“Mujhe Zimbabwe ke saath khelna hai!” – Fans roast Pakistan as England completes ODI whitewash
Pakistan had to deal with an embarrassing run of lime at the hands of an English second-channel team in the ODI series. The hosts, led by Ben Stokes, won the third ODI despite Pakistan scoring a mammoth 331-9 in their opening round.
The visitors may have felt they had enough points on the board, thanks to a career record 158 for skipper Babar Azam. But the new England side showed great spirit throughout the series and won the series 3-0.
Twitter trolls Pakistan to embarrassing loss
Fans on Twitter praised the strength of the England team bench, who, despite isolating their entire first team, had enough talent to take out a full-fledged Pakistani side.
Others have trolled Pakistani cricket for its unpredictability and inability to beat a relatively weak England team. Here’s how they reacted to the loss of Pakistan:
A hundred Babar Azam brilliants and a few important contributions from other Pakistani drummers had put them in charge and on track to salvage a victory in the series. England didn’t have Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow in mind to mock the chase.
The hosts lost Dawid Malan early and were instantly on the back foot. Although Philip Salt played a brief appearance of 37, there were wickets falling at regular intervals. England had already lost half of their squad halfway through.
But James Vince stepped in when it mattered most. The right-hander scored his first ODI cent and sewn a significant 129-point stand alongside Lewis Gregory, who scored a well-done 74.
In the end, England hit the target quite comfortably with three wickets in hand. While there will be jubilation and celebration in the English camp, visitors have a lot to ponder.
Despite being a full-fledged team, Pakistan has been dominated in all three departments throughout the series and it could be argued that their over-reliance on Babar has come to light. Only time will tell if they can bounce back in the T20I series.
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