England white ball captain Eoin Morgan applauded the Ben Stokes-led second-division English unit for taking an undisputed 2-0 lead against a full-strength Pakistani team in the three-match ODI rubber.
Prior to the ODI series, English cricket got into big trouble because seven members of the group – including three unnamed players – tested positive for the Wuhan virus.
The seven infected members and the rest of the group were immediately forced into isolation when the English and Welsh Cricket Board formed a new group made up of an abundance of players who were not led by Ben Stokes.
With so much inexperience in the English setup, one would think that Pakistan would eventually break their drought because they had not won a bilateral ODI series in the UK since 1974.
The unpredictable nature of Pakistan flared up again in the first two one-day matches when the batting unit led by Babar Azam fell like nine pins in the consecutive matches against the English bowling attack led by Saqib Mahmood and Lewis Gregory.
After being shot out for just 141 in the first game, Pakistan fail again with the relentless accuracy, and the seam and swing caused by Mahmood and Gregory are finally pursued for 195 in 41 overs. of 248 in a 47-over-a-side match affected by the rain.
While Saqib Mahmood [2-21 in 8 overs] and Matthew Parkinson [2-42] demanded two wickets each. Lewis Gregory, the versatile player, played with both bat and ball when he scored an important 47-ball 40, except that he claimed 3/44 in eight overs.
The regular captain, Eoin Morgan, who won 52 runs, went to England on Twitter to praise the English team led by Ben Stokes, while also achieving the greatness of the group.
”15 of the current group in isolation. Buttler and Archer injured. What @ benstokes38 and the team have achieved is incredible. We look forward to watching the next game! Wrote Eoin Morgan.
15 of the current group in isolation. Buttler and Archer injured. What @ benstokes38 and the team achieved incredible results 🙌🏻 We look forward to watching the next game!
– Eoin Morgan (@ Eoin16) 10 July 2021