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  1. West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs
  2. Windies 310-6: Ramdin 51, Russell 42 off 13
  3. Pakistan 160: Taylor 3-15, Russell 3-33
  4. Pakistan collapse to 1-4 in pursuit
  5. Pool B game in Christchurch, NZ
  6. Australia v Bangladesh abandoned - rain
  7. No play possible in Pool A match in Brisbane

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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Match abandoned

Australia versus Bangladesh has been abandoned because of the weather. Both sides will be awarded one point each.

Full story here.

We'll be back later this evening for the next game in the Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka v Afghanistan in Dunedin (22:00 GMT). See you then.

We're hearing that we'll find out if the Australia versus Bangladesh game is to be called off in the next hour, because the groundsman will need two hours to get the pitch fit for play. With the rain still falling, there's a high chance the match could be called off at or around 06:30 GMT.

So, while we wait for the weather to improve we are signing off. We'll resume this live text as soon as we can, and will provide regular updates on the chances of play at Brisbane where Australia's game against Bangladesh has been delayed. Hopefully we'll see some cricket, but it's looking unlikely.

Update from Brisbane

Australia v Bangladesh

Kevin Howells

BBC Test Match Special

"The cyclone has now been downgraded to a tropical low. Rain is continuing to fall extremely heavily - it's just a mass of grey in front of me at the Gabba. But the Gabba is known as a quick-drying ground. We have another three hours in which we can start a T20 game - that would be the minimum number of overs needed for a result.

"If the game was reduced to 20 overs, it would increase the chances of a shock result. If there's no play, they would get one point each, which would help Bangladesh, but increase the chances of Australia facing tough opposition later in the tournament."

Brisbane rain

Cricket Australia's Andrew Ramsey on Twitter: Sad scene at Gabba turnstiles where water not patrons flooding in. Rain heavier now than for past hour.


For those wanting to read a report on the West Indies' crushing victory over Pakistan, it's just been published.

Go and have a gander.

How it stands

The Pool B table is looking a bit better for the West Indies. Not so for Pakistan, though:

Pool B

What's happening in Brisbane?

We're still waiting for the rain to clear in Brisbane, where Australia are hoping to take on Bangladesh. The tournament's official website posted the following earlier: "As the forecast for Brisbane has improved somewhat, there is a chance at this stage that play can go ahead today, perhaps with reduced overs.

"While that chance exists, match officials will try to give the teams the chance to compete for maximum points as there are no reserve days during the pool stage of the tournament. Once the situation becomes clear later in the day, ticket holders will be advised about any potential refunds."

Captains' comments

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: "Tough day, especially after winning the toss. There was a little bit in the pitch, but we couldn't really exploit it. [With the bat], the guys up front have been struggling a bit, and that made it very difficult for us, especially on a pitch like that, with the ball seaming a bit.

"Performances like that could really dent you, but you have to pick yourself up and think about your strategies."

West Indies captain Jason Holder: "It was a wonderful performance. We batted really well. Russell, Simmons and Sammy added impetus at the end of the innings. Jerome Taylor was excellent with the new ball and I supported him quite well."

A curious record-breaker

Denesh Ramdin

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Pakistan aren't down and out, but they have to play a lot better than they did today. It was a curious decision today wanting to chase, when conditions were good, and I think there is perhaps a lack of confidence in the batting. Effectively the game was gone [after the first five overs of the reply]."

Player reaction

West Indies bowler Jerome Taylor on BBC Test Match Special: "We had to put the first game behind us. We never say die and it's a good way to come back from that defeat and show we have character. We have some good hitters and we have belief in them to get the job done. The energy was good today and it paid off."

Player of the match

Andre Russell (42 off 13 balls & 3-33)

Andre Russell, speaking at the presentation: "The way the game was set up, it was for me to play my part. I told Lendl Simmons to stand wide of mid-on when I was batting because I didn't want to hurt him with my straight drive!

"The start from Jerome Taylor and Jason Holder meant the bowling platform was also set up for me. We put them on the back foot early and it was a good win today."

Final scorecard

Pakistan 160 all out from 39 overs (target 311)

Batsmen: Irfan 2*

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jamshed 0), 2-1 (Younis 0), 3-1 (Haris Sohail 0), 4-1 (Shehzad 1), 25-5 (Misbah 7) 105-6 (Maqsood 50), 139-7 (Akmal 59), 155-8 (Riaz 3), 157-9 (Afridi 28), 160-10 (Sohail Khan 1)

Bowling figures: Taylor 7-1-15-3, Holder 7-2-23-1, Russell 7-1-33-1, Sammy 8-0-47-1, Benn 9-0-39-2

West Indies 310-6 (50 overs): Ramdin 51, Simmons 50, Bravo 49 retired hurt, Russell 42 from 13 balls


Radio 5 live sports extra commentary

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis looks like he's lost a pound and found a penny in the dressing room. His side have had a shocker.

Champagne moment

West Indies win by 150 runs

Jason Holder, Darren Sammy and Denesh Ramdin enjoy the win

West Indies are back in the game in this tournament. Pakistan have it all to do now, after also losing against India last weekend.


Sohail Khan c Ramdin b Benn 1 (Pak 160 all out)

A top edge, a steepling catch and a crushing defeat is complete.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"Jonathan Carter has been very sharp in the field in place of Darren Bravo. He could get a game if Bravo is out."

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Ilyas Najib: I'm surprised Pakistan have even managed 150 plus runs, one of the worst displays I have ever seen by Pakistan in over 20 years.


Pak 158-9

West Indies call for a review when a caught behind decision against Irfan is given not out. There does appear to be a sound, but nothing on Snicko. The big man survives, but it's all delaying the inevitable. A maiden over for Andre Russell.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"You don't know at this stage of the tournament how important a final stand of 30 could be. One team hoping Pakistan get a bit closer to West Indies might be Ireland, because this win will be a huge boost to West Indies' net run rate."

Pak 158-9 (target 311)

There's some big boys in this match, with 6ft 7ins Sulieman Benn delivering the ball to the 7ft 1ins frame of Pakistan's number 11 Mohammad Irfan. The match is almost done and dusted now.


Afridi c Holder b Benn 28 (Pak 157-9)

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi's batting is like a cheap firework these days. More often than not, he fizzles out and leaves you disappointed. The latest effort has no spark and ends tamely when he chips a low full toss from the spinner to a fielder just inside the circle at short mid-wicket.

How's stat?

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Jason Holder

Assuming West Indies win, Jason Holder will become the youngest captain to win a World Cup game at 23 years and 108 days, beating Shakib Al Hasan who was 23 years and 338 days when he led Bangladesh to victory over Ireland at Mirpur in 2011.

Pak 155-8 (Russell 7-1-33-3)

This game is surely over bar the shouting now. Sohail Khan is new to the crease, but with 156 needed off 84 balls there seems little hope of a successful run-chase.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It's petering out nicely as far as West Indies are concerned. They were looking in a certain amount of disarray coming in to the tournament, but they're going to pick up a win. It will relieve the tension in the West Indies camp, and when they play without tension they can be dangerous."


Wahab c Ramdin b Russell 3 (Pak 155-8)

Andre Russell picks up his third wicket of the day, to go with his blistering 42 off 13 balls earlier, when Wahab Riaz inside edges behind to wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin. The ball died just before the keeper snaffled it, and the third umpire's checks conclude it was a perfectly fine catch.

Pak 154-7 (target 311)

What is it with these modern bats? Umar Akmal changed his today and now Shahid Afridi calls for a new stick of his own after driving a single into the outfield. Wahab Riaz steals the strike with a single of his own at the end of the over. This match is petering out now.

Pak 152-7 (Afridi 25, Wahab 2)

Andre Russell

Andre Russell is proving to be a fine all-round cricketer, and he worries tailender Wahab Riaz with some fast, short stuff. He also bowls a bumper at Shahid Afridi but the right-hander guides it over the vacant slip region for four. Another half-tracker is pulled for a single into the outfield.

Pak 146-7 (Benn 6-0-32-0)

England play Scotland on this very same wicket, and they will watch with interest the spin, bounce and control Sulieman Benn has given West Indies. Could there be a recall in the offing for James Tredwell? Shahid Afridi plays two false strokes as he tries to belt the ball out of the ground. Go big or go home.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"I'm not sure if Shahid Afridi is really capable of playing those amazing innings that characterised his early career."

Pak 141-7 (target 311)

Shahid Afridi is in decent form with the bat at the moment - he scored three half-centuries at more than a run-a-ball against New Zealand in December and January, also chipping in with 49. You sense this is beyond him now though, following the loss of Umar Akmal. Wahab Riaz is the new batsman for the boys in green.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Akmal hit it straight to the man at backward square with a semi-pickup shot - he didn't get any real power on it. They've lost another wicket just as they were starting to threaten."


Akmal c Smith b Russell 59 (Pak 139-7)

Andre Russell celebrates the dismissal of Umar Akmal

Just when you begin to sense even the slightest chance for Pakistan, they lose a wicket. This time Umar Akmal chips the ball into the leg side and Dwayne Smith snaffles a simple chance running in from the deep.

Pak 133-6 (target 311)

Sulieman Benn is tasked with sending down the first over of the powerplay and he does a good job. Two dots and then Umar Akmal goes inside-out to ease two through the covers. A single to long-on, then a potential run-out chance but Afridi gets back in the nick of time.


Pakistan have called for the batting powerplay. Boom Boom is ready to unleash his worst on the Windies.

Pak 130-6 (Akmal 51, Afridi 14)

Remember that sign I mentioned before, which read 'Misbah, please do something'? Well, Misbah's name has been crossed out and replaced with 'God'. Shahid Afridi is still there, though, and anything can happen as he clips Darren Sammy for four down to fine leg. With the keeper up, Boom Boom then opens the face and guides another boundary down to third man. The third boundary in the over arrives with a lofted sweep shot. Motoring.

Pak 118-6 (target 311)

Umar Akmal is almost smiling as he takes guard for each delivery. He stands with his eyes fixed on the bowler, banging his bat into the ground and with a concentrated grin on his face. Despite their side facing a crushing defeat, the Pakistan supporters in the crowd continue to enjoy themselves. Two from the over - a wide and a leg bye.