Babar Azam (PAK): We were 10-15 runs short after the rain. But a nice victory. Bowlers bowled really very well. Credit to our bowlers, they bowled really well. We lost momentum because of back to back wickets. We were looking at 170. It's an area we will try to improve in the next few games. The way he (Hafeez) bowled in the powerplay showed his experience. I'm happy as a captain with the way he bowled.
Kieron Pollard (WI): Thought 170-180 would have been too much way and the way the guys came back in the last 10 overs with the ball and be consistent in that part of the game. There was moisture and swing, grip for the bowlers, they used the angles and used the wicket a lot more, those Hafeez 4 overs for about 5 or 6 runs and you look back at that say that we could have knocked a few singles here and there. Having said that the guys really fought through and yes we came out on the losing end but the fight we kept through, that was impressive. The way they maneuvered their leg-spinners I thought it was well done by them and then we had to explode towards the end. There are some things we see there (during the chase) and we will continue to improve on that. Will have a lot of intense discussions and try and put your foot forward each and every time. It's all about improvement. For us, someone has to win and someone has to lose and yes we ended up on the losing end today but, all hope is not lost.
Mohammad Hafeez |(Player of the Match) :- I would love it, we had a score on the board, we knew it would be tough to score against spinners. We bowled well, I and Shadab and then the pacers executed the yorkers well. Being here many times (having played CPL), I knew if I do the basics well, hit the right lines, executed the skills and that worked for me. A little more comfortable when I bowl to the left-handers, but it's still important to hit the right areas.
Pakistan won by 7 runs
Over 19.6 Shaheen Afridibowls a good length deliveryto Nicholas Pooran,Six! Gets to reach and slices this one one leg over point and gets a maximum.
Over 19.5 Shaheen Afridibowls a pitched up deliveryto Nicholas Pooran, Boundary! Gets under the ball and hit that powerfully enough wide of long-off for four.
Over 19.4 Shaheen Afridibowls a pitched up deliveryto Nicholas Pooran, no run, gets forward and drive to long-off along the ground. No run taken
Over 19.3 Shaheen Afridibowls a pitched up deliveryto Nicholas Pooran, no run, gets forward and swings to long-off, only along the ground but doesn't take the run
Over 19.2 Shaheen Afridibowls a good length deliveryto Kieron Pollard,out Caught by Mohammad Wasim Jr!! Pollard only got a leading edge. And imagine where that ball would have gone had he middled when a leading edge went as far as deep cover.
Over 19.1 Shaheen Afridibowls a pitched up deliveryto Kieron Pollard, 2 runs, gets forward and manages to flick it over mid-wicket, protection in the deep
End of Over 19 (15 runs) West Indies 138/3
Kieron Pollard 10/11 Hasan Ali 4-0-32-1 Nicholas Pooran 53/30
Over 18.6 Hasan Alibowls a good length deliveryto Kieron Pollard,1 run, gets forward and swings and gets an inside edge onto pad, rolls to mid-on
Over 18.5 Hasan Alibowls it short of lengthto Kieron Pollard, no run, goes deep inside the crease and misses the pull shot. Played way too early and got hit on the body.
Over 18.4 Hasan Alibowls a good length deliveryto Nicholas Pooran,1 run, gets forward and driven down to long-on for one.
Over 18.3 Hasan Alibowls a pitched up deliveryto Nicholas Pooran, Six! Stayed deep in the crease, bent his knees to get under the ball and used his wrists so brilliantly to get under the ball and muscle it straight down the ground for another maximum.
Over 18.2 Hasan Alibowls a pitched up deliveryto Nicholas Pooran,Six! Comes on to the front foot and smokes it over long-off for a maximum.
Over 18.1 Hasan Alibowls a pitched up deliveryto Kieron Pollard,1 run, gets forward and drives it to long-off and gets a single.
End of Over 18 (11 runs) West Indies 123/3
Nicholas Pooran 39/26 Shaheen Afridi 3-0-32-0 Kieron Pollard 9/9