Thomas, Gayle control Windies to seven-wicket prevail upon Pakistan

Thomas, Gayle control

Thomas, Gayle control

West Indies steamrolled Pakistan to seal a seven-wicket triumph in their World Cup opener at Trent Bridge on Friday after an Oshane Thomas-drove pace assault cleared them away for an inauspicious 105.

Opener Chris Gayle, set to resign toward the finish of the competition, at that point drove the Windies answer with a rankling 50 off 34 balls as the two-times champions pursued down the aggregate easily, achieving 108-3 off simply 13.4 overs.

Having won the hurl and chosen to handle, West Indies utilized cloudy conditions as Thomas took four wickets for 27 runs, while chief Jason Holder (3-42) and the returning Andre Russell (2-4) finished the annihilation work.

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“It’s great to have a youthful snappy like Oshane, we realize he can be costly now and again however he’s a veritable wicket-taker,” Holder said at the post-coordinate introduction.

“That is the bet we have to take in one-dayers, with huge scores going around.”

Pakistan’s batting unit has over and over battled against short conveyances and West Indies’ arrangement to pepper them with bouncers before long satisfied.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq was confined for room and got behind down the leg side off quick bowler Sheldon Cottrel before Russell hit Fakhar Zaman on the head protector and the ball ricocheted onto the stumps.

Wicketkeeper Shai Hope got two additional gets when Russell and Holder expelled Haris Sohail and commander Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave Pakistan on 75-5.

Wahab Riaz struck 18 off 11 balls to enable Pakistan to break the 100-run mark before he was tidied up by man-of-the-coordinate Thomas.

“I was certain of running in and carrying out my responsibility,” Thomas said.

“Andre Russell began it for us, I just pursued his strides today. Parcel of folks attempted to blend it up with short balls. We needed to execute our arrangements well.”

Pakistan 21.4-over innings was their most reduced World Cup aggregate since making an irrelevant 74 against England at Adelaide in 1992, the year Imran Khan’s group proceeded to lift their lone 50-overs crown.

The in-structure Zaman and Babar Azam got off to strong begins yet were both rejected for 22, uncovering the center request against the new ball and Pakistan never recouped.

The pounding was Pakistan’s eleventh continuous ODI rout in matches where an outcome was accomplished, after arrangement misfortunes to Australia and England.

“In the event that you lose the hurl and lose such huge numbers of wickets right off the bat, it’s hard to return into the game,” Sarfaraz said.

“It was precarious for 30 minutes, yet this is a decent batting track, we didn’t bat well. I think we need to play positive cricket, didn’t do well today however ideally we’ll bob back.”

Pakistan next face has England on Monday, while Windies take on protecting victors Australia three days after the fact.

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