Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    20.1 and gone! Imam danced down the wicket and looked to have struck it sweetly above extra cover. The shot didn't deserve what happened next, with Chris Woakes running the best part of 20 yards to take a diving catch to his left that sends Imam packing 111/2
    14.1 Moeen finds grip and turn! Buttler takes the bails off and thinks he has his man. This was a beauty from Moeen. Drifts in from round the wicket. The flight draws the batsman out of his crease. The ball dips, creating distance between the bat and the pitch of the ball. The turn takes it past the bat and Buttler does the rest. Fakhar closes his bat-face and prods at it limply. The TV umpire has been called in to have a look at this. Fakhar can't drag his back foot back in time. Moeen provides England with the breakthrough 82/1
    32.5 flighted just a shade outside off, Babar dashes down the track, but does not quite get hold of this. He lifts it with the break, but can't clear the boundary. Dragged away in the air. Woakes runs in from long-on and snaps up another fine catch diving forward. Moeen's day keeps getting better 199/3
    42.4 gorgeously struck but it's straight to Chris Woakes at long-off! England were desperate for that wicket. Well hit, but failed to manoeuvre the bat face effectively, and as a consequence it goes straight to the man in that catching position, and Pkaistan lose their fourth 279/4
    47.2 Woakes gets his man at last! Slower bouncer that Sarfaraz unwittingly scoops into the air. Woakes runs the length of the pitch and then some to take a very good catch, and Pakistan are six down 319/6
    46.1 and that spells the end of Asif. Cleared his front leg and smeared it to deep cover. It went straight to Bairstow, who lets out a growl of part-joy, part frustration. He'll have to knock off these runs, you know. 311/5
    49.1 edged into the air, and while it swirled around interminably, Morgan was the man getting underneath it. Took a difficult catch while making it look very simple 337/8
    47.5 and that was all she wrote for Wahab! Wild swing, but the ball skied and point gets underneath it. No fireworks from Wahab today 325/7
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    Extras
    20 (b 1, lb 8, w 11)
    TOTAL
    348/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.96)
    Did not bat: Mohammad Amir
    Fall of wickets: 1-82 (Fakhar Zaman, 14.1 ov), 2-111 (Imam-ul-Haq, 20.1 ov), 3-199 (Babar Azam, 32.5 ov), 4-279 (Mohammad Hafeez, 42.4 ov), 5-311 (Asif Ali, 46.1 ov), 6-319 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 47.2 ov), 7-325 (Wahab Riaz, 47.5 ov), 8-337 (Shoaib Malik, 49.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CR Woakes817138.871910120
    JC Archer1007907.90255240
    MM Ali1005035.00244000
    MA Wood1005325.30283120
    BA Stokes704306.14154000
    AU Rashid504308.6093210
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    2.1 Shadab pins Roy in front. The finger goes up, but Roy opts to challenge the on-field out decision. This looks pretty plumb, though. Pushed through on middle, Roy stretches out for a sweep, but this is too full for the shot. Has Roy snicked it? Nah, no bat involved and the UltraEdge confirms it. The tracker returns three reds and Roy has to go. It would have crashed into off stump. Tahir had got Bairstow early in the WC opener. Shadab now gets Roy. The departing batsman, however, isn't particularly happy. He has a word with umpire Erasmus before trudging off. Legspin with the new ball is England's Achilles heel 12/1
    8.6 Wahab has Bairstow nicking off. Wahab runs in hard and hits the pitch harder. Back of a length, kicking and screaming away outside off at 140ks. Bairstow spars it, probably aiming third man, but can only guide it into the gloves of the keeper. Wahab is pumped 60/2
    38.5 and there's the wicket!. What a way for this to end. Shadab threw in the quicker bowl, and in his eagerness to play his favourite shot - the dab to third man - Root finds himself late on the shot. It scoops up to the man stationed there, and Pakistan FINALLY make a breakthrough. 248/5
    14.5 that's castled Morgan! it didn't turn, but was bowled within the line of the stumps and too close to cut. The England captain attempted it anyway, only to see his stumps knocked back. 86/3
    21.2 Pakistan's offspinners are making deep inroads into England's middle order. Another England batsman dismissed going for a cut when the shot isn't quite on. Pushed through outside off, not much turn, not short enough for the cut. Stokes still throws his hands at it and nicks it behind to Sarfaraz. Win probability for England just dropped from 24.61 to 15.78 percent 118/4
    44.3 Amir fools Buttler with an offcutter and wheels away. Pakistan are still in this. Amir ensures they're still in this. This is the variation - the offcutter that is short and swerves away outside off. The extra bounce means Buttler can't line this up. He slashes and top-edges it into the lap of short third man 288/6
    47.5 Wahab takes down Moeen with a slower bouncer. Sarfaraz and Wahab in the middle of an animated chat. Good variation from Wahab and he bangs it in outside off. Moeen searches for the ramp down to third man, but can only pop a catch to backward point, where Fakhar Zaman makes no mistake 320/7
    47.6 What a double-blow from Wahab. Welcome back, Wahab! Coach Arthur enjoyed that. He claps away in glee. Wahab roars and pumps his fist. These emotions tell you the story. That's how you prove your coach wrong. After the slower one, Wahab hits 87mph and finds extra bounce. Banged in short and zipping away, Woakes flashes and the edge flies through to the keeper. Sarfaraz takes the ball over his head 320/8
    48.4 Wahab in the thick of things again, this time he holds onto a pressure catch at deep third man. He runs in from the outfield and bends forward to pouch it. Archer swings at this - quite possibly a slower ball - and skies it to Wahab 322/9
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    Extras
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    334/9 (50 Overs, RR: 6.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (JJ Roy, 2.1 ov), 2-60 (JM Bairstow, 8.6 ov), 3-86 (EJG Morgan, 14.5 ov), 4-118 (BA Stokes, 21.2 ov), 5-248 (JE Root, 38.5 ov), 6-288 (JC Buttler, 44.3 ov), 7-320 (MM Ali, 47.5 ov), 8-320 (CR Woakes, 47.6 ov), 9-322 (JC Archer, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shadab Khan1006326.30244200
    Mohammad Amir1006726.70258030
    Wahab Riaz1008238.202011110
    Hasan Ali1006606.60205010
    Mohammad Hafeez704316.14162200
    Shoaib Malik301013.33111000

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12JM BairstowJJ Roy
2nd48JM BairstowJE Root
3rd26EJG MorganJE Root
4th32JE RootBA Stokes
5th130JE RootJC Buttler
6th40MM AliJC Buttler
7th32MM AliCR Woakes
8th0CR WoakesJC Archer
9th2AU RashidJC Archer
10th12AU RashidMA Wood