Simmons hits 51 as Windies reach 220

Gros Islet, St Lucia – West Indies were bowled out for 220 off the last ball of their 50 overs in the 2nd Digicel One-Day International at Beausejour on Monday.

Sent in to bat after losing the toss, the Windies again failed to dominate the Pakistani spinners and fell for a moderate total.

Lendl Simmons topscored with a stroke-filled 51off 48 balls with four boundaries and two massive sixes. Marlon Samuels reached 29 from 74 balls, while tailender Kemar Roach hit a six and two fours in a career-best 24 at the bottom of the innings.

Off-spinners Saeed Ajmal (2-23) and Mohammed Hafeez (2-38) again bowled with immaculate control, while left-arm seamer Wahad Riaz (2-39) and Shahid Afridi (2-41) chipped in well.

The match marked the debut of Anthony Martin, the 27-year-old Policeman from Antigua. He came in for fast bowling allrounder Andre Russell, who is being rested for the match.

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