One Day Series has been started today, while Pakistan playing first ODI sets the target of 260 runs. Skipper Azhar Ali played a brilliant knock of 88 runs on 110 ball. No other batsman played except Sarfraz Ahmed scored 55 runs of just 58 balls and Babar Azam added 44 runs to the total score. This help the score to reach 260 runs.
Jasson Roy opened England chase, scoring 65 runs, by hitting 1 six and 6 fours. Muhammad Nawaz took his wicket. This slow down England chase a little bit but on other side Joe Root is playing responsible cricket. He scored 45 runs for 54 balls.
Pakistani team is facing hard time with the ball, as England is approaching the target. Umar Gul took wicket of Alex Hales on 7 runs. Muhammad Amir has been hit for boundaries, he ball 4 overs with economy rate of 7.00 rate. The pitch is not proving the captain’s decision of choosing to bat first right.
England is playing sensible cricket, they are playing well judged shots, and building pressure of Pakistani bowlers.