England extends their ODI winning streak by clinching victory in the 4th ODI against Pakistan at Leeds on Thursday night. After winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bat first. After completion of first 50-overs of the match, Pakistan managed to put 247/8 on the board.
Chasing that total, England lost their top orders at an early stage. But finally chased that target successfully in 48 overs after losing 6 wickets.
England already secured the ODI series before beginning of this match. Winning by 4 wickets in this 4th ODI, England is currently leading the 5-match ODI series by 4-0.
Brief Scores: Pakistan – 247/8 in 50 overs (Azhar Ali 80, Imad Wasim 57*, Adil Rashid 3/47)
England – 252/6 in 48 overs (Ben Stokes 69, Jonny Bairstow 61, Mohammad Irfan 2/26)
Result – England won by 4 wickets
Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:
- Pakistan captain Azhar Ali played a good knock of 80 runs in this match. It was the 2nd highest ODI score by a Pakistan captain against England in English soil. The highest ODI score by a Pakistan captain against England on English soil was 82 and that was also by Azhar Ali in the 1st ODI of this series (at Southampton on 24th August 2016).
Also, this 80-run innings was the 5th highest ODI score by a Pakistan captain (against all nations) on England soil.
- No.8 Pakistan batsman Imad Wasim played an important unbeaten 57-runs knock in this match. It was the highest ODI runs scored by a no.8 Pakistan batsman against England. The previous best was 44* by Abdul Razzaq at Lord’s on 20th September 2010.
- In this match, England spinners took total 5 wickets (Adil Rashid 3/47 and Moeen Ali 2/39) during Pakistan’s innings. On English soil, it was the highest no. of total wickets taken by English spinners in an ODI against Pakistan.
Also, it was the 5th time that English bowlers took total 5 or more wickets in an ODI against Pakistan.
- In this match, England batsmen Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow put on a very important 103-runs partnership for the 5th wicket. It was the highest 5th wicket ODI partnership for England against Pakistan in English soil. The previous record was a 101-run partnership between Paul Collingwood and Jamie Dalrymple at Southampton on 5th September 2006.
Also, this 103-run partnership between Stokes and Bairstow was the fourth highest 5th wicket ODI partnership for England against Pakistan.
- Chasing the target 249 runs, England won this match by 4 wickets. It was England’s 5th highest successful ODI chase against Pakistan on English soil.