CHRISTCHURCH: A revitalised West Indies cashed in on a sensational Pakistan batting collapse to notch their first victory of the World Cup by 150 runs at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday.

Pakistan in reply to the 310-6 score crumbled to their second straight defeat when they were all out for 160, failing to recover after the top four wickets fell in the first four overs for just one run, the worst start in ODI history.

As for Pakistan's next game against Zimbabwe, captain Misbah has termed it a "do or die" situation.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq walks off after being dismissed by the West Indies during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group B match in Christchurch -AFP
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq walks off after being dismissed by the West Indies during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group B match in Christchurch -AFP
West Indies fieldsman Sulieman Benn attempts to take a catch on the boundary from a Pakistan batsman.  -AFP
West Indies fieldsman Sulieman Benn attempts to take a catch on the boundary from a Pakistan batsman. -AFP
West Indies batsman Darren Sammy falls over as Sohail Khan (R) delivers a loose delivery. -REUTERS
West Indies batsman Darren Sammy falls over as Sohail Khan (R) delivers a loose delivery. -REUTERS
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo lies hurt, after diving to make the crease. -REUTERS
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo lies hurt, after diving to make the crease. -REUTERS
West Indies batsman Darren Sammy walks from the field after he was dismissed for 30 runs. -AP
West Indies batsman Darren Sammy walks from the field after he was dismissed for 30 runs. -AP
Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi (R) hits out and is caught as West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (L) looks on. -AFP
Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi (R) hits out and is caught as West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (L) looks on. -AFP
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi walks from the field after he was dismissed for 28 runs. -AP
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi walks from the field after he was dismissed for 28 runs. -AP
West Indies bowler Jason Holder leaps to celebrate dismissing Pakistan's Ahmed Shahzad (R). -REUTERS
West Indies bowler Jason Holder leaps to celebrate dismissing Pakistan's Ahmed Shahzad (R). -REUTERS
West Indies bowler Andre Russell, right, celebrates after dismissing Pakistan's Umar Akmal, left. -AP
West Indies bowler Andre Russell, right, celebrates after dismissing Pakistan's Umar Akmal, left. -AP
Pakistan's Sohail Khan congratulates West Indies Darren Sammy, left, after they lost their Cricket World Cup match by 150 runs. -AP
Pakistan's Sohail Khan congratulates West Indies Darren Sammy, left, after they lost their Cricket World Cup match by 150 runs. -AP
Pakistan's Sohail Khan walks from the field after they lost their Cricket World Cup match to the West Indies. -AP
Pakistan's Sohail Khan walks from the field after they lost their Cricket World Cup match to the West Indies. -AP
West Indies players Jason Holder, Darren Sammy and Denesh Ramdin (L - R) celebrate winning during their Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan. -REUTERS
West Indies players Jason Holder, Darren Sammy and Denesh Ramdin (L - R) celebrate winning during their Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan. -REUTERS

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mba Feb 21, 2015 02:28pm

Was it necessary to send an unprepared Team in the tournament? They should remain home and train themselves instead of spending a lot of money on pleasure-tours. In my opinion, the selection board as well as the complete management is to be renewed.

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hmm Feb 21, 2015 02:41pm

What a shame. Why Pakistan did not tour Australia or New Zealand to get use to of conditions there before the world cup. By the time they get use to conditions there, they will be out of the tournament.

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Ali Feb 21, 2015 02:41pm

Shame for Pakistan every one knows windiest are not good to spin bowling and pak was without a spiner. every cricket. Commentator was saying that younis should be replaced by some youngster. what water and main is doing is beyond ones imagination intact there is corruption in its peak in pak and the governing body of cricket in pak is in wrong hands if you need a balanced pak team bring Amir sohail. Shoib. Akhtar. Javid bhai &above all. Wasim Aaram. And ask. Imran khan to focus more on cricket than to politics

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Tahir A Feb 21, 2015 03:10pm

Pakistan is no more than a bunch of club cricketers.

Replace the current squad with a bunch of street playing boys and you will get better results.

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nk Feb 21, 2015 03:14pm

@hmm: they didn't tour AUS or NZ because nobody invited them..

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AK Feb 21, 2015 03:24pm

Javed Mianded and Imarn Khan will speak again and console the Pak team by asking them to get the inspiration from 1992 worldcup where Pakistan lost all three matches in the first round but got the world cup.

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m singh Feb 21, 2015 03:49pm

zaheer abbas,abdul kadir should return back to play some good criket for pakistan,,,,,,

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Sethu Feb 21, 2015 03:59pm

I wanted Pakistan to win this match and become confident. The difference between Indian Team and Pakistan Team is only Dhoni and Kohli who make a big difference. But when it comes to playing against Australia/South Africa/Newzealand its going to be really tough for Indians.

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imran Feb 21, 2015 04:21pm

Worst fielding ever by Pak team and we needs to change the PCB board before we kick this bunch out who take $5000 PM our tax money??

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imran Feb 21, 2015 04:22pm

IK we need Niya Pakistan and Niya Team

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Diwan Feb 21, 2015 04:24pm

The only thing that the Pakisatani team is doing consistently is ..... disappointment .

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Naveen Chauhan Feb 21, 2015 04:37pm

congrats to pakistan team for new fantastic world record....keep it up......

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Arshiya Khan Feb 21, 2015 04:45pm

Let's this world cup forget guys why all are thinking about loses it will more events to come more matches and players to come which means pakistan will enjoy in future.just think if you are a player of current pak team?than think about their suffering after all they need ur support from far away at strange conditions.a world cup win is a pride?I am Indian after India had won 2011 world cup what players get?heavy critism by media after faced white washes by Australia and England.Lolz so just take it easy guys Pakistan team is a title holder of 1992 far better than England,New zealand and South Africa.

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Ameen Shah Feb 21, 2015 05:12pm

It is the result of corruption and fake selection of Pakistani team.

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ruby Feb 21, 2015 06:11pm

Our team is still the best in the world! Long live Pakistan, Long Live Pakistani cricket. No one has the class that our players have. Our wicketkeeper, the safest pair of hands. Our Bowlers the Fastest, Our Spinners the Skewest, Our Openers the Best Openers who can stay for hours on the crease, Our Captain as Wily and Strategic as a Fox, Our Fielders are the Brave Lionhearts nimble and quick. We are still the best team in the world.

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A Shah Feb 21, 2015 06:13pm

So ashamed to be pakistani

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Muhammad Chaudhry Feb 21, 2015 06:29pm

@Tahir A It is already a bunch of street guys. We need more groomed, educated, matured stuff who can represent country and stay solid on there successes & losses.

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kumar Feb 21, 2015 06:53pm

@ruby Are you joking?

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sad paki Feb 21, 2015 07:20pm

I am going to Uganda and live there rest of my life.

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Sher Ali Khan Feb 21, 2015 07:34pm

A team can never win where is rift and tug of war so PCB are requested to bring them back b4 they kneel us down against rest of them.

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Ahmer Feb 21, 2015 07:50pm

Shameless team that has no concern for national reputation.

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salman Feb 21, 2015 08:05pm

Don't be so dishearted guys.be positive.atleast we made a new world record.

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vijay, Salem Feb 21, 2015 08:18pm

What a fall! When india was a cradle baby Pakistan was already a performer.now?

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Javed USA Feb 21, 2015 09:40pm

Why are people shocked? As if this was not expected?

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tashu Feb 21, 2015 09:56pm

@A shah you are ashamed being pakistani just becoz your team lost a match ..I am an indian and I feel proud always whether my team loose or won..

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Ahmer Feb 22, 2015 12:03am

It was a mistake to take part in this tournament even after we knew the team is not ready for first class cricket.

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za hid shah Feb 22, 2015 12:10am

Bad selection in first class set up is main reason behind this performance of our cricket team, without improving our first class set up we will go down further as far our cricket is concerns.

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surrinder gill ADVOCATE Feb 22, 2015 12:42am

@ruby Day dreaming.

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surrinder gill ADVOCATE Feb 22, 2015 12:46am

@Ahmer Sir National reputation is not small that defeat of a team in match finish it. Be a sportsman. Out of two teams one has to win while other loose. Pak pride, keep high. Good wishes.

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Lahore wala Feb 22, 2015 03:33am

The team should not come back. They should be resettled in Maldives.

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Babar Yousaf Feb 22, 2015 04:57am

I blame Imran Khan for neglecting cricket in its entirety. He is an asset for Pakistan cricket and can certainly take charge in setting up a model camp for training our youth. Please help us IK in cricket and not corruption which is a much more ambitious goal.

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Aurora Feb 22, 2015 09:18am

@kumar : Poor soul is expressing his frustration in taunting manner.Feels badly hurt for successive failures of team in WC.

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Jammy Feb 23, 2015 09:05am

Dear Editor, It is not the shocked for pakistan. this is a routine defeat for pakistan. you can say shock defeat when minnow team stun any champions team. so i dont agree with subject of article.

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Vibhas Feb 23, 2015 12:28pm

@Sethu hmmmm....really? Check the Ind Vs SA score pls...

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Ayer Feb 23, 2015 12:35pm

@A Shah Its only a game. If you really want to compete ,do it with the west to match their levels of education ,peace & prosperity

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Rienz Feb 24, 2015 10:31am

@mba They are not an unprepared team! They are an indisciplined team with selfish interests.

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Rienz Feb 24, 2015 10:35am

@Arshiya Khan For the past 15 years everyone has been saying the same thing you said here i.e. "Let's this world cup forget guys why all are thinking about loses it will more events to come more matches and players to come which means pakistan will enjoy in future". But each year, the pakistani team is only getting worse.

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Vasan Feb 24, 2015 12:02pm

ICB should help PCB financially to improve the infrastructure and practice in Pakistan. We cannot let Pakistan team down. India need a good and strong opponent! :)

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SHAIKH JAMAL Feb 24, 2015 03:59pm

In world cup history, this is a very weakest team of Pakistan in the world cup 2015. The Pakistani team can never win where is rift and tug of war so PCB are requested to bring them back before they kneel us down against rest of them. It needs change top to bottom. First entire change from PCB to players,

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Tanveer Feb 25, 2015 10:18pm

Our fielding is terrible and its not changed for a long time. Its time the cricket seriously and not treating it as just a hobby.

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