KARACHI - Pakistan crashed to their second successive defeat in World Cup 2015 when the team lost to West Indies by 150 runs at Christchurch, on Saturday. In a horrible batting display once again, the team folded for 160 chasing a target of 311. Former Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram, as a consequence, was left fuming at the lackluster batting display.

Hurting from the defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistan could hardly mend their wounds in Saturday's Pool B match. West Indies bowlers - led by Jerome Tayle (3 for 15) - made full use of seaming conditions to trample over the batting line-up. In fact, Pakistan lost four wickets with just one run on board - the worst start in the history of ODIs.

"How can I support these guys? Where was the defense? The top-order should have seen a few overs before putting their plans into action," said Akram after the match. "Guys like (Nasir) Jamshed and (Ahmed) Shahezad need to do a whole lot better."

The humiliating loss left Pakistan at the bottom of the group and with a pitiable net run-rate. Even as skipper Misbah-ul-Haq wore a devastated look after the match, Akram said the captain himself had done well but cannot single-handedly secure wins. "He scored against India. How many times do you want him to score? It is a team sport and he needs support," said the former cricketer.

Support for Misbah may be a little too late as the already drooping shoulders are now touching new lows. The team next faces Zimbabwe on March 1 and UAE on March 4 before a clash against giants South Africa on March 7.