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5th ODI: England beat Pakistan by 54 runs, win series 4-0


LEEDS: Chris Woakes took five wickets as England beat Pakistan through 54 runs to win the 5th one-day international at Headingley on Sunday.

Victory, of their ultimate match ahead of the World Cup hosts and favourites title their tournament squad on Tuesday, noticed England to a 4-0 series win after the primary match was once washed out.


Scorecard: England vs Pakistan, 5th ODI

Woakes took three wickets for no runs in 9 balls as Pakistan slumped to 6 for 3 in pursuit of a goal of 352.

Babar Azam (80) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (97) then kept England at bay but each batsmen have been run out and any lingering hope Pakistan had went with them.

Woakes needed just three balls to have Fakhar Zaman out, stuck through Joe Root at 2nd slip, out for a duck.

Abid Ali (five) was once then lbw to Woakes, with Paul Reiffel's resolution upheld on umpire's call.

Seam bowler Woakes then nipped one again to have Mohammad Hafeez lbw for nought, despite the fact that replays suggested Reiffel's verdict could have been overturned if Pakistan had reviewed the decision.

Babar, on the other hand, carried on from his 115 in a three-wicket defeat at Trent Bridge on Friday with a 59-ball fifty ahead of advancing down the pitch to force off-spinner Moeen Ali for 6.

But a fourth-wicket partnership of 146 led to frustrating fashion for Pakistan.

Sarfraz prodded at an Adil Rashid supply and prompt for a single.

But wicket-keeper Jos Buttler moved temporarily from in the back of the stumps to throw the ball to the bowler's end the place Rashid, with Babar looking to regain his flooring, flicked the ball onto the stumps from in the back of his again with out having a look to finish a run out.

A reputedly angry Sarfraz hit Rashid for four, six and four off successive deliveries.

But Rashid, in front of his Yorkshire house crowd, disregarded Shoaib Malik with a diving left-handed catch off his own bowling.

Safaraz was once denied what would had been his 3rd ODI hundred in unusual fashion.

Buttler, having stopped the ball together with his boot, noticed the rebound fell kindly to run out Sarfraz, who narrowly didn't flooring his bat in time.

Despite some late harm to David Willey's figures through Mohammad Hasnain, Pakistan have been sooner or later all out for 297 in the 47th over.

Earlier, England have been set for a huge rating at 191 for 2 off 25 overs.

But a number of batsmen got themselves out, together with Test skipper Root, who top-scored with 84, and one-day captain Eoin Morgan, who made 76 on his return to the side.

Root and Morgan put on 117 in 18 overs nevertheless it still needed tailender Tom Curran's unbeaten 29 to take England past 350.


Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took three for 53, whilst fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi had four for 82 after putting at each ends of the innings.


But the final over noticed Curran hit a six and then ramp an outrageous four off successive Hasan Ali deliveries.


Morgan, again after a one-game ban for sluggish over-rate offences, hit five sixes -- together with one onto the roof of the Old Pavilion Stand off Mohammad Hasnain -- ahead of a mistimed pull off Afridi was once stuck through Abid.


Root was once even nearer to a century when he holed out off Hasnain, having confronted 73 balls together with 9 fours.


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