Pakistan outclass England to stay unbeaten in World Championship of Legends

The Men in Green now have four wins in the competition

By Web Desk
July 08, 2024
Pakistan are unbeaten in WCL. Instagram/World Championship of Legends

Pakistan outclassed England by 79 runs in the tenth match of the World Championship of Legends 2024 at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

The Men in Green are unbeaten as this was their fourth win of the competition, previously beating Australia, West Indies and India.

Earlier, Pakistan posted 196/4 after being asked to bat first by England.

The Men in Green lost openers Kamran Akmal (11) and Sharjeel Khan (13) early.

But a 121-run partnership between Sohaib Maqsood and Shoaib Malik laid the foundation for Pakistan to post a big total.

Maqsood made 44-ball 64 while Malik made 33-ball 51.

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who is leading the side in Younis Khan, stepped up with 14-ball 23* while Abdul Razzaq hit 9-ball 20*.

Meaker finished as the best bowler for England, finishing with figures of 2/25.

Pakistan bagged an early dismissal of England captain Kevin Pietersen (4) while defending 197-run target. 

Meanwhile, Phil Mustard held one end to keep England in the game. Ian Bell (11) was the second man to depart courtesy of Yasir Arafat's run out.

Mustard (34) departed as he looked to accelerate while Kevin O'Brien (24) was clean bowled by Shoaib Malik.

No other batters clicked with Pakistan taking wickets at regular intervals. England wee bowled out for 117.

Saeed Ajmal took three while Abdul Razzaq bagged two. Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan and Aamer Yamin took a wicket each.

It must be noted that top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals. Pakistan are at the top of the points table with 8 points followed by Australia and India at second and third with four points each. England are at fourth with two points.

The matches of the World Championship of Legends 2024 are being shown live on Geo Super.

Comments

    Asad Ali commented 2 weeks ago

    Love you Pakistani legends