Chris Gayle smashes 50 as West Indies beat Pakistan by seven wickets
Nottingham, May 31 (IBNS): Chris Gayle smashed 50 runs as West Indies dominated the match to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in their World Cup opener here on Friday.
After bowling out Pakistan for 105 runs, West Indies reached 108 runs for the loss of three wickets in the 14th over of the game.
Gayle played a quick-fire knock of 50 runs where he smashed six boundaries and three sixes.
Pooran remained unbeaten at 34 runs.
Mohammad Amir picked up three wickets for Pakistan.
West Indies bowlers shined as they bowled out Pakistan for 105 runs in teir first World Cup match here on Friday.
Thomas and skipper Jason Holder bowled their heart out as they picked up four and three wickets each to finish off the Asian team's batting line-up.
The Pakistani batsmen looked helpless infront of the West Indies spirited bowling performance.
Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam remained the top scorers for Pakistan as they added 22 runs each.
Wahab Riaz played a blistering knock of 11-ball 18 at the end, where he smashed one boundary and two sixes, as he helped Pakistan cross the 100-run mark.