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Pakistan vs England World Cup 2023


337/9 (50)


244 (43.3)




43.3: Haris Rauf 35 (23 3×4 3×6) SR: 152.17

Rauf miscues this one and launches the ball straight up in the air. Stokes settles himself well under it and takes a well-judged catch to end the entertaining partnership.

37.4: Shaheen Shah Afridi 25 (23b 3×4 1×6) SR: 108.69

Atkinson bowls full and straight and it hits Shaheen low on the pad. Shaheen reviews but the ball-tracking shows three reds.

36.4: Agha Salman 51 (45b 6×4 1×6) SR: 113.33

Agha miscued the slap over long-on, and it’s Ben Stokes who clings on.

31.4: Shadab Khan 4 (7b 1×4 0x6) SR: 57.14

A googly that Shadab didn’t pick. He goes for a wild swing but the ball sneaks through the huge gap between bat and pad.

30.1: Iftikhar Ahmed 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Iftikhar has a wipe down the track, skewed into the covers, and Malan does brilliantly to gather.

27.5: Saud Shakeel 29 (37b 4×4 0x6) SR: 78.37

Tossed up outside leg stump, Saud lines up a paddle off his pads, but he hasn’t picked the googly. Big rip into his middle stump.

22.3: Mohammad Rizwan 36 (51b 2×4 0x6) SR: 70.58

Rizwan overruns the ball after being deceived by the angle from round the wicket, and a big turn through the gate adds the final indignity.

13.6: Babar Azam 38 (45b 6×4 0x6) SR: 84.44

Babar makes the same mistake, pulling to short midwicket, where a fielder is stationed for that exact shot. The Pakistan captain walks into that trap and pays the price.

2.4: Fakhar Zaman 1 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

Fakhar dances down the wicket only to smear it straight to mid-off.

0.2: Abdullah Shafique 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

A perfect inswinger shapes back in, beating the bat, hitting the pad. Shafique is advised not to review, and England get off to the perfect start.



49.5: Gus Atkinson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Wasim bowls it fast, slingy, straight and whacks the off stump halfway up.

49.4: David Willey 15 (5b 2×4 1×6) SR: 300.00

Willey was through his launch to leg too soon, a high spiralling chance flies down the ground, where Iftikhar sprawls well on the edge of the circle to complete a fine catch.

48.4: Moeen Ali 8 (6b 0x4 1×6) SR: 133.33

Rauf bowls round the wicket, another slower ball, Moeen drags across the line, mistimes his stroke against the 122kph delivery, and the ball removes his off stump.

47.2: Jos Buttler 28 (18b 3×4 1×6) SR: 150.00

Buttler chops away to the offside and Rauf’s shy from backward point pings him at the non-striker’s end.

46.4: Harry Brook 30 (17b 2×4 2×6) SR: 176.47

Brook looks to unleash over the covers, but he drags the slower ball as he makes room to leg… too close to mid-off where Shaheen moves smartly to his left and clings on with a stretch of the arms.

42.2: Joe Root 60 (72b 4×4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Afridi rolled his fingers down the side of the ball, Root lined up the clip to the leg, was through the shot too soon, and Shadab at point rushed back to gather the looping chance over his shoulder, reaching it well with a dive.

40.1: Ben Stokes 84 (76b 11×4 2×6) SR: 110.52

Yorker from Afridi! Off stump blasted from the ground! late movement on the reverse swing and Stokes can’t get his bat down in time as he wipes to leg.

18.2: Jonny Bairstow 59 (61b 7×4 1×6) SR: 96.72

Bairstow drives aerially to Haris, right out of the middle, but he had guided it to Salman Ali Agha, who made no mistake.

13.3: Dawid Malan 31 (39b 5×4 0x6) SR: 79.48

Malan attempted the reverse sweep on Iftikhar, but the ball bobbled off a top edge/glove, and Rizwan did well there, as the ball deflected up off his gauntlets and away to the off side. Smothered the chance with a full dive.

KOLKATA: England have won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the 44th ICC World Cup 2023 match at Eden Gardens.


Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c)(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson

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Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi


Overall ODIs: Matches 91, Pakistan 32, England 56, NR 3

ODI World Cup: Matches 10, Pakistan 5, England 4, NR 1

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