Contradicting the batting pitch at Trent Bridge, Pakistan failed to attain a threatening target for the opposing English side. With all out at 340, Pakistan lost the match as England conveniently chased off 341 for 7 wickets.
Babar Azam posed a remarkable innings of 115 that contributed quite a lot to the team’s total. Additionally Fakhar Zaman and Muhammad Hafeez made half centuries as they partnered with Babar on the crease.
England side albeit at disadvantage showed resilience. With suspended captain Eoin Morgan, and resting Chris Woakes, David Willey, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett the team rallied on Jason Roy’s phenomenal 100 for 75 balls. Ben Stokes also made a comeback to his form, with a promising innings of 71 runs.
In totality, the English side showed its potential for the upcoming World Cup tournament.
With this victory, England also conceded the series win with only one match left of the 5 ODIs the two teams are to play. The final match will be played on Sunday at Headingley.