Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs England: Third ODI match at Dubai

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By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Feb 18, 2012

The series is at its mid-point and England find themselves comfortably positioned with an unassailable 2-0 lead. Pakistan now know that it is impossible to win the series from here on, but at the same time they would also be well aware of the fact that any error from their end could see them losing it.

Misbah-ul-Haq and his men have failed to match up to the quality displayed by their opponents twice now. Although the hosts did string together a better performance with the bat in the 2nd ODI, they still didn’t have enough in the arsenal to take them across the finish line. With two games remaining in the series, Pakistan cannot afford to lose a single game from here and the ‘Men in Green’ have to find a way to counter the English onslaught.

England’s path forward looks quite rosy and one without too many hurdles. They are 2-0 up and don’t have to be fearful of a possibility of losing the series, simply because it isn’t a possibility anymore. ‘The Three Lions’ can approach the rest of this series with a positive mindset and could even dream of whitewashing their opponents and returning the treatment that was dished out to them in the Test series.

Teams:

England: Alastair Cook (c), Kevin Pietersen, Jonatahn Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter(wk), Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steve Finn

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Umar Akmal (wk), Adnan Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema

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