West Indies vs Pakistan

Match info: West Indies v Pakistan ODI Series 2013 at Beausejour Stadium - 5th ODI

Date: 24th Jul 2013 Umpires: P R Reiffel and J S Wilson

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

West Indies

242/7 (50.0 Overs)

Result

Pakistan

243/6 (49.5 Overs)

Pakistan win by 4 wickets

  • Last Updated: July 24 2013, 23:09 BST

Pakistan claimed a dramatic four-wicket victory over West Indies with just one ball remaining in the fifth ODI in St Lucia.

Misbah-ul-Haq in action for Pakistan
Misbah-ul-Haq in action for Pakistan

Chasing a target of 243 for victory and with their run chase disrupted by a rain delay with 14 balls left, Pakistan crept over the line after needing two runs from the final over, in which Misbah-ul-Haq was also dismissed for 63 in a tense finale.

Saeed Ajmal scored the winning run, his only of the game, as Pakistan claimed a 3-1 series victory.

Ahmed Shehzad (64) and Misbah were the mainstays of the visitors' innings, with Umar Akmal also chipping in with 37, but two late wickets in the last three overs threatend to derail what had at one stage, looked to be a certain win.

However, the West Indies total of 242, which had looked set to have been much less until Dwayne Bravo struck a quick-fire 48 at the end of the home side's innings, was not enough, even though Pakistan made hard work of securing victory.

Bravo had led a late recovery as the West Indies battled to set a competitive target after a stuttering innings in which Junaid Khan (three for 48) was the pick of the Pakistan attack.

Bravo, who made his way out to the crease when the West Indies were six wickets down for a score of 170 with less than six overs remaining, hit 48 from 27 balls to help his side to a total of 242 for seven.

The Windies captain struck five fours and three sixes in his short, impact innings before he was caught by Haris Sohail off the bowling of Saeed Ajmal.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, the West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals, causing their innings to stutter and fail to gain any real momentum.

Devon Smith was the first man out for just seven before Darren Bravo's dismissal left the home side on 44 for two.

Johnson Charles (43) and Marlon Samuels (45) offered some resistance, but Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons failed to get out of the 20s as Khan did most of the damage, while there were two wickets apiece for Ajmal and Mohammad Irfan.

Darren Sammy's late cameo of 29 from 18 balls assisted Dwayne Bravo's late blast as the West Indies added 53 for the seventh wicket to give themselves something to bowl at, but the target proved to be just short, as Pakistan claimed a dramatic victory.


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