Pakistan, on the back of a strong comeback in their second match of the ICC World Cup-2015 on Monday, defeated hosts England by 14 runs to be considered the strongest contender of the title.
After a bad defeat in the hands of the West Indies in their first match, Pakistan improved the mistakes, and on Monday, returning strongly in their second match of the ICC World Cup-2015, the hosts, considered to be the strongest contender of the title, beat England by 14 runs. Gave.
Pakistan, on a joint effort of batting, raised a huge score of 348 for eight wickets in 50 overs on a joint effort of batting. After watching the chase of the runs of the current England team and seeing the strength and depth of batting, it seemed that he would take it out of the match, but Pakistan restricted him to 334 for nine wickets in 50 overs.
Pakistan’s Man of the Match Mohammad Hafeez (84), Babar Azam (63), captain Sarfaraz Ahmed played important innings of 55 runs. For hosts England, Joe Root (107) and Jos Buttler (103) scored the runs. Both of them were on the wicket as England’s victory seemed firm, but as soon as they both were dismissed one after another, Pakistan did not delay in turning the match into their favor.
In this, those two fast bowlers of Pakistan – Mohammed Aamir and Wahab Riaz – have played an important role, which was later included in the World Cup team after arguing about the experience. Pakistan could win the spell in the last over of both of them. Wahab took three wickets and Amir took two wickets.
In front of a strong goal, England did not get the start of the match. Taking inspiration from South Africa, Pakistani captain Sarfaraz also bowled a spinner at the start and got Jadan Roy (8th) score of 12 on the ball of Shadab Khan.
Century Root stepped on the crease. He could return to the pavilion on the 10th private score, but Babar left his catch in the slip at Aamir’s ball. Root took full advantage of this lifespan. He first scored 48 runs for the second wicket with Johnny Bairstow (32). Wahab broke the partnership by dismissing the Bairstow on a total score of 60.
This wicket proved to be effective for Pakistan and on the basis of that pressure, he sent two big England batsmen Eoin Morgan (9) and Ben Stokes (13) to the pavilion. England’s score was 118 for four wickets. Root started making shift with Butler from here and was successful. The duo kept the scoreboard continuously under pressure to return to Pakistan. Both of them shared 130 runs for the fifth wicket.
Route of the century became a victim of Shaadab a few times later. Their wicket dropped to a total score of 248. He hit 10 fours and a six on 104 balls. Butler was on the wicket and was playing well. He completed his maiden World Cup century on the second ball of 45th over, but on the next ball, Aamir caught him in his slow pace and trapped him at the hands of Wahab. Butler faced 76 balls and hit two sixes with nine fours. At this time England had a score of 288 and to win, 66 needed 33 balls to win.
Aamir and Wahab’s spell started, which forced the defeat of England. Moin Ali scored 19, Chris Woakes scored 21, Joofra Archer scored one run. Mark Wood 10 and Adil Rashid returned unbeaten on three runs. Earlier, in the batting for Pakistan, Hafiz’s experience and Babar’s talent came in the match. Hafeez hit eight fours and two sixes in 62 balls. Azam played 68 balls and hit four fours and a six.
Actually, the pair of steps they made had been prepared by the salute pair of stage Imam al-Haq (44) and Fakhar Jaman (36). This opening pair added 82 runs for the first wicket. On the first ball of 15th over, Ali paused this partnership by dismissing Pankar.
Together with Babar, Imam made the team score 100, but he missed six by his half-century. Ali grabbed his wicket on a total score of 111
Here Babur and Hafeez took advantage of their experience and kept scoreboards without any haste. Both of them shared an 88-run partnership for the third wicket. The team’s score was 199 when Ali broke the partnership by dismissing Babar. Hafeez stood up and this time he got the support of Sarfaraz. The captain added 80 runs for the fourth wicket with Hafeez. Hafeez was heading towards his century that Mark Wood caught him by Chris Woakes.
Captain and Asif Ali reached the score of 300, and after 11 runs, the pavilion returned on Asif 14’s personal score. On the total score of 319, Woakes dismissed Sarfaraz on his own ball. Sarfraz scored 55 runs off 44 balls with the help of five fours.
Shoaib Malik (8), Wahab (4) got out early Hasan Ali and Shadab returned unbeaten on 10-10 runs. Ali and Woakes took three or three wickets for England.