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James Vince hits maiden England hundred to lead them to ODI series sweep over Pakistan
July 13, 2021
England beat Pakistan by three wickets to clinch a 3-0 ODI sequence whitewash after chasing a report 332 on #BlueForBob Day at Edgbaston; James Vince (102 from 95 balls) led the way in which with a maiden worldwide ton; Babar Azam’s gorgeous 158 in useless for Pakistan
By Sam Drury
Final Up to date: 13/07/21 10:37pm
One of the best of the motion from the third ODI between England and Pakistan
James Vince scored a maiden worldwide hundred to take England to an exciting three-wicket win over Pakistan as they accomplished a 3-0 sequence sweep.
After Babar Azam made a masterful 158 to assist the vacationers attain 331-9, Phil Salt (37 from 22 balls) set the tone for the chase with a sometimes forceful knock however with the hosts precariously positioned at 165-5, it was the category and composure of Vince (102 from 95) alongside Lewis Gregory (77 from 69) that allowed England to recover from the road.
The pair placed on 129 for the sixth wicket earlier than they succumbed in successive Haris Rauf (4-65) overs, leaving Craig Overton (18no) and Brydon Carse, who claimed a primary worldwide five-for within the Pakistan innings, to finish the best profitable chase in a one-day worldwide at Edgbaston with 12 balls to spare.
Carse (12no) completed it in fashion with a wonderful cowl drive for 4 to make sure nearly all of a bumper floor on #BlueForBob Day may go dwelling comfortable.
Ben Stokes gained the toss and selected to bowl first however earlier than play started, there was 45 seconds of applause to recollect the late, nice England bowler and former Sky Sports activities pundit Bob Willis and to suggest that each 45 minutes within the UK a person dies of prostate most cancers.
Edgbaston remembered the nice Bob Willis and turned #BlueForBob to battle prostate most cancers as England clinched a 3-0 ODI sequence sweep over Pakistan
When play did get underway, the powerplay seemed set to observe an identical sample to the primary two ODIs as participant of the sequence Saqib Mahmood (3-60) struck early, claiming the primary of his three wickets on the day when Fakhar Zaman was effectively caught by Zak Crawley at second slip.
Nevertheless, Imam-ul-Haq (56), having survived when England opted to not assessment an lbw determination off Mahmood that might have seen him depart within the first over, and Babar took a affected person method to calmly take the guests by way of the rest of the powerplay and past with out incurring any additional injury.
The stand had reached 92 earlier than it was damaged by a second of magic from Matt Parkinson. The legspinner tossed the ball up exterior Imam’s off stump, dragging him ahead; the ball dipped late after which turned sharply to fizz again by way of the gate and clatter into center stump.
That introduced Mohammad Rizwan to the crease and whereas Babar had taken 15 balls to get off the mark and steadily moved by way of the gears, Rizwan was stuffed with constructive intent from the off.
By now, Babar was effectively set and was timing his innings to perfection, turning a 72-ball fifty right into a 104-ball century, his 18th in ODIs, with an array of gorgeous pictures both aspect of the wicket.
The partnership had reached 179, a report for Pakistan in an ODI towards England, by the point Rizwan (74 from 58) tickled a brief ball from Carse behind down the legside within the forty sixth over to present the house aspect’s bowlers some respite from one finish at the very least.
Pakistan’s Babar Azam performs one of many nice ODI knocks seen on an English floor as he powers by way of to 158
Pakistan had handed 300 and had been solely three down heading right into a jam-packed closing three overs through which they misplaced six wickets for twenty-four runs, Carse (5-61) claimed 4 of them, together with that of Babar within the final over, to grow to be the primary England bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI at Edgbaston, whereas Mahmood took the opposite two to finish with 9 for the sequence.
On the midway stage, chasing a report 332 with a massively understrength aspect appeared a tall order, even on a superb batting wicket however when Salt got here out firing, hitting Shaheen Afridi for 4 boundaries within the first over, it was clear that England had been removed from daunted by the problem.
Dawid Malan (0) departed in weird circumstances within the subsequent over, given out caught behind to Hasan Ali and strolling off with out reviewing regardless of replays occurring to point out he had missed the ball by a distance.
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That unusual dismissal did little to gradual England’s progress although, Salt had Pakistan, Shaheen specifically, rattled and Crawley shortly took to his process with a few top-class straight drives.
Salt’s enjoyable was ended at the beginning of the seventh over when he pulled Rauf’s first ball straight to midwicket and Crawley (39) adopted when he performed throughout a straight one from the identical bowler within the thirteenth to depart England 104-3.
England had been effectively forward of the required price however wickets had been the issue and the scenario would have been far worse had Pakistan – whose fielding was lacklustre all through – not dropped Stokes (32) twice off the bowling of Shadab Khan earlier than the spinner lastly bought his man caught behind on the sweep.
When Shadab trapped John Simpson (3) lbw quickly after, Pakistan had been firmly in management with England 5 down and nonetheless 167 in need of their goal.
Crucially although, Vince remained and was displaying all of the poise and class of a well-established worldwide batsman that so many believed he would have grow to be by this stage of his profession and in Gregory, he had a greater than succesful ally on the crease.
Lewis Gregory hit a maiden ODI half-century in an important partnership with Vince
A mix of fine working between the wickets and well-timed boundaries helped them whittle away on the complete, and when Gregory introduced up his first ODI fifty from 53 balls, he took the partnership to a few figures as effectively.
Vince’s large second got here within the forty first over with a crunching pull shot for 4 taking him to a primary England century, from 91 balls, in his fiftieth worldwide innings.
Gregory launched two large sixes into the Hollies Stand to cement the hosts as agency favourites however when each set batsmen fell to Rauf with 29 extra runs wanted and solely tailenders Mahmood and Parkinson left within the hutch, Pakistan had been again in competition.
There was to be no dramatic comeback from the away aspect although as Overton and Carse completed the job for England to seal a particular win on a big day in Birmingham.
Watch the primary match of the IT20 sequence between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge from 6pm on Friday on Sky Sports activities Cricket.