World Twenty20: West Indies thrash Pak, storm into semis
T20 cricket is not too kind to bowlers but when it is, batsmen are left in complete shambles.
The match between West Indies and Pakistan - a virtual quarter-final - was one such example.
Windies emerged the stronger of the two teams and humiliated Pak to make it to the semifinal. (All images courtesy AFP)
Set a target of 167 runs, Pakistan batsmen were at the mercy of West Indies' spinners Sunil Narina (in pic) and Samuel Badree.
Both Badree (in pic) and Narine claimed three wickets each to make a mockery of the opposition. Pakistan managing only 82 in 17.5 overs before surrendering.
Even as the West Indies were celebrating in their usual style, Pak players could hardly believe what hit them. This is the first time that Pakistan failed to make it to the semis of WT20.
A major role was played by Dwayne Bravo to ensure Pakistan failed to qualify.
After opting to bat first, West Indies batsmen were struggling too. Bravo however seized the initiative back.
Bravo hit 46 off 26 balls. He had come at a time when WI innings was tottering at 81/5 in less than 14 overs.
Bravo partnered with skipper Darren Sammy (in pic) who hit 42* off 20 as the two helped Windies hit 82 in the final five overs.