One team was too hot to handle and the other team was too cold for competition. When these 2 dark horses of the big tournament met, West Indies continued their good form over the last few months with a bowling performance that will definitely scare few teams.
Winning the toss, Jason Holder, the captain of West Indies decided to bowl first with the overcast sky. His decision soon was proven right when Pakistani batsmen started playing some really lose strokes and most of them to the short pitch bowling.
Andre Russel this day hurried the batsmen with pace and bounce to claim 2 wickets along with Thomas and Holder who chipped in with 4 and 3 wickets each. For Pakistan, only Babar Azam showed some resistance with 33 ball stay at the crease but he too got out with a careless shot.
Then in the chase, Chris Gayle took his time early to hit a half century in the first match of his last cricket world cup. After his wicket, it was just formality that was completed duly by Pooran and Hetmyer.