Windies level series against wasteful Pakistan

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The West Indies won the second ODI against Pakistan in Providence by 37 runs ton Tuesday, thus leveling the five match series at one all as the action moved to St Lucia for the last three games.

The West Indies won the second ODI against Pakistan in Providence by 37 runs ton Tuesday, thus leveling the five match series at one all as the action moved to St Lucia for the last three games.

The Windies batted decently to reach 232 for eight in their fifty overs, with Pakistan giving away what proved to be a deadly 38 extras. The visitors were then 195 all out, with Sunil Narine taking four wickets.

Pakistan won the toss and chose to owl, looking to keep the Windies to a small score, like they did in the first match when they got them all out for 98. They started well and dismissed Chris Gayle in the first over.

Darren Bravo then joined forces with Johnson Charles and they rescued the knock to 50 for one before rain arrived. The delay was not long enough to result in removed overs though, and the pair carried on to 81.

At this point, in the 19th over, Charles was out for 31, stumped off Shahid Afridi by Umar Akmal. This was Afridi's eighth wicket in two games, and he also added Lendl Simmons to that tally, for 10, a while later.

Bravo was eventually out for 54 off 81 balls, bowled by spinner Saeed Ajmal. The world's best ODI bowler then bagged Marlon Samuels three overs later after he'd reached 21 off a sedate 65 balls.

The other Bravo brother, Dwayne, and Kieron Pollard pushed up the run rate near the end, with the skipper making 43 not out and Pollard 30 before being bowled by Asad Ali.

Three wickets fell in the last two overs, as Pollard was joined in the hut by Darren Sammy and Kemar Roach, both of who were run out by Umar Akmal for single figures.

Pakistan's knock featured two half centuries, from Nasir Jamshed and Umar Akmal, and for much of the chase they were well on target for the moderate score. They reach 103 in the 19th over before losing their third wicket.

Opener Jamshed put on middling partnerships with Ahmed Shezad (19) and Mohammad Hafeez (20) early on, and was then joined by Misbah-ul-Haq. The skipper made yet another snail-like score, reaching 17 off 41 balls.

Jamshed fell is the 37th over, out for 54 to Pollard, and Afridi could not repeat his heroics from the first game as he was out for just five to Narine. The spinner then added two more wickets to the ones he had, bagging Wahab Riaz and Ajmal in the same over.

It was over bar the shouting from there, and Dwayne Bravo displayed his T20 death bowling skills to wrap up the match, removing Umar Akmal for 50 and Asad Ali for two.

West Indies:Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder

Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Ali, Mohammad Irfan

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