Times of Oman – by Times News Service

England completed a three-wicket win over Pakistan despite losing 4/15 in the middle of their run chase

London: England completed a three-wicket win over Pakistan despite losing 4/15 in the middle of their run chase.

Summary

  • by Times News ServiceEngland completed a three-wicket win over Pakistan despite losing 4/15 in the middle of their run chaseLondon: England completed a three-wicket win over Pakistan despite losing 4/15 in the middle of their run chase.
  • A series of relentless run-scoring continued in Nottingham as England, despite a mid-innings wobble, comfortably down Pakistan’s total of 340/7 while also giving their lower middle-order important match practice less than two weeks away from the start of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
  • When he fell for 115 in the 40thover, Pakistan still had work to do to pose a significant threat to England’s ferocious batting line-up.
  • Curran finished with four wickets for Pakistan – although they came at the expense of 75 runs – while Joe Denly, reportedly under pressure for his spot in the final 15-man World Cup squad, was the most frugal, conceding just 27 runs from his five overs.
  • Batting with control as well as intent, he and fellow opener James Vince got England off to an excellent start.

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