Chris Gayle, despite struggling with the back pain, scored a match-winning half-century as West Indies thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Friday. Nicholas Pooran smashed the winning six as West Indies chased down the small 106-run target with 218 balls to spare. Gayle top-scored for West Indies with 50 runs off 34 balls, including six boundaries and three sixes. In the end, Pooran was unbeaten on 34, with four boundaries and two sixes, along with Shimron Hetmyer not out on seven on the other end. Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was the only successful bowler as he claimed three big wickets. Earlier, Jason Holder's plan of bowling first after winning the toss worked well for the West Indies as they bowled out Pakistan for a paltry 105 in 21.4 overs. Oshane Thomas led the bowling attack with four wickets while Windies skipper Holder helped him with three crucial scalps. Andre Russell struck twice for West Indies before showing worrisome sign of uneasiness. He was seen limping across in the outfield. However, a small target of 106 runs might not require Russell's contribution. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam scored 22 each, most runs for Pakistan in their innings. Mohammad Hafeez managed to contribute 16 runs off 24 balls, while six of Pakistani batsmen were dismissed for a single-digit score.Tail-ender Wahab Riaz impressed with a boundary and two sixes, and scored 18 runs off 11 balls to power Pakistan past 100 runs. It was Pakistan's second-lowest World Cup total, their worst being 74 all out against England in Adelaide in 1992. (SCORECARD)
Nicholas Pooran pull it away through mid-wicket to get his first boundary.
17:59 (IST)May 31, 2019
50 up for West Indies!
Fifty comes up for West Indies.
17:58 (IST)May 31, 2019
Wahab Riaz bowls a maiden over for Pakistan.
17:51 (IST)May 31, 2019
Mohammed Amir strikes again. He dismisses Darren Bravo for a duck. West Indies are 46/2 in 6.2 overs, need 60 runs to win.
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Chris Gayle concludes the sixth over with a boundary.
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Darren Bravo comes to bat
Darren Bravo comes to bat at No. 3.
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Mohammed Amir strikes back after being hit for a boundary, breaks the opening wicket stand with the dismissal of Shai Hope. Mohammad Hafeez sprints and dives to complete an impressive catch. Hope departs for 11 runs.
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Shai Hope welcomes Mohammed Amir with a boundary.
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Chris Gayle is on fire, smashes two sixes in a row. He mistimes the shot but manages to power the ball past the boundary rope.
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Chris Gayle announces his arrival with a huge six.
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Chris Gayle smashes it this time with intent to get back-to-back boundaries for West Indies.
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Short ball, top-edge and bonus runs for West Indies.
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Windies begin chase
Chris Gayle and Shai Hope are out in the middle to start West Indies' chase of 106 runs. Mohammed Amir to open the attack for Pakistan.
16:52 (IST)May 31, 2019
Pakistan bowled out for 105
Pakistan bowled out for 105 runs as Ohane Thomas claims his fourth wicket in Wahab Riaz. Riaz's cameo, comprising a boundary and two sixes, concludes for 18 runs.
Mohammad Hafeez hits a massive six as Pakistan cross the 100-run mark.
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Wahab Riaz play a cheeky shot but get a bonus boundary for Pakistan.
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Wahab Riaz smashes Jason Holder over the mid wicket region for a much needed maximum. The tail-ender is trying his best to power Pakistan past 100.
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Oshane Thomas claims his third wicket, removes Mohammad Hafeez for 16. Pakistan now have just one wicket left and they are yet to score 100.
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Jason Holder claims his third wicket, removes Hassan Ali for 1.
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Oshane Thomas claims his second wicket, traps Shadab Khan LBW for 0. Thomas beats Shadab with pace. Pakistan lose their 7th wicket.
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Shadab Khan comes to bat
Shadab Khan comes to bat at No. 8.
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Short balls are doing wonders for West Indies. Jason Holder strikes twice as Imad Wasim departs for 1.
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Imad Wasim comes to bat
Imad Wasim comes to bat at No. 7.
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Pakistan suffer another jolt as skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed departs for 8. West Indies captain Jason Holder reviews the caught behind and claims his first wicket.
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Another economical over
Oshane Thomas concludes another economical over, concedes just 3 runs in the 16th over.
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Mohammad Hafeez scores back-to-back boundaries to take Pakistan to 70/4 in 13.4 overs.
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Hafeez comes to bat
Mohammad Hafeez comes to bat at No. 6.
16:03 (IST)May 31, 2019
Shai Hope stars again, grabs a stunning catch as Oshane Thomas traps the big fish, Babar Azam. He departs for 22 after playing a lazy shot that resulted in a thick edge. Hope seemed all gear up to take an incredible catch. With this, Hope completes 100 catches in ODI cricket.