Published: Tue, May 21, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

England wins series as Roy sets up victory over Pakistan

England wins series as Roy sets up victory over Pakistan

England's Jason Roy hit a superb century and Ben Stokes carried them home as they beat Pakistan by three wickets at Trent Bridge on Friday, surviving a middle-order wobble to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

Pakistan lost their third one-day worldwide match against England by 3 wickets.

England scored 341 runs after losing 7 players.

Curran, pushing for a place in England's final 15-man World Cup squad, had already taken four for 75 in Pakistan's 340 for seven. Joe Denly and Tom Curran played useful knocks of 17 and 31 respectively to ease the pressure on Stokes at the other.

"But then the boys came in and finished it off extremely well".

England were also grateful for some flawed fielding from the Pakistan side, too. As overs for nine runs go, it was not a very good one. "But unfortunately our bowling execution was not up to the mark and we didn't field well". Shoaib Malik's Hit-Wicket During England vs Pakistan 4th ODI Leaves Him Embarrassed (Watch Video). Yes, they (England) are (tough to bowl at), that's why they are the number one (ODI) team in the world.

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But when he was yorked by Hasan Ali, England still needed 22 off 16 balls.

But Fakhar fell for 57 when, trying to drive Curran through the covers, he sliced the ball to Wood at third man. Babar continued to attack, timing a drive off Adil Rashid superbly through the covers for four before Hafeez hoicked a six off the leg-spinner. The all-rounder faced 64 balls, with five fours and three sixes.

Having hunted down a 359-run target easily in Bristol in the third ODI, England steadily chipped away at Pakistan's total with Roy leading the charge, bringing up his eighth ODI century in 75 balls. But the innings fell away following century stand between Babar, who made 115, and Mohammad Hafeez (59).

Babar was involved in two century partnerships after Pakistan overcame the loss of in-form opener Imam-ul-Haq, who retired hurt on just 3 when he was struck flush on the left elbow attempting to pull a Mark Wood delivery in the fourth over.

Whether he would be able to play in the fifth and final ODI of the ongoing series against England would be decided after the second checkup, the sources added.

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