Pakistan enters Champions Trophy final after beating England by 8 wickets
Pakistan enters Champions Trophy final after their surprising win against England. Photograph: (AFP)
Pakistan entered the finals of Champions Trophy after thrashing England by eight wickets.
Batting first, England set a target of 212 for Pakistan which was easily chased by them. Pakistan finished the innings on 215 losing just two wickets.
Azhar Ali was the top scorer with 76 runs followed by Fakhar Zaman's 57. Both of them shared an opening partnership of 118 runs.
After winning the toss, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed decided to field first.
Pakistan's bowlers did the real damage by restricting the hosts for just 211.
Hasan Ali took three wickets for 35.
England were the favourites to win as they remained unbeaten in the entire series.
All eyes will be on tomorrow's second semi-final between India and Bangladesh the winner of which will clash with Pakistan in the finals.