West Indies outplay Pakistan, win by seven wickets
West Indies comfortably beat Pakistan by seven wickets in 14th over, as they chased down 106 runs target at their opening ICC World Cup 2019 encounter on Friday, at Trent Bridge.
Chris Gayle blow away the Pakistani bowling line with a well made 50, Nicholas Pooran too made 34 off 19 deliveries.
Mohammad Amir got the first breakthrough for Pakistan after he picked up Shai Hope on 11 in the fifth over. Amir striked again this time in the seventh over with Darren Sammy who got caught on duck by Babar Azam.
Amir picked his third this time the aggressive Chris Gayle ho got out on 50 off 34 deliveries.
Pakistan batting line collapsed on 105 all out against the West Indies, in their first encounter of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
As a result, this now becomes Pakistan’s second-lowest score in World Cup history. In the 1992 edition, the previous instance of the round-robin format, the Men in Green had collapsed for 74 versus England at Adelaide Oval in Australia. However, Pakistan recovered from thereon and managed to sneak into the last four to win the championship for the first time (and their only title till date). Now, their fans would surely hope to hang onto this sole positive from this horrendous collapse.