result
2nd ODI (D/N), Abu Dhabi, Nov 13 2015, England tour of United Arab Emirates
283/5
(45.5/50 ov, target 284)188
England won by 95 runs
player of the match
Alex Hales
England
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• The Report by David Hopps

Hales maiden hundred anchors England victory

A maiden ODI hundred by Alex Hales followed by a display in the field of utter control as Pakistan's batsmen foundered on a slowing pitch

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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
England283/5(50 overs)
Alex Hales109 (117)
Joe Root63 (77)
Wahab Riaz3/43(10)
Pakistan188/10(45.5 overs)

10.20pm So, England bounce back from their six-wicket drubbing with a 95-run thumping. Performances from every member of the team - Hales hundred, Roy and Root fifties, key new-ball spells from Topley and Willey, four wickets in the middle overs from Woakes, and a fine spell of 10-0-32-1 from Adil Rashid, to name but the main men.

For Pakistan, Wahab Riaz was magnificent with the ball and Sarfraz defiant with the bat, but much like England in the Test series, a handful of outstanding contributions couldn't atone for a whole load of not-a-lot.

aadil140: "DARPOOK (coward) innings? seriously bro? i'd rather say BAHADUR ( brave) innings" For what it's worth, I thought he battered it like a badmash. But what would I know?

Anyhow, that's your lot for this evening. Thanks for dropping by. Have a read of David Hopps' match report before you go, and from myself, Andrew Miller, and Gnasher, good night and see you next week for match No. 3.

45.5
W
Topley to Irfan, OUT

yorker! That's the way to bring down skyscrapers, denotate them at the foundations ... Irfan's timbers tumble, and it's 1-1 with two to play!

Mohammad Irfan b Topley 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Peter: "Len Hutton? What about Peter May....." Nah, I can never forgive him for his stint as chairman of selectors

45.4
Topley to Irfan, no run

thumped into the leg side

Irfan calls for another bat. Perhaps he'd prefer to use a stepladder

Osama: "sarfaraz I salute you....such a DARPOOK (Urdu) Innings " I assumed it wasn't Swahili...

45.3
1
Topley to Yasir Shah, 1 run

flat-batted into the leg-side again

45.2
Topley to Yasir Shah, no run

another big wind-up, but no contact this time, other than ball on thigh pad

45.1
6
Topley to Yasir Shah, SIX runs

there's six of them! Slower ball, too short, Yasir was anchored on the back foot and that has travelled way over midwicket!

Omarr: "104 need off 34 balls? Even Afridi was unable to do that.. He managed 102 off 37"

end of over 453 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 181/9CRR: 4.02 • RRR: 20.60 • Need 103 from 30b
Yasir Shah9 (10)
Chris Woakes8-0-33-4
Reece Topley9-1-26-0

Waqar khairi: "Way too many comments involving misbah and afridi. I guess we will never be over them" I'm still not over Len Hutton

44.6
W
Woakes to Sarfaraz, OUT

lovely line, a cutter, nipping back in as Sarfraz attempts a back-foot drive but is cramped for room by the grip off the surface, and Buttler tidies up

Sarfaraz Ahmed c †Buttler b Woakes 64 (97m 76b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.21
44.5
1
Woakes to Yasir Shah, 1 run

slower-ball bouncer, pulled round the corner without much timing

Qasim Anwar: "why they keep playing the song Mama de Mama de and why does that singer want mama?" Everyone needs their mama sometimes. Especially at 180 for 8...

44.4
Woakes to Yasir Shah, no run

short and through to the keeper

44.3
Woakes to Yasir Shah, no run

tidy drive, but straight to the fielder

44.2
1
Woakes to Sarfaraz, 1 run

forward, pushed to cover, Sarfraz is already halfway down so why not make it a run?

david: "Pakistan's situation quite needy / A hell of a slump, yes indeedy! / They're truly bereft / No boom-booms are left / Won't somebody send for Afridi?"

44.1
1
Woakes to Yasir Shah, 1 run

attractively eased out to square leg for another notch on the scoreboard. Holding the flourish on that leg glance

end of over 446 runs
PAK: 178/8CRR: 4.04 • RRR: 17.67 • Need 106 from 36b
Yasir Shah7 (6)
Sarfaraz Ahmed63 (74)
Reece Topley9-1-26-0
Chris Woakes7-0-30-3

Mubariz: "This is why I love Pakistan. #nevergiveup. By the way why isnt Ahmed Shahzad playing ?" One of the many mysteries that is Pakistan cricket

43.6
1
Topley to Yasir Shah, 1 run

outside off, dabbed down to third man

43.5
4
Topley to Yasir Shah, FOUR runs

full toss, walloped on the up and clean through the covers. That will keep the embers glowing!

43.4
Topley to Yasir Shah, no run

nothing doing there

asif : "Come on Safraz, do an innings like Razzs best!! what an innings that was!!! " That would liven things up

43.3
1
Topley to Sarfaraz, 1 run

slower ball, a lot of them about. Wiped out to mid-on

43.2
Topley to Sarfaraz, no run

round the wicket, another attempted sweep thumps into the front pad. Well outside off stump

Gumnam Kumar: "@Miller On Afridi Comment, I'll have what you're having!" G&T please. Make it a double, this match is cooked!

43.1
Topley to Sarfaraz, no run

attempted sweep, struck outside the line

end of over 436 runs
PAK: 172/8CRR: 4.00 • RRR: 16.00 • Need 112 from 42b
Sarfaraz Ahmed62 (71)
Yasir Shah2 (3)
Chris Woakes7-0-30-3
David Willey8-0-25-3

Reginald: "Sarfaraz has been black adder and the rest of his teammates have been baldricks...... " Haven't spotted many cunning plans though

42.6
1
Woakes to Sarfaraz, 1 run

thumped out to deep cover again. He's timing it well and seeing it even better

42.5
2
Woakes to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

sweet timing, a beautiful square drive. A less beautiful full-length dive to make his ground as he comes back for two

42.4
2
Woakes to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

battered, hard into the covers. Hales intercepts the boundary

Best performances - batsmen
Alex Hales portrait
AD Hales
109 runs (117)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
35 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
871171582132
Sarfaraz Ahmed portrait
Sarfaraz Ahmed
64 runs (76)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 four
0 sixes
1076210920
Best performances - bowlers
Chris Woakes portrait
CR Woakes
O
8
M
0
R
33
W
4
ECO
4.13
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W1W
David Willey portrait
DJ Willey
O
8
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
3.13
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
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
Alex Hales
Alex Hales
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3708
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 days13 November 2015 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Iftikhar Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed
Umpires
New Zealand Image
Chris Gaffaney
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle