Pakistan decide to field against West Indies in 5th ODI at Gros Islet

Pakistan will aim to clinch the ODI series © Getty Images

Jul 24, 2013

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to field against the West Indies in the final One-Day International match at Gros Islet on Wednesday.

Pakistan lead the five-match ODI series with 2-1 margin as one match was washed out.

In the previous tie, Misbah-ul-Haq’s uncharacteristic knock (53 not out off 47 deliveries), Mohammad Hafeez’s crucial half-century (59) and Umar Akmal’s (29 not out off 19 deliveries) final over blitz helped Pakistan take an unassailable 2-1 lead over the West Indies by registering a 6-wicket win via D/L method.

Chasing 261, Pakistan did not have the best of starts when Jason Holder trapped opener Ahmed Shehzad in front of the wicket in the fifth over. Shehzad went for a review but in vain as the ball pitched marginally outside the off stump and angled in to hit him on the back leg.

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.

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