ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

England vs Pakistan - Match 6

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Date & Time: 03 June 2019

England 334/9

RR: 6.68 | Pakistan beat England by 14 runs

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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 the line. 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 practised 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 he 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 in the 48th over 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 when it mattered the most, in a World Cup. This win also breaks the deadlock for Pakistan who were on an 11-match losing streak.

49.6
4
W Riaz to M 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
W Riaz to A 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
W Riaz to M Wood, Just a single as Wood strokes it towards cover.
49.3
0
W Riaz to M 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
W Riaz to M 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
W Riaz to M 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...

48.6
1
M Amir to M 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
M Amir to A 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
0
M Amir to J Archer, 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
M Amir to A 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
M Amir to A 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
M Amir to J Archer, Full and on off, Archer squirts it through covers for one.

Adil Rashid is the new batsman.

47.6
0
W Riaz to C Woakes, 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
0
W Riaz to M Ali, 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
W Riaz to C 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
W Riaz to C 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
W Riaz to C 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
W Riaz to C 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.

46.6
4
M Amir to M 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
0
M Amir to C 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
0
M Amir to C 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
0
M Amir to C Woakes, Outside the tramline this time! Woakes lets it be and it has been wided this time.
46.4
0
M Amir to C Woakes, A dot! Full and wide outside off, just inside the tramline. Woakes swings but misses.
46.3
4
M Amir to C 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
M Amir to C 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
M Amir to C Woakes, Another couple but boundaries are what England need. Full and on off, Woakes strokes it wide of long off and takes two.
45.6
2
H Ali to M 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
H Ali to M 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
H Ali to M 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
H Ali to C 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
H Ali to M 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
H Ali to C Woakes, Looks to open up the off side but Hassan bowls it very straight. Woakes hits it towards point for one.
44.6
1
M Amir to C 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
M Amir to M 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
M Amir to C Woakes, A single! Length and outside off, this is hit through point for one.

Chris Woakes is in next.

44.3
0
M Amir to Jos Buttler, 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
M 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
M 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.

43.6
1
H 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
H 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
H Ali to M 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
H 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
H 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
H Ali to M Ali, Very full and on off, Moeen strokes it to covers and takes one. Singles won't harm Pakistan here.
42.6
1
S Khan to M 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
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Once again Jos gently knocks it past point and gets to the other end.
42.4
1
S Khan to M Ali, Another single as Moeen works this through square leg. Not taking any risks against Shadab here.
42.3
0
S Khan to M Ali, Flatter and outside off, Moeen cuts it late but straight to short third man.
42.2
1
S 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
S 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.
41.6
1
H 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
H Ali to M Ali, This is angled into the batsman, Moeen works it beside the pitch and a single is taken.
41.4
0
H Ali to M Ali, Goes full again. Ali strokes it to mid off.
41.3
1
H Ali to Jos Buttler, Another slower one on off, Buttler strokes it through covers for a single.
41.2
0
H Ali to Jos Buttler, A dot! Very full on off, Buttler jams it out to covers.
41.1
2
H 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.

40.6
1
S 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
S Khan to M 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
S Khan to Jos Buttler, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
40.3
1
S Khan to M Ali, Uppish but safe! Ali pushes hard at it, it goes through mid on for a single.
40.2
0
S Khan to M 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
S 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.

39.6
1
W 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
W Riaz to M 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
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, Goes short and does not offer any room. Buttler works it through square leg for one.
39.3
4
W 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
W Riaz to M Ali, Ali is off the mark now as he pushes it through covers for one.
39.1
1
W 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
0
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, Wide! Down the leg side, Buttler misses the pull and it has been wided.
38.6
0
S Khan to M 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
0
S Khan to Joe Root, 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
S Khan to Joe Root, Another dot as Root once again finds point with his cut.
38.3
2
S 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
S Khan to Joe Root, Another flatter delivery and outside off, Root cuts it late but finds short third man.
38.1
0
S Khan to Joe Root, Flatter and on off, Root guides it to point.

Shadab Khan is back on.

37.6
2
W 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
W Riaz to Joe Root, Back of a length on off, Root now sensibly pushes it through covers for one.
37.4
4
W 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
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, On the middle pole, Buttler works it to mid-wicket for one.
37.2
1
W 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
0
W 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.

36.6
1
M 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
M 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
M 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
M Amir to Joe Root, Moves onto 98 with a single to mid off.
36.2
0
M Amir to Joe Root, Length and on off, Root pushes it to covers.
36.1
1
M Amir to Jos Buttler, Fuller and on off, Buttler strokes it through covers for one.
35.6
4
H 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
0
H 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
H 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
H Ali to Joe Root, Good length again and Root strokes it down to mid on and takes another one.
35.2
1
H 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
H Ali to Joe Root, Fuller and on off, Root strokes it to mid off and gives the strike to Jos. Sensible batting!
34.6
1
M 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
M 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
M Amir to Jos Buttler, Good length on off, it is defended. Need not do anything silly now.
34.3
4
M 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
M 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
M 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.

33.6
2
H 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
H Ali to Jos Buttler, On a good length around off, Buttler hits it through point for another single.
33.4
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Length and on off, Root pushes it towards cover for one.
33.3
1
H Ali to Jos Buttler, Walks right across and works it fine down the leg side for one.
33.2
1
H 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
H Ali to Joe Root, Good length and on off, Root strokes it to covers.
32.6
1
S Khan to Joe Root, Flighted on off, Root looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to covers.
32.5
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Fires it wide outside off, JB slaps it through covers and takes one.
32.4
0
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Outside off and turning away. Buttler guides it to point.
32.3
1
S Khan to Joe Root, Root now eases it down to long off for another run.
32.2
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, This is eased down to long on for one.
32.1
0
S 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.
31.6
1
H 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
H Ali to Joe Root, Good length and on off, it is worked to mid on for a single.
31.4
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Slower one and on off, Root guides it to point.
31.3
0
H 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
H Ali to Joe Root, Full and on off, it is driven to mid off.
31.1
0
H 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.

30.6
6
S 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
S Khan to Joe Root, Sweeps it nicely through square leg but only for a run.
30.4
2
S Khan to Joe Root, Shorter in length and outside off, Root cuts it through point and takes two.
30.3
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Shorter in length and on off, Buttler goes back and pushes it through covers for one.
30.2
1
S Khan to Joe Root, Flatter and outside off, Root chops it towards short third man for a quick run.
30.1
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Picks the leg spinner and strokes it through covers for one.
29.6
1
W 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
W 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
W 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
W 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
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, Stays on the back foot to a short ball and punches it to covers.
29.1
4
W 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.
28.6
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Ends the over with a run as Buttler slaps it through covers for one.
28.5
0
S 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
S Khan to Joe Root, Floats it up on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
28.3
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, On off again, Buttler plays it with the turn through covers for another one.
28.2
1
S Khan to Joe Root, Shorter and on off, Root goes back and punches it through covers for one.
28.1
0
S Khan to Joe Root, Flighted ball on off, it is mistimed towards cover.
27.6
1
W 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
W Riaz to Joe Root, Another back of a length delivery and on off, Root guides it to point.
27.4
4
W 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
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, Slower one and full outside off, Buttler mistimes it through covers for one.
27.2
0
W 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
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, On the shorter side on middle, Buttler works it to mid-wicket.
26.6
3
S 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
S Khan to Joe Root, A full toss, Root pulls it towards deep square leg for one.
26.4
0
S Khan to Joe Root, Floats it up on middle, Root blocks it out.
26.3
1
S Khan to Jos Buttler, Now strokes it through covers for a single.
26.2
4
S 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
S Khan to Joe Root, Floated up on off, this is driven nicely through covers for one.

Shadab Khan is back!

25.6
4
W 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
W 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
W 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
W 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
W Riaz to Joe Root, Around off on a length, defended from the back foot.
25.1
1
W Riaz to Jos Buttler, Short and pulled down to deep square leg for a run.

Wahab Riaz is back!

24.6
6
M 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
M 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
M 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
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Once again it's been eased away with the spin to deep square leg for one.
24.2
1
M Hafeez to Jos Buttler, Allows the ball to spin back in and helps it through square leg for a run.
24.1
0
M 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.
23.6
1
S Malik to Jos Buttler, On the pads, it's helped away wide of short fine leg for one.
23.5
0
S Malik to Jos Buttler, Fires in a full ball on off, Jos pushes it out but finds extra cover.
23.4
0
S Malik to Jos Buttler, Fullish and on middle, pushed down towards mid on. A good comeback by Shoaib after that boundary.
23.3
0
S Malik to Jos Buttler, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point.
23.2
0
S 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
S 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.
22.6
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Floated and full on middle, driven down the ground but straight to mid on.
22.5
1
M Hafeez to Jos Buttler, Turning down the leg side, Buttler works it behind square leg for a run.
22.4
2
M 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
M 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
M 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
M 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.
21.6
1
S Malik to Joe Root, On the shorter side and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
21.5
0
S 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
S Malik to Jos Buttler, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
21.3
0
S 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
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, 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
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Stokes looks to reverse sweep but it goes off the glove to short third man.
20.6
1
M 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
M 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
M 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
M 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
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Very full on the pads, Stokes jams it down to long on for one.
20.1
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Short ball and Root pulls it hard to the man at deep square leg for one.
19.6
1
S Malik to Joe Root, Another single to end! Good start by Malik. Root works it through square leg and takes one.
19.5
1
S 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
S Malik to Joe Root, Just a single now as this is hit down to long off for one.
19.3
0
S 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
S 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
S 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.

18.6
1
M 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
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Stokes uses his feet and strokes it down to long off for one.
18.4
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Three dots in a row as this is pushed back to the bowler.
18.3
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, On off, it is pushed to covers.
18.2
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Very full on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
18.1
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Plays it with a straight bat and down to long on for one.
17.6
4
H Ali to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Pure timing from the bat of Stokes. Hassan switches to 'round the wicket for the southpaw and delivers a full ball on middle. Ben brings down a straight bat and caresses it down the ground for a glorious boundary. 12 from the over, England scoring at a decent rate, only thing is that they have lost one wicket too many.
17.5
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Back of a length delivery outside off, Root stays on the back foot and steers it behind point for a single.
17.4
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
17.3
2
H Ali to Joe Root, Once again angling down the leg side, fuller in length, Root clips it through square leg for a couple of runs.
17.2
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Shout for an lbw! The umpire stays still. Sarfaraz has a chat with his bowler but then decides not to take the referral. A brilliant delivery by Hassan. Spears in a full ball on middle and leg, angling down, Root leans across to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. The appeal follows but umpire Erasmus doesn't agree. The Ultra Edge later on detects a tiny inside edge. Good decision.
17.1
4
H Ali to Joe Root, FOUR! No stopping this one! Plenty of width on offer outside off, it's short and wide outside off, Root loves it there and has no qualms in slapping it behind point for a boundary. 100 up for England.
17.1
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Wide called for height! Hassan goes for a bouncer first up but it's well over the head of the batsman.
16.6
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, A single to end another good over by Hafeez. Root leans into it and strokes it down to long on.
16.5
1
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Another single as Stokes strokes it down to long off.
16.4
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Fuller and Root leans into the stroke and eases it down to long on for one.
16.3
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Slower through the air on off, Root guides it to short third man.
16.2
1
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, This is fired on the stumps, Stokes pushes it down to long on for one.
16.1
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Waits the ball to do its bit and then works it through square leg for one.
15.6
1
H Ali to Joe Root, This time he takes on the challenge of pulling but only for a run through square leg.
15.5
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Good bumper outside off, Root evades it.
15.4
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Goes around the wicket and angles it on off, Stokes guides it down to third man for a single.
15.3
0
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Back of a length on off, Stokes keeps it out.
15.2
2
H Ali to Ben Stokes, On the pads, Stokes works it through square leg for a couple. He is off the mark.
15.1
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Outside off, Root guides it down to third man for one.
14.6
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Flatter and on off, this is shorter so Stokes can go back and push it to covers.

Ben Stokes is the new batsman.

14.5
0
M Hafeez to E Morgan, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Hafeez is the man for Pakistan today. Did it with the bat and now doing it with the ball. He gets the England skipper. Morgan's ploy of playing Hafeez on the back foot proves to be his undoing. Hafeez bowls this quicker and it is on middle, Morgan probably could have played that on the front foot but instead goes back. The ball straightens and even before Morgan could get his bat down, the ball sneaks through and hits the stumps. England slip further here.
14.4
0
M Hafeez to E Morgan, Three dots in a row! Morgan pushes it to mid-wicket.
14.3
0
M Hafeez to E Morgan, Shorter and on off, Morgan cuts it to point.
14.2
0
M Hafeez to E Morgan, Slower through the air on off, Morgan pushes it to covers.
14.1
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Root nicely hits it down to long on and takes one.

Drinks break. With two wickets in the bag, Pakistan will be relatively pleased with their efforts so far although they cannot afford to relax as England bat very deep. Morgan and Root are doing well to build a platform for this run chase and the hosts will be hopeful that this pair does the bulk of the scoring. The middle phase is going to be very crucial. 264 needed more.

13.6
1
H Ali to Joe Root, A single to end the over! Just 5 from it despite the boundary. A full toss on the pads, Root works it through square leg and takes one.
13.5
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Well bowled! Full and tailing back in. Root works it to mid-wicket.
13.4
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Goes back to bowling length and on off, it is kept out.
13.3
4
H Ali to Joe Root, FOUR! Short and wide and Root pounces on it. He rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary.
13.2
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Another dot as this is guided to point. The fielder hits the stumps at the bowler's end but the batter is well in.
13.1
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Angled into the batsman, Root pushes it to mid on.
12.6
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Once again works it through mid-wicket with the turn. Takes a single.
12.5
1
M Hafeez to E Morgan, An easy single now as he eases it down to long off.
12.4
0
M Hafeez to E Morgan, Tosses it up on middle, Morgan works it to mid-wicket.
12.3
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Now works it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the ring moved to his left initially but it went past his right. A single.
12.2
4
M Hafeez to Joe Root, FOUR! Short and put away! It is on the leg side, Root goes back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Sarfaraz is not happy and rightly so, that was a poor line.
12.1
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Flighted ball on off, Root pushes it back towards the bowler.

Mohammad Hafeez is introduced into the attack. There is a halt in play at the moment as some foreign object has gone into Root's left eye. The physio is called now.

11.6
4
H Ali to E Morgan, FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Fortune favors the brave and it does Morgan here. Short and angling away. Morgan looks to pull but the ball takes the top edge and goes to the third man fence. Ends the over with a boundary.
11.5
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Another single as Root works it with the angle through mid-wicket.
11.4
1
H Ali to E Morgan, Shorter and on off, Morgan pushes it through covers for one.
11.3
0
H Ali to E Morgan, Another one bowled on the leg pole, Morgan hits it uppishly but the ball falls well short of mid on.
11.2
0
H Ali to E Morgan, Back of a length on middle, Morgan pushes it to mid on.
11.1
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Hasan Ali is on!

10.6
1
W Riaz to Joe Root, Edgy! Root tries forcing it through the line but it flies off the outside half and runs behind backward point. The third man fielder cuts it off and they cross for a run.
10.5
1
W Riaz to E Morgan, Sharp single! Fractionally short and on off, Morgan moves back and taps it down towards covers. They cross and Riaz attacks the ball to his right. He slides but fumbles while picking up the ball. Good effort, giving it his all!
10.4
0
W Riaz to E Morgan, Angles in a full ball on middle, Morgan leans forward and defends it watchfully to the off side.
10.3
0
W Riaz to E Morgan, Wahab steams in with a forward short leg in place. He digs in a short ball but the line is wide outside off. Easily left.
10.2
1
W Riaz to Joe Root, Back of a length delivery outside off, angling away, Root stands back and knocks it behind square on the off side for a single.
10.1
1
W Riaz to E Morgan, Good length ball on off, angling in, Morgan sticks on the back foot and blocks it to the off side. It rolls in the gap and they cross.

Powerplay 2 begins. Pakistan can now have a maximum of 4 fielders outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
1
M Amir to E Morgan, A single to end Powerplay 1! Continues bowling it on a length and around off. Morgan looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the inside edge towards square leg for one. Just two from the 10th. Pakistan on top after it. England are 62 for 2. They need another 287 in 240.
9.5
0
M Amir to E Morgan, Another dot! Good fielding this time. Full and on middle, Morgan strokes it to mid on where the fielder moves to his right and stops it.
9.4
0
M Amir to E Morgan, Another length delivery and on off, Morgan defends it out.
9.3
0
M Amir to E Morgan, Welcomes Morgan with a slower one on off, Morgan pushes it firmly but finds mid off.
9.2
1
M Amir to Joe Root, Misfield and a run! Back of a length on off, this is pushed towards cover-point. The fielder does not stop it cleanly and a run is taken.
9.1
0
M Amir to Joe Root, Once again the extra bounce causes the problem! Shortish and outside off, Root looks to cut but the ball goes over the bat.

Skipper Eoin Morgan walks in next with England needing 289 runs off 41 overs.

8.6
0
W Riaz to J Bairstow, OUT! The ball takes the shoulder of the bat and Jonny Bairstow is a goner! Wahab is pumped up. Once again the extra bounce gets the better of Bairstow. It is a back of a length delivery and it is angling away from off. JB looks to guide it down to third man but the ball kisses the upper half of his blade due to the extra bounce and goes into the mitts of the keeper. Timely wicket for the visitors as this partnership was looking dangerous. Pakistan easily on top at the moment. They have both the English openers back in the hut inside Powerplay 1.
8.5
0
W Riaz to J Bairstow, Full and on off, JB strokes it to mid off.
8.4
0
W Riaz to J Bairstow, Good reply! Bends his back on this one and lands it outside off, Bairstow looks to put bat on ball but is beaten by the extra bounce.
8.3
4
W Riaz to J Bairstow, FOUR! Up and over! Too wide and too full by Wahab. Bairstow says thank you so much as he lofts it square on the off side for a boundary.
8.2
0
W Riaz to J Bairstow, Back of a length and on middle, Jonny looks to pull but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad. Wahab is appealing but he is the only one doing so.
8.1
2
W Riaz to J Bairstow, Good fielding! That was the longer part of the ground and hence, did not go to the boundary. Shortish and on middle, Bairstow pulls it through mid-wicket. Imam runs to his left, dives and saves two.
7.6
0
M Amir to Joe Root, On the stumps and Root defends it to covers.
7.5
1
M Amir to J Bairstow, Length and outside off, JB guides it late down to third man and a run is taken.
7.4
1
M Amir to Joe Root, Another run! This is guided towards point and Root takes a quick run. More than the boundaries, these quick singles will hurt Pakistan.
7.3
2
M Amir to Joe Root, Good running now! Works this wide of mid-wicket and takes two.
7.2
4
M Amir to Joe Root, FOUR! Lovely placement that! It was the slower one and Root waited for it. He then opens the face at the very end and strokes it through cover-point. 50 up for England, it has come up in quick time.
7.1
0
M Amir to Joe Root, Good length and on off, Root looks to drive but it goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
6.6
0
W Riaz to J Bairstow, A dot to end an expensive first over by Wahab. On a good length on off, it is kept out. 9 coming from it!
6.5
4
W Riaz to J Bairstow, FOUR! Another boundary! This is a fortunate one. Wide outside off, JB throws his bat at it away from the body. It goes off the inside edge past the off pole and to the fence at fine leg again.
6.4
4
W Riaz to J Bairstow, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Short and down the leg side, easy pickings with fine leg up. Bairstow whips it down past the in-ring fielder.
6.3
0
W Riaz to J Bairstow, Leading edge! This is angled away from off, Bairstow looks to work it against the angle but it takes a soft leading edge to mid off.
6.2
1
W Riaz to Joe Root, Good run there! Root strokes it to cover-point, who is at the edge of the circle, and gets to the other end.
6.1
0
W Riaz to Joe Root, Back of a length delivery to begin with. Root defends it onto the ground.

Wahab Riaz is on now!

5.6
2
M Amir to J Bairstow, Slower ball and this is worked through mid-wicket. They run the first one hard and then go for the second. Complete it with ease. 9 from the over.
5.5
1
M Amir to Joe Root, Good push! Back of a length on off, Root stands tall and punches it towards covers for a run.

Amir steams in but pulls out at the last moment.

5.4
1
M Amir to J Bairstow, Pulled hard but just for a single as there is a man in the deep at square leg.
5.3
1
M Amir to Joe Root, DROPPED! That should have been taken. Azam is the culprit. Root has a life. This could cost Pakistan. Outside off. Root goes hard at it but the ball takes the outside edge and flies in between widish first slip and the keeper. Babar Azam dives to his left but fails to hang on. A single taken.
5.2
4
M Amir to Joe Root, FOUR! Inside edge and past the off pole! Back of a length on off, it is the slower one. Root looks to push it through the off side but gets an inside edge down towards fine leg. Hasan there runs to his right, slides and pushes the ball back in. The umpire has gone upstairs to check and the replays show that the fielder has touched the ropes. Four signaled.
5.1
0
M Amir to Joe Root, A good bouncer! Root plays it well in the end. It is right on the body of the batsman who ducks it in time.
4.6
0
S Khan to J Bairstow, Quicker leg spinner outside off at 91 kph, Bairstow takes his front leg forward to cover his stumps and then shoulders arms.
4.5
0
S Khan to J Bairstow, A flatter leg spinner on off, Jonny goes back and punches it down towards wide mid on.

Some issue with the ball. The two umpires get together and have called for a replacement.

4.4
6
S Khan to J Bairstow, SIX! This has been hammered over the bowler's head. A flighted delivery around off, this time Bairstow decides to attack it and powers it down the ground for a biggie. Lovely connection. A bit too full there by the leggie, not allowing the ball to spin.
4.3
0
S Khan to J Bairstow, Tossed up ball on off, Bairstow defends it close to his front pad.
4.2
0
S Khan to J Bairstow, Beauty of a delivery! Nicely drifting in around off and spinning away after landing to beat Bairstow's forward defensive prod. Jonny nicked a similar delivery in the first match to get out.
4.1
0
S Khan to J Bairstow, The leg spinner outside off, Jonny lets it be.
3.6
0
M Amir to Joe Root, Almost drags it on! Poor shot by Root. This is just outside off, he looks to run it down but gets an inside edge and on the bounce to the keeper. Another dot to end a very good over by Amir.
3.5
0
M Amir to Joe Root, A dot! Back of a length and this one is angling across the batter. Root pushes it to covers.
3.4
1
M Amir to J Bairstow, Well bowled! Clever bowling actually! It is the slower one on off, Bairstow looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards the leg side. A quick single.
3.3
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, Goes back to bowling pace, length and on off, it is pushed to mid off.
3.2
2
M Amir to J Bairstow, Slower one but a little too straight, this is flicked towards fine leg and two taken as it is the longer part of the ground.
3.1
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, On the off pole and just behind a driving length. Bairstow hits it to mid off. We haven't seen any swing after the first ball.
3.1
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, Slips this one down the leg side and it has been wided.
2.6
4
S Khan to Joe Root, FOUR! Misses his length this time and bowls it short and also offers width. Root goes back and guides it down to third man for a boundary. A four to end but a successful over for Pakistan.
2.5
1
S Khan to J Bairstow, A googly this time, Bairstow works it through square leg and takes one. All of a sudden, Shadab has started to find his length here.
2.4
0
S Khan to J Bairstow, Flighted ball on off, JB lunges and keeps it out.
2.3
1
S Khan to Joe Root, Flatter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
2.2
0
S Khan to Joe Root, Shortish and outside off, this is cut to point.

Joe Root is the number 3 batsman.

2.1
0
S Khan to J Roy, OUT! Roy is a dead duck! England lose their review in the 3rd over itself. Once again, early leg spin is the undoing of an England opener in this World Cup. The Pakistan players are ecstatic as they have got the dangerous Roy. He premeditates the sweep shot but he picks the wrong ball. This is too full around off. Roy misses and is hit on the pads. An appeal, a loud one and the umpire raises his finger. After a long chat with his partner, Roy reviews. Time for the replays and they show there is no inside edge. Three reds on the Ball Tracker. Roy walks off in disgust, he has a word with the umpire as he walks back but not sure what was the topic of conversation. Early setback for England.

Jason Roy is given out lbw! He has a long chat with his partner and then goes for the referral. Looks dead in front, let's see...

1.6
4
M Amir to J Bairstow, FOUR! No, he can't! Heart in the mouth moment for Bairstow though. That was in the air for a while. Full and width on offer. JB throws his hands at it. It goes uppishly and past cover for a boundary. Bairstow gets off the mark in this World Cup and in style. Good over though by Amir.
1.5
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, Lands it on a length again and on off, JB stands tall and pushes it to covers. 5 dots, can he start with a maiden?

Amir pulls out just at the end. Not sure about the reason!

1.4
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, Well bowled! Gets this one to angle away from off. Jonny wants to have a look so he makes a leave.
1.3
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, Back of a length on off, no swing this time maybe as the length is shorter. JB pushes it to covers.
1.2
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, This time he waits for the ball to swing back in and then works it to mid-wicket.
1.1
0
M Amir to J Bairstow, Beauty! An absolute beauty by Amir to begin with. Bairstow survives another first-baller by a whisker. Full and outside off, this comes back in a long way. Bairstow ends up playing outside the line and gets beaten on the inside edge.

Mohammad Amir to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
S Khan to J Roy, Appeal for an LBW but turned down by the umpire. Tossed up outside off, Roy looks to defend but misses and the ball hits him on the pads. Shadab and Sarfaraz go up in appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Impact well outside off. Shadab cannot provide the breakthrough like Tahir did in the first over.
0.5
0
S Khan to J Roy, Outside off and once again the length is short, Roy punches it to the man at cover.
0.4
0
S Khan to J Roy, Short on off, Roy blocks it off the back foot.
0.3
4
S Khan to J Roy, FOUR! Now on the leg side! Short on middle and off, Roy whacks his pull through mid-wicket for a boundary. 3000 ODI runs for Jason!
0.2
4
S Khan to J Roy, FOUR! The chase is up and running and that too in a fashionable way. Short and wide outside off, Roy smashes it through covers for a boundary.
0.1
0
S Khan to J Roy, Excitement straightaway. It was tossed up on middle and leg, Roy defends it with hard hands as the ball lobs towards mid-wicket.

We are back for the chase! The Pakistan players are out in the field taking their respective positions. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy stride out to the middle to open the innings for England. Pakistan start with a surprise as Shadab Khan takes the first new ball. Maybe they have taken a leaf out of South Africa's page here. Let's see whether he can provide the breakthrough like Imran Tahir did in the opener.