CARDIFF: Pakistan made history after they qualified for the final of the Champions Trophy for the first time in history, beating hosts England in the semifinal at Cardiff.
Fakhar provided a great platform to Pakistan, scoring 57 off 58 balls with seven 4’s and one six.
Azhar Ali scored 76 off 100 balls before being dismissed by Jake Ball.
It was a mere formality when Mohammad Hafeez walked in to take Pakistan to final of Champions Trophy for the first time.
Babar Azam scored 38 while Mohammad Hafeez made 31 off just 21 balls.
Hasan Ali continued his great form in the tournament, picking up three wickets while Rumman Raees and Junaid Khan picked up two each.
The fast bowlers were greatly supported by the spinners as Shadab Khan got one wicket while Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim bowled miserly.
Hasan Ali picked up the big wicket of Ben Stokes of a slow ball.Few overs earlier, Adil Rashid was run out by substitute fielder Ahmed Shahzad.
Such was Pakistan´s control that usually big-hitting England all-rounder Ben Stokes´s 34 took 64 balls and did not include a single boundary.
Junaid Khan struck again to dismiss Moeen Ali off a brilliant catch by Fakhar Zama. England were eight down for 201 in the 48th over.
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