Pakistan rout England to make final

England may well look to Jonny Bairstow to shore up their top order against Pakistan

England may well look to Jonny Bairstow to shore up their top order against Pakistan

Pakistan produced an all-round show to thrash hosts England by eight wickets to enter the final.

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage.

If India wins tomorrow's match, one can expect a cracker of a final between the two arch-rivals on Sunday at The Oval.

England will now turn their attention to next week's Twenty20 series with South Africa as they bid to quell the disappointment of their latest failed bid to claim global 50-over silverware.

Eoin Morgan's men were favourites to win the tournament, but were comprehensively outplayed in the Welsh sunshine in front of a crowd full of noisy and energetic Pakistan supporters.

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Pakistan then held their nerve in a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday - a virtual quarter-final for both sides.

However, it was Pakistan who better adjusted to the used, worn surface, stifling England's much-vaunted batting line-up. The 35 runs he conceded contained just two boundaries, and six of his 10 overs went at three or under.

However, it was believed that the red hot England will roll them over. England averaged more than six sixes per game in this period. By the 32nd over, when Hasan Ali returned for his second spell, the ball was reversing and Eoin Morgan nicked off to leave England 141 for four.

From there, though, Pakistan were imperious.

After their humiliation against India, Pakistan haven't looked back and their bowlers stepped up to the task for captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

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But Root, on 46, nicked leg-spinner Shadab Khan to wicketkeeper Sarfraz and Morgan (33) aimed an expansive drive at the lively Hasan and gave Sarfraz another catch to leave England in trouble at 141 for four. Extras: (lb1, w3, nb2) 6. Total: (all out, 49.5 overs) 211. FoW: 1-34 (Hales), 2-80 (Bairstow), 3-128 (Root), 4-141 (Morgan), 5-148 (Buttler), 6-162 (Ali), 7-181 (Rashid), 8-201 (Stokes), 9-206 (Plunkett), 10-211 (Wood).

England will be devastated with the loss on home soil, and they did not meet expectations with the bat in hand.

A breakthrough finally came when Jos Buttler stumped Zaman for 56 off Adil Rashid's bowling, but a partnership of 55 between Azhar and Babar Azam kept the pain coming for England.

However, Hafeez joined Babar in picking off the remaining 39 runs to ease Pakistan to a comfortable eight-wicket victory and a place in the Champions Trophy final. England were well beaten long before Hafeez pulled Stokes for the winning boundary. "We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament, and we found out the other day that today was going to be on a used wicket".

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had a simpler explanation for Wednesday's outcome, saying: "We played very well". "They boosted us up really well". And if we restricted them at 260, 270 it would be good. Most teams have tried to swing the ball up front, and when it hasn't they have struggled to take wickets in the middle overs.

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