CARDIFF: Pakistan beat England by 4 wickets to safe a comfort victory within the fifth and remaining one-day worldwide in Cardiff on Sunday.
England nonetheless gained the collection four-1 however Pakistan’s success denied them a primary house 5-zero ODI clear sweep and ended their dream of an unbeaten season in 50-over cricket.
Pakistan collapsed to seventy seven for 3 chasing 303 earlier than a fourth-wicket partnership of 163 between Shoaib Malik (seventy seven) and Sarfraz Ahmed (ninety) turned this match within the Welsh capital their means.
Imad Wasim, born within the close by south Wales metropolis of Swansea, hit the profitable runs when he struck a 4 off all-rounder Chris Jordan with 10 balls to spare as Pakistan completed on 304 for six.
Mohammad Rizwan was 34 not out and left-hander Wasim sixteen not out.
Earlier, Jason Roy and Ben Stokes each struck quickfire fifties as England made 302 for 9 within the fifth and ultimate one-day worldwide towards Pakistan in Cardiff on Sunday.
Roy made 87 and Stokes an ODI-greatest seventy five as England, bidding for a primary 5-zero clear sweep of a house one-day collection, set Pakistan a difficult complete to chase.
At 244 for 5 England — who posted a world document 444 for 3 within the third ODI in Nottingham — have been set for an additional big rating.
However Pakistan pegged them again with paceman Hasan Ali taking an ODI greatest 4 for 60 and left-arm fast Mohammad Amir three for 50.
Opening batsman Roy, dropped on fifty six when a diving Mohammad Rizwan couldn’t maintain a troublesome probability at mid-wicket, placed on seventy two for the fourth wicket with Stokes.
All-rounder Stokes and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow then added fifty five for the fifth wicket.
England made a speedy begin after being despatched into bat on a inexperienced-tinged pitch and beneath overcast skies by Pakistan captain Azhar Ali, who clearly hoped his tempo bowlers might exploit the useful circumstances.
Alex Hales struck Amir, recalled instead of the injured Mohammad Irfan, for 3 successive fours in as many balls firstly of the fifth over.
Mohammad Amir bowls throughout play within the fifth at some point worldwide (ODI) cricket match between England and Pakistan at The SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on September four, 2016. ─ AFP
However Amir, switching to across the wicket, had his revenge two balls later when Hales (23) chipped a intentionally slower supply to Shoaib Malik at mid-on, with England 37 for one.
The vigorous Hasan then dismissed Joe Root for a mere 9 when the batsman inside-edged an tried drive on to his stumps.
England have been ninety two for 3 after Imad Wasim, born within the close by south Wales metropolis of Swansea, struck together with his third ball when England captain Eoin Morgan (10) tamely chipped a full toss straight again to the left-arm spinner.
Wasim completed with positive figures of 1 for 33 in his most 10 overs.
Roy, who has been in wonderful ODI type for England this season, averaging over sixty two, with two lots of towards Sri Lanka, twice launched off-spinner Malik for straight sixes.
However in sight of what would have been his fourth ODI century, Roy prime-edged a pull off Amir’s intelligent slower-ball bouncer to Hasan at deep sq. leg.
Roy confronted 89 balls, together with eight fours and people two sixes.
Left-handed batsman Stokes struck seamer Umar Gul and spinner Mohammad Nawaz for 2 straight sixes earlier than struggling a painful blow when he inside-edged an tried pull off Gul into his groin.
After a number of minutes’ remedy, Stokes batted on earlier than he flicked Hasan to Gul at brief high-quality leg.
England have been in peril of falling in need of 300 till Chris Jordan launched Gul for six within the final over.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali earlier gained the toss and opted to area towards England within the fifth and last one-day worldwide on Sunday.
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Mark Wooden, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan
Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Umar Gul, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir
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