Pakistan won the first semi-final of ICC Champion Trophy 2017 by 8 wickets. Pakistan vs England – For England this is the fourth time when they are playing semis in Champions Trophy but never able to win. For Pakistan also this is the fourth semifinal but they never move to finals and this is the first time they entered into finals.
77 is the second top Winning with most balls to spare while chasing 200+ in Champions Trophy.
Fans Praying for Another India vs Pakistan Final:
All Pakistani fans are praying for their win. This might be the first time in Champions Trophy when many Indian cricket fans are also hoping for Pakistan win in today’s match. So that there will be another India vs Pakistan in finals. and half of the wish come true, now all are waiting for tomorrow’s match
Highlights of the Pakistan vs England Match:
The Crucial Toss:
Pakistan won the toss and offer England to bat first.
England opener Bairstow and Hales started slowly but Hales went back after adding 13 runs for second wicket Bairstow and Root added 46 runs. And for third wicket Root and Morgan add 48 runs, but England kept losing their wicket on regular time.
All Pakistan’s bowler bowled well and economical under 4 runs per over, helped Pakistan to restrict England making big score. England got all out in 211 runs.
Highest score from England side was by Joe Root 46(56), Best bowling figure for Pakistan was by Hasan Ali (10, 0, 35, 3).
From Pakistan side Azhar and Shehzad opened to chase down 212 target. Both give blasting start and Century partnership between them added 118 runs, before Zaman got at 57 in 58 balls. Babar Azam joined Azhar Ali and their 55 run partnership helped Pakistan to reach into Champions trophy finals for the first time. Azhar Ali added 76 runs in 100 balls.
Babar’s contributed 39 runs in 45 balls and Hafeez added blasting 31 runs in just 22 balls.
Man of the Match in Pakistan vs England:
Hasan Ali awarded with Man of the Match title.