In Pakistan’s challenging 338-run chase, Rizwan’s early dismissal by Moeen Ali, coupled with a hamstring injury, left them at 101/4.
In the ongoing World Cup clash between Pakistan and England at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, England opted to bat after winning the toss. Fielding the same XI, David Willey is playing his final match for England. Pakistan made one change, bringing in Shadab Khan for Hasan Ali. Earlier, England posted a formidable 337/9 on the scoreboard in their innings.
In Pakistan’s challenging 338-run chase, openers fell early. In the 23rd over, Moeen Ali dismissed Mohammad Rizwan with a massive wipe across the line, deceiving him with the round-the-wicket angle. Rizwan’s attempt at a wild slog resulted in a bowled dismissal, and he collapsed with cramp in his followthrough. The sorry sight left Pakistan reeling at 101/4, compounding their struggles as Rizwan pulled his hamstring in the process.
In the first innings, England posted a strong total. Ben Stokes continued his impressive form with a crucial 84, complemented by Joe Root’s 60, forming a vital 100-plus partnership. Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan provided a solid start, contributing 82 for the first wicket. Bairstow reached his half-century but was dismissed for 59 by Haris Rauf. Harry Brook and Jos Buttler added valuable runs towards the end, with Brook scoring a quick 30 off 17 balls, and Buttler contributing 27 off 18.
After 6.4 overs, Pakistan stood at 30 for 2, marking their official exit from the semi-final contention.
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Last Updated on November 11, 2023
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