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England vs Pakistan, 6th match at Nottingham, , Jun 03 2019 - Ball by Ball Commentary

6th match, Nottingham, June 03, 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(50 ov, T:349) 334/9

Pakistan won by 14 runs

Player Of The Match
84 (62) & 1/43
Full commentary
end of over 5010 runs
ENG: 334/9CRR: 6.68 
Mark Wood10 (6b 2x4)
Adil Rashid3 (4b)
Wahab Riaz 10-0-82-3
Mohammad Amir 10-0-67-2

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

Wahab Riaz to Wood, no run

the batsman gives himself from room, Wahab comes in from behind the umpire. Wide yorker, beaten

England need 25 off the last over. Wahab will bowl it. Round the stumps

end of over 494 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 324/9CRR: 6.61 RRR: 25.00
Mark Wood1 (1b)
Adil Rashid2 (3b)
Mohammad Amir 10-0-67-2
Wahab Riaz 9-0-72-3
Amir to Wood, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, this cutter is stabbed away to the right of Amir

Naf: "To quote Nasser Hussain's famous Champions trophy finals comment with a slight alteration. PAKISTAN CRICKET AT IT'S BEST, DOWN ONE DAY, UP THE OTHER. "

Amir to Rashid, 1 run

full and wide, slashed away to deep third man

Shabaib Abdulla: "Experience does counts Aamir and Wahab have proved that"

Amir to Archer, OUT

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

Jofra Archer c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 6m) SR: 50
Amir to Rashid, 1 run

wide yorker, scooped away to deep point. Excellent lengths from Pakistan bowlers in the past few overs

Amir to Rashid, no run

Rashid jumps a long way across off, the bowler follows him, Rashid still can't touch it. Not a wide either

Amir to Archer, 1 run

full and wide outside off, smeared away to sweeper cover

end of over 489 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 320/8CRR: 6.66 RRR: 14.50
Jofra Archer0 (0b)
Wahab Riaz 9-0-72-3
Mohammad Amir 9-0-63-1
Wahab Riaz to Woakes, OUT

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

Chris Woakes c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 21 (14b 1x4 1x6 23m) SR: 150
Wahab Riaz to Moeen Ali, OUT

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

Moeen Ali c Fakhar Zaman b Wahab Riaz 19 (20b 1x4 0x6 48m) SR: 95
Wahab Riaz to Woakes, 1 run

short and wide, another slower ball, delays his swat and sends the ball to sweeper cover

Wahab Riaz to Woakes, SIX runs

Wahab errs too full and outside off, he can't get the yorker right this time. Woakes gives himself swinging room and lifts it inside-out over long-off. Woakes loving going inside-out

Wahab Riaz to Woakes, no run

pinpoint yorker on middle, Wahab's sort of coming from behind the umpire, nails the blockhole, jammed out

Wahab Riaz to Woakes, 2 runs

Asif Ali runs in from sweeper cover... but drops it. It was a tough chance, though. Full and wide outside off, skied in the air. Asif was late to take off, he still got to the ball, but spilled it

Round the wicket

end of over 4715 runs
ENG: 311/6CRR: 6.61 RRR: 12.66
Moeen Ali19 (19b 1x4)
Chris Woakes12 (9b 1x4)
Mohammad Amir 9-0-63-1
Hasan Ali 10-0-66-0
Amir to Moeen Ali, FOUR runs

slower short ball on middle, Moeen lines it up and swats a pull away to the left of deep square leg. Imam dives in vain and watches it whistle away to the boundary. First boundary for Moeen. Has he found his groove at the right time for England? Sarfraz isn't pleased with Amir's length

Amir to Woakes, 1 leg bye

back of a length, pitches outside leg, skids off the pitch, pings the thigh pad and rolls away to cover. Leg bye

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