Pakistan in England, 5 ODI Series, 2019

England vs Pakistan - 5th ODI

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

Date & Time: 19 May 2019

Pakistan 297/10

RR: 6.34 | England beat Pakistan by 54 runs

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That is it from this game and series then. England have stamped their authority with a 4-0 victory and will aim to replicate this form during the World Cup. Not too many international matches being played over the course of these 10 days with the warm-up games starting on May 24. Looking forward to the big tourney. Take a break, refresh yourselves and be back for the mega event. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

CHRIS WOAKES HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Good choice, given that normally batsmen get that award and Root and Morgan were in the reckoning. But well done Woakes, with a 4-fer and a 5-fer in this series. JASON ROY HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE SERIES, for scoring 277 runs in just 3 outings, which had a century and 2 half centuries.

At last, we got a 5-fer in this series. It was turning out to be monotonously boring with only batsmen getting their runs. But in this game, we got a 4-fer from Afridi and then in the run chase, a 5-fer from Woakes, breaking Pakistan's backbone. Rashid was decent too, for his couple of wickets. It was a better performance from England but their bowling still needs a working over.

It is at that stage when the actual fight began. Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed sized up the deck beautifully and played sensible strokes. Their 146-run stand kept Pakistan in the hunt till Adil Rashid produced a beauty in the field to run Babar out. Post that, Sarfaraz tried to hang around and take his team home but eventually, it was too much for him and he felt 3 runs short of his ton.

Heard of the saying, 'Looks are deceptive?' Perhaps Pakistan were deceived by the look of this pitch. They probably thought it was a belter like the previous ones in this series and could play their shots. But they were wrong. One needed to get set on this pitch and then try to play shots. Before they could even think of the word boundary in their mind, Woakes had reduced them to 6/3 in 3 overs.

For a change, in this game, the bowlers got a chance to come to the party. At first, with Root and Morgan going great guns in the first innings, it seemed like 500 was indeed on the cards. But Root's wicket led to a collapse and England were 'restricted' to 351. At the halfway mark, given the way Pakistan had batted in this series, it looked like they might chase this down.

A perfect warm-up heading into the World Cup for England. Their 11TH SUCCESSIVE UNBEATEN BILATERAL SERIES IN ODIS. Plus in this one, not a game lost.

46.5
0
A Rashid to M Hasnain, OUT! STUMPED! Game, set and match. More flight from Rashid, Hasnain comes down the track and looks to swipe against the line. He misses but Buttler doesn't. Easy stumping. ENGLAND WIN BY 54 RUNS AND CLEANSWEEP PAKISTAN 4-0!
46.4
0
A Rashid to M Hasnain, Nicely floated around off, watchfully defended.
46.3
4
A Rashid to M Hasnain, FOUR! Terrific shot! A flighted delivery around middle, Hasnain comes down the track, takes it on the full and bashes it over the bowler, down the ground, beating long on!
46.2
1
A Rashid to S Afridi, Full and around leg, swept through square leg for a single.
46.1
0
A Rashid to S Afridi, The googly, around leg, Afridi looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.

Adil Rashid returns.

45.6
6
D Willey to M Hasnain, SIX! Ho ho ho! Take a bow, you 19-year old! A length ball outside off, Hasnain clobbers that over cover and it goes the distance!

Ha ha ha! What happened there? Hasnain keeps backing away to the leg side, goes out of the pitch but Willey does not deliver! He probably expected Hasnain to not play that ball.

45.5
0
D Willey to M Hasnain, Ouch. A length ball, around middle, Hasnain backing away swings hard but gets a thick inside edge onto his left boot. Afridi immediately asks his younger partner whether he is fine.
45.4
1
D Willey to S Afridi, Pushes this through the covers for a run.
45.3
0
D Willey to S Afridi, Outside off, Afridi swings hard but gets a thick outside edge which does not carry to the keeper.
45.2
0
D Willey to S Afridi, Gets across his stumps and paddles this straight to short fine leg.
45.1
2
D Willey to S Afridi, Outside off, creamed over covers for a couple.
44.6
4
C Woakes to M Hasnain, FOUR! Outside off, Hasnain creams this over cover!
44.5
0
C Woakes to M Hasnain, Comes down the track but gets a bouncer. Hasnain ducks.
44.4
2
C Woakes to M Hasnain, Everything is off side for this kid. A length ball outside off, Hasnain backs away and slaps it over cover. Jonny Bairstow rushes to his right from sweeper cover, dives and then flicks it to Eoin Morgan running back from cover. Two runs taken.
44.3
0
C Woakes to M Hasnain, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
44.2
1
C Woakes to S Afridi, Outside off, flayed through the covers for a single.
44.1
4
C Woakes to S Afridi, DROPPED, FOUR! A short ball, around leg stump, Afridi swings hard, looking to pull but gets a top edge. Moeen Ali runs across to his right and dives but the ball brushes his fingertips and escapes behind.
43.6
1
D Willey to S Afridi, Outside off, Shaheen lofts it toward third man for a run.
43.5
2
D Willey to S Afridi, Good effort from Ben Stokes. A length ball, dead straight, Afridi lofts this straight down the ground. Stokes gets across from long on, dives full stretch to his right, stops the ball partially, is careful enough to ensure that his body does not touch the line and then returns the ball. Two runs taken. The third umpire had numerous looks at those.
43.4
1
D Willey to M Hasnain, Backs away to the leg side, Willey follows him, Mohammad looks to push it to the off side but gets a thick outside edge past the stumps towards third man. A run taken. Willey has some chirping to do with the 19-year old.
43.3
4
D Willey to M Hasnain, FOUR! Nice shot, young lad! Full and outside off, Hasnain reaches out and lofts it over mid off for a one-bounce boundary!
43.2
0
D Willey to M Hasnain, Outside off, played straight to point.
43.1
0
D Willey to M Hasnain, A bouncer on middle, Hasnain ducks.
42.6
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
42.5
1
C Woakes to M Hasnain, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
42.4
4
C Woakes to M Hasnain, FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Hasnain gets across and squeezes it behind point!
42.3
1
C Woakes to S Afridi, A DIRECT HIT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF THIS GAME. Full and around off, Afridi swings hard but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat towards wide mid on. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Afridi was a goner.
42.2
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, Perfect delivery. In the blockhole, outside off, Afridi looks to heave hard but gets a thick inside edge back to the bowler.
42.1
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, Slower ball, fuller in length, around middle, worked through mid-wicket but straight to the fielder.
41.6
1
D Willey to S Afridi, Full and around off, pushed through cover for another single.
41.5
0
D Willey to S Afridi, A slower ball outside off, on a length, Shaheen swings hard but misses.
41.4
1
D Willey to M Hasnain, Outside off, played through point for one more.
41.3
1
D Willey to S Afridi, Full and straight, driven down the ground towards long on for a run.
41.2
0
D Willey to S Afridi, Outside off, left alone this time.
41.1
1
D Willey to M Hasnain, Landed outside off, Hasnain backs away and steers it towards third man for a single. That is Hasnain's first run in professional cricket.
40.6
4
C Woakes to S Afridi, FOUR! Very nicely played. Almost from the back of the bat. A short ball outside off, Afridi rises with the bounce and tries to keep it down, aiming it to run the ball towards third man but was defeated by the pace and bounce. Eventually, he gets it wide of Buttler and higher as well, to the third man fence.
40.5
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, Lovely bowling again, full and outside off, almost in the blockhole, Shaheen looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge back onto the pads. It lobs up in the air but does not carry to Woakes.
40.4
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, A terrific yorker on middle and leg, Shaheen pushes it back to the bowler.
40.3
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, A bouncer now, Afridi ducks.
40.2
0
C Woakes to S Afridi, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

Mohammad Hasnain is the last man in.

40.1
0
C Woakes to H Ali, OUT! Caught! FIFER FOR CHRIS WOAKES! His third in ODI cricket. What a day for him. Struck with the new ball and now is finishing it off. A short ball, outside off, Hasan looked to pull but was beaten by pace. He had his eyes closed too while playing that stroke. As a result, a top edge was induced which went towards long leg. David Willey was waiting there and got down on a knee, taking the catch gracefully.

POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the circle now, though doubt that Morgan will make any change.

39.6
0
D Willey to S Afridi, Outside off, Shaheen pushes at this tamely and the ball whizzes past the outside edge. A WICKET MAIDEN for Willey as his figures read 6-1-34-1.
39.5
0
D Willey to S Afridi, Around off, pushed towards cover.
39.4
0
D Willey to S Afridi, A bouncer to greet the tail-ender, Afridi ducks.

Shaheen Afridi walks in at number 10, replacing Asif Ali.

39.3
0
D Willey to A Ali, OUT! Caught. There goes wicket number 8. A short ball, outside off, Asif looks to pull but cannot quite get underneath the ball. He mistimes it and it tamely lobs up to Ben Stokes at mid on. He just has to backtrack a step or two and takes it easily. Replays show that Willey might have just changed his grip on the ball.
39.2
0
D Willey to A Ali, Outside off, Asif slashes hard but misses.
39.1
0
D Willey to A Ali, Around off, defended from the crease.
38.6
0
C Woakes to H Ali, DIRECT HIT WOULD HAVE BEEN TROUBLE! Outside off, HA pushed it towards point and set off for a single. He was sent back but was late. James Vince had dived to his left from point and had a flick at the striker's end but missed. Hasan's dive would not have saved him.
38.5
0
C Woakes to H Ali, A short ball, outside off, Ali looks to pull but misses.
38.4
0
C Woakes to H Ali, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
38.3
6
C Woakes to H Ali, SIX! Flat hit! A short ball, outside off, Hasan pulls it hard and it crosses the mid-wicket ropes on the full!
38.2
4
C Woakes to H Ali, FOUR! Just over! A length ball outside off, Hasan lofts it over mid off where the fielder leaps but cannot quite get to the catch.
38.1
0
C Woakes to H Ali, Around off, defended from the crease.
37.6
1
D Willey to H Ali, Outside off, played with an angled bat towards third man for a run.
37.5
0
D Willey to H Ali, The batsman works it down the leg side.
37.4
0
D Willey to H Ali, Full and just outside off, watchfully blocked out.
37.3
1
D Willey to A Ali, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
37.2
2
D Willey to A Ali, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Good effort by the fielder to ensure the ball doesn't cross the line. Two runs added to the total.
37.1
4
D Willey to A Ali, FOUR! Nicely played. A short ball, around middle, Asif pulls it over square leg for a boundary!

Hasan Ali walks in. David Willey is the bowler change.

36.6
0
C Woakes to I Wasim, OUT! It is bat! Imad goes and takes the review along with him. Not that it would have mattered... Down the leg side, Wasim looked to tuck it fine but missed. Buttler dived to his right and took a good catch. To us, it seemed like there might have been just pad but there also seemed to be a woody sound. Woakes and Buttler were very confident and the umpire raised his finger. Now here is the surprise. Imad took the review but then looked dejected. Ultra Edge detected a spike when the ball passed the bat and also around the thigh pads. The wonderful day for Woakes gets even better. Three wickets with the new ball and now one, in his second spell.

Caught behind! Or not? Imad Wasim has taken a review after being adjudged caught down the leg side. Sounded like bat...

36.5
1
C Woakes to A Ali, Landed outside off, played through point for a run.
36.4
1
C Woakes to I Wasim, On a good length around leg, worked through square leg for one.
36.3
1
C Woakes to A Ali, Around off, tucked through mid-wicket for a run.
36.2
2
C Woakes to A Ali, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They manage to come back for the second.
36.1
1
C Woakes to I Wasim, Outside off, played through point for a single.

Chris Woakes returns. 5-2-17-3 so far.

35.6
4
M Ali to A Ali, FOUR! Fine shot to end the over. Short and outside off, Asif goes back and cuts it behind point to the boundary!
35.5
1
M Ali to I Wasim, Eases this through extra cover and gets a run.
35.4
0
M Ali to I Wasim, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
35.3
1
M Ali to A Ali, DROPPED! But tell you what, that is harsh. Full and around middle and leg, Asif gets down and has a heave-ho. The ball hits the toe end of the bat and goes towards short mid-wicket. Joe Denly (sub) leaps and stretches out his left hand but the ball bursts through his fingertips and goes towards deep mid-wicket. A run taken.
35.2
1
M Ali to I Wasim, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
35.1
1
M Ali to A Ali, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
34.6
4
Tom Curran to I Wasim, FOUR! Fine way to end the over. A long hop, down the leg side, Wasim pulls it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary!
34.5
2
Tom Curran to I Wasim, Dropped short, IW pulls it over square leg for a couple.
34.4
1
Tom Curran to A Ali, Pushes this through mid on for a run.
34.3
1
Tom Curran to I Wasim, Outside off, Wasim taps it towards point and sets off for a quick single. The fielder comes charging in and has a shy at the striker's end and hits the stumps. But the umpire does not even go upstairs. Replays show that Asif was well in.
34.2
2
Tom Curran to I Wasim, Outside off, played through point for a couple.
34.1
0
Tom Curran to I Wasim, On a good length around off, watchfully defended.
33.6
1
M Ali to I Wasim, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
33.5
1
M Ali to A Ali, Pushes this down to long on for one.
33.4
1
M Ali to I Wasim, Outside off, driven towards long off for a run.
33.3
4
M Ali to I Wasim, FOUR! Full and down the leg side, Wasim gets down and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary!
33.2
0
M Ali to I Wasim, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
33.1
0
M Ali to I Wasim, Outside off, played towards point.
32.6
1
Tom Curran to I Wasim, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run.
32.5
0
Tom Curran to I Wasim, Around off, defended from the crease.
32.4
4
Tom Curran to I Wasim, FOUR! Nicely played. Overpitched outside off, Wasim leans and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary!
32.3
1
Tom Curran to A Ali, Down the leg side, helped again for a run.
32.2
1
Tom Curran to I Wasim, Down the leg side, tucked through square leg for a run.
32.1
1
Tom Curran to A Ali, On a length outside off, played through point for a single.

Tom Curran is back on. 4-0-22-0 so far.

31.6
0
M Ali to I Wasim, The batsman has edged that one.

Imad Wasim walks in at number 8, replacing Sarfaraz.

31.5
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, OUT! Sarfaraz has been run out! On 97! Would you believe it? Aiming to guide it towards third man and run, only to see the ball hitting Buttler's leg and stop and then - off go the bails - khadoosh! Landed outside off, Ahmed looks to run it down to third man. Jos Buttler sticks out his right leg and luckily for him, it deflects onto his left boot. Sarfaraz is out of his crease and tries to get back in but by that time, Buttler takes the bails off! It is referred upstairs but replays show that the bat, being plonked, is in the air when the bails are off! Tough luck for Ahmed. He departs 3 short of a ton.

Is that a run out? Buttler seems to have pulled off a stunner here. Sarfaraz looks frustrated with himself. And replays seem to show that Sarfaraz is late...

31.4
2
M Ali to S Ahmed, Run down to third man for a brace.
31.3
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball.
31.2
1
M Ali to A Ali, Length ball outside off, driven through covers for a run.
31.1
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Length ball outside off, swept to mid-wicket for a single.

Asif Ali walks in at number 7, replacing Malik.

30.6
0
A Rashid to S Malik, OUT! An excellent return catch and Malik is out of here! Full and around off, Malik looks to push it back but Rashid keeps his eyes on the ball, dives full stretch to his left and takes a stinger! Every time Pakistan look to make a move, they lose a wicket. The challenge is getting tougher now...
30.5
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Works it through mid-wicket for a run.
30.4
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
30.3
4
A Rashid to S Ahmed, FOUR! Full and around off, Ahmed walks forward and swings it wide of long on again!
30.2
6
A Rashid to S Ahmed, SIX! Over the ropes this time! Full and around off, Sarfaraz comes down the track and whips it over long on!
30.1
4
A Rashid to S Ahmed, FOUR! Nice shot. Full and around off, Sarfaraz comes down the track and heaves it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary!
29.6
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Full and outside off, swept through mid-wicket for a run.
29.5
2
M Ali to S Ahmed, Flicks this away for a couple.
29.4
4
M Ali to S Ahmed, FOUR! In the gap! Full and outside off, Sarfaraz reaches out and sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary!
29.3
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, Comes down the track well in advance and pushes it towards short mid-wicket.
29.2
1
M Ali to S Malik, Comes down the track and heaves it off the inner half over mid-wicket. A run taken.
29.1
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Full and outside off, Sarfaraz gets down and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

STAT ALERT - That six from Sarfaraz was his first in 18 ODIS!!!

28.6
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Full and around off, Ahmed comes down the track and pushes it down to long on for a run.
28.5
6
A Rashid to S Ahmed, SIX! Biggie! Floated around off, Sarfaraz, targeting the shorter boundary on the leg side, gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket!
28.4
1
A Rashid to S Malik, Full and around off, driven wide of cover for a single.
28.3
0
A Rashid to S Malik, More flight, pushed towards cover for a run.
28.2
0
A Rashid to S Malik, Floated around off, watchfully defended.
28.1
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Tossed up around off, Sarfaraz comes down the track and hits it towards long on for a single.
27.6
0
M Ali to S Malik, Tossed up delivery outside off, defended to covers off the back foot.
27.5
0
M Ali to S Malik, Flatter on the pads, driven to mid- wicket.
27.4
0
M Ali to S Malik, Length ball on the pads, defended towards short mid-wicket.
27.3
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Flatter delivery on the stumps, driven down to long on for a single.
27.2
1
M Ali to S Malik, Length ball on the pads, driven past mid-wicket for a single.
27.1
0
M Ali to S Malik, A flatter delivery on the stumps, Malik runs it to short third man for no run.
26.6
1
A Rashid to S Malik, Loopy and on middle, eased away with the spin through mid-wicket for a run. 3 runs and a wicket from it!
26.5
0
A Rashid to S Malik, Malik has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
26.4
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Goes on the back foot and punches it towards mid on for a run.
26.3
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Gets on the front foot and drives it back to the bowler.

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.

26.2
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, OUT! Adil Rashid has done an MS Dhoni! Not looking at the stumps but still hitting them with precision. A run out against the run of play and that looked the only way England could have broken this 146-run partnership. Coming to the delivery, it's a flighted one on middle, Sarfaraz tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and Babar Azam comes out of the crease in search of a run. He is sent back immediately but before that Jos Buttler quickly gets to the ball and fires in the throw at the bowler's end. But it's quite wide. Adil Rashid collects it by stretching to his right, turns, has his back to the stumps but still manages to flick it onto them. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. The replays find Azam well short of the crease. Rashid magic here, not with his delivery but at least with his presence of mind.

Appeal for a run out! Adil Rashid has done a brilliant job to hit the stumps. Is Babar Azam short? England are looking excited...

26.1
1
A Rashid to B Azam, Gets on the front foot and drives it to long off for a run.
25.6
4
M Ali to S Ahmed, FOUR! Welcome boundary for Pakistan! Too full in length on middle, Sarfaraz kneels and sweeps it sweetly past the left side of the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 9 from the over, this pair is doing it with ease.
25.5
1
M Ali to B Azam, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
25.4
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Goes down on one knee and sweeps it behind square leg for a run.
25.3
0
M Ali to B Azam, Jumps out of the crease and then brings his bat and pad together in defense. It deflects off his pads to point and they cross for a leg bye.
25.2
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Walks down the track and clips it off the inner half to deep square leg. Another run.
25.1
1
M Ali to B Azam, Quicker one on off, stroked down to long on for a run.
24.6
1
A Rashid to B Azam, Stays back to a short ball and forces it to sweeper cover for a run.
24.5
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Goes on the back foot and plays it down towards cover-point for a run.
24.4
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, NOT OUT! A leg spinner on the shorter side outside off, Ahmed taps it with the turn in front of short third man and looks to pinch a run. He is sent back and dives in as the throw comes to the keeper. Buttler breaks the stumps and appeals. It's referred upstairs and the replays find Sarfaraz safe. By mistake, the giantscreen flashed OUT but corrects it immediately. Ahmed's heart would have been in his mouth.

Appeal for a run out, referred upstairs. No real reaction from England.

24.3
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Fullish and on off, a little bit of drift, Sarfaraz defends it back again.
24.2
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, A googly on middle, Ahmed moves back inside the crease to play at it late but ends up pushing it back to the bowler again.
24.1
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Slow loopy full ball on middle, Sarfaraz presses forward and defends it back.
23.6
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Mistimed! Sarfaraz jumps out of the crease and tries to heave it big over mid-wicket but the ball spins back in to take the inside portion of his bat. It rolls behind square leg and they cross for a run.
23.5
1
M Ali to B Azam, Tossed up ball on middle, Babar skips down the track and gently works it to the right of mid-wicket for a quick single.
23.4
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Too full in length on off, Sarfaraz drives it all along the ground to long on for a run.
23.3
1
M Ali to B Azam, Uses the spin and flicks it in front of square leg for one.
23.2
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Walks down the track to flick but fails to connect properly. It goes off his pads to mid-wicket and they cross. Given as a run.
23.1
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, Exposes all his stumps and then plays a late cut to short third man.
22.6
0
A Rashid to B Azam, Quicker and shorter on off, Babar moves across the stumps and pushes it back to the bowler. 10 from the over!
22.5
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Leans forward and drives it through mid off for a single.
22.4
1
A Rashid to B Azam, Stays back and punches it down to long on for one.
22.3
2
A Rashid to B Azam, Loopy and on off, driven through point for a couple of runs.
22.2
6
A Rashid to B Azam, SIX! Poor delivery and dispatches without any qualms. Short and on middle, Babar turns and pulls it massively over backward square leg for a maximum.
22.1
0
A Rashid to B Azam, Fuller and on off, driven straight to covers.
21.6
2
M Ali to S Ahmed, Fifty for Sarfaraz, 10th in ODIs! Floated ball on middle, the Pakistan skipper eases it behind square leg for a couple of runs. Fine knock by Sarfaraz, he came in when Pakistan was reeling after losing three cheap wickets and has brought the chase back on the track along with Babar.
21.5
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, Quicker one, short and on off, Sarfaraz stays back to play it on the leg side but gets a leading edge towards point.
21.4
1
M Ali to B Azam, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket and collects a run after hitting a boundary. Smart batting.
21.3
4
M Ali to B Azam, FOUR! Well played! Babar wears his skates to run down to the pitch of the ball and heaves it with the spin over mid-wicket. Does well not to drag it off the inner half.
21.2
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Knocks a full ball down to long on for a run.
21.1
0
M Ali to B Azam, Loopy ball on middle and leg, Babar fails to flick and it goes off his pads to short fine leg. His partner calls him through for a quick leg bye as Rashid attacks the ball. He fails to pick it cleanly and Sarfaraz makes it easy in the end.
20.6
1
A Rashid to B Azam, Flatter and shorter, fired on off, Babar moved back and punched it to sweeper cover for a run.
20.5
0
A Rashid to B Azam, Skidding back in towards off, Babar pushes it back to the bowler.
20.4
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Ahmed has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
20.3
1
A Rashid to B Azam, Azam winds up for a big sweep shot but fails to connect properly. It takes the inner half and loops in the air off his pads. Drops safely at mid-wicket and they take a run.
20.2
0
A Rashid to B Azam, Gets behind the line and drives it back to the bowler.
20.1
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Sarfaraz drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.
19.6
4
M Ali to B Azam, FOUR! Flighted ball on off, Babar shimmies down the track and drives it firmly down the ground. Woakes rushes across to his left from long on, puts in a dive but fails to pull it back. The umpire checks it upstairs before signalling for the boundary.
19.5
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
19.4
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, Flatter and shorter outside off, Ahmed punches it from the crease but finds Morgan at covers.
19.3
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, Flighted on off, Ahmed stays back and helps it to mid-wicket.
19.2
1
M Ali to B Azam, Goes on the back foot and taps it down to covers for a run.
19.1
2
M Ali to B Azam, Short and wide outside off, cut to deep point for a brace.
18.6
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Sarfaraz has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 6 from Rashid's first over, 10 in the last two overs of spin.
18.5
4
A Rashid to S Ahmed, FOUR! Great shot! Rashid delivers a googly around off, it's on the shorter side and that allows Sarfaraz to get back and hammer it down the ground. Stokes stands no chance of chasing it down from mid on.
18.4
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Stays back and keeps it out towards covers.
18.3
1
A Rashid to B Azam, Loopy and full on off, Babar pushes it gently to cover-point and crosses. 100 comes up for Pakistan and it's met with a warm round of applause from the crowd.
18.2
1
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Short and outside off, spinning away, Ahmed hits it in front of square on the off side for a run.
18.1
0
A Rashid to S Ahmed, Flatter and shorter on off, not turning much, Sarfaraz gets back and punches it towards the bowler.

Adil Rashid is introduced into the attack.

17.6
0
M Ali to B Azam, Flatter and straighter on middle, pushed out on the leg side to mid-wicket.
17.5
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Allows the ball to spin back in and then helps it behind square leg for one.
17.4
1
M Ali to B Azam, 12th ODI fifty for Babar Azam, his 4th against England! Reaches there by turning a delivery through square leg for a run. He is a very good player and needs to continue scoring if Pakistan have to stay in the hunt.
17.3
1
M Ali to S Ahmed, Jumps out of the crease to a full ball and knocks it down to long on for a run.
17.2
0
M Ali to S Ahmed, A loopy ball, around off, Sarfaraz tries sweeping but misses. He is hit on the pads but the impact is outside off.
17.1
1
M Ali to B Azam, Flighted delivery around off, Babar pushes it wide of point and picks up a single.

Moeen Ali into the attack.

16.6
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
16.6
0
Ben Stokes to B Azam, WIDE. A bouncer on middle, Azam ducks.
16.5
0
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
16.4
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. They pick up a single.
16.3
2
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Landed outside off, Ahmed punches it through the covers. The fielder gets across from sweeper and slides. Keeps the ball in play and returns the throw. Two runs taken.
16.2
4
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, FOUR! Outside off, Sarfaraz steers it to the third man fence!
16.1
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

DRINKS BREAK. This is a good recovery from Pakistan. They seemed to be down and out in the first 4-5 overs but after that, Babar and Sarfaraz have seemed to ease out the pressure. The required run rate is still manageable, under 8 but this pair slowly needs to start upping the ante. Perhaps they are waiting for the fifth bowler.

15.6
1
Tom Curran to B Azam, Landed outside off, Azam runs it down to third man for a single.
15.5
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, On a good length around off, blocked to the off side with a jump.
15.4
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
15.3
4
Tom Curran to B Azam, FOUR! This time he connects. Short and wide outside off, Azam cuts it past point for a boundary!
15.2
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Outside off, Azam looks to cut but misses.
15.1
0
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh pad. One run added to the total. The umpire signals a leg bye.
14.6
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
14.5
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.4
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Outside off, Sarfaraz looks to play it towards third man for one.
14.3
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
14.2
0
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
14.1
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, A short ball down the leg side, Sarfaraz looks to pull but is cramped for room. Gets a top edge which does not carry to third man. A single taken.
13.6
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Short pitch delivery on the stumps, Azam looks to pull but misses it, as the ball goes over the sticks to the keeper.
13.5
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Good length delivery outside off, defended towards point.
13.4
1
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, Length ball outside off, tapped towards point for a quick single.
13.3
2
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, Length delivery on the pads, Sarfaraz flicks it behind square on the leg side for a couple. Sarfaraz had to dive in time as the fielder in the deep, throws the ball accurately towards the keeper.
13.2
0
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, Length ball outside off, the batsman looks to play it towards the off side but misses it because it seamed away after pitching.
13.1
1
Tom Curran to B Azam, Length ball Outside off, guided towards third man for a single.
12.6
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. A committed effort by the fielder to save runs for his team. They pick up a single.
12.5
0
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
12.4
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Landed outside off, a touch wide, Sarfaraz reaches out and steers it towards third man for one.
12.3
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
12.2
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, A short ball outside off, Sarfaraz upper cuts it towards third man for a single.
12.1
0
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
11.6
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Very full on middle, flicked uppishly and it almost carries to the man at short mid-wicket!
11.5
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Yorker outside off, Babar digs it out towards cover.
11.4
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Around off, defended from the crease.
11.3
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
11.2
0
Tom Curran to B Azam, Full and around off, driven straight back to the bowler.
11.1
1
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
10.6
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
10.5
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, OVERTHROW. Needless from Morgan, one might say. Outside off, Azam punches it towards backward point where Eoin Morgan jumps and then has a shy at the bowler's end. The ball deflects off the stumps towards long off and now the batsmen take the overthrow.
10.4
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Short and around middle, Sarfaraz looks to pull but is cramped for room. He gets hit on the gloves and the ball lands down beside him. A quick single taken.
10.3
4
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, FOUR! A rare bad ball, down the leg side, Sarfaraz helps himself with a leg glance. Fine leg is a touch square and cannot get there.
10.2
1
Ben Stokes to B Azam, Full and outside off, eased through the covers for a run.
10.1
1
Ben Stokes to S Ahmed, Around off, pushed through mid-wicket for a single. 50-RUN STAND IS UP. This is a good recovery from Babar and Sarfaraz. Can they carry on like this for another 25 overs though?

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle, till the 40th over (If the match lasts till then). BEN STOKES to bowl now.

9.6
4
Tom Curran to B Azam, FOUR! Length ball on the pads, Babar flicks it past the short fine leg fielder and he fetches a boundary for himself and Pakistan. Boundary to end Powerplay 1. 55/3 at the end of this phase. Good recovery after being 6/3.
9.5
1
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, Length delivery outside off, played towards third man for a single.
9.4
1
Tom Curran to B Azam, Length ball outside off, Sarfaraz runs it down to third man for single. 50 up for Pakistan.
9.3
3
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, On middle and leg, helped through square leg for a well-run triple.
9.2
2
Tom Curran to S Ahmed, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
9.1
1
Tom Curran to B Azam, On a good length outside off, played towards point for a single.

Tom Curran into the attack now.

8.6
1
C Woakes to B Azam, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
8.5
1
C Woakes to S Ahmed, The batsman guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
8.4
1
C Woakes to B Azam, On a good length outside off, dabbed towards third man for a run.
8.3
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
8.2
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Holds the length back slightly, punched straight to cover.
8.1
0
C Woakes to B Azam, On a length outside off, punched solidly towards cover.
7.6
2
D Willey to S Ahmed, A good length delivery on the pads, the batsman flicks it uppishly towards deep mid-wicket and they take a couple.
7.5
1
D Willey to B Azam, Good length ball outside off, tapped to third man for a single.
7.4
1
D Willey to S Ahmed, Full ball on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
0
D Willey to S Ahmed, Good bowl around the off stump, Sarfaraz tries to cut but misses it.
7.2
1
D Willey to B Azam, A good length delivery on the pads, wristily flicked to mid-wicket for single.
7.1
1
D Willey to S Ahmed, On a full length outside off, played down towards point for single.
6.6
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Length ball outside off, driven sweetly but straight to cover.
6.5
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Full again, pushed back towards Woakes once more.
6.4
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
6.3
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Outside off, left alone.
6.2
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Around off, close to the stumps, Azam tries to drop and run but gets a bottom edge on the bounce to the keeper behind.
6.1
4
C Woakes to B Azam, FOUR! Third boundary in 4 balls for Babar. Short and around off, Azam swivels and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
5.6
1
D Willey to B Azam, Landed outside off, dabbed towards third man for a run. 10 from this over.
5.5
0
D Willey to B Azam, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
5.4
4
D Willey to B Azam, FOUR! Another one! Babar looks to be in good touch. Outside off, Azam gets on top of the bounce and punches it through the covers.
5.3
4
D Willey to B Azam, FOUR! Fine shot. Outside off, Azam gets on top of the bounce and punches it through the covers.
5.2
0
D Willey to B Azam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
5.1
1
D Willey to S Ahmed, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
4.6
4
C Woakes to B Azam, FOUR! Fine way to end the over. Short and outside off, Azam gets on top of the bounce and punches it through the covers! 10 from the over.
4.5
1
C Woakes to S Ahmed, Streaky run. Outside off, Ahmed looks to punch it through the off side but gets a thick inside edge which goes past the stumps towards fine leg. A run taken.
4.4
0
C Woakes to S Ahmed, Full and outside off, Sarfaraz looks to push through the off side but the ball swings in and takes the inside edge, hitting him on the pads.
4.3
1
C Woakes to B Azam, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
4.2
4
C Woakes to B Azam, FOUR! Cracking shot. A rare one too. A short ball, around off, Azam pulls it over mid-wicket!
4.1
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
3.6
1
D Willey to B Azam, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
3.5
0
D Willey to B Azam, A length ball on the stumps, driven down the ground to mid on.
3.5
0
D Willey to B Azam, WIDE. Going down the leg side, wided by the umpire. The batsman tries to flick it off his pads but misses it.
3.4
1
D Willey to S Ahmed, A length ball, on the stumps, flicked to deep square leg for single.
3.3
1
D Willey to B Azam, A length ball on the off stump, defended off the inside half towards the on side for a single.
3.2
0
D Willey to B Azam, A length ball on the off stump, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
3.1
0
D Willey to B Azam, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

Interesting. Sarfaraz Ahmed walks in at number 5, replacing Hafeez.

2.6
0
C Woakes to M Hafeez, OUT! Second wicket in the over, second LBW in the over! Woakes is on a roll. Three wickets in 12 balls! On a good length around middle, Hafeez was in the air while trying to flick but missed and was hit on the pads. Woakes appealed and umpire Reiffel immediately raised his finger! Hawk Eye showed the ball to be going down the leg side and going over too! Why didn't Hafeez take the review? Did he feel that Abid had taken the review along with him?
2.5
0
C Woakes to M Hafeez, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
2.4
0
C Woakes to M Hafeez, Full on middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

Mohammad Hafeez walks in at number 4, replacing Abid. Pakistan certainly need the Professor to deliver a good and long lecture today.

2.3
0
C Woakes to A Ali, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call. The ball is just clipping the leg stump. Abid has to depart but Pakistan retain their review. On a good length outside off, Ali walked across his stumps and missed his flick. He was hit on the pads and umpire Reiffel raised his finger. Ali seemed to reckon that it was missing leg though Babar was not sure. However, the review was taken and Hawk Eye showed the ball to be clipping leg stump.

Abid Ali has been adjudged LBW! he has taken the review though. Inside edge? Doesn't seem so, to the naked eye. Nope. Nothing on the Snickometer. What does Hawk Eye say? Two reds and one Yellow and Abid has to go!

2.2
0
C Woakes to A Ali, Around middle and off, some extra bounce, pushed towards mid on.
2.1
0
C Woakes to A Ali, On a good length outside off, Abid feels for it but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge. This is a good batting track but not a flat bed as we all expected.
1.6
1
D Willey to A Ali, Length ball outside off, this time the ball takes the outside edge and runs down to third man for a single.
1.5
0
D Willey to A Ali, Length ball outside off, Abid looking to defend of the back foot gets beaten on the outside edge. Well bowled by Willey!
1.4
0
D Willey to A Ali, Length ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.
1.4
0
D Willey to A Ali, WIDE! A little swing for the left-armer. Pitched on middle and leg. The swing takes it further down the leg.
1.3
4
D Willey to A Ali, FOUR! Glorious! We have our first boundary of the run chase. Length ball outside off, driven handsomely for a boundary through covers.
1.2
0
D Willey to A Ali, A length ball on the off stump, defended of the front foot. Solid defense!
1.1
0
D Willey to A Ali, Play and a miss! Length ball outside off, leaving the batsman. The batsman goes for a booming drive without much feet movement. The ball misses the outside edge on its way to the keeper.

David Willey to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Outside off, punched straight to cover. A WICKET MAIDEN TO START!
0.5
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
0.4
0
C Woakes to B Azam, Oops... where are you going? On a length, around middle, Azam looks to tuck it to the leg side but misses. He is hit on the pads and the ball goes towards mid-wicket. He sets off for the single but Abid is not sure and sends him back, just in time.

Babar Azam walks in at number 3, replacing Zaman.

0.3
0
C Woakes to F Zaman, OUT! Zaman bags a 3-ball duck and it's a body blow to Pakistan in this big run chase. Woakes once again takes a good length ball outside off away from the left-hander with his angle. Fakhar Zaman with zero footwork has a tame poke inside the line and gets a healthy outside edge to second slip. Joe Root reacts quickly to his right and snaps the catch easily, no juggling drama this time around like in the previous ODIs.
0.2
0
C Woakes to F Zaman, Shortish and on middle, Zaman gets on top of the bounce and defends it on the leg side.
0.1
0
C Woakes to F Zaman, Beaten first up! Woakes slants across a good length ball outside off, Zaman pushes inside the line but it skids on with the angle and beats the outside edge.

Back for the run chase. The men concerned are back on the field. Fakhar Zaman has a new opening partner in Abid Ali today after Imam-ul-Haq got injured in the last ODI. England are beginning with the pace of Chris Woakes. Two slips in place. All set, here we go again...