England Vs Pakistan First Semifinal Champions Trophy 2017
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England Vs Pakistan 1st semifinal, Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan makes merry getting off to a fine finish to their group stage fixtures. Riding on two consecutive victories over South Africa and then Sri Lanka, Pakistan gets hailed ending as one of the four semifinalists. And what all worked their way to the only available semis spot is their bowling heroics and yes a bit of luck to their fortune.
Not surprisingly, batting has been Pakistan's weaker suit in the tournament so far. Let's take a case of how they made a moderate 237-run chase in the last game against sloppy Sri Lanka. Despite getting a promising start from the openers, Pakistan strangled with quick middle-order collapse. It was Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir's eighth-wicket partnership that helped them cruise through. Now, their progress to the final depends on CT 2017 1st semifinal result.
Pakistan doesn't seem to give England a tough fight with this much of batting potential. Bowling could however be their best weapon to take on mighty hosts in England Vs Pakistan 1st semifinal of Champions Trophy 2017. If Pakistan emerges victorious, bowlers will again be their driving force and there is no denying the fact.
A smooth sail for the England, a roller-coaster ride for the underdog Pakistan who got the ticket to knockouts in the nick of time; what a tournament it has been until now! The narrative structure of both the semifinalists has been in a stark contrast to each other. England has been clinical throughout the tournament winning all their three group matches. Given their respective ICC Champions Trophy 2017 runs in this edition, England seems to have an edge over Pakistan. We would wonder if CT 2017 1st semifinal result goes in Pakistan's favor.
Will Pakistan make it to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final beating England?