Pakistan stun England to reach ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals

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Pakistan beat England to reach ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals

Pakistan entered the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals after defeating England by 8 wickets at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday. Pakistan await the winner of the second semi-final between defending champion India and Underdogs Bangladesh.

Azhar Ali 76 and Fakhar Zaman 57 stupendous knocks to outclass England in the first semi-final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at Cardiff.

Earlier, England faltered against a disciplined Pakistan bowling attack, Hasan Ali picked up three wickets while Junaid Khan and Rumman Raaes got two wickets. A lot of credit also goes to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed who rotated his bowlers well.

Put into bat first, England´s batsmen were at the receiving end of some inspired Pakistan bowling as they struggled to get quick runs on a seemingly slow track and end on 211 in 50 overs.

Pakistan reached the ICC Champions Trophy final for a first time.

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