Captain Sarfraz proud of Pakistan young guns

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But Pakistan's batsmen had little trouble chasing a small target in the run chase, scoring at 5.7 runs an over to secure the win in the 38th over.

Holders India will be favourites against Bangladesh on Thursday but as Pakistan proved against England, there are no guarantees in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals.

Their chase was spearheaded by Fakhar Zaman (57) and Azhar Ali (76), who laid a solid foundation by sharing a 118-run opening stand.

Babar Azam bats against England in the semi-final.

Pakistan would bowl brilliantly restricting the flow of runs and knocking England over for 211, a target they chased easily. "We've got to keep the same drive that we've had over the last 18 months so that when that World Cup does come round, we're in the best shape possible to contend for that final".

"Every game is a knockout game and I told my boys to play their game and not worry about the result".

Morgan promised that the humbling loss to Pakistan would not change his team's approach as they continue to prepare for the 2019 World Cup.

June. 15 (ANI): Following England's painful ouster from the Champions Trophy at the hands of an aggressively impressive Pakistan, skipper Eoin Morgan was left lamenting a lack of home advantage, asserting that the reused Cardiff pitch led to England being bundled out. Pakistan bowled well but we didn't manage to adjust with the bat. "250/270 would have been". "We are giving a rest to the guys who are definitely in the Test team, but a lot of the guys will play in that third T20 match and then back it up the next day in the pink-ball Championship game - Jos is one of those".

"Yes, India played also at their best, that's why they won".

Yet that day, England were playing on a fresh wicket, so batsmen found it easier to hit their stride.

England had come into the semifinals winning 11 out of their last 12 ODI encounters.

"They're really keen to win a lot of games at this level and that shows in their attitude".

"The turnaround is built on the inclusion of youngsters and it could only be done by a Pakistan team", said Ramiz Raja, an ex-Pakistan captain who now works at a cricket commentator.

For Root, whose next assignment is captaining England for the first time in their Test series with South Africa on 6 July, the performance was tough to take.

England were eventually bowled out for a way below-par score of 211 and Pakistan won in a canter by eight wickets.

Midway through the England innings, the game was delicately poised. Then Junaid Khan, Rumman Raees.

Dropped twice, Bairstow's luck ran out when a misjudged pull off Hasan sailed gently to Hafeez at deep square leg.

Looking to cut the ball, Root nicked it to wicketkeeper Sarfraz, as England were reduced to 128 for three.

But Morgan promised lessons would be learnt for two years' time.

Even usually big-hitting all-rounder Ben Stokes - fresh from an unbeaten century against Australia at Edgbaston - took 64 balls to make a 34 that, remarkably, did not include a solitary boundary.

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