Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    35.3 he's gone now! Yasir gets a scalp. So it's hundred and out for Roy. He came down the pitch, looking to go straight down the ground, he skewed it towards long off and it didn't have the legs to clear the rope 194/2
    11.1 terrific catch! Irfan breaks through. Hales going for a pull to a shortish delivery, comes off the toe of the bat as he tries to fetch it from outside off and the ball flies down to third man where Malik makes an excellent running catch to his left 54/1
    36.4 and he's got a wicket! Root goes for an expansive reverse sweep, doesn't make contact, then unbalances out of the crease and Sarfraz whips off the bails. Was that really needed from Root? 201/3
    not out
    40.2 and he has another! Morgan charges down the pitch, might have been the googly from Azhar, Morgan swings and misses which offers Sarfraz a second stumping 227/4
    46.6 not quite the distance! Taylor aiming to clear long on, swinging a full delivery from Irfan down the ground, couldn't quite get the distance to go with the height 306/5
    not out
    13 (lb 4, nb 1, w 8)
    355/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Alex Hales, 11.1 ov), 2-194 (Jason Roy, 35.3 ov), 3-201 (Joe Root, 36.4 ov), 4-227 (Eoin Morgan, 40.2 ov), 5-306 (James Taylor, 46.6 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1006426.40285120
    Anwar Ali907508.33245510
    Wahab Riaz907007.77238111
    Yasir Shah1005715.70223100
    Shoaib Malik705908.42143300
    Azhar Ali502625.20131100
    8.4 deary me, that is a lame way to depart! A fractionally slower ball, and a limp chip back to the bowler. Silence in the stadium 64/2
    6.3 short and pulled straight down the throat of deep midwicket! England have persisted with a selection of short balls and this one does the trick! 45/1
    18.6 another run out! This time it's the Hafeez-Azam show. Driven gently into the off side, cover came across to his left (Willey to his strong side) and had plenty of time to return to Buttler with Hafeez trying to turn like the Titanic in mid-pitch 129/3
    25.1 Hales holds on this time! Azam aiming to clear deep cover, gets too far underneath the ball and can't get the distance on his shot. Hales comes in from deep cover - he has to be aware of two other fielders close by - and holds a good catch as he slides on his knees. He's pumped with that. 176/4
    32.2 what a catch! Hales is making up for that earlier drop. He has taken a blinder here. Malik swinging a full delivery into the leg side, didn't get a great connection but Hales had a lot of ground to make from deep square. Managed to do so, and took the catch low to the ground 228/6
    27.2 what a response from Rashid! Brings out a well-pitched leg-break which grips and grazes Rizwan's edge as he plays forward, pushing away from his pad a little. Excellent from Rashid 194/5
    35.2 three strides and a wallop ... straight to mid-on! He scuffed this one, and Willey clung onto a stinger! 249/7
    40.4 tossed up, driven, plucked low at short cover, and England have sealed the series! Or have they? A quick check upstairs to make sure it carried, but the fielders are in little doubt. A pretty futile faff, the umpire's soft signal was out, and sure enough, it is! 271/10
    36.1 tossed up, driven, into the bread-basket, it's nearly over now ... 259/8
    38.4 battered into the deep, and that is easy pickings for Woakes at wide long-on. Nearly done 271/9
    not out
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    271 all out (40.4 Overs, RR: 6.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.3 ov), 2-64 (Azhar Ali, 8.4 ov), 3-129 (Mohammad Hafeez, 18.6 ov), 4-176 (Babar Azam, 25.1 ov), 5-194 (Mohammad Rizwan, 27.2 ov), 6-228 (Shoaib Malik, 32.2 ov), 7-249 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 35.2 ov), 8-259 (Wahab Riaz, 36.1 ov), 9-271 (Yasir Shah, 38.4 ov), 10-271 (Anwar Ali, 40.4 ov)
    DJ Willey603425.66215000
    RJW Topley705818.28146140
    CR Woakes814605.75254200
    MM Ali9.405335.48315110
    AU Rashid1007837.80267320

Match Details


England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England won the 4-match series 3-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

20 November 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Unsuccessful in ODIs in UAE


Win-loss record for Pakistan in the last 10 ODI series in the UAE (since 2009). They haven't lost any Test series there in the same period.

Not a bat-first venue


Number of losses by the teams batting first in Dubai in the last 10 ODIs.

Batting first challenge


Average first innings total in the 17 ODIs in Dubai before this. In the last five ODIs, the highest first innings total has been 246.

England Unchanged


The only other instance of Eng playing the same XI in a bilateral ODI series of four or more matches before this - vs Aus, 2010.

Opening woes


Last time there were two 100s by Eng openers in any ODI series - vs WI in Eng, 2012 (that was a 2-match series though).

Captain leading from front


No. of ODI wkts Azhar Ali had before this match, in 138 deliveries. He has dismissed Root and Morgan as his first 2 ODI wkts.

Buttler - the Fastest


No. of balls Buttler took to complete his 100 - fastest for Eng in ODIs. The next two fastest for Eng are also by him - 61 balls v NZ and 66 balls v SL.