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ICC World Cup 2019: WI vs PAK: West Indies thrash Pakistan by seven wickets

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AMEYA BARVE
Published May 31, 2019, 2:41 pm IST
Updated Jun 1, 2019, 2:42 pm IST
West Indies 108/3; Nicholas Pooran 34(19) Shimron Hetmyer 7(8); Mohammad Amir 3/26
One advantage that Pakistan team has over other teams is that it has already got acquainted with the English conditions. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)
 One advantage that Pakistan team has over other teams is that it has already got acquainted with the English conditions. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

Mumbai: Two unpredictable sides-- West Indies and Pakistan will clash against each other in the match two of ICC World Cup 2019.

One advantage that Pakistan team has over other teams is that it has already got acquainted with the English conditions. The Men in Green have already played an ODI series against World Cup hosts-- England. However, Pakistan would be hoping to retaliate after getting humiliated in the ODI series.

 

The series against England showed that Pakistan doesn’t have any problem with their batting order. The only missing thing in their puzzle was their bowling attack.

Their bowling line-up was incapable of scalping wickets at regular intervals.
Pakistan's weakness was exploited in their recent warm-up match against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan easily chased down an easy target of 262 as Pakistani bowlers couldn’t hold a stringent Afghanistan batting line-up. Nevertheless, it will be intriguing to watch if the Pakistani team can keep its nerves cool and calm at World Cup 2019. Also, pundits have placed their bets on Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz to perform in the English conditions.

On the other hand, the West Indies cricket team has been struggling to progress beyond the quarter-finals since 2007. But the Caribbean side has not failed to produce aggressive batsmen.

West Indies would be hoping to capitalize on the form of game-changers like Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard. The West Indies side will be led by Jason Holder in the mega-event, and the players would be hoping to edge towards the glory days of West Indies.

Toss: West Indies won the toss and have elected to field.

Live Updates:

Overs 13.4: Pooran finishes it off with a six as West Indies open their World Cup 2019 campaign with an emphatic win.

Overs 10.5: WICKET! Mohammad Amir gets the big fish. Amir scalps the crucial wicket of Chris Gayle as he departs after smashing a 50.

Overs 6.2: WICKET! Amir gets his second as he dismisses Darren Bravo for a duck.

Overs 4.3: WICKET! Mohammad Amir strikes! West Indies lose Shai Hope.

West Indies:

Overs 21.4: WICKET! Pakistan all-out for 105. West Indies bowling attack wraps up Pakistan's squad in 21.4 overs.

Overs 19.3: WICKET! Pakistan succumbs to Holder and Thomas. Thomas dismisses Hafeez, who was the only hope for Pakistan.

Overs 18.3: WICKET! Holder strikes again as he gets Hasan Ali. Pakistan in deep trouble.

Overs 17.3: WICKET! Oshane Thomas gets Shadab Khan. He goes for a duck.

Overs 16.6: WICKET! Holder strikes again. This time it is Imad Wasim. Imad Wasim departs early after scoring only one.

Overs 16.1: WICKET! Jason Holder dismisses skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed. He departs after scoring 8. Pakistan in trouble.

Overs 13.1: Oshane Thomas gets the wicket of Babar Azam as he nicks the ball to wicket-keeper Shai Hope.

Overs 9.4: WICKET! Russell gets his second. Haris Sohail departs early after scoring 8 runs.

Overs 5.5: WICKET! Russell strikes in his first over. He is successful in dismissing Fakhar Zaman. He departs on 22

Overs 2.6: WICKET! Cottrell dismisses Imam-ul-Haq as Shai Hopes takes his catch on the leg side.

Squads:

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail

When is the match?

The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Friday. (May 31)

Where is the match?

The match will take place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Live Telecast:

Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channel.

The matches can be viewed live on Hostar as well.

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