ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 6): England vs Pakistan – Statistical Highlights
On Monday (3rd June), Pakistan beat the host side England by 14 runs during the sixth match of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Trent Bridge (Nottingham).
After England decided to field first, Pakistan managed to score 348/8 in 50 overs. In reply, England scored 334/9 (50 overs) in the second innings of the match.
Brief Scores: Pakistan – 348/8 in 50 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 84, Babar Azam 63; Moeen Ali 3/50)
England – 334/9 in 50 overs (Joe Root 107, Jos Buttler 103; Wahab Riaz 3/82)
Result – Pakistan won by 14 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Pakistan managed to score 348/8 in 50 overs.
- It is the highest total for any team in the Cricket World Cup history when there is no centurion. The previous record was 341/6 by South Africa against the UAE at Wellington on 12th March 2015.
- It is the second highest total for Pakistan in Cricket World Cup history. The record is 349 (49.5 overs) against Zimbabwe at Kingston on 21st March 2007.
ii) Pakistan won this match by 14 runs.
- It is the first victory for Pakistan in their last 13 ODIs. Before this ODI, Pakistan suffered 11 ODI defeats and the other one ODI had no result. It is the worst record for Pakistan in their most consecutive matches without victory.
i) In the second innings of this match, England scored 334/9 in 50 overs.
- It is the highest total in Cricket World Cup history on a losing cause. The previous record holder was also England with 327/8 (50 overs) against Ireland at Bengaluru on 2nd March 2011.
- It is the second highest total for any team in the second innings of a Cricket World Cup match. The record is 338/8 (50 overs) against India at Bengaluru on 27th February 2011.
- It is the joint second highest total for England in their Cricket World Cup history (334/4 in 50 overs against India at Lord’s on 7th June 1975). Their record is 338/8 (50 overs) against India at Bengaluru on 27th February 2011.
i) Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik played a Cricket World Cup match after 12 years and 74 days. His previous CWC match was against Zimbabwe at Kingston on 21st March 2007.
- It is the second longest gap between two Cricket World Cup matches for a player. The record gap is 14 years and 362 days (1992 to 2007) for Anderson Cummins (West Indies/Canada).
i) English cricketer Chris Woakes took four catches in this match.
- It is the joint most number of catches for a non-wicketkeeper in a Cricket World Cup match. Before him, Mohammad Kaif (India), Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh) and Umar Akmal (Pakistan) achieved this incredible feat for once each.
i) England player Joe Root scored his second century in Cricket World Cup history.
- After Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root is the second England cricketer to hit more than one century in Cricket World Cup career. Former England star cricketer Kevin Pietersen also hit two centuries in CWC.
i) England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler completed his century in just 75 balls.
- It is the fastest century for England in Cricket World Cup history. The previous record was 90-ball century by Kevin Pietersen against West Indies at Bridgetown on 21st April 2007.
ii) England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler scored 103 runs off 76 balls.
- It is the highest individual score by an England wicketkeeper-batsman in the Cricket World Cup history. The previous record was 88 by Alec Stewart against Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 14th May 1999.
Joe Root and Jos Buttler
i) Joe Root scored 107 runs and Jos Buttler scored 103 runs.
- These are the first two centuries for the England batsmen against Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup match history. The previous record was 86 by Bill Athey at Karachi on 20th October 1987.
i) Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed has taken 102 ODI catches as a wicketkeeper.
- Sarfaraz Ahmed is the fourth Pakistan wicketkeeper to take 100+ ODI catches. The first three Pakistan wicketkeepers were Moin Khan (214 catches), Rashid Latif (182 catches) and Kamran Akmal (156 catches).
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