In the 44th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, England won the toss and chose to bat against Pakistan. This strategic decision reflects their confidence in setting a formidable target on a pitch that might favor batting.
England showcased batting prowess with Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes each notching half-centuries. Their collective efforts propelled England to a formidable total of 337/9 against Pakistan. Bairstow’s aggressive start set the tone, while Root’s steadiness and Stokes’ dynamic play added crucial runs. The team’s middle-order resilience and aggressive stroke play contributed to the imposing total.
Pakistan’s bowlers faced a challenging task in containing England’s onslaught. The substantial score puts England in a commanding position, pressuring Pakistan to deliver a stellar batting performance in response to stay competitive in the match.