In Match 6 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019), Pakistan cricket team beat the hosts and tournament favorite team, England. Pakistan had a terrible start to their tournament campaign as they were hustled away for just 105 by West Indies. During Monday’s match, Pakistan had put an outstanding bowling display to resist 348 runs on a batting-friendly pitch, to beat England by 14 runs at the Trent Bridge Stadium in Nottingham.
Pakistan’s magic win against England, once again proved that they are unpredictable. A joint batting effort from the Pakistan batters saw them ending the match with 348/8 in the 50 overs. The Pakistani spinners struck early to leave the home side staggering at 118/4. Joe Root (107) and Jos Buttler (103) were the only players who came to the rescue of their team and were looking to finish on their own at one point of time. However, both got dismissed after completing their centuries and the lower order were left with a hard job of scoring at nearly 12 an over.
- Pakistan recorded their first win in 13 ODI matches since beating South Africa in Johannesburg. They lost each of their previous 11 completed ODIs; their longest such streak.
- England’s defeat brought an end to 16-match winning line while chasing in completed ODIs at home.
- For the first time in the World Cups, two batsmen scored centuries in the same game for England.
- England became the first team in the history of the World Cup to lose a game despite two players scoring centuries.
- Pakistan’s total of 348/8 in this game is the highest total in the World Cup for any team without an individual century. The previous highest CWC total without an individual ton was 341/6 by South Africa against UAE in 2015.
- This total of 348/8 is also Pakistan’s 2nd highest total in a World Cup game.
- The total of 334/9 by England is also the highest by any team in a World Cup defeat.
- Jos Buttler’s 75-ball century is the fastest for England in the World Cup.
- Each of Pakistan’s top five scored 35 and more runs in this game; only the 2nd such instance in a World Cup match.