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ICC World Cup 2015: Pakistan vs West Indies - Stats of the match

Interesting stats from the Pool B match between Pakistan and West Indies.

West Indies completed a crushing 150-run victory against Pakistan earlier today

The Pool B clash between Pakistan and West Indies in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier today saw the men from the Caribbean emerge victorious by humiliating Pakistan to a 150-run defeat. After being sent in to bat by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on winning the toss, West Indies went on to score 310 for 6 in 50 overs after being moderately placed at 195-4 in 40 overs, thanks to Andre Russell’s destructive innings of 42 in just 13 balls. Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons also chipped in with handy contributions, registering fairly brisk half-centuries.

Pakistan were never on course to chase the total. They lost their first four batsmen – Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail and Ahmed Shehzad – in a span of just 19 balls. Soon after, they lost the trustworthy Misbah, who has come to the rescue of the batting line-up on so many occasions in the recent past, on the score of 7.

With Pakistan on 25 for 5 and their run chase in danger of completely falling apart, Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal came together at the crease. They started to reconstruct the innings and offered some respectability to the Pakistan innings, scoring fifties in the process. However, they couldn’t save Pakistan from humiliation as they were eventually bowled out for a paltry 160 in 39 overs, putting them in danger of a first round exit at the World Cup for the third time in their history.

Here are some of the important numbers from the match:  

150 – Pakistan recorded their biggest margin of defeat in a World Cup match today. The previous highest margin was 112 runs when they lost to England in the 2003 World Cup. It is also West Indies' biggest One-Day International (ODI) win over Pakistan.

1-4 – Pakistan's run chase of 311 got off to a horrendous start as they lost 4 wickets within the first 4 overs with just one run on the board. Statistically, this is the worst ever by the top four batsmen in an ODI, overtaking Canada’s 4 for 4 against Zimbabwe in 2006. 

79 – West Indies scored a phenomenal 79 runs at a run rate of 15.8 in the last 5 overs of their innings, compared to only 16 runs in the 5 overs of the batting powerplay.

2 – Number of times Pakistan have been evicted from the prestigious tournament in the first round. The first occasion was in the 2003 World Cup while the second was just four years later, in 2007.

130.04 – Andre Russell’s strike rate in ODIs is the highest by anyone who has batted at least 30 innings in ODI history.

22 – Number of ducks recorded by Younis Khan in ODI cricket, the third most by a Pakistani batsman. Shahid Afridi, with 29 ducks, is on top of this list among Pakistanis.

23.16 – Chris Gayle's poor form in ODIs continued as he was dismissed for just 4 off the bowling of Mohammad Irfan. The 35-year-old averages just 23.16 in ODIs played since April 2012. 

56 – Number of runs required by Gayle to reach the landmark of 1000 runs against Pakistan.

3 – Number of consecutive ICC events in which West Indies have now defeated Pakistan. The two earlier victories came in the Champions Trophy 2013 and World T20 2014. 

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