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)


22:20 PST

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.

22:12 PST

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.

22:08 PST

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.

21:56 PST

WICKET! Ajmal gets Bravo! Pakistan with their noses in front now. WI 147/7 in 37

21:48 PST

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.

21:33 PST

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

21:27 PST

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.

21:19 PST

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.

21:15 PST

Saeed Ajmal 129 wkts ave 22.92, S/r 33.2 in 82 ODIs. Saqlain Mushtaq had 163 wkts after 82mts ave 18.80, S/r 26.3 - 34 wkts more. - @mohanstatsman (Twitter)

21:10 PST

Misbah could finish today having played one of the great innings. - Andrew McGlashan ‏@andymcg_cricket (Twitter)

21:04 PST

Captain Bravo and Pollard at the crease now as Irfan comes back into the attack. He's picked up 2 for 24 so far and has troubled the batsman his menacing length.

20:58 PST

Hafeez into the attack and picks up a wicket with his very first ball! Wow! That's the big one of Samuels too! Hafeez threw it up and the batsman charged, the delivery held its line and Samuels was found miles out of his crease! WI 96/5 in 26 overs.

20:56 PST

FOUR! Pollard finally manages to get one away! It was just a short-arm jab and it almost landed outside the boundary rope. Ajmal won't mind this too much and will perhaps continue to throw the ball in the air! It's time now that Hafeez also has a go with the ball because if Samuels and Pollard stick around any longer, this will be out of Pakistan's hands!

20:34 PST

Wahab bowls that one at 149 kph and Keiron Pollard takes evasive action! That one flew like the WACA of old, something Jeff Thomson would have produced back in the day! The good thing about Wahab so far has been his control despite bowling quick.

20:32 PST

That was brilliant from Wahab Riaz, we know he bowls a heavy ball but this was well directed, this is a big one because they are chipping away. West Indies still have a lot of work to do. - Russel Arnold, BBC Test Match Special

20:29 PST

WICKET! Sarwan doesn't last long! Wahab produces a delivery his hero, the great Wasim Akram, would have been proud of! Once again, it rise off a length and catches the batsman's gloves on the way to the keeper. WI 81/4 in 18 overs.

20:24 PST

Gayle goes! Ajmal throws it up the big West Indian and Gayle is thoroughly beaten first by that doosra Ramnaresh Sarwan walks into bat now, playing his first ODI since February of this year. Can Ajmal be the man today for Pakistan?

20:20 PST

Perhaps the upcoming Ashes have distracted Pakistan from focusing on this match properly? - @RichieBenaud_ (Twitter)

20:16 PST

West Indies, after a few early hiccups, have eased to 72/2 in 16 as the players take a break for drinks. At this stage it seems quite simple for Bravo's men. The little bit of bite that the pitch offered after the light shower has gone. The ball is spinning but there's isn't enough zip to trouble the batsmen.

20:00 PST

Ajmal has come into the attack ahead of Hafeez, he's getting turn but surely the 'Professor' can be given a go while Gayle is there!

19:56 PST

West Indies move to 50/2 in 11 overs as Wahab replaces Junaid.

19:48 PST

FOUR! That one is out of the top drawer, it wasn't a half-volley by Junaid and Samuels played on the up straight past the bowler. Too good! WI 49/2 in 10 overs.

19:44 PST

4,4,4! First Samuels flays Junaid over the cover and then Gayle get's in on the act, taking Irfan to task! Is it time for Pakistan to introduce Mohammad Hafeez, who is excellent against lefties? It could be a gamble but with a 170 to defend it's not something Pakistan can mull over for too long. WI 44/2 in 9 overs.

19:34 PST

This is the battle everyone had been waiting for, Gayle vs Irfan, one giant against another and its terrific to see a swashbuckler like Gayle fending some away from his chest! Gayle replies in typical fashion though, smacking Irfan way over his head for a big SIX! The next delivery goes for four legbyes as Gayles makes room to heave it over the infield! 10 runs from that over. WI 30/2 in 7.

19:28 PST

The hero for the West Indies at last year's World T20, Marlon Samuels, now walks in and he too is greeted with a few sharp ones from Irfan.

19:25 PST

Irfan gets another one! Darren Bravo, Lara's lookalike, gets a peach, the ones fast bowlers dream of. That ball rose of a length and moved away just a shade, getting the shoulder of Bravo's bat and Kamran Akmal completes an easy catch!

19:24 PST

Gayle shows glimpses of the great Brian Lara with a stylish pull! -Photo by AFP


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19:20 PST

FOUR! Gayle plays a one-legged pull ala Brian Lara, and the ball runs away towards fine leg! Beautiful!

19:23 PST

A string of boundaries to Johnson Charles, before the right-hander succumbs to the extra bounce of Irfan, Wahab takes the catch at fine leg!

19:00 PST

Pakistan come out, there has been no reduction in overs but slight drizzle will perhaps helps Irfan, Junaid and Wahab.

18:19 PST

Irfan falls and Misbah misses that elusive century yet again! But what a knock from the Pakistani captain, to have taken his team to a total of some respectability. Misbah remains not out on 96 off 127 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes! For all the criticism Misbah gets for his batting, this innings shows exactly why he cannot afford to be 'free flowing'. Pakistan's 170 will at least their bowlers a workout and if they manage to get a few early on maybe make a game out of it! For the West Indies Kemar Roach (10-28-3) was excellent early on as he sliced through Pakistan's top order and left them on the mat from there on. He found an excellent strike partner in spin magician Sunil Narine (10-34-3) , who struck regular blows to prevent a Pakistani fightback.

It seems only Misbah came here to play cricket. The rest came to take a ride on the London Eye.- @NadeemfParacha (Twitter)

18:04 PST

Irfan surives five deliveries in that Bravo over, the West Indian captain tried everything there. Misbah to take strike now, he's on 95 and will be looking to get the landmark without wasting any deliveries! PAK 169/9 in 47.

18:01 PST

Irfan needs to survive for Misbah's sake and possibly another 25-30 runs to Pakistan's eventual total.

17:57 PST

Another six! This time Misbah dispatches Narine straight over the bowlers head! Misbah just needs 6 more runs for his maiden ODI ton after a limited overs career of 117 matches.

17:53 PST

150 comes up for Pakistan in the 45th over and Misbah adds six more to it by sending Rampaul comfortably over long-off! PAK 159/9 in 45.

17:49 PST

FOUR! Misbah hoicks Narine over mid-wicket, a few more of these will only make the Pakistani fans happy but not sure if it'll be enough to trouble Gayle and co. PAK 148/9 in 44

Despair for the captain, he held his hands out as if to say 'who will support me?' - Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

17:36 PST

Junaid Khan falls while attempting to hit Bravo's slower ball into the stands, he will certainly get an earful from Misbah who will now have no option but to play the big shots! Last man Mohammad Irfan now walks in. PAK 138/9 in 40.3

17:30 PST

Misbah has started shuffling around the crease, a sign that he's ready to tee-off now! It must be calculated, however, with 10 over still to go. Pakistan should be looking to get at least 30-40 more runs to make a game out of this! PAK 137/8 in 40

17:27 PST

We play ODI cricket in T20, we play Test cricket in a ODI, and I don't know what we do in Test matches tbh. - @umi_alam (Twitter)

17:24 PST

The story of the day: Misbah lets his feelings known to Ajmal after the latter was run out, leaving the captain with no options in the end.



17:22 PST

Saeed Ajmal runs himself out! And Misbah's running out of partners here with 13 overs still to go! Meanwhile, this is worth a look 'The Scoryboard' http://www.scoryboard.com/ PAK 136/8 in 37.5

17:14 PST

Luck's not with Pakistan today! Misbah slam that one straight where Bravo gets a finger at it and Wahab is found well short at the non-striker's end! Pakistan, who were being touted as pre-tournament favourites, slump to 128/7 in 36.

17:10 PST

Wahab Riaz can strike the ball but can he stay put for a bit? Misbah will need a cushion of at least two wickets when time comes to blaze it! West Indies have shown here how a little bit of discipline on these relatively harmless English tracks can pay rich dividends. Pakistan, it seems at this point, will need a little bit more than discipline when they come out to bowl, otherwise it could all be over very soon. PAK 128/6 in 36.

17:09 PST

Misbah has now got to be there in the 50th over or else Pakistan won't get 180. 200 should be the target and anything over that will be a bonus. - Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special

17:02 PST

Pakistani fans were out in big numbers at The Oval but had little to cheer about. -Photo by AP



16:57 PST

FOUR! That's a top shot from Misbah as Roach comes back into the attack and is greeted with a fierce cut through point.

16:54 PST

Kamran Akmal goes! Narine bowled it slow, wide and short, and that deserved to be smacked but Akmal tried to hit it too hard and feathered it to Ramdin! Surely, any hopes of 200 now seeming improbable for Pakistan. PAK 110/6 in 32

16:43 PST

Malik comes and goes. Narine fires it into the pads and Malik clips it straight into the hands of short mid-wicket! Disastrous for Pakistan keeping in mind that they have an extra-long tail!

16:36 PST

Just when it seemed Pakistan were negotiating Sunil Narine well, Jamshed gifts him a wicket! He was trying to play inside out to that flighted delivery but ended up playing straight into the hands of Rampaul at long off! The vital, 90-run partnership ends, Shoaib Malik walks in. PAK 105/4 in 29.2

16:25 PST

Last five over Pakistan's scored at about 5.20, Misbah's shown glimpses of what maybe required of him in another 10 overs and Jamshed importantly has stuck around after consuming over 83 balls. PAK 94/3 in 27

15:57 PST

Jamshed survives! He had tried to drive on the up ala Farhat and that edge off the bowling of Bravo landed right between the hands of Ramdin and first slip! Keiron Pollard now comes into bowl. He's the kind of bowler Pakistan have most trouble getting away, similar to Chris Harris and Gavin Larsen of New Zealand.

15:48 PST

Jamshed plays a lovely shot off Narine through the covers, exquisite boundary that! Narine turning it big but has been guilty of bowling it too short so far. Ideally, he should be pitching it up with men around the bat and Misbah and Jamshed still a little circumspect. PAK 52/3 in 18.

15:41 PST

This is what you normally see with Misbah-ul-Haq. He is a fighter, and he does take his time. - Russel Arnold, BBC Test Match Special

15:37 PST

Captain Bravo's back! He's keeping it very straight and seems to be troubling Misbah with the incoming deliveries.

15:31 PST

Spin from both ends now, Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels, the former with a bag of tricks and the latter with different varieties of darts! Should be interesting but Misbah and Jamshed will have to force the issue to score some runs.

15:25 PST

Finally, Jamshed manages to get one in the middle, that's timed nicely through mid-wicket for a much-need boundary! PAK 30/3 in 12

15:17 PST

Jamshed gets a streaky boundary just to the left of the second slip. If this batting performance is anything to go by, rest assured South Africa will be looking to employ similar tactics with the ball and aim at the throats of the Pakistani batsmen. PAK 23/3 in 10

15:12 PST

Misbah may not be lucky this time as that Roach delivery gets the under edge of the bat and flies to Dinesh Ramdin who takes it inches off the ground! But they have gone upstairs again! Misbah survives again, the replays showed Ramdin dropped the ball in his attempt.

15:10 PST

Roach strikes Misbah in front and after a loud appeal they refer it! And the impact was outside off, Misbah escapes.

15:08 PST

Pakistan will be hoping to see off some of the shine from the two new balls but must contend with the threat of Sunil Narine when Roach and Rampaul take a break. Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard will be the backup bowlers as the disposal of Dwayne Bravo.

14:58 PST

Another one gone! Roach strikes again and this time Shafiq succumbs to the extra bounce. He cut that straight into the hand of Rampaul at third-man. Misbah is the new man and he has a job at his hand!

14:49 PST

Roach gets another one! Mohammad Hafeez after smashing the earlier delivery for four through point is beaten by pace and misses a straight one! Pakistan two down and not looking good despite decent batting conditions. Asad Shafiq now walks in. PAK 14/2 in 4.3

14:43 PST

Jamshed flays a wide Rampaul delivery through point, the pitch is offering true bounce but no real movement. The sun's been out and so far the Champions Trophy has been dominated by big batting performances, it will be interesting to see how the Asian teams fare once the clouds arrive.

14:38 PST

Ravi Rampaul bowls a tidy second over, only a hint of swing there but nothing unplayable yet. In other news Australian captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out from his side's first match against England, raising concerns about his participation in the Ashes series later this year. It also being reported that South African fast bowler Morne Morkel could be ruled out of South Africa's second and most crucial match against Pakistan on the June 10. South African manager Mohammed Moosajee said Morkel had sustained a left quadricep muscle strain and will undergo an MRI scan to determine how serious the injury was.

14:32 PST

Roach get his man! Farhat falls the same way he has been for the last few years, tries to drive on the up through the covers but only ends up edging it to the slips where captain Bravo takes a neat catch! PAK 2/1

14:28 PST

There are no surprises at the top of the order for Pakistan and it will be the left-handed duo of Imran Farhat and Nasir Jamshed to take guard. There were hints that Kamran Akmal could be elevated to the top spot after he showed some form against Ireland. Kemar Roach starts the proceedings for the West Indies after a little rest and will be looking to run in right away.

14:00 PST

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has won the toss and put Pakistan in on a typically dry Oval pitch which should ease out for the batsmen once the ball get a little old. Here are the two squads:

Pakistan: Imran Farhat, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal†, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan

West Indies: CH Gayle, J Charles, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, RR Sarwan, DJ Bravo*, KA Pollard, D Ramdin†, SP Narine, R Rampaul, KAJ Roach

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Comments (31)

Adnan
June 7, 2013 2:54 pm

Hello

I want to start a debate whether it is a good idea to watch cricket match all day long. I think it is wastage of time. If we want to become professional cricketer then it makes sense to watch all day long otherwise it is a sheer waste of precious time. What would you day? Thanks for reading and wish you all the best. Regards

Que
June 7, 2013 3:27 pm

Hey Iqbal Qasim are you watching the game!!! This is BECAUSE of your great selection !!! This team needs: Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Ahmed Shahzad & Imran Nazir!!!!

Ahmed
June 7, 2013 4:56 pm

West Indies is looking in very good position....

Rex Critchfield
June 7, 2013 4:56 pm

Pakistan cricket has no shortage of talent, what it has is a shortage of sense and commitment to the team. Nasir Jamshed exemplifies the stupidity of Pakistani batsmen. As soon as he gets his personal half-century, he hits out blindly and gets out, not bothering about the situation for the team. He got a similar rush of blood in the Ireland match--two good shots, and he attempts something more dramatic and stupid. I am afraid that for all his talent, he might turn out to be the next Umar Akmal.

umar
June 7, 2013 5:48 pm

@Que: we pakis sometimes blame fixing and sometimes selectors..what to do...

waseem
June 7, 2013 5:52 pm

A slap on selectors face.

This was evident even in the matches against Ireland. If they can't control a 3rd class team like Ireland, how will they play against teams scoring 300+. These selectors are just brainless idiots.

mama ji
June 7, 2013 6:15 pm

@Adnan: ha ha angoor khatte nikle....ha ha

Ashfaq
June 7, 2013 7:11 pm

Imran Farhat tried again but failed again and again. He looks sober and stylish but what a career needs is plain result. He must be given a red light. Same with professor. He may be good in twenty twenty and on slower pitches but not an adorable on fast and furious pitches. Asad Shafique is still grooming but must learn.

Ali
June 7, 2013 7:18 pm

Misbah scored at a pathetic rate and the rest of team except Jamshed should retire in shame. The selection committee must be sacked. This was totally expected by us but the selection committee had to go this route.

Ali
June 7, 2013 7:19 pm

@Que: Disagree on on eperson name "Umer Akmal" . Can you please tell me when did Umer Akmal guided Pakistan to victory?

Sarah
June 7, 2013 9:23 pm

@Ali: Do you work for bookies? Seems so .Did bookies asked you to remove the only batsman in Pakistan Misbah ,so that there will be 0 batsman in team.I see based on score card there is only 1 batsman Misbah and rest just make up the numbers of 11.You don't need enemies if people like you are there in Pakistan who work for self destruction.

Afif Naeem
June 7, 2013 9:42 pm

Why is Shoaib shifarshi Malik in the team still? Just for fielding I guess.

KKRoberts
June 7, 2013 9:42 pm

@Adnan: Very good point!!!.It makes a lot of sense.

ONLOOKER
June 7, 2013 9:49 pm

Pakistan has the best bowling attack in this tournament. If her batsmen do well it can win the championship.

RAJA
June 7, 2013 10:25 pm

Failed again, so called favs.

Mohit
June 7, 2013 10:38 pm

its tough for pakistan now to move ahead. India Looking storngest in group followd by South africa and today WI defeated PAK. so who is weakest ?

Indian Cric
June 7, 2013 10:41 pm

I am surprised to see Pakistan bating , fielding and their bowling with world class pacers seems toothless in this game. I hope Pak should foucs on bating much for two big game as they are strong unit and good luck for rest matches.

Rogers Evans
June 7, 2013 10:54 pm

Selectors, especially, Iqbal Qasim, congratulations ! The team has made reservatin on 16June to return back with humiliation. Thanks for such selection.

smudassir@hotmail.com
June 8, 2013 12:04 am

Pakistan must stop relying on players like Misbah if it has to return to its winning ways. That Misbah is a spent force now is a plain reality, but the BCCP seems to be suffering dyslexia and hence the team's persistent plight and humiliation.

smudassir@hotmail.com
June 8, 2013 12:27 am

@Adnan: if they don't watch cricket matches, the pakistanis will be doing things more harmful. i wonder how they can watch matches now that power supply remains off most of the time in most parts of the country.

Mahmood
June 8, 2013 1:32 am

Bunch of losers, what a waste of money to send them on tours and get Pakistan a bad name What a shame to see Pakistan name at bottom of the group Losers could'nt do anything though they even had support from public Stadium which was almost full with Pakistani public It was almost like playing at home ground

youth
June 8, 2013 1:52 am

Worst batting ever. If the team intends to bat the way they batted today then I think there is no chance to move further up. Team Pakistan should book the return seats much earlier.

liaquat
June 8, 2013 1:56 am

@Ashfaq: Constant pathetic batting by Farhat, Shafiq, Malik & Hafeez match after match and still they are always in the team, specially Asad Shafiq, Malik and Farhat why not to give chance to Umar Ameen and Asad Ali. How much Misbah will support his bosom buddy Malik, Shafiq and Farhat. they should be ashamed of their performance against WI which is not as strong as India and S.Africa. It seems with this loss that Misbah is determined to lose other 2 matches by favoring his buddies. Same with Akmal's keeping and batting is very much question able.

Afif Naeem
June 8, 2013 2:02 am

@Adnan: I agree with you Adnan. It is not a productive use of time, especially for employed people and students. But sadly, we do not value our time very much. So yes, we waster a lot of time watching it, and then more often than not being sad after it is over.

Afif Naeem
June 8, 2013 2:05 am

@Mohit: I agree. India looks very strong at the moment. S Africa looks better than Pak too.

Ahmer
June 8, 2013 2:12 am

I think that touch of elan in our cricket is gone, hope not forever.

AJ
June 8, 2013 2:13 am

Been listening this since I was a young boy in 80s that we only have to rectify small mistakes. But they don't rectify the real mistake which is to through those out who are in the team without merit. When your premier batsmen play with an international everage of 26 and 28 (which is mainly attained by playing at some real dead wickets) then don't expect them to score on these soils. Why Umar Akmal and fawad Alam with an everage of over 40 are sitting out and Asad Shafiq with 28 and no century in 40 matches is selected? Why young talented players like Haris Sohail and Umar Amin just have to hang around with the team while all non performers like Farhat and Hafeez go on accupying slots. Why dont you tell Nasir Jamshed to perform and enhance your fielding or there are others waiting. His fielding is not even on a club level.

Tickingworld
June 8, 2013 2:28 am

Pakistan need to find at least 3 good quality batsmen.

Ali
June 8, 2013 3:18 am

@Sarah: I said Misbah strike rate was bad and will now say yes for him to go as he has a say in selection of the team. Besides Imran Farhat, all others are Misbah choice. Yunis could have come handy at this match or Afridi a few firing shots could have helped. I think Afridi is better than Shouaib and you nis better than Imran Farhat.

Sal
June 8, 2013 10:13 pm

@ONLOOKER: Pakistan has good bowling attack in the group. Only the batsman need to contribute. Misbah is an excellent batsman, he always there on one side when wickets fall on other side. Misbah is like Dravid. Still the tournament is wide open and if Pakistan wins remaining both matches they will advance furthur. By the way just enjoy the India Pakistan match. Its just game and be sportive. Losing and Winning is part of any sport.

raja hindustani
June 8, 2013 11:51 pm

I think Pakistani batmen played very careless shot against west Indies and this is the reason their batting got collapse. But full credit should goes to bowlers who bowled excellently and almost pulled out this small total match. Pakistan is very unpredictable team and so one should not judge their batting performance from this match.

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