KOLKATA – England won by 93 runs as Pakistan lost the five matches for the first time in a World Cup on Sunday.
A big total of 337 runs by England shattered Pakistan’s dreams of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2023. Chasing the 338-run target, Pakistan were all out at 244 in 43.3 overs.
Pakistan required a win and a huge swing in net run rate from this match to move into the top four of the standings and secure a semi-final spot, but England’s large total left Babar Azam’s side requiring an impossible rate of scoring to usurp New Zealand in fourth spot.
Babar Azam’s side required to chase the 337-run target in 6.4 overs to qualify for the next round, an impossible thing.
Jonny Bairstow and Malan made a strong start for their already eliminated side before their dismissal. Later, Ben Stokes (84) and Joe Root (60) played thrilling knocks to boost the total.
Haris Rauf picked a three-wicket haul while Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim took two wickets each.
Earlier, England won the toss and decided to bat first.
Pakistan makes one change for must-win clash
In a surprising move, Hassan Ali has been dropped out for Pakistan with Shadab Khan returning to the line-up.
The last games were won by both teams. They will now make a concerted effort to conclude their journey successfully.
Both teams are hoping to win the crucial game, but they have different goals in mind.
After competing in the group stage, England are already out of the race to semi finals and prepared to bid adieu. On the other hand, Men in Green are making every effort to win the game handily and go to the playoffs. They are making a lot of effort, but the path is quite difficult.
With four victories in their last eight games, Pakistan have a slim chance of reaching the semi-finals.
England will be hoping to guarantee a spot in the Champions Trophy, which is set for 2025.
PAKISTAN: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz.
ENGLAND: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|