England’s Adil Rashid pulled off a brilliant run-out against Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at Headingley in Leeds.
The incident happened in the 27th over of Pakistan’s innings, when the tourists were chasing a mammoth target of 352 runs. Babar was batting on 80 off 83 balls with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed at the other end. Sarfaraz pushed one on the leg side and was looking to take a quick single before deciding against it.
However, Babar, by then, had reached the middle of the pitch as wicket-keeper Jos Buttler quickly collected the ball and threw it towards the bowler. Before Babar could reach back, Rashid plucked the ball and executed a perfect no-look run out. The dismissal turned the game in England’s favour as Pakistan were looking on course towards the target with Babar in splendid touch.
Here’s the video:
Stop what you’re doing and watch this piece of skill!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 19, 2019
Pakistan were eventually bundled out for 297 runs and thus lost the match by 54 runs. The tourists also lost the five-match series by 4-0 as the first ODI was washed out due to rain. Prior to the ODI series, Pakistan suffered a defeat in the one-off T20I against England as well.