Pakistan celebrate victory

Pakistan have had to endure a few anxious moments today before completing the win. Thrilled with the manner in which fast-bowling department performed, equally heartening will be the young Umar Akmal's display. He showed an ability to adapt his game according to the situation, leaving plenty of deliveries during Gavin Tonge's fantastic spell. Winning with nearly 20 overs to spare will also boost their net run-rate.

For West Indies, Nikita Miller's batting effort and Gavin Tonge's superb bowling bodes well, and the manner in which the entire team fought despite the batting failure are pluses.

Post-match presentation

West Indies 133 (34.3 ov)

Pakistan 134/5 (30.3 ov)

Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)

Floyd Reifer says he doesn't regret the decision to bat first. "I would like to congratulate Miller, Tonge bowled well, and our bowling and fielding as a unit was very good.
"Somebody in the top four has to score a hundred, if we are to compete."

Shahid Afridi "I think the guys bowled very well, they showed great maturity ... I just told Umar just play positive, don't bother about the wicket. I love bravehearts, and that's why I like him." He says the opening batting and the fielding are areas where Pakistan need to improve.

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match." I didn't feel any pressure, I just maintained a positive attitude, as the seniors in the team advised."

Pakistan's Next Match
Sat 26 (D/N)
6th Match, Group A –
Pakistan Vs India
SuperSport Park, Centurion.

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