Pakistan Secures Fourth Consecutive Win in World Championship of Legends 2024

 Pakistan Secures Fourth Consecutive Win in World Championship of Legends 2024

Pakistan triumphed over England by 79 runs in the tenth match of the World Championship of Legends 2024 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.

This victory marks Pakistan’s fourth consecutive win in the World Championship of Legends 2024 . They remain unbeaten after earlier victories against Australia, West Indies, and India.

Pakistan’s bowling attack started strong. They dismissed England’s captain, Kevin Pietersen, early for just 4 runs. Phil Mustard offered some resistance, keeping England in the game for a while.

However, Ian Bell was run out by Yasir Arafat for 11. Mustard, after scoring 34, was dismissed while trying to accelerate the run rate. Kevin O’Brien was bowled out by Shoaib Malik for 24.

England’s batting lineup struggled. Wickets fell at regular intervals, leading to their total of 117 all out. Saeed Ajmal claimed three wickets. Abdul Razzaq took two, and Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, and Aamer Yamin each took one.

Earlier in the match, Pakistan posted a formidable 196/4 after batting first. They lost openers Kamran Akmal (11) and Sharjeel Khan (13) early on. However, a significant 121-run partnership between Sohaib Maqsood and Shoaib Malik set the stage for a high total. Maqsood scored 64 off 44 balls. Malik contributed 51 off 33 balls. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq, leading the team in place of Younis Khan, added an unbeaten 23 off 14 balls. Abdul Razzaq finished strong with 20* off 9 balls.

England’s Stuart Meaker was their standout bowler, finishing with figures of 2/25.

The top four teams will advance to the semi-finals. Pakistan leads the points table with 8 points, followed by Australia and India, each with 4 points. England currently sits in fourth place with 2 points.

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