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Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Match, Group B, ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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West Indies won by 2 wkts | Pakistan Vs West Indies Live Score, 2nd Match, Group B

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Roach: 'In England, the ball moves around a bit. I bowled in the right channels and I got the wickets. It is great to win the first match and the guys are relieved as Pakistan is a good team. We want to continue with the good performance against India. My main aim is to get early breakthroughs and I am proud of the fact that I achieved it for the team.'
Roach is the MoM for his match spell of 10-4-28-3
Dwayne Bravo: 'The guys played well in tough conditions. Roach set the tone by taking wickets. He was backed up well by Narine and Rampaul. This game was important for us and it is good to get the nerves out of the way. We wanted to give the bowlers good use of a fresh pitch. We knew that Pakistan's bowling is strong. Misbah used his bowlers well but credit to the whole team for supporting me and getting the team over the line. In the team meeting, Chris Gayle mentioned that this venue is like playing at home. I would like to thank the fans for supporting us, although the Pakistan fans outnumbered the West Indies fans.'
Misbah-ul-Haq: 'The plan was to just see off the new ball but we lost too many wickets. The West Indies bowlers bowled very well. When I and Jamshed were batting, we were aiming for a score somehwere between 240-250. When mistakes are made, the whole team has to suffer. It does not matter that I did not get to the century. I am happy that the bowlers bowled with a lot of heart. We need to rectify the small mistakes for the coming games.'
This has been a low-scoring thriller to say the least. On a pitch that was getting difficult to bat on, the West Indies openers got off to a sluggish start. Mohammad Irfan was the chief destroyer as he snapped up Charles and Darren Bravo cheaply. Gayle looked to up the scoring rate but Ajmal cleaned him up. Pollard hung in there but he could not accelerate the scoring. The Pakistani bowlers chipped in with wickets but some crucial blows from Ramdin, Narine and Roach helped West Indies sneak over the line by two wickets.
40.4 Junaid Khan to Kemar Roach 4
FOUR, West Indies win, full and wide delivery outside off, Roach reaches out for it and scythes it over point for a boundary to seal a thrilling win
3 runs needed
40.3 Junaid Khan to Denesh Ramdin 1
1 run, good length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Ramdin turns it to the leg side and pinches a quick single
4 runs needed
40.2 Junaid Khan to Kemar Roach 1
1 run, Junaid comes round the wicket and bowls a back of a length delivery just outside off, Roach pushes it to point but Shoaib Malik makes a hash off it as he misfields and a single is taken
40.1 Junaid Khan to Denesh Ramdin 1
1 run, short ball just outside off, Ramdin cuts it uppishly but it lands in front of the fielder at third man
Junaid Khan [7.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
End of over 40, 3 runs (2 nb W . . . . )
WI: 165/8
Kemar Roach - 0(4) This over: 0 runs
Denesh Ramdin - 9(12) This over: 2 runs
Mohammad Irfan
(9.1 - 0 - 32 - 3)
39.6 Mohammad Irfan to Kemar Roach 0
no run, length delivery on leg stump, Roach nurdles it to short mid wicket

Match details

Toss : West Indies won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Steve Davis (Australia) and Nigel Llong (England)

TV umpire : Tony Hill (New Zealand)

Match referee : Chris Broad (England)

Teams

Pakistan : Imran Farhat, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal(wk), Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan.

West Indies : Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo(c), Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach.

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