Pakistan loses 1st match disgracefully in Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan cricket team walked to 105 all out with at least half of the overs left whereas, West Indies won with seven wickets standing with 36.2 overs left.
Chris Gayle, the veteran great batsman emitted more runs off the edge than most of Pakistan’s players did in the first match against West Indies in the Cricket World Cup 2019.
Oshane Thomas, the fifth bowler of the West Indies bowling attack used in an all-seam attack on a batting friendly pitch of Nottinghamshire roared in to take four for 27.
Gayle scored 34-ball 50 runs to make the match one sided which could been a bit more interesting as Mohammad Amir Took some early wickets but this effort was of no use.
Imam Ul Haq was not active at the outfield and dropped a catch which could been easy to hold with a dive but he didn’t.
Pakistan cricket supporters who did not get the tickets were quietly relieved that they did not have to witness their team evacuating the magazine on senseless shots to rising short balls.
Oshane Thomas, who belongs to Melbourne Cricket Club in Kingston, from which Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh also played before they appeared into the greater game, made no apology for spending his morning bowling at Adam’s apples.
“You get two bouncers an over,” Thomas said, “And you’ve got to use them.”
Sarfaraz Ahmed stated that the toss was too significant: “That is why we wanted to bowl first. At the start we lost too many wickets. That’s why we didn’t come back into the game.”
Holder was not depending on the toss: “Well, that’s the time the cricket is supposed to start and I can’t control that. You know, the toss is 50-50, so I can’t have full control of that, either. It’s the same for both sides. Whether you bat or bowl in the first half of the game, you’ve got to look to do it and do it well.”
“First, we have to back ourselves and not think too much about what happened today,” Sarfaraz said. “That match is gone, so, IN SHAA ALLAH, we have the type of players who can win the next match for us. Inshallah, we will bounce back.”
Holder issued an oblique warning to opposing teams to expect what happened on Friday: “We want to be aggressive with whoever we’re playing against. It’s something we need to do in order to pick up wickets. With the modern-day game, if you are not picking wickets up throughout the innings you’re going to struggle to contain teams. So we want to be aggressive even if we give up a few runs up front trying to get wickets.