Birmingham: England defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets in the third ODI to whitewash the series.
The last match of the three-match ODI series between Pakistan and England was played in Birmingham in which Pakistan scored 331 runs in the stipulated 50 overs against England thanks to Babar Azam’s career-best innings while England lost the required target by 7 wickets. Completed in 48 overs.
Hassan Ali sent England opener David Millan back to the pavilion in the second over without opening an account to give Pakistan their first victory. However, Phil Salt and Zack Crowley scored 37 and 39 respectively while captain Ben Stokes Also scored 32 runs.
James Owens played a responsible innings with Lewis Craigry. Vince, meanwhile, was dismissed for 102 after scoring a magnificent century, while Lewis was dismissed for 77.
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For the national team, Haris Rauf took four wickets, Shadab Khan two and Hassan Ali one.
Fakhr Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq started the innings for Pakistan but Fakhr failed again and returned to the pavilion after scoring only 6 runs. However, Imam-ul-Haq batted slowly and managed to score a half century by scoring 56 runs. Out
Captain Babar Azam, who failed in the first two matches, this time showed responsibility and forged an important partnership with Imam-ul-Haq and then Mohammad Rizwan, during which he also managed to score the 14th century of his career. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan also gave his full support and scored a half century.
Babar Azam made his highest score in ODI cricket by playing the best innings of his career. Not only this, the captain of the national team also got the honor of playing the biggest individual innings against England by scoring 158 runs. Earlier, Imam-ul-Haq had played an innings of 151 runs against England in 2019.
Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for 74 runs and Sohaib Maqsood was the guest for only 8 runs. Faheem Ashraf 10, Hassan Ali 4, Shadab Khan was out without opening an account. For England, Braden Chris took 5 wickets and Saqib Mahmood took 3 wickets.