Afridi leads from front as West Indies collapse

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 23, 2011 12:13 hrs

Dhaka: Captain Shahid Afridi led from the front again on Wednesday as Pakistan dismissed West Indies for a meagre 112 from 43.3 overs in the first World Cup quarter-final.

Afridi captured four for 30 from 9.3 overs to take his total for the tournament to 21 and overtake former skipper Imran Khan as the leading Pakistan wicket taker at a single World Cup.


Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the only batsman to defy the Pakistan attack, scoring an unbeaten 44 from 106 balls.

West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 champions, never recovered after losing their first three wickets with only 16 on the board.

After Darren Sammy had won the toss and elected to bat, Chris Gayle (8) struck Umar Gul straight to Afridi at mid-off. Devon Smith (7) and Darren Bravo (0) both fell lbw in the space of four balls to off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez, who had shared the new ball.

The experienced Guyana pair of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Chanderpaul took the total to 58 before Sarwan was caught by Umar Akmal off Afridi for 24.

Afridi then dismissed Kieron Pollard (7) and Devon Thomas off consecutive balls

Sammy was dropped by Younus Khan at slip off Saeed Ajmal on one but lasted only one more ball before he was lbw to the off-spinner. Two balls later, Ajmal bowled Devendra Bishoo for a duck.

Kemar Roach recorded his best one-day score of 16, helping Chanderpaul to add 30 for the ninth wicket.

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