CWC 2019- WI vs PAK Review: Windies oust Pakistan to register maiden win

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A supreme bowling performance by West Indies bounced Pakistan off the contest. The Windies raced away to victory by 7 wickets with the bowlers being the chief architects behind the two points.

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Trent Bridge played host to the face-off between two unpredictable sides, the so-called dark horses. Opting to bowl under classic English conditions, the men from the west never allowed the Asians to settle.

Etching away with wickets at regular intervals, only Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman were able to cross the 20 run mark.  The Pakistan batting line-up clearly struggled against the short ball, with as many as 7 batsmen falling prey for it.

A quick blitz at the end by Wahab Riaz ensured that Pakistan crosses the three-figure mark. Oshane Thomas and Jason Holder impressed with the white ball with seven wickets between the two.

Chris Gayle led the run chase with a quickfire fifty of just 33 balls. This ensured that the chase was wrapped up in just 13 overs. In a rare positive for Pakistan, Mohammad Amir impressed by picking up 3 wickets.

West Indies next play Australia while Pakistan has a huge challenge in the form of hosts England at the same venue.

Brief Scorecard:

Pakistan 105 all out (21.4 overs) (B.Azam 22; O.Thomas 4-27)

West Indies 108-3 (13.1 overs) (C.Gayle 50; M.Amir 3-26)

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