Series end with an unexpected finish from both ODI sides. After the set back of white wash in test series England step back into the ODI series against Pakistan. No wonder English fans now consider it even ……. As eye for an eye….. We go along with whitewash for a white wash. The guru’s haven’t remember such contest when a team lost 3-0 in test series take over ODI series by 4-0, and does not allow opposition any hope to shine again.
The ODI series belongs to England as few changes bring lot of positivity in English camp, while I think England had borrowed more from Pakistan, by which lack of spirit had been noticed among the body language of Pakistan Players, they were never there to support their bowling depart. Nor the fielding neither the batting.
Individual performance from England side again dominant, as Cook and Petersen both made back to back two centuries for the cause, also Fin with 13 wickets in series was clear difference. In Pakistan camp Saeed did took 9 wickets, but he alone was not helpful. While Azhar Ali continued a little of his form in ODI’s and Asad Shafiq did put some impact in making partnerships.
Still to determine the reason of bad performance of the team, who just out classed the England batting line up 6 times in test series with 4 times they couldn’t get over 250. Then what happened to bowling attack that couldn’t resist England defending small scores. Is the addition of Shahid Afridi, or changing the perfect combination of test couldn’t adjust. Pakistan now have to think out of box for the T20’s three to come, will the change turn in the favor of Pakistan, not to forget England is World T20 champion. It will going to be tough competition in T20’s , Misbah ul Haq, we hope the same way….