[caption id="attachment_841616" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-841616" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Jofra-Archer-Engand-Pakistan.jpg" alt="Jofra Archer, England, ICC World Cup 2019, England vs Pakistan" width="628" height="418" /> Archer conceded just six runs in four overs in a wicket-taking spell after England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/jofra-archer">Jofra Archer</a> continued his bid to earn a place in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> squad with a hostile opening spell against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> before rain meant there was no result in Wednesday's first one-day international at The Oval. <p></p> <p></p>Archer conceded just six runs in four overs in a wicket-taking spell after England captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/eoin-morgan/news/">Eoin Morgan</a> won the toss. <p></p> <p></p>The Sussex fast bowler's display was a rare highlight for a patient crowd who endured several rain interruptions in a mere 19 overs' cricket in south London before the umpires finally called this day/night fixture off at 7:11 pm (1811 GMT) local time. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan were 80 for two, with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/imam-ul-haq">Imam-ul-Haq</a> 42 not out and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/haris-sohail/news/">Haris Sohail</a> unbeaten on 14. <p></p> <p></p>Barbados-born Archer was not included in tournament hosts' England's preliminary squad for the World Cup but has a chance to force his way into their final 15. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/englandcricket/status/1126152819768213504 <p></p> <p></p>He showed glimpses of his ability while making ODI and Twenty20 international debuts against Ireland and Pakistan last week. <p></p> <p></p>On Tuesday, former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff said "anyone" <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/drop-anyone-to-get-jofra-archer-into-world-cup-squad-andrew-flintoff-tells-england-841039">should be dropped</a> to make sure Archer had a place in the World Cup squad. <p></p> <p></p>And Archer seized his latest chance in Wednesday's opening contest of a five-match ODI series with Pakistan. <p></p> <p></p>Archer started with a superb maiden over to Imam, generating movement off the pitch at sharp pace. <p></p> <p></p>And it was not long before he had <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/fakhar-zaman/news/">Fakhar Zaman</a> the century-making star of Pakistan's 2017 Champions Trophy final win over arch-rivals India at The Oval edging on three to Test skipper Joe Root in the slips. <p></p> <p></p>New batsman Babar Azam (16) struck three stylish boundaries before he edged Liam Plunkett to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, with Pakistan now 45 for two. <p></p> <p></p>What turned out to be the last ball of the day saw Buttler miss a chance to stump Haris off leg-spinner Adil Rashid, with the batsman stranded down the pitch. <p></p> <p></p>Imam recovered his composure after Archer's fine start, the opener facing 68 balls, including five fours. The series continues at Southampton on Saturday.