England Women have started off their ODI series with new captain Heather Knight © Getty Images
England Women have started off their ODI series with new captain Heather Knight © Getty Images

England Women team have been clinical in their approach against Pakistan Women. Their dominance on visitors was quite visible in the ODI series they won by 3-0. There was not even a single match where Pakistan showed signs of comeback as they were busy taking a beating from the hosts. England outclassed Pakistan in each and every department of the game giving them no room to breathe throughout the series. Pakistan had no clue how to stop the hosts as they were no where near to the hosts. But a lot lies on the fact that Pakistan have not received enough exposure in this year. Unlike Pakistan, England have been busy this year as they have played 6 ODIs and 8 T20s already. ALSO READ: Tammy Beaumont hits 168, second century on the trot

England rattled Pakistan winning all three ODIs by huge margin whether they batted first or second. England won the first ODI by seven wickets with 111 balls to spare. Pakistan managed to score mere 165 before bundling out under 46 overs. The second ODI was worse as England amassed a huge total of 378 against visitors that is considered as one of highest total in Women ODI history. Another such incident happened in third ODI when England put on a huge total of 366 with the help of Tammy Beaumont’s 166 (fourth highest individual score in an innings). The facts suggest that Pakistan was no more than a weak and inexperienced side touring England.

Maybe inexperienced can be the explanation to the humiliating series loss. They have played just three ODIs and four T20Is in this calendar year The tour to England was their first tour of 2016. Even during the World T20 tournament Pakistan lost to England miserably in knockout stages.

(Note: Four T20Is played were in ICC T20 World Cup 2016).

England had one of the best tournament so far in 2016 against Pakistan. They not only whitewashed the ODI series but a few players played exceptionally well throughout making name for themselves. Heather Knight demolished Pakistan by taking a fifer in the opener. Katherine Brunt also tagged along for a fifer in third ODI which is her career-best and picked up nine wickets in the series. The showstopper was opener Tammy Beaumont who scored 342 runs in the series at an average of 171. It includes two centuries on trot and a half century. She was the discovery of the tournament as she did not have a single half century or a century to her name prior to the series. ALSO READ: England Women romp over Pakistan Women in 3rd ODI; complete whitewash

Pakistan team lacked these match winners as they recorded just two half centuries in the tour, one each from Sidra Ameen and Bismah Maroof. Their bowling lacked firepower to put pressure on England and if somehow they did, the efforts went in vain.

Pakistan need to play more cricket if they are to do better in any format of the game. Their record in previous year was quite impressive as they managed to win seven out of 12 matches. They have not played a single Test match since 2004. Even the last time England played a Test was in 2015. A lot of cricket is required from perspective of women to bring in the right exposure and experienced players in each team. Pakistan are to play three T20Is starting July 3. They should consider it as a chance to put up fight against hosts.

(Arun Rawal, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a daydreamer, movie buff, and cricket fanatic. He could not play cricket, so did the next best thing, writing for it. He loves to play the flick shot over square leg, and believes Sachin Tendulkar is God. His twitter handle is @ArunRawal93)