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NatWest Series, ENG v PAK, 3rd ODI, Match Report
Matches - Reports Thursday, 23 September 2010 07:20
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3rd ODI: England v Pakistan (Winner: PAK)

PAK 241 (F Alam 64, A Shafiq 40, J Anderson 3/26, T Bresnan 3/51) beat ENG 218 (E Morgan 61, A Strauss 57, U Gul 6/42, A Razzaq 2/38) by 23 runs.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: U Gul Kennington Oval, London (17 Sep,2010)

After winning the first 2 matches England were favourites for this one too but you never know which side of Pakistani team shows up to play- the champs or the chumps. Batting first Pakistan showed that the good start of last match was an exception as they tottered to 31/3 in 10 with a COW of 42% as Anderson bowled a brilliant spell. Kamran and Fawad set up doing damage repair but the dip in Run Rate took a hit and by 25th over they were just 97/4 with COW of 41%. With only Fawad scoring a fifty and Afridi unable to convert his start in to something good Pakistan ended at 241 all out with their COW at 42%. England stuttered after a fine start and despite Strauss’s fifty they were 103/5 but their run rate kept their COW at 55%. Morgan and Wright put together a partnership that threatened to take the match away as England reached 201/5 in 38 with COW of 67%. But Umar Gul had different ideas as he ripped through the English middle – lower order with a six wickets haul bowling England out for 218 to win the match.

  First Inns (Pakistan)  
arrow 12 Overs: PAK 37/3 ENG 59% Pakistan got off to a terrible
      start losing 3 wickets while going around at a test match strike-rate. Pakistan’s chances decreased by 8% during this period.
arrow 25 Overs: PAK 97/4 ENG 59% Pakistan maintained their slightly
      slim chances by getting their run-rate to 4 but also losing another wicket .Pakistan’s chances did not change during this period.
arrow 38 Overs: PAK 179/5 ENG 53% Fawad Alam, Umar Akmal and
      Shahid Afridi greatly improved Pakistan’s position by playing aggresively.Pakistan’s chances increased by 5% during this period.
arrow 49.4 Overs: PAK 241/10 ENG 58% Despite the nice buildup Pakistan
      could not make hay during the death overs finishing with a mediocre total.Pakistan’s chances decreased by 5% during this period.
  Second Inns (England: Target 242)  
arrow 11 Overs: ENG 58/2 ENG 60% England got off to a better start
      than Pakistan, despite losing 2 wickets they were on par with the run-rate.England’s chances increased by 2% during this period.
arrow 22 Overs: ENG 111/5 ENG 55% England went through a bit of a
      bother as their middle-order crumbled against some good bowling. England’s chances decreased by 5% during this period.
arrow 33 Overs: ENG 176/5 ENG 63% The Pair of Morgan and Wright
      came good once again as a 50+ partnership put England on course for a victory.England’s chances increased by 8% during this period.
arrow 45.4 Overs: ENG 218/10 PAK 100% Morgan’s wicket opened the
      floodgates, as a magnificent spell of bowling by Umar Gul paved the way for a great backs to the wall victory.Pakistan won by 23 runs .

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