West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs

Saturday, February 21, 2015
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Christchurch: Pakistan suffered their second consecutive loss as they secured a crushing 150-run defeat by the West Indies on Saturday in their second match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015.

This was the seventh victory of the Caribbeans over their Asian rivals.

Set 311 to win at Christchurch's Hagley Oval in their Cricket World Cup match, they could only reach 160 in 39 overs after Jerome Taylor led the rout in front of a crowd of nearly 15,000.

This was the worst start by any side for scoring few runs to show for the loss of four wickets. Canada previously held the record at 4-4 against Zimbabwe in 2006.

At the end of the fourth over, Pakistan were four wickets down with just one run on the board, the worst start in ODI history.

The 150-run win eclipsed the West Indies' previous biggest margin over Pakistan of 133, set in Sydney in 1992.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first.

West Indies's inning was founded on 50s to Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons. Darren Bravo retired hurt on 49 and Russell needed just 13 balls to crack 42 not out at the death.

Pakistan helped the West Indies' effort by dropping multiple catches and their quicks dropped too short.

Haris Sohail finished with figures of 2-62 and Irfan was the most economical with figures of 1-44.

From Pakistan's side Russell smashed 42 runs of just 13 balls at the fag end of West Indies innings, hitting three fours and four sixes, after half centuries from Denesh Ramdin (51) and Lendl Simmons (50) to help his side score a challenging 310 for 6 after being put into bat.

The final scoreboard:

West Indies- 310—6 (Denesh Ramdin 51, Lendl Simmons 50 not out, Darren Bravo 49 ret. hurt; Haris Sohail, 2—62)

Pakistan 160 all out in 39 overs (Umar Akmal 59, Sohaib Maqsood 50; Jerome Taylor 3—15, Andre Russell 3—33, Sulieman Benn 2—39)

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