ICC World Cup: Pakistan beat England by 14 runs

ICC World Cup: Pakistan beat England by 14 runs
Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz, second right, celebrates the dismissal of England’s Moeen Ali during the Cricket World Cup match against England at Trent Bridge on Monday. (AP/PTI)
Nottingham, Jun 3 (Agencies): | Publish Date: 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

Pakistan have stunned England to get on the board at the Cricket World Cup, winning by 14 runs at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Tuesday.

Needing 349, which would have been a record World Cup chase, the hosts could only muster 334-9 from their 50 overs.
Joe Root and Jos Buttler made centuries for England, but they turned out to be in vain.
The win will be a massive boost for Pakistan, who were embarrassed in their opening match, dismissed for 105 by the West Indies.
On this occasion, they posted 348-8 after being asked to bat on a pitch considered to be one of the most favourable to batsmen in world cricket.
Mohammad Hafeez led the way with 84 off 62 balls, while Babar Azam made 63 off 66 and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed 55 off 44.
England seamer Jofra Archer finished without a wicket for the first time in his fledgling ODI career, conceding 79 off his 10 overs.  Off-spinner Moeen Ali took 3-50 from his 10 overs, while seamer Mark Wood took 2-50 after coming into the squad in place of Liam Plunkett.
Most of the English top order fell cheaply, but a partnership of 130 off 105 balls for the fifth wicket between Root and Buttler got them back on track.
Root made 107 off 104 balls, but was dismissed when he cut leg-spinner Shadab Khan to third man in the 39th over.
Buttler took up the reins at that point, bringing up his hundred off 75 balls in the 45th over, the fastest by an Englishman at a World Cup.
Mohammad Amir got him the very next ball, however, for 103 off 76, leaving England needing 61 off 33 deliveries.
New man Chris Woakes made 21 off 14 balls to keep their faint hopes of alive, with Ali struggling to get going at the other end, but when the pair fell to Wahab Riaz in the space of two balls in the 48th over, the chase was over.
England next play Bangladesh on Saturday, while Pakistan face Sri Lanka on Friday.
Brief scores:
Pakistan - 348/8 (Mohammad Hafeez 84, Babar Azam 63; Chris Woakes 3/71, Moeen Ali 3/50)
England – 334/9 (Joe Root 107, Jos Buttler 103; Wahab Riaz 3/81, Shabad Khan 2/63, Mohammad Amir 2/67)

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