CT🏆 Semi-Final🏏: Pakistan🇵🇰 Cruise Through to 1st Ever Finals👏

Pakistan 215/2 (Azhar 76, Fakhar 57; Ball 1-37) beat England 211 (Bairstow 43; Hasan 3-35) by 8 wickets

Pakistan🇵🇰 invoked the spirit of the 1992 World Cup🏆 and sent England packing👊 in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy. They followed their disciplined bowling performance with measured batting and won the game with utmost ease😎.

England were put into bat and were held on a tight leash by their opposition. They lost wickets regularly and couldn't string a partnership to try and launch a counter attack. They were boxed in during the middle overs by the attacking field-placements🛡 set by Sarfraz💡 and couldn't break free. Hassan Ali⚡ continued to pick wickets with his incisive bowling at a miserly rate. The hosts were all-out in the final over of the innings for 211.

England couldn't get the inital breakthrough to put Pakistan under pressure. Openers Fakhar & Azhar batted with freedom and put their dressing room at ease by adding 118 for the 1st wicket🙌. Both fell after scoring their respective half-centuries but Babar Azam & Mohammad Hafeez polished off the remaining runs to ensure an 8⃣-wicket victory🎉 with 13 overs to spare.

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MotM🌟 Hassan Ali⚡

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