Twitter had a field day following Pakistan’s embarrassing 0-3 whitewash at the hands of a second-string England side. Memes flooded the social media site Twitter, after a scintillating century from skipper Babar Azam wasn’t enough to save the Men-in-Green’s blushes.
Going into the dead-rubber, Pakistan had nothing but pride to play for. Being sent in to bat first, Pakistan turned up in the first innings courtesy a couple of excellent partnerships. They were in familiar territory when they lost a wicket early, but Babar Azam decided to show up this time. He steadied the ship with Imam-ul-Haq before the latter was dismissed by Matthew Parkinson.
In walked Mohammad Rizwan, who has had a dismal tour so far, to join the skipper in the middle. They started off slowly before launching into the bowling attack, with Babar reaching his 100 in the process. A cluster of wickets at the end meant Pakistan didn’t get the desired finish. However, they had a par total at hand after reaching 331 in their 50 overs.
Their hopes of a solitary win increased when they sent half the English side back into the hut at 165. Unfortunately for them, James Vince, who is making a comeback to the side in the series, paired up with Lewis Gregory to build the match-winning partnership. Vince barreled towards a brilliant hundred, while Gregory made a quick-paced 77 off 69 balls.
Before both of them were dismissed, they had put England in a winning position. Craig Overton and Brydon Carse finished the formalities and sent Pakistan to a humiliating 0-3 defeat.
Following the defeat to England, Twitter users stacked the pain on the Pakistan team. A plethora of memes popped up, mocking the team for their performance.
Here are the best of the lot:
Me @ the Pakistan cricket team pic.twitter.com/qubYhGbFN0
— Usman🇵🇰 (@Uzzyyyy) July 10, 2021
That's me expecting Pakistan cricket team to surprise me with their good performance but instead they actually end up surprising me. pic.twitter.com/RA6TdPQ7jM
— Humna. (@Humnayyy) July 8, 2021
— pakistan Cricket (@Mersal_Ajay_17) July 14, 2021
— garvit (@_garvitgulati) July 13, 2021
Pakistan lost series by 3-0 to England
Cricket World – pic.twitter.com/DtojVJfFrB
— Arvind Sonrish | XiZi (@_xi_zi_) July 14, 2021
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) July 14, 2021
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) July 13, 2021