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Pak chase a revised target of 191 in third ODI

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Lahore:Pakistan were set a target of 191 in 35 overs, after a technical glitch affected the floodlights at the Gaddafi Stadium. There will be two Powerplays (a four-over phase apart from the first ten overs) and every bowler will be allowed a maximum of seven overs.

Fast maturing Lendl Simmons hit an attractive 70 before malfunctioning light towers restricted the West Indies innings to 207-7 in the third day-night match against Pakistan.

The revised target was decided using Duckworth-Lewis system. There will be two Powerplays (a four-over phase apart from the first ten overs) and every bowler will be allowed a maximum of seven overs.

Bad light had forced the umpires to call for lights which did not function forcing the innings closure after 46.3 overs here on Sunday.

Simmons led the recovery for the tourists who lost captain Brian Lara for a first-ball duck after they were put into bat.

Simmons, whose 108 for the West Indies 'A' against touring Pakistan in England four months ago paved his way into the senior team, added 52 for the second wicket with Chris Gayle (41) and 61 for the fourth with Daren Ganga (20).

The 21-year-old Trinidadian hit seven boundaries during his 130-ball knock.

Lara, who decided to open the innings, missed a straight delivery from Rana Naved-ul-Hasan and was leg-before for a first ball duck.

Left-handed opener Chris Gayle took 13 runs off fast bowler Umar Gul's third over and then took 21 off Naved, including three boundaries and a six to race to 41 off 37 deliveries.

Naved, however, ended Gayle's fiery knock by trapping him leg-before in the eighth over.

Marlon Samuels was unlucky to be given out for 13, caught in the slip by Imran Farhat off paceman Rao Iftikhar when television replays showed the ball touched the ground before Farhat snapped it up.

Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman struck a double blow by bowling Ganga and then Runako Morton (seven) to finish with 2-33.

Dwayne Smith hit two boundaries and a six in his quickfire 23 before Gul dislodged his leg-stump with a sharp yorker.

Naved returned for his second spell to bowl Simmons in the 47th over to finish with 3-37.

AFP

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