England’s Adil Rashid pulled off a sensational run-out against Pakistan in the fifth and last One-Day International (ODI) at Headingley in Leeds. The run out resulted in a batting collapse for Pakistan. After receiving the throw at non-striker’s end, Rashid produced no-look run out to send Babar Azam back to the dressing room. Babar was sent back Sarfraz Ahmed while wicketkeeper Jos Buttler picked the ball and threw towards the non-striker’s end to catch the batsman short. Pakistan Final Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali Included for CWC.
The dismissal proved to be a game-changing as Babar and Sarfraz were in the middle of an important partnership. Pakistan lost three wickets for just six runs in chase of mammoth 352 and then Babar and Sarfraz added 146 runs for the fourth wicket.
The duo looked in control and set to take Pakistan close to the target but Rashid’s incredible run-out proved disastrous for the visitors. After Babar’s dismissal, on an individual score of 80 runs, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals including skipper Sarfraz on 97. Asif Ali, Pakistan Cricket Team Player, Loses Two-Year-Old Daughter to Cancer; Twitter Pays Heartfelt Condolences.
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Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 297 runs and thus lost the match by 54 runs. And the five-match series by 4-0 as the first ODI between the two sides was washed out due to the rain. Prior to the ODI series, Pakistan suffered a defeat in the one-off T20I against England as well. Mohammad Amir Says Will Give 100% After Making It to Pakistan World Cup Squad.
Meanwhile, England and Pakistan will now begin preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which begins on May 30. Ahead of the tournament proper, the teams will play two warm-up matches each.