Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood addresses the media ahead of their match against England

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Azhar Mahmood has issued a rallying call to the Pakistan team ahead of their World Cup clash with England, reminding them they only need "ten good balls" to account for England"s powerful batting line-up.

Monday"s game will be played on the same pitch which saw England reach a record score of 481 for 6 against Australia last summer but the Pakistan bowling coach believes his side"s attack has the wicket-taking firepower to ensure that record remains intact.

"We know we have ability, they have skill, and they are the best batting line-up," said Mahmood after Pakistan"s training session at Trent Bridge. "But a lot of it going on, the 480 pitch has been a world record pitch, but they have to play 300 balls to get to that record, but we have to bowl 10 good balls to get 10 wickets.

"So we have ability, we have the skills to do that, and hopefully we can do it tomorrow."

"They need 300 balls to score 480, we need 10 balls to get them out" -

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