In the ongoing 3-match ODI series between England and Pakistan, England won the series by defeating Pakistan 3-0. Batting first in the third and last ODI match, Pakistan scored 331 runs in 50.0 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. In reply, chasing the target of 332 runs, England team scored 332 runs in 48.0 overs for the loss of 7 wickets and defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets. Even the century innings of Pakistan captain Babar Azam could not save him from defeat.
Babar Azam’s century did not work
Batting first, Pakistan’s team got its first setback when its opener Fakhar Zaman (6) returned to the pavilion on the score of just 21 runs. After that opener Imam-ul-Haq (56) and captain Babar Azam (158) together took Pakistan’s score beyond 100. Imam-ul-Haq also returned to the pavilion on the team’s score of 113 runs. After him, Mohammad Rizwan (76), who came to bat at number four, played well with the captain and brought the team’s score close to 300. Rizwan was dismissed on the team score of 292, but captain Babar Azam stood firm. However, wickets continued to fall from the other end. Pakistan scored 331 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs.
James Vince was the man of the match
Chasing the target of 332 runs, the England team scored 332 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 48.0 overs. James Vince was the man of the match. England’s team got its first blow on the score of 19 when opener David Malan returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Then Philip Salt (37) and Jack Crawley (39) tried to handle the England team. After Salt’s dismissal, James Vince (102) laid the foundation for England’s victory with his century to bat at number four. He, along with captain Ben Stokes (32) and Lewis Gregory (77), took England to the threshold of victory and became the man of the match.
England beat Pakistan 3-0
England had already captured the series with a win in the second match, but after winning the toss in the third ODI at Birmingham, England decided to bowl first. After that, the English team, chasing 332 runs, won the third match and made a clean sweep of the ODI series 3-0. Now England and Pakistan will face each other once in T20 series.
[Attribution to NBT]