Pakistan Vs England, Highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: David Willey Ends On A High As ENG Beat PAK By 93 Runs; PAK-244 All Out (43.3 Overs), ENG-337/9 - As It Happened

Chasing a target of 338 set by England, Pakistan slumped to a 93-run loss in Kolkata. With this, the Men In Green bowed out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Follow the PAK vs ENG cricket scores and highlights here.

ENG vs PAK World Cup 2023 Live Score

England left-arm pacer David Willey showed his team what they will miss as he picked up three wickets in his last international match on Saturday. His timely scalps disrupted the Pakistan chase and the middle-order crumbled. Agha Salman was the only batter who could mount a challenge as Pakistan slumped to 244 all out in reply to England's target of 338. Test captain Ben Stokes and former captain Joe Root starred with the bat for the English side. As for Pakistan, their journey in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 came to an end with this loss in Kolkata. Catch the highlights of the PAK vs ENG game here. (Report | Scorecard | Full Coverage)

10:12 PM: Goodbye!

With this match, both England and Pakistan bid goodbye to this World Cup. The season was not well for the defending champions England as they couldn't even qualify for the semi-finals. Pakistan also saw several ups and downs and crashed out of the World Cup. That's it from us and get the coverage of the IND Vs NED match tomorrow. Till then, goodbye!

9:58 PM: Captain Speak (Post-Match)

Buttler: "Nice to put in a good performance and finish that way. Ultimately it's been a disappointing tournament. Lots to reflect on. Got off to a really good start, guys in the middle set it up for the end. That's what we're capable of, haven't showed it enough. We shoud've been able to cope without Ben. We know what a class player Ben is. These last two games he's played fantastically well. Not having him for a few games certainly was a challenge, but we're good enough to deal with that. We spoke before the game about - if this is the last game of an era, let's make some good memories. Wherever we go from here, today is a good day. He's been fantastic (Willey). Always finding a way - that's been the hallmark. A team man who'll be missed. It won't be the drastic change of playing style like 2015. It's about making sure we'll push on from here."

Babar: "Yes, very disappointed with the performance. If we had won SA match, could've been a different story. But yes, have made mistakes in bowling, batting and fielding. We gave 20-30 runs extra. Bowled few loose deliveries. Our spinners haven't taken wickets. That's had a big effect. If spinners don't take wickets in middle over, you struggle. We have to sit together. Let's see. Will take positives and discuss our mistakes also. I will do the best to pitch in my experience (keen to lead?)."

9:40 PM: PAK - 244/10; Overs 41-50 Highlights

Haris Rauf (35) and Mohammad Wasim Jr gave a fightback, hit some boundaries, and a couple of maximums. Though these runs couldn't bring victory to Pakistan, but they managed to narrow down the losing run from over 150 runs to 93 runs.

9:15 PM: PAK - 209/9; Overs 31-40 Highlights

Continuous fall of wickets of Pakistan as they can't hold the castle against the England bowlers. Middle-order of Pakistan crumbled like pieces of cards. David Willey, Adil Rashid, and Moeen Ali spells were a nightmare for the Men In Green.

8:36 PM: PAK - 145/5; Overs 21-30 Highlights

Moeen Ali bowled Mohammad Rizwan (36) who was bowled in a comical fashion. English spinners made the most of the spinning conditions as Pakistan batters look rattled. Saud Shakeel also could not last long as he was bowled by Adil Rashid.

7:55 PM: PAK - 89/3; Overs 11-20 Highlights

Adil Rashid and Gus Atkinson's tight bowling kept the Pakistan batters at bay. Babar Azam (38) hit a few shots but was dismissed by Atkinson as he pulled shot straight to hand at mid-wicket. Saud Shakeel hit consecutive fours off Moeen Ali's over.


7:12 PM: PAK - 43/2; Overs 1-10 Highlights

Pakistan are officially out of the World Cup. Both the openers Abdullah Shafique (0) and Fakhar Zaman (1) were trapped by David Willey. Babr Azam hit a couple of boundaries. Mohammad Rizwan joined him at the crease and started his gameplay slowly.

6:26 PM: PAK Begin The Run Chase

Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman open for Pakistan. David Willey to bowl the first over.

6:20 PM: Innings Break!
What a finish to the game. After a slow start from the English openers, Jonny Bairstow (59) and Dawid Malan (31) batted with gusto as they started off on a positive note. However, Pakistan bowlers struck with Iftikhar Ahmed and Haris Rauf striking early. But a 100-plus stand from Ben Stokes (84) and Joe Root (60) gave the reigning champions some parity as they got back into the game.

Shaheen Afridi sent back both Root and Stokes but Harry Brook (30) and Jos Buttler (27) did provide some fireworks at the end. Rauf (3/64) was the form bowler for the Men In Green despite the hammering in the first three overs. Babar Azam's men need to chase this target inside 6.4 overs, if they are to better the NRR of the Kiwis and qualify for the semis.

6:00 PM: ENG - 337/9; Overs 41-50 Highlights
England finish with a massive 337 for the loss of nine wickets against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Jos Buttler and Harry Brook provided some fireworks but Pakistan bowlers especially Haris Rauf, scalped three wickets, as the Men In Green ended the game on a positive note. David Willey, who is playing his final game, hit few boundaries but was dismissed by Mohammad Wasim Jr.

5:25 PM: Most Wickets For Pakistan In World Cups
55 - Wasim Akram
35 - Wahab Riaz
34 - Imran Khan
34 - Shaheen Afridi*
* denotes actively playing

4:56 PM: ENG - 240 /2; Overs 31-40 Highlights
Ben Stokes made most of the dropped catch as he counterattacked Pakistan bowlers. Mohammad Rizwan was again in the thick of things as he wasted a DRS against Joe Root. Mohammad Wasim Jr troubled Joe Root with some swing but the English batter counterattacked Wasim with consecutive fours.

4:29 PM: Record Alert For England
Joe Root has gone past 1000 World Cup runs for England. Some feat for the batter who has had an underwhelming tournament up until the Pakistan game.

4:14 PM: ENG - 170/2; Overs 21-30 Highlights
Pakistan's tryst with bad fielding continued as they dropped Ben Stokes on 24 in the 25th over. The all-rounder seized the opportunity as he smashed three fours off Shaheen Afridi. England scored 58 runs in this phase as Pakistan bowlers toiled in the Kolkata heat.

3:35 PM: ENG - 112/2; Overs 11-20 Highlights
Babar Azam's men clawed their way back in the game with two wickets in this phase. Iftikhar Ahmed struck by dismissing Dawid Malan. Jonny Bairstow brought up his fifty but could not convert into a huge ton as Haris Rauf sent him packing for 59. England scored only 40 runs in this phase.

3:08 PM: Expert Opinion
Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja
on BBC Test Match Special reckons, "I think it will be tough to get 300 on this pitch. I think 250 or 260 would a be a good score at Eden Gardens today."

2:55 PM: Stat Alert
Look away Pakistani cricket team fans


2:47 PM: ENG - 72/0; Overs 1-10 Highlights
After a cautious start from England openers Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow, they unleashed boundaries as Pakistan bowlers struggled with lines and lengths. Haris Rauf again was poor with his line as he conceded 31 runs in his three overs. Malan missed a few at the start against Shaheen Afridi but then got himself in the groove as he punished the bad balls.

2:22 PM: ENG Openers Start Cautiously
English openers Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan have been watchful at the crease and have put the bad balls away.

1:58 PM: Action Set To Resume
Action to resume as Pakistan take on England at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata

1:35 PM: Playing XIs
England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid

Pakistan (Playing XI): Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf

1:07 PM: NRR Scenario For Pakistan To Progress
If Pakistan bat first

If Pakistan score - Restrict England to
300 - 13 runs
350 - 63 runs
400 - 112 runs
450 - 162 runs
500 - 211 runs
If Pakistan field first

If England score - Win inside
20 - 1.3 overs
50 - 2 overs
100 - 2.5 overs
150 - 3.4 overs
200 - 4.3 overs
300 - 6.1 overs

12:50 PM: Weather Conditions

A 32°c temperature in Kolkata will not be the ideal weather for the English but Pakistan team might benefit if they opt to bat first.

12:45 PM: Head-to-head
In the 91 ODIs played between these two champion teams, England have 56 times to Pakistan's 32. Three games have ended in No Result.


12:30 PM: Preview 
A near-insurmoutable mountain lies ahead of Pakistan - it'll take something historic, should they are to progress from here. Having won four and lost four of their eight games, the former World Cup winners are hanging in the balance ahead of their final game of the league stage, but even then a win might not be enough to take them through to the next round. 

England's disappointing campaign could yet deliver a silver lining, should the Three Lions qualify for the Champions Trophy. Jos Buttler and Co are looking for their third win in the league stage, having only beaten the Netherlands and Bangladesh previously. 

England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim.

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