PAK VS ENG AND SERIES COMPLETE SUMMARY
A scheduled tour of Pakistan cricket team to England comes to an end, not with the desirable results for the Pakistan cricket team but for the England cricket team, it couldn’t be any better right before entering into the ODI world cup. The tour was scheduled from 5th of May to 19th of May 2019. Series comprised of only one Twenty 20 (T20) and five One day Internationals (ODIs).
Before the actual series Pak vs Eng, there were three warm-up matches of the Pakistan cricket team with club teams of England for the practice purpose.
THE WARM-UP MATCH:
Pakistan vs Kent County
The first warm-up match was between Pakistan cricket team and Kent county cricket club in which Pakistan scored 358-7 in 50 overs, which in return Kent county cricket club able to scored only 258 and bowled out in 44.1 overs. The match was played on 27th of April 2019 at Beckenham. Imad Wasim was the hero of that match scored 117 of just 78 balls alongside Fakhar Zaman and Harris Sohail’s 50s.
|PAKISTAN 358-7 (50 overs)|
|Imad Wasim 117*(78)||Imran Qayyum 4/45(10)|
|Fakhar Zaman 76(59)||S Snater 1/68(10)|
|KENT 258 (44.1 overs)|
|AJ Blake 89(48)||Yasir Shah 3/90(10)|
|OG Robinson 49(76)||Faheem Ashraf 2/16(5)|
THE SECOND WARM-UP MATCH:
Pakistan vs Northampton shire
The second warm-up match was played between the Pakistan Cricket team and Northamptonshire cricket club on 29th of April 2019 at the Northampton cricket ground where Northamptonshire scored 273-6 in their 50 overs which was very comfortably chase by Pakistan cricket team in just 41 overs and won by 8 wickets. Fakhar Zaman was brilliant from the bat scored fantastic 101, alongside Imam Ul Haq who scored eye-catching 71.
SCORE CARD SUMMARY:
|NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 273-6 (50 overs)|
|JJ Cobb 146*(145)||Harris Sohail 1/18(5)|
|BA Hutton 27*(32)||Mohammad Hasnain 1/30(7)|
|PAKISTAN 275-2 (41 overs)|
|Fakhar Zaman 101(81)||NL Buck 1/52(7)|
|Imam Ul Haq 71(79)||IG Holland 1/57(8)|
THE THIRD WARM-UP MATCH:
Pakistan vs Leicester shire
The third warm-up match was played between Pakistan cricket team and Leicestershire cricket club on the 1st of May 2019 at Leicester cricket ground where Pakistan scored 200-6 in 20 overs. Leicestershire in return failed to chase the target and only able to score 142 and bowled out in 19.2 overs with 4 balls remaining. Babar Azam was amazing with the bat this time scored 101 on just 63 balls alongside Fakhar Zaman scored 52 of just 30 balls.
SCORE CARD SUMMARY:
|PAKISTAN 200-6 (20 overs)|
|Babar Azam 101(63)||D Klein 2/31(4)|
|Fakhar Zaman 52(30)||BWM Mike 3/38(4)|
|LEICESTERSHIRE 142 (19.2 overs)|
|CF Parkinson 27(22)||Imad Wasim 2/19(4)|
|BWM Mike 37(26)||Shaheen Shah Afridi 2/12(2.2)|
PAK VS ENG FIRST T20 MATCH:
The first t20 of the scheduled tour between Pakistan and England was on the 5th of May 2019 at Cardiff where Pakistan scored 173-6 in 20 overs with the help of Harris and Babar’s fifties. England in return chase this total very easily with 4 balls remaining and won by 7 wickets with the help of destructive batting of captain Eoin Morgan who scored 57 of just 29 balls.
SCORE CARD SUMMARY:
|PAKISTAN 173-6 (20 overs)|
|Harris Sohail 50(36)||TK Curran 1/28(4)|
|Babar Azam 65(42)||JC Archer 2/29(4)|
|ENGLAND 175-3 (19.2 overs)|
|EJG Morgan 57*(29)||Imad Wasim 1/24(4)|
|JE Root 47(42)||Shaheen Shah Afridi 1/35(4)|
PAK VS ENG FIRST (1st) ODI :
The first one day international between Pakistan and England was abandoned due to rain. The match was scheduled on 8th of May 2019 at Oval, London. The match was disturbed twice after that rains start heavily which causes abandoned of the match.
PAK VS ENG SECOND (2nd) ODI:
Second one day international between Pakistan and England was scheduled on 11th of May 2019 at Southampton where England set up a mammoth total of 373-3 in 50 overs with the help of demolishing batting off Jos Buttler who scored 110 of just 55 balls at a strike rate of 200. Pakistan in return played well but fall just 12 runs short of the target, score 361-7 in 50 overs, where Fakhar Zaman scored Brilliant 138 of 106 balls.
SCORE CARD SUMMARY:
|ENGLAND 373-3 (50 overs)|
|JC Buttler 110*(55)||Yasir Shah 1/60(7)|
|JJ Roy 87(98)||Shaheen Shah Afridi 1/80(10)|
|PAKISTAN 361-7 (50 overs)|
|Fakhar Zaman 138(106)||LE Plunkett 2/64(9)|
|Asif Ali 51(36)||DJ Willey 2/57(10)|
PAK VS ENG THIRD (3rd) ODI:
The third one day international between Pakistan and England was scheduled on the 14th of May 2019 at Bristol, where Pakistan set a score of 358-9 in 50 overs in which imam contribute with his bat and scored a mind-blowing 151 of 131 balls. England opening pair was in the mood of demolishing the Pakistan bowling lineup and they did it perfectly. They comfortably chase a total of 358 in 44.5 overs and won the match by 6 wickets. Bairstow scored 128 of 93 balls.
SCORE CARD SUMMARY:
|PAKISTAN 358-9 (50 overs)|
|Imam Ul Haq 151(131)||CR Woakes 4/67(10)|
|Asif Ali 52(43)||TK Curran 2/74(10)|
|ENGLAND 359-4 (50 overs)|
|JM Bairstow 128(93)||Imad Wasim 1/58(7)|
|JJ Roy 76(55)||Junaid Khan 1/57(8)|
PAK VS ENG FOURTH (4th) ODI:
The fourth one day international between Pakistan and England was scheduled on the 17th of May 2019 at Nottingham, where Pakistan once again accomplished in setting up a total of more than 300. Pakistan cricket team scored 340-7 in 50 overs in which Babar Azam was dominating the Pakistan batting lineup with his Brilliant 115 of 112 balls. England once again put Pakistan bowling line in pressure from the very start of the innings and chase the target in 49.3 overs with 3 balls remaining and won by 3 wickets. Jason Roy was brilliant with the bat, scored 114 0f just 89 balls.
SCORE CARD SUMMARY:
|PAKISTAN 340-7 (50 overs)|
|Babar Azam 115(112)||MA Wood 2/71(10)|
|Mohammad Hafeez 59(55)||TK Curran 4/75(10)|
|ENGLAND 341-7 (50 overs)|
|JJ Roy 114(89)||Imad Wasim 2/62(10)|
|BA Stokes 71*(64)||Mohammad Hasnain 2/80(10)|
PAK VS ENG FIFTH (5th) ODI:
The final one day international between Pakistan and England was scheduled on the 19th of May 2019 at Leeds, where England score another total of 300+ runs. With the help of Morgan and Root’s Fifties, England scored 351-9 on 50 overs. Pakistan starts of very bad, opening stand fails badly in this match, Pakistan only able to score 297 and bowled out in 4.5 overs and England won it comfortably by 54 runs. Chris Woakes was brilliant with the ball taking wicket haul for just 54 runs. England whitewashed Pakistan cricket team and entering the world cup with great momentum.
|ENGLAND 351-9 (50 0vers)|
|JE Root 84(73)||Shaheen Shah Afridi 4/82(10)|
|EJG Morgan 76(64)||Imad Wasim 3/53(10)|
|PAKISTAN 297 (46.5 overs)|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed 97(80)||CR Woakes 5/54(10)|
|Babar Azam 80(83)||AU Rashid 2/54(7.5)|
SERIES OUTCOME: PAK vs ENG
PAKISTAN Team’s Performance and takeaways from the series:
From Pakistan perspective, Pakistan doesn’t get the momentum they wanted before entering the world cup. This was the continuous 10th defeat of the Pakistan team which ultimately affect the team combination, the atmosphere of the dressing room and also the Psych of the players.
If we talk about practicing in the England conditions to be aware of the world cup conditions, it is well and good but if we talk about batting, bowling, and fielding, the Pakistan team was very down in all the departments of the cricket. They bowl very poorly, no early swing from the new ball, no reverse swing later with the old ball, no variations seen from Pakistani bowlers, Yorkers were also missing in the dead overs from Pakistani bowlers.
Pakistan raised its fielding standards in recent past but in this series, fielding was below the standard and fitness was also an issue in this series.
not so much good to account for from this series however, In batting there are few positive points for Pakistan team, openers are very much in form which is the good sign for Pakistan team, middle order works properly, but there was always a hard hitter missing in the lower order which could take up the momentum towards the end and help the team in setting up a huge and Asif Ali filled this spot for Pakistan also plunging his way into the World cup squad.
As a sum up, Pakistan team need a lot of hard work in all department of cricket to make a strong comeback in the world cup as a champion. They have full knowledge of their weaknesses now and they are well aware of the conditions and what they will be up against in WorldCup 2019.
ENGLAND Team’s Performance and takeaways from the series:
All Looking Good for England Team:
If we look at the series from the England perspective, the series was full of positivity and ultimately ending up the series on a positive note always helps the teams to get crucial momentum. As this series was the final series of England before the world cup, England got the full benefit of the series, test their new young boys, tested their batting line, bowling line and their fitness too. Entering into the world cup with whitewashed a team in something every team is dreaming off. If we talk about batting, it outclassed Pakistan bowling line up. Openers are in such a great form, the middle order is like a great wall and the most important thing is that lower order can bat too which is a bonus point for the England team. If we look at bowling, England tests too many young bowlers like Curran and Archer who did their job fantastic and brilliantly well in this entire series. These young guys add some pace in the England bowling lineup with great accuracy. Fielding and fitness of English players are always up to the mark.
If we sum up the entire situation, England is on the top of the entire series as well as on the top of favorites for the world cup by different analysts and by different legends of the cricket. They are so perfect in each department either it is batting, bowling or fielding.
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