It may have been too little too late, but England’s victory to a dreamlike backdrop felt like a form of consolation
And fade to blue. Don’t look back. Do not retain for archive reasons. On a deliciously restless night in Kolkata, and no doubt to the relief of all concerned with keeping its limbs twitching away, England’s tournament has finally expired.
The World Cup that kept on thrusting a hand up through the mud, coffin lid creaking, has now been exorcised, the last rites a decisive but always low-throttle defeat of Pakistan. There will be time to talk about goodbyes, time to talk about Rob Key’s promised reckoning-up.
Written by Barney Ronay at Eden Gardens
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2023/nov/11/englands-zombie-world-cup-briefly-revived-in-beguiling-win-over-pakistan under the title “England’s zombie World Cup briefly revived in beguiling win over Pakistan | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.