West Indies vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019 Highlights: As it happened
West Indies vs Pakistan: Follow the highlights of ICC World Cup 2019 match 2 between West Indies and Pakistan at Nottingham
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As it happened: West Indies crush Pakistan by seven wickets to get their World Cup campaign off to a resounding start. Chris Gayle hit a masterful fifty while Nicholas Pooran chipped in with an unbeaten 34 to take the team home as the bowled bundled out Pakistan for 105 in 21.4 overs. Oshane Thomas ended the innings with outstanding figures of 4/27 while skipper Jason Holder scalped three wickets for Windies.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed feels that this performance is a blip and they will bounce back in the next match. Jason Holder heaps praise on Oshane Thomas and calls him an impact player.
Windies chased down the target with 218 balls to spare. This is now the largest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining versus Pakistan in the World Cup. Also, this is their 4th largest victory in terms of balls remaining.
Nicholas Pooran finishes the match in style as he hits a six off Wahab Riaz over mid wicket as Windies get over the line with seven wickets to spare. Chris Gayle’s fifty and Pooran’s unbeaten innings helped Windies close the match in just 13.4 overs.
Pooran wants to go home early
Nicholas Pooran is looking to hit everything out of the park and he is living dangerously out there in the middle. But for his cavalier approach, he gets a four and six off Wahab Riaz’s over. Windies are on the verge of an emphatic win.
Fifty and out
Chris Gayle brought up his half-century off just 33 balls and seemed to be in full control of his innings, until the back injury that kept bugging him in the last couple of overs. His innings finally ended after he hit a Mohammad Amir delivery in the air and Shadab Khan took an easy catch at point. Third wicket of the innings for Amir.
Gayle annihilates Riaz
After playing six dot balls off Wahab Riaz’s last over, Chris Gayle now slams 15 runs in his second over. He started off with a huge six down the ground and followed it up with couple of boundaries.
First boundary for Pooran
Mohammad Amir dropped the ball short and Nicholas Pooran slapped it past the mid-on fielder for his first boundary of the innings. With that, Windies have gone past the 50-run mark with great ease.
Wahab Riaz shows why he was picked in the Pakistan squad as he bowls the first maiden over of the innings. He kept Chris Gayle quiet for six deliveries and that is no mean feat.
Amir strikes again
Mohammad Amir picks his second wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Darren Bravo for 0. The southpaw edges the ball into the hands of Babar Azam in the slips. Windies lose their second wicket. Chris Gayle has held the innings from one end but his partner keeps on changing in the other.
Four and four
There is no stopping Chris Gayle at the moment as he continues to deal in boundaries. He hits two boundaries off Hasan Ali to take his four count to four. Gayle’s strike rate reads 194.12 at the moment and it seems he is still in the IPL mode.
In trying to clear the in-field on the off side, Shai Hope is caught by Mohammad Hafeez near the cover region off Mohammad Amir’s bowling. Hope departs for 11 as Windies lose their first wicket in the chase.
SIX and SIX
Chris Gayle wants to end the match soon as he is dealing in boundaries at the moment. After hitting couple of boundaries off Hasan Ali’s last over, he now hits him for two huge sixes on the leg side. Ali concedes 16 in the over as Windies are moving at a speed of knots.
Tidy over from Amir
Mohammad Amir continues to set the pace for Pakistan as he bowls another excellent over. He gives away just four runs in the over and unline Hasan Ali, he didn’t offer any room to the two Windies batsmen.
Four and four
Chris Gayle gets couple of boundaries in the over, courtesy of two edges that went past the keeper and over the slip fielders respectively. 10 runs came in the over as Windies are going along nicely at the moment in this small chase.
Good start for Amir
Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir hit the money straight away and didnt' give any room to the two Windies openers to free their arm. The result was just two runs in the first over of the innings. Pakistan need more of such overs to put pressure on the batsmen.
Chris Gayle and Shai Hope are opening the innings for Windies in this small chase while Mohammad Amir has the new ball in his hands. Pakistan need early wickets to stand any chance of making a game out of this match.
105 all-out is Pakistan’s second lowest total in their World Cup history. Pakistan were dismissed for 74 against England in the 1992 edition of the World Cup.
Oshane Thomas finishes with 4/27 which is now the best bowling figures by a Windies bowler against Pakistan in the World Cup. This is his second best bowling figures in ODIs. Also, this is the sixth best by any bowler against Pakistan in WC.
Wahan Riaz is the last wicket to fall as he is castled by Oshane Thomas for 1. With that, the Pakistan innings ends at 105 in 21.4 overs. Thomas ended the innings with outstanding figures of 4/27 while skipper Jason Holder scalped three wickets. Andre Russell picked 2 while Sheldon Cottrell scalped 1.
Pakistan cross 100
Wahab Riaz is looking to hit everything out of the park and he has already hit two sixes and a four off Jason Holder. He slammed two sixes on over mid wicket region while hit a boundary on the up towards the covers. Pakistan have crossed the 100-run mark due to that 17-run over.
Nine down now
Oshane Thomas picks his third wicket of the day as he gets rid of Hafeez for 16. The right hander top edged the ball into the hands of Sheldon Cottrell, who was fielding at square leg. Pakistan are nine down now.
Holder strikes again
Jason Holder picks his third wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Hasan Ali for 1. The right hander tried to hit the ball out of the part but ended up giving an easy catch to Sheldon Cottrell at mid-off. Windies bowlers are ruling the roost as Pakistan are edging closer to getting all-out.
Seventh batsman in the hut
Pakistan are in a freefall at the moment as they Oshane Thomas gets rid of Shadab Khan for a golden duck. The right hander is adjudged LBW by the on-field umpire as Pakistan are seven down now.
Pakistan lose sixth
Jason Holder picks his second wicket of the day as he gets rid of Imad Wasim for 1. Holder dropped the ball short and the ball took a leading edge and Chris Gayle took an easy catch at first slip. Pakistan are six down now.
Pakistan have now lost half their side as Jason Holder gets rid of his counterpart Sarfaraz Ahmed for 8. The ball had touched Sarfaraz’s glouves but the Pakistan captain remained defiant and didn’t walk. Windies call for the DRS and replays showed that he was indeed out. Pakistan are in big trouble now.
Oshane Thomas gets his first World Cup wicket. Babar has played seven innings vs West Indies: 4 of them have been centuries Other three are: 22 (today), 16, 13.
Tidy over from Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite is keeping things tight for Windies and that is helping the teams in creating pressure on the batsmen. After picking up the wicket of Azam, Thomas was taken for couple of boundaries by Hafeez but Brathwaite gave away just two runs.
Babar Azam falls
This is astonishing stuff from the West Indies bowlers as Oshane Thomas now gets rid of Babar Azam for 22. The ball was fast and rising and it takes an outside edge off Azam’s bat and keeper Shai Hope take a brilliant diving catch. Pakistan have lost their fourth wicket now.
Pakistan need a partnership
Pakistan batsmen have been guilty of playing risky shots and they have paid the price for it. They need to build a partnership as losing wickets in regular intervals hasn’t let their innings take a proper shape yet. Babar Azam remains key for them.
Pakistan should have been four down by now but Shimron Hetmyer gives a lifeline to Babar Azam (12) off Carlos Brathwaite. Hetmyer was fielding at backward point when the catch came to him but dropped the easy chance. Windies might just rue not taking the catch of Pakistan’s in-form batsman.
Russell strikes again
Andre Russell is on fire at the moment as he picks his second wicket of the day by getting rid of Haris Sohail for 8. The southpaw was caught off guard by the pace and bounce and he edged the ball into the hands of the keeper. Pakistan have lost their third wicket now are in a spot of bother.
Sohail off the mark
Sheldon Cottrell bowled a bit wide and Haris Sohail cut the ball hard for a boundary towards deep point. Five runs from the over from Cottrell as Pakistan will look to do the rebuilding job after the loss of two early wickets.
Windies have struck for the second time already as Andre Russell gets rid of Fakhar Zaman for 22. The southpaw was hit in the helmet by Russell and the ball rolled on to the stumps as Pakistan lose their second wicket. Haris Sohail joins Babar Azam in the middle now.
First four for Azam
Sheldon Cottrell bowls a full toss on the off stump and Babar Azam hits the ball through the off side for an easy boundary. First four of the innings for Azam as Cottrell concedes 6 runs off the over. Pakistan are doing well to recover from that early blow.
Fakhar going strong
Imam Ul Haq may have fallen but Fakhar Zaman continues to score runs at rapid pace on the other as he hits his second four of the innings off Jason Holder wide of cover. Then he hit the ball in the same region and ran three runs. Babar Azam also got off the mark by flicking the ball off his pads for three runs. 10 runs came from the over as Holder has now conceded 20 runs in 2 overs.
Sheldon Cottrell has provided his team with their first breakthrough of the innings as he gets rid of Imam Ul Haq for 2. The southpaw tried to flick the ball off his hips but gloved the ball into the hands of the keeper. Cottrell comes up with the salute celebration after taking the wicket
First six of the innings
Fakhar Zaman is looking good early on that isn’t a good sign for Windies. After taking three runs down the ground, he flicks the ball off his pads for a six towards mid wicket. 10 runs came from the over from Jason Holder as Pakistan are on their way now.
Excellent start for WI
Sheldon Cottrell sets the tone for Windies early in the match as he gives away just one runs in the first over, that too a wide ball. The left-arm pacer consistently beat Imam Ul Haq’s outside edge of the bat. Jason Holder to bowl the second over now.
The players are making their way into the middle and we are about to get underway with the match. Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq are opening the innings for Pakistan. Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball in his hands and he will bowl the first over for West Indies.
National anthem time
The two sets of players are now making their way into the middle for their respective national anthems. Nottingham has been painted green and red by the two sets of fans and we are in a for thrilling encounter.
364: Average 1st innings score Trent Bridge, extrapolated over last 5 completed first innings at this ground in ODIs.
1: Sarfaraz Ahmed needs 1 more catch to reach 100 catches in ODIs. He will be the 7th player for Pakistan to reach this milestone and 4th wicketkeeper from the country after Moin Khan (214), Rashid Latif (182) and Kamran Akmal (156).
50: Hasan Ali will be playing in his 50th ODI if he takes the field in this match.
3: Shadab Khan needs 3 more wickets to complete 50 ODI wickets.
7: Wins for Pakistan at Trent Bridge, most wins at a venue in England.
71.43%: Win rate for West Indies at Trent Bridge. Best win rate for West Indies at a venue in England.
65.45: West Indies’ top order’s (1-3) average in ODIs in 2019, the best for any side.
2: Runs required by Andre Russell to reach 1000 Runs in ODI cricket.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(Wk/C), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
West Indies have won the toss and skipper Jason Holder has elected to field first against Pakistan. Sarfaraz Ahmed concedes during the toss that he was also looking to field first considering the conditions.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
Player battle - Hope vs Shadab
Shadab Khan will be fancying his chances against Shai Hope as he has dismissed the West Indian twice in ODIs. Hope has managed just 31 runs off 33 balls against Shadab. Hope will have to draw out a clear cut plan for leg-spinner when he is up against the bowler in their next match.
Player battle - Bravo vs Ali
Darren Bravo hasn’t fallen to Hasan Ali in ODIs, but he has struggled against the Pakistan fast bowler. The West Indies batsman has scored just 21 runs off 40 balls at a strike-rate of 52.5. Ali will be hoping to send Bravo packing early on in his innings on Friday.
Player battle - Gayle vs Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez hasn’t dismissed Chris Gayle in ODIs so far, but has been able to contain him at the crease. The big-hitting West Indian has scored 54 runs off 53 balls against the Pakistan spinner. Hafeez will be hoping to put some pressure on Gayle in their next match.
Player battle - Azam vs Holder
Babar Azam will be looking forward to bat against Jason Holder, since he has a good record against the fast bowler. The Pakistan batsman has scored 89 runs off 90 balls and hasn’t been dismissed by the West Indies skipper in ODIs. Holder will be hoping to improve his record against Azam in their next match.
“One thing I like coming into this tournament is that every player is in a good frame of mind. Everybody is playing with a smile on their face, and I think that’s how we play our best cricket. We’re fearless, we enjoy what we’re doing and we enjoy one another’s company. I can safely say within the group we’ve got that.” said Jason Holder, captaining in his second World Cup.
Windies can spring a surprise
West Indies are also returning to form after sneaking their way into the World Cup through a qualifying round in Zimbabwe last year. They squared a one-day series against top-ranked side and pre-tournament favourites England 2-2 at home earlier this year before losing the final of a tri-series to Bangladesh in Ireland.
Pakistan have only won three times in 10 World Cup matches against the two-time world champions, including a thumping 150-run loss at Christchurch in 2015. Andre Russell smashed a 13-ball 42 with four sixes and then took three wickets as Pakistan were blown away. Russell smashed 54 off 25 balls and Hope hit a century to propel the West Indies to 421 in their warm-up win against New Zealand on Tuesday.
Pace spearhead Mohammad Amir is fit and available for selection for Pakistan’s opening World Cup match. There was speculation that the 27-year-old, who missed the last four matches of the one-day international series against England earlier this month, might not be able to make his World Cup debut at Trent Bridge. Amir, who missed the 2011 and 2015 World Cups due to a five-year ban for spot-fixing, was seen bowling using his full run-up in the team’s practice session.
Pak seek CT 2017 inspiration
Pakistan had lost 4-1 in Australia before the tournament and arch-rivals India thumped them by 124 runs in the opening game of the Trophy. But Pakistan then beat South Africa, Sri Lanka and England on their way to the final, where they thumped India by 180 runs. “We will seek inspiration from our Champions Trophy win because then also we were losing and then lifted ourselves at the right time to win the trophy,” Sarfaraz was quoted as saying by AFP ahead of the game in Nottingham
Pakistan’s bad form
Pakistan have lost their past ten one-day internationals including a 5-0 whitewash by Australia and 4-0 thumping by England, and their problems were further compounded when they went down to outsiders Afghanistan by three wickets in a warm-up match.
Highest team total: 481/6 by England vs Australia in 2018
Lowest team total: 83 by South Africa vs England in 2008
Highest individual score: 171 by Alex Hales (ENG) vs Pakistan in 2016.
Best bowling figures: 6/25 by Kuldeep Yadav (IND) vs England, 2018.
ICC builds up
What the captains said
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: We will seek inspiration from our Champions Trophy win because then also we were losing and then lifted ourselves at the right time to win the trophy.
Jason Holder, West Indies captain: That’s the way cricket is played, and that’s the nature of the game. I just don’t want to sit before a game and say we’re looking to score 500 or 600. I just want to play it as we see it and assess the conditions like any other game.
What happened last night
Before we dive into the analysis of today’s match between West Indies and Pakistan, let us take a look at what transpired in the opening match of World Cup between hosts England and South Africa.
Hello and Welcome
After a cracking start to the World Cup 2019, we are here at Nottingham for the second match between West Indies and Pakistan. This promises to be a mouth-watering contest between two very good but unpredictable sides.