Just In! Pakistan after having shameful defeat against West Indies retaliate back strong as the counter side started off really well against England in their 2nd scheduled group stage match of ICC Cricket World Cup. Pakistan openers Imam and Fakhar provided 82 opening stand to their team in this crucial match and sets strong foundation for their team.
Pakistan faced England in 6th group stage match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on 3rd June 2019 at Nottingham. English skipper after winning the toss elected to bowl 1st while keenly observed the playing conditions at Nottingham.
Pakistan’s most reliable opening pair Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman came out to open up innings for their team and from the 1st ball both these batsmen played positively and didn’t provide any chance to their opposition.
F Zaman from the start played aggressively whereas Imam supported him on the other end. No doubt both these batsmen provided ideal start to their team in this crucial match and also sets 2nd highest opening partnership for World Cup 2019.
England although holds very strong pace attack as Archer and Woakes always bowl on quick pace but both these attackers failed to stop flow of runs from the bats of Pakistan openers. However English bowlers somehow succeed to keep run rate under their control.
Pakistan lost their 1st wicket at the total of 82 runs and Zaman after played brilliant innings of 36 runs hunted by Moeen Ali. Baber Ali was the new man in for Pakistan and he joined Imam on field who looked pretty confident after scoring steady 38 runs on 47 deliveries.
Well the playing conditions at Nottingham are quite favorable for batsmen but still Pakistan have to never a long journey with bat as 340 runs are considered as enough to defend on this surface so remaining batting line-up of Pakistan also bound to fulfill their duties in order to secure victory in this crucial match.