gave England the much needed impetus

gave England the much needed impetus

England played with purpose and determination to beat Pakistan with a large enough margin and put themselves in a better position to make it to the Super 8.  It was a must-win for them and they played like it.  Kevin Pietersen was the top scorer and played some powerful shots after Younis won the toss and decided to field.  I wonder the beating they took at the hands of India in the warm-ups after Pak batted first swayed his decision to field first here.  It was a poor decision.  At no point did Pak look like they were in the game.  Chasing 180+, they kept losing wickets regularly and never looked like establishing a partnership that could threaten England.  They just played out the 20 overs to try and keep the net runrate in check.  Now they have to not only beat the Dutch, but beat them with a large enough margin to surpass them in the net runrate department to make it to the next round.  Pak still has the bowling to do it, not so sure about their batting which looks weak.

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