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Well done brother: Richards congratulates Sarfaraz after Pak win

Nottingham, June 4 (IANS) Legendary West Indies batsman Vivian Richards has congratulated Pakistan for registering a convincing 14-run win over England in their World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge.

Taking to Twitter, Richards posted a 30-second video in which he said, “What a wonderful win for Pakistan. I know for sure there were a lot of doubts today (for Pakistan). To beat the favourites is a magnificent win for Pakistan, especially after the way they played against West Indies.”

“Let me take this opportunity to say to Quetta Gladiators captain in PSL Sarfaraz Ahmad — Well done brother,” he added.

After being put into bat, Pakistan came out with a much-improved batting performance and posted a formidable total of 348/8. Mohammad Hafeez top scored for them by playing a brilliant 84-run knock which came off just 62 balls.

England, in reply, could manage 334/9 in their stipulated quota of 50 overs despite centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

After the match, Sarfaraz lauded the team effort which saw them break their 12-match losing streak in ODIs.

“It was a great team effort. Credit to batsmen for taking us to 350. Then bowlers bowled really well today,” said the Pakistan skipper.

Pakistan will next play Sri Lanka on June 7 in Bristol.



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