England sign off with victory, Pakistan eliminated


KOLKATA, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Current champs England finished their depressing World Cup project with a 93-run triumph over Pakistan on Saturday, rejecting the 1992 champs the wonder they required to make it to the last 4 of the masterpiece 50-overs competition.

England had actually currently been gotten rid of after 6 beats in 7 suits in a fiasco that has actually motivated needs for an overhaul of their one-day team.

Electing to bat at Eden Gardens, England acquired a strong 337-9, with 3 of their leading 4 batters shattering fifties in their 3rd 300-plus overall of the competition.

Jonny Bairstow (59 ), Joe Root (60) and Ben Stokes (84) made half-centuries in a display screen that left their followers desiring the batters can have generated comparable initiatives more frequently in the competition.

Pakistan were full blast for 244 in the 44th over and bailed out of the competition after their 5th loss in 9 suits.

New Zealand have actually signed up with India, South Africa and Australia in the semi-finals, while England have actually safeguarded an area in the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan.

” Obviously the competition hasn’t mosted likely to prepare for us in its entirety which is a genuine frustration,” stated player-of-the-match David Willey.

” We have an incredible team of gamers with enormous ability. We have actually underperformed below which is frustrating.”

Malan (31) and Bairstow offered England a respectable beginning complying with captain Jos Buttler’s choice to bat.

After the openers left, Root and Stokes motored along also if it did not specifically rainfall limits.

Pakistan’s fielding was careless with Shaheen Afridi going down Malan and Stokes off his very own bowling, while Haris Rauf captured a skyer from Buttler just for his footwear to touch the limit rope, consequently making it a 6 for England.

Set a difficult target, Pakistan located themselves in the silly setting of requiring to finish the chase in simply 6.4 overs in order to make the last 4 in advance of New Zealand.

Willey (3-56), playing his last suit for England, disregarded both the Pakistan openers in his initial 2 overs.

Babar Azam (38) and Mohammad Rizwan (36) obtained respectable beginnings however can not press on to larger overalls.

Agha Salman made 51 and down the order, Rauf slapped 3 6s in his enjoyable knock of 35 however it mattered little in the long run.

” We will certainly rest with each other and check,” Babar stated of Pakistan’s project.

” We’ll take positives from this and review errors. I’m eager to lead the restore.”

Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Kolkata; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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