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10th Match, Pool B, Christchurch, Feb 20 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(39/50 ov, target 311)160
West Indies won by 150 runs
player of the match
Andre Russell
West Indies
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Russell leads rout of sloppy Pakistan

Two most frustrating teams of these times matched each other mistake for mistake until West Indies took the decisive advantage in the last 14 overs of their innings and the first four of the defence

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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
West Indies310/6(50 overs)
Pakistan160/10(39 overs)
end of over 392 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 160/10CRR: 4.10 RRR: 13.73 • Need 151 from 11 overs
Mohammad Irfan2 (11)
Sulieman Benn9-0-39-2
Andre Russell8-2-33-3

6.25pm That's it from all of us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Until next time, ta ta!

Misbah-ul-Haq: "Tough day, especially after winning the toss. There was a little bit in the pitch, could not really exploit that. Gave away too many runs in the last few overs. Last two games boys bowled really well in the death overs. You could say credit should be given to the West Indians, they really cashed in, last 5-6 overs. Sometimes lack of confidence just does wonders like that. The guys up front are struggling a little bit. First 10 overs, in New Zealand conditions, it was seaming a little bit, they bowled really well, we could not negotiate the new ball. It's always difficult. Performances like that can dent you, damage you, we have some time, next game is nine days away. We need to really recover mentally and think about our game. This is how World Cups are. You have to pick yourself up, think about your strategies, think about where you can improve. They are in good form, they batted well in the practice games, that's a positive for us. But we need to perform as a team, one or two performances will not win it for you."

Jason Holder: "Wonderful performance, batted really well. Russell and Sammy and Simmons and Ramdin really put their hand up at the end. Jerome Taylor bowled brilliantly and I supported him well, and we applied a lot of pressure with those early wickets. We lost the first game and we needed to make amends here, really pleased we did that."

Andre Russell is the man of the match. "The way the game was set up was perfect for me to finish the innings off," he says. "Well done to the batters, they did a good job in the middle. The start from Jerome Taylor and Jason Holder, the platform was set up perfectly for me again."

David: "I thought of the Garner-Reid combo, and it looks unlikely either ever bowled to the other. They played in 2 ODIs (#412 & 421). In neither one did Garner bat, and Reid only batted in one, in which he was dismissed by Walsh on the second ball he faced. But Reid-Walsh would have been a pretty tall combo anyway!"

AhmadSaeed: "Misbah needed an extra batsman, so he went with 4 bowlers, to finish the quota of 5th bowler in hurry he could not attack WI batsman in the middle overs. Later on death overs he had very few options. Bowlers were predictable and they bowled very bad."

6.10pm West Indies are back in this World Cup. They needed a big win to recover from their defeat to Ireland, and they've won by 150 runs. It's their biggest win against Pakistan - their previous biggest runs margin being 133 runs back in 1992. It's also Pakistan's biggest defeat in a World Cup, beating the 112-run loss against England in 2003. They are now in all kinds of trouble after losing their first two games by massive margins.

38.6
W
Benn to Sohail Khan, OUT

now he connects with the slog sweep but only with the edge of his bat. Soars 20 storeys high and it's Ramdin who settles under it in the end

Sohail Khan c †Ramdin b Benn 1 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.5
38.5
Benn to Sohail Khan, no run

flatter and fuller now as Sohail makes room. Jabs at it but can't connect

38.4
Benn to Sohail Khan, no run

dangles this slower, wide outside off, and Sohail goes for a slog-sweep and misses

38.3
1
Benn to Irfan, 1 run

tossed up outside off, swung away to deep midwicket, all along the ground

38.2
1
Benn to Sohail Khan, 1 run

down the track comes Sohail, swats it away to long-off

38.1
Benn to Sohail Khan, no run

back of a length on off stump, blocked into the covers

Richard: "Did Joel Garner ever bowl to Bruce Ried (or visa versa)?" Quite possible. Reid-Ambrose as well.

end of over 38Maiden
PAK: 158/9CRR: 4.15 RRR: 12.75 • Need 153 from 12 overs
Mohammad Irfan1 (10)
Sohail Khan0 (3)
Andre Russell8-2-33-3
Sulieman Benn8-0-37-1
37.6
Russell to Irfan, no run

full, just outside off. Irfan pokes at it and the ball beats his edge once again

37.5
Russell to Irfan, no run

full on off stump, blocked back to the bowler

37.4
Russell to Irfan, no run

big appeal from the fielders behind the wicket but not from Russell. West Indies have reviewed. That seemed to swing away after beating the bat, strangely. Irfan played inside the line of that length ball with an angled bat. Absolutely nothing on snicko when the ball passes his bat. West Indies have wasted a review. Could this come back to haunt them?

37.3
Russell to Irfan, no run

short ball outside off and Irfan sways gently away from the line

37.2
Russell to Irfan, no run

in the blockhole on off stump, jabbed back at the bowler

37.1
Russell to Irfan, no run

short ball outside off, Irfan stands there and lets it go

Has there ever been a taller batsman-bowler combination than Irfan-Benn in the history of this glorious game?

end of over 373 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 158/9CRR: 4.27 RRR: 11.77 • Need 153 from 13 overs
Mohammad Irfan1 (4)
Sohail Khan0 (3)
Sulieman Benn8-0-37-1
Andre Russell7-1-33-3
36.6
1
Benn to Irfan, 1 run

length ball outside off, steered away to the left of backward point

36.5
Benn to Irfan, no run

flatter and he gets nicely forward to push into the covers

36.4
Benn to Irfan, no run

now it's slower and dips on the batsman and turns past his hesitantly thrusting bat

36.3
Benn to Irfan, no run

tossed up on off stump, and he leans forward to prod it back down the ground

Mohammad Irfan.

Gangster: "In the past year Russell has been doing well not just in domestic but in international cricket as well. He has been hitting the ball well, his line and length have improved a lot and his fielding always has been superb."

36.2
W
Benn to Afridi, OUT

and he's gone. Full-toss, and he swipes it straight into the hands of short midwicket. Nice low catch from Holder

Shahid Afridi c Holder b Benn 28 (50m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 107.69
36.1
2
Benn to Afridi, 2 runs

tossed up wide outside off, swept away towards deep square leg

end of over 361 run • 1 wicket
PAK: 155/8CRR: 4.30 RRR: 11.14 • Need 156 from 14 overs
Sohail Khan0 (3)
Shahid Afridi26 (24)
Andre Russell7-1-33-3
Sulieman Benn7-0-34-0
35.6
Russell to Sohail Khan, no run

full and wide, smashed back hard at the bowler

35.5
Russell to Sohail Khan, no run

bouncer outside off, and Sohail ducks, putting himself in more danger of getting hit than if he had just stood there

Best performances - batters
Umar Akmal portrait
Umar Akmal
59 runs (71)
5 fours
1 six
Control86%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 six
756698216
Denesh Ramdin, player portrait
D Ramdin
51 runs (43)
7 fours
0 six
Control79%
Productive shot
cut shot
18 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Jerome Taylor
JE Taylor
O
7
M
1
R
15
W
3
ECO
2.14
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell
O
8
M
2
R
33
W
3
ECO
4.12
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
Match details
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Andre Russell
Andre Russell
Match numberODI no. 3608
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days21 February 2015 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
England Image
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Fry
Match Referee
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David Boon
PointsWest Indies 2, Pakistan 0