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Match Ended   
Trent Bridge, Nottingham , Jun 03, 2019
334/9 (50.0/50)
348/8 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat England by 14 runs
End of an entertaining contest! After serving a few one-sided games initially, the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is picking up its intensity. On Tuesday, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will lock horns in Cardiff at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Do join us then for all the action. Cheers!
Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed says it's a team effort. Credits the batsmen first who took them to 348 and then says the bowlers delivered. Mentions the first 10 overs are very important and it is crucial to not lose early wickets and Imam and Fakhar got them off to a good start. States they tried different things, they started with Shadab as Roy and Bairstow struggle against spin and it worked. Stresses fielding is a very important part and today they fielded better and also bowled better. Tells this win is a confidence booster. Adds that they were playing good cricket and today managed to cross the line. Ends by saying it is not easy to bounce back after losing 11 games in a row.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan says it was a very good game of cricket but he is very disappointed that he is on the losing side. States this ground is a high-scoring one and the outfield is quick. Admits that they needed partnerships but they lost early wickets. Feels that Root and Buttler kept them in the game but could not take them over. Reckons a partnership early on and it could have been different. Points out that the fielding between the two sides was the difference. Further adds the performance with the bat and the ball can go up and down but the fielding needs to be consistent and that is what let them down today. Tells Pakistan bowled well and they deserved to win. Ends by saying that they weren't too bad all-round but Pakistan were better.
Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match for his all-round contribution! Says everyone had the belief that they can do it as they were playing well but not winning the crucial stages. Mentions today they gave everything and it was a team effort. States they were confident today, they practiced well and they had a good meeting. Further adds they needed someone to stand up and the rest to contribute. Tells the bowlers were very good and so were the batters. Admits the first game was not that good but they knew they could turn it around. Informs he was looking to play his natural shots and everything came off well for him. Adds they always have good support here and it is like a second home to them. Ends by saying, the winning feel was missing and it is back today and the atmosphere will be awesome.
With the backs to the wall, Joe Root found an able ally in Jos Buttler and together the pair put on a show. Root shifted to the job of anchoring the chase while Buttler started to bat in his usual manner. They amassed 130 runs together off 105 balls and that brought the Three Lions in contention. Joe completed his century, also the first ton by any batsman in this World Cup but soon got out. Pakistan got the opening they wanted and once Buttler also departed after completing his century, the Asian team grabbed the match by its throat. Wahab Riaz dismissing Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes off consecutive deliveries proved to be the final nail in the coffin and Pakistan emerged out as the deserving winners. Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan also played crucial roles in this victory.
It was supposed to be a high-scoring game and it turned out to be so. Pakistan left behind the disappointment of the previous match and posted 348 on the board. Their top batsmen batted responsibly and concentrated on building handy stands. In reply, England lost their star openers inside Powerplay 1. Their skipper also didn't last long and Ben Stokes also followed him, leaving England reeling on 118/4.
Pakistan cricket at its mercurial best! Bowled out for 105 in the last match, posted their best World Cup score in this one and have defeated the numero uno ODI side who also are the title favourites! In a recent ODI series in England, the green team was clean swept by the hosts but the Sarfaraz-led team has won it when it mattered the most, in a World Cup. This win also breaks the deadlock for Pakistan who were on a 11-match losing streak.
49.6
4
Wahab Riaz To Mark Wood
FOUR! But Pakistan won't care! THEY HAVE WON THIS GAME BY 14 RUNS! Wahab bowls it short again and on the body, Wood helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. All smiles and hugs in the Pakistan camp at the moment.
49.5
1
Wahab Riaz To Adil Rashid
Wahab runs in from a short run-up. He bangs it short and it is the slower one. Rashid mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket for one.
49.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Mark Wood
Just a single as Wood strokes it towards cover.
49.3
0
Wahab Riaz To Mark Wood
A dot! That is probably it, 'IF' Wahab does not bowl an extra. A yorker outside off, Wood fails to put bat to ball again.
49.2
4
Wahab Riaz To Mark Wood
FOUR! 21 in 4 now! Fours won't do it for England. A high full toss on off, Wood hits it over covers and the ball races away.
49.1
0
Wahab Riaz To Mark Wood
Not a good hat-trick ball! He bowls it well wide of the stumps. Wood had made room to hit it but misses.
Wahab Riaz on a hat-trick! Mark Wood on strike...
End Of The Over 49 : 324/9
4 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 148.3
  • W48.4
  • 148.5
  • 148.6
M. Wood
1 (1)
A. Rashid
2 (3)
M. Amir
10-0-67-2
48.6
1
Mohammad Amir To Mark Wood
A single! 25 needed from the last 6 balls. Slower one and outside off, Wood is early in the stroke. He miscues it down to long on for one.
48.5
1
Mohammad Amir To Adil Rashid
Another one full and wide outside off, Rashid throws his bat at it but the ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for a single.
Mark Wood is the last batsman for England.
48.4
W
Mohammad Amir To Jofra Archer OUT!
OUT! No. 9 goes down! Pakistan a wicket away from winning the match. Amir gets his second and who is the catcher? Wahab Riaz. You just can't keep him out of the game at the moment. This is outside off, Archer swings but the ball takes the top edge. It goes uppishly towards third man where Riaz takes a good catch running in and then diving forward.
48.3
1
Mohammad Amir To Adil Rashid
Good fielding by Imam! This is very full and outside off, it is squeezed out towards deep point. The fielder there is waiting for the ball to come. Imam from covers runs to his left, collects the ball in front of him and keeps it down to one. Good urgency shown by the Pakistan opening batsman.
48.2
0
Mohammad Amir To Adil Rashid
Thinks of paddling it but Amir spots him moving across. He bowls it even wider outside off. Rashid fails to put bat on ball.
48.1
1
Mohammad Amir To Jofra Archer
Full and on off, Archer squirts it through covers for one.
Adil Rashid is the new batsman.
End Of The Over 48 : 320/8
9 Runs
  • 247.1
  • 047.2
  • 647.3
  • 147.4
  • W47.5
  • W47.6
C. Woakes
21 (14)
J. Archer
0 (0)
W. Riaz
9-0-72-3
47.6
W
Wahab Riaz To Chris Woakes OUT!
OUT! Two in two for Wahab Riaz. That is probably the final nail in the coffin. He got Moeen off a short one and gets Woakes by bowling a pacey delivery. It is short and on off, Woakes looks to cut but due to the extra bounce, the ball takes the outside edge and goes into the gloves of Sarfaraz. The crowd has gone mad! Hard to guess who is playing at home!
Jofra Archer walks out to bat in a pressure cooker situation. 29 needed off 13 balls.
47.5
W
Wahab Riaz To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! In the air... taken! Wahab strikes back! Good delivery this. It is short and outside off, on the slower side. Moeen may not have been expecting it. He first looks to ramp but due to the lack of pace on the ball, he tries to guide it over point. But it comes from the bottom half of his bat and he ends up lobbing it to point where Fakhar Zaman takes it.
47.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Chris Woakes
Goes to over the wicket and bangs it in the pitch. It is the slower one. Woakes slaps it through covers for one.
47.3
6
Wahab Riaz To Chris Woakes
SIX! Misses by a little and Woakes makes him pay. Crucial hit this. It is full, misses the yorker but just a little. Woakes lofts it over the long off fence. Short boundary so even half a connection would do. 8 from the first three balls. 30 needed in 15!
47.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Chris Woakes
Top class stuff! Nails the yorker on middle, Woakes can only dig it out towards the bowler. 4 more of these is what Sarfaraz will be saying.
47.1
2
Wahab Riaz To Chris Woakes
DROPPED! A difficult chance, a good effort in the end by Asif Ali. Wahab bowls it full and on off, Woakes ends up carving it uppishly towards covers. Asif runs in, dives forward but can't hang on. Two taken by the batsmen.
Wahab Riaz to bowl now.
End Of The Over 47 : 311/6
15 Runs
  • 246.1
  • 246.2
  • 446.3
  • 046.4
  • 1 WD46.5
  • 1 WD46.5
  • 1 LB46.5
  • 446.6
M. Ali
19 (19)
C. Woakes
12 (9)
M. Amir
9-0-63-1
46.6
4
Mohammad Amir To Moeen Ali
FOUR! Second boundary in the over! 15 from it. That is more than the run rate they need to go at. Ali bags his first boundary and England will hope this gets him going. Short and on the body, Ali swivels and pulls it all along the ground through square leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, dives, gets a hand to it but can't stop the ball. 38 in 18! England back in the game.
46.5
lb
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
Goes back to bowling it on the stumps, Woakes looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball goes towards point. A leg bye taken.
46.5
wd
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
Another wide! Amir is not happy. It is a close call. Slower ball and it's outside off. Woakes swings again but misses. Umpire feels it is a wide and signals so.
46.5
wd
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
Outside the tramline this time! Woakes lets it be and it has been wided this time.
46.4
0
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
A dot! Full and wide outside off, just inside the tramline. Woakes swings but misses.
46.3
4
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Edgy but Woakes won't care! Welcome, welcome boundary for England. Poor ball to be honest with third man up. Short and outside off, Woakes throws his bat at it but gets an outside edge to the third man fence. They need more.
46.2
2
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
SAFE! Another couple! Terrific delivery though from Amir. It is the slower one and the line is key here. It is wide outside off. Woakes is early into his lofted cover-drive. It goes high up in the air. There are two fielders converging, one from sweeper cover and the other from cover. They don't get to it and the batsmen take two.
46.1
2
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
Another couple but boundaries are what England need. Full and on off, Woakes strokes it wide of long off and takes two.
End Of The Over 46 : 296/6
5 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 245.6
M. Ali
15 (18)
C. Woakes
4 (4)
H. Ali
10-0-66-0
45.6
2
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
Finally gets hold of one but not off the middle. It is down towards long on for a brace. The fielder there misfields but no extra run taken. Just the 5 from the over. 53 needed in 24. Run rate above 13 now.
45.5
0
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
Once again, the slower ball foxes Moeen. It is banged in and on middle, Moeen is once again very early into the pull shot and fails to connect. Pressure building. Dots are gold dust at this stage for Pakistan.
45.4
0
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
Swing and a miss! Done in pace there is Moeen. Slower one outside off, Moeen swings but is way too early into the shot. Misses.
45.3
1
Hassan Ali To Chris Woakes
Very full and on middle, once again cramping the batter for room. Woakes hits it down to long on for one.
45.2
1
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
In the air... but safe! Heart in the mouth moment for England. short and on the body, Moeen looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. It hits the glove and lobs towards the leg side. Sarfaraz runs towards it but can't get to it. A single taken.
45.1
1
Hassan Ali To Chris Woakes
Looks to open up the off side but Hassan bowls it very straight. Woakes hits it towards point for one.
End Of The Over 45 : 291/6
7 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 444.2
  • W44.3
  • 144.4
  • 144.5
  • 144.6
C. Woakes
2 (2)
M. Ali
12 (14)
M. Amir
8-0-49-1
44.6
1
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
Another single as this is pushed to mid off. 7 runs and the huge, huge wicket of Buttler. 58 needed in 30.
44.5
1
Mohammad Amir To Moeen Ali
Goes very full, difficult to get under such deliveries, Moeen hits it down to long on for one. England need boundaries!
44.4
1
Mohammad Amir To Chris Woakes
A single! Length and outside off, this is hit through point for one.
Chris Woakes is in next.
44.3
W
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! 100 and gone! That is the wicket Pakistan needed. Pakistan now favorites to win this game. Amir, the most experienced Pakistan bowler, has delivered. It is the slower one and outside off, Buttler looks to cut but there is some extra bounce. It flies off the outside edge and straight to short third man where Wahab takes a high pressure catch. Pakistan are elated. The England dressing room is in shock.
44.2
4
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Powered! Gets to his ton with a boundary. 9th in ODIs and first in World Cup. This guy just keeps delivering when his team needs him to. No real celebrations from him though as he knows the job is not done yet. Amir dishes this full and outside off, Buttler bludgeons it past mid off and a boundary results.
44.1
0
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Excellent start to the 45th for Pakistan! Length and outside off, Buttler looks to hit it through the off side but misses.
Mohammad Amir is back on.
End Of The Over 44 : 284/5
10 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 243.2
  • 143.3
  • 343.4
  • 243.5
  • 143.6
J. Buttler
99 (73)
M. Ali
11 (13)
H. Ali
9-0-61-0
43.6
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Another slower one and on off, Buttler strokes it towards cover for one. Brilliant from the duo, without much risk, they have managed to hit 10 in this over. 65 needed in 36 balls.
43.5
2
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Classic batting! Knows the leg side is the longer part of the ground so works it with soft hands through that region and takes two.
43.4
3
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
Lovely fielding! Saves a run for his team. It could well be a very important one. Moeen strokes it uppishly but past the diving cover fielder. Wahab hares after it from mid off. He does not give up and at the very end pushes it back in with a dive.
43.3
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Good delivery again! On off, not letting Buttler free his arms. The batter strokes it to cover for one.
43.2
2
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Nearly drags it on! Slower one and outside off, Buttler looks to drag it through the leg side but it goes off the inner half, past the off stump and down to fine leg. Good running sees Buttler take two.
43.1
1
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
Very full and on off, Moeen strokes it to covers and takes one. Singles won't harm Pakistan here.
End Of The Over 43 : 274/5
6 Runs
  • 242.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 142.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
M. Ali
7 (11)
J. Buttler
93 (69)
S. Khan
10-0-63-2
42.6
1
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
A single to end Shadab's spell! 6 from his last. He has impressed today, 2 wickets for 63 runs. Ali works this through square leg and takes one. 75 needed in the last 7 overs.
42.5
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Once again Jos gently knocks it past point and gets to the other end.
42.4
1
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
Another single as Moeen works this through square leg. Not taking any risks against Shadab here.
42.3
0
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
Flatter and outside off, Moeen cuts it late but straight to short third man.
42.2
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Buttler must have decided to see Shadab out here. He eases it down to long off for one.
42.1
2
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Brilliant running and Shadab is not a happy man. Buttler hits it a little wide of the fielder at sweeper cover and the batters take two.
End Of The Over 42 : 268/5
5 Runs
  • 241.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
J. Buttler
89 (66)
M. Ali
5 (8)
H. Ali
8-0-51-0
41.6
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Goes for the yorker but ends up serving a low full toss on the pads, Buttler works it down to fine leg for one. Top over by Hassan. Back-to-back good overs for Pakistan. Run rate needed just above 10 now.
41.5
1
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
This is angled into the batsman, Moeen works it beside the pitch and a single is taken.
41.4
0
Hassan Ali To Moeen Ali
Goes full again. Ali strokes it to mid off.
41.3
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Another slower one on off, Buttler strokes it through covers for a single.
41.2
0
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
A dot! Very full on off, Buttler jams it out to covers.
41.1
2
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Good length and on middle, Buttler looks to flick but mistimes it towards mid-wicket. Once again, a mistimed shot helps him take two.
Hassan Ali is back on.
End Of The Over 41 : 263/5
5 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • 140.5
  • 140.6
J. Buttler
85 (62)
M. Ali
4 (6)
S. Khan
9-0-57-2
40.6
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
One more single to end! Another good over from Shadab. This is worked through mid-wicket for a single. Tidy stuff from the leggie.
40.5
1
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
Another edge! Another googly and Moeen fails to pick it again. He looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half to short third man for one.
40.4
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
40.3
1
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
Uppish but safe! Ali pushes hard at it, it goes through mid on for a single.
40.2
0
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
Stumping chance goes abegging! The skipper has himself to blame here. It is the googly on middle, Moeen walks forward with the flick shot against the turn but the ball hits the outside edge and hits Sarfaraz on the body. The Pakistan skipper fails to gather it quickly and Moeen has enough time to return.
40.1
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Floats it up on off, Buttler strokes it through covers and takes one.
Powerplay 3 about to begin! Pakistan can now put a maximum of 5 fielders outside the ring.
End Of The Over 40 : 258/5
10 Runs
  • 1 WD39.1
  • 139.1
  • 139.2
  • 439.3
  • 139.4
  • 139.5
  • 139.6
J. Buttler
82 (59)
M. Ali
2 (3)
W. Riaz
8-0-63-1
39.6
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Keeps strike for the next over by hitting it wide of mid off. 91 needed now in the last 10.
39.5
1
Wahab Riaz To Moeen Ali
Good short one but does not bounce as much as Wahab would have liked it to. It is well-directed though. Ali works it through square leg for one.
39.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Goes short and does not offer any room. Buttler works it through square leg for one.
39.3
4
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Creamed! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet. Full and on off, Buttler just leans into it, gets bat to ball and finds the gap in the cover region for a boundary.
39.2
1
Wahab Riaz To Moeen Ali
Ali is off the mark now as he pushes it through covers for one.
39.1
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
On the pads again, Buttler works it towards mid-wicket for a run. Pakistan will not be disappointed with that single as they now have Moeen Ali on strike. 250 up for the hosts.
39.1
wd
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Wide! Down the leg side, Buttler misses the pull and it has been wided.
End Of The Over 39 : 248/5
2 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 238.3
  • 038.4
  • W38.5
  • 038.6
M. Ali
0 (1)
J. Buttler
75 (55)
S. Khan
8-0-52-2
38.6
0
Shadab Khan To Moeen Ali
The leg spinner to end. Moeen blocks it out. Brilliant over by Shadab. Probably the game changing one. Just the couple and a massive wicket from it.
Moeen Ali is the new batsman out in the middle.
38.5
W
Shadab Khan To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! Root departs shortly after getting to his ton! The mainstay is out of here. Shadab Khan strikes. The pressure which was building due to the dot balls has paid off. The leggie this time fires it outside off, it is the quicker one. Root looks to drive it square on the off side but the ball flies off the outside edge and since it was bowled very quick, at 111 KPH to be precise, the ball carries to short third man where Hafeez makes no mistake. End of the 130-run stand and a brilliant, brilliant knock by Root. Game interestingly poised now. 101 more needed in 67 with half the side left for England.
38.4
0
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Another dot as Root once again finds point with his cut.
38.3
2
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Top edge but safe! Root looks to sweep but the ball flies off the top edge due to the extra bounce. It lands in no man's land in the short fine leg region and the batters take two.
38.2
0
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Another flatter delivery and outside off, Root cuts it late but finds short third man.
38.1
0
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Flatter and on off, Root guides it to point.
Shadab Khan is back on.
End Of The Over 38 : 246/4
10 Runs
  • 1 LB37.1
  • 137.2
  • 137.3
  • 437.4
  • 137.5
  • 237.6
J. Buttler
75 (55)
J. Root
105 (99)
W. Riaz
7-0-53-1
37.6
2
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Good running! Short and on middle, Buttler mistimes the pull through mid-wicket. The mistimed shot helps the batters take two. Another productive over for England. 103 more needed in 72 balls.
37.5
1
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Back of a length on off, Root now sensibly pushes it through covers for one.
37.4
4
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
FOUR! England are doing it easily now! Root waits for the ball to come to him, then just opens the face, uses the pace of the bowler and guides it through point for a boundary.
37.3
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
On the middle pole, Buttler works it to mid-wicket for one.
37.2
1
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Cometh the hour, cometh the man! England's best batsman rises to the occasion when his team needed him the most. What a super, super innings this is! His 15th ODI ton and the first one of the World Cup this year. Yes, he got a life early on 9 but take nothing away from the knock he has played. He gets there by chopping this to point for a run. Raises his bat and takes the helmet off and soaks in the applause. He would want to stay there till the end and finish this chase.
37.1
lb
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Too high! Shortish and on middle, Buttler looks to pull but the ball does not bounce as much as Buttler anticipated it to. It hits the thigh pad and rolls down to third man. Leg bye.
Wahab Riaz is back for another spell.
End Of The Over 37 : 236/4
5 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
J. Buttler
72 (52)
J. Root
99 (96)
M. Amir
7-0-42-0
36.6
1
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Root Won't be able to score his hundred on the first ball of the next over as well. Buttler strokes this towards cover. The fielder there makes a half-stop and a run is taken.
36.5
1
Mohammad Amir To Joe Root
Now onto 99 as Joe takes a single after creaming this through covers. He won't get a ton in this over though as there is only one ball to go.
36.4
1
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Outside off, Buttler is guilty of going too hard at it. It goes off the inner half and down to mid off for one.
36.3
1
Mohammad Amir To Joe Root
Moves onto 98 with a single to mid off.
36.2
0
Mohammad Amir To Joe Root
Length and on off, Root pushes it to covers.
36.1
1
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Fuller and on off, Buttler strokes it through covers for one.
End Of The Over 36 : 231/4
10 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 135.2
  • 135.3
  • 235.4
  • 1 LB35.5
  • 435.6
J. Root
97 (93)
J. Buttler
69 (49)
H. Ali
7-0-46-0
35.6
4
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
FOUR! Bad end to the over for Pakistan. Lovely shot by Root. He gets on top of the bounce and then rolls his wrists over. Pulls it all along the ground and to the fine leg fence. The fielder in the deep tries his best by running across to his left but the ball keeps speeding away from him to fine the fence. Another 10-run over.
35.5
lb
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
A loud shout but nothing! Buttler is a long way down the pitch. Slower one and on a length. Buttler walks a few steps down the track and then looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards the off side. Leg bye taken.
35.4
2
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Another brilliantly timed stroke! Buttler flicks this through square leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and keeps the batsmen down to two.
35.3
1
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Good length again and Root strokes it down to mid on and takes another one.
35.2
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Well bowled and well played! An inswinging yorker on middle, Buttler jams it out to mid on and gets to the other end.
35.1
1
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Fuller and on off, Root strokes it to mid off and gives the strike to Jos. Sensible batting!
End Of The Over 35 : 221/4
10 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 434.2
  • 434.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
J. Root
91 (90)
J. Buttler
66 (46)
M. Amir
6-0-37-0
34.6
1
Mohammad Amir To Joe Root
Another single to end the over! 10 from it. Root pushes it to mid off and gets to the other end. 128 more needed in 90 balls.
34.5
1
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Plays the ball to its merit again. Full and on off, Buttler strokes it wide of mid off for a single.
34.4
0
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Good length on off, it is defended. Need not do anything silly now.
34.3
4
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Up and over! 100-run stand up between the two. The duo has turned the game England's way. Need to keep going though. It is the slower one on off, Buttler lofts it over mid off and bags yet another boundary. Consecutive ones.
34.2
4
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Through point! Delicious timing there. Length and angling away. Buttler delays his shot and carves it through point for a boundary.
34.1
0
Mohammad Amir To Jos Buttler
Good start by Amir! Shortish and just outside off, Buttler looks to play it late but misses.
Mohammad Amir is back for a crucial spell.
End Of The Over 34 : 211/4
6 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 133.3
  • 133.4
  • 133.5
  • 233.6
J. Root
90 (89)
J. Buttler
57 (41)
H. Ali
6-0-37-0
33.6
2
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
In the air... but safe! Short and wide outside off, Root waits for it as it is the slower one. He cuts it over point, close to the third man fielder for a brace.
33.5
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
On a good length around off, Buttler hits it through point for another single.
33.4
1
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Length and on off, Root pushes it towards cover for one.
33.3
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Walks right across and works it fine down the leg side for one.
33.2
1
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
On the shorter side and on the body, Root pulls it through mid-wicket, not off the middle but for a single.
33.1
0
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Good length and on off, Root strokes it to covers.
End Of The Over 33 : 205/4
4 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 132.5
  • 132.6
J. Root
86 (85)
J. Buttler
55 (39)
S. Khan
7-0-50-1
32.6
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Flighted on off, Root looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to covers.
32.5
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Fires it wide outside off, JB slaps it through covers and takes one.
32.4
0
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Outside off and turning away. Buttler guides it to point.
32.3
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Root now eases it down to long off for another run.
32.2
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
This is eased down to long on for one.
32.1
0
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Flatter and on off, it turns away. Buttler looks to push it through the off side but it goes off the outside edge to short third man.
End Of The Over 32 : 201/4
2 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 131.5
  • 131.6
J. Buttler
53 (35)
J. Root
84 (83)
H. Ali
5-0-31-0
31.6
1
Hassan Ali To Jos Buttler
Uppish but in the gap! Length and on off, Buttler looks to drive it on the up but it goes off the higher portion of the bat and through covers for one. A tight over by Hassan, Pakistan need a few more like these.
31.5
1
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Good length and on off, it is worked to mid on for a single.
31.4
0
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Slower one and on off, Root guides it to point.
31.3
0
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Nearly plays it on! Looks to play it with an angled bat but the movement into the batsman means it goes off the inner half, just past the off pole.
31.2
0
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Full and on off, it is driven to mid off.
31.1
0
Hassan Ali To Joe Root
Back of a length on off, Root guides it to point.
Hassan Ali is back into the attack.
Drinks break. 150 more needed for a win for England. The current partnership has certainly given them hope after all the hiccups. Joe Root has done well to anchor this chase and Jos Buttler is doing what he does best. If these two last the distance, the result most likely will be in favour of the Three Lions. For Pakistan, it's all about hanging in there and trying for a breakthrough. A wicket or two from here and they will fancy their chances more. Currently, from a neutral's point of view, we are hoping for a thrilling finish.
End Of The Over 31 : 199/4
12 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 230.4
  • 130.5
  • 630.6
J. Buttler
52 (34)
J. Root
83 (78)
S. Khan
6-0-46-1
30.6
6
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
SIX! Just a mere flick and it carries all the way! Buttler gets to his fifty in style. His 19th in ODIs. Slightly short and on middle, Jos goes back and hits it over the man at the square leg fence. What an innings this is from Buttler. He has turned the complexion of the game completely. 150 more needed. Also, Asif Ali who was manning that region has fallen awkwardly in an attempt to catch the ball. The physio has come out now.
30.5
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Sweeps it nicely through square leg but only for a run.
30.4
2
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Shorter in length and outside off, Root cuts it through point and takes two.
30.3
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Shorter in length and on off, Buttler goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
30.2
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Flatter and outside off, Root chops it towards short third man for a quick run.
30.1
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Picks the leg spinner and strokes it through covers for one.
End Of The Over 30 : 187/4
11 Runs
  • 429.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 129.4
  • 429.5
  • 129.6
J. Buttler
44 (31)
J. Root
79 (75)
W. Riaz
6-0-44-1
29.6
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Short in length on middle, pulled through square leg for one. 11 from this over, the asking rate is just over 8!
29.5
4
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Another streaky one from the bat of Jos Buttler. A very full ball outside off, Buttler tries to drill it through covers but gets an outside edge behind. It doesn't carry to Babar at first slip who goes down low to stop it on one bounce but ends up deflecting it behind. The third man fielder puts in a sprint across to his left but the ball teasingly touches the rope.
29.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Angling away from the batsman, Root remains on the back foot and pushes it with an angled bat through point for one.
29.3
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Nicely played! A length ball on middle and off, Buttler moves across the stumps and deflects it down to fine leg for a run.
Now comes a slip!
29.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Stays on the back foot to a short ball and punches it to covers.
29.1
4
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
EDGY FOUR! Tables are turning. England riding on their luck now. Wahab angles across a good length delivery outside off, Buttler tries to force the issue through the line but gets a big fat outside edge. Sarfaraz tries his best to reach the ball with a full length dive to his right but it goes wide of him and finds the third man fence.
End Of The Over 29 : 176/4
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 128.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 128.6
J. Buttler
34 (26)
J. Root
78 (74)
S. Khan
5-0-34-1
28.6
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Ends the over with a run as Buttler slaps it through covers for one.
28.5
0
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
NOT OUT! Correct decision by the umpire! The ball is going over the stumps. Pakistan lose their review. Won't blame them for taking the review though as this wicket would have completely turned the match on their side. It is the slider from Shadab on middle, Buttler lunges and looks to work it but misses. The ball hits the front pad. An appeal is made but the umpire shakes his head. A review is taken. Pakistan need three reds but there is a green and Buttler will continue to bat on.
Massive moment in this run chase! Jos Buttler has misread a delivery and is hit on the pads. The appeal is made for an lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan know that this is a critical juncture in this match and have taken the referral...
28.4
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Floats it up on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
28.3
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
On off again, Buttler plays it with the turn through covers for another one.
28.2
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Shorter and on off, Root goes back and punches it through covers for one.
28.1
0
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Flighted ball on off, it is mistimed towards cover.
End Of The Over 28 : 172/4
6 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • 427.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
J. Root
76 (71)
J. Buttler
32 (23)
W. Riaz
5-0-33-1
27.6
1
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Another back of a length on off, it is guided down to third man for another run. 177 needed in 132 balls.
27.5
0
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Another back of a length delivery and on off, Root guides it to point.
27.4
4
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
EDGY FOUR! No slip in place and a handy boundary! Runs leaking at the moment. Back of a length on off, Root looks to punch it through the off side but the ball flies off the outside edge down to third man.
27.3
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Slower one and full outside off, Buttler mistimes it through covers for one.
27.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
That was quick! Back of a length and on off, the ball hits Buttler's bat even before he could get his bat down.
27.1
0
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
On the shorter side on middle, Buttler works it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 27 : 166/4
10 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 426.2
  • 126.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 326.6
J. Buttler
31 (20)
J. Root
71 (68)
S. Khan
4-0-30-1
26.6
3
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Good fielding! Shorter in length and on off, Buttler goes back and punches it powerfully through covers. Hassan in the deep runs to his right and then saves a run for his side. An expensive return for Shadab. 10 from it.
26.5
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
A full toss, Root pulls it towards deep square leg for one.
26.4
0
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Floats it up on middle, Root blocks it out.
26.3
1
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
Now strokes it through covers for a single.
26.2
4
Shadab Khan To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Lovely, lovely from Buttler. That has raced off the bat. A little too full and on off, Jos strokes it through covers, he caresses it actually and it races away.
26.1
1
Shadab Khan To Joe Root
Floated up on off, this is driven nicely through covers for one.
Shadab Khan is back!
End Of The Over 26 : 156/4
8 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 125.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 425.6
J. Buttler
23 (17)
J. Root
69 (65)
W. Riaz
4-0-27-1
25.6
4
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Smart, very smart from Buttler. A bit of magic from Jos. He shows his back leg to the bowler before he has bowled and that puts Wahab off, may be. He delivers it on a length and in the line of the stumps and Buttler immediately jumps across the stumps to paddle it down towards fine leg for a boundary.
25.5
1
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Root repeats the last shot to a short ball and sends it behind square leg for a single.
25.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Digs in a half-tracker again, Buttler pulls it aerially in front of square leg and collects a run.
25.3
1
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Another short ball has been pulled down to deep square leg for one. 150 comes up for England.
25.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Joe Root
Around off on a length, defended from the back foot.
25.1
1
Wahab Riaz To Jos Buttler
Short and pulled down to deep square leg for a run.
Wahab Riaz is back!
End Of The Over 25 : 148/4
15 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • 124.3
  • 624.4
  • 124.5
  • 624.6
J. Root
67 (62)
J. Buttler
17 (14)
M. Hafeez
7-0-43-1
24.6
6
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
SIX! Root clears long on! Fancy footwork by him as he shimmies down to the pitch of the ball and clobbers it handsomely into the crowd. 15 from the over and it seems that England have decided to press on the accelerator. Attack is the best form, they say.
Hafeez stops just in time! It would have been a no ball had he delivered as there was one fielder less inside the circle. Good and timely realization.
24.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Jos Buttler
Jumps on the back foot to a short ball and punches it down to deep cover for a run.
24.4
6
Mohammad Hafeez To Jos Buttler
SIX! This one has disappeared. As soon as Hafeez drops it short around middle, Buttler immediately goes on the back foot and launches it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
24.3
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Once again it's been eased away with the spin to deep square leg for one.
24.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Jos Buttler
Allows the ball to spin back in and helps it through square leg for a run.
24.1
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Jos Buttler
Flighted and on off, Buttler walks forward with the flick shot but misses and it goes off his pads to cover-point.
End Of The Over 24 : 133/4
5 Runs
  • 423.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
J. Buttler
9 (10)
J. Root
60 (60)
S. Malik
3-0-10-1
23.6
1
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
On the pads, it's helped away wide of short fine leg for one.
23.5
0
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
Fires in a full ball on off, Jos pushes it out but finds extra cover.
23.4
0
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
Fullish and on middle, pushed down towards mid on. A good comeback by Shoaib after that boundary.
23.3
0
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
Gets on the front foot and pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point.
23.2
0
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
Quicker and flatter on middle, defended from the back foot by Jos.
Mid off drops back. Deep points returns inside the ring.
23.1
4
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Shot! Shoaib overpitches and suffers. Buttler latches onto the ball after it drops around off and smashes it over mid off for a cracking boundary.
End Of The Over 23 : 128/4
8 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 422.2
  • 122.3
  • 222.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
J. Root
60 (60)
J. Buttler
4 (4)
M. Hafeez
6-0-28-1
22.6
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Floated and full on middle, driven down the ground but straight to mid on.
22.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Jos Buttler
Turning down the leg side, Buttler works it behind square leg for a run.
22.4
2
Mohammad Hafeez To Jos Buttler
Continues to bowl short. This time it's outside off and Buttler cuts it through point for a couple of runs.
22.3
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Short again and Sarfaraz doesn't like it. Screams 'come on Hafeez bhai'... Root has pulled this ball again, only for a run though as it goes straight to deep square leg.
22.2
4
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
FOUR! Good shot in the end by Joe Root! Hafeez delivers it short and outside off, the ball doesn't bounce much but still Root does well to connect properly with his pull shot. Finds the middle of the bat and it races away to the mid-wicket fence.
22.1
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Tossed up ball on off, a bit on the shorter side, Root gets back and turns it towards mid-wicket. The fielder inside the circle makes a good stop. No run taken.
End Of The Over 22 : 120/4
2 Runs
  • 021.1
  • W21.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
J. Root
55 (56)
J. Buttler
1 (2)
S. Malik
2-0-5-1
21.6
1
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
On the shorter side and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
21.5
0
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
On the stumps, Root works it towards mid on. Shadab at mid-wicket dives to his left and stops a run. Pakistan have their tails up at the moment.
21.4
1
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
21.3
0
Shoaib Malik To Jos Buttler
This is flatter on middle, Buttler works it to mid-wicket.
Jos Buttler arrives with England in deep trouble.
21.2
W
Shoaib Malik To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! The hero of the last game for England is taking the long walk back. Once again an off spinner gets the better of a left-hander today. Malik it is this time. This is quicker and it is just outside off. Stokes misreads the line as he goes to cut. That shot is never on. An outside edge and Sarfaraz takes a sharp catch. 231 more needed in 172 balls with 6 wickets in hand for England.
21.1
0
Shoaib Malik To Ben Stokes
Stokes looks to reverse sweep but it goes off the glove to short third man.
End Of The Over 21 : 118/3
4 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
B. Stokes
13 (16)
J. Root
54 (54)
M. Hafeez
5-0-20-1
20.6
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
This time it goes through! Stokes slaps it past covers and takes a single. Just 10 runs from the last 3 overs. Pakistan looking to choke England here.
20.5
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
Stokes uses his feet but gets too close to the ball, he hits it into the ground and to covers.
20.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
Shorter and on off, Stokes cuts it to point. Imam there fields it and has hurt himself in the process. He is down on the ground getting some stretching done.
20.3
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Short again and Root fails to take toll of it again. He pulls it through square leg for another single.
20.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
Very full on the pads, Stokes jams it down to long on for one.
20.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Short ball and Root pulls it hard to the man at deep square leg for one.
End Of The Over 20 : 114/3
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
J. Root
52 (52)
B. Stokes
11 (12)
S. Malik
1-0-3-0
19.6
1
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
Another single to end! Good start by Malik. Root works it through square leg and takes one.
19.5
1
Shoaib Malik To Ben Stokes
Malik should have stopped that! A casual effort by him. This is tossed up on off, Stokes strokes it to the right of the bowler who looks to stop it with one hand but fails to do so. A single down to long off.
19.4
1
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
Just a single now as this is hit down to long off for one.
19.3
0
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
Good fielding! Three dots in a row. This is eased towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left and saves a run.
19.2
0
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
Looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball is too full. It hits the glove of Root.
19.1
0
Shoaib Malik To Joe Root
From around the wicket angles this on off, Root works it to mid-wicket.
Time for Shoaib Malik to roll his arm.
End Of The Over 19 : 111/3
3 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
J. Root
50 (47)
B. Stokes
10 (11)
M. Hafeez
4-0-16-1
18.6
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Joe Root
Root gets to his 32nd ODI fifty! 'ROOOOOT' goes the crowd here. Joe is making the most of the life he got. He gets there as he flicks this through square leg for a single. Needs to keep going.
Hafeez pulls out and then looks behind. The non-striker is inside the crease. Hmm... who wants a 'controversial' Mankading at this stage?
18.5
1
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
Stokes uses his feet and strokes it down to long off for one.
18.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
Three dots in a row as this is pushed back to the bowler.
18.3
0
Mohammad Hafeez To Ben Stokes
On off, it is pushed to covers.