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
the team. 2013, India! Welcome to Cardiff and a packed house at Sophia
Gardens as we move into the knockout stages of the 2017 ICC Champions
Trophy. It is the first of the semifinals with England hosting --
boasting a 100% record in the competition, against Pakistan who
started past Sri Lanka on Monday to finish second in the group. England
have impressed throughout and the Eoin Morgan side go into this game
as hot favourites. Pakistan will look to their captain Sarfraz Ahmed
for another company and -- confident display. Just the one change for
England as Jonny Bairstow comes in as expected at the top of the order,
replacing the out of form Jason Roy, just 51 runs in one international
innings for in this summer, telling statistic. The Pakistan bowling
attacks either couple of changes with Mohammad Amir missing out due
to a back spasm. Rumman Raees comes in for him. A beautiful morning in
south Wales and Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss for Pakistan and put
England in. Eoin Morgan said he would have opted to bat anyway. We
made the right choice? The umpires for this one are Marais Erasmus and
Rodney Tucker. His first delivery with a whiteboard
Ogbonna for England in a Champions Trophy semifinal. A full yorker from
a left arm from Pakistan, no surprise. " Close. Did it pitch
outside leg? They have to review. The bowler wants to review it. The
captain... Did it pitch outside leg? He is going to review it. Front on.
Confirm. Perfect. No problem. It is pitching in line. In line.
Fine, fine margins. Unlucky in so many different ways as well. In the
first over they lose their review for the match. That is going to
change for the ICC, they don't believe you should lose your review
anymore. That is a nice punch down the ground. An eventful over ends in
a boundary to Hales. 5-0. He looks a bit disappointed because he is
looking for some in swing here. He is nicely positioned, justly easing
into that drive. In the air, chip leg side, very strong leg on Jonny
Bairstow. He walked into that ball and hit it ever so sweetly. Eating
the field on the off-side, there was a lot of protection on the off-side
with that angle. This was expertly played. Short arm jab for four.
2.4 overs and smashed off the front foot, square leg. Easily done by
Bairstow. In motion now looking a lot happier.
That is close as well. Given! Did it come back too much? That is the only
debate. He looked a little surprised and he is asking his partner if they
should go for a review. What is England thinking? They have gone for
it. Looks like no back just top spot on
the side, thanks. Yes, nothing there. Just confirm. Thanks.
Perfect. Ball when available, please. No prop. Just waiting for
ball tracking. It has pitched outside the leg and I recommend you
change your decision to not out. You are on screen now. It is going
England's way this morning, isn't it? He can't believe it. Could have
had to lbw is and as it is they have none. 24-0. A full delivery and that
is a throw-down, a really is a throw-down. I think it was a
slightly slower delivery. He is now wishing he hadn't bowled it. 29-0.
It is a good punch. You will get boundaries if you play straight here
at Cardiff. A bottom punch from Bairstow for four. He has played
some attractive shots. This was beautifully driven down the ground.
On top of the bounce and this is a good batting strip, this.
He comes out of his bunker. Gone. He has his first ODI and it brings a
big smile to his face and all of the Pakistan fans. A good set for the
right-hander there. He wanted to launch it. He wanted to get it
through the infield but it was safely taken. He is off the mark in
his first game. A first wicket for Rumman Raees and a very good one
against Alex Hayles. He has gone for 13. Joe Root joins Jonny Bairstow,
high-class player. With any form of the game. Timing, wonderful timing.
He races across the practice surfaces and into the boundary for
four a good finish to the over. Put down. It was pulled and it was high
and away to the right. He got one hand to Terry couldn't hold on. It
is a good effort, this. He got off the ground smartly and I think he
was just hoping for a second grab at it. He was hoping that it would bob
up and give him a second grab but it was hit firmly enough to burst
through his hands. That was poor. Route was quickly
onto it. Punished away down the leg side. After that very good first
ball which pitched on the right and straightened a bit, the next two
have been halfway down. Got away with the first but not the second. A
leg-spinner to continue, power is exactly what Jonny Bairstow can do.
Brute force. Yes, this was just muscle to the fence. It was quite
wide. Bairstow was quite a strong bottom handed player. Briley bit of
captaincy, got the slip in place but unfortunately goes down again for
Pakistan. Three rungs from the over. Here we see a good healthy thick
edge. It almost carried to the second man as well. He gave it a
goalkeeper saved, over the crossbar. That is it. It should be taken, it
is going to be comfortable. It is. The second wicket goes down and
there have been a lot of missed opportunities but this time Pakistan
take it. Hasan Ali into the attack. Jonny Bairstow went for the front
foot pull shot and got a high on the back and all they could do is pick
out the man at deep square and comfortably taken. It is a big
breakthrough. Bairstow was looking good. He is on his way. England are
2-80. He loves to celebrate. Bairstow goes for 43. England 80-2.
With this wicket as well it looks as though it is a little bit low and
Skippy for the spinners. We have seen it already take a bit of turn
of the 100 comes up for England in the 22nd over. I think there is a
bit of glove on bad stammer leg-side as well. -- I think there is a bit
of glove on that down the leg side. He was just trying to track it down
the leg side. That is into the gap. Well struck. A little short but
Morgan jumped straight onto the back foot. Pretty unprotected boundary
out there, just one man out at deep square leg. Another one up on
mid-off. They have gone to the appeal, the
fingers rise to. Eoin Morgan has gone for a review straightaway. It
is a fair delivery. Front on spin, thanks. Nice and slow, nice and
slow. Rock and roll it, please. Yeah, just Hot Spot please. Yeah,
sorry, the gloves are just out of view. Keep rolling, keep rolling,
keep rolling. Yes, thank you. I will go back on screen. It is pitched
online and picket line and the wicket is missing. Thank you. I
recommend you change your decision to not out. You are on screen now.
Those pictures were pretty conclusive with the ball hitting the
arm and nothing more than that, no inside or glove. That is the last
ball of the over. Morgan with a blistering drive, 123-2.
They will try and cash in on the back end of this innings. Appeal put
behind but they have got a big wicket and Joe Root has been
dismissed. That is a real hope for Pakistan in the middle of the
innings. They are picking wickets. A partnership has been broken. Joe
Root was suffering just a little bit because of his back injury, back
ailment. He just couldn't really get around and get over that one. A good
catch. A little quicker, and it bounced as
well. We have talked about Shadab. Joe Root set himself nicely, but
he's gone. He gets it over. That's his risk
option, and he gets a boundary with it. So well used nowadays. He
practices so hard, Eoin Morgan. This is not something he doesn't think
about. Practices a lot. A genuine run-scoring option, a genuine
boundary option. Oh, gone, gone, gone! You need a wicket, you go to
Hasan Ali. We've seen the celebration. The England captain
departs. Frustration. That's all it was for Eoin Morgan. We've seen him
get out a couple of times like this, coming down the wicket, chasing a
wide one, nicking it behind. Big wicket. Big moment. Eoin Morgan
goes, departs for 33. Hafeez has got a few. Edged. First
ball after drinks. And it's just shaped away, and Buttler's nicked
it. Brilliant. You've got to be careful after these drinks breaks,
take some time. For the bowling, it's about getting it on the money
straightaway, and Junaid Khan has done exactly that. Sarfraz has got
another for Pakistani. Jos Buttler, this time, departs.
Oh, just wide of that man. It goes for four. You might see another man
in their catching somewhere. You called it. It's streaking.
Good timing, though. Raced away. He wants to play shots, Moeen Ali.
That's beautifully played. Deep mid-wicket. Both fielders give
chase, but they are not going to halt it in. A welcome boundary for
England. That's a check sort of swat for Moeen Ali over that vacant
mid-wicket area. In the air. Brilliant in the air.
Absolutely brilliant. Far cow is how man is the one Hom gets that out of
the air. Such a difficult catch. That blew up as well. So much at
stake, and to be able to go false wretch on the run, keep your head
balanced and at full stretch. Absolutely brilliant. I think it was
doing just a little too much. I think he's in trouble.
Come back. Yeah, the decision is out. I repeat, out.
Shehzad the field. To get rid of Adil Rashid 47. England in a spot of
bother. Everybody out on the leg side.
Plunkett was gone there. Sure he was gone if it had been a direct hit.
200 up for England. 48th over directed here. He was out by a long,
long way. A couple of yards. Straight up in the air. Stokes
should be gone. Brilliant bowling from Hasan Ali. What a bowler he is
turning out to be for his team in this competition. And Stokes now,
after a frustrating innings, has gone. That off cutter type delivery
we were just talking about. You can see Ben Stokes again there. Holding
the surface. Stokes wanting the leg side. Comfortably taken by Hafeez at
cover. Stokes on his way. Fine edge. Will travel for four. The
first boundary since the 39th over. Man out there. Travelled backwards,
and took the catch. Excellent tactics from Pakistan. Trying to get
the man playing to the Lumb boundary to the leg side. Ali the capture. I
thought he started coming in, Azhar Ali. A good catch, above his right
shoulder. Very good use of the short ball all day, these Pakistan fast
rollers. Plunkett is on his way. Jake Ball. High up in the air. Got
away with it. To fielders converged. I think this looked OK to me. The
plug is just inside. Good work. Very well done.
That is good bowling. Mark Wood will be run out, finally, with one ball
of the innings remaining. Run out by the captain, Sarfraz. England's
innings has come to the end. Below par, below expectations, and Sarfraz
and Pakistan can be well pleased with their work. A very good first
part of the game for Pakistan. They will be happy. I thought they did a
great job to restrict and take wickets at important times. Game on.
It's going to be a tough run chase. So England's poorest performance
with the bat so far in this competition. A slow start, but
looking comfortable at the halfway mark. Bairstow justifying his
inclusion. Morgan and Stokes the only other batsmen to make a
significant contribution. No one else really got going apart from
Root. The acceleration never came. A brilliant creative bowling effort
from Pakistan. Some really clever and well timed changes by Captain
Sarfraz Ahmed, and the fielding was great. There was an urgency and
determination right through the Pakistan side that we haven't seen
in this competition to date. A complete performance in the field
today. Magnificent with the ball and not bad with catching the ball. The
bowlers were always performing, it's just the batsmen, they are
struggling a bit. Obviously, these are not friendly pitches for
batsmen, but credit goes to the bowlers, and the fielding was
awesome. And I think the changes that Sarfraz made, they were
exceptional. You kept them guessing with spin and pace and different
types of spin. What about Hasan Ali. What a good day for him. Even if
someone hit him hard is coming he comes and bowls hard lengths. This
is something marvellous for Pakistan cricket. What about batting now have
you got enough firepower to overcome England's total? We need two
batsmen, and whoever gets in, it's their responsibility to go to the
end. A couple of us, a few of us, are in good form, so I think the
responsibility is on batting now. Whoever gets in, it's their
responsibility to take to the end. A wonderful performance with a ball.
Well done. A well under par performance from England. Their
bowlers will have is to do well from the off if they are to have any
chance of salvaging this game. Pakistan will be looking to the
openers and thinking they need to get off to a solid start, take
pressure off the middle order. England will be searching for their
30 wickets. Early breakthroughs. To Mac slips in place. Not the ideal
start. Hits that one away. A good chance
they can pick up three. Rashid gives chase. Fancy footwork allows him to
keep the ball inside the boundary. Top edge. And it's gone the whole
way. He played a similar shot against Sri Lanka and picked up a
maximum. Once again, we will go upstairs to check out whether it has
cleared the advertising or not. I think it has gone the whole way.
Shows a tendency to go off on that short rich delivery. Yes,
comfortably over. A really good start. Just 1.2 overs
gone. Hit it square. A boundary. Rashid
gives chase again, but this time he can't pull it back. By using his
feet, he beats the angle. He's striking the ball from a different
part of the surface. Halfway down the track against a quality bowler.
Off the back foot, punched. A little bit short, a little bit wide.
Compare that to how Mark Wood was the previous over. He was all over
Azhar Ali. Getting him to come forward. Slow pitch. This is just a
fraction short and a fraction wide. Swung that away over the top. Not
perfectly but good enough. That sounded good, and the result is
good. This is becoming a bit predictable. He knows what's coming.
He's looking for the short ball when he charges. They want to use this
power play. They know it might get trickier later. The ball starts
reversing or spinning. They want to get after these balls whilst their
gun barrel straight. Too quick. Adil Rashid didn't have far to go, but
didn't get there. That's the problem with going to Ben Stokes. He got
away with the short ball to the left-hander, and he didn't get away
with one and two Azhar Ali. The shortest boundary towards that River
Taff. Don't get beaten towards the River Taff. That's exactly what
happened to Adil Rashid. No chance for Rashid. A poor line.
High in the air. Has gone all way? Yes it has, you bet! Another fine
shot. He was trying to keep it down, top edge, and he got a maximum.
Crunched through the off-side, races away for four more. England chasing
leather at the moment, they need a change, a change to Spain, change of
a variety and attitude. What a strong shot that is. He
tossed up a little bit higher and slower. That is 85 kilometres an
hour. He gets it on the hard volley. A premeditated stroke. He uses the
feet and a good solid swing of the backs and one bounce into the crowd.
It is the googly we were talking about. A beautiful flourish of the
bad. In front of square. I think this
will go for four. That is the blanket way, to hammer it into the
middle of the pitch. Fire is being made -- met with fire. Back 54 frack
are, another winnings at the top of the order. 49 balls on a pitch where
all England batsmen struggle and he has put those struggles into
perspective. His team-mates stand as one on the balcony there as well.
Terrific so far. 100 up for Pakistan and it has come
in QuickTime. Too horrific partnership with these Pakistani
openers. Chalk and cheese in their approach really. Very effective so
far. -- a terrific partnership. That is a very, very good shot. Outside
leg stump. He gave himself some room. Smashed over extra cover for
four more. Short and wide and Azhar Ali just
helps himself to four down to third man and at the moment Pakistan are
racing along. It is 54 Azhar Ali Eddie Jones is opening partner with
50 on the board as well. That of another delivery again. Short and
wide from Mark Wood. Stats down to third man. 15 broken now, Cross
seam. Taps on the head. Would like sick, Jos Buttler likes it. The man
who matters doesn't. -- Mark Wood likes it.
Excellent, good delivery. Thank you. Looks like the back pocket, try Hot
Spot on-side, thanks. Yes, just outreach please. Keep rolling
through, keep rolling through. Thank you. There is a clear get there, you
can stay with your decision. You're on screen now. Well done. The umpire
is Marais Erasmus, there was a definite sound but he knew it'd come
off the thigh pad. They have gone for the appeal, and he is walking.
Stumped by the keeper. Looking to deposit it straight back over his
head and so finally a breakthrough for England. What a crucial time as
well? Still got runs in the bag. It has turned a little past the outside
edge. The great innings for Fakhar Zaman comes to an end but he has
done a great job for his country. The young man gets 57.
How good is that? That has gone. Done the distance, a beautiful shot.
The timing was awesome. Flawless, good work. A good shot. Eoin Morgan
gambled but this was good enough to come down the wicket. He met the
challenge head on. Rashid straight back over his head. Outstanding but
it could only work with an outstanding player. That is into the
gap and will go and hit the fence. A forceful shot. He has dragged it
down. A lovely shot. Deep cover with no protection. A natural tendency
for the leg-spinner. He has dragged that one down and is playing the
price for it. That lovely straight shot. What a response. That was away
from his reach. Frustration for England. Beautifully driven down the
ground. Easy as that. Holding his position.
That shot is into an over extra cover. He may jog back for three. A
massive boundary out to extra cover. Into power, they might just settle
for three. That is the longest boundary. It depends who has got the
arm out there. It is not Mark Wood, it is Bairstow, said a comeback for
three. Dragged on. Slower ball bowled into
the pitch. They have their second. Slower ball bumper. He just tries to
flitted across to the leg-side, almost like a tennis shot. Or you
can do is drag it back onto the leg stump. All too late for England
really. Second wicket goes down. Azhar Ali goes for 76. Stumping.
Yorked himself on then Buttler missed it. It came out of the
flatter trajectory from Rashid. You can see it out of the front of the
hand. Wonderful pace and the auxin. No problem as it does the keeper as
well. Up and over. Is it good enough to go all the way? It is. Typical
Mohammad Hafeez. 183-2. Quality shot. 78 kilometres an hour. Big
smiles from the Pakistan supporters faces. The length was perfect.
That could get through. It might run away for four. The outfield has
quickened up and has the Sun gone on it, nope, the field does well.
Bairstow is quick they will come back for three. Eventually just
about get home. He was running uphill into the wind there for a
while. A free hit dealt with and dealt with
firmly here on the ground. Making a statement here, have fees. He has to
get cracking. Great timing. Made mid-off. It was an invitation that
was accepted gleefully. Hitting it on the rise from off, mid-on.
That will be wide. This is a sloppy stuff from England. Beautiful shot.
Beautiful shot through the off-side. His balance here, leaning low and
maintaining great balance to drive it forcefully and magnificently
through the off-side. This is classic from Bubba Rather. They know
that their fate is sealed. Ten required. I think they are going to
come in a rush as well. Yes, it is looking emphatic. 206 for the loss
of two. A big stage and a semifinal contest. This is pretty overwhelming
stuff. Six away in the crowd with clearly dearly love to see it
finished in one blow. It will not be, though, but that has been cut
away powerfully again by Mohammad Hafeez. Pakistan are now just two
away. A bit of a canyon from have fees but doing no harm for the
final. Timing the ball beautifully. He is extremely efficient against
Spain. What an emphatic way to do it. Pakistan have crushed England
here in Cardiff and have booked their place in the final. England
are out. The fans will be very happy and proud of this performance.
Pakistan have turned things away and only a Pakistan team can do this.
From no where they come back and what a response. In the
all-important semifinal they were way ahead of England on the day. A
fitting way to win it really. Half tracker dispatched with great power
and conviction to the fence by Mohammad Hafeez who raises his arms
in triumph. Their captain and coach and can celebrate and plot the final
just a few days away. Young Babar Azam was there with
Mohammad Hafeez and another great partnership. Pakistan were never in
trouble against the England bowlers. A century partnership from the
openers set them on their way and Ali made 76 and a half century from
Fakhar Zaman. The innings was closed out with 13 overs to spare. For
England an afternoon of toil in the Welsh sunshine. Jake ball and Adil
Rashid be the only bonus to have any success. Not much of the total to
depend that nothing in the bitch bore them and Pakistan knocked off
the runs with ease. Eoin Morgan, to start with you, that looked like a
bad day at the office at the wrong time? We didn't adapt to conditions,
coming from Edgbaston with a good wicket to a used wicket here we
didn't adapt Fewell but Pakistan did that extremely well and credit to
them they outplayed us today on this wicket. Goofily went to harden the
batting display or not hard enough? Identity we were simply used to it.
We didn't prepare like we would going to play on a used wicket but
Pakistan bowled well and we didn't manage to adjust particular with the
bat. 200 is not a competitive score in the game that they played
previously. 250-270 would have been a good score. You must have been
thrilled with how your boys played. We bowled pretty well and after the
batting we finished really well. Not many sides could be lifted by
Mohammad Amir not playing, but it seemed to lift your side. The
decision at the toss seem to be a good one. We adapted to conditions.
If we won the toss and elected to field, and credit goes to the
bowlers. Do you have any problem that this game was played on a used
pitch? It's the way the tournament is. We knew that coming into the
tournament, so it's the test of the Champions Trophy. You have to be
good in all conditions. There is no home advantage to any side. And the
way they batted showed there wasn't too much wrong with it. There
wasn't. Defending 200, we had to produce a well above par bowling
performance. Today showed that at times you need to learn to put in a
sort of ugly performance. It can't just be top drawer, brilliant
cricket all the time. We are continuing to learn that, in this
tournament and in previous games as well. I did think we played anything
rash today. Everything was quite calculated. We tried to adjust to
the wicket, but simply the fact that Pakistan had played on the wicket
previously has helped them. You said in the past you feel England need to
play knockout cricket a bit more. Did that come across today?
Absolutely. One of the things about knockout cricket is you have to
adapt to conditions and it's a big challenge from venue to venue. We
will have to do that in the World Cup, so it's important to go through
conditions like today. You guys are brilliant at knock out cricket.
Every game you've played since the India game has been must win. Every
game is a knockout game, and today as well. I told my boys to just play
their game. And we were given the match. Do you want India again at
the Oval, payback? No, we wish them all the best. Any team coming is
fine. There's the numbers, a massive upset with Pakistan crushing England
in what turned out to be a very one-sided game. Disappointment for
England, but they will lick their wounds and regroup for the summer
series against South Africa and the West Indies. Pakistan in the final
on Sunday at the Oval, and they will be watching tomorrow's semifinal
with great interest. Join us tomorrow evening at 11:15pm
on BBC Two for the best of the action in that second semifinal. It
will judge Hom plays Pakistan on Sunday's final. You can follow every
delivery of that game live on BBC Radio 5live sport extra. And watch
the best of the action with in play match highlights alongside live text
commentary on the BBC Sport website. We need to trap the beast
which killed him. Tear him apart!
I want him found! Now!
Highlights of the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy, which is taking place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.