Pakistan & England Gear up for 3-Match T20 Fights

November 24 14:47 2015

england matchNew Delhi, Tuesday, November 24 – Confidence of English cricketers is high these days as they lately finished 4-match One–Day Internationals 3-1. The win was massive for England as Pakistan ended 3-match Test series 2-0. If truth be told then Pakistani cricketers gave their best in the longest format and logged victories on the opponents by a huge margin.

Inflicting defeat of 178 runs and 127 runs on England, who thrashed Australia in the Ashes thanks to some great performances and team spirit, made Pakistan confident. It was probable that England might bounce back and chase the target to level the series after first match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi ended in a draw. But England succumbed to good bowling by Pakistan by accumulating 306 runs and 156 runs in first and second innings after Pakistan totaled 234 runs and 355 runs.

England even stayed far away from achieving the success in the opening ODI when Pakistan chased the feeble target of 216 runs in 43.4 overs with six wickets in hand. But it was the last moment for the men in green caps to flaunt a broad smile and think of sealing the series as England bounced back in sheer style, ending all hopes of the opponents to shine any further.

Three consecutive wins on Pakistan in 50-50 over match helped England shine and sent Pakistan on the back foot.  English cricketers gave a sound reply to Pak with near to perfect batting, bowling and fielding. The 2nd ODI was won by 95 runs, 3rd by 6 wickets, and 4th by 84 runs. Thanks to the last victory, probability of Pakistan to equalize the series 2-2 ended, giving much relief to England players, who were tired of losing especially when great experience of the Ashes was fresh in mind.

However, since T20 matches are to start soon, both teams are making sure that their tools get sharpened on time so that potential of players can be capitalized in the best way possible.  First T20 match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai after a couple of days. Pakistan will try to start the series with a win, which is imperative to regain confidence. While at the same time, attention of the ODI series’ winner will be continue their winning streak and end the tour with immense success at their side.

Game 2 of the same series will be played in the same ground on November 27, whereas the final blow will be hosted at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah on November 30. The T20 International series are by and large entertaining as the outcome is out usually in less than 4 hours. Cricket fans who can’t wait any more to catch the action between these two teams just wish for time to fly as early as possible given that they can smell great entertainment after a few hours.

Pakistan have won the Test series even as England have recently registered triumph in the ODI series. Now, eyes of both playing XIs must be finishing the tour by putting their best foot forward and flying back to home with their heads held high. Let us wait and watch who succeeds in 20-20 over game, where the format and rules supports batsmen to take risk and go for hitting the ball hard to accumulate runs in pace.