Pakistan beat West Indies by 8 wickets in the 1st ODI of 5 matches series. Batting first the home side set the target of 222, green shirts got the target in 41.3 overs after losing two wickets. Muhammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq and Misbah-ul-Haq scored half centuries.
West Indian Innings:
According to details West Indian captain Darren Sammy wins the toss and decided to bat first. Caribbean side loses its first wicket on the total of 30 when Devon Smith was taken by Muhammad Hafeez on 17. Darren Bravo, along with Lendl Simmons added 37 runs in the mutual cooperation. This partnership ends on 67 when wicketkeeper Muhammad Salman took the catch of Simmons behind the wickets. Simmon’s score was 24. New batsman Marlon Samuels faced 19 balls but can score just 2 runs.
On the stop, Kirk Edwards and well-set Darren Bravo added 59 runs in the fourth wicket partnership. Edwards was taken by Wahab Riaz when his individual score was 29.
Dwayne Bravo played the innings of 14 runs. Darren Bravo goes runout on the fifth delivery of 45th over. He scored 67 runs on 109 balls with the help of a boundary and a six. At the end of specified number of overs, the home side posted the total of 221/6 on the scoreboard. Captain Darren Sammy and Carlton Baugh were notout on 29 and 10 runs respectively.
Wahab Riaz was a bit expensive but got the success in picking two wickets. Mohammad Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal got one wicket each.
Following the target of 232, Pakistani openers Muhammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad opened the innings very confidently and built-up the opening stand of 68 runs. Shehzad was taken by Bishoo on 22. Hafeez returned to pavilion after playing the innings of 54 runs. He made his score on 45 balls with the help of 7 boundaries and a six. Batting sensibly, Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq scored fifties and got their target on the third ball of 42nd over. At the end Asad was unbeaten on 61 while Misbah on 73.