August 30, 2016 became a day to forget for the Pakistani cricketers as they were beaten down and out by England at Nottingham in the third of the five-match ODI series.
England, after opting to bat first, scored a record 444-3 in 50 overs and Pakistan's reply of 275 all out was not at all satisfactory.
Apart from Sharjeel 30-ball 58 and Mohammad Amir's (58 off 28) late flurry with the bat, there were not many moments for Pakistan to cherish in the match.
England have now bagged an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series and here is what the Pakistani cricketing fraternity had to say about Azhar Ali and his men's defeat.
It's raining sixes here boys are getting hammered big time .Is there any hope left ?— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 30, 2016
Team Pakistan got to play with out fear of losing.They have the talent and ability what they need is self belief and confidence .— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 30, 2016
I know its heartbreaking but shouldn't forget we are #9 team, Allow some time for young lads to adjust at this level @TheRealPCB— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) August 30, 2016
We all fall down in life the question is who gets up?Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit! Still three to go.— Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) August 30, 2016
1- Pak Test team— . (@iPakiLad) August 30, 2016
2- Pak ODI team pic.twitter.com/huA0wl0OpQ
It was a hard & tough day for bowlers and toughest one for whole team.don't loose hopes and heart be strong and bounce back with dignity.— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) August 30, 2016
One of the lowest day in history of Pakistan cricket !! #EngvPak— Muhammad Wasim (@MuhammadWasim77) August 30, 2016
Meanwhile, here are the reactions from other parts of the world.
Tremendous from @englandcricket today. I adore the derring do attitude of this team. They're a joy to watch— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) August 30, 2016
Great to watch @englandcricket Some seriously talented young lads whacking the ball to all parts— Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) August 30, 2016
It's strangely unenjoyable watching decent bowlers being remorselessly flogged to or over the boundary. Or am I biased?— simon hughes (@theanalyst) August 30, 2016
He could be anything... Just let him find his feet... He will work it out in time. https://t.co/cvyaRT3RTH— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) August 30, 2016
Pakistan look like they are already on the big bird back home ..... #ENGvPAK— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 30, 2016
This England ODI squad is ridiculously good - leagues ahead of the ODI teams I played in!! @englandcricket— Craig Kieswetter (@kiesy_22) August 30, 2016
444.... PHEW😱😱😱😱. Absolute carnage.. #ENGvPAK— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) August 30, 2016
Feeling very smug about predicting a 400+ total with @markchapman before the game. You don't have to dress well to know the game!!— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) August 30, 2016
That is ridiculous from our guys in the ODI. Watching with my moth open! 😱😯— Steven Finn (@finnysteve) August 30, 2016
Don't worry Pakistan fans ... They have asked me to be fielding coach ... !!!!! #EngvPak— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 30, 2016
However, since the Pakistanis were busy consoling their team and the English players were hailing their records, the Pakistani fans were not in a great mood.
Never knew that living in a different time zone would be such a blessing that it would spare me from a sheer disappointment. 😄 #PakvsEng— Khalida (@KhalidaTasneem) August 31, 2016
'Naak cutting', Chapter 3, ODI series. #PakvsEng— Saima Khan (@saimaxkhan) August 30, 2016
All his inconsistency aside, but 'Abhi Afridi rehta hai, kuch bhi ho skta hai', had more hope than anything else in the World. #PakvsEng— Ali (@iPakistani10) August 30, 2016
.......And we have world- class bowling attack...! #PakvsEng— Aalia Rasheed (@aaliaaaliya) August 30, 2016
We'd have scored 500 with KP.#ENGvPAK— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 30, 2016
Tremendous century for Wahab. The best of the day #EngvPak— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) August 30, 2016
I am disappointed with all those people who are not happy with one day performance of Pakistan Team #PakvsEng— Zaafir Ali (@Zaafirali) August 31, 2016
Allah hafiz Pakistan ODI Cricket !— Hammad Khalid🇵🇸 (@MadiizTweets) August 31, 2016
dukh bs es baat ka hai ek aur talent M Amir zaya ho ga !!#PakvsEng
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