West Indies vs Pakistan

West Indies find themselves in a do-or-die situation going into the game © AFP

Jul 24, 2013

West Indies host Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) of the series at Gros Islet, St Lucia on Wednesday.

The news from the centre is that Pakistan have won the toss and have elected to bowl first.

Dwayne Bravo‘s Windies go into match in a do-or-die situation, being 2-1 down in the five-match series, in a bid to avoid back-to-back series losses at home. After being blown away by Shahid Afridi in the first ODI, the hosts did well to get back into the series 1-1. However, pressure got the better off them later as they went on to tie the third match and then lost the fourth by six wickets.

If recent history is to go by, Pakistan are favourites for the title. The visitors have never lost a bilateral series in West Indies since drawing one back in 1993.

Teams:

West Indies: Devon Smith, Johnson Charles (wk), Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo (c), Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Tino Best.

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Ali, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.

Catch the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the match between West Indies and Pakistan here