Last Updated on Sunday 12 November 2023 by Chetansingh Chauhan
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In the recent Cricket World Cup 2023 clash between England and Pakistan, England emerged victorious by a substantial margin of 93 runs. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, England’s decision closed the door on Pakistan’s semi-final hopes.
The English team, led by Jos Buttler, showcased a strong batting performance, amassing a total of 337/9 at the Eden Gardens. Key contributions came from Ben Stokes (84), Jonny Bairstow (59), and Joe Root (60). In response, England’s bowlers limited Pakistan to 150/7, securing a convincing win. Despite a late surge from the Pakistani tail, it wasn’t enough.
In terms of team composition, England stuck with the same lineup as their previous match against the Netherlands, while Pakistan made one change, bringing in vice-captain Shadab Khan for seamer Hasan Ali.
The match concluded with a notable last-wicket partnership, with Haris Rauf’s attempt to heave Chris Woakes ending in the reliable hands of Ben Stokes.
The comprehensive win secured England’s fifth-place finish, while Pakistan settled for seventh. Despite the disappointment of their World Cup campaign, England found solace in qualifying for the Champions Trophy.
In post-match interviews, both captains expressed their dismay. Babar Azam acknowledged mistakes in batting, bowling, and fielding throughout the tournament, committing to contribute to the team’s rebuild. Jos Buttler, reflecting on a disappointing campaign, found significance in ending on a positive note and emphasized the need for reflection.
As the World Cup chapter closes, Buttler mused on whether it marked the end of an era and encouraged his team to make the final match enjoyable, regardless of the outcome.