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#PakvsEng: Pakistan faces shameful 9 wkts defeat in first ODI

Only the opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, with 47, and Shadab Khan (30) showed some resistance against the ball

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Pakistan faces a shameful 9 wickets defeat in the first ODI against the host team at Cardiff on Thursday has left the cricket fans home disappointed and infuriated.

The national team’s performance both with the ball and the bat has left question marks not just over players’ performance but also at the team selectors and coaches as well.

A new England squad under Ben Strokes captaincy thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets in the first ODI taking a 1-0 lead in a three-match series.

Pakistan could hardly manage to put 142 runs target for the English side with more than 14 overs of their innings remaining to bat.

Only the opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, with 47, and Shadab Khan (30) showed some resistance against the ball while, No. 1 ODI batter Babar Azam was bowled out for a two-ball duck.

English side finished on 142-1 with more than 28 overs remaining.

Earlier, fast bowler Saqib Mahmood took an ODI best 4-42.

The scorecards tell the complete story of the first ODI at Cardiff

Pakistan innings

Imam ul-Haqlbw b Mahmood0100
Fakhar Zamanc Crawley b Parkinson476760
Babar Azamc Crawley b Mahmood0200
Mohammad Rizwanc Simpson b Gregory13930
Saud Shakeellbw b Mahmood51310
Sohaib MaqsoodRun Out Vince193211
Shadab Khanc Malan b Overton304301
Faheem Ashrafc Simpson b Mahmood51200
Hassan Alic Malan b Parkinson6910
Shaheen Afridic Stokes b Overton122210
Haris RaufNot Out0300
Extras0 3w 1nb4
Totalfor 1014135.2 overs
Pakistan first innings
Saqib Mahmood101424
Lewis Gregory41111
Craig Overton60232
Brydon Carse70310
Matthew Parkinson70282
Ben Stokes1060

Fall of wickets

1Imam ul-Haq0
2Babar Azam0
3Mohammad Rizwan17
4Saud Shakeel26
5Sohaib Maqsood79
6Fakhar Zaman90
7Faheem Ashraf101
8Hassan Ali123
9Shadab Khan134
10Shaheen Afridi141

England  innings

Philip Saltc Maqsood b Afridi71310
Dawid MalanNot Out686980
Zak CrawleyNot Out585070
James VinceYet to Bat0000
Ben StokesYet to Bat0000
John SimpsonYet to Bat0000
Lewis GregoryYet to Bat0000
Craig OvertonYet to Bat0000
Brydon CarseYet to Bat0000
Saqib MahmoodYet to Bat0000
Matthew ParkinsonYet to Bat0000
Extras1lb 0 7w 1nb9
Totalfor 114221.5 overs
Shaheen Afridi50221
Hassan Ali40330
Haris Rauf40280
Faheem Ashraf50330
Shadab Khan30220
Saud Shakeel0030
Fall of wickets
1Philip Salt22


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