Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 10 Runs | ENG: 334/9 (15 runs required, RR: 6.68)

  • Mark Wood10 (6b)
  • Adil Rashid3 (4b)
  • Wahab Riaz10-0-82-3
  • Mohammad Amir10-0-67-2

7.10pm And that's a wrap of this game. Bangladesh's victory yesterday and Pakistan's win today has lit up the tournament after a rather tepid start. Thanks for tuning in. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Danyal Rasool, Chandan Duorah and Thilak Ram. Cheers

6.48pm Chants of "Pakistan Zindabad! Pakistan Zindabad!" in the stands. Wahab hugs Imad. Sarfaraz Ahmed looks skywards. #Scenes at Trent Bridge. England seemed to be ahead in the game when Root rattled away to a hundred - the first in the 2019 World Cup. England seemed to be ahead in the game when Buttler rattled away to a faster hundred - this was in fact England's fastest World Cup hundred. Shadab and Amir, however, got rid of the two centurions and set the scene for Wahab's late burst. With England needing 29 off 14 balls, Wahab then produced a decisive double-strike to effectively seal the game for Pakistan and shock favourites England.

Not to long ago, Mickey Arthur questioned Wahab's place in the side and his work ethic. The quick - who wasn't in this World Cup squad in the first place - responded strongly with a match-winning performance that had his coach applauding him in typical animated fashion. Well, what does this defeat mean for England?

Mohammad Hafeez, Man of the Match: Everyone believed we can do this. We're really happy and everyone chipped in, taking the task and giving everything. To be honest, we were very confident and we had a good meeting together. We just needed one winning performance. It was a total team effort. I was just trying to play my natural shots. Sometimes you have to take calculated risks and it worked for me today. Whenever we come to UK, we get good support. It's like a home to us.

Eoin Morgan: Great advertisement for the tournament, but disappoined to be at the wrong end of the tight finish. We thought the target was under our grasp, Joe and Jos kept us in the game until the early 40th over. We were outfielded today and that was probably the different between the two sides. It was way below par and probably cost us 15-20 runs. They bowled well, they deserve to win. The difference was the fielding I'd say. I don't think it's a blip and some positives to take to Cardiff against Bangladesh

Sarfaraz Ahmed: I think it's a great team effort. Fakhar and Imam started well. The match starts at 10.30pm and the first ten overs is important. They got a good start and that's why we got 350. We tried a few different things - we started with Shadab because they weren't good against spinners. Fielding is an important part and it was the main difference. This gives a lot of confidence to the team.

anees zed: "Pakistan were not favorites but since they have beaten the tournament favorites, they are now 'Hot' favorites."

Hussain Silvera: "I have a Bangladeshi and Pakistani Restaurant in front of my building..Just imagine how much I have been bombarded with Sweets..And tomorrow's Eid which doesn't help either !!!"
--- Su-weet

Faizaan: "Losing 11 games straight, then losing to a team with only posting 105 who has never won a series in last 4 years, then posting 348 against world's best team and beating them in their home soil, Pakistan cricket is the SLAP on the FACE of LOGIC !!"

Jatin Goyal: "Lessons from today's and yesterday's matches:- 1) this World Cup is going to be the most closely fought one 2) Spin is back in the equation. So are the Asian teams 3) chasing 350 in a bilateral series is different from chasing 350 in World Cup. It might be a high scoring WC, but not an absurd one 4) England is beatable; and Pakistan is well, Pakistan. 5) Experience pays - it was Sakib/Fizz yesterday, it was Amir/Wahab/Hafeez today "

Wahab Riaz to Wood, FOUR runs, Wahab bowls off just two steps, short and on the hips, tickled away fine of short fine leg, but PAKISTAN WIN
Wahab Riaz to Rashid, 1 run, slower bouncer on middle, 118ks, Rashid looks away, takes his eyes off the ball, flapped to the leg side
Wahab Riaz to Wood, 1 run, very full and angling in at off, 141ks, jabbed to the covers
Wahab Riaz to Wood, no run, Wood gives himself more room, Wahab spears it full and wide, 142ks, Wood can't connect
Wahab Riaz to Wood, FOUR runs, Wood backs away outside leg and smites this full-toss over the covers

England 2nd innings Partnerships

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