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England takes on Pakistan on Day 5 at Cricket World Cup

June 3, 2019
England's Jofra Archer, right, celebrates with teammate Jason Roy after taking the wicket of South Africa's Aiden Markram during their Cricket World Cup match at the Oval in London, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Nigel French/PA via AP)

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — It’s Day 5 at the Cricket World Cup and England is looking for a second straight win to open the tournament when it takes on Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

England is expected to bolster its pace attack by recalling Mark Wood to support Jofra Archer against a Pakistan lineup that showed weakness against the short ball in its heavy opening loss at the World Cup.

Pakistan was skittled for 105 on a bouncy wicket at Trent Bridge against West Indies, with all 10 wickets falling to the pacemen.

The Pakistan team is on an 11-match losing run in completed ODIs.

Top-ranked England beat South Africa at The Oval on the first day of the World Cup.

Blue skies and a slight breeze greeted the teams as they warmed up ahead of the toss.

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