DHAKA (AFP) - Skipper Shahid Afridi led from the front as formidable Pakistan crushed the West Indies by 10 wickets to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1999 on Wednesday. Afridi spearheaded a spin assault on the flat-footed West Indies batsmen who crashed for 112 in 43.3 overs, a target Pakistan surpassed easily in the 21st over at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. The leg-spinner, already the tournaments leading wicket-taker, took his tally to 21 as he finished with four for 30, including two wickets off successive balls. Off-spinners Mohammad Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal chipped in with two wickets each as the West Indies collapsed in a heap after electing to take first strike on a sluggish pitch. Hafeez then shone with the bat, stroking an unbeaten 61 off 64 balls in the company of opening partner Kamran Akmal (47 not out) to ensure the day-night match ended in quick time. The emphatic victory could hand Afridis men a mouth-watering semi-final against arch-rivals India in Mohali on March 30, if the co-hosts beat Australia in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The Pakistanis, who won the World Cup in 1992 under Imran Khan, last entered the semi-finals of the premier event in England in 1999 when they finished runners-up behind Australia. It has been a remarkable comeback for a team that had been knocked out in the first round of the previous edition in the Caribbean four years ago. (More details on Sports page)