Pakistan’s team has reached the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. With this, England’s 42-year dream of winning the ICC one-day tournament did not turn into reality again. After losing the toss, the entire England team was reduced to just 211 in 49.5 overs. In reply, Pakistan scored the target of 212 runs with the help of opener Fajar Jamah and Azhar Ali’s brilliant half-centuries as they lost two wickets in 37.1 overs.
In this victory, Pakistan’s bowlers contributed more than the batsmen, who struck the England batsmen with bat in the entire tournament in their own house and could deliver a very light target. Azhar Ali (76), Pakistan’s Fakhr Jaman (57), Babar Azam (38) and Mohsin Hafeez played the innings of 31 *. During the match, Pakistani players were heavily involved in the English team in every field.
PAK Champions Trophy final for the first time
This is the first time in the last 19 years after the Champions Trophy starts when Pakistan’s team reached the finals. Earlier he had reached the semifinals three times, but he was dropped every time he was defeated. The Pakistan team earlier played the semi-final in 2000, 2004 and 2009. But all three times ended with a defeat in the semifinals. Pakistan has reached the final of the ICC Tournament for the first time.
Pakistan got the first blow in 21.1 overs when Jos Buttler stuck on the ball of Adil Rashid, who got the scalp (57) scoring. Azhar Ali (76) was dismissed as the second wicket. Jack Ball bowled them in 32.2 overs.
The most runs scored for England are Joe Root (46), Johnny Bairstow (43), Ben Stokes (34) and Eoin Morgan (33). England’s second wicket (Bairstow – Root) 46 runs and third wicket (Root – Morgan) 48 runs two big partnerships. The whole team of England was all out for 211 runs in 49.5 overs. At the same time, the team’s seven batsmen could add only 49 runs.
England’s first blow to the team was 5.5 overs. When Alex Hales (13) was caught by Babar Azam on the bowling of Rumen Rais, Johnny Bairstow (43) was out for the second wicket. Bairstow scored 80 runs in 16.3 overs, on the bowling of Hasan Ali’s ball He was caught by Hafeez.
Shadab Khan gave England the third blow in 27.3 overs with Joe Root (46). His catch was taken by Sarfraz Ahmed. Ian Morgan (33) was the fourth batsmen to get out. Who was caught by Sarfraz Ahmed at the bowling of Hasan Ali in 31.4 overs. The fifth wicket was Jos Buttler (4). Who was caught by Surfraj Ahmed on Junaid Khan’s ball in 34.1 overs. On the score of 162, Junaid Khan took the wicket of Moin Ali (11) to give England a sixth blow. In the 38.3 overs, Fakhar Jaman took a tremendous catch and sent Moin to the pavilion. Adil Rashid (7) was the seventh batsman to get out. In the 43.3 overs, Ahmed Shehzad’s direct throw was run out.
Ben Stokes was the eighth batsman to get out. In the 47.4 overs, Hafeez caught him on the bowling of Hasan Ali. Stokes made very slow batting, only to score 34 runs at 64 balls. Ninth wicket was Liam Plunkett (9). Who was caught by Azhar Ali in 48.5 overs, the last wicket was Mark Wood (3) who was run out. On behalf of Pakistan, Hasan Ali scored 3, Junaid Khan 2, Ruman Rais 2 and Shadab Khan took 1 wicket.