Everyone believed we can do it: Mohammad Hafeez after Pakistan stun England

first_img graphs view more view less commentary Everyone believed we can do it: Mohammad Hafeez after Pakistan stun EnglandMohammad Hafeez starred with bat and ball as Pakistan registered their first win of World Cup 2019 by beating hosts and favourites England in Nottingham on Monday. No data available!center_img scorecard advertisement Rohan Sen NottinghamJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 4, 2019 00:05 IST Mohammad Hafeez played a crucial role in Pakistan’s 14-run win over England in Nottingham (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan (348/8) beat England (334/9) by 14 runs in NottinghamMohammad Hafeez top-scored with 84 runs and picked up a wicket for PakistanThe win also snapped Pakistan’s 11-match losing streak in ODI cricketPakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez produced an all-round effort with bat and ball to script a 14-run win for his team against England in Nottingham as the Men in Green bounced back in style in the World Cup 2019.Hafeez was his side’s top scorer with 84 off 62 balls, while Babar Azam made 63 and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed belted a quickfire 55 as Pakistan posted 348 for 8 after being put into bat. Hafeez then chipped in with the crucial wicket of England captain Eoin Morgan as Pakistan stopped England at 334 for 9 in 50 overs.Speaking after the game, Hafeez said the team never stopped believing in themselves during the second innings when Joe Root and Jos Buttler were going great guns during their 130-run partnership for the fifth wicket.Root (107) and Buttler (103) both scored hundreds but once they fell, the English batting collapsed with Wahab Riaz finishing with 3 wickets while Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan picked up two apiece.”Everyone believed we can do this. We’re really happy and everyone chipped in, taking the task and giving everything. To be honest, we were very confident and we had a good meeting together. We just needed one winning performance. It was a total team effort,” Hafeez said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.The win also snapped Pakistan’s 11-match losing streak which also included the 4-0 loss against England in the ODI series just prior to the World Cup.Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also heaped praise on his team and called it a total team effort.”I think it’s a great team effort. Fakhar and Imam started well. The match starts at 10.30pm and the first ten overs is important. They got a good start and that’s why we got 350. We tried a few different things – we started with Shadab because they weren’t good against spinners. Fielding is an important part and it was the main difference. This gives a lot of confidence to the team,” Sarfaraz Ahmed said.advertisementAlso Read | England vs Pakistan Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan keep calm to upset England in high-scoring thrillerAlso Read | Jos Buttler hits England’s fastest World Cup 100Also Read | England vs Pakistan: Joe Root 1st player to hit 100 in World Cup 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammad HafeezFollow England vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

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Slumping Economies Dent Europe-ECSA Container Volumes

first_imgzoom Europe-East Coast South America (ECSA) container volumes will have shrunk in 2014 when the final data comes in, Drewry Maritime Research predicts.The slowdown in Brazil’s economic growth is evident in the moribund container trade between Europe and the East Coast South America. This trade has proved to be a major disappointment with the latest statistics from Datamar reporting a big drop in demand in both directions for November.Containerised cargo from Europe to ECSA decreased by 8.4% year-on-year in November, which was only a marginal improvement on the 8.6% and 10.3% drops recorded in September and October respectively. The trade has seen annual declines in every month since March of last year.Weaker demand in November, coupled with unchanged capacity reduced Drewry’s estimated average utilisation for ships sailing southbound from Europe to ECSA for the month to 62%, down from 68% in October.Despite ships being less full, southbound spot rates only saw a minor decline in the last two months of 2014. Drewry’s Container Freight Rate Insight reports that all-in spot rates from Rotterdam to Santos fell from USD 2,090/40ft container in October to USD 2,030/40ft and USD 2,010/40ft in November and December respectively.Similarly, northbound ship utilisation is thought to have decreased in November, dropping to an estimated 85%, down from 97% in November. With a large share of northbound cargo moving under commodity contracts the spot market is not particularly representative, but again spot rates showed minor monthly declines in November and December.These are hardly the sort of numbers that carriers were hoping for when they invested in new and bigger ships for the route. Discounting Grimaldi’s multipurpose ships, only three carriers (Maersk, MSC and Hamburg Sud) deploy ships on this route, although many others are present via slot charter arrangements. Maersk has indicated that it is considering reducing its capacity on Brazil routes, but so far capacity has remained pretty constant with very few missed voyages.Drewry believes that carriers will need to revaluate their capacity needs in this trade, which looks set for a prolonged downturn as the major Latin America economies of Brazil and Argentina will take time to recover. Moreover, questions must be raised about whether Brazil’s sub-par infrastructure could handle extra container loads. Future investment could be hampered by the involvement of local construction firms in the Petrobas scandal.Source: Drewry; Image: Santos Brasillast_img read more

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