Rain delays start in 4th ODI

GROS-ISLET, St. Lucia – Rain delayed the start of the fourth One-day International between West Indies and Pakistan by an hour and 15 minutes on Sunday here.

This has meant a reduction of the maximum number of overs available for each side from 50 to 49.

A 30-minute interval between innings is now scheduled for 1:41 p.m. East Caribbean Time with the close of play re-scheduled to 5:47 p.m.

Pakistan, playing an unchanged 11 from the previous match, won the toss and chose to field, but West Indies made one change with left-hander Devon Smith replacing Kieron Pollard and set to open the batting with Johnson Charles, and Chris Gayle dropping down to No.5.

The five-match series is level 1-1, after the third ODI ended in a tie on Friday at this venue.

Pakistan won the first ODI by 126 runs two Fridays ago at the Guyana National Stadium, where West Indies won the second ODI by 37 runs two days later.


WEST INDIES: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Devon Smith, Johnson Charles (wicketkeeper), Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder

PAKISTAN: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Harris Sohail, Umar Akmal (wicketkeeper), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan

UMPIRES: Steve Davis, Peter Nero

TV UMPIRE: Paul Reiffel





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