In their first ODI against Pakistan on Thursday, July 8 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England went on with five debutants. Despite their inexperience, the hosts triumphed by 9 wickets with 28.1 overs to play. Their bowlers set the standard, and the batsmen had a little problem establishing a 1-0 lead for the visiting team. Look at Eng Vs Pak 1st ODI series
England bowled Pakistan out for 141 before completing a comfortable 9-wicket victory in the 1st ODI to take a 1-0 lead | Eng vs Pak 1st ODI series
Upon being given the opportunity to bat first, Pakistan got into a terrible start, with Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam getting dismissed for ducks in the first over by Saqib Mahmood. Mohammad Rizwan began with 3 fours and looked good, but he was caught by John Simpson for 13 to Lewis Gregory.
Eng Vs Pak 1st ODI series. Following that, Pakistan reached 141 in 35.2 overs by Fakhar Zaman’s 47 and Shadab Khan’s 30. Sohaib Maqsood reached two digits, but he was unable to execute much. Sohaib Maqsood took 4 wickets for the English. Craig Overton and Matt Parkinson both received two wickets.
Phil Salt made his start with a beautiful stroke to hit the boundary for 4, unfortunately, edged and got himself for Shaheen Shah Afridi. Pakistan’s dismissal was the only bright spot in the Three Lions chase. In the lineup, Dawid Malan and Jack Crawley, who was making his debut, showed no signs of anxiety.
The pair posted an unbroken 120-run partnership in 17.4 overs, ensuring England’s victory. Crawley’s stunning 58 off 50 balls, stole the spotlight as Malan remained still not on 58 off 69 with 8 fours. Pakistan’s bowlers gave it their best, but with little result.
You’re always ahead in any game where you get the opposition out so early: Ben Stokes
Stokes, leading the English side was pleased with the bowlers’ effort. “A very clinical performance. Any game where you get the opposition out so early, you’re always ahead of the game. You’re always striving for that massive team performance. I just told the boys to do what they’ve been doing all summer for their counties. Don’t change anything,” he said.
After a poor performance, Pakistan captain Babar is hoping for a better conclusion. “They picked up early wickets and that never allowed us to score big. Credit to England bowlers for taking wickets as that took the momentum away. Fakhar Zaman can open. Zaman did carry his form from PSL. We are looking forward to the next game,” Babar said.
Here are Few Twitter Reactions On ENG’ s Win:
For England to rock up only yesterday as a team & perform like they did tells us so much about the culture of the white ball team .. very very impressive .. for Pakistan they were PATHETIC .. Its the only way to describe a performance like that .. #ENGvPAK
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 8, 2021
We should forget this match as soon as possible! Pakistan I am sure are not as bad, come on boys let’s fightback strong at Lord’s on Saturday. Well played England, that was a top performance from a new look side.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 8, 2021
Zak Crawley looks a special player .
— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) July 8, 2021
#pakvseng a bit of a disaster this getting a pasting from an England second XI, losing with 169 balls to spare …Pretty rubbish we were today!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 8, 2021
Outstanding win @englandcricket well played boys!! 🙌👌 🔥
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) July 8, 2021
— Muj R 88 (@Mujeeb_R88) July 8, 2021
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 8, 2021