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Champions Trophy 2017, Semifinal, ENG v PAK Live Scorecard | Pakistan beat England by 8 wickets to reach final

England And Pakistan Are All Set To Clash In The First Semifinal Of The Champions Trophy On Wednesday At Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Pakistan Have Won The Toss And Opted To Field In The Match.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 14 Jun 2017, 09:51:38 PM
Champions Trophy 2017, Semifinal, ENG v PAK Live Scorecard

New Delhi:

Hosts England and Pakistan are clashing in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Pakistan have won the toss and elected to field first. England is all set to open their batting and would hope to make a big score. On the other hand, Pak would hope that its bowlers can contain the English batsmen to a manageable score.

Although England seem a highly settled unit with its balance of excellent all-rounders, dynamic batsmen and deadly bowlers, Pakistan have time and again proved to be the most unpredictable team in the game of cricket.They can delight and disappoint within a matter of days.

LIVE SCORECARD: England vs Pakistan

From being mediocre against India, they displayed tremendous ruthlessness against the No. 1 ODI team, South Africa.They continued the winning streak against Sri Lanka, despite losing 7 wickets while chasing a mediocre score. As always, the South Asian team’s strength has been its bowling.

The green shirts have a potent pace bowling attack in Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali with Faheem Ali adding a fourth dimension to the triumvirate.

LIVE Match updates: England vs Pakistan

#ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan trounce England by 8 wickets in semis to sail into title clash

#Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman come out to bat for Pakistan

#England have been skittled out for 211 

#Excellent death over bowling by Junaid Khan and Rumaan Raees

#England are 207 for 7 after 45 overs

#Ruman Raees strikes once again in his debut game, gets Plunkett for 9 

#England have certainly disappointed with a shabby batting display

#Hasan Ali strikes once again, Stokes falls after scoring a defiant 34

#England bring up their 200 in the 48th over

#England are 190 for 7 after 46 overs

#Hasan Ali has been brilliantly all through the tournament

#Stokes and Plunkett would be looking to finish off with a flourish 

#Pakistan have done well here to make regular inroads in the English batting

#England are 187 for 7 after 45 overs

#England are 149 for 5 after 34 overs

#Junaid Khan leaves England stuttering as he scalps Buttler for four 

#Pakistan are 148 for 4 after 34 overs 

#Buttler and Stokes need to form a partnership to get the England innings back on track

#Pakistan are in the driver's seat courtesy these quick strikes from the Pakis

#Jos Buttler joins Ben Stokes at the crease

#England are 141 for 4 

#Hasan Ali dents England, scalps Morgan 

#Hasan Ali comes back into the attack

#England are 139 for 3 after 31 overs

#England need to get a move on 

#Stokes and Buttler would be key to England posting a big total

#England are 136 for 3 after 30 overs

#Hafeez has slowed down things for Pakistan

#Ben Stokes comes into join captain Eoin Morgan at the crease

#Shadab Khan dismisses inform Joe Root, that's a massive wicket for Pakistan

#England are 123 for 2 after 26 overs

#Morgan and Root content with the singles 

#The young spinner has once again been impressive 

#Shadab Khan has settled into a good line

#England are 118 for 2 after 25 overs

#Root and Morgan continue to build on 

#England brings up 100 in 22nd over. Slow but steady progress

#Shadab Khan and Mohammad Hafeez have slowed down things for England

#England are 93 for 2 after 20 overs

#Pakistan needs a wicket to stall things

#Root and Morgan have to carry on from here

#England have built a strong platform for a good total

#Root and Morgan quite accomplished against Spin 

#Mohammad Hafeez comes into the attack

#Eoin Morgan joins Joe Root at the crease

#England are 80 for two after 16.2 overs

#Hasan Ali strikes big, gets the dangerman Jonny Bairstow for  

#Ali has provided good support to the Pakistani pacers by taking wickets in the middle

#Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

#England are 73 for one after 14 overs

#Shadab Khan comes back strongly 

#Bairstow slams Shadab for a boundary

#The young spinner was quite impressive against India

#Shadab Khan comes into the attack

#England are 67 for one after 13 overs

#Wasim has started off well against England

#Pakistan spinner have broken partnerships against South Africa and Sri Lanka in group games

#Lets see how the English respond to the Pakistan spinners

#Imad Wasim comes into the attack

#Roy and Bairstow bring up 50 for England 

#England going steady after Hales dismissal

#Pakistan are surely missing their pace spearhead Mohammed Aamir

#England are 29 for no loss after 5 overs

#Junaid Khan has got the stick from the English openers

#This is pleasing stuff from Bairstow who generally doesn't feature in the England ODI lineup

#Bairstow gives England a breezy start with a flurry of boundaries

#CT17 #ENGvsPAK: #England score 7/0 in 2 overs @AlexHales1 5 (6), @jbairstow21 2 (6)

# Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow come out to bat for England

# Pakistan win toss, elect to field

They are excited about the explosive entry of opener Fakhar Zaman, who slammed 50 off 36 balls against the Sri Lankans. Another round of enterprise at the top by the new man would do Pakistan a world of good.

While the middle order batting remains a concern, Sarfraz said Pakistan will address it so that the likes of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik click when the situation demands. 

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Three-time World Cup finalists, England, on the other hand will fancy their chances of extending the search for an elusive major global ODI silverware. The English team has been pure unlucky as they have been trying for the past 42 years to lay claim to a trophy in a major 50 -over tournament.

Teams (from):

England (Playing XI):

Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball

Pakistan (Playing XI):

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (w/c), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan

READ: England favourites against Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy semis

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First Published : 14 Jun 2017, 02:16:00 PM