Facts from the Day Two of Word Cup: Pakistan vs West Indies 2021

West Indies defeated Pakistan at Trent Bridge by seven wickets on Friday. With that defeat, Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 match broke a series of records on just the second day of the World Cup 2019.

Oshane Thomas, the fast bowler of West Indies, bagged four wickets, and Pakistan was all out in just 21.4 overs scoring 105. West Indies made their way to victory in its 13.4 overs, with Chris Gayle scoring a 50. He reached the half-century in 33 balls, collecting six fours and three sixes.

The vulnerable batting order of Pakistan was exposed by short-pitched bowling by the opponent team’s pacer. The top scorers for Pakistan were Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman (openers), scoring 22 each. Unfortunately, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafeez were the only other batsmen who reached double-figure scores.

Riaz scored 18, whereas Hafeez managed to collect 16. The captain of the West Indies, Jason Holder, took three wickets. Andre Russell took two crucial wickets to the top of the order, giving his team the momentum.

The Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 Milestones

Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 paved the way for many milestones. It was more like Chris Gayle’s record vs Pakistan. After this match, Gayle holds the following records:

  • Most sixes in the World Cup (40)
  • Most sixes in T20s (95)
  • Most sixes in T20Is (105)
  • Most sixes in World T20 (60)
  • Most sixes in international cricket (520)

Chris Gayle broke the record of ace batter AB de Villiers’ records in the fifth world cup of West Indies. Over the years, the team has made a habit of wrapping things quickly. The entire match winded up in merely 35.2 overs. It was also the fourth biggest victory for the team in terms of the number of remaining balls. On the other hand, Pakistan’s losing streak has touched 11 matches.

Reference Resource:

  1. https://scroll.in/field/925534/chris-gayles-record-pakistans-losing-streak-and-other-stats-from-day-two-of-world-cup
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