• Thursday, May 26, 2022

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY

Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Champions Trophy semis

Sarfaraz Ahmed

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan overcame a familiar attack of batting nerves to beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in a see-saw Group B game at Sophia Gardens to set up a Champions Trophy semi-final with hosts England back in Cardiff on Wednesday (14). The other semi-final will pit Group B winners India against Group A runners-up Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday (15). Pakistan looked to have thrown away their victory chance at several points on Monday as their batsmen’s fallibility before the short-pitched ball prompted an astonishing collapse from 74-0 to 162-7. But captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who had already distinguished himself with two…

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