Holder holds fort for West Indies to end a thriller against Pak in a tie

By Hitesh Jain on Jul 26, 2013 | Pakistan tour of West Indies 2013
The ODI series between Caribbean side, West Indies, and the sub continental team, Pakistan, has been fiercely balanced until now. The first match turned out to be a disaster for the home side while Afridi showed why his comeback was so eagerly anticipated by cricket fans. Pakistan thwarted West Indies from 1st ODI competition by a big margin of 126 runs. The second match, on the contrary, proved to be a setback for the visiting team as it was time for Sunil Narine show from the Caribbean side of competition. West Indies got even in the series with the outcome of the second ODI match.

The third match in the competition could not have made this series more interesting with its outcome. Pakistan batted first in the match and posted a target of 230 runs in their stipulated over limit. Pakistan struggled against Caribbean bowling line up and with the help of the half century partnership between wicketkeeper Akmal and Riaz, 52 runs, in a time period of less than 5 over, 26 balls to be precise, the Pakistan total was pushed beyond 200.

The chase for the Calypso Kings started off pretty good and the 91 runs partnership between Simmons and Samuels guided the hosts to 144 runs for 4 wickets in 40 over. However, wickets then fell in heaps and West Indies needed 15 runs in their last over with just one wicket. Holder, held his nerves and scored 14 runs, with the thrilling match come to a tied result.
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