Pakistan’s collapse a record bad start


CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan set a new record for the worst start to a one-day international innings when they collapsed spectacularly to one for four against the West Indies in their World Cup clash in Christchurch on Saturday.

Chasing 311 for victory, Pakistan saw opener Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan and Haris Sohail all fall for ducks, with Ahmed Shehzad managing a single before he too was dismissed at Hagley Oval.

West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor did the bulk of the early damage with three wickets for one run in two overs.

The previous worst start to an ODI was made by minnows Canada, who were four for four against Zimbabwe in Port-of-Spain in 2006.