Ben Stokes I ben stokes statement after 1st odi against pakistan as england won the match by 9 wickENG vs PAK: How England won with a suddenly prepared team, what Stokes told the team
- England beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in 1st ODI
- England take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series
- Ben Stokes told how excited the team was
London: England’s ‘new team’ forced Pakistan to suffer a humiliating defeat in the first ODI on Thursday. Thanks to the brilliant bowling of Shakib Mahmood (4 wickets), England bundled out Pakistan for just 141 runs in 35.2 overs. After this, thanks to the brilliant innings of David Malan (68 *) and Jack Crawley (58 *), England achieved the target for the loss of 1 wicket with 169 balls to spare. With this, England have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The second match of the series will be played on Saturday.
It is worth mentioning that England gave 5 players Brydon Cars, John Simpson, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt and Jack Crowley a chance to debut. This is England’s biggest win by wicket margin after making more than 3 debuts at the same time, with so many balls left. England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to field first and the captain got good support from his players. After the match, English captain Ben Stokes expressed happiness over defeating Pakistan in the first ODI.
Ben Stokes said after the match, ‘It was a great performance. We were leading in the match by a huge margin, which helped. I was captaining for the first time and the team did a great job. When you go with a new group, the first team is eager to perform. However, we were not under any pressure today. But every match will not pass so smoothly, then we will strengthen our preparations for the future.
Ben Stokes also revealed how he energized his team for the first ODI against Pakistan. Stokes told what he told the team. After the match, Stokes said, ‘My message to the team was very clear. I said go to the field and do what you do for your county team. Enjoy the position we are in.
At the same time, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, ‘Credit goes to England for this kind of performance. We couldn’t find the rhythm. Couldn’t make a big partnership. Fakhar Zaman continued his South African streak. Our focus is now on Lord’s, where we will do our best to level the series.
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