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Match Day

951dAndrew McGlashan in Cardiff

Where was England's Plan B?

Amid the euphoria of their post-World Cup ODI revival, England showed fallibility in pressure matches and in less-than-perfect batting conditions. These very failings led to their undoing in a global semi-final on a tricky, used pitch in Cardiff

952dDanyal Rasool

Amir's swinging fortunes

He does not look the bowler he once was, but post-comeback, he has often thrived when few thought he would

952dAndrew McGlashan

ICC urges fans to resell unwanted tickets for Cardiff

Supporters who no longer want to attend the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy are being urged to put their tickets up for resale by midnight on Tuesday in an attempt to avoid pockets of empty seats at the grounds

952dESPNcricinfo staff

Bairstow 'a chance' to replace Roy - Morgan

Eoin Morgan has indicated that Jonny Bairstow is likely to replace the out-of-form Jason Roy for England's Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan at Cardiff

950dJarrod Kimber in Cardiff

Rise, and shine, Hasan Ali

A man who landed in the UK near the bottom of Pakistan's pace pecking order has moved past more skilled bowlers to lead the attack through sheer force of will, symbolizing Pakistan's run to the final

Preview

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