England vs Pakistan 3rd Odi: england beat pakistan in third odi as james vince hits his first internationaShame Pakistan! Heavy Vince’s century on Babar’s world record innings, England made a 3-0 clean sweep
England clean sweep Pakistan 3-0 in ODI series  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- England beat England by three wickets in the third and final ODI
- James Vince’s century was heavy on Babar Azam’s world record innings
- England clean sweep Pakistan 3-0 in the three-match ODI series
Edgbaston: The Pakistan team was once again embarrassed on Tuesday. The century of James Vince (102) overshadowed the world record innings of Babar Azam (158). In the third ODI played in Birmingham, Pakistan batted first and scored 331 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, England won the match by three wickets with 12 balls to spare. James Vince scored the first century of his international career and was adjudged man of the match for it. Saqib Mahmood was adjudged man of the series.
With this win, England made a 3-0 clean sweep of Pakistan in the three-match ODI series. The hosts won the first ODI by 9 wickets and the second ODI by 52 runs. Now a series of three T20 International matches will start between the two teams from Friday.
Chasing the target of 332 runs, England’s start was spoiled by fast bowler Hasan Ali. He did not even allow David Malan to open the account and was caught out by the wicketkeeper. After this, Phil Salt (37), Jack Crawley (39), captain Ben Stokes (32) got a good start, but could not convert it into a big innings. Shadab Khan dismissed John Simpson (3) lbw to give England the fifth blow at the score of 165 runs.
Vince scored his first century in 6 years
James Vince (102) and Lewis Gregory (77) became troublemakers for the troubled England team. Both shared a 129-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Vince made his international debut 6 years ago, but after a long time he managed to score his first international century. Harris Rauf ended Vince’s innings by getting caught by Babar Azam. He scored 102 runs in 95 balls with the help of 11 fours.
Rauf then got Gregory out caught by Shadab Khan. Gregory scored 77 runs in 69 balls with the help of 6 fours and three sixes. Then Craig Overton (18 *) and Brydon Carrs (12 *) sealed the victory by crossing the target to England two overs ago. For Pakistan, Harris Rauf took four and Shadab Khan took two wickets. Hasan Ali got a breakthrough.
Babar Azam world record
Earlier, Pakistan, invited to bat first by England, scored 331 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Captain Babar Azam (158) played the best innings of his ODI career. It is worth mentioning that Babar Azam did not even open the account in the first 14 balls, but after that he increased the run-rate in a great way and took Pakistan to a huge score.
However, something happened for the first time in ODIs with Babar Azam, which had not happened till date. Babar Azam was unable to open the account in the first 10 balls. For the first time with Babar Azam, playing his 83rd ODI, he needed 10 or more balls to open the account. Pakistan had a poor start and Fakhar Zaman (6) was the first batsman to be dismissed. Saqib Mahmood got Zaman caught by Crowley.
Babar Azam then shared a 92-run partnership with Imam-ul-Haq (56) for the second wicket. Both put the team’s score beyond 100 runs. Parkinson broke the partnership by bowling Imam. The left-handed batsman hit fifty in 73 balls with the help of 7 fours. From here, Babar shared a 179-run partnership for the third wicket with Mohammad Rizwan (74) to take Pakistan past 300 runs.
Babar Azam has become the batsman to score 14 ODI centuries in the shortest innings. He broke the record of former South African batsman Hashim Amla (84 innings) to make this world record. Brydon Cars made Rizwan and Azam their victims. Babar Azam scored 158 runs in 139 balls with the help of 14 fours and four sixes. At the same time, Rizwan scored 74 runs in 58 balls with the help of 8 fours.
Brydon Cars took the highest five-wicket haul for England. Apart from Babar and Rizwan, he made Shoaib Maqsood (8), Hasan Ali (4) and Shaheen Afridi (0) his prey. Saqib Mahmood took three wickets. Matt Parkinson got a breakthrough.
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