World Cup 2019: West Indies demolish Pakistan for winning start

Oshane Thomas starred with the ball while Chris Gayle top-scored with a quick fifty as the West Indies cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win in their World Cup 2019 opener against Pakistan.

West Indies’ bowler Andre Russell, second from right, celebrates with Darren Bravo taking the wicket of Pakistan’s Haris Sohail as West Indies’ captain Jason Holder, left, smiles during a Cricket World Cup match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)


Oshane Thomas starred with the ball while Chris Gayle top-scored with a quick fifty as West Indies demolished Pakistan by seven wickets at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Thomas, who was the pick of the bowlers picked up 4/27 while skipper Jason Holder (3/42) and Andre Russell (2/4) backed him up with commendable efforts. Sent into bat Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 105 in just 21.4 overs. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the joint top-scorers with 22 each.

In reply, all it took West Indies was just 13.4 overs to reach their target and hand Pakistan their 11th ODI defeat in a row – their longest losing streak in this format.