Cricket World Cup 2023: England post 337 against Pakistan

India, South Africa, and Australia have made the semifinals, while New Zealand are likely to join them in the last four

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England's Ben Stokes in action. — Reuters
England's Ben Stokes in action. — Reuters

Published: Sat 11 Nov 2023, 4:29 PM

Last updated: Sat 11 Nov 2023, 4:52 PM

England posted 337 against Pakistan in their World Cup match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Satrurday.

Earlier, England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bat in what is the final group match for both sides at the tournament.

Holders England have already been eliminated, while 1992 champions Pakistan are only mathematically alive in the race for a semifinal place in the showpiece event.

"Nice to break a losing streak, want to leave India with our heads held high," Buttler said referring to their win against the Netherlands in their previous match.

England are unchanged but Pakistan brought in spin all-rounder Shadab Khan for seamer Hasan Ali.

"We are looking forward to Fakhar's innings, we are enjoying his batting," said Pakistan captain Babar Azam, referring to opener Fakhar Zaman's form.

"We will try our best, and let's see."

India, South Africa, and Australia have made the semifinals, while New Zealand are likely to join them in the last four.

Teams:

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Kolkata; editing by Robert Birsel)


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