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West Indies vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Pool B Match 10 at Christchurch: Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood complete 50-run stand

Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal were batting on scores of 36 and 27 at the end of 19 overs.

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Umar Akmal was batting on 27 off 26 balls © AFP (File Photo)
Umar Akmal was batting on 27 off 26 balls © AFP (File Photo)

Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal completed 50 runs for the sixth wicket at the end of the 19th over, with the Pakistan scoreline reading 75 for the loss of five wickets at the end of 19 overs during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match against West Indies at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday. Maqsood and Akmal were batting on scores of 36 and 27 respectively. Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs West Indies, Pool B match at Christchurch

Pakistan lost their fifth wicket when Misbah-ul-Haq edged an Andre Russell delivery to the slips, with Chris Gayle completing the catch. The South Asian side had earlier got off to a nightmarish start, losing their first four wickets with just one run on the board. Jerome Taylor had caused much of the initial destruction, taking three wickets while conceding nine runs from his initial spell of five overs. Live Updates: Pakistan vs West Indies, Group B match 10 at Christchurch

West Indies had earlier finished on a respectable total of 310 for six at the end of their innings, after being put to bat by Pakistan. After losing the early wickets of Chris Gayle (four) and Dwayne Smith, with the scoreline reading 28 for two, Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo shared a 75-run partnership to rescue the West Indians from any further trouble. After Samuels was dismissed for 38 off the bowling of Haris Sohail, Bravo retired hurt just one run away from his half-century. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

The middle-order duo of Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons scored their half-centuries to bolster the West Indian innings, and lay the foundation for a big total. It was Andre Russell’s 13 ball 42, which included three fours and four sixes, that helped propel West Indies beyond the 300-run mark. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

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