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"Mujhe Zimbabwe ke saath khelna hai!"- Fans roast Pakistan as England complete ODI whitewash

Twitter trolled Pakistan team for an embarrassing loss
Twitter trolled Pakistan team for an embarrassing loss
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Pakistan had to face an embarrassing series whitewash at the hands of a second-string England side in the ODI series. The hosts, captained by Ben Stokes, won the third ODI despite Pakistan scoring a mammoth 331-9 in their first innings.

The visitors might have felt they had enough runs on the board, thanks to a career-best 158 from skipper Babar Azam. But the new-look England side showed tremendous spirit throughout the series and fittingly won the series 3-0.

Twitter trolls Pakistan for embarrassing loss

Fans on Twitter hailed the bench strength of the England side, who despite having their entire first-team put into isolation, had enough talent to see off a full-strength Pakistan team.

Others trolled Pakistan cricket for their unpredictability and inability to beat a relatively weak England team. Here's how they reacted to Pakistan's loss:

A brilliant hundred from Babar Azam and a few important contributions from other Pakistan batsmen had put them in the driver's seat and on course to salvage a win in the series. England didn't have the likes of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow up top to make a mockery of the chase.

The hosts lost Dawid Malan early and were instantly on the back foot. Although Philip Salt played a breezy cameo of 37, there were wickets falling at regular intervals. England had already lost half their side midway through the chase.

But James Vince stepped up when it mattered the most. The right-hander scored his maiden ODI hundred and stitched an important 129-run stand alongside Lewis Gregory, who scored a well-made 74.

In the end, England reached the target quite comfortably with three wickets in hand. While there will be jubilation and celebrations in the English camp, the visitors are left with lots to ponder.

Despite being a full strength side, Pakistan were outplayed in all three departments throughout the series and one could argue their overdependence on Babar has been exposed. Only time will tell whether they will be able to bounce back in the T20I series.

Edited by Parimal Dagdee
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