CHRISTCHURCH: West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his side’s “wonderful performance” as they got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 150-run thrashing of Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday.
The two-time former champions had been brushed aside by non-Test nation Ireland in their Pool B opener but it was a different story at Hagley Oval.
They again topped 300, Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons both making fifties, but the big difference on Saturday was their bowling.
West Indies reduced Pakistan to a stunning one for four – the worst-ever start to a one-day international innings — with fast bowler Jerome Taylor (three for 15 in seven overs) leading the way.
“It was a wonderful performance,” said Holder at the presentation ceremony.
“Jerome Taylor was excellent with the new ball and I supported him quite well,” added the skipper, who at the age of 23 years and 108 days became the youngest captain to oversee a World Cup win, beating Shakib Al Hasan who was 23 years and 338 days when he led Bangladesh to victory over Ireland at Mirpur in 2011.