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Nation Goes CRAZY As Pakistan Beats Sri Lanka To Progress To The Semis Of The Champions Trophy

Pakistan really is the most unpredictable cricket team in the world. From being completely outplayed in the opening game by bitter rivals India, They clawed their was back in the tournament with a brave victory against the South Africans, and have now beaten SriLanka to move to the semi finals of the Champions Trophy.

Source: CricInfo

Source: CricInfo

 

The game began with Pakistan winning the toss and putting the Lankans in to bat. After a strong start to the innings, and were 130 for 3 at one stage, and coasting along towards a 280+ score. Sarfraz, who had admitted to making tactical mistakes against India in the opening game, brought on his Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir to get a few wickets, and get wickets they exactly did. The pacers managed to grab two wickets each to reduce Srilanka to a mediocre total of 236.


Source: CricInfo

Source: CricInfo

 

In reply, much like Srilanka, Pakistan began strongly, as Fakhar Zaman, the explosive left hander who looks like a direct replacement for Sharjeel Khan, scored a quickfire fifty before getting out on a careless pull. Just as Pakistan always do, they made things difficult for them by losing wickets quickly to poor shots, and were 162 for 7, with Amir and Sarfraz at the crease. They managed to put on a 75 run partnership, the highest for the eighth wicket in Champions Trophy history, to get Pakistan home in a thrilling game of cricket!

First of all, thanks to the Almighty. I can’t believe it. Thanks to Amir, he played really well. I just told him to play his game and not to worry about the score. That if we took it to the 40th over we would win. Drop catches are part of the game. Allah helped us and that’s why Pakistan won today – Sarfraz Ahmed

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Pakistani awaam, cricketers and celebrities were celebrating like CRAZY!



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