Poor bowling, game awareness, and poor captaincy allow English team a comfortable win in the 4th ODI at Trent Bridge Cricket Stadium, Nottingham. At one stage Pakistan had a complete grip on the game, but they lack few cricket skills which allowed England to pass through and had a comfortable win. England also wins the series by 3-0.

On winning the toss, England asked Pakistan to bat first. Early in the innings, Imam ul Haq didn't pick the ball which hit straight on his elbow. He was retired hurt, and the innings continued by Babar and Fakhar. Pakistan lost the scoring rate when Babar Azam entered the 80s. He took 35 balls after 75 to complete his 9th ODI ton. With the century of Babar Azam Pakistan became the 3rd cricket nation to score 200 ODI ton. Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik both played nicely and made impactful runs in the end. Malik's out was hilarious as he hit his bat on the wicket for no reason to justify. Pakistan scored 340/7, lowest in the series.

As expected England had a good start with the bat, Roy was dropped early in the innings by Fakhar Zaman which allowed him to score a brilliant hundred off 75 balls. After the wicket of Jason Roy, Pakistani bowlers did manage to pick wickets in quick succession as Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali went for zero along with their names. Ben Stokes held his nerves calm and played beautiful strokes. Joe Denly and Tom Curran played alongside him and made things easy.

At one stage England required 80 off 50 balls with 4 wickets left. Despite having all fast bowlers, none of them tried a yorker. The first yorker of the innings bowled in 47th over allowed Hassan Ali to picked up the wicket of Tom Curran. Other than that, we haven't seen a yorker from Pakistani pacers.

There was runout opportunity in the last five overs when captain Sarfraz Ahmad didn't go for an appeal. That runout might have turned the game in Green's favors. Sarfraz Ahmad was also not able to set the field and close the angles as the ground was not in a circle shape. 



It was a good game of cricket and spectators must have enjoyed the flat pitch. 

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  1. I think they should focus on bowling section betting doing well but because of poor bowling and feeding we loose the match

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