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Fakhar Zaman continues his good run in England

Fakhar Zaman continues his good run in England

Pakistan’s troubles in England aren’t ending as the tourists went on to lose third consecutive ODI game thus handling hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-game ODI series. In the Nottingham ODI, England won the toss and took the safe route by deciding to bowl first.

While the English bowling unit delivered a strong performance, a lack of intent from Pakistan was also witnessed as the green shirts were able to post only 340 on a track where 400 is becoming a norm. On the positive side, belligerent opening batsman Fakhar Zaman’s bat continued to spit fire as he smashed a 50-ball 57 to help Pakistan start the innings positively.

After the injury of his partner Imam-ul-Haq, the Mardan born decided to change gears as he attacked the opposition in the powerplay overs. In his spicy knock of 57 runs, the 29-year old smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes. Fakhar also managed to post a 100 plus partnership partnering with Babar Azam. The platform allowed Pakistan to launch an attack later in the innings. However, the dearth of power-hitters joined hands with lifeless fielding display to handle Pakistan defeat in a close game.