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Chris Gayle is stumped by Kamran Akmal off Mohammad Hafeez's bowling © Getty Images


West Indies sailed in to the semi-final of the ICC World T20 2014 with an emphatic 84-run win over Pakistan at Dhaka on Tuesday. Chasing 167 to win, Pakistan crashed at the start to 13 for four in the first powerplay. The pressure This is the first time Pakistan have failed to qualify for the semi-finals of a World T20. The match-winning performance was the 71-run stand between Darren Sammy (42 not out) and Dwayne Bravo (46). Pakistan conceded 82 runs in the last five overs and they scored that much in their entire innings.


From 13 for four in the sixth over, Pakistan never recovered. Shahid Afridi did entertain the crowd with a couple of big hits, but that wasn’t going to help them on the day. Even Narine took a cue from Badree as he too had two batsmen stumped. Thus, in all, four Pakistan batsmen were stumped.


West Indies continued to take the game by the scruff of the neck and won it in the 18th over.