Friday, 7 June 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 - 2nd Match

07 Jun 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 - 2nd Match
(Group B: Pakistan vs West Indies at London)

West Indies overcome Misbah heroics

Pakistan vs West Indies
170/10 (48) 172/8 (40.4)
West Indies won by 2 wickets
Photo © BCCI

Whatever your persuasion when it comes to one-day cricket the Champions Trophy looks set to offer something for everyone. After the high-scoring opening match in Cardiff, there was a low-scoring nail-biter at The Oval with West Indies surviving major problems against Pakistan's pace and spin combination to secure a priceless two-wicket victory.

Amid a passionate, excitable crowd dominated by Pakistan support - this is arguably the closest they will get to a home crowd given their current situation - West Indies, who themselves used to have a vast following at The Oval in the 1970s and 1980s, threatened to throw away their outstanding work in the field with a nervous batting display. They eventually limped over the line with Denesh Ramdin and Kemar Roach at the crease: a wicketkeeper and a pace bowler, as it was in the darkness for the triumph in 2004.

West Indies overcome Misbah heroics (espncricinfo):
Photo © BCCI

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