Pakistan once again proved their capability by achieving victory over England by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Monday for the World Cup 2019. The team which had crossed 100 runs anyhow in the first match, they have made everyone shocked with their excellent performance in the second match scoring 348. Joe Root (107) and Jos Buttler (103) were guiding the tournament.
After winning the toss, Pakistan came to bat first with England captain Eoin Morgan. Pakistan made 348 for eight while Mohammed Hafeez top-scored with 84. No team had previously made more batting second to win a World Cup match than Ireland, with 329 for seven against England at Bangalore in 2011.
England’s chase got off to a bad start when Jason Roy was lbw on the sweep to leg-spinner Shadab Khan to leave them 12 for one. However, Jonny Bairstow then fell for 32 when he was caught behind off Wahab Riaz. In England’s rise to number one in the one-day international rankings, there is a great role of Jonny’s partnership with Roy.
Eoin Morgan (nine) bowled by Mohammad Hafeez before Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed held an edged cut by all-rounder Ben Stokes (13) off Shoaib Malik.
Root pulled Hasan Ali for four to go to 97 before his quick single off Riaz saw him to a 15th ODI century in 97 balls, with nine fours and a six. But he fell soon afterward, steering Shadab to Hafeez at short third man to end a stand of 130 with Buttler.
The first three wickets were taken by off-spinner Moeen. England, which had taken over South Africa with 104-run, could not perform sharply in the field. Pakistan performed extremely well from the start with openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq sharing a stand of 82. Undoubtedly, this was a remarkable turn for Pakistan.