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West Indies employed the short-ball tactics to good effect

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the second match of the ICC World Cup 2019, featuring West Indies and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Please refresh to check the latest updates.

Flier from Gayle: Two top edges, flying over the 'keeper's head and over third man, gives Gayle two fours off Hassan Ali in the second over of the chase. Meanwhile, Hope has miscued a couple off Amir but the ball lands in no-man's land.

With low totals, follow a lot of numbers. Deepu has some:

Lowest scores for Pakistan in WC: 74 vs Eng, Adelaide 1992; 105 vs WI, Nottingham 2019*; 132 vs Aus, Lord's 1999; 132 vs Ire, Kingston 2007; 134 vs Eng, Cape Town 2003

Lowest scores for Pak vs WI (ODIs): 43 - Cape Town, 1993; 71 - Brisbane, 1993; 81 - Sydney, 1992; 105 - Nottingham, 2019*

All out in fewest overs in a WC (Full-member nations): 18.5 - Ban (58) vs WI Dhaka 2011, 19.1 - Zim (99) vs Pak Kingston 2007, 21.4 - Pak (105) vs WI Nottingham 2019, 23.0 - SL (109) vs Ind Jo'burg 2003

Best figures on debut WC match (WI): 7/51 - W Davis v Aus, Headingley 1983; 5/51 - R Rampaul v Ind, Chennai 2011; 4/20 - B Julien v SL, Manchester 1975; 4/27 - O THOMAS v Pak, Nottingham 2019*

Lowest ODI totals in Nottingham: 83 - SA vs Eng, 2008; 105 - Pak vs WI, 2019*; 138 - SL vs Pak, 1975; 147 - Eng vs WI, 2004

Pakistan bounced out for 105: The final wicket, which was picked up by Thomas, was a full one as he bowled Riaz to bag his fourth. The only other dismissal which wasn't to a short delivery was Shadab's leg-before. The rest have all been to short deliveries as Thomas (4-27), Holder (3-42) and Russell (2-4) do the bulk of the damage to bowl Pakistan out for a paltry total. Not the kind of start Pakistan would have . They'll now be hoping to salvage some pride with the ball and try to make a game of it.

Believe it or not, Pakistan have managed to cross the 100-run mark. All thanks to Wahab Riaz, who has belted two sixes and a four off Holder in the 21st over to help his team to 103 for 9. Meanwhile, Russell's ankle is giving him some problems.

And three for Oshane: It's now eight out of nine Pakistan wickets to short deliveries. Hafeez was in an awkward position while going for a pull and ended up getting a top edge to Cottrell behind square.

It's three for Holder now: Hasan Ali is the next to depart, another short of a length delivery proving to be the downfall of a Pakistan batsman. The batsman was in no position to pull it but went ahead with the shot anyway and ended up handing a simple catch to Cottrell at mid off. Pakistan are 81 for 8. Will they reach 100?

Make it two for Holder: Another short ball does the trick for West Indies as Imad Wasim, in his attempt to pull one to the leg side, ends up giving Gayle a catch at first slip. He departs for 1 as Pakistan are reduced to 77 for 6. Sorry, make it 78 for 7. Such is the limited interval between wickets as Oahsne bags his second in the next over, trapping Shadab in front.

More trouble for Pakistan, as their skipper departs for 8 to give his West Indies counterpart his first wicket. Looking to play one fine down the leg, Sarfaraz ended up gloving it to Hope, who takes his fourth catch. The onfield umpire initially ruled in favour of the batsman, but upon review replays revealed that there there was some glove involved forcing the umpire to reverse the original decision. Pakistan are reeling at 75 for 5 in the 17th over.

But Oshane makes it up, thanks to a loose shot from Babar, who throws his bat at a wide delivery and gets an edge. A super take from Hope, who flies to his right and takes it mid-air to send back Babar for 22. Pakistan are in more trouble, reduced to 62 for 4.

Brathwaite could have bagged a wicket too, but for Hetmyer who puts down a simple chance at backward point to give Babar a reprieve.

Another for Russell: Generating good pace and bounce, clocking 90mph and more, Russell is really pumped up for this World Cup. And the reward is another wicket for him as he sends back Haris Sohail for 8, with a delivery that rose sharply from length and took the outside edge of the bat before landing in the 'keeper's hands. Pakistan slip to 45 for 3 in the 10th over.

Andre Russell comes on as the first-chance bowler. Deepu informs me that this is only the third ODI for Russell after the 2015 World Cup. Can he make an impact? Oh, yes he does. he gets the dangerman Fakhar with a short delivery, which hit the grill on the batsman's helmet and then ricocheted on to the stumps. Fakhar departs for 22 off 16, leaving Pakistan at 35 for 2 in the sixth over.

Loose bowling: Despite the early wicket, there have been several freebies which Fakhar and Babar have capitalised upon. 10 runs comes off the fourth over, bowled by Holder, while Cottrell begins with a full toss in the fifth over which is driven past mid off for a four by Babar.

Cottrell strikes: A short delivery does the trick for the bowler as Imam, who attempts a pull, probably went too hard at it as he ends up gloving it down the legside to the 'keeper to depart for an 11-ball 2. Pakistan are 17 for 1 after three overs.

A testing opening over from Cottrell, who beats the outside edge of Imam's bat a couple of times. There's some early movement. Does it have to do with the cloudy overhead conditions? A certain colleague of mine, Bharath Ramaraj, would disagree. Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman beings positively from the other end, straight driving Holder for three before clearing the deep square-lelg fence for the first maximum. He also had no trouble in slapping a short delivery from Cottrell over the in-field through the off side.

Toss and teams: West Indies opt to field. Evin Lewis and Shannon Gabriel, who are yet to reach full fitness, aren't part of the eleven, neither are Kemar Roach and Fabian Allen. Pakistan leave out Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

Pitch report: "It is slightly overcast today. There is a tinge of grass on this wicket but that wouldn't excite the fast bowlers. It is white and it is firm and the curator told that they have tried to get the moisture out. 'Bowlers can expect nothing'. There will be some moisture initially but after that it will be a proper batting track," says Michael Holding.

Build-up:

Blanked 5-0 by Australia in their home series at the UAE and only managing to avoid another whitewash at the hands of England due to a an abandoned game because of rain, Pakistan are entering the World Cup with a 10-match losing streak in ODIs. Their opponents, West Indies, are carrying with them the confidence of having secured a series win against the No. 1 team in the world, and although they went down to Bangladesh in a tri-series final, the Caribbean team are in a much better frame of mind when compared to Pakistan.

Losing to Afghanistan and a washed out game against Bangladesh during the warm-ups haven't served Pakistan in their preparations for the mega event. West Indies too were involved in a warm-up game that was affected by rain but the fact that they posted a 400-plus total against New Zealand in their next game and registered a comfortable victory, would hold them in good stead going into the World Cup.

Will West Indies become the first team to post a 500-plus total? Will Pakistan be able to snap their losing streak? Rob Johnston has more on the 'Clash of contrasting approaches'. He also writes about 'The return of the West Indies fear factor'

What about the head to head record?

Well, West Indies have a clear lead there although Pakistan have done well to reduce the gap since their repeated losses to West Indies in the initial editions of the World Cup. Rishi Roy looks back at the West Indies-Pakistan clashes in the World Cup.

Also read:

Being brash, bold, and unapologetically Caribbean - by Vithushan Ehantharajah, who writes about Jason Holder and his desire to create his own legacy with the current team.

Destined to play for Pakistan, is Shaheen Afridi - by Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi, who profiles the rise of the young left-arm pacer and how it has served as a testimony to Pakistan's rich fast-bowling culture

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