Virender Sehwag Hails ‘Unpredictable’ Pakistan After There Win Over England
Pakistan finally ended their 11-match losing streak and pulled off a heist against tournament favourites England in their second match of World Cup 2019. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side defeated England by a margin of 14 runs to register their first win in the tournament.
It was sort of an upset that left everyone impressed with their efforts. Former Indian opener turned commentator, Virender Sehwag was also impressed with Pakistan’s show and called it a great win for Men in Green in World Cup 2019.
“Volatility at it’s best. Pakistan cricket ‘s unpredictability at it’s best. Completely down one match, and on top the next. Great win today for Pakistan, and an exciting match in this World cup finally. Well done #ENGvPAK,” he wrote on Twitter.
Volatility at it’s best. Pakistan cricket ‘s unpredictability at it’s best. Completely down one match, and on top the next. Great win today for Pakistan, and an exciting match in this World cup finally. Well done #ENGvPAK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 3, 2019
England had won the toss at Trent Bridge and asked Pakistan to bat first, considering that the scores are gettable at this high scoring venue. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman gave a good start to the team by sharing 82 runs for the first wicket in 14.1 overs. The two openers were dismissed after getting good starts.
Babar Azam continued his form with the bat with an innings of 63 but it was Mohammad Hafeez who stole the show with his quick-fire 84 off 62. Pakistan’s skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed gave a gentle finishing touch to the innings with an innings of 55, that saw Pakistan cross 300-run mark and put up 348 runs on the board.
England were obvious favourites to chase the total down but they lost the wickets of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow in first 10 overs, that saw the hosts stutter at the start. Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes also failed to deliver that left big responsibility on the shoulders of Joe Root and Jos Buttler.
The duo shared 130 runs for the fifth wicket to propel the team in the chase. Buttler and Root scored centuries but in the end, Pakistan’s pacers pulled the game in their favour with a great piece of bowling in the final five overs.
In the end, The Three Lions fell short by a margin of 14 runs, despite the fact that two of their batsmen scored centuries in the chase. With this win, Pakistan once again showed that they are one of the most unpredictable teams in international cricket and can pull off surprises on occasions.
They next face Sri Lanka on Friday. Hosts England will take on Bangladesh on Saturday where the Tigers will to pull off an upset like they did against South Africa.
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