Wednesday 2 April 2014 

Video - Bravo Pleased Plan Worked, Hafeez Disappointed

Watch as Dwayne Bravo expresses his delight that he and Darren Sammy were able to set up an ICC World Twenty20 victory for the West Indies over Pakistan, which left Mohammad Hafeez a disappointed man.

Bravo and Darren Sammy launched a remarkable late charge which helped the West Indies finish on a score of 166 for six.

They had struggled early on but Bravo revealed that he and Sammy had a game plan to back themselves to hit over the fielders and boost their side's score.

It worked perfectly, and when they then dismissed Pakistan for just 82, they marched into the semi-finals in style.

"They have some of the best bowlers in world cricket but at the same time, history shows that is those situations the best of them all (bowlers) go for runs at that time (towards the end of an innings)," Bravo, who hit 46 in just 26 balls.

"We had nothing to lose. We were under pressure so I said to Sammy that as long as we stay still, don't worry about picking Ajmal or trying to rotate or anything like that.

"Just stay still, keep our eyes on the ball, be powerful enough if we get close to the ball to hit it over the ropes.

"So our aim was to get at least 135-140 with the start we had, but the self belief we have, the form and the power that we have, the momentum went with us and thankfully we just finished positively and got the 166."

Unsurprisingly, Pakistan captain Hafeez was in a downbeat mood at his post-match press conference, saying that it was 'not the best' Pakistan performance - something of a massive understatement.

"Well I think first of all, they didn't play very well (at the start of their innings), I think in the last four overs we gave 70 or 71 runs in the last four overs and I think that (was where) the West Indies played good cricket and they took the game away from us," he said.

"And then I think when our batting started, we didn't get the best momentum. We were playing some shots which were not there.

"So not the best display by Pakistan so this is disappointing."

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