Pakistan slump to 105 all out against West Indies at Trent Bridge

West Indies’ seamers ran amok as Pakistan imploded to 105 all out off 21.4 overs in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash at Trent Bridge.


Oshane Thomas took 4-27 on his World Cup debut, with skipper Jason Holder (3-24) and Andre Russell (2-4) also impressing as Windies’ short-ball tactics reaped huge dividends.

The score is Pakistan’s second-lowest of all time at Cricket World Cups – their worst tally the 74 scored against England in Adelaide in 1992.

Sheldon Cottrell started the rot early when Imam-ul-Haq gloved a catch down the leg-side but it was Russell who rocked Pakistan with a barrage of short deliveries, one of which crashed into Fakhar Zaman’s grill via a top-edge before dropping into his stumps.

Haris Sohail edged Russell behind for eight to leave West Indies 45-3. Shimron Hetmyer shelled a simple chance at backward point with Babar Azam on 12, but Pakistan’s number three soon edged Thomas behind, where Shai Hope left to his right to take a diving catch.

The slide continued – Sarfaraz Ahmed given out lbw on review to Holder and Imad Wasim top-edging the captain, presenting Chris Gayle with a simple chance.

Shadab Khan departed first ball, lbw to Thomas, making it 78-7 before Hasan Ali miscued Holder to mid-off and Mohammad Hafeez fell hooking.

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