The West Indies have registered their first win of the 2015 ICC World Cup defeating Group B opponent Pakistan at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Pakistan won the toss and Misbah-ul-Haq decided to bowl first. The decision to field seemed to pay off for the Asian side as both the Caribbean openers Chris Gayle (4) and Dwayne Smith (23) were dismissed cheaply. That was the only bright spot for Pakistan.
Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels steadied the West Indies' innings and they put on 75 runs before Samuels was sent back to the pavilion after scoring 38 runs.
Bravo retired hurt after tearing his left hamstring muscle and is likely to be out of action for the upcoming fixtures.
Despite these setbacks, the West Indies scored 310 thanks to fine knocks from Denesh Ramdin (51), Lendl Simmons (50), Darren Sammy (30) and Andre Russell's 42 off 13. They lost only six wickets in the process.
In reply, Pakistan suffered a stunning collapse as they lost four wickets with just one run on the board. Nasri Jamsehd, Younis Khan and Haris Sohail were all dismissed for duck, while Ahmed Shehzad managed only one run.
Their top order was blown away by Jerome Taylor, who picked up three wickets, while Jason Holder bagged one. Misbah and Sohaib Maqsood tried to save Pakistan, but the skipper was dismissed for seven runs.
Maqsood and Umar Akmal put up a good partnership managing to surpass 50. However, following their dismissal, Pakistan suffered another collapse and they were bowled out for 160, giving the West Indies a 150-run victory.
Russell was named the man on of the match for his 42 off 13 deliveries and three wickets.
Pakistan take on Zimbabwe on 1 March in a must-win game. The West Indies face Zimbabwe on 24 February.