Pakistan cricket Babar Azam scored his first half-century of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The 24-year-old in-form batsman played responsibly to make 50 off deliveries against England in match no 6 of the tournament. Pakistan lost both their openers after they provided the side with a flying start at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Earlier, England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. You can follow Pakistan vs England ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live score updates here at LatestLY.
At the time of the toss, Eoin Morgan said: We're gonna bowl first. It looks a good wicket and the dimensions are smaller than The Oval. So, we need to look at all that. We have one change -- (Mark) Wood comes in for (Liam) Plunkett. The reason for this is the genuine pace that he provides. A bit yes and also he bowled well in the recent series against them. We're always looking to improve and striving to give a perfect performance. Of course, you don't get near to it all the time but if you try to get there, you're in a good space.
Babar Azam Scores 50 Against England in ICC CWC 2019!!!
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Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad was quoted saying, "I also wanted to bowl first. Looks a good batting pitch, so we're hoping to put runs on the board and defend. I think it was a one-off performance (against Windies) and hoping to get things right today. Yes, we batted well against them (England) in the recent series and hopefully, that will continue." (Inputs From IANS).