Sarfaraz reveals one weakness in England’s game he exploited

2019 Cricket World Cup
Sarfaraz Ahmed Pakistan PA

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed admitted that he picked areas of England’s game to exploit in their shock 1-0 win over the host nation.

Set 349 to win after a solid Pakistan batting performance, the Three Lions ended on 334-9, with the Asian outfit running out winners by 14 runs at Trent Bridge.

Centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler were not enough as Pakistan handed Eoin Morgan’s side their first loss of the summer.

“I think it’s a great team effort,” Sarfaraz told Sky Sports.

“Fakhar and Imam started well. The match starts at 10:30am and the first 10 overs is important. They got a good start and that’s why we got 350.

“We tried a few different things – we started (bowling) with Shadab because they weren’t good against spinners. Fielding is an important part and it was the main difference.

“It definitely gives us confidence for the team.”

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