ENG vs PAK 3rd ODI Highlights today Tuesday, 7-13-2021 – 3rd ODI, Pakistan tour of England from Edgbaston, Birmingham.
England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Ben Stokes: “It’s a great day, remembering one of cricket’s greats and raising awareness for prostate cancer. I’ve been very impressed by everyone, been a bizarre week but everyone’s stood up.” It’s an unchanged team, he confirms.
Babar Azam: “We have lost the series but trying to win momentum back for the T20 series.” He too has named an unchanged XI. No Mohammad Hasnain, as Haris Rauf is trusted to deliver the goods in support of Afridi and Hasan Ali.
England team: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 James Vince, 5 Ben Stokes (capt), 6 John Simpson (wk), 7 Lewis Gregory, 8 Craig Overton, 9 Brydon Carse, 10 Saqib Mahmood, 11 Matt Parkinson.
Pakistan team: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Sohaib Maqsood, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf.
Match Timings: 12:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Umpires – David Millns, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – ODI no. 4303
Post Match Presentation.
Babar Azam: “We started well but we were sloppy in the field,” he says in Urdu. “We had our opportunities but couldn’t capitalise due to our fielding. We will learn from our mistakes and hopefully not repeat them.”
The Player of the Series is Saqib Mahmood for his nine wickets and permanent classy threat. “Pretty special week, given responsibility of the new ball and to repay that, I’m pretty happy. The culture is set from Eoin and Silverwood, and Stokesy stepped in this week. I’ll take it as it comes, this time last week I was waiting to play for Lancashire.”
The Player of the Match is James Vince for his 102 from 95 balls. “We got off to a quick start so the rate wasn’t out of control, and Lewy got important boundaries at the right time. We took our time to knock it around. Pleasing to make a contribution, this time last week didn’t expect this opportunity.”
And a word for Bob Willis, “one of the greats of the game, not only for England, and I know today has done a real good job of raising awareness of prostate cancer.”
Ben Stokes: “Throughout the series the efforts have been fantastic, massive thanks for all the players and coaches for making this happen, we’ve all managed to pull through. The normal personnel aren’t here but credit to Eoin, and Silvers, and Trevor Bayliss, for the way they’ve lead the team over the last six years. Play fearless cricket, like Phil Salt at the top. The most pleasing thing is no-one is affected by the situation and had a great time in front of the Edgbaston crowd. Everyone called up has seriously put their hand up.”