World Cup 2019: From Wahab Riaz's three-for to Root and Buttler's quickfire hundreds

An all-round performance from Pakistan powered it to a 14-run win over host England in a World Cup 2019 match on Monday.

The death-overs missile: Wahab Riaz may have gone for 82 runs in his 10 overs but his last two overs were instrumental in Pakistan snapping a 11-match losing streak, while beating England by 14 runs in its campaign opener. Riaz got rid of Moeen and Woakes off consecutive deliveries and successfully defended 25 in the last over to hand Sarfaraz Khan and Co. a memorable win. Photo: getty images
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Ton-up: England was on course for a record run chase in the World Cup when Joe Root and Jos Buttler were batting together. Both Root and Buttler struck hundreds with the former becoming the first centurion of this edition and the latter, hammering what was the fastest ton by an Englishman in the World Cup. However, their dismissals nipped the chase in the bud. Photo: getty images
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Spinning a web: Pakistan opened the bowling with leg-spinner Shadab Khan, and the move paid rich dividends when Shadab had in-form England opener out lbw early in the innings. Later in the match, he had Joe Root slicing the ball straight to Hafeez at short third-man, triggering England's eventual downfall. Photo: getty images
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Linchpin: Mohammad Hafeez struck a 62-ball 84, with eight fours and two sixes as Pakistan racked up a mammoth 348 at the end of 50 overs. His partnership with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (55) kept the England bowlers at a time when they were aiming to restrict Pakistan under 300. Photo: getty images
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Moeen Ali once again proved his worth as one of England's spin spearheads, returning impressive figures of three for 50. Moeen accounted for Pakistan's top three batsmen: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam to give England an upper hand, albeit briefly. He was ably supported by Chris Woakes who also snapped up three for 70. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
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