Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies thrash Pakistan by seven wickets with 36 overs to spare

Jason Holder's men easily chase down Pakistan's meagre 105 at Trent Bridge to get their campaign off to winning start

West Indies hammered Pakistan by seven wickets with 36 overs to spare in an one-sided Cricket World Cup clash at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Pakistan's batting capitulated in the face of the pace of the West Indies attack, bowled out for 105 in 21.4 overs after they had been put in to bat, with only four batsmen making double figures.

Captain Jason Holder had called correctly and he took three of the wickets as 1992 champions Pakistan toiled.

They were almost all out for under hundred, needing some big hits from Wahab Riaz (18) to see them to three figures.

That was never going to be enough to trouble the West Indies on a track where big scores of 500 had been predicted in advance.

Chris Gayle struck six boundaries and three sixes in a 33-ball knock that got him to 50 before he was caught off Mohammad Amir's bowling, one of three wickets for the Pakistan pacer.

Nicholas Pooran also struck the ball well, hitting a six to win the game on 34 not out as they reached their target in just 13.4 overs.