Pakistan beat the odds and won their second match against England
Pakistan won their second ICC Cricket World Cup match against England on Monday at Trent Bridge by 14 runs.
Pakistan batsmen Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman started the game with 82 runs together and posted 69 on board by the first powerplay. However, left-handed batsman Zaman lost his rhythm by England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler off all-rounder Moeen Ali’s delivery.
Imam followed suit when he fell victim to Ali’s delivery before he eventually lost his wicket to England fast bowler Chris Woakes’ catch.
All-rounder Mohammed Hafeez and batsman Babar Azam took control of the game especially when English batsman Jason Roy dropped his catch. Hafeez scored 84 off 62 balls and Azam achieved 63 before he lost his wicket to Ali in the 33rd over.
Team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Hafeez took over and moved their score from 199/3 to 279. After this, English bowler Mark Wood dismissed Hafeez and Pakistani batsman Asif Ali from the game. Ahmed was also dismissed when he missed a time shot which was caught by Woakes.
English fast bowlers Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer leaked runs because they went without a wicket and reached an economy of 8.60 and 7.90, respectively. Woakes gave away 71 runs in eight overs but by the end of the game, he achieved three wickets.
Pakistan ended the game with 348/8 courtesy of Hafeez getting 84, Azam getting 63, and Ahmed with 55 wickets. Pakistan will be playing against Sri Lanka on Friday at Bristol County Ground.