England defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets in second game to lead five-match One-Day International series 2-0 and they continued their dominance in limited over format. Now they will look to finish thing in third One-Day when they take on Pakistan at Trent Bridge Nottingham on Tuesday (30 August).
Fixture: England vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI Match/ ENG vs PAK
Time/Date: 06:30 PM IST/ 01:00 PM GMT/ 02:00 PM Local/ 30 Aug
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
On the other hand, things are not looking good for Pakistan especially after fabulous performance in test series. They are 0-2 down and they lost Mohammad Hafeez who is ruled out of remainder games due to calf injury. Hafeez, who didn’t play the second ODI due to his niggling calf problem, has suffered a minor strain in his left calf. However, the all-rounder is expected to continue his rehabilitation in England but won’t be staying with the squad.
Visitors comes into this do or die situation after 4 wickets loss in second game despite century from wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed who scored 105 runs. They got of to worst start they could have ever thought, losing three wickets at score of 2 runs in first four overs. Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali went without scoring while youngster Sami Aslam struggled for 10 balls to score just 1 run.
Sarfraz Ahmed and Babar Azam start repairing work but Liam Plunkett cleaned up Babar Azam for 30 runs. Till then both batsman resisted any further wickets and added together 64 runs to give Pakistan something out of nothing. Sarfraz Ahmed continued at one end and went on to score brilliant century to bail Pakistan out of any danger. Imaad Wasim payed sensible knock of unbeaten 70-balls 53 runs to made crucial contribution.
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Host has done well so far under Eoin Morgan winning both game of One-Day series and they are now on verge of winning series early on if they defeat Pakistan in third game at Trent Bridge.
Bowling have been superb especially form pace bowlers. Addition of Mark Wood certainly have strengthen bowling attack adding to this Ben Stokes has made himself available as bowling option which should be good new for host.
In second ODI at Lord’s pace bowlers grabbed eight wickets, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes claiming three wickets each while Liam Plunkett got 2 wickets.
Host is unlikely to alter their winning combination but visitors will be forced to make one change after Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out due to injury. Sami Aslam is likely to hold top spot, while question is whether Pakistan goes for Umar Gul or retains Yasir Shah in Squad.
Which TV Channel will telecast matches of Pakistan tour of England 2016?
TV Channels: PTV Sports, Star Sports, Sky Sports, Willow TV (UK), SuperSports
England vs Pakistan Live score: Cricbuzz.com, ESPNcricinfo.com & YahooCricket.com
Where to watch Online Streaming: Starsports.com, Hotstar.com & SkySports.com
What is the full squad of Pakistan & England for five-match One-Day Series in 2016?
England Squad: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Pakistan Squad: Azhar Ali (C), Sharjeel Khan, Muhammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Sami Aslam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Yair Shah, Ali Hassan, Muhammad Nzwaz
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