Sammy strays down leg and Hafeez picks up a single square of the wicket. Jamshed pulls it but manages to keep it down, no run. Jamshed just guides it to third man for a single, risk free shot. Down leg again, Hafeez angles it to square leg for a single.
Jamshed takes a drinks break, and Narine waits for him. Hafeez takes a single to give the strike to Jamshed. Jamshed pushes the ball through to long on for another single. Hafeez angles it to square leg but can't get a run, then he hits it in front of square leg for a single. Three from the over, Pakistan 57 for 1.
Sammy introduced into the attack and this will also stem the run flow. Pakistan should look for the singles and twos to keep the score ticking. Jamshed swivels and guides it along the ground to square leg for a single. A couple of runs for Hafeez square of the wicket. The required rate is around 5.6 now as they pinch a single, a direct hit but this should be safe.
Narine operates after the power play. Jamshed blocks, not able to get a single to give the strike to Hafeez. Jamshed drives through the off side towards the square boundary for a couple of runs, just the two from the over.
The last over of the power play and Roach will bowl it. Roach is coming on to the bat faster and Hafeez is thinking about the bouncer, so he stays back in his crease and blocks a few, a maiden in the end. 47 for 1 after 10
Narine introduced into the attack, to bowl the 9th over. Jamshed pushes it down the ground for a single. Narine changes the angle for Hafeez, and he blocks a few from Narine. A bit of misunderstanding preventing a run from the last ball, just two of the over.
Jamshed swivels and gets a couple of runs in front of square, then drives it to cover for a single. Roach bowls a quick yorker length ball and Hafeez misses the flick. Roach is generating some good pace here, Hafeez blocks. After 8 overs, Pakistan are 45 for 1.
Jamshed plays it to fine leg for a single. Hafeez hits it to fine leg for four, gets a slight inside edge on it. They try a quick single but Jamshed goes halfway and goes back, Sammy just misses the stumps, Jamshed would have been out by a mile.
It is short and Hafeez pulls it for four to square leg, confident shot, boundary off the first ball. A single for Hafeez who flicks it to deep midwicket. Extra bounce from Roach and Jamshed gets an inside edge and it goes over the keeper's head for four, just misses the stumps. A single to midwicket, Jamshed gets off strike. Hafeez drives it straight down the ground for four, a good over for Pakistan.
WICKET! Shehzad is caught in front of the stumps and the umpire gives it. Jamshed thinks it was close, so they go for the review, but third umpire gives it out. West Indies get their first wicket, Hafeez walks out to bat. Holder starts with a bouncer, Hafeez almost gloves it to the slips, what a start! Hafeez takes a single, flicks it to backward square leg. Jamshed guides it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs. Three runs and the wicket from Holder, after 5 overs Pakistan are 23 for 1.
Jamshed picks up a single to fine leg. Fuller delivery and outside the off stump, Shehzad plays it to the sweeper for a single. A couple of singles from the over and Jamshed plays out the rest of the over.
Pollard dives forward but can't get his fingers under it, just short of square leg. Shehzad drives it again, gets it through extra cover for four, the outfield is looking good too. Another good over for Pakistan, 7 from it.
A couple of runs from the first ball, Roach flicked to square leg by Shehzad. Shehzad gets a couple more to square third man. Just the four runs from the over, Shehzad looking positive at the start.
Holder to start with the ball and Shehzad drives him through the covers for four, a confident start from him. Shehzad pulls and picks up a single as fine leg has to make some ground to cut it off. A wide outside off, Jamshed tries to go after it but it is too far.
Last over of the day and Irfan will bowl it. Bravo hits Irfan over long off for a four. Then takes a single to bring Samuels on strike. Samuels gets a single and moves on to 98. Bravo is out, Samuels is on strike and Irfan runs out the West Indian captain. WICKET! Bravo falls, can Samuels get to his hundred? Roach is the new batsman. Samuels drives it to long off and runs two to get to this 100, the crowd applauds and Samuels celebrates. Samuels ends the innings with a six over midwicket, West Indies end up with 261 for 7.
Junaid to bowl the second last over, Samuels and Bravo take singles from the first two balls. Samuels inside edges it to the keeper on the bounce. A no ball and that will be a free hit. Samuels hits it to deep midwicket but it falls just short of Riaz, just a single from the free hit. A wide from Khan, Samuels does not get hold of this one but will get a couple of runs to get to 97.
Three overs to go, including this one. Misbah gives the ball to Irfan, who has 2 overs left. Starts with a poor full toss and Samuels hits it away for four behind point. Samuels drives but can't get it through the off side. Samuels angles it down past short fine leg for four, what a knock this is from him. Irfan is not happy with himself. Samuels takes a single and moves on to 93. Sammy plays it on to his stumps, cramped for room, he tries to play it down the ground but manages it get bowled for 7. Captain Bravo comes out to bat.
Four from the first ball of the over, a short ball from Ajmal and Samuels slaps it to the fine leg boundary. A four and a single from the over.
Samuels tries to get out of the line of the ball, but Khan hits him, no run in the end. Sammy on strike and Misbah has a chat with Junaid, men patrolling the boundary on the leg side. Sammy is greeted with a bouncer. A wide called, Junaid not happy with the umpire, it was slightly down leg. Sammy swivels and hits it out of the ground, a six to square leg for Sammy. Sammy gets it to square leg but can't get it past the fielder, just a single. A single to end the over.
Samuels gets the ball to square leg for a single. Simmons gets a boundary through square leg. Simmons asking if it was a wide, but not given down leg. Simmons plays it on to his stumps. WICKET! Ajmal gets a crucial wicket. Simmons who has played so well, is disappointed as he falls short of his 50, he goes for 46 as Sammy comes out to bat. Sammy is welcomed by his home crowd. Five runs and wicket from the over.
7 overs to go, Pakistan bring Junaid Khan into the attack. A single from the first ball which is a yorker. Khan bowls a wide, 13 extras from the innings now. A single for Simmons to long on. West Indies will be looking for a score around 260, they have batted well today. Samuels is down, Khan bowls a tow crusher and Samuels gets hit. In the block hold again and the scamper for a single. Four, that's the boundary they needed, Khan gets the yorker wrong and Simmons flicks it off his pads for an easy boundary. A bouncer to end the over.
Ajmal continues, Riaz has been expensive through out this series. Simmons hits Ajmal in the air and down the ground for a couple of runs. Then Simmons walks out of his crease and hits it over the field for a six at midwicket. Another boundary, Simmons drives Ajmal through the covers, great shot, brings up the 200 for West Indies. Simmons knocks it onto the leg side for a single. Samuels to face the last ball and he gets a single to make it 14 from this over too.
Riaz is hit over the in field to third man for a single and then Riaz bowls a wide outside off, 10 extras in this innings so far. Another wide from Riaz, struggling with his line. Riaz gets it right but Samuels pulls him over to square leg for four, expensive over for Pakistan. A chat between Riaz, Afridi and Misbah before the third legal ball of the over. Samuels hits it through the off side for a single. Another wide, Misbah not happy with this. Samuels drives it through the covers for four, the most expensive over of the innings.
Ajmal into this 7th over and the power play gets 28 runs for the West Indies. Simmons hits it on the leg side for a single.10 overs to go, West Indies 174 for 4.
Irfan starts with a bouncer, Samuels gets out of the line of the ball. Hit away on the off side and in the air but it lands safely and they get a couple of runs. Samuels has batted well today, composed and mature innings from him. Samuels backs away and hits Irfan out of the ground for a big six, great shot over long on and the crowd loves it. A couple of runs to third man from the last ball of the over, makes it 171 for 4.
Ajmal continues and Simmons works him away for a single. Samuels brings up his 50 with a single and pats his back with his bat. Simmons gives himself room and tries to hit it but misses. After 38 overs WI 161 for 4.
Simmons gets Irfan away, on to the leg side, a scoop pull and Jamshed does well on the square leg boundary to keep that to two. Simmons pulls again and beats Jamshed at the square leg boundary for another four, a better shot from him this time. Simmons drives, but does not get past Misbah at extra cover. Simmons plays it down the third man for a single. Samuels walks across the stumps, Irfan follows him, Samuels misses and Akmal collects the ball. A couple of runs to third man and West Indies are 155 for 4 after 37 overs.
Ajmal will bowl in the power play, Simmons takes a quick single to bring Samuels on strike. Samuels wants a single, but Simmons sends him back. Just a single from the Ajmal over.
After the drinks break, Irfan is brought back into the attack and the power play is taken by the West Indies. A pacy bouncer from Irfan to start, going across Samuels. A single to Samuels as he nudges it on to the leg side, a good over from Irfan. Just a couple of singles.
Ajmal proving more difficult to get away than Afridi, just a couple of runs from the over.
Samuels comes down the pitch and hits Afridi straight down the ground for four, a good start to the over. A couple of singles after the boundary, and then Samuels decides to go over the top and hits it over long off for a six.
Ajmal operates and Samuels takes a single from the second ball. Simmons blocks out the rest of the over.
Afridi continues and Simmons blocks. Simmons gets it through backward point and runs hard, but does not need to as it goes for four. A quick over from Afridi, just the boundary from it.
Lendl Simmons comes to the crease as Pakistan get a much needed wicket. Ajmal continues, Samuels goes for the quick single then stops and turns back slowly, almost a run out, but he is safe. Simmons just pushes it to third man and runs hard for a couple to get off the mark.
Gayle hits it one bounce to long on as Afridi changes the angle to over the stumps. Then Samuels hops down the pitch and hits it through the off side for four. Samuels hits it square to the sweeper for a single. WICKET! Gayle hits it straight to long on, who takes a good catch. Afridi has the last laugh as Amin takes the catch. Gayle who was looking dangerous goes for 30 and Simmons walks out.
Ajmal is brought into the attack after Afridi was attacked last over, can he get a wicket and bring Pakistan back into this game? A single for Samuels brings up the 50 run partnership between these two dangerous batsmen. Ajmal gets one to beat the outside edge of Gayle's bat. Gayle gets a single from the last ball to make it two from the over.
Samuels joins the action, comes down the pitch to Afridi and hits him out of the ground over long on for a big six. Then takes an easy single from the next ball. Gayle lifts it over the field and out of the park for another six, the batsmen targeting Afridi. A big over for West Indies, 13 runs from it.
Half way through this innings, West Indies are 92 for 3. Hafeez starts his 8th and has been economical and hard to get away today. Samuels works him through the leg side between square leg and short fine leg for a couple of runs. Gayle plays it on the up, on the leg side for four. After 26 overs, West Indies are 99 for 3 with Gayle and Samuels at the crease.
Shehzad in pain as he makes a stop at backward point, denies the run but hurts his fingers. Irfan at short fine leg has to run around to square leg as Samuels gets a single. A wide down leg. Gayle blocks and then gets it through backward point for a couple down to the square boundary.
Hafeez not happy with his field, stops in his run up twice. Gayle gets a single to cover and then takes a quick single on offer as Samuels plays it through point. Gayle muscles a full toss from Hafeez to the midwicket boundary. After 24 overs, West Indies 88 for 3.
Shahid 'Boom Boom' Afridi comes into the attack. Samuels hits it straight back to Afridi who gets a hand to it but does not stop it fully, they get a single. Gayle blocks the first one from Afridi, then plays it through midwicket for a single.
Hafeez comes back into the attack, after bowling at the start. Gayle blocks a few balls and then takes a single, and Samuels gets a single down the ground.
Junaid starts with a short one to Gayle, who leaves it as it bounces past him. Gayle threads this through the off side, for a couple of runs. He looked unbalanced there, but managed to play it very well in the end. A single to Gayle, then a shout for lbw against Samuels, but the umpire is not interested.
Samuels shuffles across his crease and plays a beautiful cover drive for four, a solid shot from him. Then he hits it square between square leg and third man for a single. Gayle takes a drop and run single, he is looking for the quick singles today. Six from the over, West Indies 75 for 3 after 20.
Gayle defends a couple from Khan. Khan bowls a great over, a maiden in the end.
Edged and it goes through slips for four. Riaz not happy as Gayle is dropped and it was an easy chance, Hafeez lets one go through him. Another eventful over.
An appeal for lbw, from the first ball after drinks, the umpire gives it not out and Misbah decides against the review. WICKET! Junaid Khan traps Charles this time, right in front of the stumps, no doubt about that one, umpire gives it out, a wicket straight after drinks. Chris Gayle comes out to bat, sooner than he would have hoped. He was dropped down the batting order today, it will be interesting to see how he reacts. A low, slow full toss from Junaid, Gayle manages to hit it past the bowler for no run. End of a successful over, West Indies 63 for 3.
Charles takes a single from the first ball to go off strike. Samuels drives it handsomely straight down the ground for a four. Then just drops the ball to mid off and takes a quick single. Charles plays out the rest of the over, West Indies 62 for 2.
Khan continues, after Charles and Riaz exchange words. Riaz was the bowler who bowled the last over of the last ODI that ended in a draw. Samuels plays out a maiden from Junaid. After 15 overs, West Indies are 56 for 2.
Riaz continues, Charles swings and misses. Played down to third man for a single and that brings the 50 up for West Indies, Riaz has a word with Charles. WICKET! Bravo falls, caught at mid on, a poor shot from his and Ajmal makes no mistake. Riaz gets his first wicket and Samuels come out to bat. A no ball and it goes for four, free hit coming up. Charles swings and misses, Riaz goes up to him and has a chat again.
Charles tries to hit it out of the ground but does not connect well, only gets a single on the leg side. Bravo wants to hit it straight down the ground but mishits it over the point fielder for four, lucky top edge. Junaid Khan being attacked by both batsmen. A direct hit as they go for a quick single, but Bravo is safe. Seven from the over, West Indies 49 for 1 after 13.
Wahab Riaz comes in to bowl, a double bowling change for Pakistan. Riaz starts with a wide down leg. Charles drives it through the covers for a couple of runs. Charles guides it between point and cover for a single, bringing Bravo on strike for the last ball. End of the 12th over, four from it.
Junaid Khan introduced into the attack, replacing Irfan. Bravo almost gets it through mid off, but the fielder does well to keep it to a single. Charles blocks a couple and then angles it on to the leg side for a single. Shehzad at point stops a few runs, he has been impressive in that region throughout the series. After 11 overs, WI are 38 for 1.
Charles gets a boundary to release some pressure, comes down the wicket and hits it for four through covers. Then he comes down the ground again and hits it through long off for four. Charles creates room for himself, swings and misses, the ball hits his pads and goes through the keeper for four.
Irfan starts his 5th over, he almost always gives Pakistan an early wicket. A maiden from Irfan, his first for the day and nicely played out by Bravo.
Hafeez starts his 4th over and a couple of singles taken, this is a good combination for Pakistan, pace at one end and spin at the other. Just a couple from the over.
Smith flicks Irfan on the leg side for a couple of runs. WICKET! Smith tries the flick again, but the extra bounce creates an edge and Smith is caught behind. Darren Bravo comes out to bat, and Irfan gets his first wicket of the day. Bravo deliberately edges it past slips for a couple to third man.
Hafeez is rushing through his over, Charles takes a single on the leg side. Smith cuts it to backward point, Afridi stopping some runs again. Just a single from the over.
This time it is Smith who gets a boundary off the first ball of the over, pulling a short one from Irfan on the leg side. The outfield looks better today than it did in the last ODI. Then Smith takes a single and Charles takes a single to bring Smith back on strike. A play and a miss from Smith and then a leave.
Hafeez continues and Charles drives him for four, square of the wicket. Charles swings and misses the quicker one from Hafeez, a good come back from the bowler. Just four from the over.
Irfan hitting Charles on the shoulder with the short ball, a stare too. Charles responds by pulling the next ball through midwicket for four, good, solid shot from Charles. Then takes a single to bring Smith on strike. Irfan ends the over with a few dots. After 3, West Indies are 6 for no loss.
Gayle does not open the batting for West Indies and Junaid does not open the bowling for Pakistan, surprises all around. Hafeez gets the new ball at the other end, with some close in fielders. Good fielding at point by Afridi, stopping a couple of runs. A maiden from Hafeez.
The game has been reduced by 1 over for each side, so 49-over a side game today. Gayle will not open the batting today, and there will be no change in the power plays. Devon Smith will open the batting with Charles, Irfan will the ball for Pakistan. Smith takes a single to fine leg. A big shout for caught behind, the keeper looks certain. Misbah thinks about it and decides against the review.
The sun is out and umpires have assessed the conditions, play will start in 15 mins.
It is not raining but the covers are on the ground. The ground staff are expecting a downpour soon and taking precautionary measures. It has now started raining.
Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder.
Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan
Pakistan are unchanged, while the Windies have replaced Kieron Pollard with Devon Smith.
Misbah-ul-Haq triumphs in the flip of the coin - and Pakistan will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to our-by-over commentary of the fourth ODI - in the five-match series - between the West Indies and Pakistan at the Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.