More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?

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Any problems England had encountered were not even a concern for Pakistan, as Azhar and Fakhar Zaman put on 118 for the opening wicket, Morgan running through six bowlers before Adil Rashid (1-54) made the breakthrough.

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has criticised his team for failing to adapt to the conditions following a shock loss to Pakistan in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.

Pakistan then cruised to their victory target, finishing on 215 for two with a massive 77 balls to spare.

The former cricketer said that his comments came following Sarfraz's refusal to dedicate his performance against Sri Lanka to Javed Miandad, saying that their former coach criticizes the team a lot.

"(But) certainly, that hasn't gone to our heads at all".

He went on to say, "We all know what happens and what not, and I can't tell you how they have won the games, I can't name them".

It seemed Pakistani batsmen were batting on a different pitch during the chase as they cruised to complete the target in 37.1 overs, after openers Azhar Ali (76 off 100) and Fakhar Zaman (57 off 58) provided a ideal start.

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"Going into today's game knowing that we were going to play on a used wicket potentially brought Pakistan's game closer to their home". "Sarfraz (Ahmed, the captain) needs to be told that you have not done anything great".

"Now the whole nation awaits our team making amends in the final against India - if they defeat Bangladesh", Khan posted on Twitter as he congratulated Pakistan on its semifinal win over England. "It was a team no one gave a chance, neither here nor back home", added the 30-year-old wicket-keeper, whose 61 not out was key to the victory over Sri Lanka. "So it was a big challenge and one that was too far for us", he said.

"As a result, the bar was set very high for this tournament, and they've failed to deliver - that's the brutal truth of sport".

Four members of Pakistan's XI on Wednesday - Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Rumman Raees - have never played an global match in their own country, and a one-off limited overs series against Zimbabwe in 2015 has been the only taste of home internationals for Azhar, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim and Junaid Khan. We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket.

"There were huge expectations they'd go on to win the tournament, I think justifiably so on the back of what they've done over the last year-and-a-half", said Atherton. "The boys now need to be level-headed and focus on playing good cricket", said Sohail in the interview.

"Our bowlers probably tried to chase the wickets too much and served up too many half-volleys".

"Finishing third or fourth, I think that's about right where we sit in world cricket at the moment".