Just In! Pakistan after losing 3 consecutive ODI matches against England once again put themselves in deep trouble during 5th ODI after losing 3 earlier wickets while chasing down massive 351 total set by host side England.
Pakistan faced England in 5th ODI match on 19th May 2019 at Leeds. England after winning the toss elected to bat 1st and scored 351 runs total in their 1st innings. Pakistan in return lost their 3 wickets in 1st powerplay of their innings. Pakistan has already lost 5 ODI match series by 3-0 and now they are facing series clean sweep threats with that sort of batting performance in 5th ODI.
England has scored 351 runs while came out to bat 1st after winning the toss. The host side although struggled with their bat in earlier over of the match. But all thanks to English skipper Eoin Morgan and JE Root who made superb 117 runs 3rd wicket partnership.
Pakistan bowling attack once again flopped in that match as no pace as well as spin bowlers from this side have able to end up their bowling spells with attractive figures. Shaheen Afridi although picked up 4 wickets while slipped away 82 runs in his 10 over spell.
The guest side Pakistan highly depends on their batting performance throughout that series but their main stream batsmen has failed to live up-to expectations at the time of needs. During 5 ODI both Pakistan openers F Zaman and A Ali returned to pavilion at the total of 6 score. All credit goes to English pace bowler Chris Woakes who took all these 3 wickets in this crucial ODI match.
F Zaman who played really well in recent few matches failed to continue his form in 5th ODI match and bowled out in very 1st over of the innings without making any score. Abid Ali who was playing his 1st ODI in this series also performed below expectations and returned to pavilion who scored only 5 runs.