After losing a plethora of ODI games, Pakistan looked to get back to the winning ways in the third ODI game against England at Bristol. However, England’s belligerent batting joined hands with Pakistan’s lifeless bowling display to allow hosts take 2-0 lead in the five-game ODI series.
It was hard to ignore the masterclass of the wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow but Pakistan also had few notable events. One of the discernible moments of the game included Pakistan’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who added another feather in his cap. While the Karachi born wasn’t able to record a notable batting effort but he still steadied Pakistan’s ship by sharing a 67-run partnership with Imam.
Doing so, Sarfaraz was witnessed completing his 2000 runs in the 50-over International cricket. After Moin Khan and Kamran Akmal, the 31-year old player became only the third regular wicket-keeper batsman from Pakistan to achieve the feat. Pakistan would need their captain to be in red hot batting form as the format of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament is extremely demanding.