Champions Trophy Semi’s Peek Review: Pak – The Unpredictable crush Eng – The Unbeatable for the Final

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Match Basics

Match: Pakistan vs England

Semi-Final: 1st

Date: 14th June

Ground:  Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Umpires:  R.J. Tucker, Australia and M. Erasmus, South Africa 

Toss won by: Pakistan and decided to field

Result: Pakistan won by 8 wickets

Man of Match: Hasan Ali, Pakistan


Scorecard Summary

1st Team Play: England 211 for 49.5 Overs

Performers: Batsman – J.E. Root 46, J.M. Bairstow 43.

Bowlers – Hasan Ali 3 for 35, Junaid Khan 2 for 42, Rumman Raees 2 for 44.

Target: 212

2nd Team Play: Pakistan 215 for 2 in 37.1 Overs

–         Performers: Batsman – Azhar Ali 76, Fakhar Zaman 57.



  • It was a match between unpredictable vs unbeatable sides.
  • Muhammad Amir effected by back injury replaced by Rumman Raees. Shadab Khan also replaced Faheem Ashraf.
  • English side Jonny Bairstow replaced Jason Roy.
  • Dominant were Pakistan bowlers – Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan and Rumman Raees.
  • England posted a meagre total of 212 for Pakistan
  • Opening partnership of Azhar and Fakhar of 118 set the foundation.
  • It was not England’s day could not compete Pakistan in any of the departments.
  • England captain Eoin Morgan thought that England failed to adjust to the pitch.
  • Finalist Pakistan to face India or Bangladesh.



Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rumman Raees, Sarfraz Ahmed – Captain, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik

England: A.D. Hales, A.U. Rashid, B.A. Stokes, E.J.G. Morgan – Captain, J.M. Bairstow, J.E. Root, J.C. Buttler, J.T. Ball, L.E. Plunkett, M.M. Ali, M.A. Wood,

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