World Cup Match 10: West Indies vs Pakistan Review
Updated - Feb 21, 2015 6:18 am
World Cup Match 10: West Indies vs Pakistan Review:
This is the reason Pakistan is considered as one of the most unpredictable sides in world cricket. One day you can find them have beating a big team comfortably, then the next day they 1/4 chasing 300 odd runs.
West Indies batted first in this Group B encounter. Both teams had lost a match, Pakistan to India and West Indies to a spirited Ireland. The opening combination worked for a little while for WI, but it was the middle order that came to the party for West Indies. Lendl Simmons (50), Denesh Ramdin (51), Marlon Samuels (38) continued to chip away at the Pakistani bowlers. Andre Russell provided the last nitro boost to the innings once again scoring 42 runs off just 13 balls with 4 sixes and 3 fours. Mohd. Irfan was the pick of the Pakistani bowler picking up on wicket for 44 runs and Haris Sohail picked up 2 for 62 in his 9 overs. Sohail Khan went for 73 runs in his 10 overs and 1 runs.
Pakistan couldn’t have hoped for a worst start, Jerome Taylor destroyed the top order dismissing Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan and Haris Sohail for 0 and Holder dismissing Ahmed Shehzad for 1 leaving Pakistan 1/4 in 3 overs. The next batsman tried to stem the fall of wickets, but it was just Shoaib Maqsood (50), Umar Akmal (59) and Shahid Afridi (28) who reached double figures in the innings.
Jerome Taylor and Andre Russell took 3 wickets each and spinner Suleiman Benn chipped in with 2/39 to complete the Pakistani humiliation. Pakistan was all out for 160 runs, giving the West Indies a massive victory by 150 runs, which will give their net run rate a huge boost. Pakistan on other hand is very close to going out of the World cup if they lose one more match. West Indies can only get better after this morale boosting win against a tough team and the way they played shows that though they lost to Ireland, they can be more competitive if it comes to survival.
Andre Russell got the Man of the match award for his 42 of 13 and 3/33.
West Indies 310/6 (D. Ramdin 51, L Simmons 50; H Sohail 2/62) beat Pakistan 160/10 (U Akmal 59, S Maqsood 50; J Taylor 3/15) by 150 runs.