Breakthrough for Pakistan as Hope Departs
West Indian fast bowler Oshane Thomas’s phenomenal 4-27 spell scripted a shambolic collapse of Pakistan batting line up as he played a vital role in sending the Champions Trophy winner packing on 105.
This is Pakistan’s second-lowest score in the World Cup. The team’s lowest score is 74 all out against England in 1992.
Boys played only 21.4 overs of the innings as Jason Holder picked three wickets, Andre Russel took two.
All-rounder Andre Russell exposed Pakistan´s fragile batting with two wickets in the space of 12 balls to give West Indies an early advantage.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Imad Wasim were dismissed by Jason Holder in an over.
Imam-ul-Haq was the first batsman to be dismissed, caught behind the wicket by Shai Hope for two off the bowling of left-armer Sheldon Cottrell.
Speaking after the toss, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said his team needed to survive the first few overs, adding that the pitch looked good for batting.
“We will try to post good runs on the board and then defend them,” said Sarfaraz.