England v Pakistan, 3rd ODI: Pakistan Player Ratings
Published - Aug 31, 2016 7:17 am
Updated - Aug 31, 2016 7:17 am
Considering Pakistan’s recent form in the 50-overs format, there was no question about the Asian side chasing down the record target of 445, rather it was all about whether Pakistan can salvage some pride. However, they failed to do so and ended up losing the match by 169 runs as Pakistan were bundled out for 275 runs. With the win, England won the series 3-0, with 2 matches to go.
Sami Aslam – 2/10
Coming into the ODI side after a couple of good performances in the Test series, Sami Aslam hasn’t quite adapted to the limited-overs format of the game in England. He was the first batsman to be dismissed with just 8 runs against his name.
Sharjeel Khan – 5/10
Don’t be surprised on just 5 points for Sharjeel Khan, despite being the top scorer in the side. Runs were flowing from his bat, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that at one point, he was batting better that Alex Hales on the day. He scored 7 boundaries in a span of 11 deliveries, before belting out to Ben Stokes at deep midwicket. Someone should have told him that it’s a 50-over match. He was dropped on 44 by Hales, before getting dismissed on 58.
Azhar Ali – 1.5/10
It was not his day, as Pakistan didn’t have the luck factor on their side ever since the skipper Azhar Ali lost the toss. None of his bowling changes worked as almost each and every bowler leaked runs. Pakistan was under a lot of pressure losing the first two ODIs and chasing a mammoth target. When he came to bat it was evident as he choked, managing to score just 13 runs.
Babar Azam – 1/10
In a match which saw Pakistan bowlers getting torn apart, he was one of the fielders who made things worse from bad for the bowlers. Pakistan misfielded quite a few runs, and it cannot be accepted from a 21-year old Babar Azam. In the death overs, a dive from him would have stopped a couple of boundaries at the third man region, which he refused to and the bowlers never saw the funny part of it. Scoring 9 runs with the bat, he might have compensated some of the misfielded runs.
Sarfraz Ahmed – 5/10
The centurion in the last game looked good in the 3rd ODI, but the target was too big to have a one-man show. However, with 5 boundaries to add color to his innings, he scored 38 runs from 43 balls. Trying to hit a bit hard with the required run-rate in mind, he top edged Adil Rashid while trying to hit the ball to Pakistan from Trent Bridge, but only managed to find Joe Root.
Shoaib Malik – 1.5/10
Being an experienced campaigner, he could have at least played around and tried to build a partnership but nonetheless, got a good delivery from Liam Plunkett – I repeat ‘a good delivery’, which Pakistan bowlers doesn’t have much idea about in yesterday’s match – saw him edging to the wicketkeeper. The speed gun reads over 90mph.
Mohammad Nawaz – 5.5/10
Considering the context of the match, Mohammad Nawaz’s economy rate of 6.20 from his full quota of 10 overs was impressive and undoubtedly it was the best economy rate by any Pakistani bowler yesterday. He did a decent job with the bat too scoring almost a run-a-ball 34.
Hasan Ali – 6/10
Forget about the misfielding Pakistan had in the match and the missed opportunities, Hasan Ali brought the first moment to celebrate – probably the only moment, as the next wicket fell after ages. In the sixth over, he gave the first breakthrough with the wicket of in-form Jason Roy. Hasan Ali was the one who trapped Alex Hales lbw too, who was marching towards a double century.
Wahab Riaz – 1/10
Wahab Riaz would love to forget this day as soon as possible as he recorded for the second most runs conceded in an ODI. He is also the first Pakistan bowler to concede over 100 runs in an ODI. Wahab twice took wickets off no-ball – one was of Hales and the other of Buttler. He finished with figures of 10-0-110-0.
Yasir Shah – 3.5/10
Despite the fact that the pitch didn’t offer much for the spinners, he looked ineffective as he found it hard to slow down the run-scoring. He ended up bowling just 6 overs conceding 48 runs without any wicket. With the bat, he remained unbeaten on 26.
Mohammad Amir – 6.5/10
Mohammad Amir was let down by his fielders from the very first over of the match. Even though he conceded 72 runs, quite a few runs should have gone in the name against different fielders. He bowled his heart out and was more than handy with the bat too. He recorded the highest score (58) by a no.11 batsman in ODI cricket, who scored his 50 from 22 balls.