Azhar Ali would want to turn things in his team's favour in the final ODI  © Getty Images
Azhar Ali would want to turn things in his team’s favour in the final ODI © Getty Images

Visitors, Pakistan will go head-to-head against England in the fifth and final ODI of the five-match ODI series on Sunday. The match will take place at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The live cricket streaming of the match is available on Starsports.com and Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1. England currently lead Paistran 4-0 and are aiming to make it a resounding 5-0. It will be their first whitewash against a side, in a bilateral series, if they manage to win at Cardiff. Pakistan though, will not just be playing for a consolation win, their players know they are under the scanner and their performances will be reviewed after the series by coach Mickey Arthur. Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs England 5th ODI at Cardiff

Meanwhile, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was ruled out of the remainder of the tour of England, the PCB announced on Saturday. Irfan, who was called into the squad as an injury replacement for Mohammad Hafeez on August 27, managed just five legitimate overs in Thursday’s fourth ODI against England at Headingley before going off with cramps, leaving coach Arthur in frustration. Pakistan lost the match by four wickets to go 4-0 down in a five-match series. But it might have been different had the 34-year-old Irfan, who removed openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales in a return of two for 26 as England slumped to 72 for four, stayed on the field in what was his only match of the tour. READ: Pakistan vs England, 5th ODI at Cardiff: Imad Wasim vs Ben Stokes and other key battles

The PCB statement said: “Irfan initially suffered cramps in his hamstring in that match [at Headingley] and came off to receive treatment.  He returned to play and later on complained about cramps in his left and right calf that prevented him bowling further in the match. He will return to Pakistan and will work on his fitness in the National Cricket Academy [in Lahore].”

(With inputs from AFP)