Nottingham, June 4: Legendary West Indies batsman Vivian Richards has congratulated Pakistan for registering a convincing 14-run win over England in their World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge.
Taking to Twitter, Richards posted a 30-second video in which he said, "What a wonderful win for Pakistan. I know for sure there were a lot of doubts today (for Pakistan). To beat the favourites is a magnificent win for Pakistan, especially after the way they played against West Indies." Pakistan vs England, ICC CWC 2019 Match Result and Report: PAK Outplays ENG to Open Their Account on CWC19 Points Table.
"Let me take this opportunity to say to Quetta Gladiators captain in PSL Sarfraz Ahmed -- Well done brother," he added.
After being put into bat, Pakistan came out with a much-improved batting performance and posted a formidable total of 348/8. Mohammad Hafeez top scored for them by playing a brilliant 84-run knock which came off just 62 balls.
England, in reply, could manage 334/9 in their stipulated quota of 50 overs despite centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler. After the match, Sarfaraz lauded the team effort which saw them break their 12-match losing streak in ODIs.
"It was a great team effort. Credit to batsmen for taking us to 350. Then bowlers bowled really well today," said the Pakistan skipper. Pakistan will next play Sri Lanka on June 7 in Bristol.