Semi-Final Cricket: Champions Trophy Highlights


Semi-Final

Highlights of the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy, which is taking place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.


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A trophy shared between India and Sri Lanka. This trophy belongs to

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the team. 2013, India! Welcome to Cardiff and a packed house at Sophia

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Gardens as we move into the knockout stages of the 2017 ICC Champions

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Trophy. It is the first of the semifinals with England hosting --

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boasting a 100% record in the competition, against Pakistan who

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started past Sri Lanka on Monday to finish second in the group. England

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have impressed throughout and the Eoin Morgan side go into this game

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as hot favourites. Pakistan will look to their captain Sarfraz Ahmed

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for another company and -- confident display. Just the one change for

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England as Jonny Bairstow comes in as expected at the top of the order,

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replacing the out of form Jason Roy, just 51 runs in one international

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innings for in this summer, telling statistic. The Pakistan bowling

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attacks either couple of changes with Mohammad Amir missing out due

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to a back spasm. Rumman Raees comes in for him. A beautiful morning in

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south Wales and Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss for Pakistan and put

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England in. Eoin Morgan said he would have opted to bat anyway. We

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made the right choice? The umpires for this one are Marais Erasmus and

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Rodney Tucker. His first delivery with a whiteboard

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Ogbonna for England in a Champions Trophy semifinal. A full yorker from

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a left arm from Pakistan, no surprise. " Close. Did it pitch

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outside leg? They have to review. The bowler wants to review it. The

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captain... Did it pitch outside leg? He is going to review it. Front on.

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Confirm. Perfect. No problem. It is pitching in line. In line.

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Fine, fine margins. Unlucky in so many different ways as well. In the

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first over they lose their review for the match. That is going to

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change for the ICC, they don't believe you should lose your review

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anymore. That is a nice punch down the ground. An eventful over ends in

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a boundary to Hales. 5-0. He looks a bit disappointed because he is

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looking for some in swing here. He is nicely positioned, justly easing

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into that drive. In the air, chip leg side, very strong leg on Jonny

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Bairstow. He walked into that ball and hit it ever so sweetly. Eating

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the field on the off-side, there was a lot of protection on the off-side

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with that angle. This was expertly played. Short arm jab for four.

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2.4 overs and smashed off the front foot, square leg. Easily done by

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Bairstow. In motion now looking a lot happier.

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That is close as well. Given! Did it come back too much? That is the only

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debate. He looked a little surprised and he is asking his partner if they

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should go for a review. What is England thinking? They have gone for

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it. Looks like no back just top spot on

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the side, thanks. Yes, nothing there. Just confirm. Thanks.

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Perfect. Ball when available, please. No prop. Just waiting for

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ball tracking. It has pitched outside the leg and I recommend you

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change your decision to not out. You are on screen now. It is going

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England's way this morning, isn't it? He can't believe it. Could have

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had to lbw is and as it is they have none. 24-0. A full delivery and that

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is a throw-down, a really is a throw-down. I think it was a

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slightly slower delivery. He is now wishing he hadn't bowled it. 29-0.

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It is a good punch. You will get boundaries if you play straight here

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at Cardiff. A bottom punch from Bairstow for four. He has played

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some attractive shots. This was beautifully driven down the ground.

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On top of the bounce and this is a good batting strip, this.

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He comes out of his bunker. Gone. He has his first ODI and it brings a

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big smile to his face and all of the Pakistan fans. A good set for the

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right-hander there. He wanted to launch it. He wanted to get it

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through the infield but it was safely taken. He is off the mark in

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his first game. A first wicket for Rumman Raees and a very good one

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against Alex Hayles. He has gone for 13. Joe Root joins Jonny Bairstow,

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high-class player. With any form of the game. Timing, wonderful timing.

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He races across the practice surfaces and into the boundary for

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four a good finish to the over. Put down. It was pulled and it was high

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and away to the right. He got one hand to Terry couldn't hold on. It

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is a good effort, this. He got off the ground smartly and I think he

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was just hoping for a second grab at it. He was hoping that it would bob

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up and give him a second grab but it was hit firmly enough to burst

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through his hands. That was poor. Route was quickly

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onto it. Punished away down the leg side. After that very good first

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ball which pitched on the right and straightened a bit, the next two

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have been halfway down. Got away with the first but not the second. A

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leg-spinner to continue, power is exactly what Jonny Bairstow can do.

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Brute force. Yes, this was just muscle to the fence. It was quite

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wide. Bairstow was quite a strong bottom handed player. Briley bit of

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captaincy, got the slip in place but unfortunately goes down again for

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Pakistan. Three rungs from the over. Here we see a good healthy thick

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edge. It almost carried to the second man as well. He gave it a

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goalkeeper saved, over the crossbar. That is it. It should be taken, it

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is going to be comfortable. It is. The second wicket goes down and

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there have been a lot of missed opportunities but this time Pakistan

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take it. Hasan Ali into the attack. Jonny Bairstow went for the front

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foot pull shot and got a high on the back and all they could do is pick

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out the man at deep square and comfortably taken. It is a big

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breakthrough. Bairstow was looking good. He is on his way. England are

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2-80. He loves to celebrate. Bairstow goes for 43. England 80-2.

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With this wicket as well it looks as though it is a little bit low and

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Skippy for the spinners. We have seen it already take a bit of turn

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of the 100 comes up for England in the 22nd over. I think there is a

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bit of glove on bad stammer leg-side as well. -- I think there is a bit

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of glove on that down the leg side. He was just trying to track it down

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the leg side. That is into the gap. Well struck. A little short but

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Morgan jumped straight onto the back foot. Pretty unprotected boundary

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out there, just one man out at deep square leg. Another one up on

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mid-off. They have gone to the appeal, the

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fingers rise to. Eoin Morgan has gone for a review straightaway. It

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is a fair delivery. Front on spin, thanks. Nice and slow, nice and

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slow. Rock and roll it, please. Yeah, just Hot Spot please. Yeah,

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sorry, the gloves are just out of view. Keep rolling, keep rolling,

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keep rolling. Yes, thank you. I will go back on screen. It is pitched

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online and picket line and the wicket is missing. Thank you. I

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recommend you change your decision to not out. You are on screen now.

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Those pictures were pretty conclusive with the ball hitting the

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arm and nothing more than that, no inside or glove. That is the last

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ball of the over. Morgan with a blistering drive, 123-2.

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They will try and cash in on the back end of this innings. Appeal put

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behind but they have got a big wicket and Joe Root has been

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dismissed. That is a real hope for Pakistan in the middle of the

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innings. They are picking wickets. A partnership has been broken. Joe

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Root was suffering just a little bit because of his back injury, back

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ailment. He just couldn't really get around and get over that one. A good

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catch. A little quicker, and it bounced as

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well. We have talked about Shadab. Joe Root set himself nicely, but

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he's gone. He gets it over. That's his risk

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option, and he gets a boundary with it. So well used nowadays. He

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practices so hard, Eoin Morgan. This is not something he doesn't think

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about. Practices a lot. A genuine run-scoring option, a genuine

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boundary option. Oh, gone, gone, gone! You need a wicket, you go to

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Hasan Ali. We've seen the celebration. The England captain

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departs. Frustration. That's all it was for Eoin Morgan. We've seen him

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get out a couple of times like this, coming down the wicket, chasing a

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wide one, nicking it behind. Big wicket. Big moment. Eoin Morgan

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goes, departs for 33. Hafeez has got a few. Edged. First

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ball after drinks. And it's just shaped away, and Buttler's nicked

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it. Brilliant. You've got to be careful after these drinks breaks,

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take some time. For the bowling, it's about getting it on the money

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straightaway, and Junaid Khan has done exactly that. Sarfraz has got

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another for Pakistani. Jos Buttler, this time, departs.

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Oh, just wide of that man. It goes for four. You might see another man

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in their catching somewhere. You called it. It's streaking.

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Good timing, though. Raced away. He wants to play shots, Moeen Ali.

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That's beautifully played. Deep mid-wicket. Both fielders give

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chase, but they are not going to halt it in. A welcome boundary for

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England. That's a check sort of swat for Moeen Ali over that vacant

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mid-wicket area. In the air. Brilliant in the air.

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Absolutely brilliant. Far cow is how man is the one Hom gets that out of

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the air. Such a difficult catch. That blew up as well. So much at

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stake, and to be able to go false wretch on the run, keep your head

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balanced and at full stretch. Absolutely brilliant. I think it was

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doing just a little too much. I think he's in trouble.

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Come back. Yeah, the decision is out. I repeat, out.

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Shehzad the field. To get rid of Adil Rashid 47. England in a spot of

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bother. Everybody out on the leg side.

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Plunkett was gone there. Sure he was gone if it had been a direct hit.

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200 up for England. 48th over directed here. He was out by a long,

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long way. A couple of yards. Straight up in the air. Stokes

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should be gone. Brilliant bowling from Hasan Ali. What a bowler he is

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turning out to be for his team in this competition. And Stokes now,

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after a frustrating innings, has gone. That off cutter type delivery

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we were just talking about. You can see Ben Stokes again there. Holding

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the surface. Stokes wanting the leg side. Comfortably taken by Hafeez at

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cover. Stokes on his way. Fine edge. Will travel for four. The

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first boundary since the 39th over. Man out there. Travelled backwards,

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and took the catch. Excellent tactics from Pakistan. Trying to get

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the man playing to the Lumb boundary to the leg side. Ali the capture. I

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thought he started coming in, Azhar Ali. A good catch, above his right

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shoulder. Very good use of the short ball all day, these Pakistan fast

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rollers. Plunkett is on his way. Jake Ball. High up in the air. Got

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away with it. To fielders converged. I think this looked OK to me. The

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plug is just inside. Good work. Very well done.

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That is good bowling. Mark Wood will be run out, finally, with one ball

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of the innings remaining. Run out by the captain, Sarfraz. England's

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innings has come to the end. Below par, below expectations, and Sarfraz

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and Pakistan can be well pleased with their work. A very good first

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part of the game for Pakistan. They will be happy. I thought they did a

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great job to restrict and take wickets at important times. Game on.

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It's going to be a tough run chase. So England's poorest performance

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with the bat so far in this competition. A slow start, but

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looking comfortable at the halfway mark. Bairstow justifying his

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inclusion. Morgan and Stokes the only other batsmen to make a

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significant contribution. No one else really got going apart from

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Root. The acceleration never came. A brilliant creative bowling effort

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from Pakistan. Some really clever and well timed changes by Captain

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Sarfraz Ahmed, and the fielding was great. There was an urgency and

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determination right through the Pakistan side that we haven't seen

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in this competition to date. A complete performance in the field

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today. Magnificent with the ball and not bad with catching the ball. The

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bowlers were always performing, it's just the batsmen, they are

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struggling a bit. Obviously, these are not friendly pitches for

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batsmen, but credit goes to the bowlers, and the fielding was

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awesome. And I think the changes that Sarfraz made, they were

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exceptional. You kept them guessing with spin and pace and different

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types of spin. What about Hasan Ali. What a good day for him. Even if

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someone hit him hard is coming he comes and bowls hard lengths. This

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is something marvellous for Pakistan cricket. What about batting now have

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you got enough firepower to overcome England's total? We need two

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batsmen, and whoever gets in, it's their responsibility to go to the

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end. A couple of us, a few of us, are in good form, so I think the

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responsibility is on batting now. Whoever gets in, it's their

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responsibility to take to the end. A wonderful performance with a ball.

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Well done. A well under par performance from England. Their

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bowlers will have is to do well from the off if they are to have any

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chance of salvaging this game. Pakistan will be looking to the

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openers and thinking they need to get off to a solid start, take

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pressure off the middle order. England will be searching for their

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30 wickets. Early breakthroughs. To Mac slips in place. Not the ideal

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start. Hits that one away. A good chance

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they can pick up three. Rashid gives chase. Fancy footwork allows him to

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keep the ball inside the boundary. Top edge. And it's gone the whole

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way. He played a similar shot against Sri Lanka and picked up a

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maximum. Once again, we will go upstairs to check out whether it has

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cleared the advertising or not. I think it has gone the whole way.

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Shows a tendency to go off on that short rich delivery. Yes,

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comfortably over. A really good start. Just 1.2 overs

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gone. Hit it square. A boundary. Rashid

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gives chase again, but this time he can't pull it back. By using his

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feet, he beats the angle. He's striking the ball from a different

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part of the surface. Halfway down the track against a quality bowler.

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Off the back foot, punched. A little bit short, a little bit wide.

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Compare that to how Mark Wood was the previous over. He was all over

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Azhar Ali. Getting him to come forward. Slow pitch. This is just a

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fraction short and a fraction wide. Swung that away over the top. Not

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perfectly but good enough. That sounded good, and the result is

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good. This is becoming a bit predictable. He knows what's coming.

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He's looking for the short ball when he charges. They want to use this

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power play. They know it might get trickier later. The ball starts

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reversing or spinning. They want to get after these balls whilst their

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gun barrel straight. Too quick. Adil Rashid didn't have far to go, but

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didn't get there. That's the problem with going to Ben Stokes. He got

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away with the short ball to the left-hander, and he didn't get away

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with one and two Azhar Ali. The shortest boundary towards that River

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Taff. Don't get beaten towards the River Taff. That's exactly what

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happened to Adil Rashid. No chance for Rashid. A poor line.

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High in the air. Has gone all way? Yes it has, you bet! Another fine

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shot. He was trying to keep it down, top edge, and he got a maximum.

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Crunched through the off-side, races away for four more. England chasing

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leather at the moment, they need a change, a change to Spain, change of

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a variety and attitude. What a strong shot that is. He

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tossed up a little bit higher and slower. That is 85 kilometres an

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hour. He gets it on the hard volley. A premeditated stroke. He uses the

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feet and a good solid swing of the backs and one bounce into the crowd.

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It is the googly we were talking about. A beautiful flourish of the

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bad. In front of square. I think this

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will go for four. That is the blanket way, to hammer it into the

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middle of the pitch. Fire is being made -- met with fire. Back 54 frack

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are, another winnings at the top of the order. 49 balls on a pitch where

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all England batsmen struggle and he has put those struggles into

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perspective. His team-mates stand as one on the balcony there as well.

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Terrific so far. 100 up for Pakistan and it has come

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in QuickTime. Too horrific partnership with these Pakistani

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openers. Chalk and cheese in their approach really. Very effective so

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far. -- a terrific partnership. That is a very, very good shot. Outside

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leg stump. He gave himself some room. Smashed over extra cover for

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four more. Short and wide and Azhar Ali just

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helps himself to four down to third man and at the moment Pakistan are

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racing along. It is 54 Azhar Ali Eddie Jones is opening partner with

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50 on the board as well. That of another delivery again. Short and

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wide from Mark Wood. Stats down to third man. 15 broken now, Cross

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seam. Taps on the head. Would like sick, Jos Buttler likes it. The man

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who matters doesn't. -- Mark Wood likes it.

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Excellent, good delivery. Thank you. Looks like the back pocket, try Hot

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Spot on-side, thanks. Yes, just outreach please. Keep rolling

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through, keep rolling through. Thank you. There is a clear get there, you

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can stay with your decision. You're on screen now. Well done. The umpire

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is Marais Erasmus, there was a definite sound but he knew it'd come

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off the thigh pad. They have gone for the appeal, and he is walking.

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Stumped by the keeper. Looking to deposit it straight back over his

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head and so finally a breakthrough for England. What a crucial time as

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well? Still got runs in the bag. It has turned a little past the outside

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edge. The great innings for Fakhar Zaman comes to an end but he has

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done a great job for his country. The young man gets 57.

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How good is that? That has gone. Done the distance, a beautiful shot.

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The timing was awesome. Flawless, good work. A good shot. Eoin Morgan

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gambled but this was good enough to come down the wicket. He met the

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challenge head on. Rashid straight back over his head. Outstanding but

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it could only work with an outstanding player. That is into the

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gap and will go and hit the fence. A forceful shot. He has dragged it

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down. A lovely shot. Deep cover with no protection. A natural tendency

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for the leg-spinner. He has dragged that one down and is playing the

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price for it. That lovely straight shot. What a response. That was away

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from his reach. Frustration for England. Beautifully driven down the

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ground. Easy as that. Holding his position.

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That shot is into an over extra cover. He may jog back for three. A

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massive boundary out to extra cover. Into power, they might just settle

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for three. That is the longest boundary. It depends who has got the

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arm out there. It is not Mark Wood, it is Bairstow, said a comeback for

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three. Dragged on. Slower ball bowled into

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the pitch. They have their second. Slower ball bumper. He just tries to

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flitted across to the leg-side, almost like a tennis shot. Or you

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can do is drag it back onto the leg stump. All too late for England

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really. Second wicket goes down. Azhar Ali goes for 76. Stumping.

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Yorked himself on then Buttler missed it. It came out of the

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flatter trajectory from Rashid. You can see it out of the front of the

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hand. Wonderful pace and the auxin. No problem as it does the keeper as

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well. Up and over. Is it good enough to go all the way? It is. Typical

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Mohammad Hafeez. 183-2. Quality shot. 78 kilometres an hour. Big

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smiles from the Pakistan supporters faces. The length was perfect.

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That could get through. It might run away for four. The outfield has

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quickened up and has the Sun gone on it, nope, the field does well.

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Bairstow is quick they will come back for three. Eventually just

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about get home. He was running uphill into the wind there for a

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while. A free hit dealt with and dealt with

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firmly here on the ground. Making a statement here, have fees. He has to

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get cracking. Great timing. Made mid-off. It was an invitation that

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was accepted gleefully. Hitting it on the rise from off, mid-on.

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That will be wide. This is a sloppy stuff from England. Beautiful shot.

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Beautiful shot through the off-side. His balance here, leaning low and

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maintaining great balance to drive it forcefully and magnificently

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through the off-side. This is classic from Bubba Rather. They know

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that their fate is sealed. Ten required. I think they are going to

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come in a rush as well. Yes, it is looking emphatic. 206 for the loss

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of two. A big stage and a semifinal contest. This is pretty overwhelming

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stuff. Six away in the crowd with clearly dearly love to see it

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finished in one blow. It will not be, though, but that has been cut

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away powerfully again by Mohammad Hafeez. Pakistan are now just two

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away. A bit of a canyon from have fees but doing no harm for the

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final. Timing the ball beautifully. He is extremely efficient against

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Spain. What an emphatic way to do it. Pakistan have crushed England

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here in Cardiff and have booked their place in the final. England

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are out. The fans will be very happy and proud of this performance.

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Pakistan have turned things away and only a Pakistan team can do this.

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From no where they come back and what a response. In the

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all-important semifinal they were way ahead of England on the day. A

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fitting way to win it really. Half tracker dispatched with great power

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and conviction to the fence by Mohammad Hafeez who raises his arms

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in triumph. Their captain and coach and can celebrate and plot the final

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just a few days away. Young Babar Azam was there with

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Mohammad Hafeez and another great partnership. Pakistan were never in

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trouble against the England bowlers. A century partnership from the

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openers set them on their way and Ali made 76 and a half century from

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Fakhar Zaman. The innings was closed out with 13 overs to spare. For

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England an afternoon of toil in the Welsh sunshine. Jake ball and Adil

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Rashid be the only bonus to have any success. Not much of the total to

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depend that nothing in the bitch bore them and Pakistan knocked off

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the runs with ease. Eoin Morgan, to start with you, that looked like a

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bad day at the office at the wrong time? We didn't adapt to conditions,

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coming from Edgbaston with a good wicket to a used wicket here we

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didn't adapt Fewell but Pakistan did that extremely well and credit to

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them they outplayed us today on this wicket. Goofily went to harden the

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batting display or not hard enough? Identity we were simply used to it.

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We didn't prepare like we would going to play on a used wicket but

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Pakistan bowled well and we didn't manage to adjust particular with the

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bat. 200 is not a competitive score in the game that they played

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previously. 250-270 would have been a good score. You must have been

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thrilled with how your boys played. We bowled pretty well and after the

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batting we finished really well. Not many sides could be lifted by

:42:41.:42:52.

Mohammad Amir not playing, but it seemed to lift your side. The

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decision at the toss seem to be a good one. We adapted to conditions.

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If we won the toss and elected to field, and credit goes to the

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bowlers. Do you have any problem that this game was played on a used

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pitch? It's the way the tournament is. We knew that coming into the

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tournament, so it's the test of the Champions Trophy. You have to be

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good in all conditions. There is no home advantage to any side. And the

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way they batted showed there wasn't too much wrong with it. There

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wasn't. Defending 200, we had to produce a well above par bowling

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performance. Today showed that at times you need to learn to put in a

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sort of ugly performance. It can't just be top drawer, brilliant

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cricket all the time. We are continuing to learn that, in this

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tournament and in previous games as well. I did think we played anything

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rash today. Everything was quite calculated. We tried to adjust to

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the wicket, but simply the fact that Pakistan had played on the wicket

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previously has helped them. You said in the past you feel England need to

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play knockout cricket a bit more. Did that come across today?

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Absolutely. One of the things about knockout cricket is you have to

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adapt to conditions and it's a big challenge from venue to venue. We

:44:26.:44:29.

will have to do that in the World Cup, so it's important to go through

:44:30.:44:34.

conditions like today. You guys are brilliant at knock out cricket.

:44:35.:44:37.

Every game you've played since the India game has been must win. Every

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game is a knockout game, and today as well. I told my boys to just play

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their game. And we were given the match. Do you want India again at

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the Oval, payback? No, we wish them all the best. Any team coming is

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fine. There's the numbers, a massive upset with Pakistan crushing England

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in what turned out to be a very one-sided game. Disappointment for

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England, but they will lick their wounds and regroup for the summer

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series against South Africa and the West Indies. Pakistan in the final

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on Sunday at the Oval, and they will be watching tomorrow's semifinal

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with great interest. Join us tomorrow evening at 11:15pm

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on BBC Two for the best of the action in that second semifinal. It

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will judge Hom plays Pakistan on Sunday's final. You can follow every

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delivery of that game live on BBC Radio 5live sport extra. And watch

:46:24.:46:27.

the best of the action with in play match highlights alongside live text

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commentary on the BBC Sport website. We need to trap the beast

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which killed him. Tear him apart!

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I want him found! Now!

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Highlights of the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy, which is taking place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.


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