West Indies begin the World Cup mission with a crushing win over Pakistan
West Indies make entry to the first win of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 with a crushing win beating “The Unpredictable” Pakistan by 7 wickets in the second match of the World Cup at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday, May 31.
Pakistan drooped to a terrible eleventh straight ODI rout as they played down just 21.4 overs scoring a dim 105 runs losing all their wickets. Pakistan got no reply of the West Indian pacers as the pacers took all the ten wickets of the Pakistan innings,
Earlier, winning the toss West Indies captain Jason Holder didn’t think twice to bowl first under the overcast conditions. The bowlers justified the decision as they were looking fierce from the first over and it didn’t take much time to get the first wicket of the match.
Starting with Imam-ul-Haq, they took the wicket of Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail inside the powerplay. And all the credit went to the hard-hitter batsman Andre Russell who became the hard-hitter bowler in the match undoubtedly. He bowled just 3 overs in the match and took 2 wickets by giving away just 4 runs with 1 maiden over.
After that, wickets were shattering down continuously as Pakistan bundled out for just 105. Among eleven, only four batsman of Pakistan were able to touch the double digit of individual score. Oshane Thomas took 4 wickets while the captain Jason Holder took 3 wickets.
Then West Indies chased the target easily inside just 14 overs as “The Universal Boss” Chris Gayle was in attacking mind from the beginning and picked up a 33-ball half century with 6 fours and 3 sixes. Later, Nicholas Pooran scored a quick unbeaten 19-ball 34 to grab the easy 7-wicket victory for his team. Mohammad Amir was the lone warrior for Pakistan in the match as he took all the 3 wickets of West Indies in his 6-over spell.
Pacer Oshane Thomas was adjudged man of the match for his superb bowling performance.
Pakistan 105-10 (21.4 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 22(16), Babar Azam 22(33)
Oshane Thomas 4/27, Jason Holder 3/42
West Indies 108-3 (13.4 overs)
Chris Gayle 50 (34), Nicholas Pooran 34* (19)
Mohammad Amir 3/26
Result: West Indies won by 7 wickets
Toss: West Indies won and elected to field first
Man of the Match: Oshane Thomas