Mumbai: England would have recorded their highest-ever successful run chase in the World Cup history had they got the 14 runs. Unfortunately, the team had a bad start and lost wickets at quick intervals during the start.
Pakistan had already sent Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan back into the pavilion as they put 118 runs on the board all together.
Just when it looked Pakistan would win the easily, Joe Root and Jos Buttler put a 130 runs stand to put England back on track.
Root and Buttler both scored century but failed to ensure victory for the hosts. As soon as Pakistan sent Joe Root, all other batsman followed him continuously and ultimately England ended up at 334 for 9.
Indian cricketers praise Pakistani cricket team:
After Pakistan’s stunning win, Indian cricketers and pundits took to twitter to congratulate them for their unbelievable comeback. The whole cricketing fraternity left behind all political tensions between the two countries to wish the nemesis.
See the tweets:-
Upsets which can haunt #SouthAfrica & #England later in the tournament. Full marks to #Bangladesh & #Pakistan. I have a feeling now, this world cup will be unpredictable and will continue to surprise us. #SAvBAN #ENGvPAK #CWC19— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 4, 2019
Volatility at it's best. Pakistan cricket 's unpredictability at it's best. Completely down one match, and on top the next. Great win today for Pakistan, and an exciting match in this World cup finally. Well done #ENGvPAK— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 3, 2019
Congratulations to Pakistan on a wonderful victory. After 11 successive ODI defeats , a top performance today against a strong England side. Well done ! #ENGvPAK— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 3, 2019
Fantastic win for Pakistan, England losing in a run chase at home after nearly 4 years. Pakistan have showed a lot of character after the humiliating loss against West Indies. Wahab and Amir were really good in the end . #ENGvPAK— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 3, 2019
It started 4 days back but the World Cup came alive today!— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 3, 2019
Not just an unexpected result but a thriller too!
Well done Pakistan!! 👏👏👏#ICCWC2019