Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    16.3 hoisted high into the leg side, this must surely be taken, and it is! Deep square leg jogs in to pouch a lollipopped top-edge, Bairstow was pulling ambitiously off the front foot, but didn't judge the pace and bounce 80/2
    5.5 down the track and driven straight to cover, and Rumman has his maiden ODI wicket! Hales was aiming something expansive over the infield, but didn't get enough bat into his stroke, the blade turned on impact. A comfortable catch to Babar's midriff, and Pakistan have their breakthrough! 34/1
    27.3 got him, nicked to the keeper trying to cut! Shadab-a-dab-a-doo, Pakistan break through! Root drags himself away in a huff but there was a clear top edge on that, some extra bounce as he went back, smartly held by Sarfraz at the wicket 128/3
    31.4 gone, another one falls, Hasan strikes again! The ball was very wide and Morgan was advancing to trying and belt it down the ground, only succeeded in getting a thin edge to the keeper. The temperature is rising in Cardiff, boyos! 141/4
    47.4 awesome bowling from Hasan! Another slower ball, Stokes doesn't pick it as it grips in the surface from a yorker length. The ball steeples into the off side, and plops gently into the hands of mid-off! England are in severe danger of being bowled out now 201/8
    34.1 edged, and gone! Oh my! Nibbled away from back of a length, Buttler was tentative outside off, and Sarfraz gathers low behind the stumps! England are officially in a pickle. And Pakistan are brawling! 148/5
    38.3 brilliant catch! Fakhar's the man as Moeen top-edges a pull out to deep backward square, he keeps his eye on the ball, gallops to his left, and plucks it with both hands as he stretches at full length! 162/6
    43.3 huge late inswing, a big appeal, but drifting down leg, but hang on, there's a direct hit at the non-striker's end, and Rashid is gone! Too slow to react to Stokes' call. And England continue to sink! 181/7
    48.5 pounded out to deep midwicket, emboldened by the sudden splurge of runs, but he's only gone and picked out deep square leg! England's last hope of serious rope-clearing is gone with seven balls remaining! 206/9
    49.5 backing away to have a swipe, Sarfraz gathers, under-arms, and strikes! Wood a long way short 211/10
    not out
    6 (lb 1, nb 2, w 3)
    211 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Alex Hales, 5.5 ov), 2-80 (Jonny Bairstow, 16.3 ov), 3-128 (Joe Root, 27.3 ov), 4-141 (Eoin Morgan, 31.4 ov), 5-148 (Jos Buttler, 34.1 ov), 6-162 (Moeen Ali, 38.3 ov), 7-181 (Adil Rashid, 43.3 ov), 8-201 (Ben Stokes, 47.4 ov), 9-206 (Liam Plunkett, 48.5 ov), 10-211 (Mark Wood, 49.5 ov)
    Junaid Khan8.504224.75294001
    Rumman Raees904424.88263020
    Imad Wasim501603.20150000
    Shadab Khan904014.44284000
    Hasan Ali1003533.50362011
    Mohammad Hafeez803304.12232000

Match Notes

Something rare


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

Successive stands


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


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


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


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


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

Pakistan's debutants


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


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)

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