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Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies beat Pakistan by seven wickets

West Indies players including West Indies' Andre Russell (C) and West Indies' captain Jason Holder (L) celebrate taking the wicket of Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 31, 2019, 06.37 PM (IST)

West Indies fast bowlers pulled off a power pack performance as they defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in their campaign opener on Friday at the Trent Bridge. 

Chasing the 106-run target, West Indies won the game in 13.4 overs for a loss of three wickets. 

Chris Gayle completed his half-century also before losing his wicket to Mohammad Amir, who took all three wickets. 

Earlier, Oshane Thomas took four wickets as West Indies skittled Pakistan for their second-lowest World Cup total of 105. 

Match in numbers:

Pakistan vs West Indies

After winning the toss, Windies elected to field and made full use of overcast conditions as captain Jason Holder (3-42) and the returning Andre Russell (2-4) completed the demolition job.

The in-form Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam got off to solid starts but were both dismissed for 22, sparking a middle-order collapse that the former champions did not recover from. 

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Pakistan were bowled out in 21.4 overs for their lowest World Cup total since a paltry 74 against England at Adelaide in 1992, the year Imran Khan's team went on to lift their only 50-overs crown. 

Scoreboard:
Pakistan:

Imam-ul-Haq                 c Hope b Cottrell           2
Fakhar Zaman                          b Russell          22
Babar Azam                 c Hope b Thomas        22
Haris Sohail                 c Hope b Russell            8
Sarfaraz Ahmed           c Hope b Holder            8
Mohammad Hafeez      c Cottrell b Thomas    16
Imad Wasim                c Gayle b Holder            1
Shadab Khan              lbw        b Thomas          0
Hasan Ali                    c Cottrell b Holder           1
Wahab Riaz                            b Thomas          18
Mohammad Amir         not out                            3

Extras (nb2, w2)                                                4
Total (all out, 21.4 overs)                               105 

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Imam), 2-35 (Zaman), 3-45 (Sohail), 4-62 (Babar), 5-75 (Sarfarez), 6-77 (Imad), 7-78 (Shadab), 8-81 (Hasan), 9-83 (Hafeez), 10-105 (Riaz)

Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-18-1 (1w), Holder 5-0-42-3, Russell 3-1-4-2, Brathwaite 4-0-14-0, Thomas 5.4-0-27-4 (1w 2nb)

West Indies
Gayle        c Shadab b Amir             50
Hope         c Hafeez b Amir              11
Bravo    c Babar b Amir                     0
Pooran not out                                34
Hetmyer not out                                7

Extras (lb3 w3)                                 6
Total (3 wickets, 13.4 overs)         108

Did not bat: A. Russell, J. Holder, C Brathwaite, A. Nurse, S. Cottrell, O. Thomas

Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Hope), 2-36 (Bravo), 3-77 (Gayle)

Bowling: Amir 6-0-26-3 (1w), Ali 4-0-39-0 (1w), Riaz 3.4-1-40-0 (1w)