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Cricket World Cup: Buttler and Root tons in vain as Pakistan stun England

Pakistan 348-8; England 334-9. Pakistan win by 14 runs
• Wahab Riaz grabs three wickets as run chase falls short

So they can’t chase anything. Even after an immaculate hundred from Joe Root and a typically majestic one from Jos Buttler, England were beaten by a wonderfully tenacious Pakistan side, oblivious to the torments they experienced here against the West Indies three days ago.

Pakistan, reinforcing their reputation for producing tales of the unexpected, won a thrilling encounter, which had a capacity crowd captivated as England tried to pull off the highest run chase ever in World Cup history. They needed 349 for victory and fell 14 runs short. Sometimes the mistakes – and there were plenty of them – were as entertaining as the moments of magic – and there were a few of those as well.

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