After suffering a humiliating defeat in the three-match ODI series versus England, Pakistan cricket fans have been piled agony upon by the team’s management.
Pakistani Twitter users, soon after England’s 3-0 ODI clean sweep, went all out at Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis – terming them responsible for the whitewash.
Cricket enthusiasts across the country called for the dismissal of the two and showed their disappointment over the Green Shirts’ crushing loss to a relatively inexperienced England squad. This was termed England’s B team – which was named after the original team went into isolation following a Covid outbreak.
Pakistan’s team was whitewashed as James Vince, Lewis Gregory partnership snatched victory from jaws of defeat. England chased down 332 runs to win the final ODI match and complete a 3-0 clean sweep. A batting masterclass displayed by James Vince and Lewis Gregory proved too good for Pakistan as their bowling attack seemed even below average.
Pakistan lost the final ODI against England despite putting a 300+ total on the scorecard. Vince slammed 102 runs off just 95 balls while Gregory closed with 77 runs off 69 deliveries. The duo added 129 runs partnership for the sixth wicket. Haris Rauf scalped four wickets while Shadab Khan managed to get two wickets.
Earlier in the day, a clinical batting performance displayed by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan guided Pakistan to 331/9 in 50 overs. Azam scored 158 runs off just 139 balls with the aid of 14 fours and 4 sixes. Rizwan, on the other hand, contributed 74 runs off 58 balls which included 8 fours. Pakistan, however, lost the last 5 wickets for only 26 runs as England pulled back things in their favour. Brydon Carse took a maiden five-wicket haul while Saqib Mahmood picked up 3 wickets.