DHAKA, Bangladesh (Sporting Alert) – Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy led with the bat, while spinners Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine did the damage with the ball and defending champions West Indies powered into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament with and 84 run victory over Pakistan on Tuesday.
Man of the Match Bravo had a top score of 46, while captain Sammy smashed an undefeated 42 off just 20 balls as the West Indies recovered from 5 for 81 to post 166 for six off their 20 overs.
In reply, Pakistan crumbled to 82 all out of 17.5 overs, with Badree taking three wickets for 10 runs off his four overs and Narine finishing with three for 16 from his allotted four overs.
Left-armer Krishmar Santokie, who took the first wicket with the first delivery of the game and pacer Andre Russell, each took two wickets in the victory.
The West Indies will now face Sri Lanka in Thursday’s first semi-finals.
Game Summary Scores:
West Indies Innings: 166 for 6 (20 Overs). Dwayne Bravo 46, Darren Sammy* 42*, Lendl Simmons 31, Marlon Samuels 20; Shahid Afridi 4-0-23-1, Sohail Tanvir 4-0-27-1, Zulfiqar Babar 4-0-27-1, Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-15-1.
Pakistan Innings: 82 All Out (17.5 Overs). Mohammad Hafeez* 19, Shahid Afridi 18, Sohaib Maqsood 18, Sohail Tanvir 14; Samuel Badree 4-0-10-3, Sunil Narine 4-0-16-3, Krishmar Santokie 2.5-0-9-2, Andre Russell 3-0-15-2.
Toss West Indies: Batted First
Points West Indies 2, Pakistan 0
Player of the match DJ Bravo (West Indies)
Umpires IJ Gould (England) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire M Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)