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5th ODI, Cardiff, September 04, 2016, Pakistan tour of England and Ireland
(48.2/50 ov, T:303) 304/6

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
90 (73)
Player Of The Series
274 runs • 1 wkt
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7pm Morgan collects the trophy and is joined by his team-mates. That is all we have for you from the ODI series. Alan Gardner's report should be your next stop. Looking forward to your company for the one-off T20 as well. Until then, it's goodbye and good night from myself, Deiva, Gnasher, and Binoy.

6.50pm Presentation:

Sarfraz, Player of the Match: I am happy with the team's performance. We have had a tough series. Coach and captain asked to play positive cricket and we had nothing to lose. Good to see Shoaib bhai play well. We know he [Dawson] was playing his first match and we attacked him.

Joe Root, Player of the Series: You want to contribute every time you are in the middle. Even today at no point did we stumble. Trent Bridge was a great marker, and we want to go further. The most exciting thing is we can still get better, going into this winter and the Champions Trophy. You want the guys around you to be able to go out and express themselves, and they are doing it consistently.

Azhar Ali, Pakistan captain: We wanted to finish on a high. We have had a tough tour. It was a much-needed victory for us. We pulled it back brilliantly, the bowlers deserve credit after we have too many runs to start with. The way Imad Wasim held it back, it was brilliant. Amir and Hasan Ali brought that total down to reachable. Few youngsters are coming in like Nawaz, Imad, and Hasan Ali looks good. Chasing 300 gives us satisfaction. We have to play good cricket consistently.

Eoin Morgan, England captain: No absolutely not [regret the two changes?]. Great opportunity to get Liam Dawson an ODI debut. We have a big winter coming up. He could be used as a third spinner. I am very proud of this group of players. We lost a game today but we still put in a reasonable performance. In terms of highs, Trent Bride was the highest level.

6.35pm Coach Arthur is on his feet, and Pakistan fans in the stands celebrate the victory. England's first ODI loss this summer, and that denies them a clean sweep. Pakistan lost Sharjeel early in the chase of 303 when he scooped a catch to mid-on, Azhar only flickered briefly, but Sarfraz and Malik put them back on track with a century stand. They took regular trips down the pitch and neatly wedged the ball into the gaps, before debutant left-arm spinning allrounder Dawson created some panic by dismissing both the set batsmen. Rizwan and Imad, however, held their nerve at the death to seal a consolation win for the visitors. This is only the sixth time that Pakistan have successfully chased a 300-plus total in ODIs, first outside Asia.

ismail lahori: "Imad Wasim 4th time not out in this series. Good stuff."

Hassan: "Great victory chasing 300 plus against England in England but not to forget some key bowlers for England were rested for this game"

Zeeshan: "Imad has an average of 76.66 now. Not bad for number 8"

Mohsin Satkut: "This boy Imad has shades of Yuvraj Singh #JustThinking #EngvPak"

ziyad: "Muthu, who's your man of the series?" --- Sarfraz/ Root


Jordan to Imad Wasim, FOUR runs

Wales-born Imad Wasim wins it for Pakistan in Wales amid rain. Low full toss on the leg stump, hammered away, beating mid-on for a boundary. Jordan's attempted yorker went awry

Jordan to Imad Wasim, no run

overpitched and outside off, crunched into the covers. Yuvraj-esque drive, that!

end of over 488 runs
PAK: 300/6CRR: 6.25 RRR: 1.50
Mohammad Rizwan34 (34b 4x4)
Imad Wasim12 (17b 1x4)
Mark Wood 10-0-56-2
Chris Jordan 7-0-48-0
Wood to Rizwan, 2 runs

shortish and outside off. Glided to the right of third man. 300 up for Pakistan

Wood to Rizwan, FOUR runs

Wood goes wide of the crease and angles it in on off, Rizwan drives on the up, lands just in front of the bowler, placed it wide of mid-off as well

Wood to Rizwan, no run

full and outside off, drilled down to mid-off

Wood to Imad Wasim, 1 run

good length and angling away outside off, patted down to third man

Wood to Rizwan, 1 run

banged in short, he rises on top of it, rolls his wrists and controls a pull over square leg

Wood to Rizwan, no run

length and outside off, carved away to cover point

11 needed off 18

end of over 476 runs
PAK: 292/6CRR: 6.21 RRR: 3.66
Mohammad Rizwan27 (29b 3x4)
Imad Wasim11 (16b 1x4)
Chris Jordan 7-0-48-0
Mark Wood 9-0-48-2
Jordan to Rizwan, 1 run

full on off, driven down to mid-on for one

Jordan to Imad Wasim, 1 run

full and outside off, pings a drive, mid-off hunts it down

Jordan to Imad Wasim, FOUR runs

dot, dot, dot, four! Back of a length and outside off, he pivots on the back foot and flat-bat wallops it to the right of mid-off

Jordan to Imad Wasim, no run

full and outside off, throws his hands at it and swings to mid-off

6.24pm The drizzle has got heavier

Jordan to Imad Wasim, no run

back of a length and outside off, leaden-footed slash finds cover

Daniyal: "Keep calm and trust in Imad. Yet to be dismissed! "

Jordan to Imad Wasim, no run

back of a length on middle, leans back and glides it to point

Jordan returns

end of over 467 runs
PAK: 286/6CRR: 6.21 RRR: 4.25
Mohammad Rizwan26 (28b 3x4)
Imad Wasim6 (11b)
Mark Wood 9-0-48-2
David Willey 8-2-32-0
Wood to Rizwan, FOUR runs

dug in short on off, Rizwan was camping back, waiting for it. Cracks a pull past the square-leg umpire. The equation is down to 17 off 24

Wood to Rizwan, no run

Rizwan shimmies out and also moves away outside leg, Wood cranks up the pace and hammers a bouncer. Sails over the hooking batsman to YJB

Ummad: "Never a dull match when Pakistan is playing! "

Wood to Imad Wasim, 1 run

clipped away through midwicket

Wood to Rizwan, 1 run

nip-backer on a back of a length, squeezes an inside edge to fine leg

Wood to Rizwan, no run

Rizwan is smacked on the box. Another man down. Short on middle, but not as short as the batsman expected, shapes in. Wood goes on laughing. Rizwan composes himself, and he's up

Slip in. Six men in the ring

A direct hit would have sent Imad back

Wood to Imad Wasim, 1 run

dug in short on off, flaps a pull to mid-on. Imad is struggling but Woakes misses the direct hit

Wood replaces Dawson

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