Player of the Match
Player of the Match

5.30pm: Pakistan Zindabad! England have been ousted and the Champions Trophy will see two teams from the subcontinent contest the final... Just one of many surprises this tournament has thrown up. David Hopps' report will tell the tale of another famous uprising as Pakistan stormed Cardiff and booked themselves in for The Oval on Sunday. We'll have more reaction on the site soon and you can start getting in the mood for India v Bangladesh, ahead of full bells-and-whistles commentary in the morning. And we'll be back for more frolics in the final, of course. For now, from Miller and myself, thanks for your comments, as always. It's been a blast (from the past - 1992, say)... Cheerio!

5.20pm: Captain's presentations now, starting with Eoin Morgan: "One thing we didn't do was adapt to conditions, coming from Edgbaston to a used wicket, Pakistan did that well and played better. We did prepare, Pakistan bowled well but we didn't adjust and 200 isn't competitive, 250-270 would be a good score. [Used pitch in semi-final] It's a test... There wasn't [too much wrong]. We bowled okay but 200 was well under par. We continue to learn, everything we did was calculated, but Pakistan had played on the wicket previously and that helped. You have to adapt in knockout cricket, so it's an important lesson."

Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed: "We bowled very well and after that the batting was good too. Mohammad Amir wasn't playing but Raees came in and did well. We elected to bowl and chase again [which worked]. After India, every game was a knockout game, I said to the players to just play your game. [India rematch in the final?] Both teams are playing well, so we will play whoever gets through. [Hasan performance?] He's very impressive, hopefully he will do that in the final. Whenever he comes on he's getting wickets."

5.10pm: Hugs on the field and among the players on the balcony, jubilation from the green-clad masses in the stands. What a performance this has been from Pakistan! They have knocked off the runs, knocked over the hosts, knocked out the favourites and will meet the winner of tomorrow's match between India and Bangladesh. The players are taking a tour of the pitch, led by Sarfraz, whose inspirational innings at this ground a couple of days ago dragged Pakistan into an unexpected semi-final. Should India live up to their billing and win through to the final, it would be a rematch of their (rather one-sided) group stage encounter... Chance for rewenge? There's absolutely no discounting Bangladesh, of course, the way this tournament is going. It could be No. 6 in the world versus No. 8 (when the Champions Trophy began) in the final!

Hasan Ali was the star of the show with the ball and is named Man of the Match: "It's a big match, so we focused on our bowling. [Improvements after India game?] My coach Azhar Mahmood helped me a lot, he gave me the plan and I implemented it. [Prize wicket?] Morgan. Tomorrow is my brother's birthday and I dedicate this to him."

37.1
4
Stokes to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, short and cracked to the fence on the pull, Pakistan have won by eight wickets and they are in the Champions Trophy final!

END OF OVER:
37 | 9 Runs | PAK: 211/2 (1 run required from 12.5 overs, RR: 5.70, RRR: 0.07)

  • Babar Azam38 (45b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez27 (20b)
  • Moeen Ali2-0-15-0
  • Ben Stokes3-0-34-0

"Only Englishmen entertaining today are the commentators on Cricinfo!" Thanks, Uvindu. We'll take that

36.6
0
Ali to Babar Azam, no run, no! Length on off, defended. We'll have one more over, shall we?
36.5
1
Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, worked off the pads, into a gap... but Babar declines the second. Does he want to hit the winning run?
36.4
4
Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, short again and Hafeez rocks back to casually slap four more through backward point
36.3
0
Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flat on off stump, comes forward with bat next to pad again
36.2
0
Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, floated up and met on the front foot

Something rare

2009

Last time an opening pair other than Rohit-Dhawan had century partnerships in Champions Trophy, before Fakhar-Azhar in this game.

Successive stands

2013

Last time Pakistan had 50+ opening stands in consecutive ODIs outside Asia, before today. They had a 74-run stand v SL in the last game and another fifty today.

Fewest fours, no sixes

15

No. of boundaries hit by Eng today, the least in a completed innings since the WC 2015. Also the first time they batted 25+ overs without a six in this period.

Hasan High

8

Previous most wickets by a Pak bowler in an edition of Champions Trophy, by Ajmal in 2009. Hasan Ali already has 9 wickets in this year's tournament.

Rare slow innings

136

Runs scored by England in 30 overs, is their third-lowest in ODIs since WC 2015. The 12 boundaries are their second-lowest in this period.

Morgan's milestone

5000+

Runs for Morgan in ODIs for England. He's the 3rd to score that many after Bell (5416) and Collingwood (5092).

Pakistan's debutants

3

No. of players to make their ODI debut in this Champions Trophy, all for Pakistan - Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf and Rumman Raees.

First meet in CT

0

No. of times Pak and Eng played each other in Champions Trophy, before today. The last time both faced in an ICC ODI tournament was in 2003 WC.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798