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ICC World Cup 2023 England vs Pakistan, 44th Match Highlights: ENG won by 93 runs

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ODI World Cup 2023 England vs Pakistan 44th Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Image Credits: HT)

The ODI World Cup 2023 is in full swing, and cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the clash between England (ENG) and Pakistan (PAK) in Game 44. This exciting match will take place at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday, November 11. While England has already been eliminated from the tournament, Pakistan still has a slim chance of qualifying. Both teams will be looking to give their best performances and leave a mark in this prestigious competition.

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  England vs Pakistan 44th Match 
  publive-image  ENG won by 93 runs
publive-imageENG   337/9 (50)
publive-imagePAK   244 (43.3)
  Venue   Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  Date & Time   Sat, Nov 11, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   ENG opt to bat
  Player of the Match   David Willey

 

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World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score

ENG vs PAK Match Highlights

England Inning: 

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England won the toss and chose to bat first. They performed exceptionally well during the powerplay, scoring 72 runs without losing a single wicket. Malan contributed 27 runs from 28 balls, including 5 fours, while Bairstow added 34 runs from 32 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Notably, England also benefited from 11 extras during the powerplay due to Haris Rauf's disappointing bowling display, which included 11 wide deliveries in his initial 3 overs with the new ball.

Malan notched up a total of 31 runs from 39 deliveries, including 5 boundaries. Bairstow achieved a half-century, scoring 59 runs off 61 balls with 7 fours and 1 six before being dismissed. Joe Root added 60 runs from 72 deliveries, featuring 4 fours. Ben Stokes played an outstanding innings, scoring 84 runs from 76 balls, including an impressive total of 11 boundaries and 2 sixes. Harry Brook contributed with a quickfire innings of 30 runs off just 17 balls, which included 2 fours and 2 sixes.

Jos Buttler was run out after contributing 27 runs from 18 deliveries. David Willey swiftly added 15 runs off just 5 balls, significantly boosting the team's score. In the span of 50 overs, ENG managed to accumulate a total of 337 runs while losing 9 wickets in the process. PAK bowlers were led by Rauf, who claimed 3 wickets, with Afridi and Wasim Jr each securing 2 wickets.

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Pakistan Inning: 

In the pursuit of chasing 338 runs, PAK encountered an early setback as they lost 2 wickets. Shafique became a victim of Willey's delivery and was lbw out for a duck. Following him, Zaman, who had previously been the standout performer in their last match against New Zealand, scoring an unbeaten 126 runs, got caught out after scoring just 1 run from 9 deliveries. During the powerplay, the team managed to score 43 runs while losing 2 wickets. Babar contributed with 32 runs off 33 balls, while Rizwan added 9 runs off 19 balls.

Babar Azam scored 38 runs off 45 balls, including 6 boundaries. Rizwan fell to Moeen Ali's delivery, being clean bowled after contributing 36 runs from 51 balls. The team's total was also bolstered by Shakeel's 29 runs, Ifthikar's 3, Shadab's 4, and Afridi's 25. Notably, Salman achieved a half-century with an impressive display of skill, amassing 51 runs from just 45 deliveries, featuring 6 fours and a commendable six.

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In the final wicket partnership, Wasin Jr and Haris Rauf put together a valuable contribution. Wasim scored 16 runs from 14 balls, while Rauf made an impressive 35 runs from 23 balls, including hitting 3 fours and 3 sixes. Pakistan was eventually all out for a total of 244 runs in 43.3 overs. England's Willey secured 3 wickets, while Adil, Atkinson, and Moeen each claimed 2 wickets. This win ensured England's qualification for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.

Top Performers of the Match
 

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  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Ben Stokes   ENG   84   76   11   2   110.53
  Joe Root   ENG   60   72    4   0    83.33

 

  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Haris Rauf     PAK  10   0   64   3   0   11   6.40
  Willey     ENG  10   0   56   3   0    2   5.60
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Match Details

Get ready for the much-awaited showdown as England takes on Pakistan in Match 44 of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The thrilling encounter is set to take place on Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 PM IST.


Eden Gardens Pitch Report

The pitch at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is expected to favor the batsmen and provide an excellent platform for stroke-making. It is likely to be a high-scoring encounter, with players who excel in aggressive batting having an advantage. As the game progresses, spinners may come into play and exploit the conditions. Considering the pitch's characteristics, winning the toss and opting to bowl first could prove to be a wise decision.

 

Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Eden Gardens, Kolkata 66,000 Flat Batting-Friendly 245 Chase



ENG vs PAK Head-to-Head Record

England and Pakistan have faced each other in 91 matches so far. England has had the upper hand in this rivalry, winning 56 matches, while Pakistan has emerged victorious in 32 encounters. Three matches ended in a no result. The first match between these two teams was played on August 31, 1974, and their most recent clash took place on July 13, 2021.


ENG vs PAK Playing XI

England Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid

Bench: Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Brydon Carse

Support Staff: Richard Dawson, Matthew Mott, David Saker, Carl Hopkinson


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

Bench: Hasan Ali, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Imam-ul-Haq

Support Staff: Mickey Arthur, Andrew Puttick, Morne Morkel, Grant Bradburn


Match Prediction

Considering the recent form and the overall balance of the two teams, Pakistan is the favorite to win this match against England. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and anything can happen on the day. Both teams have talented players who can turn the game in their favor with exceptional performances. It will be an intense battle between bat and ball, making it a must-watch encounter for cricket enthusiasts.


Related:

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues

Conclusion

The clash between England and Pakistan in Game 44 of the ODI World Cup 2023 promises to be an exhilarating affair. While England is out of the tournament, Pakistan still has a slim chance of qualifying, adding an extra layer of excitement to the match. With the match being held at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, fans can expect a high-scoring encounter with plenty of entertainment. Don't miss out on this thrilling contest as both teams look to end their World Cup campaign on a high note!

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