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Sarfraz saves whitewash for Pakistan | Match Review | Cricocean

England v Pakistan | 5th ODI | Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

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Sarfraz saves whitewash for Pakistan after playing a superb knock of 90 runs in the 5th and final ODI between England v Pakistan. England were hoping a whitewash against any country after fifteen years. The last time England whitewashed Zimbabwe way back in 2001 in Zimbabwe.

Pakistan chased their 6th highest score in ODI’s. It was the first time that any team other than England scored 300 in Cardiff and won the match during chase.

Pakistan who only won 1 match out of their last 10 ODI matches played brilliantly, thanks to Sarfraz Ahmad and Shoaib Malik. The only match Pakistan won was against Ireland earlier in this series.

Pakistan is on a verge of playing qualifying round for their appearance in World Cup 2019. Pakistan now drops to 9th position in ICC rankings for ODI’s. It is Pakistan worst ever performance in ODI’s.

Sarfraz saves whitewash
Shoaib Malik scored his highest score in any cricketing format in England

Pakistan won the toss in a day game and elected to field first on a cloudy morning. The ball was seeming and swinging. England managed to score 302 runs in their allotted 50 overs for the loss of 9 wickets.

JJ Roy managed to score 87 of 89 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes. Although he remains lucky earlier in his innings. BA Stokes scored 75 of 76 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes.

For Pakistan it was young Hassan Ali who took 4 for 60 in his 10 overs. Amir took 3 for 50 in his 10 overs. Both of them contributed 7 wickets for Pakistan.

Pakistan managed to restrict England in death overs. England only managed to score 64 runs in final overs as Amir and Hassan bowled intelligently. England score 58 runs in their last 10 overs after losing 4 wickets.

Pakistan in response scored 304 runs with 4 wickets and 10 balls to spare. England dropped Moeen Ali and Adil Rasheed for the final ODI giving chance to debutant Dawson.

Sarfraz attacked Dawson from the word go and scored him for 2 boundaries on his first two balls in international cricket. Dawson gave 70 runs in 10 overs. Still he managed to pick 2 wickets.

Malik and Sarfraz scored century run partnership and both scored half centuries. It was Shoiab Malik’s highest score in any cricketing format in England. He scored 77 off 80 balls scoring 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Sarfraz Ahmad save whitewash for Pakistan as he performed brilliantly once again after scoring century earlier in this series. He managed to score 90 runs on 73 balls with the help of 10 fours and 1 six. He scored his half century on just 44 balls. It was he who first gave hope to Pakistan that they can case a big total of 302 runs first time in Cardiff by any team other than England.

For England it was Wood and young Dawson who took 2 wicketes each. None of other bowler managed to put his impact.

Pakistan won the match quite comfortably at the end by 4 wickets and 10 balls to spare. Sarfraz Ahmad was named Man of the Match for his outstanding performance. Although Sarfraz scored 300 runs in 5 match series and took some good catches yet Joe Root was named Man of the Series for his consistent performance with the bat.

Today Match Predictions

England team was hot favorites at the start of the match. They already had 4-0 lead in a five match series. The chances for England win were 80% while Pakistan only had 20% chances of victory. But Pakistan came back strongly as Sarfraz saves whitewash for Pakistan.

Where to watch live cricket match streaming    

Match is telecast live by many broadcasters in the world like Start Sports, FOX sports, Ten sports and PTV Sports. You can watch live cricket match on PTV Sports live streaming.

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Cricket Match Score Card

  • Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first
  • England: 302 for 9 (50 overs) (Roy 87, BA Stokes 75, Hassan 4/60, Amir 3/50)
  • Pakistan: 304 for 6 (48.2 overs) (Sarfraz 90, Shoaib 77, Dawson 2/70, Wood 2/56)
  • Pakistan won the match by 4 wickets with 10 balls to spare

Man of the Match:

Sarfraz Ahmad (Pakistan)

Man of the Series:

Joe Root (England)

England Squad

JJ Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, EJG Morgan, Ben Stokes, JM Bairstow, LA Dawson, DJ Willey, CJ Jordan, CR Woakes, MA Wood

Pakistan Squad

Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Umar Gul, Hassan Ali

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