As much as unpredictable they can become, they have done it once again. Pakistan beats England at Trent Bridge on Monday in their Second World Cup match as they previously had one of the lowest world cup scores ever against the West Indies in their World Cup Opener match on 31st May.
Before the World Cup started, Pakistan had been losing continuously against the England’s in the series at their home ground even after scoring targets of 300+. The same reputation and style of cricket was expected on the Monday’s match, seeing Pakistani score well and giving England to chase the target of 349 after scoring 348 for 8 wickets in 50 overs being the top scorer, Muhammad Hafeez, 84.
Shadab Khan started the wicket taking process.
The century scorers of England, Joe Root and Jos Buttler tried their best, but they lost wickets at crucial times, and at the end, fell 14 runs short.
Pakistan Beats England by 14 Runs at Trent Bridge.
Pakistani Batsmen put up a good show as Muhammad Hafeez got the Man of the Match Title, and Sarafaraz Ahmed 55, and Babar Azam 63 scoring the half-centuries.
Muhammad Hafeez while reporting to a Media Channel said that IT was a happy dressing room today, and because of the contributed team efforts, we won the match.
Joe Butler and Joe root centuries were clearly a good effort, but essentially not enough to win them the match.
Butler scored his fastest every century in the World Cup from just 75 balls, while Root equally drenched at an ineffective 107, but both players couldn’t maintain their stand on the pitch and were out early.
The match saw some of the most catches ever in a World Cup match, as out of the eight wickets of Pakistan, there were seven catches, four of them were taken by the outfielder Chris Woakes.