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CRICKET: Roach and Seales help West Indies pull off a thrilling one-wicket win over Pakistan +Video Highlights

After taking a five-for in the morning, No. 11 Seales hung around for his partner Roach to hit the winning runs

West Indies 253 (Brathwaite 97, Holder 58, Afridi 4-59) and 168 for 9 (Blackwood 55, Roach 30*, Afridi 4-50) beat Pakistan 217 (Fawad 56, Holder 3-26, Seales 3-70) and 203 (Azam 55, Seales 5-55, Roach 3-30) by one wicket
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Antigua 2000, Dominica 2017 and now Jamaica 2021. West Indies and Pakistan added another chapter to the list of enthralling, nail-biting Tests between these two sides as the hosts eked out a stunning one-wicket win with Nos. 9 and 11 holding on.

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ICC Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat Pakistan by 7 wickets – May 31, 2019

Result: 2nd match, ICC Cricket World Cup at Nottingham, May 3, 2019

West Indies 108 for 3 (Gayle 50, Amir 3-26) beat Pakistan 105 (Thomas 4-27, Holder 3-42) by seven wickets
As it happened .…. REPORT

There’s a simple reason why this game was so short: because the West Indies bowlers were, too. In a spell of fast bowling more suited to Test cricket of the 1980s than limited-overs in this more cautious age, West Indies stuck to a length that kept pushing Pakistan further and further back.

It wasn’t far back enough, and, led by the youngest member of their squad, Oshane Thomas, they shot Pakistan out for their second lowest total ever in World Cup history; it would have been double figures but for a 22-run tenth-wicket partnership, the highest of the innings.          Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

Hard-line selection policy to be relaxed

With West Indies in a race to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their cricket board has offered “temporary amnesty” to the players who do not fit their selection criteria in order to have them available to play ODIs. This could pave way for the return of stars such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree as soon as next month when the team is scheduled for a tour of England, as had been earlier reported by ESPNcricinfo.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has had a stringent policy of picking only those players who are active in the domestic one-day tournament for 50-over internationals. But, with one eye on putting the best XI on the park, the board and the West Indies Players Association have called a truce.

Read more: http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/story/1111680.html

Also read:

‘There is still a lot of life in Chris Gayle’

Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite – poor year or not

Click here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/1111128.html

World T20 – 2nd semi final – India v West Indies – West Indies won by 7 wickets

World T20, 2nd Semi-Final: India v West Indies at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies Lendl Simmons bats during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket semifinal match against India at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, India,

West Indies Lendl Simmons bats during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket semifinal match against India at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, India – March 31, 2016.

Here are full reports and videos of the game and interviews …  Congratulations to the West Indies team.
They play England in the finals on Sunday.
World T20 – 2nd semi final – India v West Indies
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Cricket: World T20 2016 – West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

South Africa v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur March 25, 2016

West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

FIRDOSE MOONDA – ESPNcricinfo.com
West Indies 123 for 7 (Samuels 44, Charles 32, Tahir 2-13) beat South Africa 122 for 8 (De Kock 47, Bravo 2-20, Gayle 2-17) by three wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A composed knock of 44 from Marlon Samuels saw West Indies through to their third win on the trot © AFP

West Indies secured their spot in the World T20 2016 semi-finals with a third successive win but made hard work of chasing a small target of 123. With just a shave over a run-a-ball needed, West Indies were routinely dragged back, to a point where they needed 20 off the last two overs. However, a solid start from Johnson Charles, a composed innings from Marlon Samuels and a six from Carlos Brathwaite in the final over saw them sneak over the line.    Continue reading

World T20 2016 – Badree, Fletcher steamroll Sri Lanka – March 20, 2016

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Bangalore – March 20, 2016

Badree, Fletcher steamroll Sri Lanka   –   Report from ESPNcricinfo.com

West Indies 127 for 3 (Fletcher 84*, Siriwardana 2-33) beat Sri Lanka 122 for 9 (Thisara 40, Badree 3-12) by seven wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Jayawardene: Controlled West Indies deserved win

Samuel Badree sticks out in this West Indies team. He has a neat little side parting. He does not have rippling muscles. He celebrates a wicket almost out of courtesy. And all of his wickets tonight in Bangalore came as a result of his inviting the batsmen to make a mistake. Sri Lanka rsvp-ed like crazy. Badree’s 3 for 12 laid the foundation to a comfortable victory over the defending champions. Continue reading

Cricket: Bravo to build on Sammy era – Champions Trophy 2013

Champions Trophy 2013 – Bravo to build on Sammy era

Alan Gardner –  ESPNCRICINFO.COM  May 29, 2 013    Comments: 33 |

Dwayne Bravo, West Indies' new one-day captain, speaks to the media, Cardiff, May 29, 2013

Dwayne Bravo was speaking in his first press conference as West Indies’ ODI captain © Getty Images

When Dwayne Bravo was announced as West Indies’ ODI captain, replacing Darren Sammy, a few weeks ahead of the Champions Trophy there were familiar rumblings about island politics. Sammy, who remains the captain in Test and T20 cricket and is part of the Champions Trophy squad, has proved a popular and unifying leader and guided West Indies to a memorable victory at last year’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

But while West Indies have won their last six Test matches, both Sammy’s own form and that of his team had been less impressive in ODI cricket. Bravo, speaking at his introductory press conference in Cardiff, suggested his appointment would give Sammy a well-earned rest from his previously all-encompassing responsibilities. Evolution, not revolution, was the message.      [Read More]