Pakistan in England, 5 ODI Series, 2019

England vs Pakistan - 4th ODI

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Date & Time: 17 May 2019

England 341/7

RR: 6.88 | England beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

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Jason Roy is awarded the Man of the Match for his impactful hundred. His knock set the tone up front and played a big role in England's victory.

Earlier in the match, Babar Azam stroked a beautiful century but failed to carry on. The likes of Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez also got starts but the kind of finish that was desired never came at the death. Eventually, it was one more defeat for Pakistan, their 9th in a row in a completed ODI and they are finding no momentum heading into the mega event.

It was yet another poor display of bowling and fielding from Pakistan. Their performance with the new balls was not up to the mark. The pacers failed to create much impact initially, however, towards the end, they bowled some great deliveries to scare the English team. The young bowler, Mohammad Hasnain, impressed with his pace but he went for aplenty. Junaid and Hasan were very inconsistent with their lengths and overall, it was once again a below-par show from the Asian team.

The target in excess of 300 is always supposed to be a challenging one but given the way England made a mockery of the last chase in Bristol, 341 looked below-par. The English openers once again laid a solid platform with Jason Roy finally converting his fifty to hundred, after getting dropped on 25 by Fakhar Zaman. It was a cruise for the hosts but then came a roadblock. They lost four wickets for 15 runs in a span of 17 balls in the middle overs which brought Pakistan back into the game. However, the asking rate wasn't too much and Ben Stokes along with the lower order batsmen - Joe Denly, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid overhauled the target in the last over.

A hard-fought win for a change for England. They won't mind it though as it tested their lower order batting. A fine knock under pressure from Ben Stokes and he stayed till the end to drive the English team home.

49.3
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, ENGLAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS! Junaid serves a short ball on off, Stokes stands back and pulls it powerfully to deep mid-wicket for a run. Ben is delighted and the English dressing room is applauding his effort.
49.2
1
H Ali to A Rashid, Wristily done. Hasan looks for the blockhole but ends up serving a low full toss on middle, Adil flicks it to deep square leg for one. Scores levelled.
49.1
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Lands it on a length outside off, Stokes strokes it through covers and takes a single. Looks interested for the second run also but it's never on. England on the brink.
48.6
4
J Khan to A Rashid, EDGY FOUR! Huge cheer from the Barmy Army! A length delivery outside off, Rashid goes hard at it and gets a fat outside edge. It flies past the diving keeper for a boundary at third man. 16 coming from the penultimate over, only 3 more needed off the final one.
48.5
2
J Khan to A Rashid, Shout for an lbw from the bowler! Junaid angles in a length ball outside off, Rashid gets across the stumps to play at it but misses. He is hit on the pads, the bowler appeals and Stokes calls his partner for a run. Fakhar gets to the ball at covers and has a needless shy at the bowler's end. Misses and they cross one more time.
48.4
0
J Khan to A Rashid, Play and a miss! Short again from Junaid, outside off and Adil tries to slam it over point, misses.
48.3
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, 10 off the first 3 balls, 9 needed off 9 now. Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
48.2
6
J Khan to Ben Stokes, SIX! Gone the distance! In spite of a good attempt in the deep. Short in length and wide outside off, Stokes whacks it over point and the fielder at the edge of the rope tries to jump and throw the ball back in play. Fails in doing so and England get a maximum.
48.1
3
J Khan to A Rashid, Three runs off the first ball! Full in length and outside off, angling away, Rashid strokes it over point. It races away and Hasan gets across it from sweeper cover. He puts in a dive to stop the ball and parries it towards third man. Hasnain coming in from there slips and that allows the third run.

19 needed off the last 2 overs. Junaid Khan to bowl the all-important penultimate over.

47.6
1
H Ali to A Rashid, Follows the batsman down the leg side with a length ball, Rashid forces it towards mid on and they cross for a single. Top over, 4 runs and a wicket from it.
47.5
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Nearly a yorker again, Stokes digs it out off the bottom end of his bat to mid off for a run.
47.4
1
H Ali to A Rashid, Shortish and on off, Rashid tries hitting it through the line but it takes the inner half of his bat and rolls towards square leg for a run.
47.3
0
H Ali to A Rashid, Lands it on a length and outside off, Rashid gets on the front foot and pushes it to the off side.

Adil Rashid is the new man in.

47.2
0
H Ali to Tom Curran, OUT! Timber! Hasan Ali spears in a yorker around leg, Curran moves back to dig it out but it goes off his bat to the stumps. Where were these yorkers before? The 61-run stand is broken but it has more than done the job. 22 needed more for a win.
47.1
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Fuller and on off, Stokes drives it firmly to mid off and takes one.
46.6
0
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, A dot ball to finish his spell of 10 overs. 80 runs for 2 wickets. Short in length and outside off, Curran makes space to hit it over point but misses.
46.5
2
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Edgy! Very full in length on off, Curran hangs on the back foot and throws his bat at it. Ends up slicing it over backward point and they take a couple of runs.
46.4
0
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Swing and a miss! Dot ball. A pacey delivery, shortish and outside off, Tom tries to slam it over point but misses.
46.3
1
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Too full in length on off, Stokes digs it out in the direction of mid off and scampers across to the other end.
46.2
6
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, SIX! Into the crowd! That's the longest part of the ground but Stokes has scaled it with ease. Hasnain angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Stokes hops back to make room and heaves it over mid-wicket. 26 needed off 22 balls.
46.1
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Spears in a full ball down the leg side, Stokes fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg. He calls for two immediately and completes it with ease. Leg byes signalled. 50-run stand comes up!
45.6
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Outside off, on a length, Stokes opens the face of his bat and steers it through backward point for a run. 40 runs in the last 4 overs and England need 34 off 24 balls.
45.5
1
H Ali to Tom Curran, Helps it off his pads to short fine leg for one.
45.4
0
H Ali to Tom Curran, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
45.3
4
H Ali to Tom Curran, FOUR! Curran is playing a gem. A length ball this time, Tom throws his bat at it and slaps it over backward point for back-to-back boundaries. England are going well here.
45.2
4
H Ali to Tom Curran, FOUR! Well played! Hasan follows the batsman down the leg side with a length ball, Curran swings it from the middle of his bat and it hurries behind square leg to reach the fence.
45.1
0
H Ali to Tom Curran, Lands it on a length around middle and leg, Curran goes deep inside the crease and defends it back.

Hasan Ali back into the attack. Pakistan need wickets here. Can he provide it?

44.6
0
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Skidding down the leg side, Curran tries flicking but misses and it goes off his pads to the off side. A leg bye taken. 10 from the over and England need 44 off 30 balls.
44.5
1
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Width on offer outside off, Stokes flashes his bat at it and it flies down to third man for a run.
44.4
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Stokes tries flicking but misses and it goes off his pads towards square leg. The keeper rushes across to his right to stop the ball. Sarfaraz puts in a slide but fumbles while picking up the ball. They take the second run. Given as leg byes.
44.3
4
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, FOUR! 15th ODI fifty for Stokes! England will be loving to have Ben in form just before the World Cup. Good length delivery outside off, Stokes shimmies down the track and hammers it over extra cover for a boundary. A fine knock by the all-rounder and now it's up to him to finish this chase for England.
44.2
1
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Shortish and on off, drilled down to long on for a run.
44.1
1
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, A back foot punch is blazed to extra cover for a run.
43.6
0
J Khan to Tom Curran, Length ball outside off, Tom looks to hit it but misses. 11 off the over.
43.5
4
J Khan to Tom Curran, FOUR! Misfield! Poor once again from Pakistan. On the pads, Tom flicks it wide of deep square leg. Hasan Ali easily gets there but misjudges it and the ball goes between his legs and to the fence for a boundary. They have been sloppy in the field in this game.
43.4
4
J Khan to Tom Curran, FOUR! They have overcooked the idea to bowl short to Curran. He whacks this back of a length ball over mid-wicket for a boundary.
43.3
0
J Khan to Tom Curran, Outside off, Curran looks to hit it but misses.
43.2
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Junaid is a lucky man. He serves a juicy fully toss outside off, Stokes does not punish it and just strokes it to deep point for a run.
43.1
1
J Khan to Tom Curran, In the air but safe. Back of a length ball on off, Curran looks to tuck it but gets a leading edge which lobs towards the cover region. They take a run.
43.1
0
J Khan to Tom Curran, WIDE! Starts the new over with a bouncer. It is a bit down the leg side and also over Tom's head. He ducks under it. Wide signalled.

Junaid Khan is back into the attack.

42.6
1
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 9 coming from this over, 65 needed off 42 balls.
42.5
1
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Good length ball on middle, Stokes eases it behind square leg and jogs across to the other end.
42.4
1
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
42.3
0
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Fullish and outside off, driven straight to covers.
42.2
2
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, Drama, drama! No harm done to England though. A length ball angling into the batsman, Curran helps it straight towards mid-wicket and looks for a run. Stokes sends him back and Tom reaches the crease as the fielder scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The ball ricochets towards covers and they complete a run. Stokes wants the second also and Curran responds to complete it safely. The throw this time reaches the keeper who just disturbs the stumps with one bail already off due to the initial direct hit. Needed to remove the stumps entirely.
42.1
4
M Hasnain to Tom Curran, FOUR! 10 in the last two balls for England now. A low full toss outside off, Curran crunches it square of the wicket on the off side and it has raced away behind point for a boundary. Pressure on the young bowler now.

Mohammad Hasnain is back into the attack.

41.6
6
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, SIX! Stokes has nailed it! Last ball of the over has gone for a biggie. Hafeez continues to fire it in. It's short and on middle, Ben moves inside the crease and muscles it over wide long on. 74 needed off 48 balls.
41.5
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Short and outside off, slapped from the back foot to extra cover.
41.4
1
M Hafeez to Tom Curran, Finds the gap through the off side this time. Flatter and shorter on off, Tom forces it to sweeper cover for a run.
41.3
0
M Hafeez to Tom Curran, Goes on the back foot and plays the cut shot but finds point. Pressure building, three dots now.
41.2
0
M Hafeez to Tom Curran, Flatter on middle, skidding down, helped off the pads to square leg.
41.1
0
M Hafeez to Tom Curran, Flighted and on middle, punched back to the bowler.

Gamble from Sarfaraz. He brings Mohammad Hafeez back into the attack.

40.6
1
I Wasim to Tom Curran, Drifting down the leg side, Tom works it behind square leg and crosses.
40.5
0
I Wasim to Tom Curran, Quicker one, full and on off, Curran keeps it out to covers.
40.4
0
I Wasim to Tom Curran, Plays it down to point and looks for a run, is sent back.
40.3
0
I Wasim to Tom Curran, Goes on the back foot and punches it to extra cover.
40.2
0
I Wasim to Tom Curran, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
40.1
1
I Wasim to Ben Stokes, Stokes works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

The new man in is Tom Curran. Powerplay 3 also signalled by the umpire. 5 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
0
J Khan to Joe Denly, OUT! Junaid has taken a stunner off his own bowling. All those fielding lapses from him will be forgotten if this breakthrough leads to something big for Pakistan. He digs in a short ball, not a slower one this time and Denly is hurried into his pull shot. Ends up playing it off the bottom half of his bat and it flies to the right of the bowler. Junaid reacts quickly and snaps a one-handed catch. He rolls on the ground a couple of times and then is on his knees for celebration. Imad comes and hugs him and Sarfaraz also joins him in showing his joy. The 42-run stand is broken. 83 needed off 60 balls.
39.5
0
J Khan to Joe Denly, Clever change in pace. Slower short ball around middle and off, Joe is early into his pull shot and it brushes his shoulders on its way behind to Sarfaraz.
39.4
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Fetches a short ball from wide outside off and pulls it down towards wide long on for a run.
39.3
0
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Steps down the track to a shortish ball outside off and hits it firmly through the line. Finds the extra cover fielder.
39.2
1
J Khan to Joe Denly, Back of a length delivery around leg, Denly glances it off his hips to deep square leg for a run.
39.1
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, A touch short and on off, Stokes taps it down to covers and rotates the strike.
38.6
2
I Wasim to Joe Denly, The length isn't quite short but there is width around off, Denly cracks it through point and a weak throw from the deep allows them to steal the second run.
38.5
1
I Wasim to Ben Stokes, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to long on for one.
38.4
0
I Wasim to Ben Stokes, Arrows in a flat and shortish ball on off, Stokes plays it down with the angle to mid-wicket.
38.3
1
I Wasim to Joe Denly, Comes from 'round the wicket for the right-hander and delivers a short ball outside off, Denly moves back and hits it to sweeper cover for one.
38.2
1
I Wasim to Ben Stokes, Quicker through the air again, full and on middle, Ben pushes it down through mid on for a run.
38.1
0
I Wasim to Ben Stokes, Beats the bat! Imad fires it full and wide outside off, Stokes tries playing the late cut but misses.

Imad Wasim is back on.

37.6
0
J Khan to Joe Denly, Back of a length delivery outside off, Denly tries playing the back foot square cut but fails to put bat on ball.
37.5
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Width on offer outside off, Stokes guides it down to third man for a run. Big cheer from the crowd as England reach 250!
37.4
1
J Khan to Joe Denly, On the pads, tickled in front of square leg for an easy run. The partnership moves to 33.
37.3
0
J Khan to Joe Denly, Beaten! A touch short on middle, Denly tries playing inside the line from the back foot but gets beaten.
37.2
2
J Khan to Joe Denly, Short in length again, on middle and leg, Denly pulls it to deep square leg where the fielder makes a sliding stop, two taken.
37.1
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Short and wide outside off, slapped down to sweeper cover for a run.
36.6
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Angles in a good length ball on off, Stokes nudges it to mid-wicket and pinches a single. 7 from the over, 96 needed off 78 balls.
36.5
4
H Ali to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Pulled away handsomely. Under 100 needed now. Short in length on middle, Stokes easily gets on top of the delivery and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary.
36.4
1
H Ali to Joe Denly, Full and on middle, Denly tries playing straight but it takes the inside edge and runs through square leg for a single.
36.3
0
H Ali to Joe Denly, Inward movement off the track. On a good length around off, Denly tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it's missing leg.
36.2
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Short in length and around off, Stokes goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a run.
36.1
0
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Angles in a length ball on off, Stokes covers the line and strokes it sweetly to mid off.
35.6
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Junaid goes for a yorker on off but it reaches on a low full toss to the bowler, Stokes does well to keep it out through cover-point for a single.
35.5
1
J Khan to Joe Denly, Junaid lets out a grunt and digs in a short ball on middle, Denly stands tall to ride the bounce and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
35.4
1
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Angles in a length ball on off, Stokes hits it across the line this time, wide of mid on and he crosses over to the other end.
35.3
0
J Khan to Ben Stokes, On a good length around off, Stokes punches it with a nice flow of his bat but he finds the mid off fielder.
35.2
2
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Shortish and outside off, Stokes stays back and packs a punch square of the wicket on the off side. The point fielder only makes a partial stop and the batsmen collect a couple of runs.
35.1
0
J Khan to Ben Stokes, Stokes has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

Junaid Khan is brought back into the attack, replacing Mohammad Hafeez. 108 needed off 90 balls.

34.6
0
H Ali to Joe Denly, Some movement off the deck this time. On a fuller length around off, shaping in and striking the batsman on the thigh pad as he fails to flick. A muted appeal only from the bowler.
34.5
1
H Ali to Ben Stokes, A little bit of width on offer outside off, Stokes stays back and steers it through point. The third man is quite square and hence only a run.
34.4
0
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Follows the batsman down the leg side with a full length ball, Stokes drives it fluently but finds mid off.
34.3
0
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Switches to 'round the wicket and slants in a length ball on middle, Ben blocks it from the back foot.
34.2
0
H Ali to Ben Stokes, On a length around middle, Stokes defends it on the leg side.
34.1
2
H Ali to Ben Stokes, Turns it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Hasan Ali replaces Shoaib Malik in the attack.

33.6
1
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Shortish and on off, Stokes pushes his weight on the back foot and strokes it to sweeper cover for one. Nelson required off 96 balls.
33.5
1
M Hafeez to Joe Denly, Flicks a full ball easily to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
33.4
2
M Hafeez to Joe Denly, Flighted and sliding down the leg side, Denly fails to sweep and it goes off his pads to fine leg. A couple taken and it's given as runs.
33.3
1
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Another back foot punch from Ben, this time to the left of extra cover and a run is taken.
33.2
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Shortish and on middle, Stokes punches from the back foot but straight to extra cover.
33.1
1
M Hafeez to Joe Denly, Floated and full on middle, it's worked with the turn to deep mid-wicket for a run.
32.6
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Fires one in on middle, a bit short, Stokes punches from the back foot but straight to mid-wicket. Pakistan quickly slipping in tidy over and the asking rate is nearly touching 7.
32.5
1
S Malik to Joe Denly, Tossed up ball on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
32.4
1
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Loopy and full on off, Stokes pushes it back firmly and Malik gets some extra bounce as he tries to collect the ball. He immediately moves his face away from the line and it goes behind at mid off for a run.
32.3
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Stokes has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
32.2
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, A back foot punch this time but he has hit that to covers.
32.1
1
S Malik to Joe Denly, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for a run.
31.6
0
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Lunges to a full ball and pushes it through the line. The mid off fielder makes the stop and the over ends, only 4 from it.
31.5
1
M Hafeez to Joe Denly, Full and spinning down the leg side, eased to long leg for a run.
31.4
1
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Quicker and shorter ball on leg, punched down to long on for one.
31.3
1
M Hafeez to Joe Denly, Flicks a full ball with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a single.
31.2
0
M Hafeez to Joe Denly, Too full in length on off, helped off the front foot to mid-wicket.
31.1
1
M Hafeez to Ben Stokes, Quicker one, full and on off, Stokes defends it off the inside half of his bat to square leg. A single pinched.

Mohammad Hafeez is into the attack now.

30.6
1
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Sliding down the leg side, Stokes goes deep inside the crease and hits it through square leg for a run.
30.5
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Hangs on the back foot to a short ball and taps it down to mid-wicket.
30.4
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
30.3
0
S Malik to Ben Stokes, Flatter and straighter on middle, Stokes defends it back with a straight willow.

Joe Denly walks out to bat next.

30.2
0
S Malik to M Ali, OUT! Another one bites the dust and it's game on! Loopy full ball landing outside off, Moeen kneels down to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge towards mid on. Fakhar runs to his right from mid-wicket, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a safe catch. England's lower order batting is exposed for the first time in this series. 4 for 15 in the last 17 balls. Great comeback from Pakistan.
30.1
0
S Malik to M Ali, Flighted and full outside off, Moeen gets forward and pushes it to point.

Shoaib Malik is into the attack now. 125 needed off 120 balls.

29.6
4
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Misfield again. This is terrible ground fielding by Pakistan. Short in length and outside off, Stokes leans back and ramps it down to third man. It races away and Junaid has a very simple stop to make. But he makes a complete mess and it touches the fence.
29.5
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Hasnain switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a back of a length ball on off, Ben goes on his back foot and defends it on the leg side.
29.4
4
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Gets bat on ball this time and finds the fence. Width on offer outside off, short in length, Stokes brings his bat down and cracks it behind point for a boundary.
29.3
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Beaten! Runs out of patience this time. Stokes flirts with a length ball outside off and is beaten.
29.2
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Pitches it up but the line is still outside off, Stokes gets forward to cover the line and allows it through.
29.1
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Good length delivery in the region outside off, angling away from the southpaw, Stokes shoulders arms.
28.6
0
I Wasim to M Ali, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.

Moeen Ali walks in at number 6, replacing his skipper.

28.5
0
I Wasim to Jos Buttler, OUT! Buttler goes for a duck! Is the game turning? Full and around leg, in fact a full toss. Buttler looks to play the paddle but the ball hits the back end of the bat and lobs up. Mohammad Hasnain runs to his left from short fine leg, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a decent catch. Now then, now then, now then...
28.4
0
I Wasim to Jos Buttler, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

Skipper Jos Buttler walks in next.

28.3
0
I Wasim to Joe Root, OUT! Caught and Root goes too! Massive, massive wicket for Pakistan and they now have two new batsmen in the middle. Tossed up, outside off, Root comes down the track and looks to go over the top, aiming for an inside-out shot. However, he is not to the pitch of the ball and gets a top edge. It goes behind and Mohammad Hafeez runs back from short third man. Sticks out his right hand but it pops out. However, he manages to hold it in the next attempt. 133 needed from 129 balls.
28.2
0
I Wasim to Joe Root, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
28.1
2
I Wasim to Joe Root, Full and down the leg side, Root mistimes his paddle, getting a top edge through the vacant short fine leg region. Two runs taken.
27.6
4
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Fine way to get off the mark. A short ball, around off, Stokes pulls it wide of mid on and ends the over with a boundary!
27.5
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, Played to the point region by the batsman.
27.5
0
M Hasnain to Ben Stokes, WIDE. Down the leg side, Stokes looks to flick but misses. Sarfaraz dives to his right but fumbles.

Ben Stokes walks in at number 4, replacing Roy.

27.4
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, OUT! Caught down the leg side. The 19-year old strikes. A short ball, down the leg side, Roy looks to pull but misses. There is a faint noise and the moment Sarfaraz collects, he smiles and puts in a big appeal. Pakistan appeal but Roy walks! A standing ovation for the Surrey batsman. What a knock. Once again, he has set England a wonderful platform. 6 out of his 8 ODI hundreds have come in run chases. Only now, for some consistency.
27.3
4
M Hasnain to J Roy, FOUR! What a shot! Outside off, on a length, Roy backs away to the leg side and chops it past the keeper to the third man fence!
27.2
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, Huge shout for an LBW! That missed everything. Or did it? What a ball. On a length outside off, Roy looked to defend but then the ball jagged back in, only to straighten a touch. Jason looked to get his bat down to defend but the ball seemed to miss everything. Hasnain though appealed for LBW but the umpire was firm. Not quite sure whether the ball hit the back leg.
27.1
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, A length ball outside off, Roy looks to cut but misses.
26.6
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
26.5
0
I Wasim to J Roy, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
26.4
0
I Wasim to J Roy, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
26.3
1
I Wasim to Joe Root, DROPPED! A sitter put down. Full and outside off, Root backs away and slaps it straight to mid off. Junaid Khan over there, grabs the chance but then falls over. And while doing so, the ball slips out of his hands to his left. A single taken.
26.2
4
I Wasim to Joe Root, FOUR! THE 100-RUN STAND IS UP! In 77 balls. Full and outside leg, Root gets down and paddles it pretty fine. Mohammad Hasnain gets across to his right from fine leg, dives but cannot quite stop the boundary.
26.1
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Comes down the track and drills it wide of long on for a single.

Imad Wasim returns. 6-0-46-0 so far.

25.6
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
25.5
4
M Hasnain to J Roy, FOUR! Roy continues to be in the mood... A short ball, around off, Roy pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
25.4
2
M Hasnain to J Roy, A short ball, around middle, pulled through square leg. Substitute Faheem Ashraf returns a good throw to the keeper but Sarfaraz fails to collect. Yet, he looks in anger at the fielder. Not the latter's mistake. Two runs taken.
25.3
1
M Hasnain to Joe Root, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
25.2
0
M Hasnain to Joe Root, On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
25.1
0
M Hasnain to Joe Root, Full on middle, pushed straight back past the non-striker towards mid on.

Mohammad Hasnain is back on. 4-0-30-1 so far.

24.6
0
H Ali to J Roy, Outside off, Root looks to push but misses.
24.5
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
24.5
0
H Ali to Joe Root, FIVE WIDES! A short ball, around middle, Root ducks and the keeper leaps. Too high for him too. All the way to the fine leg fence.
24.5
0
H Ali to Joe Root, WIDE. A bouncer around middle, Root ducks.
24.4
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Around off, defended solidly.
24.3
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Outside off, Joe looks to cut but misses.
24.2
2
H Ali to Joe Root, Outside off, nicely steered behind point for a couple.
24.1
4
H Ali to Joe Root, FOUR! 'Roooooooooooooooooooooooot!' goes the crowd. Gosh, this batsman is so quick. Just a fraction too short outside off, Root camps back quickly and just cuts it behind point for a boundary!
23.6
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, Flighted and on off, defended off the front foot. 12 from the over, England continue to cruise.
23.5
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, Roy has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
23.4
6
M Hafeez to J Roy, SIX! Roy reaches his 8th ODI hundred in style! Flatter and shorter around off, Jason goes deep inside the crease and repeats the last shot once again, only difference is that he has gone aerial. The ball flies handsomely over extra cover for a biggie. He is absolutely delighted and gives a thumbs up also.
23.3
4
M Hafeez to J Roy, FOUR! Roy picks the short length very quickly, he immediately gets back inside the crease and spanks it through covers for a boundary.
23.2
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, Leans forward and pushes a full ball to covers.
23.1
2
M Hafeez to J Roy, Tossed up ball outside off, Roy goes aerial and hits it over covers for a couple of runs.
22.6
0
H Ali to Joe Root, Appeal for an lbw! Some hint of reverse there as a length ball tail into the batsman from the middle stump line. Root tries flicking but misses. They appeal but it's going down.
22.5
1
H Ali to J Roy, Flicks a length ball to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and scampers across to the other end.
22.4
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Short again, Root turns inside the crease and helps his pull shot in the gap on the leg side for one.
22.3
1
H Ali to J Roy, Short ball on middle, pulled in front of square leg for a run.
22.2
0
H Ali to J Roy, Gets behind the line of the delivery and plays it down to covers.
22.1
1
H Ali to Joe Root, Risky run. Direct hit would have seen Root struggling. Back of a length ball on off, Joe taps it down to point and wants to pinch a run. No hesitation there and they switch over. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end making it easy for Root.

Hasan Ali is back on.

21.6
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Uses his feet to come down the track and helps it down through mid on for a run.
21.5
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, Allows the ball to spin back in and then punches it to extra cover for a single.
21.4
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Loopy and full on middle, it's eased down to long on this time for one.
21.3
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
21.2
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, Advances down the track and drives it down through mid off for a run. 150 up for England.
21.1
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot but straight to covers.
20.6
1
J Khan to J Roy, Outside off, bunted down to third man for a run. 15 from the over, England not doing the mistake of staying quiet in the middle overs.
20.5
6
J Khan to J Roy, SIX! This is a flat hit. A short ball, outside off, Roy pulls this with aplomb over mid-wicket! 50-RUN STAND IS UP, in 44 balls!
20.4
0
J Khan to J Roy, Short and outside off, Jason pulls out of the pull.
20.3
6
J Khan to J Roy, SIX! That is a terrific shot. A short ball, around middle and off, Roy gets across and pull-paddles it over fine leg!
20.2
1
J Khan to Joe Root, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
20.1
1
J Khan to J Roy, Backs away to the leg side, is followed, Roy is cramped but manages to steer it late towards third man for a single.
19.6
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, Action replay of the previous delivery.
19.5
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, The batsman has driven it through mid on for a single.
19.4
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.

What happened there? Hafeez comes on to bowl but at the last moment, does not deliver. Root is out of his crease and quickly gets his left leg back. But the Professor calmly tells him that he was not looking to Mankad. Replays show that he overstepped, so he did not deliver!

19.3
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
19.2
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler.
19.1
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
18.6
1
J Khan to Joe Root, A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
18.5
1
J Khan to J Roy, Outside off, on a length, dabbed to third man for a run.
18.4
1
J Khan to Joe Root, Ohhh.... that would have been close! Junaid has his hands on his head. Full and around middle, Rot comes down the track and hits this dead straight. Junaid sticks out his left hand and the ball brushes his fingers and goes behind. Now, at that moment, Roy was out of his crease. But luckily for him, the ball does not hit the stumps off the deflection! It rolls towards mid on and a quick single is taken.
18.3
0
J Khan to Joe Root, Outside off, played straight to point.
18.2
1
J Khan to J Roy, Outside off, tapped towards third man for a run.
18.1
1
J Khan to Joe Root, Around middle, Root gets across and works it through mid-wicket for a single.

Junaid Khan returns. 3-0-25-0 so far.

17.6
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
17.5
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Drives this down the ground for another single.
17.4
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.
17.3
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
17.2
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
4
M Hafeez to J Roy, FOUR! Short and outside off, Roy backs away and punches it through the covers for a boundary!
16.6
0
I Wasim to Joe Root, Tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler.
16.5
0
I Wasim to Joe Root, Played to the point region by the batsman.
16.4
0
I Wasim to Joe Root, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
16.3
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
16.2
2
I Wasim to J Roy, Full and around leg stump, Roy comes down the track and looks to go over mid on but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Skews it towards wide long on and gets a couple.
16.1
1
I Wasim to Joe Root, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
15.6
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
15.5
0
M Hafeez to J Roy, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
15.4
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Comes down the track and hits it down the ground for a single.
15.3
0
M Hafeez to Joe Root, Full and around off, pushed through mid off.
15.2
1
M Hafeez to J Roy, The batsman defends it from within the crease. They pick up a single.
15.1
1
M Hafeez to Joe Root, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

Drinks break. Here comes Hafeez.

14.6
4
I Wasim to J Roy, FOUR! Short and outside off, Roy punches this through cover and gets a boundary!
14.5
0
I Wasim to J Roy, Full and outside off, driven through mid off.
14.4
1
I Wasim to Joe Root, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
14.3
4
I Wasim to Joe Root, FOUR! Outside off, punched through point for a boundary!
14.2
0
I Wasim to Joe Root, Driven towards the mid off region.
14.1
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Full and outside off, driven down the ground for a single.
13.6
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, A length ball outside off, driven to vacant covers for a single.
13.5
4
M Hasnain to J Roy, FOUR! A short pitched delivery on the stumps, Roy loses the sight of the ball while going for the pull. The top edge parries over the keeper for a boundary to fine leg. 50 up for Roy.Can he convert it into a 100?

Hasnain comes on to bowl... but loses his runup. Seems like he lost his footing. The back leg just slipped a little, but very late.

13.4
1
M Hasnain to Joe Root, Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

Joe Root walks in at number 3, replacing Vince.

13.3
0
M Hasnain to J Vince, OUT! Chops it on! Finally a wicket for Pakistan and it has come because of excess pace. Vince backs away to the leg side and Hasnain follows him. The right-hander is cramped for room and looks to defend. Unluckily for him, the ball hits the bottom edge and then goes onto the stumps! The 94-run stand has been broken.
13.2
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, A short ball on the stumps, Roy pulls it to the fine leg fence where Junaid Khan fields and prevents a certain boundary. Only a single results.
13.1
1
M Hasnain to J Vince, Length ball outside off, driven through covers for a single.
12.6
1
I Wasim to J Vince, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.
12.5
0
I Wasim to J Vince, Outside off, driven straight to cover.
12.4
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.
12.3
1
I Wasim to J Vince, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
12.2
3
I Wasim to J Roy, Full and outside off, Jason looks to go inside out but gets a thick outside edge which escapes Mohammad Hafeez at short third man. Three runs taken.
12.1
4
I Wasim to J Roy, FOUR! Terrific shot. Around middle, Roy gets down and sweeps this through square leg for a boundary!
11.6
4
M Hasnain to J Vince, FOUR! TOP EDGE AND THEN A MISFIELD! A short ball, around middle, Vince looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. Gets a top edge which runs wide of long leg.
11.5
2
M Hasnain to J Vince, A short ball, on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
11.4
4
M Hasnain to J Vince, FOUR! That is an excellent placement. Outside off, Vince punches this on the up behind point and the ball just races away!

Going through the norms. The physio has just come out to check any concussion issues and also the helmet is being checked.

11.3
0
M Hasnain to J Vince, ON THE HELMET! But Vince looks fine. A short ball, around off, Vince looks to pull but misses due to the lack of pace. Is hit on the grille.
11.2
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
11.1
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, That is a tennis shot. A short ball, outside off, Roy comes down the track and mistimes his pull or swat, you can say, towards mid off.
10.6
0
I Wasim to J Vince, Flatter outside off, driven down the ground but fielded well by Imad in his followthrough.
10.5
0
I Wasim to J Vince, Flatter delivery driven to long on for a single.
10.4
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Flatter delivery, driven to long on for a single.
10.3
1
I Wasim to J Vince, Length ball outside off, driven to long on for a single.
10.2
0
I Wasim to J Vince, Length ball outside off, driven to long on for a single.
10.1
1
I Wasim to J Roy, A short ball on the stumps, Roy pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.

9.6
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, Outside off, steered towards third man for another single.
9.5
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, Outside off, a short one, Roy looks to pull but misses.
9.4
1
M Hasnain to J Vince, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
9.3
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
9.2
1
M Hasnain to J Vince, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. They pick up a single.
9.1
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, Full and around middle, Roy heaves it wide of mid on for a single.
8.6
1
I Wasim to J Roy, A length ball on the stumps driven to long on for an easy single.
8.5
4
I Wasim to J Roy, FOUR! Bad bowling. Full and down the leg side, Roy sweeps it powerfully over short fine leg!
8.4
2
I Wasim to J Roy, CHANCE MISSED! Oh dear Fakhar... Full and outside off, Roy looks to go over cover. But he is not to the pitch of the ball and miscues it. He hits this high in the air and Zaman runs back from cover to take it but the ball goes through his hands! Simple chance, missed...
8.3
0
I Wasim to J Roy, The batsman gives this a full swing of the bat, down on one knee.
8.2
0
I Wasim to J Roy, A flatter delivery outside off, Roy looking to cut misses on the shot. Not far from taking the outside edge.
8.2
0
I Wasim to J Roy, WIDE. Down the leg side, Roy lets it go.
8.1
1
I Wasim to J Vince, A flighted delivery outside off, driven to mid off for a quick single.
7.6
1
M Hasnain to J Vince, A little short in length and on middle, Vince glances it wide of short fine leg and crosses for a run.
7.5
1
M Hasnain to J Roy, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
7.4
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, Pitches it up and outside off, it's driven down the ground but straight to mid off.
7.3
4
M Hasnain to J Roy, FOUR! 50 up for England! Plenty of swing on this delivery as Hasnain delivers it close to 90 mph. It's full and outside off, Roy leans into the drive and crunches it through cover-point for a glorious boundary.
7.2
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, Stifled appeal for an lbw! Not given. A sharp delivery, on a length and sliding down the leg side, Roy is beaten in pace and fails to put bat on ball as he attempts to flick. They appeal for an lbw but the umpire turns it down. Sarfaraz has a word with his bowler and then decides not to trouble the third umpire.
7.1
0
M Hasnain to J Roy, Good length ball around off, Roy punches it off his back foot towards cover-point.

Mohammad Hasnain, the promising pacer, is introduced into the attack.

6.6
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Flatter arm ball, following the batsman down the leg side, Roy swings his bat at it and gets it away off the inner portion of his bat. It goes to square leg and they cross. 10 from Imad's first over.
6.5
1
I Wasim to J Vince, Very full and on off, it's eased down to long on for a run.
6.4
0
I Wasim to J Vince, Advances down the track to flick it on the leg side. But it's an arm ball which misses his bat and strikes him on the pads.

Five fielders on the leg side.

6.3
1
I Wasim to J Roy, Fires one in this time. It's around leg and Roy flicks it behind square leg. The fielder there dives across to his left to take the pace off the ball. Saves three runs for his team.
6.2
6
I Wasim to J Roy, SIX! Jason Roy needs no sighters against the spinner. Gets a full ball on middle, he clears his front leg and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
6.1
1
I Wasim to J Vince, Starts with a full toss on middle, Vince forces it down to long on for a run.
5.6
0
H Ali to J Roy, Good length ball around off, Roy is deep inside the crease, probably trying to play on the leg side but ends up pushing it back to the bowler.

First bowling change from Pakistan. It's going to be Imad Wasim.

5.5
0
H Ali to J Roy, Roy has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
5.4
1
H Ali to J Vince, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
5.3
1
H Ali to J Roy, Taps it down towards point and runs to the other end.
5.3
0
H Ali to J Roy, Wide! Drifting down the leg side, Roy tries flicking but misses.
5.3
0
H Ali to J Roy, Wide called for height, almost a double wide, quips David 'Bumble' Lloyd on air. Hasan goes short but it's way over the head of the batsman.
5.2
1
H Ali to J Vince, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
5.1
4
H Ali to J Vince, FOUR! Misfield inside the ring. Hasan Ali provides room outside off and Vince strokes it firmly through the line. Yasir (sub) at covers dives across to his left but fails to make the stop as it rushes behind. He then tries to chase it along with the point fielder but the ball crosses the rope.
4.6
4
J Khan to J Roy, FOUR! A life and now a boundary. This is how Roy rolls. The length short and around off, Roy charges down and gives himself some room too. He then powers it over mid off for a boundary.
4.5
1
J Khan to J Vince, Direct hit would have been curtains for Jason Roy! Shortish and around off, Vince dabs it to the left of point and scampers across to the other end. Babar stationed there moves smoothly across to his left and then has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The replays show that Jason was well short.
4.4
0
J Khan to J Vince, Switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Vince keeps it out from the inner half towards mid on. The mid-wicket fielder moves across to his left to stop the ball.
4.3
4
J Khan to J Vince, FOUR! Bang! Khan overpitches a shade this time and Vince bludgeons it straight down the ground for a cracking boundary. No need to run for those.
4.2
4
J Khan to J Vince, FOUR! Doesn't time it or middle it well but the placement is good enough to take it to the fence. Good length ball on middle, Vince tries playing it a lot straighter but it takes the inner half of his bat and rushes past the right side of mid on. The fielder gives the chase but the ball was always winning the race on this outfield.
4.1
0
J Khan to J Vince, A length ball around off, Vince stays back and drills it through the line. Finds the cover-point fielder.
3.6
1
H Ali to J Vince, Shortish and on off, it's pulled away in front of square leg. There is a sweeper on the leg side and hence only a run. Top over by Hasan.
3.5
1
H Ali to J Roy, Fractionally short in length and close to off stump, Roy sticks back and guides it down to third man for a run.
3.4
0
H Ali to J Roy, Too full in length on middle, Roy plays a well-timed on drive but finds the fielder inside the ring.
3.3
0
H Ali to J Roy, Good length ball outside off, hit down the ground but straight to mid off.
3.2
0
H Ali to J Roy, Goes chasing after a wide delivery outside off but fails to connect.
3.1
0
H Ali to J Roy, Beauty! Hasan delivers a peach and is really unlucky that the batsman has not edged it behind. He angles in a good length ball around off and gets it to straighten from there, Roy tries playing straight but is beaten.
2.6
1
J Khan to J Roy, Fullish and on middle, Roy brings down a straight bat and pushes it off the outer half past the bowler. Immediately calls for a run as the mid off fielder moves across to his right to stop the ball.
2.5
0
J Khan to J Roy, A touch short in length on off, Roy punches it off the outer half of his bat to cover-point.
2.4
0
J Khan to J Roy, Good length ball on middle, flicked again on the leg side but straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
2.3
4
J Khan to J Roy, EDGY FOUR! Nothing wrong with the delivery and the batsman is really lucky to fetch a boundary here. Back of a length ball on middle, Roy under edges his attempted pull shot over the stumps and past the left side of the diving keeper for a boundary.
2.2
0
J Khan to J Roy, Lands it on a length and straighter in line, Roy helps it off his pads to mid-wicket.
2.1
1
J Khan to J Vince, Full in length and around off, Vince plays a punchy off drive and the mid off fielder moves across to his left and then tries to stop it with his right hand. Fumbles a bit and they cross for a single.
1.6
0
H Ali to J Roy, Hasan Ali gets away with a loose delivery. Offers plenty of width outside off, Roy mistimes his back foot punch and finds the cover fielder inside the ring.
1.5
1
H Ali to J Vince, Back of a length ball around the batsman's hips, Vince gets back and taps it down behind square leg for one.
1.4
0
H Ali to J Vince, Sliding down the leg side at 87 mph, Vince tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls back to the bowler.
1.3
0
H Ali to J Vince, Good length ball on off, angling in, Vince moves back and tries to dab it down to third man but ends up playing it too straight to backward point. Three dot balls after a wide.
1.2
0
H Ali to J Vince, Flashes and misses! Ali tempts the batsman with a wide delivery outside off, Vince has a real go at it but fails to put bat on ball.
1.1
0
H Ali to J Vince, Nice timing but not in the gap. Good length ball on off, Vince stays back and punches it from the middle of his bat to cover-point.
1.1
0
H Ali to J Vince, Wide! Wrong line to begin with. It's too wide outside off and Vince decides not to chase it.

Hasan Ali to operate with the second new ball.

0.6
0
J Khan to J Roy, Play and a miss! Width on offer outside off, plenty of room to free his arms, Roy throws his bat at it but fails to connect. The kind of form he is in, he will try to go after every delivery. 6 from the first over.
0.5
1
J Khan to J Vince, This time the line is more on the leg stump and James tickles it behind square leg to rotate the strike.
0.4
0
J Khan to J Vince, Beaten on this occasion. Junaid gets a length ball to leave the batsman with his angle, Vince has a tame push inside the line, without any footwork notably, and is beaten comprehensively.
0.3
0
J Khan to J Vince, On a length around middle, James turns it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder planted in front of square leg.
0.2
4
J Khan to J Vince, FOUR! Crunching shot! Back of a length ball around off, angling away from the batsman, Vince stands tall on his back foot and punches it sweetly through covers. Off the mark in a brilliant manner.
0.1
1
J Khan to J Roy, Starts the spell with a full length ball around leg, Roy flicks it in front of square leg for a run. England are underway.

We're back for the run chase. Jason Roy has a new opening partner in James Vince. Last time, the former went berserk and made a complete mockery of a big chase. Will the script change today? Will Pakistan bowl and catch better? Only time will tell. Junaid Khan to begin proceedings with the first new ball...