New Delhi: Pakitan suffered embarrassing loss after getting bundled out for 10 Pakistan has suffered embarrassing loss after getting bundled out for 105.
West Indies made a mockery of the 106-run target and romped home to a crushing seven-wicket win against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in their World Cup opener.
Chris Gayle top-scored with 50, that came off 34 balls and included six fours and three sixes. “Yeah, got off to a good start, wickets with the new ball and then that batting performance.
Andre Russell is an impact player, really good to see what he did today, well backed up by Oshane. Chris Gayle started off tremendously, seen teams mess up short chases, but he got us off to a really good start and imposed himself. We wanted to start with a win, very happy we’ve done that.” Jason Holder West Indies captain
Earlier, it was the introduction of Andre Russell that set it in motion. He was nasty, short and fast from the very first ball and continued in like manner throughout his entire spell.
Fakhar Zaman was surprised by the venom of the fifth delivery of Russell’s first over. It climbed, slammed into his helmet as he tried to hook and fell to the ground before rolling onto his stumps. An unlucky dismissal you might say, as Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed did after the game, but there can be no denying the quality of the delivery, which was too quick for the batsman.
Upon Pakistan’s humiliating demolition in its maiden match in ICC World Cup 2019 against West Indies in Nottingham, fans and former cricketers across the world heavily trolled the players and took to fault-finding on social media. Among the prominent critiques was former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar who cornered skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, calling him ‘fat and unfit’.
Soon after the Team Pakistan was left red-faced after the match on Friday, Akhtar said, “When Sarfaraz Ahmed came for the toss, his stomach was sticking out and his face was so fat. He’s the first captain I’ve seen who is so unfit. He’s not able to move across and he’s struggling with wicket-keeping.”