Pakistan, England ODI Series Off To A Rainy Start

The five-match ODI series between Pakistan and England began on the worst possible note for both the teams as the inaugural match was abandoned due to rain after just 19 overs.

The rain provides both a delayed start and constant interruptions to Pakistan’s innings. English Captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl, and opening proceedings were dominated by Jofra Archer, playing just his second ODI for England. The fast bowler proved near unplayable in his first two overs; he found the edge of Fakhar Zaman to remove him for three and began his day with two maidens.

The arrival of Liam Plunkett saw some respite for Pakistan

The arrival of Liam Plunkett saw some respite for Pakistan with Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam both finding the fence against the 34-year-old seamer. He did remove the dangerous Babar (16) as an outside-edge from the right-hander’s bat carried behind to Jos Buttler.

The first rain interruption arrived in the 17th over. While play did resume, it did so for only a few more overs. A missed stumping by Buttler off an Adil Rashid googly to Haris Sohail would be the last bit of action. The match was eventually called off with Pakistan managing 80 runs for the loss of two wickets.

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