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

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 31, 2019, 06:37 PM(IST)

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 )

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

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)

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