Pakistan have shown a remarkable improvement in their fielding since the India match.
"When we had 40 to win, I was feeling the pressure but Amir was calm".
England's decision to drop Jason Roy in favour of Jonny Bairstow (43) produced more runs at the top of the order, but the opening stand was brief as the normally reliable Alex Hales fell for just 13 - Rumman Raees (2-44) taking his maiden one-day global wicket. And having watched the game against Sri Lanka, we actually didn't think it was that bad.
"What will frustrate England the most is that on the big stage, in the big game, we've not really seen then give a true account of themselves", Atherton told Sky Sports.
Looking to cut the ball, Root nicked it to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Khan, as England were reduced to 128 for three. Hasan Ali already has 9 wickets in this year's tournament.
Hasan Ali continued his good run in the tournament as he got Bairstow, Morgan and Ben Stokes out.
Rumman took 2-44 on debut in Cardiff, while Junaid Khan chipped in with 2-42 from his 8.5 overs.
Their bowling effort was all the more creditable given they lost Mohammad Amir to a back spasm in the warm-up.
"Obviously, he's our main bowler". "I hope we've not played our best cricket yet".
But Ahmed wasn't taking anything away from his bowlers' performance on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Rumman, originally summoned as an injury replacement for Wahab Riaz after the fast bowler suffered a tournament-ending ankle injury against India, has represented Pakistan in two Twenty20 Internationals to date. England's ploy to bring back Bairstow in place of Jason Roy clicked but some poor middle-order batting saw Pakistani players dominating the hosts. "They bowled really well", he said.
Inzamam ul Haq: This is what I envisioned for Pakistan, a team that can take up any challenge and fightback like they mean it.
Raees, denied the wicket of Alex Hales on an lbw review, got his man for 13 when the opener sliced a drive to extra-cover.
"I think it's a great win today, and credit goes to the bowlers".
Just three had been prepared for the four matches in Cardiff but Pakistan showed it was far from hard and were on target to show it was a 300-run pitch before they cruised home.
England hit 15 boundaries today, the least in a completed innings since the WC 2015.
South Africa and Australia, the two top ranked teams in the ICC ODI Rankings, have already crashed out of the competition.
Pakistan will be boosted by its skipper's match-winning knock against Sri Lanka. England remained unbeaten in the group stage as they defeated Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia on their way to the semis.