Everything at 2 p.m. and it was the firepower of the West Indians – war by bouncer – that did it.
The maroon men called on their ancestors' destructive fame to blow up Pakistan for just 105 in 21.4 unilateral remains for an early lunch. A run-fest was predicted, a demolition took place.
Oshane Thomas, a raw 22-year-old Jamaican, led the way on paper, at least with four wickets, Captain Jason Holder overcame an indifferent early spell to trap three, but it was Andre Russell's peppering the Pakistani armpits that attacked gunpowder.
Young fast bowler Oshane Thomas took four wickets during a devastating World Cup debut
Veteran batter Chris Gayle led the chase with a ball from 50 out of 34 for the West Indies
The West Indies cut off the insignificant total, Chris Gayle struck three sixes on the way to silence the partisan crowd of local Asians within 14 surpluses.
Those supporters had come here with their horns blasting and their green flags in their hands, but barely had the chance to wave the crescent and star in celebration. One-sided hardly covers the margin of seven vanes.
Pakistan has now lost eleven ODIs in a row, a statistic that England will try to expand when they meet here on Monday. Jofra Archer, our new destroyer, must lick his lips about the vulnerabilities that were shown recently, yesterday.
Gayle top scored with 50, his first six names are World Cup distance to 38 and for AB de Villiers & # 39; in the record books.
He hurt his back and rocked back to mow a majestic four and then more like an articulated truck than usual. This tournament is his last hurray, 39 years old, and it was a nice cameo with which he treated us at the start of his team's quest for the next six weeks.
Still hope for Pakistan? Mohammad Amir bowed beautifully. But it was too late for that.
The 39-year-old seemed to be bothered by a back injury sustained during the competition
West Indies celebrate Imad Wasim's wicket for a score of just a single Jason Holder
Pakistan's Wahab Riaz is bowled and is still a victim of man-of-the-match Thomas
Wink and you missed another Pakistani batsman who walked back to the pavilion with his club under his arm and tail between his legs.
Yes, the West Indies fared well, the roughening of Pakistan with a few short shells, but it was a miserable performance by the men under attack. They allowed themselves to be discombobulated.
The crowd here mainly supported Pakistan and they had brought their national flags to cheer with joy.
But there was little of that. A six from Fakhar Zaman, half as it flew to the square leg line, was as good as it really became. A few late sixes from Wahab Riaz – before his stumps went splat to end the torture – hardly counted.
Sheldon Cottrell took the vital first wicket from Imam-ul-Haq to start the demolition job
Andre Russell picked up two wickets from the top order of Pakistan during the first innings
Opener Fakar Zaman was fired for 22 points by Russell – the joint highest score of Pakistan
Imam c S Hope b Cottrell 2
Fakhar b Russell 22
Babar c S Hope b Thomas 22
Haris c S Hope b Russell 8
Sarfaraz c S Hope b Holder 8
Hafeez c Cottrell b Thomas 16
Wasim c Gayle b Holder 1
Shadab lbw b Thomas 0
Hassan c Cottrell b Holder 1
Wahab b Thomas 18
emir not out 3
Extras 2nb 2w 0b 0lb 4
Total: 105 everything out
Gayle c Shadab b Amir 50
S Hope c Hafeez b Amir 11
Bravo c Babar b Amir 0
Pooran not from 34
Hetyer not out of 7
Extras 0nb 3w 0b 3lb 6
The partisan crowd threw short balls and naturally cheered wildly whatever they could, but the excitement for them was desperately short-lived.
They were particularly annoyed by the brilliance of Andre Russell & # 39; s deadly early spell.
He placed the ball again and again at arm and shoulder height: a tricky place that did not count for the permitted two inflatables, which only count between the shoulder and the height of the head.
Russell & # 39; s sizzling spell of three overs – and two wickets in 12 balls – had got Pakistan rolling. Fakhar and Babar Azam, both with 22, scored top.
The West Indies were many people outside betting for the Cup itself, but more for the dynamics of their batting than the power of their bowling.
And then this deadly occurrence under a cloudy sky of Nottingham after they inserted Pakistan.
Thanks to all bowlers from the West Indies. The rough Oshane Thomas took four, with Sheldon Cottrell one – the first, when Imam-ul-Haq went for two.
It was then 17-1 and we could hardly suspect that the Pakistani innings would be literally over before lunch was prepared.
Haris Sohail was only able to register eight points before he was caught by Shai Hope on Russell
West Indies captain Jason Holder delivered an off-color first spell but then took three wickets
Mohammad Amir took all three West Indies wickets during the heavy defeat at Trent Bridge
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