ICC World Cup 2019 : Pakistan set target of 349 runs for England
Nottingham: Pakistan posted a mammoth total of 348 for 8 in the stipulated 50 overs against hosts England in their second encounter in the on-going ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge here on Monday.
Chasing the victory target of 349, England were 86 for 3 in 15 overs on a batting friendly wicket, when the news was filed.
Earlier, English skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Pakistan, who were all out for just 105 in their first game against West Indies, began their innings on a positive note.
Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq provided a solid start adding 82 runs for the first wicket. However, they both couldn’t complete their half-century.
Mohammad Hafeez (84), Babar Azam (63), skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (55) played a crucial knock to get their side to a comfortable position.
For England, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took three wickets each while Mark wood claimed two wickets.