Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

ENG vs PAK, 2021 - ODI Live Commentary

England vs Pakistan Scorecard
Share
Match Ended   
142/1 (21.5/50)
141 (35.2/50)
England beat Pakistan by 9 wickets
That is it from this game! Not the most powerful England side on paper but they proved otherwise on the pitch and have thumped Pakistan to take a 1-0 lead in this 3-match series. The visitors will be extremely disappointed with their showing in this game and will look to put this loss behind them and bounce back stronger. Join us on Saturday, 10th July for the second game of the series as the action moves from Cardiff to London. The first ball will be at 11 am local time (10 am GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. We hope to see you for that one. Till then goodbye and take care!
SAQIB MAHMOOD IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! The speedster says that as a team they want to win games and as an individual, they look to contribute in those wins. Maqsood says that he just looked to assess the condition and was trying to hit the right lengths. Further adds that with the attacking field, he was looking to get wickets. He hopes the guys can take confidence from this into the next game.
England skipper, Ben Stokes says that it was a clinical performance. Tells any game where you have the opposition 4 down early is a positive. Stokes says that the new group always thrives to get the first win. Tells they did not get under pressure today but expects it to happen sooner in the series but says the boys are ready. Stokes says he just told them to play like they play for their county and enjoy themselves. Stokes says they cannot live off this performance as it will be a new day.
Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, says that they lost early wickets and hence they did not get a big total. Credits the England bowlers as well. Babar feels they did not misread the condition but credits England bowlers and admits they failed to build partnerships. Babar smiles and says Fakhar Zaman and Sohaib Maqsood's performance were positive. Azam says they are looking forward to the next game and will try their best to get back on level terms.
Stay tuned for the presentation...
Pakistan needed a miracle from their bowlers but that didn't happen. They bowled too many extras upfront and managed to pick a solitary wicket of Philip Salt. Playing the role of an opener, Dawid Malan showed good hands and along with debutant Zak Crawley, he formed a century stand. Their partnership didn't allow any sniff to Pakistan as England cruised to a commanding win.
A stroll in the park for England. They have registered a clinical win to thump Pakistan in the first game of the series. Everything went well for them right from the beginning. Saqib Mahmood set the tone by striking twice in the very first over of the match and from thereon, it was all England. Pakistan failed to recover from those blows and were always playing catch-up. Fakhar Zaman did give them some hope with his fine strokes but he didn't last long and the touring team managed only a paltry total on the board.
End Of The Over 21.5 : 142/1
3 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
Z. Crawley
58 (50)
D. Malan
68 (69)
S. Shakeel
0.5-0-3-0
21.5
1
Saud Shakeel To Zak Crawley
ENGLAND WIN BY 9 WICKETS! Shakeel delivers a short ball around off, Crawley goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
21.4
1
Saud Shakeel To Dawid Malan
Fullish and on the pads, Malan works it to deep mid-wicket for a run. Scores level.
21.3
0
Saud Shakeel To Dawid Malan
Again it's flat and around off, Malan works it off his front foot to square leg.
21.2
0
Saud Shakeel To Dawid Malan
Flatter and quicker on middle, Malan moves back and defends.
Saud Shakeel to bowl. 3 needed more.
21.1
1
Saud Shakeel To Zak Crawley
Tossed up ball around off, Crawley drives it towards cover-point for one.
End Of The Over 21 : 139/1
6 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 120.3
  • 220.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
Z. Crawley
56 (48)
D. Malan
67 (66)
S. Khan
3-0-22-0
20.6
1
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
Knocks a fullish ball down to long on for a single.
20.5
0
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
Leans forward to a full ball and defends it to the off side.
20.4
2
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
Quicker and fired on the pads, Crawley tickles it behind square leg and returns for the second run.
20.3
1
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Floated and full on middle, Malan flicks it through the gap at mid-wicket and takes a run.
20.2
1
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
Once again it's flat and on middle, Zak forces it to long on and picks up one.
20.1
1
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Flatter delivery, on middle, Malan helps it towards mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 20 : 133/1
9 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 419.6
Z. Crawley
52 (44)
D. Malan
65 (64)
F. Ashraf
5-0-33-0
19.6
4
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Fifty on ODI debut for Zak Crawley. And he has reached there with a brilliant shot. Back of a length delivery outside off, Crawley goes on the back foot and packs a punch through backward point for a boundary. A wonderful knock by him.
19.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
A gentle push to covers and the batsmen cross for yet another single.
19.4
1
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Faheem keeps bowling half-trackers, it's on middle and Crawley pulls it to deep square leg for one.
19.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Easy pickings. Malan has favoured the third man region for his singles. He has played the deliveries outside off nice and late whenever he wanted to get off strike.
19.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Shortish again, close to off, Crawley hangs back and guides it towards backward point for one.
19.1
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Back of a length delivery outside off, Malan remains on the back foot and steers it through point for one.
End Of The Over 19 : 124/1
9 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
D. Malan
62 (61)
Z. Crawley
46 (41)
S. Khan
2-0-16-0
18.6
1
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Turning down the leg side, Malan eases it in front of square leg and keeps strike with a single. 18 needed more.
18.5
1
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
Flatter and shorter on middle, this time Zak strokes it down to long on for a run.
18.4
4
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Lovely shot! Picks the shorter length very early, goes deep inside the crease and punches it wide of mid on for a boundary. Moves to 45. The 100-run stand comes up.
18.3
1
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Too full in length on middle, Dawid flicks it to mid-wicket where the fielder misfields and allows a run.
18.2
1
Shadab Khan To Zak Crawley
Fuller and around leg, it's helped to the left of short fine leg for one.
18.1
1
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Full and around off, Malan gets forward and flicks it through square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 18 : 115/1
8 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 1 WD17.4
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
Z. Crawley
40 (38)
D. Malan
59 (58)
F. Ashraf
4-0-24-0
17.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Short again, outside off, Zak walks forward and across and then withdraws his bat.
17.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Short delivery, around off, Malan plays late and guides it to third man for one.
17.4
4
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Superb timing! Fuller in length and outside off, Malan crunches his drive through covers and finds the fence.
17.4
wd
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Wide! Short and down the leg side, Malan tries to pull but misses. Rizwan collects and appeals but the umpire stretches his arms. The keeper smiles.
17.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Back of a length ball on off, Crawley calmly drops it down with soft hands to square leg for a run.
17.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
This one is down the leg side, Malan clips it to fine leg for a run.
17.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Beaten! Back of a length delivery outside off, Malan pokes inside the line and misses.
End Of The Over 17 : 107/1
7 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 216.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
D. Malan
53 (54)
Z. Crawley
39 (36)
S. Khan
1-0-7-0
16.6
1
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Another flick shot, this time in front of square leg for a single.
16.5
0
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Leans forward to a full ball and flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket.
16.4
2
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Flatter and shorter outside off, Malan punches it to the sweeper cover region for a couple of runs.
16.3
0
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
Flatter one on off, Malan works it from the back foot to mid-wicket.
16.2
4
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
FOUR! FIFTY FOR MALAN! Not a convincing shot to reach there but he will take it. Tries to play the reverse sweep but gets an under edge through the legs of the keeper for a boundary at fine leg. Fine knock by the new English opener.
Huge shout for a caught behind by Mohammad Rizwan. The umpire shakes his head. The Pakistan keeper is convinced and Babar Azam goes for the referral.
16.1
0
Shadab Khan To Dawid Malan
DAYLIGHT BETWEEN BAT AND BALL! Rizwan quickly apologizes with a smile. Shadab starts with a flatter leg spinner outside off, not turning much and going straight on, Malan hangs back to push inside the line but misses. Rizwan collects and appeals, the bowler joins him late but the umpire turns down the appeal. Pakistan take the referral but the replays show that the bat and ball are poles apart.
Time for a bit of spin. Shadab Khan is into the attack to bowl his leggies.
End Of The Over 16 : 100/1
7 Runs
  • 1 WD15.1
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 1 WD15.3
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
D. Malan
46 (48)
Z. Crawley
39 (36)
H. Rauf
4-0-28-0
15.6
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
100 up for England! The line is too straight from Haris and Dawid tucks it in front of square leg for one.
15.5
1
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
A touch short and on middle, it's worked once again through square leg for a single.
15.4
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Malan played it towards square leg and picks up a single.
15.3
1
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Short again, not bouncing a lot this time and Zak pulls it down to long leg for a run.
15.3
wd
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Wide called for height! A sharp bouncer from Rauf but it bounces more than the law permits. Crawley leaves and the square leg umpire passes on the message for it being a wide.
15.2
0
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Angling in from around off, Crawley covers the line and pushes it towards mid on.
15.1
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Fuller in length and outside off, Malan drives through the line and the cover fielder dives to take the sting off the ball. The mid off fielder does the mopping up job as the batsmen change ends.
15.1
wd
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Wide! A good length delivery down the leg side, Dawid tries his best to buys some cheap runs but fails to get any bat behind it.
Drinks break. Easy going for England and they need under 50 to win the first match. Pakistan were hoping for a miracle with the new balls but that didn't happen and now they are just going through the motions, probably waiting for the game to get over.
End Of The Over 15 : 93/1
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
D. Malan
43 (45)
Z. Crawley
37 (33)
F. Ashraf
3-0-16-0
14.6
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Short in length and on middle, Malan pulls it down to fine leg for a single.
14.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Short again, wide outside off, Crawley slaps it to point where the fielder gets a hand and parries it to sweeper cover. A single is taken. Exactly 50 needed more.
14.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
A sharp short ball around off, Crawley gets across and then drops his hands to let it through to Rizwan.
14.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
This one is well timed. A length ball outside off, Malan strokes it to sweeper cover for a run.
14.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Fuller in length and on middle, Malan tries to flick on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge towards the cover region. Dawid seems to have lost his rhythm a bit.
14.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Fractionally short and on middle, Malan remains on the back foot and defends it down.
End Of The Over 14 : 90/1
7 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 213.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
D. Malan
41 (41)
Z. Crawley
36 (31)
H. Rauf
3-0-21-0
13.6
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Edgy! Malan looks to push a length ball through covers but gets an inside edge and it rolls behind square leg. They take another run.
13.5
1
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Slower one, on a length and outside off, Crawley picks it late and then taps it down to point. They steal a single.
13.4
2
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Pitches it up and outside off, Crawley drives it in front of square on the off side for a couple of runs.
13.3
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
MISHIT! But Malan is safe. Rauf surprises the batsman with a short ball on middle, Malan plays a reactive pull shot and it goes off the top edge. Doesn't carry to the deep mid-wicket fielder and they cross.
13.2
1
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Short in length and outside off, extra bounce, Crawley goes on his toes and forces it past the left side of the sliding cover fielder. He runs the first run hard but that's all he will get.
13.1
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
A back foot punch to sweeper cover for an easy single.
End Of The Over 13 : 83/1
7 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 412.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
D. Malan
38 (38)
Z. Crawley
32 (28)
F. Ashraf
2-0-13-0
12.6
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Shortish and outside off, leaving the left-hander, Malan eases it on its way to third man and crosses. Another 59 runs needed.
12.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Good length delivery again, outside off, Crawley steers it off the outer half to third man and collects a run. Easy going for England and Pakistan seems to have surrendered now.
12.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
On a good length and outside off, Crawley walks forward and then makes a leave.
12.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Sliding down the leg side, Malan nudges it to fine leg for a single.
12.2
4
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Just a mere touch and it has gone to the boundary. Back of a length ball around off, this time Malan hangs back and hits it across the line with gentle hands. The ball finds the sweet spot of the bat and hurries past the square leg fielder for a boundary.
12.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Dawid Malan
Good length ball on middle, Malan shuffles across the stumps and helps it off his pads to square leg.
Faheem has returned and is ready to bowl.
End Of The Over 12 : 76/1
9 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 411.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 411.6
Z. Crawley
31 (26)
D. Malan
32 (34)
H. Rauf
2-0-14-0
11.6
4
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Wow, fantastic! Crawley is looking very authoritative. Rauf feeds in a short delivery, wide outside off, Zak latches onto it and slaps it through backward point. The fielder there inside the ring dives but to no use.
11.5
0
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it solidly to the off side.
11.4
0
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
Short in length and outside off, extra bounce, Crawley drops his wrists at the last moment and lets it be.
11.3
4
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Gorgeous shot and the 50-run stand is up! Fuller in length and on middle, Crawley closes the face of his bat at the right time and flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket.
11.2
1
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
This time Malan opens the face of the bat late to a length ball and pushes it to third man for a single.
11.1
0
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Back of a length ball on off, Malan remains back-footed as he plays it down to point.
Faheem is going off the field. He has hurt his left thumb and is bleeding. This would have happened on the third ball of the last over. He is meeting the physio now.
End Of The Over 11 : 67/1
6 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 410.5
  • 010.6
Z. Crawley
23 (22)
D. Malan
31 (32)
F. Ashraf
1-0-6-0
10.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Play and a miss! Short in length and outside off, Crawley tries to cut but it bounces over his blade.
10.5
4
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Shot! Ashraf serves it on a length around off, Crawley shimmies down the track and smashes it over mid on for a boundary.
10.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
A little short and on off, Zak defends it off his back foot.
10.3
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
A cracking off drive from Crawley and Ashraf does well to deflect it off his left hand to mid off.
10.2
2
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
Rauf made a mess! Width on offer outside off, Crawley throws his bat at it and carves it over backward point. Rauf runs across to his right from third man, overruns in fact but then recovers to stop it with his left hand. Two runs are taken. That would have been a major embarrassment.
10.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Zak Crawley
A length delivery on off, Crawley defends it to the leg side.
Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over, if it lasts till then. Double bowling change. Faheem Ashraf to have a go now.
End Of The Over 10 : 61/1
5 Runs
  • 39.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 29.5
  • 09.6
D. Malan
31 (32)
Z. Crawley
17 (16)
H. Rauf
1-0-5-0
9.6
0
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
A bouncer around leg, Malan decides to let it be. End of Powerplay 1, England are 61/1, 81 runs away from victory.
9.5
2
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Once again the length is on the shorter side, around middle, Malan lifts his front leg, gets on top of the bounce and pulls it behind square leg for a couple of runs. Wasn't in much control while playing that shot, as the replays suggest.
9.4
0
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Shortish and on off, Malan taps it down from the back foot to point.
9.3
0
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
Play and a miss! Good pace and carry for Rauf. He bends his back to go short and delivers it outside off, Malan tries to play the upper cut but fails to connect.
9.2
0
Haris Rauf To Dawid Malan
A touch short in length and on off, Malan punches it off his back foot to point.
9.1
3
Haris Rauf To Zak Crawley
IN THE AIR... SAFE! A slice of luck for Crawley. He tries to flick a length ball on the leg side but gets a big leading edge. It flies over the leaping cover fielder and they take three runs.
Bowling change. Haris Rauf is brought into the attack from this end, replacing Hasan Ali. Two slips in place.
End Of The Over 9 : 56/1
7 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
Z. Crawley
14 (15)
D. Malan
29 (27)
S. Afridi
5-0-22-1
8.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Full again, on off, it's knocked down to mid on for a single.
8.5
4
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Fine shot! Afridi changes his angle and comes in from 'round the wicket, he angles in a fuller length ball on off, Crawley walks forward and across before flicking it beautifully through square leg for a boundary.
8.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Back of a length delivery outside off, Malan gets on top of the bounce and guides it down to third man for a single.
8.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it to the off side.
8.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Angles in a good length ball on off, Malan once again sticks back to play late and keeps it out off the outer half of his blade towards point.
8.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
A length ball on off, angling away, Crawley plays it very late and guides it down to third man. They cross and this single brings up the 50 for England.
End Of The Over 8 : 49/1
10 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 47.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
Z. Crawley
8 (12)
D. Malan
28 (24)
H. Ali
4-0-33-0
7.6
1
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
On a good length and outside off, Crawley dabs it wide of backward point and collects a run. Yet another 10-run over bowled by Hasan.
7.5
1
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Digs in a short ball again, around off and middle, this time Malan's eyes remains wide open as he pulls it down to fine leg for one.
7.4
4
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Well played! Hasan decides to surprise the batsman with a short delivery It's around off, Malan although takes his eyes off the ball, he still manages to middle his pull shot and fetches a boundary at deep square leg.
7.3
0
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Probably the slower one, cutting back into the batsman from a length around off, Malan plays it late and defends it with the full face of the bat.
7.2
0
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Ali angles in a full ball on off, Malan is forward as he pushes it in the direction of the bowler.
7.1
4
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Malan is on a mission! He is playing some eye-catching shots. Silken touch. Absolute grace. Fuller in length and outside off, Dawid just opens the face of his blade as he presses forward and then he just caresses it through covers.
End Of The Over 7 : 39/1
9 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
Z. Crawley
7 (11)
D. Malan
19 (19)
S. Afridi
4-0-15-1
6.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Slants across a length ball outside off, Crawley has nothing to do with it.
6.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Full in length and on off, Malan works it in the gap at mid-wicket off the inner edge and rushes to the other end. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Dawid is safely in.
6.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Edged but safe! Slower length ball outside off, Malan pushes at it and gets a soft outside edge. It doesn't carry to Rizwan.
6.3
4
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Pure timing. Shaheen pitches it up and outside off, Malan strides forward and drives it crisply through cover-point for a glorious boundary.
6.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Fuller in length this time, around middle and leg, Malan clips it off his pads but finds mid-wicket.
6.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
FOUR! That's nicely put away by Malan. Short in length and outside off, plenty of width there, Malan camps back and whacks it through cover-point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 6 : 30/1
7 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 1 NB5.4
  • 05.4
  • 25.5
  • 45.6
Z. Crawley
7 (10)
D. Malan
10 (14)
H. Ali
3-0-23-0
5.6
4
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Glorious! This is the class of Crawley. Fuller in length and outside off, he just transfers his weight into the drive and creams it through extra cover.
5.5
2
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
Fullish and on off, Zak tries to flick it through mid-wicket but it takes the inner half and goes behind square leg for a couple.
5.4
0
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
BOWLED! But it won't count. Hasan Ali nails his yorker, right in the line of the stumps, Crawley swings his bat blindly at it and misses. The stumps are broken but it doesn't matter as it was a Free Hit.
5.4
nb
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
Uses the angle of the bowler and works a good length ball to mid-wicket. Called a no ball for overstepping. Free Hit loading...
5.3
0
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
A confident punch from the back foot to a length delivery but it has gone straight to the mid off fielder.
5.2
0
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
Serves it on a length and outside off, shaping in a bit, Crawley watches the line closely and then makes a leave.
5.1
0
Hasan Ali To Zak Crawley
Ali slants in a fuller length ball on off, angling in, Crawley flicks it off the inner half to square leg and looks for a run. He is sent back by Malan.
End Of The Over 5 : 23/1
1 Runs
  • W4.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
D. Malan
10 (14)
Z. Crawley
1 (3)
S. Afridi
3-0-6-1
4.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Good length delivery on off, Malan plays it late and tries to guide it to third man but he ends up playing it close to backward point. Top over by Shaheen, he finally found his rhythm.
4.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Angles in a length ball on off, Malan remains on the back foot and defends it to the off side.
4.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Back of a length ball on top of off, Crawley plays late and taps it down to the right of second slip for a quick run.
4.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Better this time from Zak. Watches the line and length closely which is outside off and makes a leave.
4.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Zak Crawley
Excellent delivery to greet the new batsman. Shaheen puts it on a length close to off, holding its line, Crawley is in two minds and by the time he makes any move, the ball whizzes past the bat.
Zak Crawley is the new batsman.
4.1
W
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Shaheen angles across a length delivery outside off, this one is leaving the batsman after landing, Salt goes after it with firm hands as he aims to drive it down the ground. But the ball takes a thick outside edge and Sohaib Maqsood grabs the catch safely at first slip. Shaheen celebrates in his trademark style. 120 needed more for England.
End Of The Over 4 : 22/0
10 Runs
  • 1 WD3.1
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 13.5
  • 1 WD3.6
  • 23.6
D. Malan
10 (12)
P. Salt
7 (12)
H. Ali
2-0-16-0
3.6
2
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Presses forward a bit to a length ball and strokes it elegantly through extra cover for a couple of runs. A safe start from England to this run chase.
3.6
wd
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Wide! Wayward bouncer. Down the leg side. Malan turns and then lets it be.
3.5
1
Hasan Ali To Philip Salt
Drifting down the leg side, Salt helps it down to fine leg for one.
3.4
4
Hasan Ali To Philip Salt
FOUR! That's a fine shot! Hasan pitches it up and outside off, Salt brings his strong bottom hand into play as he drills his drive through covers for a boundary, his first in international cricket.
3.3
0
Hasan Ali To Philip Salt
Hasan returns to over the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Salt pushes it off the inner half to mid on and rushes out of the crease before screaming a loud non.
3.2
1
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Edgy! A length delivery outside off, Malan attempts to drive it with limited footwork but edges it past his stumps to fine leg. The batsmen cross.
3.1
0
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Shortish and outside off, Malan hits it firmly through the line but finds the point fielder.
3.1
wd
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Wide! Too many extras from Pakistan. You can't do charity when your locker is nearly empty. Hasan decides to operate from 'round the wicket against the left-hander but ends up serving a length ball down the leg side. Rizwan comes up with yet another diving take. Poor chap!
End Of The Over 3 : 12/0
4 Runs
  • 1 WD2.1
  • 02.1
  • 1 WD2.2
  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
P. Salt
2 (9)
D. Malan
7 (9)
S. Afridi
2-0-5-0
2.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Good length ball on off, Salt plays it late and close to his body as he defends it to the off side.
2.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
EDGED BUT SAFE! To Salt's credit, he played that with soft hands. Shaheen angles away a length ball on off, Philip pushes inside the line and edges it behind. It drops in front of second slip.
2.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Straying on the pads of the right-hander yet again, Salt tries his best to flick but misses.
2.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Shaheen serves it on a good length outside off, Malan remains on the back foot and steers it behind backward point for a single.
2.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Lands it on a length around middle and off, Philip pushes it without much timing to mid on. His partner calls him through for a quick run.
2.2
wd
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Wide again! This is a great take by Rizwan. Shaheen sprays a full ball down the leg side, Salt fails to flick and Rizwan flies to his left to collect the ball.
2.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Play and a miss! That's where Shaheen needs to be. Full and around off, shaping away, Salt tries to drive it through the line but gets beaten.
2.1
wd
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Wide! Shaheen is getting some movement going but so far he has not struck the right line. This one drifts down the leg side and the umpire stretches his arms.
End Of The Over 2 : 8/0
6 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
P. Salt
1 (4)
D. Malan
6 (8)
H. Ali
1-0-6-0
1.6
1
Hasan Ali To Philip Salt
Salt is off the mark! He bunts a length ball down to mid on and rushes across to the other end.
1.5
1
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
The line is too straight and this time Dawid nudges it down to fine leg for a single.
1.4
0
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
On a length and around off, Malan gets across the stumps and flicks it off the inner half to mid-wicket.
1.3
0
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Good length ball on middle and off, Malan defends it from the back foot to covers again.
1.2
0
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
Good length ball close to off, Malan stays back and taps it down to covers.
1.1
4
Hasan Ali To Dawid Malan
FOUR! Smashed! Hasan begins with a short and wide delivery outside off, Malan latches onto the room and spanks it over cover-point for a boundary.
Hasan Ali to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 2/0
2 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 LB0.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
P. Salt
0 (3)
D. Malan
1 (3)
S. Afridi
1-0-1-0
0.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Full in length and on off, angling away, Salt drives off his front foot to mid off. Stays on nought.
0.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Back of a length ball on off, angling in, Malan plays it late and runs it down to third man for a run.
0.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
0.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Dawid Malan
Pitches it up and outside off, Malan plays a square drive but finds the fielder inside the ring.
0.2
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Another delivery is shaping down the leg side, Philip fails to flick and it goes off his pads to square leg for a leg bye.
0.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Philip Salt
Appeal for an lbw, not given. A length ball shaping down the leg side, Salt tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the leg side, the bowler appeals but to no avail.
Match Info
  • Venue Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Englandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result England beat Pakistan by 9 wickets
  • Player of the Match Saqib Mahmood
  • Umpire Alex Wharf (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee Chris Broad (ENG)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 141/10 in 35.2 overs
  • S Afridi dropped on 10 by M Parkinson in 35.1 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 129/8 in 32.0 overs
  • H Ali dropped on 1 by D Malan in 27.6 overs
  • Pakistan 100/6 in 25.6 overs
  • S Khan dropped on 6 by J Simpson in 25.1 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 53 off 67 balls between F Zaman (34) and S Maqsood (19)
  • Drinks : Pakistan 70/4 in 16.0 overs
  • S Maqsood dropped on 15 by B Carse in 14.5 overs
  • Pakistan 51/4 in 10.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 46/4
  • Pakistan 26/4: S Shakeel - lbw b Saqib Mahmood 5(13)
  • Referral 2 (0.1 ovs): S Shakeel against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Pakistan 0/1: ul-Haq - lbw b Saqib Mahmood 0(1)
  • Referral 1 (0.1 ovs): ENG against Imam-ul-Haq (LBW) Successful (ENG: 2, PAK: 2)
  • Saud Shakeel makes his ODI debut for Pakistan
  • P Salt, Z Crawley, J Simpson, B Carse and L Gregory makes their ODI debut for England
  • Z Crawley maiden ODI fifty: 52 runs in 44 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 88 balls between D Malan (51) and Z Crawley (44)
  • D Malan 2nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 50 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • England 100/1 in 15.6 overs
  • Drinks : England 93/1 in 15.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 45 balls between D Malan (22) and Z Crawley (27)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): England 61/1
  • England 50/1 in 8.1 overs
Advertisement
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Latest Form
  • A
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • T
  • W
Worm
PlayerRunsAvg.
Babar Azam PAK17759.00
James Vince ENG15879.00
Lewis Gregory ENG11758.50
Philip Salt ENG10434.66
Zak Crawley ENG9748.50
PlayerWicketsEco.
Saqib Mahmood ENG94.39
Brydon Carse ENG65.44
Haris Rauf PAK66.68
Hasan Ali PAK66.85
Matt Parkinson ENG55.83