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Windies bounce back with Pak win

West Indies bounced back from their four-wicket shock loss to Ireland crushing Pakistan by 150 runs in their second Group B match of the World Cup at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday

After losing to archrivals India by 76 runs in their opener, Pakista were once again chasing above 300 runs after the Windies amassed 310-6 in 50 overs on the back of some power hitting at the end of the innings. Pakistan were left clueless when they lost their first four wickets for just one run then 25-5 before they were bundled out for just 160 in 39 overs.

Jerome Taylor put Pakistan in the back foot picking up three of the first five quick wickets to fall. Jason holder removed opener Ahmed Shehzad and Andre Russell got rid of skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. Sohaib Maqsood and Umark Akmal spared Pakistan blushes sharing 80 runs for the sixth wicket. Maqsood lost his wicket to Darren Sammy for 50 off 66 hitting four boundaries and a six. Shahid Afridi and Akmal tried to reduce the margin of defeat with another 34-run partnership. Akmal played some blistering knocks clobbering five fours and a six before falling prey to Russell in the 32nd over. Akmal made 59 off 71. Afridi was the ninth Pakistan wicket to fall for 28 off 26 with four boundaries.Russell, who earlier lifted Windies total past 300 slamming 42 off just 13 balls, took 3-33 in eight overs. Taylor returned the figures of 3-15 from seven and Sulieman Benn took 2-39 from nine overs.Windies lost opener Devon Smith (23) and Chris Gayle with 28 runs on the board before Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels consolidated the score with a 75-run partnership. Haris Sohail dismissed Samuels for 38 off 52 with four boundaries. Bravo was retired hurt for 49 off 78 with three boundaries. Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons then made some quick runs slamming half centuries taking the Windies across 200-run mark with 10 overs remaining. Ramdin made 51 off 43 with seven fours. Simmon was joined by Sammy who collected 30 off 28 with three fours and a six. Then came a whirlwind knock from Russell who smashed four sixes and three boundaries to help Windies post a challenging total. Simmons made exactly 50 from 46 with two sixes and four boundaries. On a disastrous day on the field for Pakistanwho dropped three clean catches, Haris Sohail took 2-62 from nine overs.

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