Thrilling victory for WI
THE WEST INDIES, propelled by an aggressive 70-ball knock of 76 from opener Lendl Simmons with four fours and three sixes, gained a thrilling one-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis Method over Pakistan in a rain-affected fourth Digicel One-day International at Kensington Oval today Day bank-holiday.
The victory was sealed by allrounder Dwayne Bravo, who smashed Pakistan’s captain Shahid Afridi for a six into the Hall and Griffith Stand in the final over before rain brought an end to the match.
West Indies had been a revised target of 223 for victory in 39 overs after rain delayed the start of their innings by 45 minutes, resulting in a loss of 11 overs. Pakistan had made of 248 for nine in 50 overs with opener Mohammed Hafeez, who was named Man of the Match, scoring 121 off 138 balls with seven fours and three sixes.
With the fifth and final match set for the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday, Pakistan hold a winning 3-1 lead in the series. The teams will also play two Tests in Guyana, May 12 to 16 and in St Kitts, May 20 to 24.
PAKISTAN 248 for nine off 50 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 121, Asad Shafiq 71; Devendra Bishoo 3-37, Dwayne Bravo 2-60, Kemar Roach 2-67). WEST INDIES 154 for four off 29.5 overs (Lendl Simmons 76, Ramnaresh Sarwan 28, Darren Bravo 21; Junaid Khan 2-26). (EZS)