Pakistan's new record: Worst start to an ODI innings, 1 run for 4 wkts against West Indies

After Friday's record breaking New Zealand-England clash, it's the turn of Pakistan and West Indies players to keep the trend alive, with Australia's chance of thrashing seemed to have washed out thanks to cyclone Marcia.

By Jayanta Oinam | Updated: Feb 21, 2015, 10:53 AM IST
Pakistan's new record: Worst start to an ODI innings, 1 run for 4 wkts against West Indies

New Delhi: After Friday's record breaking New Zealand-England clash, it's the turn of Pakistan and West Indies players to keep the trend alive, with Australia's chance of thrashing seemed to have washed out thanks to cyclone Marcia.

And indeed the fixture between two former World Champion teams at Christchurch didn't fail. However, embarrassingly for the Asian giants, they recorded worst start to an ODI innings losing four top-order batsmen after 19 balls.

Chasing a target of 311 runs to win, Pakistan lost their opener Nasir Jamshed and experienced hand Younis Khan in the first over itself, for ducks, off Jerome Taylor. Then, Haris Sohail departed without scoring too in the third over, again off Taylor.

Then, other opener Ahmed Shehzad joined the exodus gifting his wicket to Jason Holder. For a change, he scored a single though. And it's some record, with figures reading 4 for 1.

The previous worst start was made by Canada against Zimbabwe in Port-of-Spain in 2006. The minnows lost four wickets for four runs.

At one point, Pakistan were five for 25. And from that collapse, they never recovered, eventually losing their second match of the 2015 World Cup by 150 runs. The result further compounded their woes following the defeat to arch-rivals India and widely reported team crisis.