Watch: Haris Rauf Castles Moeen Ali With A Slower Delivery

Updated - 11 Nov 2023, 07:58 PM

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Haris Rauf was one of the top performers for Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 clash against England. The 44th match of the tournament is currently taking place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Pakistan were asked to bowl first and Haris Rauf was the pick of the bowlers for them. The pacer bagged three wickets and chipped in from time to time for his team in the all-important clash for them. Of all the wickets he took, the scalp of Moeen Ali was a delight for eyes.

Haris Rauf outfoxed the batter with the slower delivery. The pacer bowled a delivery that was angled in from around the wicket. The ball held off the surface and went on to hit the top of the off stump. Moeen Ali tried to swing early only to see his stumps getting rattled.

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Moeen Ali scored just 8 runs off 6 balls. He tried to take his team to the big total but couldn’t. Apart from removing him, he also removed Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook. Both the batters were looking threatening and he removed them at crucial junctures.

Apart from taking three wickets, Haris Rauf also effected that run out of Jos Buttler. He hit a direct throw and removed the England skipper. He made a crucial impact for his team in the last league match of the tournament.

ENG vs PAK: England post a total of 337/9; Haris Rauf picks three wickets

England won the toss and opted to bat first. Dawid Malan (31) and Jonny Bairstow (59) gave a decent start to the team and set a good platform for the team. They added 82 runs for the opening stand before  Ben Stokes (84) and Joe Root (60) slammed magnificent half-centuries as well.

Jos Buttler (27) and Harry Brook (30) played vital cameos in the end that powered England to a total of 337/9. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi picked two wickets whereas Haris Rauf bagged three scalps. Mohammad Wasim Jr and Iftikhar Ahmed also were amongst the wickets.

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