Christchurch: West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs in their cricket World Cup match here today.

Pakistan suffered their second consecutive loss as they were handed a crushing 150-run defeat by the West Indies who rode on Andre Russell’s all-round show in a completely one-sided cricket World Cup match today.

Russell smashed 42 runs of just 13 balls at the fag end of West Indies innings, hitting three fours and four sixes, after half centuries from Denesh Ramdin (51) and Lendl Simmons (50) to help his side score a challenging 310 for 6 after being put into bat.

He then grabbed three wickets for 33 runs as the West Indies bundled Pakistan out for 160 in 39 overs to post a massive win at the Hagley Oval.

Pakistan, on the other hand, dished out a listless performance in all departments of the game to slump to their second defeat in the showpiece tournament. They had lost to  arch-rivals India by 76 runs in their campaign opener onFebruary 15.

Brief Scores:

West Indies: 310 for six in 50 overs (Denesh Ramdin 51, Lendl Simmons 50, Darren Bravo 49 retired hurt, Andre Russell 42 not out; Haris Sohail 2/62).

Pakistan: 160 all out in 39 overs (Umar Akmal 59, Sohaib Maqsood 50; Jerome Taylor 3/15, Andre Russell 3/33).

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