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PAK Vs ENG, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: England Beat Miracle-Seeking Pakistan For Consolation Win - Statistical Highlights

A clinical England overwhelmed Pakistan in the penultimate league match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday. Here are key stats from the PAK vs ENG cricket match

CWC 2023: ENG Vs PAK
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On the eve of Diwali, England thrashed Pakistan by 93 runs to end an otherwise forgettable ICC Cricket World Cup title defence in India. Jos Buttler's Three Lions scored a competitive 337 for nine in their last game 2023 edition at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens on Saturday, and then stopped Pakistan at 244 in 43.3 overs to end the campaign on a winning note. With India expected to beat the Netherlands in the final league match on Sunday, England should finish seventh in the 10-team table, thus earning an ICC Champions Trophy 2025 spot. (As It Happened | Scores | Photos)

Pakistan, chasing an improbable semi-final qualification, were dashed the moment Buttler won the toss and opted to bat first. Jonny Bairstow (31) and Dawid Malan (59) added 82 runs for the first wicket before Ben Stokes hit 84 runs off 76 balls. Joe Root compiled a neat 60 in 72 balls, and he was involved in a 132-run stand for the third wicket with Stokes. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf took three wickets for 64 runs while Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim took two apiece.

In reply, Pakistan managed 244 runs in 43.3 overs. Agha Salman (51 off 45 balls) was the only Pakistani batter to score a half-century. Playing in his last game in England colours, David Willey (3/56) grabbed two early wickets. A 53-run partnership for the last wicket between Haris Rauf (35 off 23) and Mohammad Wasim Jr (16 off 14) only delayed the inevitable. The 1992 champions finished fifth with four wins and five defeats. With that, here's a look at all the key stats and figures from the Pakistan vs England, ODI Cricket World Cup match:

- England scored 337 for nine against Pakistan in this game to provide the 138th occasion of a team posting a total of 300-plus runs in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the 17th occasion of England posting a total of 300-plus runs in the World Cup.

- This was the second occasion of England posting a total of 300-plus runs in an innings in the World Cup against Pakistan. The first such occasion was at Nottingham on 03.06.2019 when England scored 334 for nine. 337 for nine in Kolkata represented England's highest total against Pakistan in the World Cup.

- Pakistan were dismissed for 244 by England to provide the 346th occasion of a team getting all out in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the 29th occasion of Pakistan getting all out in the World Cup.

- Pakistan's innings provided the 193rd occasion of a team getting all out in an innings in the World Cup batting second. It also provided the 18th occasion of Pakistan getting all out in the World Cup batting second.

- Babar Azam & Co. lost their fifth match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 to provide the first occasion of Pakistan losing five matches in a single edition of the tournament. Before this, they had four matches in the 1983 and 1999 editions.

- Pakistan's five defeats in this edition provided the 36th occasion of a team losing five or more matches in an edition of the World Cup. It also provided the 20th occasion of a team losing five matches in an edition of the World Cup.

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- Besides Pakistan, five other teams have also lost five or more matches in the 2023 edition of the World Cup. Others are – Bangladesh (7), Sri Lanka (7), England (6), the Netherlands (6) and Afghanistan (5).

- Jonny Bairstow (59), Joe Root (60) and Ben Stokes (84) of England scored fifties against Pakistan to provide the 11th occasion of batters batting at number two, three and four scoring half-centuries in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the second occasion of England batters accomplishing such a feat in the World Cup.

- Joe Root and Ben Stokes added 132 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 352nd occasion of batters posting a three-figure partnership in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the 40th occasion of England batters posting a three-figure partnership in the World Cup.

- Root and Stokes' stand provided the 83rd occasion of batters posting a three-figure partnership in an innings in the World Cup for the third wicket. It also provided the 12th occasion of England batters posting a three-figure stand in the World Cup for the third wicket.

- Joe Root’s 60 in this game fetched him an aggregate of 1034 runs in the World Cup. He became the 28th batter in the history of the World Cup to aggregate 1000-plus runs. He also became the first England batter to accomplish such a feat in the World Cup.

- Abdullah Shafique of Pakistan scored zero in this game to provide the 148th occasion of an opening batter getting out for a duck in an innings in the World Cup. He became the first Pakistan opening batter to score zero in the World Cup against England.

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- Pakistan lost their first wicket without a run to provide the 54th occasion of a team losing their first wicket without a run on the board in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the fifth occasion of Pakistan losing their first wicket without a run on the board in the World Cup. 

OppositionGroundStart Date
New ZealandBirmingham11-Jun-83
New ZealandChristchurch18-Mar-92
West IndiesChristchurch21-Feb-15
AfghanistanLeeds29-Jun-19
EnglandEden Gardens11-Nov-23

- Pakistan became the third team in the history of the World Cup to lose their first wicket without a run on the board in an innings in the World Cup on five or more occasions. Other teams are – Bangladesh (8) and New Zealand (6). 

TeamOppositionGroundStart Date
BangladeshNew ZealandChelmsford17-May-99
BangladeshSri LankaPietermaritzburg14-Feb-03
BangladeshWest IndiesMirpur04-Mar-11
BangladeshNetherlandsChattogram14-Mar-11
BangladeshNew ZealandChennai13-Oct-23
BangladeshSri LankaMelbourne26-Feb-15
BangladeshPakistanEden Gardens31-Oct-23
New ZealandScotlandEdinburgh31-May-99
New ZealandIndiaCenturion14-Mar-03
New ZealandKenyaGros Islet20-Mar-07
New ZealandWest IndiesNorth Sound29-Mar-07
New ZealandAfghanistanTaunton08-Jun-19
New ZealandWest IndiesManchester22-Jun-19
PakistanNew ZealandBirmingham11-Jun-83
PakistanNew ZealandChristchurch18-Mar-92
PakistanWest IndiesChristchurch21-Feb-15
PakistanAfghanistanLeeds29-Jun-19
PakistanEnglandEden Gardens11-Nov-23

- Jonny Bairstow of England and Abdullah Shafique of Pakistan scored 59 and zero, respectively, in this game to provide the 38th occasion of rival openers scoring fifty and zero in a match in the World Cup.

Stats courtesy: HR Gopala Krishna – Veteran cricket statistician

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