Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the Pakistani cricket team for finally securing a victory by beating England by 14 runs, saying he was happy they came “back into form after a poor start in the warm up matches and the first WC match.
Earlier, Pakistan shocked England by 14 runs at Trent Bridge as they ended a long-losing streak in the one-day internationals despite two centuries for the World Cup host nation.
Joe Root (107) and Jos Buttler (103) were guiding the tournament favourites towards an imposing target of 349 runs after Pakistan left England needing a World Cup record chase.
It was a remarkable turnaround for Pakistan, whose opening match of this World Cup had seen then slump to 105 all-out in a seven-wicket defeat by the West Indies at the same ground.
That defeat was their 11th straight loss in completed one-day internationals, including the recent 4-0 series defeat by England.The pair put on 130 for the fifth wicket but both were out shortly after reaching their hundreds and the tail had too much to do.
Congratulations team Pakistan! A brilliant victory & a great match of cricket,” he wrote. PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz also lauded the team.