NOTTINGHAM: It would be a do or die game for Pakistan when they enter in the third ODI of the five-match series against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Tuesday after noon, August 30.Despite their all possible efforts, Pakistan have failed to undo England’s magic. So far, they have been completely beaten in all walks of the game by the hosts.
But, their fighting effort shows they have not lost the battle mentally.As, all-rounder Imad Wasim suggested in his presser last day that the Men in Green are one win away from getting their momentum back.
England’s confidence is high as sky, as they have comfortably beaten Green Shirts in first two ODIs of the series.
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England won the first game by 44 runs due to rain, while they were even better to finish second ODI with 4-wicket victory.
English batsmen have played fiery pace attack of Pakistan so well that they are now worrying to add another pacer in the attack.
This came true, when Mohammad Irfan was called up as injured batsman Mohammad Hafeez’s replacement.
Despite the top order debacle, Pakistan have seen some good signs from their middle order in the shape of Sarfraz, Imad and Babar Azam.
Sharjeel Khan and Sami Aslam have to play their role up the order to provide middle-order batsmen with something to built on.
Whereas, England should be content with their performance, as the team has won their last five completed matches, and counting.
Eoin Morgan, the skipper has found his lost form, Joe Root is up to equal record of Geoff Boycott, Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart, Jonathan Trott and Alex Hales of five consecutive centuries.
(completed matches, most recent first)