ICC World Cup 2019: Match 2, Windies vs Pakistan – Pakistan’s record defeat, Gayle’s CWC record and more stats

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 2, Windies vs Pakistan – Pakistan’s record defeat, Gayle’s CWC record and more stats

Here are the stats highlights from Windies’ dominating win in their first match of the tournament.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Windies began their 2019 CWC campaign with a commanding victory against Pakistan in their first match. The Caribbean pacers rolled over the Asian team with their bouncers’ barrage to bundle them out for just 105 in 21.4 overs. Oshane Thomas claimed 4-wicket haul while skipper Jason Holder bagged three wickets. Chris Gayle’s quick-fire half-century helped the Windies team to chase down the short target in only 13.4 overs for the loss of three wickets.

Here are the stats highlights from Windies’ dominating win in their first match of the tournament:

Pakistan’s worst ever in World Cup:

218 – Windies chased down the target of 106 with 218 balls to spare; the biggest defeat in terms of balls to spare for Pakistan in the World Cup. Their previous biggest loss in terms of balls was by 179 against Australia in the 1999 CWC final.

This is also the 2nd biggest ODI defeat in terms of balls to spare for Pakistan as their biggest was by 225 balls also against the Windies during the 1993 Cape Town ODI.


21.4 – Number of overs Pakistan batted before getting bowled out in this game; their shortest completed innings in the World Cup. Their previous shortest was in 31 overs against England in the 2003 CWC. This is also Pakistan’s 2nd shortest ODI innings behind the 19.5 overs they batted in the 1993 Cape Town ODI also against the Windies.


105 – Pakistan’s total of 105 in this game is their 2nd lowest total in the ODI World Cups. Their lowest of 74/10 came during the 1992 tournament against England.


Gayle goes past ABD:

40Chris Gayle now holds the record for hitting the most number of sixes in the ODI World Cups. He went past AB de Villiers’ tally of 37 sixes with first of the three maximums he hit in this game.


A 3-hour finish:

212 – This game between Pakistan and the Windies lasted 212 balls; the 4th shortest completed game in the World Cup. The 2003 CWC game between Canada and Sri Lanka in Paarl lasted only 140 balls. Windies defeated Bangladesh during the 2011 edition in a game that lasted 187 balls while New Zealand’s game against Kenya in the same tournament lasted 191 deliveries.


Pakistan extends their losing streak:

11 – Pakistan have lost each of their last 11 completed ODI matches; their longest such streak in this format. Pakistan lost ten ODIs in a succession between 1987 and 1988.


Six in a row for Gayle:

6 – Chris Gayle scored fifty and more in each of his last six ODI innings. He is only the 8th player to hit six or more consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODI cricket. Gayle is the 2nd West Indian with this feat after Gordon Greenidge during 1979 and 1980.


A quick-fire fifty for Universe Boss:

33 – Chris Gayle’s 33-ball fifty is now the joint-fastest in the World Cup by any player against Pakistan. Adam Gilchrist also needed 33 deliveries for his half-century against Pakistan in the 1999 CWC final.