England win match by 84 runs in 4th ODI, take series 3-1


DUBAI: England won the 4th One Day International (ODI) of Pakistan-England series in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and took the series by 3-1 in the 4 ODI match-series as it bowled out Pakistan with 41 overs to win by a margin of 84 runs.
Batting first England set out a mammoth target of 355 at the loss of 5 wickets. The English campaign was spearheaded by Josh Buttler who made a brisk 116 off 68 balls. He scored the 7th fastest ODI century to bat Pakistan out of the contest.
Chasing the total, Pakistan flourished at the start but kept losing wickets in the middle overs despite a good run rate. Top-8 batsmen reached double figures including three half-centuries yet kept losing wickets to rash shots. Top scorer Shoaib Malik(53) was such as example.
Earlier on in the series, Pakistan, trailing 2-1, brought back fit-again leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who missed the third match with a knee injury, and included opener Ahmed Shehzad for the first time in the series.
Pakistan left out Iftikhar Ahmed and Zafar Gohar from the side which lost the third match in Sharjah by six wickets on Tuesday.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan
England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes