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Andre Russell Leads West Indies Past Pakistan

Andre Russell

ICC Cricket World Cup, 10th Match, Pool B: West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs at Christchurch, Feb 21, 2015.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell of the West Indies. Photo by Joel Ford-IDI/IDI via Getty Images. WICB Cricket

Pakistan never recovered from the disastrous start in their chase of 311 and were bowled out for 160 by the West Indies in their second Pool B World Cup game on Saturday.

The Caribbean side won by 150 runs at Christchurch to move to second place in the group, while Pakistan,  falling to their second successive Pool B defeat, are one from the bottom.

West Indies, after making 310 runs from their 50 overs got off to a brilliant start after opener Nasir Jamshed and top order batsmen Younis Khan and Haris Sohail all fell without scoring in a dismal chase.

Fast bowler Jerome Taylor removed Jamshed and Khan in the opening over, before removing Sohail in his second.

The other opener Ahmed Shehzad fell for just one run when West Indies captain Jason Holder had him caught at fifth slip by Lendl Simmons as Pakistan got off to the worst start at a World Cup -- eclipsing the 4 for 4 by Canada.

They were struggling at 1 for 4.

Wicketkeeper  Umar Akmal led with 59 and Sohaib Maqsood added 50 runs to lead the way for Pakistan, who got 28 from Shahid Afridi.

Only three Pakistan batsmen reached double figures in scoring.

Taylor finished with three wickets for 15 runs off 7 overs, with Man-of-the-Match Russell taking three for 33 from 8 overs.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell of the West Indies. WICB Media Photo/Philip Spooner

West Indies Innings: 310/6 (50 Overs). Denesh Ramdin+ 51, Lendl Simmons 50, Darren Bravo 49 Retire Hurt, Andre Russell 42*; Haris Sohail 9-0-62-2, Mohammad Irfan 10-0-44-1, Wahab Riaz 10-0-67-1, Sohail Khan 10-1-73-1.

Pakistan Innings: 160 All Out (39 Overs). Umar Akmal+59, Sohaib Maqsood 50, Shahid Afridi 28, Misbah-ul-Haq* 7; Jerome Taylor 7-1-15-3, Andre Russell 8-2-33-3, Sulieman Benn 9-0-39-2, Jason Holder 7-2-23-1.

------------------------------------------------Earlier Report------------------------------------------------

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Sporting Alert) -- Hard hitting allrounder Andre Russell belted a 13 ball unbeaten 42 to help guide the West Indies to 310 for 6 in their second game of the 2015 ICC World Cup against Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Russell blasted 4 huge sixes and 3 fours in his blistering knock as the West Indies improved from 259 for 5 when Darren Sammy felled for 30 in the 48th over, to score over 300 runs after being asked to bat by Pakistan.

Denesh Ramdin made 51 for the Caribbean side, while Lendl Simmons scored 50 runs in the total, as Pakistan gave away 23 extras, including 14 wides.

Darren Bravo reached 49 before he was forced to retire hurt after picking up a hamstring injury just after the West Indies took the Powerplay in the 32nd over.

Vice-captain Marlon Samuels made 38 from 52 balls with opener Dwayne Smith reaching 23 from 27 balls before he went early again.

Haris Sohail took two wickets for Pakistan, but the likes of Sohail Khan and Wahab Riaz were very expensive.

Earlier Pakistan made one change from the side that was beaten by India in their opening World Cup game, as Nasir Jamshed comes into the side for Yasir Shah.

Hard hitting opener Chris Gayle failed again with the bat after going in the fifth over for just four runs.

The West Indies dropped fast bowler Kemar Roach and recalled spinner Sulieman Benn, who is expected to get some assistance from the pitch.

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Sports is just pure awesomeness. That's Mark's favourite saying and he does enjoy covering various sporting events in the Caribbean. Mark has been covering Caribbean related events since the mid 2000s.

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