Eoin Morgan
England skipper Eoin Morgan scored 68, his first ODI fifty in 12 innings Getty

England host Pakistan in the third game of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on 30 August (Tuesday).

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Hosts England continued their resurgence in the limited overs format, cruising past Pakistan by four wickets in the second ODI, to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Bowling first in seaming conditions, England's pacers made most of the conditions on offer bowling out their opponents to just 251 runs.

Pace-bowlers Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett all impressed getting pace and bounce which troubled the Pakistan batsman. The batting meanwhile looks in good hands, with Joe Root in particular excelling once again. Root scored 89 runs, his fourth consecutive ODI fifty to take England home, he got support from skipper Eoin Morgan who put his wretched form behind him to hit a measured 68, his first fifty in 12 innings.

The Three Lions go in to Tuesday's game knowing that a win will be enough for them to seal the series and are not expected to make any changes to their line up.

sarfraz ahmed
Sarfraz Ahmed scored his second ODI ton for Pakistan against England in the second game on 27 August, 2016 Getty

Wasim Akram, Pakistan's legendary left-arm bowler recently said that his country is playing ODI cricket like it's in the 1990's and he is absolutely right with the sub-continent nation currently struggling to keep pace with the game especially in the shorter formats.

That Pakistan could muster up 251 with the bat was due to the brilliance of keeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed, who scored 105 runs, his second ODI ton. At one point, Pakistan were struggling at 3-2 only for Sarfraz and Babar Azam and Imad Wasim to help the visitors recover.

The Men in Green are famed for their bowling, but the bowlers looked flat once again. They were unable to trouble the England batsman which will be a concern for the team management going forward in the series.

Pakistan will look to make changes in the side for the third ODI in what is a must-win game for them.


England to win

Betting odds (ladbrokes)

  • England to win: 1/3
  • Pakistan to win: 5/2

Team news


Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood.


Possible XI: Sami Islam, Sharjeel Khan, Azhar Ali (c),, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Umar Gul, Yasir Shah.