Oshane Thomas’ figure of 4/27 inspired West Indies to a 7 wickets victory over Pakistan, as the sub-continent outfit collapsed with just 105 runs on the board.
West Indies chased 106, with just 36.1 overs to spare.
None of the Pakistani batsmen could cross the 25 runs mark, with Fakhar Zaman and Babur Azam were the highest scorers with 22.
In the end, Wahab Riaz’s handy 18 down the order helped Pakistan to cross 100.
West Indies won the toss and chose to field. Pakistan’s openers and middle order collapsed with the blink of an eye.
Unfortunately, for Pakistan, Sheldon Cottrell got rid of Imam Ul Haq with just 17 runs on the board. Fakhar Zaman, who was looking sharp with timing lost his wicket to Andre Russell’s slow bouncer.
After that, Pakistan’s middle order couldn’t cope with the pace of the West Indian bowlers.
On the other hand, Chris Gayle’s 50 from 34 balls and Nicholas Pooran’s quickfire 34 took the Windies all the way through. “Got off to a really good start. Got wickets with the new ball which is what we ask of the guys. Russell is an impact player. Really good to see the impact he had today, followed by Oshane Thomas. Sheldon (Cottrell) started really well for us. Credit to the boys who stuck to the task,” said Windies skipper.
“If you lose the toss in these conditions, and lose wickets, it’s hard to come back into the game. Have to play positive cricket here. Didn’t do well as a batting unit today. We know they’re going to come hard with their pace bowlers. We didn’t play well against the short ball. Today was a bad day. Confident my team will bounce back. Good to see Amir bowling well. Always good support here in England,” said Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Interestingly, Trent Bridge is a venue which is known for high scoring games.