result
2nd match, Nottingham, May 31 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(13.4/50 ov, target 106)108/3
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 218 balls remaining)
player of the match
Oshane Thomas
West Indies
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• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Oshane Thomas and Andre Russell keep it short and to the point as Pakistan are routed

West Indies lay a marker by crushing Pakistan with 36.2 overs to spare at Trent Bridge

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Pakistan105/10(21.4 overs)
Fakhar Zaman22 (16)
Babar Azam22 (33)
West Indies108/3(13.4 overs)

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?

13.4
6
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

13.3
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, no run

beaten as he's way too early into this pull off a slower delivery

13.2
4
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.

13.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Hetmyer, 1 run

looks to back away and flick but gets a thick inside edge to fine leg

13.1
1w
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

end of over 135 runs
WI: 96/3CRR: 7.38 RRR: 0.27 • Need 10 from 37 overs
Nicholas Pooran24 (16)
Shimron Hetmyer6 (7)
Hasan Ali4-0-39-0
Wahab Riaz3-1-28-0
12.6
Hasan Ali to Pooran, no run

squared up by the length, but he somehow manages to negotiate this with soft hands

12.5
1
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, 1 run

mistimed pull, down to deep square leg again

12.4
2
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, 2 runs

goes full, he flicks this from outside off to deep backward square leg

12.3
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, no run

defends this incoming length ball with soft hands

12.2
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, no run

sways out of the way of this short ball easily

12.1
2
Hasan Ali to Hetmyer, 2 runs

back of length on middle and leg, he tucks this behind square and they scamper back for the second. Imad had to run across a long way, from deep midwicket

end of over 1214 runs
WI: 91/3CRR: 7.58 RRR: 0.39 • Need 15 from 38 overs
Nicholas Pooran24 (15)
Shimron Hetmyer1 (2)
Wahab Riaz3-1-28-0
Mohammad Amir6-0-26-3
11.6
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, no run

bunts this to Shadab at point

11.5
2
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, 2 runs

bounces away from Hafeez running around at fine leg, another top-edge to an ill-advised pull. Gets away

11.4
6
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, SIX runs

flat-batted disdainfully over mid-on! Did he just look in some sort of discomfort earlier? Woah, no traces of that with this one. Thumped. Special, absolutely special

11.3
4
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, FOUR runs

fends this lifter to get a thick outside edge that flies over the slip cordon to the third man boundary

11.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Hetmyer, 1 run

put down at deep square! Full marks for the effort though. The plan was right. Short at good pace, outside off, above his shoulders, getting him to fetch the pull from way outside off. No control for Hetmyer but he survives. Possible that Imam may have just reacted a split-second late. Lucky escape

11.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Pooran, 1 run

skiddy short ball, pulled to deep midwicket

end of over 116 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 77/3CRR: 7.00 RRR: 0.74 • Need 29 from 39 overs
Shimron Hetmyer0 (1)
Nicholas Pooran11 (10)
Mohammad Amir6-0-26-3
Wahab Riaz2-1-14-0
10.6
Amir to Hetmyer, no run

nice and full on the stumps, defended

Three slips in place

Watch on Hotstar (India Only): All of Pakistan's wickets (Statutory warning: Not for the faint of heart, but definitely for fans of fast bowling)

10.5
W
Amir to Gayle, OUT

point takes a dolly, Gayle was increasingly looking edgy with that back issue. Takes a swipe at this length ball, gets a top-edge and that's an easy catch. He's done his job though.

Chris Gayle c Shadab Khan b Mohammad Amir 50 (51m 34b 6x4 3x6) SR: 147.05
10.4
1
Amir to Pooran, 1 run

squared up by the length but he gets some bat to this, runs down to third man where Wahab throws himself to stop it

Best performances - batters
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
50 runs (34)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
4801118135
Nicholas Pooran portrait
N Pooran
34 runs (19)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control53%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
2 fours
1 six
0104311600
Best performances - bowlers
Oshane Thomas portrait
O Thomas
O
5.4
M
0
R
27
W
4
ECO
4.76
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mohammad Amir portrait
Mohammad Amir
O
6
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
4.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesICC Cricket World CupPakistan tour of England
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Oshane Thomas
Oshane Thomas
Match numberODI no. 4144
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Match days31 May 2019 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsWest Indies 2, Pakistan 0