England lose way with quick wickets against Pakistan


England Cardiff June 14 (TNS): We have arrived at the business end of the ICC Champions Trophy. England take on a resurgent Pakistan in the semi-final. They were trounced by India in their tournament opener but Pakistan bounced back impressively to beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to land themselves a spot in the semi-final. It is the first time since the final of the 1992 World Cup that Pakistan are meeting England in a knockout of an ICC tournament. At the time, Pakistan, led by Imran Khan, went on to win the match by 22 runs. In this one, though, England are the overwhelming favorites as they come into the knockouts unbeaten but Pakistan have stunned South Africa and defeated Sri Lanka from a losing position. Catch live scores and updates of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final between England and Pakistan here.

LIVE updates: England are 142/4 after 32 overs. England were building a platform to launch an attack but Pakistan bowlers have managed to pick wickets at regular intervals. Eoin Morgan latest to be dismissed.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (C, WK), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan.

England: Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball.