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West Indies posted a competitive score of 311 runs after their Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the Windies could not get to a good score as Chris Gayle, who was playing his last World Cup match was dismissed early for seven runs. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis were able to get West Indies innings back on track with a 88 run partnership.

But both the batsman played in a sedate manner and the run-rate never took off when they were at the crease. However, they made sure that the platform was set for the other batsmen to launch their attack.

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Windies posted a good score.

Rashid Khan bowled an innocuous short delivery to Evin Lewis but the southpaw could not clear the fence. Lewis got a top edge and Mohammad Nabi took a good catch while running in. Lewis scored 58 runs from 78 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes.

On the other hand, Hope was not able to convert another fifty into the hundred after scoring 77 runs. Shimron Hetymer was able to hit the ground running and he was looking in ominous form.

In fact, the right-hander had the rub of the green when Samiullah Shinwari and Mohammad Nabi failed to judge a high catch. But, the southpaw could not make most of his second life as he was well taken by substitute fielder Noor Ali Zadran at short mid-wicket.

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Furthermore, Nicholas Pooran continued his good form going as the left-hander scored a fine fifty in quick time. Pooran was given the support by his captain Jason Holder as West Indies reached a par score.

Dawlat Zadran scalped two wickets whereas Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took one wicket apiece. Rashid Khan didn’t have the luck on his side as catches were dropped on his bowling.

Here is how Twitter reacted to West Indies’s bowling:

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