England Vs Pakistan match result: Pakistan won by 14 runs
A short preview of what happened
Pakistan stunned tournament favourites England after beating them by 14 runs in a nail-biting thriller in Trent Bridge to register their first win in the ICC World Cup 2019. This is the first time that England have lost an ODI at home when chasing since September 2015, 21 matches ago.
Have we really been underestimating Pakistani boys?
DKODING | Babar Azam | CWC19
Babar Azam scored a quickfire fifty helping his team achieving the feat of scoring highest World Cup total this season and second highest in all the World Cup
DKODING | Mohammad Hafeez| CWC19
Mohammad Hafeez headlined a return to form for Pakistan’s batsmen by making 84 off 62 balls
Other players who performed
Sarfaraz, on one hand, scored fifty for the team whereas Riaz took two crucial wickets for the team which helped the squad defending the total of 348.
DKODING | Joe Root | CWC19
DKODING | Jos Buttler | CWC19
Root and Buttler centuries in vain
A brilliant fightback led by Joe Root (107) and Jos Buttler (103) guided the tournament favourites towards their imposing target. The pair put on 130 for the fifth wicket but both were out shortly after reaching their hundreds and the tail had too much to do.
The Record Making and Breaking
Chris Woakes became the fourth outfielder to take 4 catches in a World Cup Match
England’s Chris Woakes took his fourth catch of the match when he removed Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, equalling the World Cup record for most catches for an outfielder.
- Also, Woakes became the first fielder to take four catches in an ODI for England.
He took the catches of top 4 scorers of Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Imam-ul-Haq.
Pakistan posted their 2nd highest World Cup total
Pakistan posted 348/8 which is now the highest total in World Cup without an individual century. Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz scored solid half centuries but none of them reached the century mark, thanks to the superb fielding effort by Chris Woakes.
Joe Root – Second England batsmen to score 2 WC centuries
Joe Root became the 1st player to score a hundred in World Cup 2019 as England sought to chase down a World Cup record 349 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge
England – It’s not like hosts didn’t perform well. The team played with full enthusiasm. It was just that the other team played even better.
Pakistan – The team spirit was much more positive and energetic which resulted in a thrilling win.
To Sum up in less words :
Every player from both the teams left his mark in different ways. At the end it is the game which prevailed.