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Unstoppable West Indies cricketers push Pakistan out

A Faulkner statement seemed to have roused the napping tigers that the West Indies cricketers can be aptly named especially after their show against Pakistan yesterday on April 01, 2014, at Mirpur in the last group league encounter to decide upon the semi-finalist. The West Indies team showed that they deserved to be the defending champions of the ICC WT20 cup after simply crushing a world class team like Pakistan with the sheer force of their cricket prowess.

It was the high morale boosting win of the West Indies against an off-color Australians that have re-charged them to pose hurdles in the way of all their opponents. The match began quite simply with Gayle failing to score a biggie and their top order batsmen failing miserably while West Indies seemingly cruised to some paltry score in the region of 110-120 at the most. It was by the end of their 15 overs that the West Indies batsmen Dwayne Bravo and Captain Sammy decided to dish out some thrashing to enter semis against Sri Lanka.

Unbelievably West Indies ended up setting a target of 166 for Pakistan which comprised Bravo’s 46 and Sammy’s unbeaten 42. West Indies batting unhinged their opponents Pakistan turning them off for the day. The effect of the West Indies duo’s demolishing display bore results only after 17.5 overs of the Pakistani innings when they wound up with a paltry score of 82 on the board. The West Indies had elected to take first strike at batting and were on 84 after 15 overs and nearly doubled their total accruing 82 off the last 30 balls of the innings. This has been a historic last five overs of a Twenty20 game ever.

The Pakistani team never recovered from the West Indies onslaught mentally conceding the match even before a ball of their batting innings even began. Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy helped put on 71 in 32 balls. Saeed Ajmal also failed to put on the brakes in his last over, the 19th of the innings, conceded 24 runs of it enabling the cause of Pakistan being dumped by the West Indies. The rest of the match was a follow through with the result evident as Pakistani supporters began leaving the ground. Santokie caught Ahmed Shehzad’s front toe in front of middle stump with an in swinging yorker in very first ball of the chase. Kamran Akmal was the next to go to a Samuel Badree delivery that was safely deposited into the hands of the fielder at wide mid-off. Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik were both stumped to make Pakistan struggle at 13 for 4. The Pakistani team den looked aghast as defeat stared them in the eye.

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