CARDIFF: England would eye a rare 5-0 whiteswash, while Pakistan would battle for its face-saving victory, when the two teams meet for the fifth ODI at Cardiff’s Sophia Garden, Sunday.
The match is scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT).
After losing four out of five matches so far played, Pakistan have not only failed to win a single match, but also failed put up England in real trouble.
Besides the last ODI at Leeds, Pakistan have not given opposition a tough time, and when they had it in hand in last game, they had to let it go as their main bowler Mohammad Irfan could not bowl more than five overs.
His calf cramp left Pakistan short of a bowler when he was needed the most.
Irony is that Irfan was called up as a replacement fir injured Mohammad Hafeez who was out of the series for ankle injury.
What we call it in English? Eye for an Eye and injured player for an injured player?
Pakistan have one last chance to raise their head before the cricketing world and their own fans by winning this last game.
This consolation victory might do good for Pakistan when they enter in home series against West Indies which begins from September 23.
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