Pakistan cricket team suffered a crushing defeat in the first match of the three-match ODI series against England. The hosts, who came on the field with 5 new players, first bundled Pakistan for just 141 runs and then achieved the target for the loss of 1 wicket in 21.5 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Ben Stokes, who came to captain England, won the toss against Pakistan and decided to bowl first. Shadiq Mahmood, who came out to play just the 5th ODI, gave two strong blows to Pakistan in the first over without spending any run. Imam-ul-Haq on the first ball of the innings and then captain Babar Azam’s wicket on the third ball, this bowling gave England. The Pakistan team could not recover from the initial setbacks throughout the match.
In 35.2 overs, the entire Pakistan team was bundled out for just 141 runs. For England, Shadik took four wickets while bowling brilliantly. In 10 overs, this bowler spent 42 runs in which 1 maiden was also there. Apart from this, two batsmen were dismissed by Craig Overton and two by Mark Parkinson. Playing the first match, Louis Gregory took one wicket.
England team achieved the target of victory by losing 1 wicket in 21.5 overs. Jack Crawley, who came out to play the first match, played an innings of 58 runs. At the same time, David Malan also scored an unbeaten 68 to take the team to victory. Debuting opener Phil Salt could only score 7 runs, after which Malan and Crawley did not let any wicket fall.
ODI debut of 5 players
On Thursday, July 8, five England players got a chance to make their ODI debut against Pakistan. Players who made their debuts include Jack Crawley, Brydon Carsey, Louis Gregory, Phil Salt and John Simpson. All these players were rewarded for their good performance in domestic matches in the form of debuts for their country.