Pakistan fails to capitalise Babar’s century as Curran takes four
Pakistan failed to capitalise on the century of Babar Azam as they were held to a total of 340 for seven by World Cup hosts in England.
Tom Curran took four wickets and held Pakistan to a total of 34o runs.
England, seeking a win that would seal the five-match series at 3-0 up with one to play, we’re looking at a stiff chase when Pakistan were 178 for one-off 30 overs.
But the innings fell away following a century stand between Babar, who made 115, and Mohammad Hafeez (59).
Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq had to retire hurt on three after missing an intended pull off fast bowler Mark Wood that hit him on the elbow.
But concerns over whether Imam-ul-Haq, would be fit for the World Cup were eased when he returned to resume his innings at the fall of the seventh wicket and he finished on six not out.