CARDIFF – Pakistan restricts England during batting and now green shirts resisted host bowlers well in a first semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
2013 – Last time Pakistan had 50+ opening stands in consecutive ODIs outside Asia, before today. They had a 74-run stand v SL in the last game and another fifty today.
Fewest Fours No Sixes – England hit 15 boundaries today, the least in a completed innings since the WC 2015. Also the first time they batted 25+ overs without a six in this period.
8 – Previous most wickets by a Pak bowler in an edition of Champions Trophy, by Ajmal in 2009. Hasan Ali already has 9 wickets in this year’s tournament.
136 – Runs scored by England in 30 overs, is their third-lowest in ODIs since WC 2015. The 12 boundaries are their second-lowest in this period.
5000 + – Runs for Morgan in ODIs for England. He’s the 3rd to score that many after Bell (5416) and Collingwood (5092).
3 – No. of players to make their ODI debut in this Champions Trophy, all for Pakistan – Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf and Rumman Raees.
First Meet in Champion Trophy – 0 No. of times Pak and Eng played each other in Champions Trophy, before today. The last time both faced in an ICC ODI tournament was in 2003 WC.
2009 – Last time an opening pair other than Rohit-Dhawan had century partnerships in Champions Trophy, before Fakhar-Azhar in this game.