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


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jason Roy lbw Shadab Khan lbw Shadab Khan 8720
Jonny Bairstow c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Wahab Riaz c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Wahab Riaz 323141
Joe Root c Mohammad Hafeez & b Shadab Khan c Mohammad Hafeez & b Shadab Khan 107104101
Eoin Morgan bowled Mohammad Hafeez bowled Mohammad Hafeez 91810
Ben Stokes c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shoaib Malik c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shoaib Malik 131810
Jos Buttler c Wahab Riaz & b Mohammad Amir c Wahab Riaz & b Mohammad Amir 1037692
Moeen Ali c Fakhar Zaman & b Wahab Riaz c Fakhar Zaman & b Wahab Riaz 192010
Chris Woakes c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Wahab Riaz c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Wahab Riaz 211411
Jofra Archer c Wahab Riaz & b Mohammad Amir c Wahab Riaz & b Mohammad Amir 1200
Adil Rashid not out not out 3400
Mark Wood not out not out 10620
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 3, w 5, nb 0)
Total 334 (9 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
12-1 (Jason Roy,2.1), 60-2 (Jonny Bairstow,9), 86-3 (Eoin Morgan,14.5), 118-4 (Ben Stokes,21.2), 248-5 (Joe Root,38.5), 288-6 (Jos Buttler,44.3), 320-7 (Moeen Ali,47.5), 320-8 (Chris Woakes,48), 322-9 (Jofra Archer,48.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shadab Khan10 0 63 2 6.30
Mohammad Amir10 0 67 2 6.70
Wahab Riaz10 0 82 3 8.20
Hassan Ali10 0 66 0 6.60
Mohammad Hafeez7 0 43 1 6.14
Shoaib Malik3 0 10 1 3.33
Imam-ul-Haq 0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman 0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Sarfaraz Ahmed 0 0 0 0 0
Asif Ali 0 0 0 0 0

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.

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.
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.
W Riaz to M Wood, Just a single as Wood strokes it towards cover.
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.
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.
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...

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.
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.

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

Adil Rashid is the new batsman.

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.

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.
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.
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!
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
M Amir to C Woakes, Outside the tramline this time! Woakes lets it be and it has been wided this time.
M Amir to C Woakes, A dot! Full and wide outside off, just inside the tramline. Woakes swings but misses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
M Amir to C Woakes, A single! Length and outside off, this is hit through point for one.

Chris Woakes is in next.

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.
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.