Pakistan defeated tournament hosts England by 14 runs in the second match of their World Cup 2019 campaign. England got off to a poor start as Jason Roy was dismissed by Shadab Khan in the third over. Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root added 48 runs for the second wicket. Bairstow fell to Wahab Riaz. Skipper Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes both got out cheaply. Root and Jos Buttler both completed their century and kept England chase alive. Root got out to Shadab Khan while Wahab Riaz stuck twice in two balls to force England on the backfoot. They never really recovered from there and ultimately fell short of the target by 14 runs. Earlier, England won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan. Pakistan openers Imam-ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman started positively right from the first over and added 69 runs in first 10 overs. However, they both couldn't complete their half-century. Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez both scored fifty and took Pakistan ahead in the game. Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed also played a crucial knock to get his side to a competitive total on a batting-friendly wicket. Moeen Ali was the pick of bowlers for England with 3/50. (SCORECARD)
World Cup 2019 Match Highlights Between England vs Pakistan, Straight from Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
- 22:20 (IST)Jun 03, 2019
Out! Root departs for 107Shadab fired in a quick delivery to Joe Root and he played it straight to the hands of short third man fielder. He departs after playing a wonderful innings of 107 runs.
Shadab Khan gets a big wicket!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 3, 2019
After scoring the first #CWC19 century, @root66 departs for 107. England are 248/5 after 39 overs and they need 101 more to win. #ENGvPAK LIVE https://t.co/oDZdZG1P7i pic.twitter.com/1n2LuSiU7f
- 22:04 (IST)Jun 03, 2019
Four!Jos Buttler this time goes over mid-off for a four and that brings up 100-run stand between the pair. Buttler has eased off the pressure off the last few overs.
- 21:05 (IST)Jun 03, 2019
Excellent take! Stokes departs!Now, Shoiab Malik has given Pakistan the breakthrough. Ben Stokes departs for 13. He tried to cut the ball from the backfoot but only managed an under edge to the keeper and Sarfaraz Ahmed takes a wonderful catch.
England have lost their fourth wicket in Nottingham!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 3, 2019
Shoaib Malik gets the big wicket of Ben Stokes who falls for 13. Can the hosts rebuild the innings from here? #ENGvPAK LIVE https://t.co/oDZdZG1P7i pic.twitter.com/I8Bf74fViT