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England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live: Saqib Mahmood Takes Two Wickets in First Three Balls of the Match – WATCH


England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live: England are currently facing Pakistan in the first of the three-match ODI series at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. England’s newly named ODI captain Ben Stokes has won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Saqib Mahmood Takes Two Wickets in First Three Balls of the Match

England fast bowler Saqib Mahmood got his team off to an incredible start. Saqib first bowled a beautiful delivery to trap Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq on the very first ball of the match. The right-arm speedster then got the better of Pakistan captain Babar Azam just on the third ball of the first over of this 1st ODI. The English team and the crowd got pumped up as Saqib Mahmood picked up 2 wickets in the first three balls of the game.

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England vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live:

Pakistan find themselves in absolute tatters as they have been reduced to 26 for 4 in just 7 overs. Saqib has bowled remarkably well so far dismissing the trio of Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel. Earlier, England named as many as five debutants in their playing 11 namely Zak Crawley, John Simpson, Lewis Gregory, Brydon Carse and Philip Salt. On the other hand, Saud Shakeel is making his ODI debut for Pakistan in this 1st ODI against England.

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ENG Playing 11
John Simpson
Zak Crawley
James Vince
Ben Stokes
Dawid Malan
Philip Salt
Lewis Gregory
Saqib Mahmood
Craig Overton
Brydon Carse
Matthew Parkinson

PAK Playing 11 
Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam
Mohammad Rizwan
Saud Shakeel
Sohaib Maqsood
Shadab Khan
Faheem Ashraf
Hasan Ali
Shaheen Afridi
Haris Rauf

Watch England vs Pakistan Live score and streaming on the Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app.

England squad: Ben Stokes (captain), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Daniel Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali , Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali , Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Qadir.

Kuljyot Singh

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