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CRICKET: West Indies narrowly beat Pakistan

Published:Friday | June 7, 2013 | 1:17 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

West Indies edged out Pakistan by two wickets in a low-scoring Champions Trophy Group ‘B’ match at The Oval in England today.

It was the first match for both teams.

Chasing a victory target of 171, West Indies replied with 172 for eight off 40.4 overs.

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin 11 not out and Kemar Roach 5 not out led the Caribbean side home.

Hard-hitting Jamaican opener Chris Gayle top scored for the West Indies with 39 from 47 balls.

Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard were both dismissed for 30, while new skipper Dwayne Bravo scored 19.

Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed for 170 in 48 overs after they were sent in to bat.

Fast bowler Roach, three for 28, and Sunil Narine, three for 34, led West Indies' attack.

Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Rampaul took a wicket each.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored with 96 not out, with Nasir Jamshed, 50, the only other batsmen to get into double figures.


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