I’ll depart you with our match report from Trent Bridge – thanks to your firm, bye!
There are two video games tomorrow, and we’ll be OBOing them each. New Zealand v Sri Lanka begins at 10.30am in Cardiff, and Australia v Afghanistan begins three hours later in Bristol.
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The Windies’ massive win means they overtake England on the high of the standings. You possibly can observe them all through the event right here:
Jason Holder speaks
“We bought new-ball wickets, which is what we requested the fellows, and we by no means seemed again from there. Andre Russell is an affect participant; it’s actually good to see him bowl like he did in the present day. We all know Oshane might be costly however he’s a real wicket-taker and that’s a bet we’re prepared to take. You might want to get wickets in one-day cricket and that’s an space we’ve pinpointed. We’ve come right here to win this World Cup however we don’t need to get too far forward of ourselves. I need us to get pleasure from our cricket, play fearless cricket and make the individuals again dwelling proud.”
Sarfaraz Ahmed speaks
“Should you lose the toss in these situations you’ll lose early wickets and it’s laborious to come back again into the sport. I feel we’ve got to bat positively, however we didn’t do it effectively in the present day. It was a nasty day for us; I’m very assured my staff will bounce again.”
Oshane Thomas is the Man of the Match for his Four-27
“I wasn’t nervous, I had a very good sleep final night time. All good. Andre Russell led the way in which along with his aggressive bowling and I simply needed to step in and do the identical factor. I don’t thoughts the place I bowl – I simply need to win video games for the West Indies.”
Effectively that de-escalated rapidly. Your complete match lasted 35.2 overs.
Nicholas Pooran (centre) and Shimron Hetmyer commiserate with the Pakistan gamers after the Windies’ emphatic victory. : David Rogers/Getty Photos
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That was a frisky cameo from Pooran, enjoying solely his second ODI. He slapped 34 from 19 balls, with 4 fours and two sixes. West Indies have completed a spectacular quantity on Pakistan. They had been ruthless with the ball, bouncing Pakistan out for 105, after which zoomed to their goal at nearly eight an over.
WEST INDIES WIN BY SEVEN WICKETS!
13.Four overs: West Indies 108-Three (Pooran 34, Hetmyer 7) Pooran hooks Wahab for six to finish a thumping victory for West Indies – with 218 balls remaining.
13th over: West Indies 96-Three (Pooran 24, Hetmyer 6) “Simply to echo Phil Russell’s sentiments about taking tea early (over Three), the tea-making individual is certainly ultimate arbiter,” says Brian Withington. “When Okay&D 2s wrapped up Earlswood in impolite haste on Saturday, mentioned tea individual was nonplussed by the early return of the ravenous horde, admitting that (s)he solely monitored overs on the scoreboard and was somewhat sketchy concerning the relevance of the wickets determine.”
12th over: West Indies 91-Three (Pooran 24, Hetmyer 1) Hetmyer is dropped on nought, a tough low probability for Imam working in from deep sq. leg. Pooran then hurries West Indies in direction of the end line with 4 and 6 from consecutive deliveries off Wahab; the six was a spectacular blow down the bottom. They want 15 extra to win from 38 overs.
WICKET! West Indies 77-Three (Gayle c Shadab b Amir 50)
A 3rd wicket for the wonderful Mohammad Amir. Gayle, who reached a bruising 33-ball fifty earlier within the over, heaved a slower ball excessive within the air and straight to backward level.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Chris Gayle. : Jason Cairnduff/Motion Photos by way of Reuters
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10th over: West Indies 71-2 (Gayle 49, Pooran 6) Gayle mistimes a swipe down the bottom off Wahab. Six runs. He follows that with consecutive fours, however hurts his again within the course of and nearly keels over whereas taking the slowest leg bye within the historical past of cricket. He has 49 from 31 balls.
ninth over: West Indies 56-2 (Gayle 35, Pooran 6) When Amir drops quick, Pooran will get his first boundary with a tennis shot by mid-on. The following ball is edged by third slip at catchable peak. Pakistan would possibly as effectively have eight slips now; a Check-match collapse is their solely probability of victory.
“Oh, I don’t know,” says John Starbuck. “Should you had been Hassan Ali’s blood strain you’d be fairly excessive and what’s unsuitable with that?”
seventh over: West Indies 48-2 (Gayle 33, Pooran 1) “Morning nap?” sniffs Robert Wilson. “Bonus nap? What number of napping choices does your life-style quiver comprise? The Drinks-Interval forty winks? The in-between-overs kip? Beneath-the-shower shuteye? Have you ever ever caught a number of ZZZs whereas brushing your precise enamel? You’re a mannequin for the children in these laborious instances, you feckless Dormouse.”
This feels nearly as good a second as any to formally my announce my candidacy for prime minister.
WICKET! West Indies 46-2 (Bravo c Babar b Amir Zero)
A second wicket for Mohammad Amir, who has bowled superbly. Bravo fences a seaming back-of-a-length supply to first slip, the place Babar Azam takes a easy catch.
West Indies’ Darren Bravo prods Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir supply to Babar Azam’s ready palms. : Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Photos
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fifth over: West Indies 38-1 (Gayle 25, Bravo Zero) The brand new batsman Darren Bravo units off for a fast single, notices Chris Gayle hasn’t moved a muscle and scampers again.
WICKET! West Indies 36-1 (Hope c Hafeez b Amir 11)
Pakistan have Hope with a capital H, however solely with a capital H. Shai Hope drives Amir excessive over further cowl, and Hafeez costs spherical from mid-on to take a very good working catch.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez takes the catch to dismiss West Indies’ Shai Hope. : Rui Vieira/AP
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4th over: West Indies 32-Zero (Gayle 24, Hope 7) Kapow! Gayle launches Hassan Ali miles over mid-on for six. Blam! Gayle smears the subsequent ball again over the bowler’s head for six extra. Sixteen runs from the over. I wouldn’t prefer to be Hassan Ali’s blood strain proper now.
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third over: West Indies 16-Zero (Gayle 9, Hope 6) The one time Pakistan received the World Cup, in 1992, they began with a 10-wicket defeat to West Indies. Hope clumps a pull over midwicket for a pair, with Chris Gayle reluctantly turning for a second, after which pops a forefront simply wanting mid-on. A superb over from Amir ends with Hope being overwhelmed exterior off stump.
“Pakistan’s batting efficiency reminds of a membership cricket dilemma that happens when a facet is bowled out early within the day – whether or not to take an early tea, or to begin the 2nd innings and take tea midway by it,” says Phil Russell. “Most batting captains would like to have an unbroken innings, though you do discover the occasional participant who wish to tick ‘not out at tea’ off their cricket bucket listing. Likewise the facet that has collapsed usually suppose quick and targeted session earlier than the interval is an efficient method to try to get again into the sport. In concept the umpires are the only real arbiters of this. In follow after all the choice is made by the tea girl (tea gents are additionally out there), as if the tea is prepared now no umpire within the land can stand up to the stare of disapproval that comes with saying ‘we’re going to return out for 20 overs, thanks anyway’.”
It’s no enjoyable to OBO, both. I needed to postpone my morning nap after I noticed Pakistan had been seven-down.
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2nd over: West Indies 10-Zero (Gayle 9, Hope 2) Hassan Ali, who seems to be throughly radged off on the crap he has been given to defend, bowls the second over. His temper doesn’t enhance any when Gayle top-edges a stiff hook stroke over the keeper for 4. Gayle performed that stroke in instalments. The following ball is edged for 4 extra, this time a lumbering drive that flew excessive over the slips, after which Gayle survives a determined LBW enchantment. It clearly pitched exterior leg stump.
“Chris Gayle at all times jogs my memory of a pet rabbit that we constructed into the principles of cricket in our specific yard,” says Danielle Tolson. “We did the usual ones (hits the facet of the home: out; again fence: six; over next-door’s fence: six however you’re out). Pet fielding guidelines had been decided by which canine was enjoying & if the cat deigned to be concerned, however enjoying with Peter the rabbit was a distinct story.
“If Peter was out on the grass & both bought bumped by the (tennis) ball or had a go at arguing with the canine about which took the catch, you had been caught out. If he was in his hutch out on the far nook of the part & it was hit, momentarily ruffling his cool, making him shuffle round slightly, you had been additionally out. No want for DRS right here. A cricket powerhouse fuelled by veggie scraps and pellets from a sack.”
He’d have been value hundreds of thousands within the IPL.
1st over: West Indies 2-Zero (Gayle 1, Hope 1) This shouldn’t take lengthy. Mohammad Amir opens the bowling to Chris Gayle, who wheezes by for a single to get off the mark. Shai Hope does likewise, minus the wheezing, off the ultimate supply.
“Afternoon Rob,” says Kim Thonger. “I would like OBO readers’ assist. I’ve began a petition to call storms after England bowlers on this World Cup 12 months. It’s going to solely go reside if 5 individuals add their electronic mail addresses at this hyperlink.”
Petition or no petition, Storm Jofra’s a-comin’ to Nottingham on Monday.
“Gee gosh I really like stick ball,” says Henry Demaria. “Following in pret while writing my annual work efficiency self evaluation. Seems I’m doing much less effectively than Pakistan. Fool query I can’t discover the reply to on Cricinfo – what’s the system on who goes by to the subsequent spherical? Is it wins, factors, some complicated algorithm or karmic legislation? Have a stunning afternoon.”
I’ll now. If Chris Gayle will get going I could possibly be having a bonus nap by 3pm. As for the league positions, they are going to be determined by: factors, obvs, then wins, internet run fee, head-to-head outcomes, pre-tournament seeding and a Sopranos-themed quiz.
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An early theme of this World Cup has been the invention of previous tweets. Not within the those-views-do-not-reflect-the-person-I-am-in-2019 sense, fortunately. Yesterday we had Jofra Archer’s the helmet salesman; in the present day we’ve got Kagiso Rabada the fanboy.
@finnysteve. A really massive fan of yours , retweet ? 🙂
March 12, 2013
(I’m assuming these tweets are actual. I do not know how that factor works.)
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Extra interval studying, which has on no account posted right here solely as a result of I wrote a 3rd of it
Thanks Simon, hi there everybody. That was a severe assertion of intent from Pakistan, whose 4 victories in world tournaments have all come after effigy-inspiring defeats within the opening recreation. They put down a marker with an immaculate collapse at Trent Bridge, the place they had been bounced out in simply 21.Four overs.
However critically of us – as a result of generally the banter has to cease – West Indies are real contenders to win the World Cup for the primary time since 1996, and the world is thus a greater place.
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And with that I’m going at hand over to Rob, who will cowl the anticipated Gayle-related carnage. Everyone knew that the West Indies boast a superb batting line-up, however their bowlers have simply made a hell of an announcement. All emails to him right here, please. I depart you with a little bit of interval-shaped studying. Bye!
“God, thanks for this, the Windies bringing it makes me completely euphoric,” writes Robert Wilson. “It doesn’t simply make me really feel younger once more, it makes the solar shine and the birds sing. It brings again mass literacy and political hope. It reorients the poles and the Van Allen Belt. Previous individuals’s houses are in tumult in the present day, as crumbling grandfathers dance insanely across the automotive park of their Viv Richards pyjamas. Holder is kind of merely the most effective captain in world Cricket. And a complete mensch as well.”
21.Four overs: Pakistan 105 all out In different attention-grabbing information from that two-thirds-of-an-over, Thomas gave away one other no-ball, which wasn’t really a no-ball in any respect however at that stage Pakistan actually wanted some freebies. Mohammad Amir solely will get a single from the free hit. Russell stoops to select up the ball, and one way or the other manages to injure himself doing so. Because the innings involves an finish, the bowler whose two early wickets set Pakistan on the street to break is off the pitch receiving remedy to a jarred knee.
WICKET! Wahab b Thomas 18 (Pakistan 105 all out)
And that wraps it up! Wahab Riaz shuffles backwards to present himself some room to clout the ball, doesn’t clout the ball, and is cleaned out!
Wahab Riaz of Pakistan is bowled by Oshane Thomas. : David Rogers/Getty Photos
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21st over: Pakistan 103-9 (Wahab 18, Amir 2) Six! Six runs! Holder bowls quick to Wahab and he nails this one, hoisting it over midwicket! After which 4 over cowl, adopted by one other large six over sq. leg! Pakistan lastly attain triple figures, and in fairly some model!
What Pakistan want now’s the type of rain that saved them in Adelaide 1992 when CWC was identical format. Bowled out for 74, England 24-1 after Eight overs, down comes the rain. Pakistan squeeze into SFs by one level (for that NR) and beat England in ultimate.
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20th over: Pakistan 86-9 (Wahab 2, Amir 1) Thomas bowls the noest of no balls, overstepping by an enormous margin, however the free hit, a slower quick ball, goes unhit. “It is a little bit of a sorry shambles,” says Man Hornsby. “I do have an actual mushy spot for Pakistan, however you need to marvel how damaging the collection in opposition to us was for his or her confidence. Their bowlers are high quality, however they’ll don’t have anything to defend if they provide it away like this.”
WICKET! Hafeez c Cottrell b Thomas 16 (Pakistan 83-9)
One other quick ball, one other wicket! Hafeez will get his physique out of the way in which however forgets about his bat, and unintentionally lifts the ball to deep superb leg!
West Indies’ Sheldon Cottrell catches out Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez. : Tim Goode/PA
Oshane Thomas celebrates taking the wicket of Mohammad Hafeez. : Jason Cairnduff/Motion Photos by way of Reuters
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WICKET! Hasan Ali c Cottrell b Holder 1 (Pakistan 81-Eight)
And one other one! Wanting a size once more, and it’s top-edged straight to mid off!
Pakistan’s Hasan Ali seems to be dejected as he walks off after shedding his wicket. : Jason Cairnduff/Motion Photos by way of Reuters
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18th over: Pakistan 80-7 (Hafeez 14, Hasan 1) That is carnage. Thomas bowls into Hasan Ali’s physique, and he desperately fends it into the air. Quick leg would have had the best of catches, had he existed.
WICKET! Shadab Khan lbw b Thomas Zero (Pakistan 78-7)
A uncommon full supply and Shadab is caught unexpectedly, will get nothing on it and is completely plum!
West Indies’ Oshane Thomas bowls a LBW to dismiss Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. : Jason Cairnduff/Motion Photos by way of Reuters
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17th over: Pakistan 77-6 (Hafeez 12, Shadab Zero) Two runs and two wickets from the over as West Indies’ food plan of bounce continues to pay dividends.
WICKET! Imad Wasim c Gayle b Holder 1 (Pakistan 77-6)
One other quick ball, one other wicket! This loops into the air off Imad’s glove because the batsman mistimes a pull, and Gayle runs backwards and to his proper to take a easy catch!
Chris Gayle of West Indies takes a catch to dismiss Imad Wasim of Pakistan. : Andy Kearns/Getty Photos
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WICKET! Sarfaraz Ahmed c Hope b Holder Eight (Pakistan 75-5)
… They usually had been proper to take action! There was definitely slightly tickle, off both the highest of the bat or a glove, and one other one’s gone!
West Indies’ captain Jason Holder efficiently appeals for the wicket of Pakistan’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. : Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Photos
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REVIEW! Has Sarfaraz been caught behind right here?
The umpire didn’t suppose he bought something on it, however the fielding staff disagrees …