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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in the ICC World Cup Pool B match at Brisbane.

Batting first Pakistan scored 235 runs for the loss of seven wickets in allotted fifty overs. Misbah-ul-Haq with 73 and Wahab Riaz with 54 were the main scorers for Pakistan. Tendai Chatara took three and Sean Williams captured two wickets for Zimbabwe. In reply, Zimbabwe were all out for 215 runs in 49.4 overs. Muhammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz took four wickets respectively for Pakistan. Wahab Riaz of Pakistan was declared man of the match. PTV Sports telecasted the match live.

 

Sri Lanka beat England by nine wickets in the pool-A match of the ICC World Cup 2015 at Wellington.

England failed to win a crucial match against islanders despite setting a big target of 310 runs in Westpac stadium at Wellington. The Lankan team outclassed England by nine wickets due to the outstanding partnership of 212 runs between opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara. Although, Tillakaratne Dilshan lost his wicket on 44 but another former skipper Kumar Sangakkara destroyed the England bowling line up by scoring 117 runs on just 86 balls. Lahiru Thirimanne who played a wonderful innings of 139 runs hit Chris Woakes for six to seal a famous win. Mobeen Ali took the only wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan for England. Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. Middle order batsman Joe root played a brilliant innings of 121 runs off 108 balls while Ian Bell and Jos Buttler chipped in for England with 49 and 39 runs respectively. Interestingly, Sri Lanka used six blowers in the match and every one of them took one wicket. Sri Lanka is on second place with 6 points after three wins in four matches while England is placed in sixth position with only two points. PTV Home telecast the match live.

 
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