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Pakistan fights pitched battle for a stunning comeback

Pakistan fights pitched battle for a stunning comeback

Sports reporter
In one of the most dramatic efforts to fight back from the bottom so far in the 2019 Cricket World Cup tournament, Pakistan stunned England at Trent Bridge with an inspired effort.
Pakistan picked up their 14-run win over hosts England after a titanic battle on the pitch. The men in green ended the first inning of the match with 348 runs while sacrificing eight wickets and set a tough target for their competitors.
Mohammad Hafeez put on a brilliant show but missed out on becoming the first century-maker of the tournament.
A couple of half-centuries from Babar Azam and the captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, the Pakistan side made a major statement of improvement, who had collapsed to 105 all out in a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in their World Cup opener on Friday.
Going after a target of 349, England got off to a lost Jason Roy for only eight runs before steadying the ship. However, they slumped to 128/4 after Ben Stokes was caught behind by Shoaib Malik for only 13 runs. Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan were the other batsmen out with only a few runs.
However, centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler brought them back in the match but after the last ball of the 50th over was delivered the hosts were still 14 runs short.

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