Visitors thrashed Pakistan

Few months after England’s world cup debacle their have been a resurgance of the one day side under the leadership of Eoin Morgan with the help of some pitiful Pakistani bowling which gave English batsmen the opportuninty to score big, Jason Roy’s maiden ODI century and Butler’s quickest century in English ODI history led them to a 3-1 series victory, Butler thrased Pakistani bowling attack all over the park which included eight sixes which is another English record. It was England highest total away from home.

Azhar gave Pakistan a tremendous start which was unlike Azhar despite he lost his opening partner, Hafeez followed in the steps of his captain and both were striking the ball sweetly putting both Reece Topley and then Chris Woakes out of the attack. After the departure of Azhar and Hafeez throwing his wicket away with yet another run out, Pakistan kept up with the required run-rate as Malik and Azam struck half centuries in no time, but both were dismissed after scoring half centuries in between Rizawan palyed a cameo which was not enough as Pakistan was losing wickets on regular intervals.

Bright prospect:

  • Babar Azam looks like a good found for the future as he scored 139 runs at an average of 46.33 with two fifties he could have scored more in the middle order but Pakistan coaching staff experimiented him as an opener in which he miserably failed.
  • Roy and Hales looks like a promising opening pair for England in limited overs cricket.

Stats:

  • Pakistan have now lost three ODI series in a row against England.
  • Last time Pakistan defeated England in a bilatteral ODI series was back in 2005.
  • Pakistan have now lost 4 ODI series in the UAE since 2013.

England won by 84 runs.

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