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England draws first blood to take early lead of 1-0 vs Pakistan

England draws first blood to take early lead of 1-0 vs Pakistan- The first ODI between England and Pakistan at The Rose Bowl, Southampton happened on 24 August 2016, Wednesday. Pakistan won the toss and they opted to bat against England.

PAK 260/6 (50.0 Ovs)
ENG 194/3 (34.3 Ovs)
England won by 44 runs [DL Method]

This is it! England leads the 5-match series scoring 1-0 VS Pakistan. Challenging the English squad was pretty tough for Pakistan though they tried their level best.

England vs Pakistan

England vs Pakistan

Jason Roy proved to be the man of the match says “Nice benchmark but looking to push on. Disappointed to get out on 60 odd but the next game is around.”He continues to exclaim about the match”I am feeling good, trusting my training – a lot of hard work behind that. I think the bowlers were outstanding. We bowled and fielded well and we were happy. Towards the end, it started to grip a touch more but a win’s a win. Both batsmen looked set to knock it off. Pakistan has a good attack, so I made use of the new ball on a good pitch.”

Pakistan scored 260/6 which was looked as an easy target on the ODI pitch. Roy and Root hit half-tons to make England favourites whereas Morgan and Stokes were ready to make it through but the rain showers proved to be a hindrance.But after the rains England was again set to lead and make it to the top.

The England squad included : Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett,Mark Wood

The Pakistan squad included: Azhar Ali (c), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Umar Gul

Updated: August 25, 2016 — 3:58 pm

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