England v Pakistan - Champions Trophy, Semi Final 1, Cardiff

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  • Jonny Bairstow, playing his first match of the the Champions Trophy steadied the ship for England with a 57-ball 43.
  • Rumman Raees, who was handed a debut today, straightaway got into the act as he picked up the crucial wicket of Alex Hales for 13.
  • Shadab Khan then got amidst the wickets picking up the key scalp of Joe Root, for 46 that left England struggling at 128 for 3.
  • Hassan Ali was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers, returning with figures of 3 for 35 in his ten overs.
  • Ben Stokes played an uncharacteristic innings of 34 in 64 deliveries without a boundary, as England crumbled to 211 allout in 49.5 overs.
  • Fakhar Zaman got Pakistan chase off a rapid start start notching up his second half-century in as many matches, scoring a 58-ball 57 studded with seven fours and a six.
  • Adil Rashid had Zaman stumped for 57, with the score on 118
  • Azhar Ali (79) was the top scorer for Pakistan, stitching a crucial 118 run partnership for the opening wicket with Zaman.
  • Mohammad Hafeez (31) and Babar Azam (38), hwever ensured that there were no further hiccups as Pakistan romped home in 37.1 overs to book a place in the final of Champions trophy 2017.
  • The Pakistan team do a lap of honour of the ground to thank their supporters who came out in huge numbers