World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Pakistan (WI vs Pak) Highlights: Riding on a superb show by the bowlers and a brisk half-ton by Chris Gayle, West Indies thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets in their opening World Cup match at Trent Bridge. Mohammad Amir remained the only positive for Pakistan in the game who took three wickets.
Earlier, asked to bat first, Pakistan were bundled out by West Indies for just 105 runs. This was Pakistan’s second-lowest total in World Cup. For West Indies, Oshane Thomas took four wickets while skipper Jason Holder dismissed three Pakistani batsmen. Fakhar Zaman (22) and Babar Azam (22) top-scored for Pakistan.
Sheldon Cottrell gave Pakistan the first blow removing Imam ul Haq (2) in the third over. Andre Russell then added to Pakistan’s worry by bowling out Fakhar Zaman (22), who was looking in fine touch, in the sixth over. The medium pacer struck again in the tenth over scalping Haris Sohail (8). Oshane Thomas then joined the party in the 14th over scalping Babar Azam (22). Holder then removed skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, and Hasan Ali in the space of nine balls for just three runs. Some late hitting from Riaz took Pakistan over the 100-mark but the target remained too small for the Caribbean side.