confidence."

  90. WICKET

    Younus c Ramdin b Taylor 0 (Pakistan 1-2)

    The West Indies are flying! They've got Younus Khan back in the hutch too, and it's an absolute beauty from Jerome Taylor that does for him. Full, angling in, maybe just a touch of late movement and a leaden-footed Younus gets a feather through to a gleeful Denesh Ramdin.

    What. A. Start.

  91. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's always a question mark about Pakistan and whether they have the ability to chase down a total in excess of 300. The West Indies paced their innings pretty well because they only lost four wickets going into the final 10 overs. That's where you cash in and I think Pakistan have to follow that sort of formula."

  92. WICKET

    Jamshed c Russell b Taylor 0 (Pakistan 0-1)

    Andre Russell, you are in the game son! Having just marmalised the Pakistan attack to all parts at the end of the Windies innings, he gives his team the ideal start in the reply, running to round to take a catch when Nasir Jamshed miscues a pull to short midwicket.

    Credit to bowler Jerome Taylor too, who hurried the batsman for pace. What a start for the Windies!

  93. Post update

    We're ready to get underway again in Christchurch. Can Pakistan make a go of chasing down this imposing total?

  94. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Andre Russell

    Fastest strike rate in any ODI innings over 40:

    1) 338.63 - AB de Villiers (149 off 44) of South Africa v West Indies on 18 January, 2015

    2)323.07 - Andre Russell of West Indies (today)

    3) 308.00 - Brendon McCullum of New Zealand v England on 20 February

  95. Head-to-head

    Head-to-head record
  96. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at the World Cup

    England women arrive

    "The cavalry has arrived ahead of England v Scotland. The England women's team collect their bags at Christchurch airport."

  97. How's stat?

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Of the eight teams batting first that have reached 40 overs in this tournament to date this is the fifth time that they have scored 100+ in the last 10 overs.

    The average runs in the last 10 overs by teams batting first in this WC to date is 103.62.

  98. Post update

    West Indies, you would reckon, are in the box seat with that score. They were faltering a little when Samuels was dismissed at 103-3 at the halfway mark, but for the second game in a row, they have managed to rack up over 300 with some absolutely prodigious lower-order hitting.

    Pakistan generally bowled decently, with Mohammed Irfan particularly impressive and Haris Sohail more than holding his end up as the fifth bowler, but they lost their discipline in the death overs and their fielding was woeful, with five catches dropped.

    It's a funny game - if West Indies hadn't bowled so poorly against Ireland, we'd be thinking they were looking really good, no?

  99. Final West Indies scorecard

    West Indies 310-6 from 50 overs (Pakistan won toss)

    Last 10 overs: 115 runs

    Run rate: 6.20 per over

    Not out batsman: Russell 42 from 13 balls

    Fall of wickets: 17-1 (Gayle 4), 28-2 (Smith 23), 103-3 (Samuels 38), 152-3 (Bravo retired hurt 49 not out), 194-4 (Ramdin 51), 259-5 (Sammy 30), 310-6 (Simmons 50)

    Bowling figures: Irfan 10-0-44-1, Sohail Khan 10-1-73-1, Afridi 10-0-48-0, Haris Sohail 9-0-62-2, Riaz 10-0-67-1, Sohaib 1-0-8-0


    Radio 5 live sports extra commentary

  100. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If you bat first and don't lose too many wickets you see mayhem in the final overs. Andre Russell was great to watch - he hit some monumental sixes. If the West Indies can't defend this title this time they really are in trouble in this tournament."

  101. WICKET

    WI 310-6 (Simmons run out 50)

    Andre Russell

    Russell gets four more with an extraordinary shot, falling over to the leg side and leaving his bat up to deflect the ball down to fine leg.

    And then Lendl Simmons is run out off the final ball of the innings as they attempt to sneak two.

    The West Indies end with 310, having racked up 115 off the last 10 overs. Russell contributed 42 runs in a 13-ball innings of gleeful savagery. That is a good score, and West Indies are well in this game.

  102. Six

    WI 304-5

    Andre Russell isn't finished with the Pakistan attack yet. He lines up Wahab Riaz and flat-bats him down the ground for a meaty one-bounce four. The next one is even better - he picks the slower ball yet again and swats it over Wahab's head for a flat six. 300 is up for the West Indies.

  103. Six

    WI 293-5

    Andre Russell

    Andre Russell is dangerous. Hairdryer in the bath dangerous.

    Sohail Khan sends down a short ball and Russell muscles it over the midwicket boundary for a huge six. There's more where that came from - he picks Sohail's slower ball and delivers it to the paying public in the stands at cow corner with a ferocious cross-bat swipe. More bad news for Sohail - his next ball is in the slot and it ends up in roughly the same area, albeit probably a few rows further back.

    Three sixes off the over. 22 runs. Big.

  104. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    The Gabba

    On Twitter: The current scene at the 'Gabba. Il pleut.

    Charles is in Brisbane for the Australia v Afghanistan match, which is under some doubt because of the weather.

  105. WI 271-5 (run rate 5.6)

    Andre Russell is the new batsman. He begins by deflecting one off his pads down to the fine-leg boundary. Useful. A more conventional, and indeed intentional, boundary follows when he picks Wahab's slower ball and slams it down to long-off. 13 off the over, and West Indies on track to post a score that will at least be very competitive here.

  106. WICKET

    Sammy c Afridi b Riaz 30 (WI 259-5)

    Sammy's frenetic cameo comes to an end. It's good bowling by Wahab Riaz, back of a length, angled in to cramp Sammy, and Shahid Afridi finally takes a catch at packward point.

  107. Six

    WI 258-4

    Sammy is beginning to find his timing here, carving one past backward point for four when Sohail Khan strays too wide.

    Worse is to come for the bowler. He errs too full with a slower ball and Sammy throws the proverbial kitchen sink at it, swinging it into the stands for an almighty six. Eleven off the over, West Indies finishing strongly here.

  108. Dropped catch (fifth of the innings)

    WI 244-4 (Simmons 45, Sammy 16)

    Would you believe it? Another drop for Pakistan. Simmons tries to loft a Wahab bouncer down to third man, Mohammed Irfan slides forward to take the catch, but he shells it. That's their fifth of the day - you have to think that could be costly.

    Sammy is still struggling for rhythm though, trying to cudgel every delivery into the stands, but Wahab is out-thinking him with clever changes of pace. Finally he connects with one, sizing up a slower ball and launching it down to cow-corner for a one-bounce four.

  109. WI 231-4

    Darren Sammy

    Canny variations of pace can be a really crucial part of a fast bowler's armoury at this stage in the innings. Sohail Khan keeps Simmons to a single with a clever back-of-the-hand slower ball. He tries it again the next ball, but gets it wrong and is no-balled for an unintentional beamer at Sammy.

    Sammy is a ferocious hitter when he gets going but he can be a sticky starter, and Pakistan have got him tramping in treacle at the moment. Sohail induces the frustrated batsman to try a mighty pull, which balloons up in the air over the keeper and runs for four. Lucky.

  110. WI 221-4 (run rate 5.0)

    Irfan, who has bowled well today, to deliver his last over. The West Indies are just struggling for momentum at crucial period at the end of the innings. A couple of mistimed slap shots earn singles, but it's a frustrating over for the batsmen, just three from it.

    Good figures for Irfan, 1-44 off his ten.

  111. WI 218-4

    Another big miss in the field from Pakistan as Simmons gets stranded halfway down the track, but Sohaib Maqsood can't gather the ball cleanly on the turn. Simmons had given up the chase.

    Darren Sammy is capable of giving the ball some serious tap and Sohail Khan knows he has to bowl a full length to counteract the batsman's powerful striking. He does well to pin him down - just a single from the first four balls of the over.

    Problems for Ahmed Shehzad as he's struck in a particularly sensitive area by a Lendl Simmons shot. He seems to be OK though. Two off a very good over.

  112. WI 216-4 (Simmons 39, Sammy 1)

    West Indies haven't really succeeded in getting after the part-time spin of Haris today (and indeed have lost two wickets trying to do so), but Simmons does what he's been longing to do and deposits him into the stands with a massive slog-sweep.

    Good shot, and he's not done yet. He advances down the track and clatters Haris to long-on for another four, and when Misbah tinkers with the field, he picks the gap at square-leg with a powerful sweep for another boundary. Great batting, 15 from the over.

  113. WI 201-4

    Afridi's last over - can he produce a moment of magic? No, just more runs as Simmons tickles him to third man for four. 200 up for West Indies.

  114. Scorecard update

    West Indies 195-4 from 40 overs (Pakistan won toss)

    Run rate: 4.87 per over

    Batsmen: Simmons 20, Sammy 0

    Fall of wickets: 17-1 (Gayle 4), 28-2 (Smith 23), 103-3 (Samuels 38), 152-3 (Bravo retired hurt 49 not out), 194-4 (Ramdin 51)

    Bowling figures: Irfan 9-0-41-1, Sohail Khan 6-1-26-1, Afridi 9-0-42-0, Haris Sohail 8-0-48-2, Riaz 7-0-27-0, Sohaib 1-0-8-0


    Radio 5 live sports extra commentary

  115. WI 195-4

    Darren Sammy, a very dangerous lower-order hitter, is the new man.

  116. WICKET

    Ramdin c sub (Yasir) b Haris 51 (WI 194-4)

    This is the type of dismissal that costs you matches, I'm afraid. Denesh Ramdin has played really well and just brought up his fifty with a cut for four, but having established himself at the crease and with the last 10 overs looming, he gifts his wicket away with a mistimed on-side heave which drops into the hands of long-off. A momentum-shifter.

  117. WI 188-3

    Shahid Afridi looks a little down in the dumps - it just hasn't been his day today. Simmons flays him for another four with a late cut through point. That cut was so late, if it was a dinner guest, it would have missed drinks, starter and main and arrived halfway through the cheeseboard.

  118. WI 182-3 (partnership 30)

    Batsman Lendl Simmons

    Back to Haris Sohail, who has bowled pretty well in the fifth-bowler slot today. He's unlucky with his first delivery as he finds the edge of Simmons' bat, but there's no slip in and the ball trickles away for two byes. Good sharp running between the wickets has been a feature of this nascent partnership and Simmons does well to pinch another tight single off the final ball of the over. Five from the over.

  119. Six - first of the match

    WI 177-3

    Shahid Afridi, who has so far bowled seven wicketless overs and dropped two catches, returns, and his below-par day continues when he serves one up in Lendl Simmons' arc and the batsman clears his front leg and swipes him over cow corner for a maximum.

  120. WI 167-3 (Ramdin 42, Simmons 3)

    Mohammed Irfan and Wahab Riaz, the two best bowlers for Pakistan, only have five overs left between them. Does Misbah use them now or save them for the death?

    He goes back to Irfan. The Windies batsmen have found the tall bowler hard to hit, so instead it's a drop-and-run policy from Ramdin and Simmons - four singles from that over.

  121. WI 163-3

    Six runs from the last three overs. New man yet to get off the mark. Pressure building, building on West Indies.

    Misbah continues to put his trust in pace for these powerplay overs - now he turns to Sohail Khan. The bowler blots his copybook though, feeding Denesh Ramdin right in his strong zone - on his legs, and he pulls sweetly for four. The wicket-keeper is playing a valuable, enterprising knock here.

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  123. WI 157-3 (Ramdin 35, Simmons 0)

    Will West Indies be worried by their faltering start to this powerplay? Don't forget they have plenty of firepower to come, with Darren Sammy and Andre Russell.

    At the moment though, the Pakistani quicks are keeping them pinned down with some really accurate bowling. Wahab coughs up just a single from his latest over.

  124. WI 156-3

    Mohammed Irfan returns to the attack to try and keep West Indies on the back foot - both literally and figuratively. He begins really well, ratcheting up the pressure on the batsmen with three dots, before Ramdin works a single to square leg. He then pins new batsman Lendl Simmons with two more dot balls. The momentum is back with Pakistan at the moment.

  125. WI 155-3 (run rate 4.8)

    Lendl Simmons is the new man for West Indies. Four runs off Wahab's over - an excellent start to the powerplay for Pakistan.

  126. Bravo retires hurt on 49

    Darren Bravo leaves the field on a medical cart

    It doesn't look like Bravo is going to be able to continue. He's been taken off the field on a medical cart. What bad luck for the Windies - losing a batsman just after taking the batting powerplay.