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  1. Sri Lanka beat England by nine wickets
  2. England 309-6: Root 121, Bell 49
  3. SL 312-1 (47.2): Thirimanne 139*, Sangakkara 117*
  4. Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs
  5. Pakistan 235-7: Misbah 73, Wahab 54*
  6. Zimbabwe 215 (49.4): Irfan 4-30

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons, Marc Higginson and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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So what a morning of cricket it has been. Hope you enjoyed it all. Well, maybe England fans didn't enjoy it very much. So all that is left is for me to point you in the direction of a few things on our site.


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Player reaction

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said: "It was really tough because it was a make or break game for us. You can't believe how happy we are because we were out of the tournament if we'd lost this game.

"The pitch wasn't easy. It was a bit two-paced and it was really difficult to rotate the strike. I felt 250-260 would be really challenging today. We were 15-20 runs short but we showed the kind of quality we have in the bowling line-up and credit should be given to the fast bowlers.

"We need to really work hard because we need to improve our batting. All the teams are getting to 280, 290, or 300, so we need to start well and capitalise."

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Ilyas Najib: That was a tense game, it's exactly what Pakistan needed, they thrive on confidence and expect them to go on a run now.

Tadius Zuze: Winners lose in style, well done Zimbabwe.

How they stand

League table
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So this is how they stand in Pool B after today's match. Next up for Pakistan is the United Arab Emirates, who they play on Wednesday, before Zimbabwe take on Ireland on Saturday.

Player reaction

Pakistan 235-7 bt Zimbabwe 215 by 20 runs

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura, who batted despite suffering a leg injury sustained while fielding said: "I have to have another scan tomorrow morning, so I will know how bad it is then.

"Today our bowling performance was much better, we executed well but we gave away too many extras. But there was a big improvement from the last game.

"It is always disappointing to lose a game like this when you feel you have a chance to win. We have to learn from that and hopefully we can learn from these experiences. Our weakness has been that we have not had one guy scoring a hundred or batting through the innings."

Pakistan 235-7 bt Zimbabwe 215 by 20 runs

A great stat for you here.

Left-arm bowlers took nine wickets in Zimbabwe's innings, the most in an innings in a World Cup match.

Player of the match

Pakistan 235-7 bt Zimbabwe 215 by 20 runs

Pakistan's Wahab Riaz, the player of the match, says: "When I went into bat, the discussion was to play all 50 overs and if we had to take chances we would do so in the last three or four overs.

"The whole team really worked hard and believed in me and my batting. At the start I was not enjoying it, the ball was not coming onto the bat. But it was a team effort and in the end we won. We always expected to take wickets as soon as possible."

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"This has been a very impressive effort from Pakistan. When chasing a small total, heads can go down and it would have been very easy to think about going home. But they have bowled well and shown some good fight tonight, which will stand them in good stead going into their next few games.

"Zimbabwe will kick themselves. They only had 236 to chase but they weren't up to the task."

Champagne moment


Pakistan win for the first time in the 2015 World Cup, while Zimbabwe suffer their third defeat in four games.


E Chigumbura c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 35 (Zim 215 all out)

And that is it. It is all over. Pakistan crawled along to 33-2 after 15 overs when batting, but they still ended up celebrating their first win. Chigumbura is the last man out. It has been a heroic effort from him, while carrying an injury, but his team fall short. Chigumbura top-edges it and is caught behind by Akmal.


Panyangara run out 10 (Zim 215-9)

All Pakistan have to do is bowl it straight and legal and they will win. Panyangara is run out in his desperate attempt for a single.

Dropped catch off the second ball of the over. Zimbabwe get three. Chigumbura skies it and should be out at deep midwicket, but it falls through Nasir Jamshed's fingers.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Irfan is taking high fives from his team-mates. This wicket has been tailor-made for him and he has been superb. He is a thinking bowler, because he mixed in a couple of bouncers and slower balls."

Zim 212-8 (target 236)

The dangerous Mohammad Irfan comes back in to the attack for Pakistan. The bounce from his first ball deceives Panyangara, who can't then connect with the second ball.

He is a big lad, and charges down the wicket rather ungraciously for the third ball. And misses it, but a single comes from the fourth ball. Chigumbura gets two off the fifth delivery and then takes the single so he will be on strike for the last over.

Zimbabwe need 24 off six balls.

Zim 208-8 (target 236)

Chigumbura takes a single off the first ball of the over, but that brings the lesser batsman Panyangara back on strike. He swings wildly, connects and gets the required single.

From the third ball of the over, Chigumbura swings and misses. And then does the same again from the fourth. But wait, he finally connects and slashes it for four between extra cover and mid off.

28 off 12 balls and Panyangara is on strike at the start of the 49th over. It looks all over.

Zim 202-8 (target 236)

Six dot balls from Shahid Afridi's last over. Panyangara cannot get bat on to ball. A maiden for Afridi on his 35th birthday. There's his present after what has been a tough day for him. 34 off 18 balls needed.

Zim 202-8 (target 236)

Elton Chigumbura hits four for Zimbabwe

A great shot from Elton Chigumbura. He bashes it straight and powerfully past the bowler for a one-bounce four. Imagine what he could do if he was fully fit. That helps bring up the 200. But there is still a long way to go. Zimbabwe need at least one huge over. 34 runs from 24 balls.

Zim 195-8 (target 236)

It is a fantastic effort from Zimbabwe. But will it be enough? Chigumbura lofts a much-needed four past deep midwicket. The scenario, 41 needed, 30 balls to do it in.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Rahat Ali holds his hands up after a close call

"It was good running and this is turning into quite the nail-biter. Pakistan are probably favourites but this is World Cup cricket and anything can happen."

Zim 189-8 (target 236)

Pakistan's Sohail Khan falls short of running out Panyangara

A great over from Pakistan's Sohail Khan as only two runs come off it. The bowler is also able to send down the one bouncer allowed for the over.

But wait, there is nearly a run out off the last ball of the over. Chigumbura gets his bat to it, the ball hardly moves and they go for an incredibly risky single.

But Sohail Khan needed to show his footballing skills as he would have surely run out Panyangara if he had kicked the ball at the stumps. Instead, he opted to pick the ball up and Panyangara just about gets home, by the tightest margin.

Zim 186-8 (target 236)

Another five off the over, as Zimbabwe just about stay within range. 50 needed off 42 balls. Elton Chigumbura on 13 off 15 balls, Tinashe Panyangara four from eight.

Zim 181-8 (target 236)

Chigumbura looks like he can hardly move, but he somehow gets a small top edge on to the ball and sends it over the wicketkeeper for four. He would love to just hit boundaries, but he has to take every run possible.

He then plays a drop-and-run for a single. Well, a drop-and-limp maybe. He grimaces in pain, but he is still there and that is one more run off the total. 55 needed off 48 balls.

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Varun Jeyachandran: Serious respect to captain Chigumbura for coming out to bat despite possible quad tear.

Zim 174-8 (target 236)

62 runs needed from 54 balls. Elton Chigumbura scores two and then a single, but his injury looks to be severely affecting his movement and range of shots available.

Zim 171-8 (target 236)

The situation now required is 65 runs off 60 balls. But we are down to two of the Zimbabwe bowlers, plus Elton Chigumbura, who is struggling through injury. It will go down in Zimbabwe cricketing folklore if they do it.

Andy Bichel

Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"Zimbabwe probably felt they had done everything right at the halfway stage, but it's getting very interesting now. Pakistan have got their tails up and they think they are home but will it have another twist?"


Mupariwa c Akmal b Wahab 0 (Zim 168-8)

Wahab Riaz celebrates for Pakistan

Zimbabwe need a miracle. Pakistan look to have somehow rescued this one from the fire. Wahab and Akmal combine again for the second time in three balls. Another thick edge is taken by the wicketkeeper. Mupariwa lasted only two balls.

Andy Bichel

Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"It was a rising delivery at a good length from Riaz and he couldn't resist the cut. Can Zimbabwe get to this total? They have batted well throughout this tournament but this is a different case tonight.

"As for Misbah, how does he go about instructing his bowlers at the back end of the innings?"


Ervine c Akmal b Wahab (Zim 168-7)

Wahab played a crucial innings early for Pakistan, and has just got a huge wicket for them. Are Zimbabwe heading for heartbreak? Craig Ervine gets a thick edge to Wahab's delivery and Zimbabwe are seven down.

Andy Bichel

Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

Zimbabwe batsman Craig Ervine takes a ball to the ribs

"There was a ball in that over that jammed right into the ribcage of Craig Ervine. It was actually Irfan's slower ball but I think it still had a bit on it.

"Ervine will be feeling that tomorrow. Ouch, that's got to hurt."

Zim 168-6 (target 236)

Zimbabwe need 68 runs, they have 66 balls to get them in. Sean Ervine takes a shot to the ribs, but is OK to continue.

Zim 167-6 (Ervine 13, Chigumbura 0)

Only one off a high-quality over from Rahat Ali. The bowler thinks he has a wicket with Chigumbura caught behind off the last ball of the over, but neither his team-mates, nor the umpire, agrees with him.

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M. Farooq Hanif: I'm hoping for a Pakistan win but I'm afraid it won't be. Is being an England fan hard? Try being an English Pakistani.

Zim 166-6 (target 236)

What a story this is going to be if Zimbabwe win it. The next batsman is Elton Chigumbura, who limped off earlier on after a nasty looking fall sustained when trying to save a boundary as Pakistan batted.

Captain Chigumbura was meant to be in at seven, but comes in at eight. And clearly looks in pain as he is limping after playing his first shot. He is not allowed a runner. Can he be the most unlikely of heroes for Zimbabwe?


Mire c Akmal b Irfan (Zim 166-6)

Solomon Mire walks for Zimbabwe

Shoaib Malik is going to be happy. As is every Pakistan fan. It is too good from Mohammad Irfan. The ball is back of a length, close to off stump, Solomon Mire can only get the shoulder of his bat on to it and Umar Akmal snuffles the chance.

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Pakistan international Shoaib Malik on Twitter: Stay focused. We will get there.

Zim 164-5 (target 236)

Solomon Mire sees that there is no one back at square leg, so lofts it high. It is safe, so another two to the total. Two singles follow. Zimbabwe need 72 off 84 balls.

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Mark Pownall: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe is a cracking game. Going to be close.