result
4th ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Nov 20 2015, England tour of United Arab Emirates
355/5
(40.4/50 ov, target 356)271
England won by 84 runs
Player Of The Match
116* (52)
jos-buttler
Player Of The Series
177 runs
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• The Report by George Dobell

Buttler's record-breaking ton demolishes Pakistan

Jos Buttler struck the quickest century in England's ODI history, from just 46 balls, to help his side to a record-breaking total of 355 for 5 in Dubai

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Scorecard summary
England355/5(50 overs)
Jos Buttler*116 (52)
Jason Roy102 (117)
Pakistan271/10(40.4 overs)
Shoaib Malik52 (34)
Babar Azam51 (51)
Moeen Ali3/53(9.4)
Adil Rashid3/78(10)

10.12pm Handshakes all round, and quite an achievement from England to seal this series, especially after a pretty heavy thumping in the opening contest. The hero of the hour, none other than Jos Buttler, whose turbo-charged century put England out of reach. It was a valiant chase in the circumstances, but 46-ball centuries are generally hard to trump ...

atifsardarkhan: "Only website where you come across the most interesting comments. I'm sure many others would come for the same reason :D BTW! WELL PLAYED TEAM ENGLAND and hope our team find some better middle order players." You're very welcome, it's been a pleasure ...

So, England win by 84 runs, and claim an impressive 3-1 series win. If Buttler isn't the Man of the Match I will eat the TV. Have a read of George Dobell's match report, being uploaded as we speak. From Gnasher and myself, goodnight and don't forget to tune back in next week for the tour finale, the T20 series.

40.4
W
Ali to Anwar Ali, OUT

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!

Anwar Ali c Rashid b Ali 24 (35m 24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100
40.3
Ali to Anwar Ali, no run

tonked out to wide long-on

40.2
Ali to Anwar Ali, no run

tossed onto a good length, fielded inadvertently by the non-striker, Irfan

40.1
Ali to Anwar Ali, no run

punched down the track

end of over 40Maiden
PAK: 271/9CRR: 6.77 RRR: 8.50
Mohammad Irfan0 (6)
Anwar Ali24 (20)
Chris Woakes 8-1-46-0
Moeen Ali 9-0-53-2

A maiden over. A rare moment of calm in a bat-frenzied contest

39.6
Woakes to Irfan, no run

outside off, a loose poke

39.5
Woakes to Irfan, no run

bouncer! Grrr ... did well to get it that high, to be fair. Irfan turns his head and wears it on the armpit

39.4
Woakes to Irfan, no run
39.3
Woakes to Irfan, no run

forward and defended into the covers

39.2
Woakes to Irfan, no run

on the back foot, and angled into the covers

39.1
Woakes to Irfan, no run

defended

Ali: "Can anwar snatch the match from England? Its a lot to ask but he did the same with Srilanka" That was also a one-wicket win. Never say never ... who am I kidding?

end of over 391 run • 1 wicket
PAK: 271/9CRR: 6.94 RRR: 7.72
Anwar Ali24 (20)
Mohammad Irfan0 (0)
Moeen Ali 9-0-53-2
Chris Woakes 7-0-46-0
38.6
Ali to Anwar Ali, no run

down the track, tapped to midwicket

38.5
Ali to Anwar Ali, no run

driven back to the bowler

David R.: "Pardon the injection of mathematics but it's not less than a run a ball, and Pakistan can't technically win it in singles. The required run-rate is still over 7, and it only briefly dipped below 7 (to 6.85, as I recall)." Fair point, who's actually paying attention at this stage anyway?

38.4
W
Ali to Yasir Shah, OUT

battered into the deep, and that is easy pickings for Woakes at wide long-on. Nearly done

Yasir Shah c Woakes b Ali 5 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.5
38.3
Ali to Yasir Shah, no run

half an appeal as Yasir misses a slog sweep

38.2
1
Ali to Anwar Ali, 1 run

clattered down the ground, lots of intent but the field is set back

James Bartholom: "The chase was never going to be easy. England maintained pressure and forced Pakistan to go after the ball, ultimately costing wickets" Troo dat

38.1
Ali to Anwar Ali, no run
end of over 384 runs
PAK: 270/8CRR: 7.10 RRR: 7.16
Yasir Shah5 (6)
Anwar Ali23 (16)
Chris Woakes 7-0-46-0
Moeen Ali 8-0-52-1
37.6
Woakes to Yasir Shah, no run

a play and a miss to complete the over

A break in play as Willey gets patched up. Pakistan could get em in singles, theoretically ...

37.5
1
Woakes to Anwar Ali, 1 run

having said that, there is a horrid static hoick from deep in the crease, and David Willey running in from deep long-on can't quite get his fingers under the ball. Or maybe he does, as he is in a significant amount of pain. That could smart ...

37.4
1
Woakes to Yasir Shah, 1 run

on the pads, a gentle clip out to the leg-side. There is a serenity so far about this partnership, as if they have twigged that it is less than a run a ball ...

Muneeb: "I know its pretty much over but my heart is still saying we can win.. Bleed green" You ought to get that checked out. Could be gangrene ...

37.3
1
Woakes to Anwar Ali, 1 run

driven on the up to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Jos Buttler portrait
JC Buttler ENG
116 runs (52)
10 fours
8 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
30 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
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Jason Roy portrait
JJ Roy ENG
102 runs (117)
8 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 four
0 six
17136916101021
Best performances - bowlers
Moeen Ali player portrait
MM Ali ENG
O
9.4
M
0
R
53
W
3
ECO
5.48
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
Rashid player portrait
AU Rashid ENG
O
10
M
0
R
78
W
3
ECO
7.8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler
Player Of The Series
Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler
Series resultEngland won the 4-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 3712
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 days20 November 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
New Zealand Image
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
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Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
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Shozab Raza
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle