CARDIFF: England and Pakistan will lock horns in the fifth ODI of the series today (Sunday) at Sophia Garden, Cardiff. TheNewsTribe.com will bring Live Score of the match for cricket fans.
The final battle of the series is scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT).
England vs Pakistan fifth ODI
Pakistan win it by 4 wickets and 10 balls to spare.
Pakistan – 304/6 (48.2/50 overs) Targ: 303
Imad – 15
Rizwan – 34
This over: 0 4
Pakistan need 303 runs to win this match!
England -302/9 (50/50)
Jordan – 15
Wood – 7
TOSS: Pakistan win the toss, chose to bowl first.
England would hunt for the rare -5-0 whiteswash when they step into Sophia Garden, while Pakistan would strive to fins the lost glory and their first victory in ODI series.
Unfortunately, things have only gone wrong for Pakistan in the series so far. In the last ODI, when they had a chance to steal the game, for the first time in the series, their main bowler Mohammad Irfan had to leave the field without bowling second spell.
He, who was called up from Pakistan to replace injured Mohammad Hafeez, could only bowl five overs before being sent back home.
This left Pakistan headcoach Mickey Arthur in utter frustration and lead him to hint big changes in the squad after this series.
Well, this is another day and Pakistan should go in the game with another intent, a positive energy and an aggressive mindset.
Pakistan need smooth finishers, big hitters and players who can stand up and perform under pressure. They have an uphill task to rebuild the team, and then do it in quick time because the Green Shirts have only less than a year now to improve their ranking and avoid qualifying round for ICC World Cup 2019.