West Indies bowled out Pakistan for 105 runs in the second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Winning the toss, West Indies elected to bowl first. Sheldon Cottrell drew the first blood for Windies in the third over after Imam-ul-Haq (2) was caught by Shai Hope on a nothing ball. After this, wickets fell at regular intervals with none of the Pakistani batsmen playing responsibly and throwing their wickets away. Soon, Pakistan were bundled out for 105 runs. Top scorers from the Pakistani side were Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam who scored 22-run each. For the West Indies, Osane Thomas was the star with the ball, giving away 27 runs and taking 4 crucial wickets in 5.4 overs. Jason Holder, too, was impressive as he scalped 3 wickets. Andre Russell also took two wickets to help the Windies wrap Pakistan at a low total.
The Men in Green, who recently suffered a three-wicket loss to Afghanistan in the World Cup warm-up match, seemed to be struggling against short ball. West Indies, on the other hand, took most out of the opportunity and kept bowling short to make things tougher for the Pakistani batsmen who succumbed to 105.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas