Monday 9 May 2011 

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Lendl Simmons

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Lendl Simmons
Cricket World Player Of The Week - Lendl Simmons
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West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he scored two half-centuries in two West Indies victories.

He played the starring role as his side came back from 3-0 down to finish the One-Day International series with Pakistan at 3-2 with victories in the final matches in Barbados and Providence.

In the , Simmons made 76 in 70 balls as the West Indies closed one run ahead of a Duckworth/Lewis par score when rain interrupted proceedings.

Opening the batting, Simmons hit four fours and three sixes to ensure that the West Indies were always in a strong position; from which they went on to win the match.

The fifth match saw the West Indies close the series in style with a crushing ten-wicket win. After Pakistan were bowled out for just 139, Simmons hammered 77 not out in 73 balls to guide his side to victory in just 23.3 overs.

He hit seven fours and three sixes, dominating an opening partnership of 140 with Kirk Edwards.

Other contenders for the weekly award were Mohammad Hafeez, Ravi Rampaul and Asad Shafiq.

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