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West Indies vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Highlights: West Indies thrash Pakistan by seven wickets

West Indies vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 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.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: May 31, 2019 20:48 IST
World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Pakistan Highlights: Pakistan take on West Indies in their first match.

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.

Match EndedICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - Match 2

West Indies

108/3 (13.4)


105 (21.4)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 2 )
West Indies beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

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World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Pakistan: Highlights

18:35 (IST)31 May 2019
Player of the match

Oshane Thomas has been adjudged as 'player of the match' for his 4/27 in World Cup debut match. 

18:31 (IST)31 May 2019
Stat Alert

This is Pakistan's biggest loss in World Cup matches in terms of balls remaining (218). The previous worst defeat came in World Cup 1999 when Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets with 179 balls to spare. 

18:27 (IST)31 May 2019
West Indies beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

Nicholas Pooran finishes the match with a flourish. A huge six off Wahab Riaz. A comprehensive victory for West Indies with 218 balls to spare. 

18:19 (IST)31 May 2019
In a hurry to win the match

Hetmyer and Pooran are still in the IPL mode, going for a big shot on every delivery. 14 runs off the 12th over. WI 91/3 in 12 overs

18:16 (IST)31 May 2019

Gaylestorm passes Nottingham. Amir puts an end to the carnage. WI 77/3 in 10.5 overs

18:11 (IST)31 May 2019
50 for 'Universe Boss'

Chris Gayle starts off his World Cup campaign with a 33-ball fifty. He was barely able to take a single to complete his half-century. PAK 72/2 in 10.2 overs

18:08 (IST)31 May 2019
Stat alert

Chris Gayle has now hit most sixes than anyone in World Cup history going past AB de Villiers previous record of 37 sixes. 40 sixes and counting for Gayle. 

18:07 (IST)31 May 2019
Gayle targets Riaz

Hitting those big sixes takes a toll on Chris Gayle. After hitting the second boundary of the over, he is holding his back. He was barely able to take a single on the fourth delivery. WI 71/2 in 10 overs

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18:03 (IST)31 May 2019
Amir effect

Chris Gayle is not looking to hit big sixes now. Wahab Riaz starts off with a maiden. Mohammad Amir has had some impact on Windies batsmen's approach to the run chase. 

17:54 (IST)31 May 2019
Amir's double blow

Mohammad Amir is keeping Pakistan's hopes alive. Second wicket for him. Darren Bravo edges one to first slip fielder Babar Azam. WI 46/2 in 6.2 overs

17:50 (IST)31 May 2019
Stand and deliver

Chris Gayle is not worried about the bowler, conditions or the total. He is just waiting to get underneath the ball and hit it for a boundary. two boundaries from the over. WI 46/1 in 6 overs

17:43 (IST)31 May 2019
Hope gone

Mohammad Amir gets extra bounce off the length ball. Hope miscues it, first wicket for Pakistan. WI 36/1 in 4.3 overs

17:39 (IST)31 May 2019
Glimpses of Gaylestorm

Chris Gayle is looking to hit every ball out of the park. Two sixes in Hasan Ali's over. Now, he is looking to finish it off in a hurry. WI 31/0 in 4 overs

17:35 (IST)31 May 2019
Still hopeful

The Pakistan fans are getting behind their team despite the dramatic batting collapse. Just four runs from Amir's over. WI 16/0 in 3 overs

17:31 (IST)31 May 2019
Chris Gayle gets lucky

Two back-to-back boundaries for Chris Gayle. He gets lucky as the edge goes past the wicketkeeper and the first slip fielder. WI 12/0 in 2 overs

17:25 (IST)31 May 2019
Amir hitting the right lengths

Just two runs from the first over. Chris Gayle and Shai Hope are not looking to finish this in a hurry. WI 2/0 in 1 over

17:21 (IST)31 May 2019
Second innings underway

Chris Gayle and Shai Hope to open the innings for West Indies. Mohammad Amir with the new ball for Pakistan. 

16:55 (IST)31 May 2019
Stat alert

Pakistan register their second-lowest total in World Cup matches. Their lowest score in WC matches is 74 against England in 1992 World Cup. 

16:52 (IST)31 May 2019
Pakistan all out

Oshane Thomas puts an end to Wahab Riaz's little cameo, knocks him over with a straight delivery. PAK 105 all out in 21.4 overs

16:47 (IST)31 May 2019
Riaz goes big

Wahab Riaz has the license to go after the bowling now. SIX! Riaz hits the length ball over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. A Pakistani supporter takes the catch in the audience, maybe the only fond memory he will have of this match. Riaz is trying to score as many boundaries as he can. A boundary over covers followed by a huge hit over deep mid-wicket. PAK 103/9 in 21 overs


West Indies (From): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran

Pakistan (From): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail

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First published on: 31-05-2019 at 13:44 IST
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