England defeated Pakistan by 93 runs in the 44th match of the World Cup 2023 played at Eden Garden, Kolkata.
England won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan. The English team scored 337 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
England’s first wicket fell on 82 runs, Iftikhar Ahmed dismissed David Mullan for 31 runs, and then Haris Rauf sent Jonny Bairstow back to the pavilion for 59 runs.
Ben Stokes played an inning of 84 runs, but he was bowled by Shaheen Afridi, Jurot got out after scoring 60 runs, Harry Brook scored 30 runs, Jos Buttler scored 27 runs and Moeen Ali scored eight runs.
On behalf of Pakistan, Haris Rauf and Muhammad Wasim got three wickets, Shaheen Afridi got two wickets and Iftikhar Ahmed got one wicket.
In pursuit of England’s 338 runs, the Pakistan team was bowled out for 244 runs in 43.3 overs.
Opener Abdullah Shafiq was dismissed on zero on the second ball of the inning by David Willy while Fakhar Zaman was for 1 run. Captain Babar Azam scored 36, Muhammad Rizwan 38, Salman Ali Agha 51, Shaheen Afridi 25, Wasim Jr. 16, and Haris Rauf scored 35 runs.
On behalf of England, David Wily took 3 while Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, and Gus Atkinson took two wickets each.
The national cricket team will leave for home from India tomorrow:
Pakistan team will fly out of India in two groups.
First batch of 11 members of the team will depart from Kolkota at 8:55 am tomorrow November 12 via Emirates flight EK571. Remaining members will fly from Kolkota at 08:20 pm tomorrow November 12 via Emirates flight EK573
Players from Sialkot will be landing to their respective city from Emirates flight EK618 on November 13.
Player and members from team management from KPK, Islamabad and Rawalpindi will be landing in Islamabad via EK612 on November 13
Players from Lahore and team management will be landing from two different flights. EK622 and EK624 on November 13
Hasan Ali will stay back in India. He will return back to Pakistan on November 22.
Team director Mickey Arthur will stay in Dubai from November 13 to 16 before departing for Lahore on November 16.