World Twenty20 2014: West Indies trounce Pakistan to strech semi-finals

World Twenty20 2014: West Indies trounce Pakistan to strech semi-finals

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Defending champions West Indies cumulative a World Twenty20 semi-final opposite Sri Lanka on Thursday with a pretentious 84-run win over Pakistan in Mirpur.

In a shoot-out to confirm who went by to a final four, West Indies beaten 82 off a final 5 overs.

Dwayne Bravo dismissed 4 sixes in his 46 from 26 balls and put on 71 in 34 balls with Darren Sammy, who strike an dominant 42 off 20, as a Windies posted 166-6.

Pakistan mislaid a wicket initial round and were 82 all out in a 18th over.

It was another overwhelming opening from a stylish Windies, who have won 3 unbroken games given a

seven-wicket better opposite India

in their opening match.

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Skipper Sammy said: “We are improving during each game. There is still room for alleviation though we are happy to be in a semi-finals.”

Sammy, who desirous West Indies to

victory over Australia

with uninterrupted sixes, constructed some some-more conspicuous attack to revitalise his group from a common start.

Cavalier left-hander Chris Gayle was simply stumped in a third over and his opening partner Dwayne Smith fell low in a next.

But Bravo, who came to a double in a 11th over during 61-3, unleashed some decorated strokes with a delightfully impracticable follow-through, rising paceman Umar Gul for unbroken sixes as 21 came from a 18th over.

The subsequent amassed 24 as a spin variations of Saeed Ajmal were dispatched for 3 sixes and a 4 by a smooth strokeplay of Bravo and a heartless attack of his captain.

Pakistan, chasing a sum for a initial time in a tournament, done a misfortune probable start when a late inswinging yorker from left-arm seamer Khrishmar Santokie trapped Ahmed Shehzad in front.

Kamran Akmal perished in a subsequent over and his hermit Umar, who done

a stimulating 94

opposite a Australians, was cheated by Samuel Badree’s googly to turn a initial of Denesh Ramdin’s 4 stumpings, that equalled a T20 general record.

Pakistan were 13-4 after a 6 powerplay overs and leg-spinner Badree had total of 3-5 from his initial three.

Although Shahid Afridi pulled Smith into a top tier of a mount during low mid-wicket, he was one of dual wickets to tumble to Sunil Narine in a 16th over as a spinner finished with 3-16.

Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez said: “In a initial 16 overs we limited them really good though in a final 4 they took a diversion divided from us.”

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/26839475