Result
4th ODI (D/N), Nottingham, May 17 2019, Pakistan tour of England
340/7
(49.3/50 ov, target 341)
341/7
England won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England
1y
• The Report by Valkerie Baynes

Ben Stokes leads rescue as Jason Roy ton sets up England victory

England claim unassailable 3-0 series lead on back of Roy's century and Stokes' unbeaten 71

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Pakistan340/7(50 overs)
Babar Azam115 (112)
Tom Curran4/75(10)
Mark Wood2/71(10)
England341/7(49.3 overs)
Jason Roy114 (89)
Ben Stokes*71 (64)

9.30pm: Well, no one scored 500, but it was still a darned good encounter. Personally, I love an old-fashioned 340 plays 340, with something in it for the bowlers [wink wink] ... Anyway, thanks for your comments, we've had the usual fun. Valkerie's report should be your next stop, and myself, Miller and Danyal will be back for more on Sunday. Until then, cheerio!

9.20pm: Presentations time, starting with Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed: "Tough luck, we put runs on the board but our bowling and fielding was not up to the mark. If we took catches and executed better, that was the difference. We have been working hard, but the way we are fielding is not up to the mark, with the World Cup coming. We missed yorkers, Mohammad Hasnain only playing his fourth match so they will learn. [Injuries in the camp?] Imam will hopefully be okay, a bruise on the elbow, but I'm not sure about Amir."

England captain Jos Buttler: "Good to get there in the final overs, under pressure, Ben and Tom, that was a great partnership. Played well apart from that passage when we lost four wickets. [Tough game, learn more?] It can be, you have to find a way to win and we'll have situations where we play poorly and come out the other end. Any time you can get one more than the opposition, with a guy like Stokes there at the end, is a great sign. [Bowling effort?] Thought we did really well, seen some games here really high-scoring so daft as it sounds, 340 I thought we did a great job with the ball. [Archer and Wood] The two of them opened up well, really exciting and unlucky not to take wickets in the first ten. Nice to have two guys who can bowl fast with the new ball. [Curran?] Yeah, every time something's asked of him he comes up with the goods."

Jason Roy is named Man of the Match: [Hundred?] "Yeah, we got there, it was an emotional feeling today. I knew we had a big total to get and I got out and I was very frustrated, but the boys finished it off very well. [Vince?] He played some strong shots, came out with a good gameplan. You've got your role, your way of playing, do what you do. We work hard, but you do surprise yourself sometimes. I was licking my lips in the 90s. [Fully fit now?] I've been pushed hard by the medical department, but I'm feeling extremely good."

9.10pm: So, England become only the second team to score 340-plus in three consecuti... Sorry, England seal the series 3-0 with one to play, but it wasn't without a fight here at normally placid old Trent Bridge. Pakistan revived some of their old magic while sparking a collapse of 4 for 15 in the middle of the innings, but they didn't manage to get Ben Stokes, who carved out a confidence-boosting 71 from 64 to guide England through despite the wobbles. With Jason Roy rollicking along, it seemed England would repeat their nonchalant Bristol chase, but in the end it needed a steely knock from Tom Curran (as well as a non-existent run-out appeal from Pakistan) to help stave off the threat of an upset. And maybe a win like that will be all the more important when the World Cup pressure is on in a few weeks' time?

49.3
1
Hasan Ali to Stokes, 1 run
dug in short, Stokes rasps a pull to deep midwicket - and England seal the win with three wickets to spare!

"Not appealing for that run out was a sheer stupidity from Sarfaraz," groans Riaz318. "And why he took off Shoaib Malik from bowling? Very very poor decisions."

49.2
1
Hasan Ali to Rashid, 1 run
angling in at 85mph, Rashid's wrists come through as he whips one behind square
49.1
1
Hasan Ali to Stokes, 1 run
pitched up outside off, Stokes leans out and strokes the single through cover point

Hasan left high and dry, here. Three needed

end of over 4916 runs
ENG: 338/7CRR: 6.89 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Adil Rashid11 (7)
Ben Stokes69 (62)
Junaid Khan10-0-85-1
Hasan Ali9-0-54-1

"Yep, we'll take it!" whoops Peter

48.6
4
Junaid Khan to Rashid, FOUR runs
full, 85mph outside off, Rashid slashes a thick outside edge for four! That looks like game, set and match, as Sarfaraz sits on his haunches... He flung himself across to his right but couldn't get there and England are almost home!
48.5
2
Junaid Khan to Rashid, 2 runs
appeal for lbw as Rashid creeps out, accidentally kicked away as he goes for the single... Sarfaraz is complaining as they come back for two, but the umpires are not interested
48.4
Junaid Khan to Rashid, no run
swing and a miss from Rashid
48.3
1
Junaid Khan to Stokes, 1 run
fired in straight and Stokes swats it for one
48.2
6
Junaid Khan to Stokes, SIX runs
Asif goes for the catch at deep point, but can't haul it in! Short ball, filthy delivery from Junaid, slapped high and handsome and it's always coming down just beyond the boundary, great effort by Asif but ends up dropping it over the rope!
48.1
3
Junaid Khan to Rashid, 3 runs
slower ball outside off and Rashid larrups it through backward point, Hasan gives chase and hauls it in... though it then squirts past Hasnain coming the other way! Luckily it doesn't go on to the rope at any point

Junaid Khan to bowl the penultimate over, England needing 19 from 12

end of over 484 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 322/7CRR: 6.7 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Adil Rashid2 (3)
Ben Stokes62 (60)
Hasan Ali9-0-54-1
Mohammad Hasnain10-0-80-2

Excellent over from Hasan, but England still just about favourites, you'd think. A couple of boundaries here or there the difference...

47.6
1
Hasan Ali to Rashid, 1 run
full and shaping in as Rashid backs away and clips along the carpet to mid-on

Good spot, from Mandy: "England same score as Pakistan at this stage...319/7 in 47.2...wat a coincidence!! "

47.5
1
Hasan Ali to Stokes, 1 run
pitched up, 87mph outside off, Stokes can only plink into the covers for one off the toe

"It's strange that commentators are finding out now the lack of Yorkers from Pakistani bowlers, I think it has been ages since they quit Yorkers and developed a strange infatuation to short pitched balls..." huffs Faizan, "but meanwhile hey! There's a block hole for you!"

47.4
1
Hasan Ali to Rashid, 1 run
short ball, 84mph outside off and Rashid throws the bat, thick-edges into the leg side
47.3
Hasan Ali to Rashid, no run
fullish on off, Rashid gets forward and blocks

Adil Rashid out to the middle, still work to do

47.2
w
Hasan Ali to Curran, OUT
another twist? The yorker does it, Curran playing on from outside leg stump! Well bowled, not much the batsman could do as he tried to make room... But is it too little, too late for Pakistan? Muted celebration from Hasan, which tells you something
TK Curran b Hasan Ali 31 (36m 30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 103.33
47.1
1
Hasan Ali to Stokes, 1 run
round the wicket, full on off and poked into the covers for a single

Twenty-three needed off 18

end of over 4711 runs
ENG: 318/6CRR: 6.76 • RRR: 7.66 • Need 23 from 18b
Tom Curran31 (29)
Ben Stokes60 (58)
Mohammad Hasnain10-0-80-2
Hasan Ali8-0-50-0

Not the worst over from Hasnain, but again the game lurches England's way

46.6
Mohammad Hasnain to Curran, no run
taking the pace off and another swing and a miss
46.5
2
Mohammad Hasnain to Curran, 2 runs
bit of width and Curran flays this up and over point for a couple more

"Why Pakistani bolwers are so persistent with length balls," squawks Fahad. "We have seen zero yorkers."

46.4
Mohammad Hasnain to Curran, no run
short outside off, Curran has a big ole yahoo and misses
Best performances - batsmen
Babar Azam
115 runs (112)
13 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
30 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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JJ Roy
114 runs (89)
11 fours
4 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
16191742616124
Best performances - bowlers
TK Curran
O
10
M
0
R
75
W
4
Eco
7.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Imad Wasim
O
10
M
0
R
62
W
2
Eco
6.20
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of England
Player Of The Match
Jason Roy
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4138
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30 Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days17 May 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Chris Gaffaney
Alex Wharf
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Rob Bailey
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson