Pakistan faced a Mission Impossible against England. But they failed to do so, and they were eliminated from Cricket World Cup.
The Pakistan Cricket Team is officially out of the Cricket World Cup in 2023. Babar Azam & Co are playing their last group-stage match against the defending champs England at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Earlier in the match, Babar Azam & Co were asked to bowl first as England posted 337. Pakistan was then required to chase down this target in 6.5 Overs during the PAK vs ENG battle. Indian fans were happy to wave goodbye to their neighbours as they failed to meet the target.
Speaking about the scenarios before the match, Babar Azam & Co needed to chase down a target of 20 in 1.3 overs. A target of fifty in 2.5 overs. In 3.4 overs, a target of 150 is set. A target of 150 is set in 3.4 overs. 200 in 4.3 overs, and 300 within 6.1 overs. These scenarios are unachievable. While batting second, the best scenario is to chase 20 in 9 balls or 50 in 17 balls.
England scored 337 total runs in the first innings, with 50s from Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. Joe Root also had a fifty. Jos Buttler’s captaincy, Harry Brook, and David Willey all played brilliant cameos. Haris Rauf has taken three wickets in the Pakistan Cricket Team. Haris Rauf also became the bowler who conceded the most runs in the WC.
Most runs conceded by bowlers in a World Cup
528* – Haris Rauf in 2023 (9 mats)
526 – Adil Rashid in 2019 (11 mats)
525 – Madushanka in 2023 (9 mats)
502 – Starc in 2019 (10 mats)
484 – Mustafizur in 2019 (8 mats)
481 – Shaheen Afridi in 2023 (9 mats)
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