Pakistan vs West Indies Live Streaming - Second ODI Live 2013
Pakistan have won the toss and elected to field against West Indies in the 2nd ODI Cricket Match today. At the 25 overs West Indies 94 for 2 (Darren Bravo 42*, Samuels 5*) v Pakistan
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On a bright morning in Providence, Misbah-ul-Haq had hoped his quicks could exploit the early moisture in the track. Mohammad Irfan provided the perfect start by getting Chris Gayle's wicket in the first over itself but West Indies' batsmen showed some spine either side of a 45-minute rain break.
West Indies have been desperately looking for a batsman who can play steadily, to balance the boundary-or-nothing hitters in the side. Darren Bravo is one of the best suited in the line-up to play that role, and he stabilised the innings after Gayle's early exit, weathering the sideways movement and bounce of Irfan. He also feasted on the width provided by the gentle medium-pace of Asad Ali.
Keeping him company was Johnson Charles, who fell for a golden duck in the first game. Irfan fired in another low full ball first up, hoping to catch out Charles again but a loud leg-before appeal is turned down. His shot selection remains suspect, and his inability to rotate the strike means he often feels compelled to go for a big hit after a cluster of dot balls. He had just only single in the first ten overs, which prompted a pressure-relieving swat to midwicket off Irfan, and a risky loft taking on the man at long-on in Saeed Ajmal's first over. He stuck around till the 19th over before perishing going for another wild Hollywood hit, completely missing the legspinner from Shahid Afridi.
That brought in Marlon Samuels, another man in the midst of a horrid run. He began nervously, unsure which way the ball would turn. Both Afridi and Ajmal piled on the pressure, and though Bravo and Samuels held on till the midway stage of the innings, the prospect of a wicket never seemed far.