The World Cup 2023 may not have been as expected for England, but the team bid farewell to the tournament with a win in its last league match. England won the match against Pakistan by a margin of 93 runs in which left-arm English fast bowler David Willey, playing his last international match, also created a big record by taking 3 wickets. David Willey was also given the title of Player of the Match for his excellent performance in the match.
The first fast bowler in this case became for England
When David Willey announced his retirement from international cricket in the middle of the World Cup, everyone was surprised by his decision. In his last international match against Pakistan, Willey gave away 56 runs in 10 overs and also took 3 wickets. With this, Willey has become the first left-arm fast bowler in ODI cricket for England, who has achieved the feat of taking 100 wickets in this format. David Willey completed his 100 ODI wickets with the wicket of Agha Salman in the match against Pakistan. Willey is the third bowler for England to reach this figure in the fewest balls in ODIs.
The record of completing 100 wickets in the fewest number of balls for England in ODI was completed in 3053 balls. The second number is Liam Plunkett who had completed 100 wickets in 3103 balls. Whereas David Willey accomplished this feat in 3210 balls. Willey has played 73 ODI matches for England in which he took 100 wickets with the ball and also scored 663 runs with the bat at an average of 24.56, which also included 2 half-centuries.
England qualified for Champions Trophy
With victory in their last league match against Pakistan, England has definitely qualified for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in the year 2025. The England team, after playing 9 matches in the league stage, has won three and finished seventh in the points table with 6 points.
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