New Delhi: James Vince scored a century as England defeated Pakistan by three wickets in the third and final ODI to clean sweep the three-match series 3-0. With Vince’s first century in international cricket, England achieved the target of 332 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 48 overs. In front of Vince’s 102 off 95 balls, Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s innings of 158 runs faded.
Fans made fun of
As soon as Pakistan’s team had to face defeat against the new team of England, then people started trolling them fiercely on social media. Fans say that Pakistan should play against Zimbabwe again only then they will win. At the same time, many fans are trolling Pakistan’s star batsman Babar Azam.
Pakistan’s win percentage against Top 4 ODI teams (Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ) in the last five years is only 18.42%. They have won only 7 out of 38 matches. #EngvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 13, 2021
If Pakistan wish to be a force in international cricket…First thing they really need is to set fielding standard…. India is above the rest at this moment because of our fielding….You can’t have Shoaib Maqsood fielding in outfield along with Rauf
— Hamidul Khan (@hamidul_cric) July 13, 2021
Drop catches, poor bowling, ordinary captaincy and mis fielding has cost Pakistan the match. If you can’t defend 331 then ????#ENGvPAK
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) July 13, 2021
Does this put Pakistan in trouble for World Cup qualification?
— Kieran (@BerbaSpinCric) July 13, 2021
England won the series
Pakistan had made a big score of 331 for nine when they were invited to bat first but England’s second-class team left no stone unturned to prove them dwarf. England had to field a completely new team in these three matches after some players went on isolation from their parent team due to being infected with Kovid-19.
England’s score was 165 for five after 24 overs, but after this Vince made an important partnership of 129 runs with Lewis Gregory (77). Vince was caught at mid-off by Haris Rauf (4 for 65) while Gregory also waved the ball in the air. Then England were 29 runs behind the target. Craig Overton (18 not out) and Brayden Cars (12 not out) took England to the target. Kars had earlier also taken five wickets for 61 runs.
Earlier, the highlight of the Pakistani innings was Babar’s century and his 179-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan (74). Apart from Kars, Sadiq Mahmood took three wickets for 60 runs for England.