England chose to bowl against Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 encounter in Trent Bridge. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq gave Pakistan a rousing start with an aggressive opening partnership. However, Fakhar Zaman was stumped by Moeen Ali while Imam-ul-Haq fell to a brilliant catch from Chris Woakes. Babar Azam slammed his 13th fifty and Mohammad Hafeez gave him good support. Pakistan lost their opening game against the West Indies but they put up a better show. Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed blasted fifties as Pakistan notched up 348/8, their second-highest total in the World Cup. In response,Pakistan's spinners restricted the England top order but it took centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler to steady the England innings. Root smashed his 15th ton and Buttler his ninth but Pakistan held their nerve to snap their losing streak and win by 14 runs. (SCORECARD)
Below are the Live Updates and SCORECARD of England vs Pakistan, match 6 of ICC Cricket World Cup
23:27 hrs IST: Pakistan have won by 14 runs. Sarfaraz Ahmed's side have snapped their losing streak and it will be massive relief for them. For England, they have had a reality check.
23:20 hrs IST:WICKET! Jofra Archer falls and England need 25 off 6 balls.
23:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Two in two for Wahab as Woakes falls. England need 29 off 12 balls.
23:13 hrs IST: Chris Woakes blasts a six over long off but Moeen Ali falls to a short ball. England need 29 off 13 balls.
23:09 hrs IST: Moeen Ali hits a vital boundary to the deep backward square leg fence and England need 38 off 18 balls.
23:05 hrs IST: Chris Woakes is fighting hard for England as he hits a boundary to the third man fence. England need 45 from 20 balls.
22:58 hrs IST: Buttler falls to a bouncer from Amir and England need 58 off 30 balls. One feels, it is too tall a task.
22:54 hrs IST: CENTURY for Buttler but he falls immediately to Mohammad Amir. Wahab Riaz takes the catch and England need 61 off 34 balls.
22:49 hrs IST: Much better over for England. 10 runs come in the over and England need 65 off 36 balls.
22:44 hrs IST: Only six runs and the asking rate is over 10. Is it too tall a task for England? England are 274/5 after 43 overs. They need 75 off 42 balls.
22:41 hrs IST: Much better over for Pakistan. England need 81 off 48 balls. A tall order but Buttler is still there.
22:36 hrs IST: Jos Buttler holds the key as England needs 86 off 54 balls.
22:27 hrs IST: Last 10 overs remaining of the innings and England needs 91 runs to win
22: 23 hrs IST: Shadab Khan removes Joe Root at 107
22:22 hrs IST: Joe Root hits his 15th century and he is the first centurion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. England are 246/4 in 38 overs, need 103 off 72 balls.
22:13 hrs IST: Joe Root blasts a boundary to the long leg fence as he latches onto the pull shot. He is nearing his century and England are 231/4 after 36 overs.
22:09 hrs IST: Jos Buttler blasts two boundaries off Mohammad Amir and England continue to be in the hunt. After 35 overs, England are 221/4.
21:58 hrs IST: Riaz and Shadab have bowled a couple of tight overs asthe asking rate crosses eight. England are 205/4 after 33 overs.
21:50 hrs IST: Buttler blasts yet another six and Asif Ali is injured. Buttler also hits his 18th fifty and England are 199/4 after 31 overs.
21:46 hrs IST: Riaz is bowling with pace and hostility but Buttler gets two boundaries. England are 187/4 after 30 overs.
21:42 hrs IST: Pakistan lose a review as Buttler misses the defence. The ball is going over the stumps and England are 176/4 after 29 overs.
21:23 hrs IST: Much needed over for England. Buttler and Root deposit Malik into the midwicket and long on stands as the bowler concedes 15 runs in the over. England are 148/4 after 25 overs.
21:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment in the game. Quicker ball from Shoaib Malik and Ben Stokes goes for the cut but the edge is taken. England are 118/4 after 21.2 overs.
21:00 hrs IST: Root notches up his fifty and he is keeping England in the game. England are 111/3 after 19 overs.
20:56 hrs IST: Root nears his fifty and Ben Stokes hits a boundary down the ground. Root survives an LBW as he got an inside edge and England are 108/3 after 18 overs.
20:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Hafeez's day gets even better. The slider from the Professor and Morgan plays all around that to get cleaned up. England are 86/3 after 14.5 overs.
20:36 hrs IST: Joe Root employs the cut shot and finds the boundary again as England are 85/2 after 14 overs.
20:34 hrs IST: Joe Root pulls a short ball from Mohammad Hafeez to the long leg fence for a boundary and England are 80/2 after 13 overs.
20:25 hrs IST: Hasan Ali bowls five good balls and on the last ball, he bowls a short ball. Eoin Morgan tries the pull and gets a top edge that falls just in front of the boundary at third man. England are 73/2 after 12 overs.
20:23 hrs IST: Riaz bowls yet another tight over and England are 66/2 in 11 overs.
20:17 hrs IST: Amir concedes just two runs and England are 63/2 after 10 overs. This is a stiff challenge
20:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant bowling from Riaz. Short off-cutter and it kicks up from the deck, Bairstow looks to dab at it and the edge is taken by Sarfaraz. England are 60/2 after nine overs.
20:07 hrs IST: Root finds the boundary off Amir and England are 54/1 after eight overs. This is a good partnership developing.
20:03 hrs IST: Root and Bairstow are reviving the England innings. Wahab Riaz is into the attack and Bairstow smashes him for two boundaries.
19:57 hrs IST: Root finds a boundary straight down the ground and immediately next ball, he edges Amir to slip where Babar Azam puts the catch down. England are 37/1 after six overs.
19:51 hrs IST: Jonny Bairstow slams a six off Shadab Khan and so powerful it was that a part of the leather of the ball has been damaged. England are 28/1 after five overs.
19:47 hrs IST: Amir bowls a tight over and England are 22/1 after four overs.
19:41 hrs IST: Joe Root gets going with a square cut that goes to the third man fence and England are 18/1 after three overs.
19:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Shadab and England have lost the review as well. The flighted googly from Shadab, Roy misses the sweep and is hit on the pad, the umpire gives it out and Roy belatedly takes the review.The ball is not hitting the bat and it is hitting the wickets. After 2.1 overs, England are 12/1.
19:34 hrs IST: Mohammad Amir opens the bowling from the other end. After bowling five good balls, Jonny Bairstow breaks the shackles by hammering him for a boundary to deep extra cover. England are 12/0 after two overs.
19:29 hrs IST: Shadab Khan opens the bowling but Jason Roy is equal to the task as he clobbers tow boundaries. After the first over. England are 8/0.
18:58 hrs IST: Shadab Khan blasts a boundary and Pakistan have ended on 348/8 after 50 overs. England will have to achieve the highest run-chase in World Cup history if they have to win this contest.
18:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Woakes gets his third wicket as Shoaib Malik miscues the slog and is caught by Morgan. Pakistan are 337/8 after 49.1 overs.
18:51 hrs IST: Jofra Archer bowls five good balls but the last ball is dispatched by Hasan Ali for a big six. Pakistan are 337/7 after 49 overs.
18:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Wahab Riaz glances a boundary to fine leg but he is dismissed next ball as he miscues the slog. Pakistan are 327/7 after 48 overs.
18:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Sarfaraz is undone by Woakes' slower ball. The slow bouncer and Sarfaraz uncertainly chips it in the air and the bowler takes the catch. Will Pakistan reach 340?
18:40 hrs IST: Mark Wood ends his spell and he has figures of 10-0-53-2. Pakistan are 317/5 after 47 overs.
18:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Mark Wood gets the wicket of Asif Ali. Jonny Bairstow takes the catch in the deep but Sarfaraz is batting brilliantly. Pakistan are 311/5 after 46.1 overs.
18:34 hrs IST: FIFTY! The captain leads from the front. Sarfaraz blasts a boundary to deep backward point and an overthrow results in him getting to his fifty. After 46 overs, Pakistan are 311/4.
18:29 hrs IST: Tight over from Mark Wood and Pakistan are 297/4 after 45 overs. England will be hoping to restrict them under 350 and hopefully 330.
18:25 hrs IST: Asif Ali blasts a six and Pakistan are 292/4 after 44 overs. England are not helping their cause by bowling too many extras.
18:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilloiant catch from Woakes and Mark Wood gets the breakthrough. Hafeez lofts the full ball to long off where Woakes tumbles to his left and takes a smart catch. After 42.4 overs, Pakistan are 279/4.
18:14 hrs IST: Brilliant batting from Hafeez as he hits a boundary off Jofra Archer. After 42 overs, Pakistan are 271/3.
18:09 hrs IST: A boundary each from Hafeez and Sarfaraz and Pakistan are making great progres. After 41 overs, Pakistan are 265/3.
18:07 hrs IST: Hafeez and Sarfaraz are scoring at more than a run-a-ball. Pakistan are 252/3 after 40 overs and they look good for a total of 350.
18:02 hrs IST: England continue to be shoddy in the field as Hafeez finds another boundary. After 39 overs, Pakistan are 243/3.
17:55 hrs IST: Chris Woakes continues to be expensive and he is greeted with a pulled boundary off Mohammad Hafeez and Pakistan are 235/3 after 38 overs.
17:51 hrs IST: Moeen Ali ends his spell. His figures are 10-0-50-3 and Pakistan are 226/3 after 37 overs.
17:48 hrs IST: Mark Wood bowls a tight over but England need wickets. Pakistan are 223/3 after 36 overs.
17:43 hrs IST: Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed are ensuring that the scoring rate is maintained consistently and Pakistan are 218/3 after 35 overs.
17:40 hrs IST: 38th ODI fifty for Mohammad Hafeez. The Pakistan veteran has been in gtreat touch and he gets it off 39 balls. Two fours in the over off Mark Wood and Pakistan are 210/3 after 34 overs.
17:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Babar Azam is back in the hut and England have a massive wicket. Moeen Ali flights this delivery and Azam mistimes the lofted shot to wide long on and Woakes takes the catch. Moeen takes his third and Pakistan are 200/3 after 33 overs.
17:27 hrs IST: Mark Wood is back and he is looking to stop the flow of runs. The partnership between Hafeez and Azam is 85 and Pakistan are 196/2 after 32 overs.
17:23 hrs IST: Hafeez, the Professor, is looking in stunning touch and he mauls a six and a four off successive deliveries of Adil Rashid. Pakistan are 189/2 after 31 overs.
17:19 hrs IST: Babar Azam survives a run-out and he continues to make solid progress. After 30 overs, Pakistan are 176/2.
17:15 hrs IST: Adil Rashid is struggling to contain the runs and Pakistan are 170/2 after 29 overs.
17:11 hrs IST: After hammering Adil Rashid for a six and a four, Babar Azam shows his worth with a brilliant 13th fifty. Pakistan need him to carry on and Pakistan are 165/2 after 28 overs.
17:05 hrs IST: With the end of 27th over, Pakistan 160/2 with Hafeez (18) and Azam (49) out there
17:01 hrs IST: England continue to build the pressure despite Hafeez getting a life. Pakistan are making steady progress and are 146/2 in 26 overs. Can England get more wickets?
16:55 hrs IST: Superb over from Ben Stokes and Pakistan are 134/2 after 24 overs. DROPPED! In the next over, Jason Roy drops a simple catch off Mohammad Hafeez. Adil Rashid is the uncluky bowler.
16:51 hrs IST: Adil Rashid bowls a tight over and Pakistan are 132/2 after 23 overs.
16:47 hrs IST: Hafeez is looking in great touch and he hits another boundary, this time off Stokes and to the deep backward square leg fence. Pakistan are 128/2 after 22 overs.
16:44 hrs IST: Mohammed Hafeez blasts a boundary down the ground off Moeen and he makes a statement of intent. Pakistan are 119/2 after 21 overs.
16:40 hrs IST: What is with England and great catches? Imam dances down the track and crunches the flighted ball to wide long off but Woakes runs to his right and dives full length to take the catch. Stokes the other day, now Woakes. Pakistan are 111/2 after 20.1 overs.
16:32 hrs IST: Imam is batting sensibly while Babar Azam breaks the shackles with a boundary to long off. Pakistan are 108/1 after 10 overs.
16:30 hrs IST: Ben Stokes is into the attack and Imam, Babar Azam continue to make steady progress. Pakistan are 100/1 after 18 overs.
16:26 hrs IST: Moeen Ali continues to bowl in the right areas and Pakistan are 95/1 after 17 overs.
16:19 hrs IST: Mark Wood continues to employ the short ball but Babar Azam latches onto one and clobbers the pull shot to the long leg fence as he pierces the gap. After 16 overs, Pakistan are 90/1.
16:15 hrs IST: Superb bowling from Moeen and Pakistan are 85/1 after 15 overs. In the last five overs, England have conceded just 16 runs.
16:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, England get the breakthrough. Moeen gets the ball to break away and Zaman is lured out of the crease, Jos Buttler whips the bails off and England get the breakthrough. After 14.1 overs, Pakistan are 82/1.
16:09 hrs IST: Mark Wood is mixing the length up beautifully and Pakistan are 82/0 after 14 overs.
16:03 hrs IST: Another tight over from Moeen Ali and Pakistan are 79/0 after 13 overs.
15:59 hrs IST: Mark Wood is bowling a mixture of slow and pacy short balls and he keeps it tight again. England have started the powerplay well and Pakistan are 76/0 after 12 overs.
15:55 hrs IST: Moeen Ali is ensuring the Pakistan batsmen do not get away and he concedes just four runs. After 11 overs, Pakistan are 73/0.
15:52 hrs IST: Superb over from Mark Wood. Extra bounce, pace and hostility and after 10 overs, Pakistan are 69/0.
15:47 hrs IST: Moeen Ali is into the attack and Imam glances a quicker ball to the fine leg boundary. Pakistan are making great progress and they are 67/0 after nine overs.
15:42 hrs IST: England have lost the review. Imam flicks a boundary to the deep midwicket fence and then couple of balls later, the left-hander gets an inside edge but England opt for the review. They lose it as RTS shows a spike mark. After eight overs, Pakistan are 62/0.
15:35 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman is in great touch. He crunches the drive to the deep extra cover fence while he scoops a full ball on leg stump to the fine leg fence. After seven overs, Pakistan are 49/0.
15:31 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman stays on the front foot and crunches a pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence. The left-hander fends a short ball from Archer but it goes over the slips. After six overs, Pakistan are 37/0.
15:28 hrs IST: Stunning hit from Imam. He dances down the track and hammers Woakes over long on for a six and follows it up next ball with a steer past the slips for a boundary to third man. After five overs, Pakistan are 31/0.
15:23 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman is looking in great touch as he clubs a short ball from Archer to the deep square leg fence. After four overs, Pakistan are 20/0 after four overs.
15:19 hrs IST: MAIDEN! After conceding two boundaries in the first over, Woakes gets some movement away from the left-hander and Imam-ul-Haq is beaten twice. Pakistan are 14/0 after three overs.
15:15 hrs IST: Jofra Archer opens the bowling from the other end and despite conceding a boundary to fine leg, the pace is well over 90 mph. He beats Fakhar Zaman twice and after two overs, Pakistan are 14/0.
15:10 hrs IST: Superb start for Fakhar Zaman. After Imam-ul-Haq gets a single to third man, Fakhar cuts loose and cracks two boundaries off Chris Woakes to the deep point fence. That part of the boundary is ridiculously small. After the first over, Pakistan are 10/0.
15:06 hrs IST: Right, we are about to start! Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq are out in the middle. Chris Woakes will open the bowling.
14:56 hrs IST: WHAT A STAT! England have been master chasers at home since 2016. In 20 ODIs, they have won 17 with one game a tie against Sri Lanka and two have been no results.
14:54 hrs IST: With the addition of Mark Wood, the pace department gets a big boost. However, with his list of injuries, will he be effective?
14:44 hrs IST: News from the Pakistan side: Shoaib Malik is back. No Imad Wasim and Asif Ali is in. So, no place for Mohammad Hasnain in the squad. Here are the team news
14:40 hrs IST: England opt to bowl against Pakistan. Liam Plunkett misses out and Mark Wood comes into the squad. Sarfaraz Ahmed has said he would have also bowled.
14:35 hrs IST: There is no grass on this wicket and there are plenty of runs on offer. The pitch is hard and there might be some extra bounce on offer. Teams batting first should post a total of 300-350.
14:31 hrs IST: Will Pakistan usher in changes in the side? In the last game, there was no Shoaib Malik. However, considering Pakistan's woes in the ODI format, one thinks any changes might not be enough.
14:24 hrs IST: In the previous game against West Indies, Pakistan struggled to cope with the extra bounce. With England's pace battery far more disciplined, will it be deja-vu or will Pakistan do a 2017 Champions Trophy?
14:20 hrs IST: Pakistan are playing England after 16 years in the ICC Cricket World Cup. In the last encounter in 2003, a James Anderson masterclass in Newlands helped England get the better of Pakistan. In recent series, England have had the better of Pakistan in this format.
14:03 hrs IST: In 2016, England blasted 444 against Pakistan at the same venue. According to reports, this World Cup match is being played on the same pitch that was used that day. Are we going to see more carnage today?
13:50 PM IST: Watch: The hosts have arrived at Trent Bridge for their game against Pakistan.
13:45 PM IST: Hello and welcome to News Nation live blog of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Hosts England will take on Pakistan in match number 6th of the tournament at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Given the usual nature of the Trent Bridge pitches, we are hoping the game to be a high-scoring affair unless Pakistan bats first and their batting falters again. Live action will begin at 3:00 PM (IST). Stay with us as we bring you ball by ball commentary of the match.