Player of the Match
Player of the Match

2.15pm If you're just back and want to know how this game panned out the way it did, Danyal Rasool's #LiveReport is your destination. Some really cool graphics and fantastic breakdown of play. If you're the traditional types, worry not, we'll have the match bulletin up very shortly. Thanks for joining us on the ride. For now, this is Shashank Kishore and Saurabh Somani saying goodbye as we gear up to trawl through Bengaluru's rush hour traffic. Cheers!

Dhaval has an advice for Holder & co: "WI have to be really careful of their batting approach going forward in the tournament. If they need to play long or chase a huge score, they need Hope and Bravo to play the anchor roles with Gayle Pooran Heytmer and Russell going after the bowlers. That way they can virtually invincible."

Ankur is reminded of that 1999 final: "So as it turns out for world cups in England, Pakistan replicated what they did back in '99 final last time in England in a world cup. So much for continuing where you left from."

Krish expects the moon and back, but hey, if I was a paying spectator, I too would be disappointed: "Match is over within 35 over, that's a shame," he says. "Provided people have paid fortune to get WC tickets, why don't the team play a T20 match just to entertain the crowd?"

Before we close here's an update from a West Indies spokesperson on Andre Russell: "Nothing to worry." Russell has arthritis, so the limping at times is a very common reaction.

2.00pm Those in Pakistan who would've just expected to get home to catch the second half after work will be massively disappointed, much like the 15 men who are in Nottingham. But they'll want to get it out of the way as soon as possible. The bright spark from today's shellacking is Mohammad Amir. He was sharp, found some swing early on and most-importantly, picked up three wickets.

The captains are up for a chat

Jason Holder: Yeah, got off to a good start, wickets with the new ball and then that batting performance. Andre Russell is an impact player, really good to see what he did today, well backed up by Oshane. We were always in the game. Credit to the boys, they really stuck to the task and finished it off. Andre gives his 100% every single time, it's great having him in the team. It's good to have a young quick like Oshane, we know he can be expensive at times but he's a genuine wicket-taker, that's the gamble we need to take in ODIs with big scores going around. Chris Gayle started off tremendously, seen teams mess up short chases, but he got us off to a really good start and imposed himself. We wanted to start with a win, very happy we've done that. Once we stay fit we can compete, have no expectations, don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves. Want to play fearless cricket and make the people back home very proud.

Sarfraz Ahmed: If you loss toss and lose so many wickets early on, it's tough to come back into the game. It was tricky for half an hour, but this is a good batting track, we didn't bat well. I think we have to play positive cricket, didn't do well today but hopefully we'll bounce back. We know they have pace bowlers who will come hard at us, but we didn't play the short ball well. Today is a bad day, confident of bouncing back. It was good to see Mohammad Amir bowling well. We always get a lot of support in England, a big thank you to them. Want them to carry on.

Misbah and Daren Ganga are with us on ESPNcricinfo Match Day to dissect this game. The presentation is coming up very soon.

Oshane Thomas is Player of the Match for his 4 for 27. Picks up his award from Sir Viv Richards. "I slept very well last night," he says. "Andre Russell led the way for us. Any time I get the ball, I'm happy to bowl and win games for West Indies." -- He's clearly a man of few words.

And for one last time today, it's time to plug this fascinating feature on the man. Had a rough childhood in an area known for its crime in Jamaica. Emerged from multiple setbacks to make this World Cup trip, and boy hasn't he started well?

Wahab Riaz to Pooran, SIX runs, that's the end of that, and it's a monstrous hit to finish it! Backed away, the bowler followed him but he still managed to hold his shape and muscle this pull to clear deep midwicket. As convincing as victories get, don't think West Indies would've even dreamt of a victory margin of this sorts. Lot of soul-searching for Pakistan, but the format gives them some leeway
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, no run, beaten as he's way too early into this pull off a slower delivery
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, FOUR runs, backs away to slap that, but gets a thick outside edge, one bounce to the third man boundary. Not where he wanted but he'll take the runs and West Indies are one blow away from a convincing win.
Wahab Riaz to Hetmyer, 1 run, looks to back away and flick but gets a thick inside edge to fine leg
Wahab Riaz to Hetmyer, 1 wide, shapes to pull so he bangs this in a lot wider, and the umpire puts his arms out to call it a wide

13 | 5 Runs | WI: 96/3 (10 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 7.38, RRR: 0.27)

  • Nicholas Pooran24 (16b)
  • Shimron Hetmyer6 (7b)
  • Hasan Ali4-0-39-0
  • Wahab Riaz3-1-28-0
Hasan Ali to Pooran, no run, squared up by the length, but he somehow manages to negotiate this with soft hands
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, 1 run, mistimed pull, down to deep square leg again
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, 2 runs, goes full, he flicks this from outside off to deep backward square leg
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, no run, defends this incoming length ball with soft hands
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, no run, sways out of the way of this short ball easily

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st36CH GayleSD Hope
2nd10CH GayleDM Bravo
3rd31CH GayleN Pooran
4th31N PooranSO Hetmyer