Despite the top-ranked ODI side carrying a prolific chasing record at home, Pakistan’s exuberant show helped them taking winds out of English sails. Encompassing a plethora of entertainment, the epic game dished out many see-saw moments with Pakistan finally prevailing over England to put a full stop to their 11-match losing streak in ODI cricket.
While Pakistan plundered England for 348 runs but the total was still well in reach of the home side. The game saw another turning moment when the green shirts claimed 4 wickets inside first 22 overs.
However, this installed wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler on the crease who favors Pakistan which is evident from his superlative record against the boys in green.
Coming to the crease at 118-4, the 28-year old blasted his way to another ODI century. The belligerent innings of 103 runs produced 9 fours and 2 sixes by eating up only 76 balls. In fact, he looked well on track to get England over the line in another pressure run-chase. However, the trickery of Mohammad Amir got the better of the Somerset-born as his dismissal brought Pakistan back in the game from where they tightened their grip on the contest and eventually won it by 14 runs.