result
1st ODI (D/N), Abu Dhabi, Nov 11 2015, England tour of United Arab Emirates
(43.4/50 ov)217/4
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
102* (130)
mohammad-hafeez
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• The Report by David Hopps

Hafeez hundred secures Pakistan victory

Mohammad Hafeez was a dominant figure during Pakistan's Test series victory against England and he was to the fore once more, striking an unbeaten century as they took the opening ODI in Abu Dhabi by six wickets with 6.2 overs to spare

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Scorecard summary
England216/10(49.4 overs)
Pakistan217/4(43.4 overs)
Babar Azam*62 (62)
Moeen Ali1/32(7)

10.20pm So, a six-wicket win with more than six overs to spare. England blew it with the bat, crumbling to 14 for 3, before squandering a 133-run stand between Eoin Morgan and James Taylor with an inept tail-end collapse. Mohammad Hafeez, however, was once again a cut above the rest of the batsmen on display. He's in rich form at the moment ...

This will also be remembered as the final ODI of Younis Khan's 15-year career. He made only 9 but he retires with the gratitude of a nation to send him on his way, not to mention a collective imploring that he hangs around a few years yet in Test cricket ...

Jon: "Hey, I have a question, how can I make comments like all these others who are being published? Is this it? If so, I'd like to add my own words of praise for Younis Khan on his retirement. During my playing days in Pakistan my nickname was Younis Khan. Seeing him end his ODI career today sees me with mixed feelings. A great man, who will surely be missed, and remembered for his great character and playing. What a man. Hat off. By the way, to the cricinfo team: thank you all for your amazing work. Without cricinfo I would be lost in this world without cricket on tv... you guys rock! Cheers, Jon!"

So, have a read of David Hopps' match report, and tune in again on Friday for the second ODI. Cheers

43.4
1
Woakes to Hafeez, 1 run

guided down to third man, and that is the victory!

43.3
Woakes to Hafeez, no run

not this time, defended out to point

asad: "No one beats Salim Malik in nervous 90s......" Valid

43.2
1
Woakes to Babar Azam, 1 run

so, another single, and Hafeez is handed the honour of hitting the winning run ...

Suli: "So Hafeez now has more 100s than Graeme Smith, Inzamam Ul Haq, and Mathew Hayden! Not a bad lot to go ahead of eh?" Remarkable ...

43.1
Woakes to Babar Azam, no run

bouncer, ducked

end of over 4313 runs
PAK: 215/4CRR: 5.00 RRR: 0.28
Babar Azam61 (60)
Mohammad Hafeez101 (128)
Adil Rashid 9-0-60-0
Chris Woakes 8-0-38-0

cheema: "Babar has doubled his list A sixes today 4 in 51, 4 today" Gosh

42.6
1
Rashid to Babar Azam, 1 run

on the pads, flicked to midwicket

42.5
2
Rashid to Babar Azam, 2 runs

googly, but timed sweetly off the back foot through the covers

Qasim: "Hafeez is probably the most suffered batsman in the nervous nineties from Pakistan in the last 10 years. Waited a long time today but finally has succeeded. Top knock man! Congratulations!"

42.4
6
Rashid to Babar Azam, SIX runs

smashed, on the up, straight over the ropes at long-off!

42.3
1
Rashid to Hafeez, 1 run

clipped to midwicket to escape the strike. This could now end in a hurry...

His 11th ODI hundred, his first against England, but his second hundred in as many international innings on this tour. He performs the sajda as well he might, He's in some God-given form at the moment.

42.2
2
Rashid to Hafeez, 2 runs

tossed up, slapped over short midwicket! Just out of the reach of the fielder and as a consequence that will do!

42.1
1
Rashid to Babar Azam, 1 run

clipped to midwicket to bring Hafeez back onto strike ...

So, 15 needed from 48 balls. How many of those will Hafeez require to reach his hundred? Not sure there's much else left to speculate on in this particular mismatch ...

end of over 428 runs
PAK: 202/4CRR: 4.80 RRR: 1.87
Mohammad Hafeez98 (126)
Babar Azam51 (56)
Chris Woakes 8-0-38-0
David Willey 7-0-43-0

Hass: "@Edwin Please tell who was that cricketer?" I cannot tell a lie, it was Ronnie Irani ...

41.6
Woakes to Hafeez, no run

pushed to cover. Hafeez is determined not to put a foot wrong

41.5
Woakes to Hafeez, no run

forward, poked into the covers

41.4
1
Woakes to Babar Azam, 1 run

driven from deep in the crease

41.3
6
Woakes to Babar Azam, SIX runs

battered, on the up, over the ropes, and Babar picks the slower ball, out of the back of the hand, to club his way to a half century!

41.2
Woakes to Babar Azam, no run

full length, a bottom-handed drive but can't connect properly

Rana Aftab Alam: "I grew up watching this great hero and this last raise of his bat with tears in his eyes drowns my heart. I always dreamed to be like him who held team's cause above his own. I'll never forget you in my life, you are my role model, The legend Younis Khan." Hear hear...

41.1
1
Woakes to Hafeez, 1 run

outside off, worked through the covers

end of over 416 runs
PAK: 194/4CRR: 4.73 RRR: 2.55
Babar Azam44 (53)
Mohammad Hafeez97 (123)
David Willey 7-0-43-0
Chris Woakes 7-0-30-0
40.6
Willey to Babar Azam, no run

on the back foot, worked back to the bowler who feigns a shy

40.5
1
Willey to Hafeez, 1 run

defended once again, into space. Hafeez will not be hurried to three figures

Edwin: "Whatever reasons Younis has for retiring today, being so close to Miandad's record they cannot be for selfishness....I recall a cricketer who only retired after achieving a certain record Test appearances....." [Sharp intake of breath]

40.4
Willey to Hafeez, no run

defended on the back foot

40.3
1
Willey to Babar Azam, 1 run

on the toes, flicked to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez PAK
102 runs (130)
10 fours
1 six
Control93%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
2 fours
0 six
1192091715516
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan ENG
76 runs (96)
11 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
3 fours
0 six
79154121298
Best performances - bowlers
Reece Topley portrait
RJW Topley ENG
O
9
M
1
R
26
W
3
ECO
2.88
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
Mohammad Irfan portrait
Mohammad Irfan PAK
O
10
M
2
R
35
W
3
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
Series resultPakistan led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3707
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 days11 November 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle