West Indies vs Pakistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan Lose To West Indies By 7 Wickets
Highlights 2019 World Cup, WI vs PAK: West Indies defeated Pakistan by seven wickets to start their World Cup campaign on a high.
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)
World Cup 2019 Match Highlights Between West Indies vs Pakistan, Straight from Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
- 18:09 (IST)FIFTY for Chris GayleChris Gayle scores his 52nd ODI half-century. West Indies are 72/2 in 10.2 overs, need 34 runs to win.
- 16:52 (IST)Pakistan bowled out for 105Pakistan 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.
- 16:03 (IST)Wicket!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.