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West Indies in Pakistan 2006 Series
Pakistan vs West Indies Fourth ODI at Multan
Pakistan wraps up ODI series
Dec 16, 2006Opening batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal hit half centuries and piloted Pakistan to a seven-wicket victory against the West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international on Saturday.
Hafeez top scored with 92 off 111 balls while Kamran Akmal made a brisk 56 and guided Pakistan to 239-3 in 46.5 overs. The Pakistani openers' effort overshadowed Shivnarine Chanderpaul's resolute hundred in the West Indies total of 238-7 off 50 overs. Pakistan which clinched the test series 2-0, also recorded an emphatic 3-1 win in the one-day series. The first one-dayer was washed out due to rain.
Fifth ODI, Karachi : West Indies 238-7 (50 overs) beat Pakistan 239-3 (46.5 overs) by seven wickets
Pakistan vs West Indies Fourth ODI at Multan
West Indies beat Pakistan by seven wickets
Dec 13, 2006Marlon Samuels smashed his first century in a One-Day International in four years today to power the West Indies to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over new-look Pakistan in the fourth one-dayer of the series.
Samuels, a 25-year-old Jamaican, hit a six and 17 fours in his unbeaten 100 as the West Indies raced to 212/3 in 34.5 overs after dismissing Pakistan for 209 in 49.5 overs. The West Indies narrowed Pakistans lead to 2-1 in the five-match series with the final match to be played in Karachi on 16 December.
Pacer Rana Naved gave Pakistan hope of defending the total when he bowled Chris Gayle (9) with a full pitched delivery and then trapped Lendl Simmons leg before wicket off successive deliveries in his second over. However, a 141-run partnership between Samuels and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (60 off 82 balls) bettered the previous best third-wicket stand for the West Indies against Pakistan when Richie Richardson and Viv Richards scored 137 runs at Karachi in 1987.
Fourth ODI, Multan: West Indies 212-3 (34.5 overs) beat Pakistan 209 (49.5 overs) by seven wickets
Selectors recall Afridi and Faisal for Multan ODI
Dec 13, 2006Pakistan cricket selectors on Monday included all-rounder Shahid Afridi and middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal in the national squad as cover for Mohammad Yousuf and injured captain Inzamamul Haq respectively for the fourth one-day international against the West Indies. Inzamam injured the little finger of his left hand while attempting to catch West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels in the third ODI played at Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan won the third one-dayer by seven wickets to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Batsman Younis Khan also missed the match after attending the burial rites of his elder brother who died in Germany last week. Family members said he was unlikely to play in the fourth match as well. The fourth match will be played in Multan on Wednesday. Younis might feature in the fifth match to be played in Karachi on December 16, the spokesman added.
Pakistan Team (from) : Inzamamul Haq (Captain), Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Shoaib Malik, Faisal Iqbal, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Rana Navedul Hasan, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Mohammad Sami, Danish Kaneria and Abdur Rehman.
Pakistan vs West Indies Third ODI at Lahore
Pakistan beat windies by 7 wickets
Dec 11, 2006Imran Farhat hit a half century on Sunday and led Pakistan to an easy seven-wicket victory over a reckless West Indies side in the third ODI.
Farhat hit two sixes and five fours in his knock of 58 off 72 balls as Pakistan made 192 for three wickets in 33.4 overs. Pakistan's target was recalculated to 191 off 35 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis formula after an hour's play was lost due to malfunctioning floodlights at Gaddafi Stadium, curtailing the West Indies innings to 207-7 in 46.3 overs. Mohammad Yousuf remained unbeaten on 28 while Shoaib Malik hit the winning boundary and was not out on 21.
Third ODI, Lahore: Pakistan 192/3 (33.4/35 overs) beat West Indies 207-7 (46.3 overs) by seven wickets (D/L method)
Pakistan vs West Indies Second ODI at Faisalabad
Pakistan beat windies in Faisalabad ODI
Dec 8, 2006Inzamam-ul-Haq celebrated his return to international cricket with an unbeaten 42 to help Pakistan beat the West Indies by two wickets in the second one-day cricket international in Faisalabad.
The Pakistan captain has completed a four-match ban after his team refused to take the field in the fourth test against England at The Oval in August... he was cleared of ball tampering but penalised for bringing the game into disrepute. After dismissing West Indies for 151, Pakistan completed victory with 10 balls to spare after pace bowler Corey Collymore had taken three for 19 from his 10 overs. The homeside leads the 5-match series 1-nil. Fast bowler Jerome Taylor also took three wickets in a spirited fightback by the tourists who were without key players, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Dwayne Bravo. The first match in Rawalpindi was abandoned after torrential rain.
One-day international, Faisalabad: Pakistan 154-8 beat West Indies 151 by two wickets
Mohd Yousuf doubtful for Faisalabad ODI
Dec 7, 2006Pakistan's record-breaking batsman, Mohammad Yousuf is doubtful for second one-day international against the West Indies because his wife is ill in Lahore.
Pakistan are not expecting to have things their own way in the one-day series against West Indies despite a 2-0 win in the Tests. The two sides will meet in Faisalabad on Thursday following a wash-out in Rawalpindi earlier in the week. Pakistan team (from): Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Sami, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rehman.
West Indies team (from): Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Ganga, Lendl Simmons, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Ian Bradshaw, Corey Collymore, Daren Powell, Jerome Taylor, Dave Mohammed, Denesh Ramdin.
Pakistan vs West Indies First ODI at Rawalpindi
First ODI abandoned due to rain
Dec 5, 2006Heavy rains abandoned the opening one-day international between Pakistan and the West Indies on Tuesday.
Umpires Daryl Harper of Australia and Aleem Dar from Pakistan called off the game at 0900 local time at the Pindi Cricket Stadium following two days of persistent rain. "After inspecting the ground, the umpires called off the match," a Pakistan Cricket Board official Naushad Ali said. The second game of the five-match series will be played at Faisalabad on Thursday, followed by matches at Lahore (December 10), Multan (December 13) and Karachi (December 16). Pakistan won the three-Test series 2-0.
Weather threatens first ODI in Rawalpindi
Dec 5, 2006Torrential rain is threatening the first game of the five-match one-day series between Pakistan and the West Indies scheduled for Tuesday.
Heavy rain continued to lash the city on Sunday and Monday, leaving the Rawalpindi ground waterlogged. The organisers have valiantly been working to keep the pitch fit for play in the day-night fixture. Pakistan, who clinched the preceding three-match Test series 2-0, expect a tough fight from the tourists, who have produced better results in the shorter version of the game. Younis Khan will lead Pakistan in Inzamam's absence.
Pakistan drops Afridi
Dec 1, 2006Pakistani selectors have dropped flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi for the first one-day international against West Indies on Dec. 5.
Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was installed in Afridi's place in the 14-man squad on Friday, while captain Inzamam-ul-Haq also misses out as he completes his four-match ban. Inzamam was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bringing the game into disrepute during the Oval test controversy in August and sat out three matches at the Champions Trophy. Batsman Younis Khan will lead the side in Inzamam's absence.
The inclusion of Kaneria, who has played only 16 one-dayers, was hardly surprising following Afridi's poor form this year, scoring 114 runs and taking 14 wickets in 17 matches. A veteran of 233 one-dayers, Afridi would be considered for the remaining four games of the series, a Pakistan Cricket Board official told Reuters. The selectors have also recalled pacemen Rana Naved and Mohammad Sami after they struggled in the one-day series in England. Pakistan ODI team: Younis Khan (Captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik, Rana Naved, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Mohammad Sami, Abdul Rehman, Danish Kaneria.
Pakistan vs West Indies Third Test at Karachi
Pakistan wrap up Karachi test
Dec 1, 2006Pakistan cricket team completed a 2-0 series victory over the West Indies after they wrapped up the third Test by 199 runs in Karachi.
The West Indies came back on 39-2, and going for a notional 444, and were making steady progress until Umar Gul had captain Brian Lara (49) caught. Ramnaresh Sarwan (35) then retired from the game after a Umar Gul yorker hit his foot. Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck his 40th Test half-century, however, he was the first of two wickets in two balls for Danish Kaneria in the second over after tea break.
Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan seemed to be doing well in an 80-run stand and the captain was in top form, making some wonderful drives in a 92-ball knock which featured nine fours, however, Lara perished off the first ball after a five-minute delay due to a problem with the sightscreen, failing to check his drive and discovering Shoaib Malik in the covers. Seventeen balls later on Umar Gul floored Ramnaresh Sarwan with a vicious delivery and the batsman was helped off the pitch.
Third Test, Karachi, day five: Pakistan 304 & 399-6d bt West Indies 260 & 244-9 by 199 runs
Windies facing defeat in Karachi test
Nov 30, 2006Hundreds by Pakistans Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammed Yousuf placed the host side in a strong position at 399 for six declared earlier today.
But its left the West Indies cricket squad staring defeat in the face. Umar Gul and Shahid Nasir, respectively. At end of play, skipper Brian Lara, 18, and vice-skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan, 11, were leading the fight back for the West Indies. They will return tomorrow, the fifth and final day of play, to the crease after play was ended early by bad light.
Third Test, Karachi, day four (close): Pakistan 304 & 399-6 v West Indies 260 & 39-2
Mohd Yousuf breaks record for most test runs in calendar year
Nov 30, 2006Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf Thursday broke the world record of most test runs in a calendar year during the fourth day of the third and final cricket test against the West Indies.
Yousuf drove fast bowler Corey Collymore to the boundary through mid-on to reach 48 and surpass Viv Richards' 30-year-old record of 1,710 runs made by the former West Indies captain in 11 test matches in 1976. Yousuf, 32, is also playing in his 11th test in 2006 and has already scored eight centuries which is also the most by any batsman in a calendar year. He made two centuries in the home series against India early this year before recording three each against England and the West Indies.
Pakistan take control in Karachi test
Nov 29, 2006Pakistan are 130-2 in their second innings, a lead of 174 after three days of the third and final cricket test against the West Indies in Karachi.
The Windies scored 260 in their first innings with Denesh Ramdin scoring a half century. Mohammad Hafeez is unbeaten on 57 for the homeside. Pakistan leads the three-match series 1-0 after a nine-wicket victory in the first test at Lahore, while the second test ended in a draw at Multan last week.
Third Test, Karachi, day three (close): Pakistan 304 & 130-2 v West Indies 260
West Indies batsmen rebuild slowly
Nov 28, 2006West Indies began a gritty fight to stay in the third Test after losing six wickets on day two in Karachi.
Daren Ganga stood firm with an unbeaten 77, while paceman Umar Gul and spinner Danish Kaneria shared the spoils on a difficult batting wicket. He and Dwayne Bravo put on 37 in 18 overs but Bravo fell to Kaneria late on, West Indies going to stumps 191-6. Pakistan, who began the day 257-7, were bowled out in the first hour, Corey Collymore taking 3-57.
Third Test, Karachi, day two (stumps): Pakistan 304 v West Indies 191-6
Good start for West Indies in third test
Nov 27, 2006Mohammad Yousuf's 22nd Test century was the highlight of an otherwise tough day for Pakistan as they suffered a minor middle-order collapse against West Indies on the first day of the third Test in Karachi.
At close of play the hosts were on 257 for seven. Pace bowlers Corey Collymore and Dwayne Bravo took two wickets each in a match the West Indies must win to tie the three-match series. At the close, Kamran Akmal (18) and Shahid Nazir were at the crease. Pakistan kept an unchanged side for the third successive match of the series which meant there was no place for paceman Mohammad Sami despite his fine form in domestic cricket. The tourists brought in Ramnaresh Sarwan and dropped left-arm spinner Dave Mohammed.
Third Test, Karachi, day one (close): Pakistan 257-7 v West Indies
Pakistan vs West Indies Second Test at Multan
Mohammad Yousuf helps Pakistan to draw
Nov 23, 2006Mohammad Yousuf smashed a record-equaling century on Thursday as Pakistan forced a draw in the second cricket test against a resurgent West Indies.
Yousuf (191) missed the opportunity to score a double century on the final day when the match was called off with Pakistan progressing in its second innings at 461-7 for an overall lead of 227 runs. Brian Lara smashed a double century Wednesday to lead the West Indies to 591 after Pakistan was restricted to 357 in the first innings. Yousuf survived a couple of close lbw appeals and was dropped on 108 before settling down in the afternoon sessions and hit 21 boundaries in his 344-ball knock, spanning just over seven hours. Pakistan lead the series 1-0 with one Test remaining.
Second Test, Multan, day five (tea): Pakistan 357 & 461-7 v West Indies 591. Match drawn
Pakistan fight back after Laras 216
Nov 22, 2006Brian Lara's ninth Test double hundred put West Indies in a strong position but Pakistan were closing on a draw in the second Test by the end of day four.
Lara fell to leg-spinner Danish Kaneria (5-181) for 216 in the morning session as West Indies reached 591 for a first innings lead of 234 in Multan. Younis Khan (56) and Imran Farhat (70 not out) shared a century stand in reply. And Mohammad Yousuf contributed 56 not out as the hosts went to stumps just 21 runs behind on 213-2.
Second Test, Multan, day four (stumps): Pakistan 357 & 213-2 v West Indies 591
Pakistan vs West Indies Second Test at Multan
Captains ton gives West Indies control
Nov 21, 2006A majestic unbeaten 196 from captain Brian Lara put West Indies in complete control of the second Test against Pakistan yesterday.
The 37-year-old left-hander stood on the brink of his ninth double century in Tests as the visitors piled up 509 for five by the close of play on the third day. Lara and Dwayne Bravo (89) shared a record fifth-wicket partnership of 200 as West Indies chalked up their highest total in Pakistan after the home side had been bowled out for 357 in the first innings. Lara, the highest scorer in Tests, became the fifth batsman to score a century before lunch as he compiled his fourth century in four Tests against Pakistan.
Second Test, Multan, day three (close): Pakistan 357 v West Indies 509-5
Gayle leads West Indies fightback in second Test
Nov 20, 2006Openers Chris Gayle and Daren Ganga put West Indies in a healthy position on day two of the second Test against Pakistan in Multan.
The tourists were 151-0 at stumps in reply to Pakistan's 357 all out, with Gayle 87 not out and Ganga on 59. Fast bowler Jerome Taylor took 5-91 earlier in the day as Pakistan's last six wickets went down for 94 runs.
Second Test, Multan, day two (close): Pakistan 357 v West Indies 151-0
West Indies boosted by late strikes
Nov 19, 2006West Indies struck twice in the final session to halt Pakistan's progress on day one of the second Test in Multan.
The hosts, who won the first match in Lahore, were on course for a huge total after Imran Farhat had struck 74. But Younis Khan and the prolific Mohammad Yousuf fell for 56, although captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was still there at stumps on 31 in a score of 263-4. Jerome Taylor (2-61) was the most successful bowler on a docile pitch offering minimal help to the pacemen.
Second Test, Multan, day one (close): Pakistan 263-4 v West Indies
Pakistan vs West Indies First Test at Lahore
Pakistan beat West Indies by 9 wickets
Nov 14, 2006Pakistan beat the West Indies by 9 wickets in the first Test at Lahore, to go one-up in the three-match series.
Lara made 122 but West Indies slumped to 291 all out, leaving Pakistan only 12 runs left to get following their fine first innings effort of 485. Pakistan lost Mohammad Hafeez but Imran Farhat and Younis Khan saw them home Chanderpaul, who should have been stumped off Kaneria on 56, finally fell for 81 to leave West Indies on 278-8, still one run behind. A brave 15 from Dave Mohammed and eight from Jerome Taylor could only delay the inevitable as Pakistan paceman Umar Gul took 4-99 off 29 overs and Shahid Nazir ended with 3-63 off 20 overs.
First Test, Lahore, day four (close): Pakistan 485 & 13-1 beat West Indies 206 & 252-7 by nine wickets
West Indies facing innings defeat
Nov 13, 2006West Indies were staring at an innings defeat after being reduced to 74 for three still trailing Pakistan by 205 runs at the close of the third day of the first Test.
Skipper Brian Lara stood firm, however, with an undefeated 28 and nightwatchman Fidel Edwards was on five after bad light ended play 20 overs early for the third successive day. West Indies lost Daren Ganga (5) and Chris Gayle (11) before tea and Ramnaresh Sarwan (23) in the last session. They had begun their second innings 279 runs behind after bowling out Pakistan for 485. West Indies were bowled out for 206 on the first day after winning the toss.
First Test, Lahore, day three (stumps): West Indies 206 & 74-3 v Pakistan 485
Pakistan take lead
Nov 12, 2006Pakistan have ended two of the first Test against West Indies at 265 for four in Lahore.
Mohammed Yousuf cracked his sixth century of the year and his 20th over all. He is unbeaten on 107. Yousuf was helped along the way by Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, who contributed with half centuries of their own. Yousuf and Malik have in fact put on 125 for the fifth wicket. By the time poor light brought an early end to the day, Pakistan had built up a 59 run lead over the Windies' first innings total of 206.
First Test, Lahore, day two (stumps): West Indies 206 v Pakistan 265-4
West Indies in Pakistan 2006
|Nov 11-15||1st Test||Lahore|
|Nov 19 -23||2nd Test||Multan|
|Nov 27 - Dec 01||3rd Test||Karachi|
|Dec 05||1st ODI||Rawalpindi|
|Dec 07||2nd ODI||Faisalabad|
|Dec 10||3rd ODI||Lahore|
|Dec 13||4th ODI||Multan|
|Dec 16||5th ODI||Karachi|