World Cup 2019: West Indies thrashes Pakistan by seven wickets

NOTTINGHAM: West Indies on Friday thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets as the green shirts collapsed to 105 thanks to well-executed bowling.

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Opener Chris Gayle scored a decent half-century to lead West Indies to a comfortable 105 runs chase against Pakistan in the World Cup opener at the Trent bridge on Friday.

Pakistan team were all out for 105 playing their first match against West Indies here at Trent Bridge World Cup 2019.

The top scorer for Pakistan was Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam who made 22 runs falling to Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas

All-rounder Andre Russell exposed Pakistan´s fragile batting with two wickets in the space of 12 balls to give West Indies an early advantage. The 31-year-old right arm paceman bowled opener Fakhar Zaman for 22 in his first over and then had Haris Sohail caught behind off a sharp rising delivery for eight.

Pakistan was struggling at 45 for three after the 10-over power-play.

At the end of 10 overs, Pakistan put 45 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of three wickets.

Andre Russell took the wickets of Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman while Sheldon Cottrell picked up the wicket of opener Imamul Haq.

Wahab Riaz and Muhammad Aamir offered little resistance in the last wicket partnership, however, the partnership was broken on 22 runs – interestingly it was the highest partnership of Pakistan in the match.

Earlier, West Indies won the toss and chose to field.

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