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ICC champions trophy 2017

Winning  the toss, Pakistan ask England to bat first

14 Jun, 2017 15:36:00

Pakistan won the toss and asked England to bat first at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

We have arrived at the business end of the ICC Champions Trophy. England take on a resurgent Pakistan in the semi-final. They were trounced by India in their tournament opener but Pakistan bounced back impressively to beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to land themselves a spot in the semi-final. It is the first time since the final of the 1992 World Cup that Pakistan are meeting England in a knockout of an ICC tournament. At the time, Pakistan, led by Imran Khan, went on to win the match by 22 runs. In this one, though, England are the overwhelming favourites as they come into the knockouts unbeaten but Pakistan have stunned South Africa and defeated Sri Lanka from a losing position. Catch live scores and updates of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final between England and Pakistan here.

 

Teams:

Pakistan (Playing XI): Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan

England (Playing XI): Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball

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