West Indies thrashes Pakistan in the second match of World Cup

ICC World Match 2: 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.Pakistan were blown away in Nottingham. It seemed their batsmen didn’t turn up for their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against the West Indies at Trent Bridge as they were bowled out for 105.

Pakistan batted only 21.4 overs, their shortest innings in terms of the number of balls faced in a World Cup match. 105 was also their second-lowest total in a World Cup after the 74 that Imran Khan’s men managed during the 1992 World Cup match against England.

HIGHLIGHTS

– Pakistan were shot out for 105, their 2nd lowest total in a World Cup
– West Indies pacers troubled Pakistan batsmen with a barrage of bouncers
– Pakistan managed to go past 100-run mark, thanks to Wahab Riaz’s cameo 

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. Moreover, West Indies chased the target and smashed 108 with the loss of 3 wickets and stand out the place in the Competition. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman scored 22 each but none of the others managed to impress. Pakistan managed to past the 100-run mark, thanks to tail-ender Wahab Riaz’s late blitz (11-ball 18 that included 2 sixes).

Young and raw pace bowler Oshane Thomas was the star of West Indies bowling as he picked up 4 wickets in just 5.4 overs. Andre Russell shone with two wickets while captain Jason Holder picked up 3, including 2 wickets in a span of 6 balls.

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