David Willey claimed figures of 3/56 in front of 37,661 crowd as England ended their World Cup campaign on an high by defeating Pakistan by 93 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, openers Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow got England off to a solid start. The pair added 82 for the opening wicket before the former was dismissed by Iftikhar Ahmed for 31.
Haris Rauf then sent back Bairstow for 59. The pair of Joe Root and Ben Stokes added 132 runs for the third wicket stand before the latter was cleaned up Shaheen Shah Afridi for a swashbuckling 76 ball-84.
Harry Brook scored a breezy 17 ball-30 to take England to a mammoth score of 337/9 in 50 overs.
In response Willey got England off to a dream start by snaring both Abdullah Shafique (0) and Fakhar Zaman (1). Skipper Babar Azam along with Mohammad Rizwan added 51 runs for the third wicket before the former fell to Gus Atkinson for 38.
Agha Salman‘s (51) and a quickfire 35 from Harris Rauf helped their side reduce their margin of defeat, as they were bowled out for 244.
With the win, England eliminated Pakistan from the competition and booked their spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy.