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ICC CWC 2019 highlights: West Indies demolish Pakistan by 7 wickets

Amir was set to make his World Cup debut as West Indies won toss and asked Pakistan to bat in Match 2 of cricket World Cup match at Trent Bridge. Check WI vs PAK LIVE score, match commentary here

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Oshane Thomas cleans up Wahab Riaz to bundled out Pakistan for 105. Photo: Reuters

In match 2 of ICC cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC), West Indies crushed Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided World Cup match at Trent Bridge on Friday, with the two-time champions showing they are a resurgent force in the one-day game. Fast bowler Oshane Thomas took four wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for their second-lowest World Cup total of 105 in just 21.4 overs on the second day of the competition in England and Wales.
 

West Indies cruised to victory in just 13.4 overs, Chris Gayle top-scoring with 50. He reached his half-century off 33 balls with three sixes and six fours before he was dismissed off the next ball he faced. During his innings Gayle, who calls himself the "Universe Boss", broke the record for the most sixes hit in World Cup history. He now has 40 maximums, three more than retired South African batsman AB de Villiers.

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Nicolas Pooran smashed paceman Wahab Riaz for a huge six over the square-leg boundary to give the 1975 and 1979 world champions an ideal start to their campaign. "It was a good game. I think the bowlers were outstanding today," said Holder.

"We kept our foot on the accelerator. We've eased off in the past but it was good to see the killer instinct today.

"We wanted to be aggressive. It's the nature of our cricket with bat, ball and in the field.

"We've definitely come to win this World Cup but I just want us to enjoy our cricket, play fearless cricket and make the fans back home proud."

The only positive for Pakistan was three wickets for paceman Mohammad Amir on his World Cup debut after he missed the 2011 and 2015 tournaments due to a spot-fixing ban of 2010.

Amir had Shai Hope (11), Darren Bravo (0) and Gayle caught in an incisive six-over spell, but the batsmen had not put enough runs on the board to give the bowlers a chance.

Pakistan's sloppy and vulnerable batting was cruelly exposed by some short-pitched bowling by the West Indies pacemen on a Trent Bridge pitch famous for big totals.

Opener Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the joint top-scorers with 22 each in an abysmal display of batting.

The only other batsmen to reach double figures were Riaz, who scored 18, and Mohammad Hafeez (16).

Holder took three wickets and Andre Russell chipped in with two.

Pakistan's lowest World Cup score was 74, made against England at Adelaide on the way to their only World Cup title in 1992.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, said: "Very disappointed at the batting. I was very confident before the match, batting was a key point but we didn't apply it to the short ball.

"Credit to the West Indian bowlers, they bowled really well. We have to take time if the bowlers are bowling like that. We lose so many wickets and that's why we lost the match.

6:25 PM

Over 13.4; West Indies win

West Indies: 108-3

Riaz continues
 
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Pooran smashes towards deep mid-wicket for SIX
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Pooran flashes and flashes hard, gets a top-edge over first slip for FOUR

Ball 1: Hetmyer gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single. 
 
Ball 1: WIDE
 
6:22 PM

Over 13

Over Summary: 2 0 0 2 1 0  ; West Indies: 96-3

Hasan Ali [3.0-0-34-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Pooran blocks to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Hetmyer pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Hetmyer hits the full delivery towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 3: Hetmyer blocks the ball on the off stump. 
 
Ball 2: A bumper and Hetmyer ducks under it. 
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer clips towards backward square leg and completes a tight double. 
 
6:18 PM

Over 12

Over Summary: 1 1 4 6 2 0  ; West Indies: 91-3

Riaz continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A couple of runs for Pooran towards backward square leg. 
 
Ball 4: Pooran smashes just over long-on for SIX
 
Ball 3: Pooran edges over first slip for FOUR
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Hetmyer top-edges it to deep square leg, Imam makes brilliant effort but fails to complete the catch. Meanwhile a single taken. 
 
Ball 1: Pooran collects a single
 
6:14 PM

Over 11; Gayle departs

Over Summary: 0 1 4 1 W 0  ; West Indies: 77-3

Amir continues
 
Ball 6: Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 5: Gayle GONE as he top-edges to backward point region. Gayle c Shadab Khan b Amir 50(34) [4s-6 6s-3]
 
Ball 4: A single for Pooran towards third-man
 
Ball 3: Pooran hits towards sweeper cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: A single for Gayle to complete his fifty. 
 
Ball 1: Gayle ducks under the bumper
 
6:10 PM

Over 10

Over Summary: 6 4 4 1L 0 0  ; West Indies: 71-2

Riaz continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Riaz beats Pooran outside off by a JAFFA. 
 
Ball 4: One leg byes collected by Gayle
 
Ball 3: Gayle muscles towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: WHAT A SHOT!!! Gayle doesn't get the desired room still he cuts over cover-point region for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Gayle smashes the first ball straight down the ground for SIX. 
 
6:02 PM

Over 9; CRR: 6.22 REQ: 1.22

Over Summary: 1L 1 0 4 1 1  ; West Indies: 56-2

Amir continues
 
Ball 6: Gayle hits on the up towards wide of mid-off for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Pooran edges wide of second slip to third-man for a single.
 
Ball 4: Pooran hits the short delivery towards wide of short mid-on for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gayle collects a single towards mid-off.
 
Ball 1: Pooran collects a leg byes for Windies
 
5:58 PM

Over 8

Over Summary: MAIDEN  ; West Indies: 48-2

Wahab Riaz, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A well directed short delivery and Gayle moves away from the line. 
 
Ball 5: Gayle blocks
 
Ball 4: A short of length delivery wide of off-stump, Gayle tries to muscle it but misses. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
5:54 PM

Over 7; Bravo departs

Over Summary:  0 W 1 0 1L 0 ; West Indies: 48-2

Amir continues
 
Ball 6: Pooran blocks
 
Ball 5: One leg byes for Windies
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes to the crease and flicks it towards long leg for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Bravo edges the second ball to the second slip, Pakistan bowlers are pumped now. Darren Bravo c Babar Azam b Amir 0(4)
 
Ball 1: Darren Bravo blocks
 
5:49 PM

Over 6

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 4 ; West Indies: 46-1

Hasan Ali continues
 
Ball 6: Gayle muscles towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Gayle blocks as he fails to get desired roo,
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gayle hits towards vacant third-man region for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Gayle hits the full toss to extra cover for no run. 
 
5:45 PM

Over 5; Shai Hope departs

Over Summary: 4 0 W 1 Wd 0 0  ; West Indies: 38-1

Amir continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Gayle works towards leg side for a single

Darren Bravo, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Shai Hope tries to go over infield miscues it to mid-off as Hafeez completes the catch. Shai Hope c Hafeez b Amir 11(17) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shai Hope hits towards extra cover region for FOUR. 
 
5:39 PM

Over 4; CRR: 8 REQ: 1.61

Over Summary: 2 6 6 1 0 1  ; West Indies: 32-0

Hasan Ali continues
 
Ball 6: A short delivery and Sai Hope pulls it towards deep square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Gayle flicks on the up towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 3: A good lenth delivery and Gayle smashes straight down the ground just over fence for SIX
 
Ball 2: A half volley and Gayle launches it into the long-on stand
 
Ball 1: Gayle hits towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs
5:36 PM

Over 3; CRR: 7.2 REQ: 1.76

Over Summary:  2 0 0 2 0 0 ; West Indies: 16-0

Amir continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Hope transfers his weight on backfoot and pulls towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Hope drives to cover for no run
 
Ball 1: Shai Hope hits wide of mid-off for a couple of runs
 
5:30 PM

Over 2

Over Summary: 0 Wd 1 0 4 4 0  ; West Indies: 12-0

Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A loud appeal for LBW, umpire declines
 
Ball 5: Gayle slashes and slashes hard towards third-man for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Gayle top-edges it over keeper for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Gayle just puts bat on low full toss towards mid-off, no run. 
 
Ball 2: Shai Hope nudges towards third-man for a single. 
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 1: DOT
5:26 PM

Over 1

Over Summary:   0 1 0 0 0 1 ; West Indies: 2-0

Chris Gayle and Shai Hope are at the crease. Gayle is on strike. Amir opens the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Hope towards fine leg
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gayle collects a tight single. 
 
Ball 1: DOT
4:51 PM

Over 21.4

Pakistan: 105-all OUT
 
Ball 4: Full and onto the STUMPS, Riaz GONE. Riaz b Thomas 18(11) [4s-1 6s-2]

Ball 3: Amir moves across his stumps and works towards fine leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: A NO BALL as Amir tries to hit big
 
Ball 2: blocks
 
Ball 1: Amir blocks
 
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First Published: May 31 2019 | 1:00 PM IST

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