WI vs PAK Talking Points: From Gayle storm to Amir's three-wicket haul

Chris Gayle's quickfire 50 coupled with fiery spells from the West Indies seamers highlighted a thumping seven-wicket win in Nottingham.

Gayle crossed AB de Villiers' mark of 37 sixes in World Cup with two back-to-back maximums off Hassan Ali.   -  getty images

Gayle storm

Chris Gayle smashed a quick-fire fifty as the West Indies romped home in just 13.4 overs. The West Indian opener crossed AB de Villiers' mark of 37 sixes in World Cup with two back-to-back maximums off Hassan Ali to register most number of sixes in the history of the tournament.

As it happened| PAK vs WI

Dre Russ

Andre Russell struck twice with the ball early in the innings to leave the Pakistan top-order in tatters. He first got rid of Fakhar Zaman, who chopped onto the stumps trying to pull a pacy bouncer before getting Haris Sohail out caught behind with another quick delivery. Pakistan never recovered from the early jolts.

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Thomas breathes fire

Oshane Thomas, in partnership with Jason Holder, ran through Pakistan's lower middle-order with a four-wicket haul, during which he removed Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz.

Amir's early hustle

Mohammad Amir raised hopes of a Pakistan comeback, albeit briefly, with three wickets including that of Chris Gayle. His six overs went for just 26 and the 27-year-old's form augurs well for Pakistan going forward in the tournament.