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 )
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:
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.
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)
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)