In today’s match between England and Pakistan, Pakistan concludes its World Cup journey with a loss to England in Kolkata (ENG Vs PAK), but retains fifth position in the rankings. Here we are discussing the summary of the ENG vs PAK match and the ICC WORLD CUP 2023 points table.
Introduction (ENG vs PAK):
England won the toss and elected to bat first. Pakistan faced a defeat in their World Cup journey as England emerged victorious at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Despite this setback against the former world champions, Pakistan maintained their fifth position in the World Cup rankings.
ENG Vs PAK Match Summary:
Throughout the World Cup, Pakistan secured only four victories out of nine matches. Despite the defeat in Kolkata, they successfully retained their fifth position, needing a minimum of 188 runs to secure this spot.
Agha Salman was the standout performer for Pakistan, scoring a half-century with 51 runs. On the other side, England’s bowler David Willey took three wickets in his last one-day match. In pursuit of the target, Pakistan’s batting lineup collapsed at 244 runs.
- MOM: David Willey
The national team officially exited the World Cup in their opening innings. In the 44th match, England set a target of 338 runs for Pakistan. To reach the semi-finals, Pakistan needed to achieve this target in 6.2 overs. In the match at Eden Gardens, England’s openers provided a strong start with an 82-run partnership. Contributions from David Malan (31) and Jonny Bairstow (59) were notable, but the partnership of Ben Stokes and Joe Root, scoring 132 runs, proved crucial.
Ben Stokes contributed 84 runs with 11 boundaries and 2 sixes, while Joe Root played an innings of 60 runs before getting out. From Pakistan’s side, Haris Rauf took 3 wickets, Mohammad Wasim took 3, Shaheen Afridi took 2, and Iftekhar Ahmed took 1 wicket. The English team scored 337 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the prescribed 50 overs.
Before the match, England’s captain Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to bat first, expressing the desire to end the tournament with a win. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam mentioned they wanted to bat first to improve the net run rate. A change was made in the team, with Shadab Khan replacing Hasan Ali in the playing XI.
ICC Cricket WORLD CUP 2023 Point Table:
Despite their defeat against England, Pakistan managed to secure their fifth position in the World Cup rankings. The team’s standout performer was Agha Salman, who scored a half-century, while England’s bowler David Willey took three wickets in his last one-day match. Pakistan’s batting lineup collapsed in pursuit of the target, resulting in their elimination from the tournament.