Watch Pak v Eng highlights today ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Semi-final – from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (England) Wednesday 14th June 2017. Three matches had been played at this venue from the first round of this ICT 2017. In the first match between England and New Zealand, England won by 87 runs. England Scored 310 runs in 49.3 overs all out. AD Hales, JE Root, BA Stokes, and JC Buttler† these four English batsmen performed well enough in that match. LE Plunkett took four wickets in that match with 55 runs in 9.3 overs. The second match had played between Bangladesh and New Zealand at this venue, in that match New Zealand scored 265 runs eight down in 50 overs and Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 16 balls remaining). In the third match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining) target was 237.
Now according to the previous performance from five teams, England batsmen played very well then all others. Pitch difficulty was almost the same in all three matches. Now all eyes will be on Pakistani seamers because Mohammad Amir is coming back in his form, Junaid Khan bowled so good in his last match, Hasan Ali also performing so good in these days, Fahim Ashraf was a little bit costly in his last match but he took two wickets in 6.2 overs with 37 runs. Hasan Ali is going at number three position in the most wicket-takers list with seven wickets, Junaid Khan took five in two innings. Another side LE Plunkett is the second most wicket-taker with eight wickets, AU Rashid took six and MA Wood took five.
Pakistan have won the toss and chose to bowl first.
1 Azhar Ali, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Rumman Raees, 9 Shadab Khan, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Junaid Khan.
1 Alex Hales, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Jake Ball.
England 211 49.5 overs
Pakistan 215/2 37.1 overs
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 77 balls remaining)
Match Timings: 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Semi-final Highlights
ODI no. 3889 | 2017 season
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
14 June 2017 (50-over match)
Umpires – M Erasmus (South Africa) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire – M Erasmus (South Africa) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire – CB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Match referee – AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire – BNJ Oxenford (Australia)