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In pictures: Pakistan thrash England in Champions Trophy semi-final

Published Jun 14, 2017 10:45pm

Pakistan thrashed England by eight wickets with 12.5 overs to spare at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday to reach the final of the Champions Trophy.

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) made it a comfortable chase from the start as Pakistan reached 215-2 in 37.1 overs in reply to England's unimpressive 211 all out with one ball left.

“Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters who finished it very well,” said Sarfraz at the presentation ceremony.

England's Jonny Bairstow throws the ball while Pakistan bat during the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final.─Reuters
England's Jonny Bairstow throws the ball while Pakistan bat during the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final.─Reuters

Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez, right, celebrate victory as they leave the pitch.— AP
Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez, right, celebrate victory as they leave the pitch.— AP

Mohammad Hafeez celebrates after Pakistan win the semi-final in Cardiff on June 14.─AFP
Mohammad Hafeez celebrates after Pakistan win the semi-final in Cardiff on June 14.─AFP

Hafeez and Babar Azam congratulate each other after winning the match.─Reuters
Hafeez and Babar Azam congratulate each other after winning the match.─Reuters

Junaid Khan, right, celebrates taking the wicket of Jos Buttler.─AP
Junaid Khan, right, celebrates taking the wicket of Jos Buttler.─AP

Rumman Raees (L) smiles at Alex Hales after he escapes an LBW decision.─AFP
Rumman Raees (L) smiles at Alex Hales after he escapes an LBW decision.─AFP

Shadab Khan (L) jumps in jubilation after taking the wicket of Joe Root (unseen) for 46 runs.─AFP
Shadab Khan (L) jumps in jubilation after taking the wicket of Joe Root (unseen) for 46 runs.─AFP

England's Jake Ball reacts as Pakistani batsmen gave them a tough time on the field.─Reuters
England's Jake Ball reacts as Pakistani batsmen gave them a tough time on the field.─Reuters

Hasan Ali celebrates after dismissing Eoin Morgan for 33 runs.─AFP
Hasan Ali celebrates after dismissing Eoin Morgan for 33 runs.─AFP

Mark Wood reacts as England's bowling fails to deter the Pakistani side from reaching their target of 212 runs.─Reuters
Mark Wood reacts as England's bowling fails to deter the Pakistani side from reaching their target of 212 runs.─Reuters