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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England vs Pakistan, 5 things that went wrong for Eoin Morgan's side

Sumedh Pande
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5.94K   //    14 Jun 2017, 23:37 IST

#4 Lethargic in the field 

England v Pakistan - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final : News Photo
Misfields galore dented England’s chances

When a team have to defend just 212, you expect their fielders to be up for the task and fight to stop every single. The England close-in fielders did not drop any catches today but they were not at their usual best in the field and gave away many runs in the run chase. Many simple efforts were missed which resulted in singles. A Jonny Bairstow misfield went for a four in the opening powerplay as well. 

Moments like this can affect the mood of a bowler, which wasn't the case for Pakistan as they fielded like their lives depended on it and took two sensational catches. Another instance of poor England fielding came just after the fall of the first wicket. Morgan’s men committed two blunders to allow new man Babar Azam to rotate the strike, relieving him of all the pressure. 

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