Unpredictable and fantastic turn around for Pakistan. After being dismissed for just 105 against West Indies in the previous match, Pakistan smashed 348 against the number one ODI team.
The numbers for one of the best matches of this World Cup so far are as follows –
For the first time in the World Cup, Pakistan has opened the bowling with a spinner (Shadab Khan).
Joe Root became the first batsman to score a hundred in this World Cup. A few mins later, his teammate, Jos Buttler also reached his first World Cup century.
England is the first team to lose a World Cup match despite two centuries.
348 is Pakistan’s highest ever ODI total without an individual century. Previous highest was 347 vs. Zimbabwe in Karachi in 2008. This is also their highest World Cup score.
Mohammad Hafeez cracked a 39 ball fifty. This is the joint second fastest World Cup fifty by a Pakistani batsman (other is Misbah in 2015). The best – Inzamam-ul Haq smashed a 31 ball fifty in World Cup semi-final, 1992.
69 for no loss in the first ten overs. This is Pakistan’s highest score in the first ten overs in World Cup matches since the Quarter Final against India in Bangalore in 1996.
This is the first time England lost a game while chasing at home, since September 2015
Jason Roy became the 17th English batsman to reach 3,000 runs milestone in ODIs.
Chris Woakes took 4 catches in the match, he is only the 4th player to do so in a World Cup match. The other threes are – Mohammad Kaif in 2003, Soumya Sarkar in 2015, Umar Akmal in 2015.
Mohammad Hafeez won his 19th Man of the Match award, only 4 Pakistanis have won more Man of the Match in ODIs – Afridi (32), Anwar (28), Inzamam (24) and Akram (22). Shoaib Malik has won the same number of awards (19) for Pakistan.