England have produced some stunning batting efforts in the recent past, as part of their one-day revival in the post-2015 World Cup debacle period. And, their performance at Trent Bridge on Tuesday was astonishing to say the least.
Having been easily beaten in the first ODI at The Rose Bowl, Pakistan needed to do something significantly different to try and compete with the fiery English line-up. That wasn't to be the case though as the Lord's match was more a sense of déjà vu than anything else.
Despite having been held to a 2-2 draw in the Tests, England went into the ODI series against Pakistan as favourites, owing to the strength of their side as well as their current form. And, if the first ODI was any indication, Pakistan would have a tough time competing with the hosts in the series
If Pakistan were told at the beginning of the Test series in England that the end result would be a 2-2 draw, they would have taken it without much complaints. After all, they did not arrive in England with a team of high pedigree.
Pakistan continued their great run in The Oval Test for the second consecutive day to clinch the match by an impressive margin of 10 wickets, and in the process draw the series 2-2. After Younis Khan took the game away from England on the previous day,