The Final Word, World Cup 2019 Podcast: Listen to Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins as they discuss Pakistan's win over England on Day 5

On the World Cup Daily, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins are following the Cup all around England and Wales. In this edition of their The Final Word podcast, they discuss Pakistan's stunning win over England.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 04, 2019 10:41:29 IST

Day 5 at the World Cup: No one could have predicted it. Or anyone could have predicted it. After being smashed in their first World Cup match by the West Indies, of course, Pakistan followed it up by beating tournament favourites England at Trent Bridge, despite centuries by Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

On the World Cup Daily, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins are following the Cup all around England and Wales. Their long weekly podcast has been going for five years, but now it has changed into a short daily form for cricket’s biggest tournament.

Every day, Geoff and Adam will team up with Firstpost to bring you a new episode from wherever they are on the road. On trains and buses, in pubs, on the street, in parks, on barges floating down rivers, and anywhere else that they might end up.

They are also watching an awful lot of cricket, and can summarise all the matches that you didn’t have time to see, or can bring you into the discussion about the ones you did watch.

They will nominate their player of the day, who will probably not be the official man of the match, and will pick one moment or person or incident to go into The Final Word Hall of Fame, with an overall winner to come at the end of the tournament.

Today’s episode for Day 5 comes to you from London, where Geoff and Adam are working before taking off for Southampton and Nottingham later this week. But they were watching all the action from Trent Bridge closely.

It was hard to look away, as Pakistan batted with supreme confidence and control. The openers put on a fast start, before Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez build the middle, and Sarfraz Ahmed finished things off.

England in reply looked for a long time like they would run the target down, with Root and Buttler putting together a huge stand. But the run rate and Pakistan's defensive pressure told in the end. Get all the details in the podcast

Tomorrow on Day 6 we move on to Cardiff, where Afghanistan will have their most achievable chance at a win versus Sri Lanka.

Updated Date: Jun 04, 2019 10:41:29 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254