England Beat Pakistan By Three Wickets, Win ODI Sequence


England beat Pakistan by three wickets with three balls to spare at Trent Bridge.

Ben Stokes’s unbeaten 71 rescued England from a top-order collapse because the World Cup hosts and favourites beat Pakistan by three wickets with three balls to spare at Trent Bridge. Friday’s win in a floodlit match noticed England safe the collection at 3-Zero up with one to play, however it was removed from routine. England had been cruising to a goal of 341 at 201 for one when Jason Roy’s dismissal for 114 sparked a collapse that noticed three wickets misplaced for seven runs in 10 balls. And when Moeen Ali was out for a duck, England had been 216 for 5.

However Stokes steadied the ship and with No eight Tom Curran (31) received England again on observe in a stand of 61.

Curran, pushing for a spot in England’s closing 15-man World Cup squad, had already taken 4 for 75 in Pakistan’s 340 for seven.

This was a modest rating at Trent Bridge, the place England have twice set the report for the very best one-day worldwide complete, with final 12 months’s 481 for six in opposition to Australia following their 444 for 3 in opposition to Pakistan in 2016.

‘Obtained there ultimately’

“We got there in the end,” man-of-the-match Roy instructed Sky Sports activities. 

“I knew we had a giant complete on the board and I received out and I knew the job wasn’t performed so I used to be very pissed off. 

“However then the boys got here in and completed it off extraordinarily nicely.”

Jos Buttler, captaining England after common skipper Eoin Morgan was given a one-game ban for a sluggish over-rate following Tuesday’s six-wicket win in Bristol, was happy by the way in which the world’s quantity one-ranked ODI facet had received out of a good spot.

“You have simply received to discover a approach to win and we’ll have conditions the place we play poorly via a part of the sport, however we have managed to come back out the opposite finish of that in the present day to win the sport,” he mentioned.

Pakistan captain Safraz Ahmed was as soon as once more left lamenting his facet’s sloppy fielding.

“It was positively powerful luck for us after we put runs on the board,” he said. “However sadly our bowling execution was not up to speed and we did not discipline nicely.”

Roy, missed on 25 by Fakhar Zaman, reached his eighth ODI hundred in fashion, with fourth six in 75 balls confronted, by lofting off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez over extra-cover

However the 28-year-old could not see England residence, gloving a hook off Hasnain to wicket-keeper Sarfraz.

Take a look at captain Joe Root (36) then edged left-arm spinner Imad Wasim to quick third man the place Hafeez held on on the second try.

England’s 208 for 3 quickly grew to become 208 for 4 when Buttler, who made 110 not out at Southampton final weekend earlier than being rested for Tuesday’s six-wicket win, fell for a duck when he miscued a sweep off Imad to Hafeez at quick nice leg.

Moeen Ali was additionally out for a duck, top-edging a sweep off Shoaib Malik with Fakhar, working again from mid-on, holding a troublesome catch

Left-arm fast Junaid Khan diminished England to 258 for six  with an excellent right-handed caught and bowled off a slower supply to dismiss Joe Denly.

And when Curran was yorked by Hasan Ali, England nonetheless wanted 22 off 16 balls.

Stokes received the goal all the way down to 10 off 10 when he carved a six off Junaid that simply cleared deep cowl and he completed the job with a single. 

He confronted 64 balls, with 5 fours and three sixes.

Earlier, Pakistan didn’t capitalise on Babar Azam’s hundred.

Their innings fell away following a century stand between Babar, who made 115, and Hafeez (59).

Pakistan suffered a setback when Imam-ul-Haq needed to retire damage on three after lacking an supposed pull off an 89 mph ball from quick bowler Mark Wooden that hit him on the elbow however X-rays confirmed no fracture.

Babar’s 10th 4, a leg-glance off Stokes, took him to his ninth ODI hundred and first in opposition to England, in 104 balls earlier than he holed out off Curran.