Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, to meet England in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final

Chasing 237 for win, Pakistan openers got the team off to a fluent start. They were cruising before a mid-innings collapse derailed the chase. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed kept cool under pressure and anchored his side to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 12, 2017 10:59 pm
sri lanka vs pakistan, sl vs pak, icc champions trophy, indian express Pakistan enter ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semis after a thrilling win over Sri Lanka.

Pakistan hold their nerves under pressure to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Cardiff on Monday. After bowling out Sri Lanka for 236, Pakistan were off to a fluent start before a mid-innings collapse derailed the chase. Under pressure, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir combined well to anchor the side home in the tense chase. They will now face England in the semi-final.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan as it happened: Pakistan win by three wickets. Sensible batting by Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir, after the mid-innings collapse, anchors Pakistan to win over Sri Lanka, into the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final.

TEAM XI: Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Fahim, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan

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    sam
    Jun 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    It is better for stan to lose in the Semi Finals. Otherwise Losing to India Again will be very difficult for them to digest..
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      jahangeer
      Jun 13, 2017 at 12:15 am
      This is the time replace azhar ali ..aamir as a opener this is a chance for pak
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        Salman shaikh
        Jun 12, 2017 at 11:51 pm
        Sarfraz Ahmed good bating and very good caption but all filder are not good
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          RAJA GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN ADOWALIYA
          Jun 12, 2017 at 11:50 pm
          WHO WILL WIN THE ICC CHAMPION OF ICC ? In this regard , MY PREDICTION IS AS INDER PLEASE 1)-In the first semi final. India will defeat the bangla desh 2)- In the 2nd semi final, stan will surely defeat the England 3)- Hence Final will be pla between India and stan, It would be one of the most interesting Match. But the batting of India is most strong than compare to India. HENCE it is my PREDICTION that India will surely win the final Match of the ICC Champion Throphy 2017 ................. PREDICTED BY RAJA GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN ADOWALIYA MA(Pol Science), BA(M Comm), DAE(Electrical) PRESS ESSAY WRITER c
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            RAJA GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN ADOWALIYA
            Jun 12, 2017 at 11:43 pm
            MY PREDICTION ABOUT CHAMPION THROPHY 2017 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INDIA WILL SURELY WIN THE FINAL MATCH OF ICC CHAMPION THROPHY 2017) PREDICTED BY RAJA GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN ADOWALIYA MA (POL SCIENCE)BA(M COMM) DA(ELECTRICAL)
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              vijaayavittal mubagal
              Jun 12, 2017 at 11:28 pm
              So, India sails through to Finals, beating its ace rival Pakees, as is tradition, in any Tournament, more so in ICC or World cup matches. All the Best India
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                Shukla
                Jun 12, 2017 at 11:18 pm
                India must invest and encourage genuine sports and not waste all their resources on cricket more of an entertainment and few countries play it. Let us open up and become a genuine sportspower.
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                  Haq Parast
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm
                  Look the poverty in India where a layman doesn't posses a Toilet??? India should invest more money in sochaliey sector then dream becoming a super power
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                  khajafarooq51@yahoo.com
                  Jun 12, 2017 at 11:11 pm
                  indian express k ham mashkoor hain k wo cricket score dikha raha hai.PAK-SL match zabardast raha.
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