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Cricket World Cup: Gayle and Thomas shine as West Indies thrash Pakistan

• Pakistan 105; West Indies 108-3
• Chris Gayle breaks record for most sixes in World Cup history

Chris Gayle broke the record for the most sixes in World Cup history on his way to smashing a half-century in the West Indies’ comprehensive seven-wicket win against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

At a ground synonymous with large totals in one-day internationals in recent years, Pakistan’s carelessness in the face of the short-ball tactic meant they crumpled to 105 all out in 21.4 overs. Oshane Thomas was the main beneficiary with four for 27 on his tournament bow before Gayle took centre stage amid a blizzard of boundaries as the Windies overhauled their target with 36.2 overs to spare.

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