Welcome to Dawn.com’s live coverage of the Champions Trophy Group ‘B’ encounter. The tournament’s two most flamboyant teams Pakistan and the West Indies take on each other today in what promises to be an action-packed day. It will be a battle of match-winners as both sides boast an array of talented, if not always consistent, match-winners with West Indies fielding hard-hitting batsmen such as Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles, while Pakistan's attack features star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and giant left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan.
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I let the ball do the work and got the early wickets for the team. It is great to win the first match and we are very relieved. Pakistan are a very good side and now we go on from here and hope to give another good performance. -Man of the match Kemar Roach
I have to give credit to my boys, they did very well. Kemar Roach set the tone getting the wicket in the first over. It was a close game and good to get it out of the way. Hopefully, we can build from this tough situation. We wanted to get the best out of the bowlers and then backed our batters to chase the target. Pakistan bowl in the right areas and it was difficult to play against. I am very happy with the win. -West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo
I think the plan was to see off the new ball but we did the opposite and lost too many wickets at the top. Credit goes to them because they bowled well. We kept on losing wickets, if you make mistakes your team has to suffer. It only matters if you score runs and your team wins, otherwise it does not matter. I am happy the way the bowlers bowled. They bowled their heart out and it was worthwhile seeing. We just need to rectify the small mistakes. A little bit more effort could have taken us home. - Pakistan captain Misbah-Ul-Haq
Pakistan's bowlers fought like Imran's Tigers of 92 but the fact is that they were let down by their batsmen. - @Saj_PakPassion (Twitter)
FOUR! Roach smacks Junaid over the covers to give the West Indies a thrilling two-wicket win in the second match of Group 'B'. Could Misbah have gambled with Hafeez with the tail in? It was a match dominated by some great pace bowling, first by Kemar Roach, who had come in a after little break to rattle the Pakistanis up at the top and set the tone for the rest of the match. He was ably supported by Narine who put the breaks and got the wickets and out of the Pakistani batsmen, only Misbah (96*) managed to play an innings of substance. Sadly though, he missed out on the first ODI century of his career by just 4 runs after running out of partners at the other end! Pakistan came back well with the ball, Irfan (9-32-3) and Wahab (10-42-2) extracting some nasty bounce to catch the edge of the West Indian mainstays and Ajmal also chipping in with vital wickets. In the end, Pakistan total of 170 was about 20 runs short on a pitch which seemed harmless but did have some surprises in it.
WICKET! Irfan picks up Narine who attempted a needless cut off that wide delivery! Next man in Ravi Rampaul is a capable bat though. But Bravo has sent in Roach! 6 runs to go, 2 wickets in hand.
Ajmal concedes 8 runs from his final over and though it seemed for a moment that there was going to be more drama, the game now seems to be well within the grasp of the Windies! Narine and Ramdin looking solid here despite the pressure. 9 runs from 11 wickets, 3 wickets to go.
WICKET! Ajmal gets Bravo! Pakistan with their noses in front now. WI 147/7 in 37
WICKET! A string of boundaries and then Wahab gets the prized wicket of Pollard! Pakistan can believe yet! This once again was a fast rising delivery that the batsman edged to the keeper. Powerplay on 34 from 14.3 with 4 wickets to go! Ramdin walks in. Surely, Misbah must gamble with Ajmal from the other end.
Junaid Khan back into the attack, he will be looking to get some reverse going! Bravo and Pollard just need to work it around and the West Indies will be home and dry. Pakistan, it seems, will have to force the issue.
This game has still got a few twists and turns I think, so Pakistan should keep believing. - Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special
Wahab starts after the drinks break and his second spell will need to be as good as the first if Pakistan are to win this! He has often been found wanting with his accuracy in his second spell but there's no room for that today. 58 from 19 overs now.
SIX! Pollard smacks Hafeez for a flat six over long on! He's starting to get it in the middle now and Pakistan must beware! And Akmal drops the big ball the very next ball, tough but Pakistan needed that one to stick! WI 112/5 in 30 overs.