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  • 3:09 AM IST

    After this win, the stage is set for England to make it 5-0 at Cardiff. Will they do it or will Pakistan finally register a win in the series. However, here’s how things unfolded in the 4th ODI: Match Report: Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow take England closer to whitewash

  • 2:44 AM IST

    LIVE: England 252/6 in 48 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Moeen Ali 45 (48), David Willey 4 (8): England have sealed yet another win and now lead the series 4-0. They have a chance to make it 5-0 in the next ODI at Cardiff. Jonny Bairstow has been adjudged man of the match for his e=brilliant show with the bat, due to which England were out of trouble. OUT! Jonny Bairstow run out 61 (83)

  • 1:58 AM IST

    LIVE: England 217/5 in 43 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Jonny Bairstow 60 (80), Moeen Ali 15 (29): England are well on their way to record yet another win. As far as Pakistan are concerned, they have to find a way to make up for Mohammad Irfan’s five overs as he has walked off the field injured. He bowled just one ball after spending a lot of time away from the field and that too was a huge wide.

  • 1:25 AM IST

    LIVE: England 185/5 in 36 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Jonny Bairstow 44 (60), Moeen Ali 3 (7): Pakistan manage to get the wicket of Stokes, but given England’s deep batting line-up, they are in a comfortable position to win this match. Pakistan would know that they have to bowl England out to win this match from here. OUT! Ben Stokes c Azam b Imad 69 (70)

  • 1:00 AM IST

    LIVE: England 168/4 in 31 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Ben Stokes 64 (60), Jonny Bairstow 36 (47): Pakistan have not been able to break this partnership. Stokes in the meantime has gone past his fifty and this partnership is threatening to take the match away from Pakistan. Pakistan were in trouble initialy when they lost four wickets inside 15 overs but are in a comfortable position now.

  • 12:37 AM IST

    LIVE: England 132/4 in 25 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Ben Stokes 46 (47), Jonny Bairstow 19 (24): Stokes and Bairstow have played very well and have also gone past their 50-run stand. This has been a crucial partnership between these two and will hope that it takes England to a comfortable position. Pakistan on the other hand need to keep picking up wickets as England bat very deep.

  • 12:16 AM IST

    LIVE: England 99/4 in 19 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Ben Stokes 27 (22), Jonny Bairstow 6 (13): England lose another one and this time it is their skipper Morgan. Morgan just guides the ball to Sharjeel Khan at first slip. Jonny Bairstow is the new batsman and has a lots to do with Ben Stokes, who has played well so far. OUT! Eoin Morgan c Sharjeel b Umar Gul 11 (24)

  • 11:49 PM IST

    LIVE: England 70/3 in 14 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Eoin Morgan 10 (22), Ben Stokes 6 (7): Pakistan have managed to get the big scalp of Joe Root. He was looking in good touch, but tip edged a short ball from Hasan Ali to Mohammad irfan at fine leg. A huge wicket for England. The pressure is now on Eoin Morgan and new batsman Ben Stokes. OUT! Joe Root c Irfan b Hasan Ali 30 (26)

  • 11:27 PM IST

    LIVE: England 43/2 in 9 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Joe Root 19 (17), Eoin Morgan 0 (8): Mohammad Irfan has struck again and this time he has gotten rid of Alex Hales. Hales fended at a ball outside off and took a slight nick on the way to the wicketkeeper. This is just the sort of start Pakistan would have wanted. Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan has been thoroughly tested and a review for caught behind by Pakistan too was an unsuccessful one. OUT! Alex Hales c Sarfraz b Irfan 8 (18)

  • 10:58 PM IST

    LIVE: England 27/1 in 4 Overs vs Pakistan, BATTING: Alex Hales 8 (12), Joe Root 4 (1): England have lost their first wicket in the form of Jason Roy for just 14. Mohammad Irfan got a warning for running on the pitch, but will be delighted to give Pakistan an early breakthrough. Pakistan need a wicket or two to really feel in control. OUT! Jason Roy c Rizwan b Irfan 14 (11)

  • 10:03 PM IST

    Will Pakistan win this match and go 4-0 up in the series or will Pakistan bounce back and register their first win of the series? We’ll have to wait and watch. Till England begin their chase, here’s a recap of what happened in Pakistan’s innings: Azhar Ali, Imad Wasim take Pakistan to respectable 247 for 8

  • 9:59 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 247/8 in 50 Overs vs England, BATTING: Imad Wasim 57 (41), Umar Gul 6 (3): Pakistan have ended their innings and have set a respectable target for England to chase down. Imad Wasim played an excellent innings, finishing with an unbeaten 41-ball 57. He is yet to be dismissed in this series and already has a couple of fifties to his name. He put on over 50 with Hasan Ali for the eighth wicket, which took Pakistan to a good place. England will back themselves to chase this down, but Pakistan will be hungry to defend this and get off the mark in the series. OUT! Hasan Ali c Root b Jordan 9 (19)

  • 9:24 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 190/7 in 43 Overs vs England, BATTING: Imad Wasim 14 (15), Hasan Ali 1 (6): Pakistan lose the wicket of Nawaz as he is stumped off Moeen. Nawaz charges down the track, but misses the ball completely and Bairstow does the rest. Moeen finishes with 2 for 39 off his 10 overs. Imad is looking aggressive and Pakistan need every run they can get from here. OUT! Mohammad Nawaz st Bairstow b Moeen 13 (21)

  • 9:08 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 177/6 in 40 Overs vs England, BATTING: Mohammad Nawaz 12 (19), Imad Wasim 3 (5): Pakistan have lost their skipper Azhar Ali for 80 and with that have lost any hope of putting up a big score on the board with 10 wickets to go. Nawaz will have to now bat well along with Imad Wasim and the tail for Pakistan to have any chance of getting a competitive total on the board. OUT! Azhar Ali c Willey b Rashid 80 (104)

  • 8:47 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 159/5 in 35 Overs vs England, BATTING: Azhar Ali 75 (95), Mohammad Nawaz 3 (3): Pakistan have lost half their side now and their latest casualty being Mohammad Rizwan, trapped leg before by Rashid. The pressure of getting Pakistan off to a competitive score now lies on Azhar. OUT! Mohammad RIzwan LBW b Rashid 6 (14)

  • 8:32 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 137/4 in 30 Overs vs England, BATTING: Azhar Ali 61 (81), Mohammad Rizwan 1 (1): England have kept it tight. By Moeen bowled a full toss over Azhar’s head to be called a no-ball. The free hit was pouched by a diving Stokes in the deep, but that did not count. Pakistan in the meantime have slowed down and have also lost the wicket of Sarfraz, courtesy of a superb catch from Plunkett at mid on. OUT! Sarfraz Ahmed c Plunkett b Rashid 12 (23) Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs England, 4th ODI at Headingley

  • 8:12 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 118/3 in 25 Overs vs England, BATTING: Azhar Ali 52 (64), Sarfraz Ahmed 5 (10): England have picked up wickets at regular intervals and they have another one in the form of Babar Azam. Moeen Ali dragged the ball down outside off and Azam managed to find Plunkett on the edge of the circle at backward point. Azhar meanwhile has reached hihs fifty and he will be key for Pakistan from here. OUT! Babar Azam c Plunkett b Moeen 12 (21) Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs England, 4th ODI at Headingley

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Pakistan have announced their squad for the one-off T20I against England. Here it is:

    Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Aamer, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanveer, Amad Butt.

    A few new faces and more importantly, former skipper Shahid Afridi misses out. Pakistan’s new era under new skipper Sarfraz Ahmed kicks off!

  • 7:55 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 98/2 in 20 Overs vs England, BATTING:Azhar Ali 43 (55), Babar Azam 8 (10): Azhar Ali looks settled at the moment and he will be the man Pakistan will depend on if they are to get a big score on the board. Babar Azam will look to give as much as strike as possible to Azhar, who has hit a couple of huge sixes in the last couple of overs.

  • 7:34 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 69/2 in 15 Overs vs England, BATTING:Azhar Ali 24 (35), Babar Azam 0 (0): England have managed to strike once again and this time it is Liam Plunkett, who strikes. Aslam top edges one and Stokes running in from the deep square leg fence, collects an easy catch. Babar Azam walks in at No. 4 for Pakistan. OUT! Sami Aslam c Stokes b Plunkett 24(44)

  • 7:13 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 41/1 in 10 Overs vs England, BATTING: Sami Aslam 12 (31), Azhar Ali 9 (18): Pakistan are going at a steady pace. They surely do not want to lose another wicket at this stage. Aslam and Azhar are just looking to get their eyes in at the moment and will look to play their shots after that. Jordan and Willey have kept things tight so far.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 24/1 in 6 Overs vs England, BATTING: Sami Aslam 5 (19), Azhar Ali 0 (6): Pakistan have lost the wicket of Sharjeel Khan after he tried to lob ion the off side. Ben Stokes running back takes a good catch, giving Jordan his first wicket. Pakistan once again fail to get going at the start. OUT! Sharjeel Khan c Stokes b Jordan 16 (12)

  • 6:41 PM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan 11/0 in 3 Overs vs England, BATTING: Sami Aslam 4 (12), Sharjeel Khan 5 (6): Pakistan have made a steady start to the innings. Aslam and Sharjeel have been entrusted to open the innings and get Pakistan off to a good start yet again. Pakistan have not found a good opening stand in this series so far and will look to turn it around in this match.

  • 6:22 PM IST

    Another look at the playing XI for both sides

  • 6:20 PM IST

    MILESTONE ALERT: Eoin Morgan is just 1 run away from completing 5,000 runs in ODIs. Joe Root needs another fifty to become the first English batsman to score 6th consecutive ODI fifties

  • 6:17 PM IST

    Playing XI:

    Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Sami Aslam, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Umar Gul, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Irfan

    England: Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan

  • 6:14 PM IST

    Here’s what happened in the all important TOSS!

  • 6:12 PM IST

    TEAM CHANGES: England have roped in Chris Jordan, David Willey and Jonny Bairstow in place of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Jos Buttler

    The likes of Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Aamer and Yasir Shah do not find a pace in the side. Mohammad Rizwan returns to the ODI side today!

  • 6:07 PM IST

    TOSS: Pakistan have won the toss at Headingley and have decided to bat first!

Azhar Ali plays a shotHello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and England at Headingley, Leeds. We at CricketCountry will bring all the live updates of this thriller of a contest, as England will look to complete have a dominating lead in the series by 4-0. Pakistan, on the other will have their pride at stakes as they have already lost their series well before the series ends. They have lost all three matches played in the series so far which has resulted in them loosing the series. The last ODI broke every possible record as England went on to score 444 for the loss of just three wickets which opened up the vulnerability of Pakistan’s bowling unit. Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs England, 4th ODI at Headingley

England demolished the visitors by a whopping margin of 169 runs in a run-fest at Trent Bridge. Winning the toss and batting first, everything went in accordance with the home side as they performed exceptionally well in all the departments. Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Butler and Eoin Morgan all made sure that Pakistan paid a heavy price for the indecent bowling.

One must also not just keep on criticising Pakistan for their subdued bowling; England batsmen punished the loose balls but it was also backed by some power hitting bowling from the hosts. The form which the England batsmen displayed at Trent Bridge, is something which was missing in recent times and  it came as a shock for everyone they way they batted out. ALSO READ: Highest total by England and 12 more statistical highlights from England-Pakistan 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Pakistani bowlers on the other side, could not capitalise on the early occasions they after England lost Jason Roy. They made batting very easy for Hales and Root as they went on hitting some beautiful strokes throughout the ground. The visitors’ bowling department should have tried sticking to their basics after they were being hit all over the park. It seemed like they had their guns surrendered against the power hitting of Morgan and Butler.

It was the partnership of Butler and Morgan that saw the game going away from Pakistan. Pakistan needs to make drastic changes to their bowling after what they have been through in the third ODI. Umar Gul who was called into the ODI squad only played the first ODI and was later dropped for the next two. Dropping someone like Gul from the playing XI did not yield any good for visitors as they subsequently lost the other two ODI’s as well.

Wahab Riaz was the only centurion for Pakistan but unluckily for the wrong innings. He conceded 110 in his 10 overs without any wicket which shows how much poor bowling he did.

Apart from this visitors also have lot to do when it comes to their batting. They played well in the first ODI, but their batting woes were put on display in the second ODI as only four batsman managed to score runs in double figures out of which Sarfraz Ahmed scored a century which helped they to put a target of 253 for hosts.

However, Pakistan must know that scores between 250 and 275 are not going to be enough against a line-up like England’s. England has a very strong team on and off paper and that has been reflective in the matches played. Pakistan will have to go all guns blazing in the reminder of the series and display fearless yet responsible batting if they want to stand any chance of winning the last two matches. Azhar Ali, Imad Wasim and even Mohammad Aamer have made half-centuries, while wicket-keeper batsman Ahmed has been their best batsman with scores of 55, 105 and 38 in the series so far.

Pakistan will also have to worry about their senior players not stepping up for the tasks. They have senior players like Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul to step up; especially Malik as lot depends on him as he forms the Pakistani batting middle order. Also Malik should come out to bat as early as he can as that can relieve some pressure of the other batsmen. Malik has constantly batted at No. 6 which is not suiting his batting style. With so much of experience on his back Malik also knows well about the wickets in England. So he will have to come out to bat early to make sure that he can provide the missing stability to Pakistan’s batting.

Having said all this, the remaining two ODI’s will serve as a chance for Pakistan to show their capacities and to show their cricket playing credentials after losing the series well before. Pakistan have long cricket season ahead of them as they will be playing against the likes of West Indies, Australia after England. So it is necessary for them to bounce back as they have a glorious chance lying ahead of them with nothing to lose as such.

England on the other hand will GO FOR KILL! They have their momentum riding high after the series win and they will look to grasps on the opportunity to win the two matches remaining and complete a white wash. If England go on to win the remaining two matches, it will be a perfect revenge for them against Pakistan after they had to draw the four match Test series at 2-2.

They have been bold in their batting and tidy in the bowling, if that is how we can sum up their victories so far. Their bowlers from Mark Wood to Adil Rashid have been taking wickets at regular intervals providing the necessary breakthrough. Their batting on the other side has accelerated their speeds at their own wish and that is why they have looked in command throughout. They have also shown variations in their bowing at regular intervals which is why they kept the Pakistani batsmen guessing in all the games.

With England leading the series 3-0, they might rest a few players and give a chance to batsman Johnny Bairstow who was in good form during the Test series and can also see some changes in the fast bowling department as Chris Jordan might make way in the playing XI. Pakistan on the other side will have to think, think and think about how they can get back to winning ways and will have to make the necessary changes to form the correct composition to face the strong England side.


Pakistan: Sami Aslam, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Gul, Babar Azam, Azhar Ali (c), Hasan Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik.

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs England 2016, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge