A brilliant game of cricket between the two best sides ended with England's win. The match that was expected to finish in the 40th- 45th over went till the last over. Both teams scored 734 runs in total. Two centuries, one from each side shows that English conditions are now suitable for batting. 

Jos Buttler, one of the best hitters of white ball cricket, scored a brilliant century. He scored 110 runs off 55 balls including 9 sixes and 6 fours. His power hitting helped England to score 373 for the loss of just 3 wickets. Captain Eoin Morgan also played a good cricket knock by scoring 71 off 48 balls. 

Pakistan highest chase in ODI cricket is 326 against Bangladesh and, this was the best chance they had. In the start they made it looked too easy. Fakhar Zaman who was not performing for the last couple of months came back with a strong reply. He scored 138 off 106 balls. His partnership with Baber Azam put Pakistan in a very strong position. Pakistan lost the temperament when they both got out in two consecutive over. 

Despite depth overs bowling, Pakistan is also struggling with its lower order batting.  The platform was all set for the hard hitters like Asif Ali, Imad Waseem, and Faheem Ashraf but, they couldn't avail. After scoring a 50 Asif needs to be more smart and sensible. He lost his wicket when he could turn the game dramatically.

Faheem and Imad need to improve their power strokes. They will be batting on the same number in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and it demands decent hitting. Particularly Faheem Ashraf, who is considered as a replacement for Abdul Razzaq but, with no such performance. 

Sarfraz Ahmad also needs to improve himself as a stroke player, or he needs to up his number. Else his all contribution will be in vain like today.

Pakistani bowlers must learn the depth over strategies of cricket. England bowlers aren't the best but, they stick to plan and ball accordingly. Its all about maintaining the line and not to try hard. Pakistan has a variety of fast bowlers waiting on the bench. They must try them to make the best combo for the World Cup 2019.

In the end, Pakistan was only 12 runs short. They almost had a win, but super performance in the fielding and bowling turned the things in England's favor. 



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