Interesting records of Pakistan vs England Champions Trophy semi-final

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The tournament favourite England breezed through the group stage of the ongoing Champions Trophy, winning all their matches in a convincing manner, hardly showing any form of weakness even after they lost their key bowler in Chris Woakes, while their opponent in the semi-final, Pakistan barely managed to reach the knockout stage. They were very well motivated.

When quizzed about the fragility of the team's batting line-up, Arthur said that "middle order has been exposed a bit" before suggesting that skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and experienced batsman Shoaib Malik might get promoted in the batting order.

"One of the huge contributing factors towards topping our table and playing very good cricket in the group stages is that we've stayed true to what we believe in and what's worked for us the last couple of years, and I think that's the continued formula for the future", he said. On a slow Sophia Gardens pitch, he stifled England by hitting intelligent lengths, tight lines, getting the ball to nip just enough both ways, and, towards the end, finding reverse swing. "I think this (his emergence) is something marvelous for Pakistan cricket". Pakistan will have to lift their batting at par with their bowling, given they are up against a batting-heavy team. "We adapted to the conditions, we knew if we restricted them we could easily chase it down". Yesterday we came here, we had a meeting, and we thought, if we won the toss, we will elect to bowl first.

"Full credit to them, they outplayed us on this wicket". That's why this target was easy for us. They bowled really well.

Bairstow and Yorkshire team-mate Joe Root (46) threatened to punish the Pakistan bowling with a promising second-wicket stand but - in what was to become an all too familiar scenario - they failed to get past 50.

But Bairstow's luck ran out when a misjudged pull off Hasan's third ball sailed gently to Mohammad Hafeez at deep square leg.

Junaid Khan struck again to dismiss Moeen Ali off a brilliant catch by Fakhar Zama.

Sarfraz is hoping Amir will be fit for the showcase game at The Oval.

While he impressed in India and the West Indies over the winter - with four half-centuries in seven matches - he has registered six single-figure scores in his last eight ODIs and a highest total of only 20. We have to give our best in the next two matches. Speaking to the media after his team's loss to India, he said that he had not yet re-applied for his position and wasn't sure if he would coach the team at the 2019 ICC World Cup.

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