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England Vs Pakistan Live Score (ODI)

Date: Friday, 17 May, 2019 IST Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham Match Status: Match Ended

England beat Pakistan by 3 wickets

340/7
Overs
50.0
R/R
6.8
Fours
29
Sixes
8
Extras
11
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Imam-ul-Haq not out 6 20 0 0
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) not out 21 14 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jofra Archer 10 0 62 1
Mark Wood 10 0 71 2
341/7
Overs
49.3
R/R
6.92
Fours
31
Sixes
7
Extras
17
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ben Stokes not out 71 64 5 3
Adil Rashid not out 12 8 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Junaid Khan 10 0 85 1
Hasan Ali 9.3 0 57 1
  • So, 341 to get off the 50 overs. England are in the driver's seat at this moment. Pakistan's bowling has been lacklustre in this series so far and Sarfaraz will be hoping that changes tonight. The second innings is not far away. Join us for it.
  • As for England's bowling, Tom Curran was the star. Though he gave away 75 runs off his 10, he got a 4-fer and restricted Pakistan under 350. Archer and Wood also got into the wickets column with 1 and 2 respectively. In all, 7 bowlers were used by the English. They will be happy with their efforts overall as they gave away just 42 runs in the last 5 overs and have managed to restrict the tourists to a below par total on this batting paradise.
  • After winning the toss, England put the visitors to bat first. The innings did not get off to a good start for the Asian side as they lost Imam-ul-Haq due to an injury. Babar replaced him out in the middle. He had a brilliant partnership with Fakhar and the two added 107 with both getting to their respective fifties. Fakhar Zaman could not carry for long after and was dismissed but Babar carried on. Him and Hafeez stitched together a 104-run stand. Babar went on to convert his start to a big one and got his 9th ODI hundred. Cameos from Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik in the end propelled them to 340.
  • 14 runs off the last over have seen Pakistan reach 340 from their final over but one would feel England would be the happier side going into the break. Normally, 340 is a good total but these days nothing less than 375 looks safe.
  • 49.6 MISFIELD AND FOUR! The skipper finishes the innings with a boundary. Fuller on off, Sarfaraz lofts it over mid off. Roy runs in from long on and puts in a dive to stop the ball. He gets there but cannot collect it cleanly. The ball goes past him for a boundary. Pakistan end with 340/7 from their 50 overs.
  • 49.5 Length ball outside off, Imam looks uncomfortable but gets a single by running it down to third man.
  • 49.4 Length ball on the body, SA plays it towards mid off and gets a run.
  • 49.3 FOUR! This is even better. Length ball outside off, Sarfaraz smashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 49.2 FOUR! Back of a length ball on off, Sarfaraz upper cuts it towards backward point for a boundary. Pakistan need more of this.
  • 49.1 Brilliant start. Yorker on the leg side, Sarfaraz looks to jam it out but misses.
  • 48.6 Another bouncer to end the over. Just 4 runs off the over. Brilliant. Jofra finishes with the figures of 10-0-62-1. 326/7
  • 48.5 Bouncer. Right on the money. Imam ducks under it and lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 48.5 WIDE! Jofra misses his line and length and bowls it down the leg side. Wided by the umpire.
  • 48.4 Length ball on off, Sarfaraz flat bats it past Jofra. Ben Stokes runs to his right from mid off and stops the ball with a dive. Not the most convincing dives though. They take just a run.
  • 48.3 Full on middle and leg, Imam flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
  • STAT ALERT - This is the second time that Shoaib Malik has been dismissed hit wicket in ODIs - THE 8TH PLAYER TO SUFFER THIS FATE!
  • 48.2 Excellent bouncer. Playing with the mind of Imam. It is on the body, Imam ducks under it.
  • 48.1 Fuller on off, Sarfaraz lofts it over covers. The ball falls short of the fielder in the deep and they get a single.
  • 47.6 On the pads, Sarfaraz flicks it to mid-wicket for a run. Tremendous over from Curran. Just 4 runs and a wicket. 322/7
  • 47.5 Outside off, Imad defends it towards short third man for a run.
  • 47.4 Good length ball on middle, Imam blocks it. Maybe his elbow is not yet fully recovered.
  • 47.3 On the pads, Safaraz looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads and they take a leg bye.
  • Surprising! Imam-ul-Haq has come out to bat with his left elbow nicely wrapped.
  • 47.2 OUT! Hasan Ali holes out. The slower one does the trick for Curran and he gets his fourth wicket of the match. He has had a good day with the ball. It is slow on full, Hasan looks to go over mid-wicket fence but he does not time it well. Joe Denly takes a good catch in the deep.
  • 47.1 Full and outside off, Sarfaraz looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards point. A single taken.
  • Tom Curran is back.
  • 46.6 Full on off, Sarfaraz drives it wide of mid off and keeps the strike. 318/6
  • 46.5 Full on off, Ali hits it wide of mid off and gets off the mark straightaway.
  • Hasan Ali is the new batsman.
  • 46.4 OUT! HIT WICKET! A funny dismissal to say the least. Length ball just outside off, Malik was deep inside his crease as he was expecting a yorker but it was a length ball. He looks to slap it down the off side but ends up taking off his stumps with his bat. He will be reminded about this dismissal for a long time to come now.
  • 46.3 Length ball outside off, Malik cuts it wide of deep point for a couple.
  • 46.2 Smart batting, this. Wood follows Malik who was making room by moving away from the leg stump. He bowls it on his body and Shoaib strokes it towards backward point for a couple.
  • 46.1 FOUR! On the leg side now. Shoaib showing why Pakistan have him in their World Cup squad. Length ball on middle and leg, Shoaib whacks his pull between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
  • Mark Wood is back on.
  • 45.6 Quick single taken. Good running. On off, Shoaib strokes it towards mid off. Jofra runs behind it and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses and they get the single easily in the end. 10 from this over! 308/5
  • 45.6 WIDE! Attempted bouncer from Jofra goes over the head of Malik. Wide signalled.
  • 45.5 FOUR! Shoaib gives himself room and smacks this slower delivery over point for a boundary. Cannot offer too much width to this experienced campaigner.
  • 45.4 Length ball on off, Sarfaraz moves away and then runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 45.3 300 up for Pakistan. On the pads, Sarfaraz flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple. They will look to get another 50 runs minimum.
  • 45.2 Makes room to a length ball around off but drives it straight to mid off.
  • 45.1 Turns it off his pads to the leg side for a run.
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed is the new man in.
  • 44.6 OUT! Bowled 'em. End of an eventful over. Good length ball on middle, Imad was looking to go too hard at Curran, he misses his shot and Curran hits. The stumps are disturbed and Tom Curran is a happy man. Imad's cameo comes to an end. 298/5
  • 44.6 WIDE! Bouncer gone wrong again. It is over the bowler's head and it has been signalled as wide.
  • 44.5 FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard. It is on a length outside off, Imad slams it over covers for a boundary.
  • 44.4 Good comeback from Curran. He bowls a good pacy yorker on middle, Imad cannot do much but just jam it out.
  • 44.3 SIX! Slower bouncer gone wrong. Tom rolls his finger on it and bowls it short, Imad flat-bats it over the bowler's head. His bottom hand came off the bat but still he managed to clear the rope.
  • 44.2 Play and a miss. Length ball on off and middle, Wasim looks to pull it but misses.
  • 44.1 Very good ball from Tom. Bowls it slow and wide outside off to Imad. He had cleared his front leg out of the way early so he ended up leaving it alone.
  • Tom Curran is back for another go.
  • 43.6 Full on the pads, Malik flicks it wide of deep square leg for a couple. 287/4
  • Physio has come out in the middle. Imad Wasim is looking a bit rattled. Takes his helmet off and is trying to catch some breath.
  • 43.5 Brilliant bouncer. It is right on the money. His short ball did the damage earlier in the day to Imam but luckily Imad's blow is not as nasty as Imam's one. He looks to pull it but misses. The ball hits him on his helmet and goes towards third man for a leg bye.
  • 43.4 Back of a length ball on the leg side, Shoaib was moving away and hence Wood smartly followed him. Shoaib still manages to cut it behind point for a run.
  • 43.3 Slower delivery shorter in length, Imad looks to hit it on the off side but gets it off the lower half of his bat towards cover for a single.
  • 43.2 Full toss on middle, Malik was looking to flick it but gets a leading edge which goes towards point for a single. He would be kicking himself for missing out on a juicy full toss.
  • 43.1 On off, Wasim drives it towards cover and gets a single.
  • Imad Wasim is the new batsman. He is ready to take strike but there is no non-striker there. Shoaib Malik has gone to the pavilion, probably to attend the nature's call. He returns after a while. A bowling change also. Mark Wood to bowl...
  • 42.6 OUT! Tremendous catch from Mark Wood! Jofra gets the better of Asif. Jofra bangs it in short and Ali looks to pull but ends up top edging it. The ball goes high in the air but does not get the desired distance. It goes to the left of Mark Wood at deep backward square leg. He keeps his eyes on the ball and takes an excellent catch diving full length. The breeze was not helping his cause but as he kept his eyes on the ball he was able to catch it. A good lesson for any youngster watching it. Wood is absolutely delighted and he flicks the ball back in celebration. Big blow to Pakistan as Asif is known to be a fine hitter in the death overs. 280/4
  • 42.5 FOUR! Now he connects and gets a boundary. Length ball outside off, Asif drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 42.4 Smart, smart bowling this. This is the reason he is a man in demand. After two slower balls, Jofra bowls a pacy yorker outside off, Ali misses to hit it once again.
  • 42.3 Two in a row now. Another slower delivery outside off, Asif once again frees his arm but misses.
  • 42.2 Nice change of pace there. It is outside off and slower, Asif swings his bat but misses.
  • 42.1 Full outside off, Shoaib hits it towards long on and gets a single.
  • 41.6 On the pads, Malik works it down to long on and keeps strike for the next over. 8 from the over without the batters taking any risks. 275/3
  • 41.5 Slows it up and lands it around off. Ali dances down the track and looks to go big but it goes off the inner half towards long on for one.
  • 41.4 Lovely placement! Ali works it between long on and mid-wicket and takes an easy two.
  • 41.3 Another slider and on the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 41.2 Flatter and on the pads, it is pushed towards mid on gently. The batsmen take two. Good running.
  • 41.1 Ali brings out the slog sweep but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
  • Adil Rashid is back on now!
  • 40.6 FOUR! Brilliant shot! Back of a length ball outside off, Malik slashes it over and wide of point fielder for a boundary. 15 runs off the over. 267/3
  • 40.5 Good length ball outside off, Shoaib cuts it wide of deep point and gets a couple.
  • 40.4 On middle, Asif strokes it to long on for a run.
  • 40.3 NOT OUT! Good running but also great football skills shown by Archer. Good length ball on off, Malik looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Asif calls for a quick single, Archer goes to the ball and hits the stumps by kicking the ball. They go upstairs and the replays show Ali was in.
  • A run out appeal has been taken upstairs! Asif Ali is the man in question. No one seems excited though.
  • 40.2 This time Ali hits it to the man there at long on, all along the ground, for a single.
  • 40.1 SIX! Asif Ali is wasting no time here. Full on middle and leg, it is in the slot for Asif. He smokes it over long on. The fielder there was interested for a bit but in the end can just watch it sail over the fence.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the innings. Also, Jofra Archer is on.
  • 39.6 On the pads, Malik flicks it wide of the man at deep square leg and gets a couple. 252/3
  • 39.5 Shorter on the body, Asif plays an awkward looking pull towards mid-wicket for a run. He is off the mark.
  • Asif Ali comes out next to bat.
  • 39.4 OUT! Curran has the last laugh and an excellent innings from Babar comes to an end. Tom bowls it on a length outside off, taking some pace off it. Babar looks to punch it off the back foot but is early into his shot. It goes uppishly towards deep cover. For a moment, it looked like it will fall short of Archer but Jofra dives in front and takes a good catch. Babar walks off to a standing ovation from the crowd.
  • Just in - Imam-ul-Haq has returned from the hospital after his X-ray. It's all fine, no fracture and there is just swelling at the moment. His left elbow is all wrapped up, probably some ice applied.
  • 39.3 FOUR! That went like a tracer bullet. Short outside off, Azam gets the width he likes and slashes his cut through point for a boundary.
  • 39.2 On off, Azam blocks it off the front foot.
  • 39.1 Slower delivery, really full on off, Shoaib flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket. They run the first one hard and get the second one. Buttler does not gather the throw properly allowing them to take an extra run. Three taken in total. Poor from England. There have been some pretty average stuff in the field from them today.
  • 38.6 This time cuts it off the middle but straight to point. 242/2
  • 38.5 FOUR! Now from an edge. This is a cruel game for the bowlers. Nothing wrong in the delivery. It is on a length outside off, Azam looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge which goes flying through the third man region for a boundary.
  • 38.4 FOUR! Excellent shot. Full on middle and leg. It is a half volley given as a gift from Mark to Babar. He takes it with both hands and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 38.3 Slower delivery on a length outside off, Malik taps it down to third man and rotates the strike.
  • 38.2 Full on the pads, Shoaib flicks it to square leg for a run.
  • 38.1 Outside off, BA punches it to the off side for a run.
  • 37.6 Outside off on a length, Shoaib hits it to the man at point. 12 from the over! 232/2
  • 37.6 WIDE! Curran misses his line and length and sprays it down the leg side. Malik looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 37.5 Now a single towards deep cover.
  • 37.4 FOUR! 100 FOR BABAR AZAM! What a fine knock this has been from him. He came in after Imam got injured but he has looked absolutely amazing. On the pads, Babar flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary to get to his 9th ODI hundred. He takes his helmet off and raises his bat and soaks in the applause from the crowd.
  • 37.3 Full on the pads, Malik flicks it away to deep square leg and gets a single to follow up the boundary.
  • 37.2 FOUR! What a shot! Length ball outside off, Malik slashes it over point for a boundary. Good way to get off the mark.
  • 37.1 On the body, Babar tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single. Moves to 97.
  • Tom Curran is back into the attack.
  • 36.6 Goes very full and on off, Malik jams it out. End of a top over by Wood, just the three runs and a wicket from it. 220/2
  • 36.5 Back of a length again on off, Malik blocks it out.
  • Shoaib Malik is the new man in.
  • 36.4 OUT! Now a wicket! Hafeez departs soon after getting to a half ton. The short ball does the trick for Wood. Timely wicket for England as Hafeez was just looking to step on the gas. It is the bumper and it is outside off. Hafeez looks to drag his pull but due to the pace, he is a touch late into the shot. Ends up hitting it a lot straighter than he would have wanted. It goes straight into the hands of Jordan the substitute at mid on. England are ecstatic after breaking the 104-run stand.
  • 36.3 Very full on middle, this is jammed out to mid on for a run. Three singles in the first three balls in this over.
  • 36.2 Slower ball on off, Hafeez eases it through covers for another single.
  • 36.1 On the shorter side, it is slapped through covers for one.
  • 35.6 Floated on the stumps, Azam comes down the track and strokes it to long on to keep the strike. 217/1
  • 35.5 Shorter outside off, Hafeez looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes towards backward point for a run. 100-run stand comes up!
  • 35.4 On the pads, Azam flicks it down to square leg for a run.
  • 35.3 Now follows it up with a single down to fine leg for a run.
  • 35.2 SIX! Just over. Shorter on middle and off, Hafeez rocks onto his back foot and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
  • 35.1 Moeen bowls it flatter on middle, Babar comes down the track and pushes it wide of the bowler to long off for a run.
  • Drinks Break. Pakistan are going strong at the moment but will now look to up the run rate. Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam both are set in the middle with the former reaching his fifty just before the break, while the latter looks on course to get to a ton. They are going just under 6 at the moment but should aim to get close to 350 on this wonderful batting track. England need a wicket here to break the partnership and put pressure on the visitors.
  • 34.6 A dot to end! Back of a length on off, Hafeez keeps it out. 206/1
  • 34.5 FOUR! That has been nailed! What a way to get to your fifty. His 37th in ODIs. A very good comeback game from him. Hafeez creams this length ball through point and it races away. Raises his bat, Professor. Can he make it big now? Pakistan would hope he does and that too at a better rate.
  • 34.4 A crisp drive through the covers, straight to the man at sweeper though and it is only a single.
  • 34.3 Gets his line right and lands it on off, the length is similar. Pushed to mid off.
  • 34.2 Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batter, it is clipped through mid-wicket for one.
  • 34.1 Starts off with a very straight delivery, it is worked through square leg for one. Into the 90s is Azam, also the 200 is up for Pakistan.
  • Mark Wood is back!
  • 33.6 Missed stumping. Floated on leg, Hafeez comes down the track but misses it. The ball goes through him to the keeper. Buttler does not collect it and it hits him and goes to short fine leg. The skipper is gutted with himself and rightfully so. Moeen should have had his man there. 199/1
  • 33.5 Flatter on off, Hafeez taps it to point.
  • 33.4 SIX! Right on the ropes. Tossed up on off, Hafeez comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head. The ball hits the rope and the replays confirm it. Six signalled.
  • 33.3 Tossed up on middle and off, BA comes down the track and plays it to long on for a run.
  • 33.2 Flighted on middle, Hafeez plays it to the man at long on and gets a single.
  • 33.1 Play and a miss. Flatter outside off, MH looks to cut but misses. The ball just goes over the outside edge.
  • 32.6 Fuller on off, Azam strokes it to the man at cover. 5 off this one. 191/1
  • 32.5 Length ball on off, BA pushes it to mid off.
  • 32.4 Outside off on a length, Hafeez runs it down to point for a run.
  • 32.3 Dot now. Length ball outside off, Hafeez plays it to the man at point.
  • 32.2 FOUR! Length ball outside off, Hafeez drives it elegantly through covers. The fielder in the deep puts in a dive but cannot stop it from going to the ropes.
  • 32.1 Back of a length ball on off, Hafeez flat-bats it towards the bowler.
  • 31.6 On the pads, Hafeez glances it to fine leg and keeps the strike. 186/1
  • 31.5 On the pads, Babar flicks it to the leg side for a run.
  • 31.4 In the air but safe. Flighted on off, Hafeez comes down the track and uppishly pushes it between extra cover and the bowler. The ball goes to long off and they take a run.
  • 31.3 Tossed up outside off, Babar hits it on the off side for a run.
  • 31.2 Full on off, BA tucks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 31.1 Shorter on middle, Hafeez cuts it to deep point for a run.
  • 30.6 Play and a miss to end the over. Slower delivery outside off, Azam looks to cut it but misses. 181/1
  • 30.5 Peach of a delivery. Jofra extracts extra bounce. It is outside off, Azam looks to drive but misses. The ball just about misses the outside edge on its way to the keeper.
  • 30.4 Outside off, Hafeez easily drives it to deep cover and takes a run.
  • 30.3 Good length ball on off, Hafeez gets on his back foot and blocks it.
  • 30.2 Outside off, Azam strokes it to covers and gets to the other end.
  • 30.1 Jofra starts his new spell with a slower delivery. It is full on middle, Hafeez flicks it away to deep square leg and gets a run.
  • Jofra Archer is back on.
  • 29.6 Leans forward to a full ball on middle and pushes it down to mid on. Dot ball to end the over, 6 from it. 178/1
  • 29.5 Helps a full ball through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 29.4 Shortish and on off, punched to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 29.3 Advances down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 29.2 A mistimed shot in the air... SAFE! Floated and full ball around off, Hafeez jumps out of the crease to play a big shot over long off but fails to connect properly. Stokes runs back from inside the ring, tries to catch the ball with a dive but it falls wide of him. Two runs taken.
  • 29.1 Starts with a shortish length ball on off, Babar goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for a run.
  • Moeen Ali comes into the attack now.
  • 28.6 Floated on the stumps, MH blocks it off his front foot. 172/1
  • 28.5 NOT OUT! England have lost their only review. Flatter outside leg, Hafeez looks to flick but misses. There was a noise as the ball went behind and Buttler grabs it. They put in an appeal which is turned down. Buttler and Rashid have a chat before they take it upstairs. Replays roll in and the Ultra Edge shows there was no bat involved.
  • England have taken a review for caught behind. Hafeez is the man in question.
  • 28.4 Flighted outside off, Babar strokes it to deep cover and gets a run.
  • 28.3 OUTSTANDING EFFORT! Jason Roy has saved FIVE runs for his side but is still disappointed. Will tell you why? A full toss outside off, Hafeez jumps out of the crease and pumps it over mid off. It is destined to go all the way over the rope but Roy in the deep jumps to take the catch over his head. But he realizes that his momentum is making him fall on the rope, hence he releases the ball immediately towards long on. After that he is seen shaking his head as he feels that he could have thrown it on the full to the fielder to his right. Standards are very high these days.
  • 28.2 On the pads, Azam tucks it down the leg side for a single.
  • 28.1 Full on off, Babar blocks it off the front foot.
  • 27.6 Now follows it up with a single down top third man. Smart batting this. 8 off the over. 169/1
  • 27.5 FOUR! In the slot for Azam. It is full outside off, Babar says thank you very much and smashes his drive past cover for a boundary.
  • 27.4 On off, Azam gets onto his back foot and blocks it.
  • 27.3 On the pads, Hafeez looks to flick but it goes off his pads to the leg side for a leg bye.
  • 27.2 On the body, Hafeez tucks it wide of the man at mid-wicket and gets a run. Denly hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. An unnecessary throw there. The ball deflects off the stumps towards fine leg for another run. Two taken overall.
  • 27.1 Angles in a length ball on off, Hafeez gets behind the line and pushes it down to mid on.
  • 26.6 Single to end the over. In the air but safe. Tossed up on middle and leg, Hafeez hits it uppishly towards long on. It falls short of the man there and he keeps the strike with a run. 161/1
  • 26.5 Googly pitching on middle, Hafeez defends it successfully.
  • 26.4 This time Babar flicks it past the man there for a run.
  • 26.3 On the pads, Azam flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 26.2 Floated on off, Hafeez flicks it away to the leg side for a run.
  • 26.1 Yorks himself there. It is flighted on middle and leg, Hafeez comes down the track and jams it out.
  • 25.6 10 runs from the over. Another good one for Pakistan. The last ball is on the pads, Hafeez flicks it towards deep square leg for a run. 158/1
  • 25.5 Slower delivery now outside off. Azam follows the boundary with a smart single with a push towards cover.
  • 25.4 FOUR! In the air but safe. Short around off, Babar pulls it wide of the diving mid-wicket fielder. The fielder from deep square leg has no chance to stop it and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 25.3 On the pads, Hafeez flicks it away to the on side and rotates the strike.
  • 25.2 On a length, Babar defends it with soft hands. The ball goes behind and they take a run as Buttler comes and gathers it. Good running this.
  • 25.1 Short again this time, Hafeez taps it down to third man and gets a run.
  • 25.1 WIDE! Shorter in length but down the leg side, Hafeez looks to pull but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 24.6 Single to end the over. It is outside off, Hafeez just nudges it to long on and gets an easy run. 148/1
  • 24.5 Floated on middle and leg, Hafeez flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
  • 24.4 Leg spinner outside off, BA strokes it to long on against the spin for a run.
  • 24.3 Quicker on the pads, Hafeez comes down the track and flicks it away to the on side for a run.
  • 24.2 Flighted on off, Babar pushes it to cover and takes a quick run.
  • 24.1 Loopy delivery on middle, Hafeez milks it down to long off for a run.
  • 23.6 Well fielded! Saves at least two for his side. Shorter in length and on off, Azam guides it to the left of point. Roy there dives in that direction and stops it. End of a tight over by Stokes. 141/1
  • 23.5 Slower one again outside off, Hafeez waits for it and then guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
  • 23.4 Another dot as the slower one is worked towards mid-wicket.
  • 23.3 Goes slightly fuller and on off, Hafeez goes back and defends it onto the ground.
  • 23.2 Back of a length on off, Babar plays it late and down to third man for a single.
  • 23.1 On the shorter side and it skids through. Hafeez is a touch late on the pull, it hits his gloves and rolls towards square leg for one.
  • 22.6 FOUR! Nice way to finish the over. Floated outside off, Babar picks the length early and smashes it through covers for a boundary. A very good over for Pakistan. 16 runs off it. 138/1
  • 22.5 Follows it up with a single down towards sweeper cover.
  • 22.4 SIX! Hafeez takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Rashid tosses it up outside off, Hafeez gets on his knees and slog sweeps it against the spin over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 22.3 Hafeez has played it to the point region.
  • 22.2 On the body, BA tucks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 22.1 FOUR! Beautiful. Perfect start to the over. Flighted on off, Babar gets on his front foot and drives it wonderfully through covers for a boundary.
  • 21.6 On the pads, Azam flicks it to square leg and keeps the strike. Tight start from Stokes. Just 2 off his first. 122/1
  • 21.5 Length ball on off, Azam taps it back to the bowler.
  • 21.4 Bouncer on off, Azam pulls it but finds the man at mid-wicket.
  • 21.3 On off, Babar defends it to the man at cover.
  • 21.2 On the pads, Hafeez glances it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
  • 21.1 Stokes starts with a back of a length delivery outside off, Babar looks to pull but misses and it hits him on the pads. The ball goes towards point and they take a leg bye.
  • Ben Stokes is introduced into the attack.
  • 20.6 Short and wide outside off, MH cuts it but straight to the man at point. 119/1
  • 20.5 On the body, BA milks it to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 20.4 Hafeez is off the mark. Outside off, Hafeez nudges it to deep cover and gets a run.
  • 20.3 Once again short on the body this time, Hafeez pushes it to mid off.
  • 20.2 Short outside off, Hafeez looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes on one bounce to Stokes at first slip.
  • 20.1 Rashid tosses it up outside off, Babar strokes it to deep point and gets to the other end.
  • Time for the Professor to deliver a lecture. Here comes Mohammad Hafeez.
  • 19.6 OUT! Caught! Wow. A wicket falls at last. After 119 legal deliveries. A length ball, outside off, Zaman reaches out to hit hard but gets a top edge. The ball flies high in the air and Mark Wood runs in from third man. He keeps his eyes on the ball and dives forward to take the catch. The 107-run stand is broken and Fakhar Zaman walks off after doing all the hard work, for 57. 116/1
  • 19.5 Another short ball, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 19.4 A short ball, around off, Azam pulls it through mid-wicket where Joe Denly dives to his right and dives to stop the ball.
  • 19.3 Full and around off, Azam looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 19.2 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 19.1 Full and around middle, pushed straight to mid on.
  • 18.6 Short and outside off, cut straight to point. 115/0
  • 18.5 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run.
  • 18.4 Down the leg side, Fakhar paddles this down the leg side. Short third man gets across and returns a throw to the keeper who in turn, fires it to the bowler. He misses, the backup misses as well but luckily for England, Joe Root is backing from mid on. Three runs in the end, which could have been seven.
  • 18.3 Pitched outside leg, Fakhar looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 18.2 FOUR! Full and outside off, Zaman lofts this over mid off and gets a boundary!
  • 18.1 Down the leg side, helped through square leg for a single.
  • Proper spin on offer now. Here is Adil Rashid.
  • 17.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. 106/0
  • 17.5 On middle and leg, helped through square leg for a run.
  • 17.4 10TH ODI FIFTY FOR ZAMAN! Like Babar, he too, has played a decent knock but needs to go a bit berserk now. England are bossing this middle period. Reaches there with a soft tickle on the leg side for a single.
  • 17.3 On middle, pushed through mid on.
  • 17.2 FIFTY FOR BABAR! In 49 balls. His 12th in this format. A short ball, around off, Azam pulls it through mid-wicket for a run. Just a simple raise of the bat towards the crowd and the dressing room. Now, for the acceleration.
  • 17.1 Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a couple.
  • DRINKS BREAK. If you have just checked onto the scorecard, Pakistan's score reads 101/0 but they are technically one down, with Imam-ul-Haq getting injured in the fourth over and gone to the hospital for a precautionary x-ray. He got hit on the left elbow and coach Mickey Arthur had his head in his hands. There is plenty of breeze but barely any movement on this deck. It is a proper highway with no traffic. Feast yourselves. Pakistan are doing well but they are not quite targetting the part-time bowler Denly. His 5 overs have gone for 27 which is a bonus for Jos Buttler.
  • 16.6 Outside off, punched off the back foot for one more. 101/0
  • 16.5 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for another single. 100 UP FOR PAKISTAN. Another decent start for them.
  • 16.4 Fullish on middle, pushed through mid on for one more.
  • 16.3 Outside off, punched past the bowler towards long on for a run.
  • 16.2 Around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 16.1 Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 15.6 Around middle and leg, defended towards short mid-wicket. 97/0
  • 15.5 Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 15.4 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 15.3 FOUR! That is short and asking for trouble. Pulled over square leg for a boundary.
  • 15.2 Outside off, guided towards third man for a single.
  • 15.2 WIDE. A bouncer, around middle, Azam ducks out of harm's way.
  • 15.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
  • 14.6 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one more. 89/0
  • 14.5 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 14.4 FOUR! Nicely done. Full and outside off, Azam comes down the track and lofts it over mid off who is inside the circle. One bounce and into the ropes.
  • 14.3 Outside off, played through point for one.
  • 14.2 Full and around off, pushed through mid on for a run.
  • 14.1 Tossed up around leg, flicked through mid on for a single.
  • 13.6 Outside off, Zaman looks to punch but the ball goes off the outside edge towards third man. A run taken. 80/0
  • 13.5 Outside off, punched towards cover.
  • 13.4 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 13.3 Down the leg side, helped through square leg for a run.
  • 13.2 Full and outside off, driven down the ground. Ben Stokes gives it a good chase from mid off, gets to the ball, dives but while returning the ball, he slips and almost loses the ball. He manages to recover but in that process, the batsmen take the third.
  • 13.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 12.6 Outside off, Zaman punches this behind point. Tom Curran gives this a good chase from sweeper cover and gets to the ball, pulling the ball back in. Two runs taken. 74/0
  • 12.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 12.4 Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
  • 12.3 Tossed up outside off, driven straight to short cover.
  • 12.2 Down the leg side, worked through square leg for a run.
  • STAT ALERT - England have won 19 out of their last 20 ODIs while chasing. One was a TIE.
  • 12.1 Comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 11.6 Down the leg side once more, flicked towards fine leg for another single. 69/0
  • 11.6 WIDE. Will have to rebowl that. Full and down the leg side, Azam misses his flick.
  • 11.5 Down the leg side, helped through square leg for one more.
  • 11.4 Full and outside off, driven on the up, but drops short of cover.
  • 11.3 Down the leg side, helped fine for a run.
  • 11.2 Outside off, pushed wide of mid off for a single.
  • 11.1 Outside off, punched back.
  • Tom Curran into the attack.
  • 10.6 Flighted outside off, BA comes down the track and looks to flick but misses. Is hit on the pads and England appeal but the impact was outside off. The ball goes down to short third man and Azam is sent back. He is lucky though. That ball was almost gobbled by Buttler as it deflected off the pads but could not quite collect the ball. 64/0
  • 10.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 10.4 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 10.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 10.2 Full and around off, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 10.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Full and just around off, well blocked out. 63/0 in Powerplay 1, though you can add that retired hurt of Imam to the wickets total. 63/0
  • 9.5 A short ball outside off, Azam looks to play the upper cut but misses.
  • 9.4 Full and straight, watchfully defended.
  • 9.3 Landed outside off, played straight to point.
  • 9.2 Outside off, run down to third man for a couple.
  • 9.1 FOUR! Fine shot! 50-RUN STAND IS UP! Full and outside off, Azam leans and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary!
  • 8.6 Around leg, worked wide of mid-wicket for a single. 57/0
  • 8.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Too short and punished this time. Outside off, a hint of width, Babar goes back and punches this through point for a boundary!
  • 8.3 A touch short, around middle and leg, milked through square leg for one.
  • 8.2 Landed around middle, drifting in, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 8.1 On middle and leg, flicked to the leg side for a single.
  • Interesting. Joe Denly to bowl his part-time leggies. This could be the time to tee off for Pakistan.
  • 7.6 This is pitched around leg, Babar looks to flick but the ball straightens and goes off the leading edge towards mid off. 15 from the over! 49/0
  • 7.5 First sign of movement all afternoon. On a length outside off, Azam looks to defend but the ball pitches and moves away off the deck to beat the outside edge.
  • 7.4 Close call. FZ pushes this towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. Ben Stokes intercepts to his left from extra cover, picks the ball up and then has an under-arm flick at the bowler's end but misses. Zaman was in though, as per the replays.
  • 7.3 FOUR! Bad ball, not punished properly but still Wood gets the treatment. Full and down the leg side, Zaman swings hard, gets it off the inner half of the bat but it speeds past a diving Adil Rashid at short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 7.2 FOUR! 'CATCH IT!' is the call but no one is catching that. This is how extra pace can help the batsman. This is around leg and middle, short in length, Fakhar is hurried into the pull and he barely even gets his bat to the ball in time before it comes on quickly. But to his luck, it takes the top edge and goes wide of short fine leg to the fence behind!
  • The umpires are checking the ball now. It seems to have gone out of shape. Out comes the box of balls.
  • 7.1 SIX! You bowl length over here, you disappear. Zaman agrees. This is pitched around middle and leg, Zaman hammers this over mid-wicket and it clears the fence with ease.
  • 6.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover. 34/0
  • 6.5 Around middle and leg, helped wide of mid on for a quick run.
  • 6.4 Full and outside off, Azam pushes this wide of mid off and takes a quick single.
  • 6.3 Around middle and leg, helped to the leg side for a single.
  • 6.2 FOUR! Down the leg side, Zaman tucks it through square leg and finds the gap and the boundary!
  • 6.1 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 5.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 27/0
  • 5.5 Full and around off, watchfully pushed to the off side.
  • 5.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Glorious shot. On a length outside off, Azam punches this on the up through the covers!
  • 5.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 5.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 4.6 SIX! That is a cracking shot! Short and outside off, Babar rises up with the bounce and crashes a cut over backward point! That is not a short boundary at all, so all the credit to Babar. 22/0
  • 4.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Fine shot. A short ball outside off, Azam gets on top of the bounce and punches it through point for a boundary.
  • 4.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 4.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 4.1 On a good length outside off, zips in after pitching, Azam looks to defend but misses and is hit on the left thigh.
  • 3.6 Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a single. 12/0
  • 3.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 3.4 A short ball, pulled wide of mid on for a couple.
  • 3.3 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • Babar Azam walks in next.
  • We might see a real delay here. The physio is out in the middle and Imam is certainly not happy. There are some elbow exercises going on and the southpaw is seemingly in way too much pain. AND IMAM IS WALKING OFF. Sensible call. With the world cup around the corner, it is better taking care of your health.
  • 3.2 OUCH! Imam is down in pain. He has thrown his bat and gloves and is in too much woe. A short ball, around off, the southpaw looked to pull but the delivery skidded on after pitching and came on way too quickly. The left-hander was found to be early into the shot and was hit flush on the left elbow.
  • 3.1 On a good length around middle, watchfully defended.
  • 2.6 Outside off, on a length, Fakhar looks to push it on the up but gets beaten. 9/0
  • 2.5 A short ball, down the leg side, pulled towards deep backward square leg for a single.
  • 2.4 Around middle and off, watchfully defended.
  • 2.3 A short ball, around middle and off, the southpaw ducks under it.
  • 2.2 On a good length, outside leg, Imam looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Jofra starts to appeal but then bails out.
  • 2.1 Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 1.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 8/0
  • 1.5 A length ball, pretty straight, watchfully blocked.
  • 1.4 SIX! Off the top edge! How small is this ground? A short ball, around middle and leg, Zaman looks to pull but is beaten for pace and cramped for room. The ball goes off the top edge and over the keeper, clearing the fence behind.
  • 1.3 Full and straight, watchfully defended.
  • 1.2 Around middle and leg, worked towards mid-wicket.
  • 1.1 Wow. This guy has barely played cricket in the last few months but he has already cranked up 88.5 mph on his very first ball. Full and around off, swinging away, Zaman reaches out to drive but gets a bottom edge towards mid-wicket.
  • Mark Wood to bowl with the second new ball. So we have sheer pace from both ends to start with.
  • 0.6 Full and straight, Imam looks to turn it to the leg side but at the last moment, pushes it towards mid off. 2/0
  • 0.5 On a good length around middle, watchfully defended.
  • 0.4 Another flick, this one is behind square leg and he gets off the mark with a couple.
  • 0.3 On middle and leg, flicked straight to square leg.
  • 0.2 A bit wider outside off, left alone.
  • 0.1 On a length outside off, Imam looks to punch through the line but misses.
  • The players walk out to the middle amidst cloudy skies. Jofra Archer to start off proceedings. Imam-ul-Haq to face the first ball. Fakhar Zaman is his partner...
  • TEAM NEWS - The home side has made a couple pf changes. Along with Buttler, James Vince, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid make their way in. Who miss out? Morgan of course, followed by Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Plunkett and David Willey. Pakistan have made fewer changes - three in particular - Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hasnain come in for Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi and Faheem Ashraf.
  • TOSS - We have a new captain for tonight's game. Eoin Morgan being suspended after found being too slow in the third ODI, is replaced by Jos Buttler. The Somerset-born Lancashire star has won the flip of the coin and ENGLAND WILL CHASE.
  • A caution for all the bowlers - do not expect anything from this game. ANYTHING. It is as flat as a road and you can get nothing other than runs. Feast yourself, if you are a batsman, pray for luck, if you are a bowler.
  • 350-plus in the second game. Almost chased down. 350-plus in the third game. Comfortably chased down. Sorry state of pitches and bowlers. Now, we approach a venue where run-fest is a small word. Hello and a warm welcome to yet another 'death-bed for the bowlers' game - the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

England Vs Pakistan Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Right then, it's England 3-0 in the series with only one formality ODI left. It's on Sunday, May 19 in Leeds. Do join us at 1100 local (1000 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!
  • Jason Roy is awarded the Man of the Match for his impactful hundred. His knock set the tone up front and played a big role in England's victory.
  • Earlier in the match, Babar Azam stroked a beautiful century but failed to carry on. The likes of Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez also got starts but the kind of finish that was desired never came at the death. Eventually, it was one more defeat for Pakistan, their 9th in a row in a completed ODI and they are finding no momentum heading into the mega event.
  • It was yet another poor display of bowling and fielding from Pakistan. Their performance with the new balls was not up to the mark. The pacers failed to create much impact initially, however, towards the end, they bowled some great deliveries to scare the English team. The young bowler, Mohammad Hasnain, impressed with his pace but he went for aplenty. Junaid and Hasan were very inconsistent with their lengths and overall, it was once again a below-par show from the Asian team.
  • The target in excess of 300 is always supposed to be a challenging one but given the way England made a mockery of the last chase in Bristol, 341 looked below-par. The English openers once again laid a solid platform with Jason Roy finally converting his fifty to hundred, after getting dropped on 25 by Fakhar Zaman. It was a cruise for the hosts but then came a roadblock. They lost four wickets for 15 runs in a span of 17 balls in the middle overs which brought Pakistan back into the game. However, the asking rate wasn't too much and Ben Stokes along with the lower order batsmen - Joe Denly, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid overhauled the target in the last over.
  • A hard-fought win for a change for England. They won't mind it though as it tested their lower order batting. A fine knock under pressure from Ben Stokes and he stayed till the end to drive the English team home.
  • 49.3 ENGLAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS! Junaid serves a short ball on off, Stokes stands back and pulls it powerfully to deep mid-wicket for a run. Ben is delighted and the English dressing room is applauding his effort.
  • 49.2 Wristily done. Hasan looks for the blockhole but ends up serving a low full toss on middle, Adil flicks it to deep square leg for one. Scores levelled.
  • 49.1 Lands it on a length outside off, Stokes strokes it through covers and takes a single. Looks interested for the second run also but it's never on. England on the brink.
  • 48.6 EDGY FOUR! Huge cheer from the Barmy Army! A length delivery outside off, Rashid goes hard at it and gets a fat outside edge. It flies past the diving keeper for a boundary at third man. 16 coming from the penultimate over, only 3 more needed off the final one. 338/7
  • 48.5 Shout for an lbw from the bowler! Junaid angles in a length ball outside off, Rashid gets across the stumps to play at it but misses. He is hit on the pads, the bowler appeals and Stokes calls his partner for a run. Fakhar gets to the ball at covers and has a needless shy at the bowler's end. Misses and they cross one more time.
  • 48.4 Play and a miss! Short again from Junaid, outside off and Adil tries to slam it over point, misses.
  • 48.3 10 off the first 3 balls, 9 needed off 9 now. Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 48.2 SIX! Gone the distance! In spite of a good attempt in the deep. Short in length and wide outside off, Stokes whacks it over point and the fielder at the edge of the rope tries to jump and throw the ball back in play. Fails in doing so and England get a maximum.
  • 48.1 Three runs off the first ball! Full in length and outside off, angling away, Rashid strokes it over point. It races away and Hasan gets across it from sweeper cover. He puts in a dive to stop the ball and parries it towards third man. Hasnain coming in from there slips and that allows the third run.
  • 19 needed off the last 2 overs. Junaid Khan to bowl the all-important penultimate over.
  • 47.6 Follows the batsman down the leg side with a length ball, Rashid forces it towards mid on and they cross for a single. Top over, 4 runs and a wicket from it. 322/7
  • 47.5 Nearly a yorker again, Stokes digs it out off the bottom end of his bat to mid off for a run.
  • 47.4 Shortish and on off, Rashid tries hitting it through the line but it takes the inner half of his bat and rolls towards square leg for a run.
  • 47.3 Lands it on a length and outside off, Rashid gets on the front foot and pushes it to the off side.
  • Adil Rashid is the new man in.
  • 47.2 OUT! Timber! Hasan Ali spears in a yorker around leg, Curran moves back to dig it out but it goes off his bat to the stumps. Where were these yorkers before? The 61-run stand is broken but it has more than done the job. 22 needed more for a win.
  • 47.1 Fuller and on off, Stokes drives it firmly to mid off and takes one.
  • 46.6 A dot ball to finish his spell of 10 overs. 80 runs for 2 wickets. Short in length and outside off, Curran makes space to hit it over point but misses. 318/6
  • 46.5 Edgy! Very full in length on off, Curran hangs on the back foot and throws his bat at it. Ends up slicing it over backward point and they take a couple of runs.
  • 46.4 Swing and a miss! Dot ball. A pacey delivery, shortish and outside off, Tom tries to slam it over point but misses.
  • 46.3 Too full in length on off, Stokes digs it out in the direction of mid off and scampers across to the other end.
  • 46.2 SIX! Into the crowd! That's the longest part of the ground but Stokes has scaled it with ease. Hasnain angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Stokes hops back to make room and heaves it over mid-wicket. 26 needed off 22 balls.
  • 46.1 Spears in a full ball down the leg side, Stokes fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg. He calls for two immediately and completes it with ease. Leg byes signalled. 50-run stand comes up!
  • 45.6 Outside off, on a length, Stokes opens the face of his bat and steers it through backward point for a run. 40 runs in the last 4 overs and England need 34 off 24 balls. 307/6
  • 45.5 Helps it off his pads to short fine leg for one.
  • 45.4 The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
  • 45.3 FOUR! Curran is playing a gem. A length ball this time, Tom throws his bat at it and slaps it over backward point for back-to-back boundaries. England are going well here.
  • 45.2 FOUR! Well played! Hasan follows the batsman down the leg side with a length ball, Curran swings it from the middle of his bat and it hurries behind square leg to reach the fence.
  • 45.1 Lands it on a length around middle and leg, Curran goes deep inside the crease and defends it back.
  • Hasan Ali back into the attack. Pakistan need wickets here. Can he provide it?
  • 44.6 Skidding down the leg side, Curran tries flicking but misses and it goes off his pads to the off side. A leg bye taken. 10 from the over and England need 44 off 30 balls. 297/6
  • 44.5 Width on offer outside off, Stokes flashes his bat at it and it flies down to third man for a run.
  • 44.4 Stokes tries flicking but misses and it goes off his pads towards square leg. The keeper rushes across to his right to stop the ball. Sarfaraz puts in a slide but fumbles while picking up the ball. They take the second run. Given as leg byes.
  • 44.3 FOUR! 15th ODI fifty for Stokes! England will be loving to have Ben in form just before the World Cup. Good length delivery outside off, Stokes shimmies down the track and hammers it over extra cover for a boundary. A fine knock by the all-rounder and now it's up to him to finish this chase for England.
  • 44.2 Shortish and on off, drilled down to long on for a run.
  • 44.1 A back foot punch is blazed to extra cover for a run.
  • 43.6 Length ball outside off, Tom looks to hit it but misses. 11 off the over. 287/6
  • 43.5 FOUR! Misfield! Poor once again from Pakistan. On the pads, Tom flicks it wide of deep square leg. Hasan Ali easily gets there but misjudges it and the ball goes between his legs and to the fence for a boundary. They have been sloppy in the field in this game.
  • 43.4 FOUR! They have overcooked the idea to bowl short to Curran. He whacks this back of a length ball over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 43.3 Outside off, Curran looks to hit it but misses.
  • 43.2 Junaid is a lucky man. He serves a juicy fully toss outside off, Stokes does not punish it and just strokes it to deep point for a run.
  • 43.1 In the air but safe. Back of a length ball on off, Curran looks to tuck it but gets a leading edge which lobs towards the cover region. They take a run.
  • 43.1 WIDE! Starts the new over with a bouncer. It is a bit down the leg side and also over Tom's head. He ducks under it. Wide signalled.
  • Junaid Khan is back into the attack.
  • 42.6 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 9 coming from this over, 65 needed off 42 balls. 276/6
  • 42.5 Good length ball on middle, Stokes eases it behind square leg and jogs across to the other end.
  • 42.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 42.3 Fullish and outside off, driven straight to covers.
  • 42.2 Drama, drama! No harm done to England though. A length ball angling into the batsman, Curran helps it straight towards mid-wicket and looks for a run. Stokes sends him back and Tom reaches the crease as the fielder scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The ball ricochets towards covers and they complete a run. Stokes wants the second also and Curran responds to complete it safely. The throw this time reaches the keeper who just disturbs the stumps with one bail already off due to the initial direct hit. Needed to remove the stumps entirely.
  • 42.1 FOUR! 10 in the last two balls for England now. A low full toss outside off, Curran crunches it square of the wicket on the off side and it has raced away behind point for a boundary. Pressure on the young bowler now.
  • Mohammad Hasnain is back into the attack.
  • 41.6 SIX! Stokes has nailed it! Last ball of the over has gone for a biggie. Hafeez continues to fire it in. It's short and on middle, Ben moves inside the crease and muscles it over wide long on. 74 needed off 48 balls. 267/6
  • 41.5 Short and outside off, slapped from the back foot to extra cover.
  • 41.4 Finds the gap through the off side this time. Flatter and shorter on off, Tom forces it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 41.3 Goes on the back foot and plays the cut shot but finds point. Pressure building, three dots now.
  • 41.2 Flatter on middle, skidding down, helped off the pads to square leg.
  • 41.1 Flighted and on middle, punched back to the bowler.
  • Gamble from Sarfaraz. He brings Mohammad Hafeez back into the attack.
  • 40.6 Drifting down the leg side, Tom works it behind square leg and crosses. 260/6
  • 40.5 Quicker one, full and on off, Curran keeps it out to covers.
  • 40.4 Plays it down to point and looks for a run, is sent back.
  • 40.3 Goes on the back foot and punches it to extra cover.
  • 40.2 Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 40.1 Stokes works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • The new man in is Tom Curran. Powerplay 3 also signalled by the umpire. 5 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6 OUT! Junaid has taken a stunner off his own bowling. All those fielding lapses from him will be forgotten if this breakthrough leads to something big for Pakistan. He digs in a short ball, not a slower one this time and Denly is hurried into his pull shot. Ends up playing it off the bottom half of his bat and it flies to the right of the bowler. Junaid reacts quickly and snaps a one-handed catch. He rolls on the ground a couple of times and then is on his knees for celebration. Imad comes and hugs him and Sarfaraz also joins him in showing his joy. The 42-run stand is broken. 83 needed off 60 balls. 258/6
  • 39.5 Clever change in pace. Slower short ball around middle and off, Joe is early into his pull shot and it brushes his shoulders on its way behind to Sarfaraz.
  • 39.4 Fetches a short ball from wide outside off and pulls it down towards wide long on for a run.
  • 39.3 Steps down the track to a shortish ball outside off and hits it firmly through the line. Finds the extra cover fielder.
  • 39.2 Back of a length delivery around leg, Denly glances it off his hips to deep square leg for a run.
  • 39.1 A touch short and on off, Stokes taps it down to covers and rotates the strike.
  • 38.6 The length isn't quite short but there is width around off, Denly cracks it through point and a weak throw from the deep allows them to steal the second run. 255/5
  • 38.5 Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to long on for one.
  • 38.4 Arrows in a flat and shortish ball on off, Stokes plays it down with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 38.3 Comes from 'round the wicket for the right-hander and delivers a short ball outside off, Denly moves back and hits it to sweeper cover for one.
  • 38.2 Quicker through the air again, full and on middle, Ben pushes it down through mid on for a run.
  • 38.1 Beats the bat! Imad fires it full and wide outside off, Stokes tries playing the late cut but misses.
  • Imad Wasim is back on.
  • 37.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, Denly tries playing the back foot square cut but fails to put bat on ball. 250/5
  • 37.5 Width on offer outside off, Stokes guides it down to third man for a run. Big cheer from the crowd as England reach 250!
  • 37.4 On the pads, tickled in front of square leg for an easy run. The partnership moves to 33.
  • 37.3 Beaten! A touch short on middle, Denly tries playing inside the line from the back foot but gets beaten.
  • 37.2 Short in length again, on middle and leg, Denly pulls it to deep square leg where the fielder makes a sliding stop, two taken.
  • 37.1 Short and wide outside off, slapped down to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 36.6 Angles in a good length ball on off, Stokes nudges it to mid-wicket and pinches a single. 7 from the over, 96 needed off 78 balls. 245/5
  • 36.5 FOUR! Pulled away handsomely. Under 100 needed now. Short in length on middle, Stokes easily gets on top of the delivery and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary.
  • 36.4 Full and on middle, Denly tries playing straight but it takes the inside edge and runs through square leg for a single.
  • 36.3 Inward movement off the track. On a good length around off, Denly tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it's missing leg.
  • 36.2 Short in length and around off, Stokes goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a run.
  • 36.1 Angles in a length ball on off, Stokes covers the line and strokes it sweetly to mid off.
  • 35.6 Junaid goes for a yorker on off but it reaches on a low full toss to the bowler, Stokes does well to keep it out through cover-point for a single. 238/5
  • 35.5 Junaid lets out a grunt and digs in a short ball on middle, Denly stands tall to ride the bounce and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
  • 35.4 Angles in a length ball on off, Stokes hits it across the line this time, wide of mid on and he crosses over to the other end.
  • 35.3 On a good length around off, Stokes punches it with a nice flow of his bat but he finds the mid off fielder.
  • 35.2 Shortish and outside off, Stokes stays back and packs a punch square of the wicket on the off side. The point fielder only makes a partial stop and the batsmen collect a couple of runs.
  • 35.1 Stokes has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Junaid Khan is brought back into the attack, replacing Mohammad Hafeez. 108 needed off 90 balls.
  • 34.6 Some movement off the deck this time. On a fuller length around off, shaping in and striking the batsman on the thigh pad as he fails to flick. A muted appeal only from the bowler. 233/5
  • 34.5 A little bit of width on offer outside off, Stokes stays back and steers it through point. The third man is quite square and hence only a run.
  • 34.4 Follows the batsman down the leg side with a full length ball, Stokes drives it fluently but finds mid off.
  • 34.3 Switches to 'round the wicket and slants in a length ball on middle, Ben blocks it from the back foot.
  • 34.2 On a length around middle, Stokes defends it on the leg side.
  • 34.1 Turns it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • Hasan Ali replaces Shoaib Malik in the attack.
  • 33.6 Shortish and on off, Stokes pushes his weight on the back foot and strokes it to sweeper cover for one. Nelson required off 96 balls. 230/5
  • 33.5 Flicks a full ball easily to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
  • 33.4 Flighted and sliding down the leg side, Denly fails to sweep and it goes off his pads to fine leg. A couple taken and it's given as runs.
  • 33.3 Another back foot punch from Ben, this time to the left of extra cover and a run is taken.
  • 33.2 Shortish and on middle, Stokes punches from the back foot but straight to extra cover.
  • 33.1 Floated and full on middle, it's worked with the turn to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 32.6 Fires one in on middle, a bit short, Stokes punches from the back foot but straight to mid-wicket. Pakistan quickly slipping in tidy over and the asking rate is nearly touching 7. 224/5
  • 32.5 Tossed up ball on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 32.4 Loopy and full on off, Stokes pushes it back firmly and Malik gets some extra bounce as he tries to collect the ball. He immediately moves his face away from the line and it goes behind at mid off for a run.
  • 32.3 Stokes has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 32.2 A back foot punch this time but he has hit that to covers.
  • 32.1 Goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 31.6 Lunges to a full ball and pushes it through the line. The mid off fielder makes the stop and the over ends, only 4 from it. 221/5
  • 31.5 Full and spinning down the leg side, eased to long leg for a run.
  • 31.4 Quicker and shorter ball on leg, punched down to long on for one.
  • 31.3 Flicks a full ball with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 31.2 Too full in length on off, helped off the front foot to mid-wicket.
  • 31.1 Quicker one, full and on off, Stokes defends it off the inside half of his bat to square leg. A single pinched.
  • Mohammad Hafeez is into the attack now.
  • 30.6 Sliding down the leg side, Stokes goes deep inside the crease and hits it through square leg for a run. 217/5
  • 30.5 Hangs on the back foot to a short ball and taps it down to mid-wicket.
  • 30.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 30.3 Flatter and straighter on middle, Stokes defends it back with a straight willow.
  • Joe Denly walks out to bat next.
  • 30.2 OUT! Another one bites the dust and it's game on! Loopy full ball landing outside off, Moeen kneels down to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge towards mid on. Fakhar runs to his right from mid-wicket, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a safe catch. England's lower order batting is exposed for the first time in this series. 4 for 15 in the last 17 balls. Great comeback from Pakistan.
  • 30.1 Flighted and full outside off, Moeen gets forward and pushes it to point.
  • Shoaib Malik is into the attack now. 125 needed off 120 balls.
  • 29.6 FOUR! Misfield again. This is terrible ground fielding by Pakistan. Short in length and outside off, Stokes leans back and ramps it down to third man. It races away and Junaid has a very simple stop to make. But he makes a complete mess and it touches the fence. 216/4
  • 29.5 Hasnain switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a back of a length ball on off, Ben goes on his back foot and defends it on the leg side.
  • 29.4 FOUR! Gets bat on ball this time and finds the fence. Width on offer outside off, short in length, Stokes brings his bat down and cracks it behind point for a boundary.
  • 29.3 Beaten! Runs out of patience this time. Stokes flirts with a length ball outside off and is beaten.
  • 29.2 Pitches it up but the line is still outside off, Stokes gets forward to cover the line and allows it through.
  • 29.1 Good length delivery in the region outside off, angling away from the southpaw, Stokes shoulders arms.
  • 28.6 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler. 208/4
  • Moeen Ali walks in at number 6, replacing his skipper.
  • 28.5 OUT! Buttler goes for a duck! Is the game turning? Full and around leg, in fact a full toss. Buttler looks to play the paddle but the ball hits the back end of the bat and lobs up. Mohammad Hasnain runs to his left from short fine leg, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a decent catch. Now then, now then, now then...
  • 28.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Skipper Jos Buttler walks in next.
  • 28.3 OUT! Caught and Root goes too! Massive, massive wicket for Pakistan and they now have two new batsmen in the middle. Tossed up, outside off, Root comes down the track and looks to go over the top, aiming for an inside-out shot. However, he is not to the pitch of the ball and gets a top edge. It goes behind and Mohammad Hafeez runs back from short third man. Sticks out his right hand but it pops out. However, he manages to hold it in the next attempt. 133 needed from 129 balls.
  • 28.2 Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • 28.1 Full and down the leg side, Root mistimes his paddle, getting a top edge through the vacant short fine leg region. Two runs taken.
  • 27.6 FOUR! Fine way to get off the mark. A short ball, around off, Stokes pulls it wide of mid on and ends the over with a boundary! 206/2
  • 27.5 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 27.5 WIDE. Down the leg side, Stokes looks to flick but misses. Sarfaraz dives to his right but fumbles.
  • Ben Stokes walks in at number 4, replacing Roy.
  • 27.4 OUT! Caught down the leg side. The 19-year old strikes. A short ball, down the leg side, Roy looks to pull but misses. There is a faint noise and the moment Sarfaraz collects, he smiles and puts in a big appeal. Pakistan appeal but Roy walks! A standing ovation for the Surrey batsman. What a knock. Once again, he has set England a wonderful platform. 6 out of his 8 ODI hundreds have come in run chases. Only now, for some consistency.
  • 27.3 FOUR! What a shot! Outside off, on a length, Roy backs away to the leg side and chops it past the keeper to the third man fence!
  • 27.2 Huge shout for an LBW! That missed everything. Or did it? What a ball. On a length outside off, Roy looked to defend but then the ball jagged back in, only to straighten a touch. Jason looked to get his bat down to defend but the ball seemed to miss everything. Hasnain though appealed for LBW but the umpire was firm. Not quite sure whether the ball hit the back leg.
  • 27.1 A length ball outside off, Roy looks to cut but misses.
  • 26.6 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run. 197/1
  • 26.5 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 26.4 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 26.3 DROPPED! A sitter put down. Full and outside off, Root backs away and slaps it straight to mid off. Junaid Khan over there, grabs the chance but then falls over. And while doing so, the ball slips out of his hands to his left. A single taken.
  • 26.2 FOUR! THE 100-RUN STAND IS UP! In 77 balls. Full and outside leg, Root gets down and paddles it pretty fine. Mohammad Hasnain gets across to his right from fine leg, dives but cannot quite stop the boundary.
  • 26.1 Comes down the track and drills it wide of long on for a single.
  • Imad Wasim returns. 6-0-46-0 so far.
  • 25.6 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 190/1
  • 25.5 FOUR! Roy continues to be in the mood... A short ball, around off, Roy pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 25.4 A short ball, around middle, pulled through square leg. Substitute Faheem Ashraf returns a good throw to the keeper but Sarfaraz fails to collect. Yet, he looks in anger at the fielder. Not the latter's mistake. Two runs taken.
  • 25.3 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 25.2 On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 25.1 Full on middle, pushed straight back past the non-striker towards mid on.
  • Mohammad Hasnain is back on. 4-0-30-1 so far.
  • 24.6 Outside off, Root looks to push but misses. 182/1
  • 24.5 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 24.5 FIVE WIDES! A short ball, around middle, Root ducks and the keeper leaps. Too high for him too. All the way to the fine leg fence.
  • 24.5 WIDE. A bouncer around middle, Root ducks.
  • 24.4 Around off, defended solidly.
  • 24.3 Outside off, Joe looks to cut but misses.
  • 24.2 Outside off, nicely steered behind point for a couple.
  • 24.1 FOUR! 'Roooooooooooooooooooooooot!' goes the crowd. Gosh, this batsman is so quick. Just a fraction too short outside off, Root camps back quickly and just cuts it behind point for a boundary!
  • 23.6 Flighted and on off, defended off the front foot. 12 from the over, England continue to cruise. 169/1
  • 23.5 Roy has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 23.4 SIX! Roy reaches his 8th ODI hundred in style! Flatter and shorter around off, Jason goes deep inside the crease and repeats the last shot once again, only difference is that he has gone aerial. The ball flies handsomely over extra cover for a biggie. He is absolutely delighted and gives a thumbs up also.
  • 23.3 FOUR! Roy picks the short length very quickly, he immediately gets back inside the crease and spanks it through covers for a boundary.
  • 23.2 Leans forward and pushes a full ball to covers.
  • 23.1 Tossed up ball outside off, Roy goes aerial and hits it over covers for a couple of runs.
  • 22.6 Appeal for an lbw! Some hint of reverse there as a length ball tail into the batsman from the middle stump line. Root tries flicking but misses. They appeal but it's going down. 157/1
  • 22.5 Flicks a length ball to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and scampers across to the other end.
  • 22.4 Short again, Root turns inside the crease and helps his pull shot in the gap on the leg side for one.
  • 22.3 Short ball on middle, pulled in front of square leg for a run.
  • 22.2 Gets behind the line of the delivery and plays it down to covers.
  • 22.1 Risky run. Direct hit would have seen Root struggling. Back of a length ball on off, Joe taps it down to point and wants to pinch a run. No hesitation there and they switch over. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end making it easy for Root.
  • Hasan Ali is back on.
  • 21.6 Uses his feet to come down the track and helps it down through mid on for a run. 153/1
  • 21.5 Allows the ball to spin back in and then punches it to extra cover for a single.
  • 21.4 Loopy and full on middle, it's eased down to long on this time for one.
  • 21.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
  • 21.2 Advances down the track and drives it down through mid off for a run. 150 up for England.
  • 21.1 Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot but straight to covers.
  • 20.6 Outside off, bunted down to third man for a run. 15 from the over, England not doing the mistake of staying quiet in the middle overs. 149/1
  • 20.5 SIX! This is a flat hit. A short ball, outside off, Roy pulls this with aplomb over mid-wicket! 50-RUN STAND IS UP, in 44 balls!
  • 20.4 Short and outside off, Jason pulls out of the pull.
  • 20.3 SIX! That is a terrific shot. A short ball, around middle and off, Roy gets across and pull-paddles it over fine leg!
  • 20.2 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 20.1 Backs away to the leg side, is followed, Roy is cramped but manages to steer it late towards third man for a single.
  • 19.6 Action replay of the previous delivery. 134/1
  • 19.5 The batsman has driven it through mid on for a single.
  • 19.4 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • What happened there? Hafeez comes on to bowl but at the last moment, does not deliver. Root is out of his crease and quickly gets his left leg back. But the Professor calmly tells him that he was not looking to Mankad. Replays show that he overstepped, so he did not deliver!
  • 19.3 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 19.2 Comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler.
  • 19.1 Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 18.6 A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. 130/1
  • 18.5 Outside off, on a length, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • 18.4 Ohhh.... that would have been close! Junaid has his hands on his head. Full and around middle, Rot comes down the track and hits this dead straight. Junaid sticks out his left hand and the ball brushes his fingers and goes behind. Now, at that moment, Roy was out of his crease. But luckily for him, the ball does not hit the stumps off the deflection! It rolls towards mid on and a quick single is taken.
  • 18.3 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 18.2 Outside off, tapped towards third man for a run.
  • 18.1 Around middle, Root gets across and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Junaid Khan returns. 3-0-25-0 so far.
  • 17.6 Outside off, punched straight to cover. 125/1
  • 17.5 Drives this down the ground for another single.
  • 17.4 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.
  • 17.3 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.2 Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Short and outside off, Roy backs away and punches it through the covers for a boundary!
  • 16.6 Tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler. 117/1
  • 16.5 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 16.4 Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 16.3 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 16.2 Full and around leg stump, Roy comes down the track and looks to go over mid on but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Skews it towards wide long on and gets a couple.
  • 16.1 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 15.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 113/1
  • 15.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 15.4 Comes down the track and hits it down the ground for a single.
  • 15.3 Full and around off, pushed through mid off.
  • 15.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease. They pick up a single.
  • 15.1 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Drinks break. Here comes Hafeez.
  • 14.6 FOUR! Short and outside off, Roy punches this through cover and gets a boundary! 110/1
  • 14.5 Full and outside off, driven through mid off.
  • 14.4 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 14.3 FOUR! Outside off, punched through point for a boundary!
  • 14.2 Driven towards the mid off region.
  • 14.1 Full and outside off, driven down the ground for a single.
  • 13.6 A length ball outside off, driven to vacant covers for a single. 100/1
  • 13.5 FOUR! A short pitched delivery on the stumps, Roy loses the sight of the ball while going for the pull. The top edge parries over the keeper for a boundary to fine leg. 50 up for Roy.Can he convert it into a 100?
  • Hasnain comes on to bowl... but loses his runup. Seems like he lost his footing. The back leg just slipped a little, but very late.
  • 13.4 Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Joe Root walks in at number 3, replacing Vince.
  • 13.3 OUT! Chops it on! Finally a wicket for Pakistan and it has come because of excess pace. Vince backs away to the leg side and Hasnain follows him. The right-hander is cramped for room and looks to defend. Unluckily for him, the ball hits the bottom edge and then goes onto the stumps! The 94-run stand has been broken.
  • 13.2 A short ball on the stumps, Roy pulls it to the fine leg fence where Junaid Khan fields and prevents a certain boundary. Only a single results.
  • 13.1 Length ball outside off, driven through covers for a single.
  • 12.6 Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 92/0
  • 12.5 Outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 12.4 Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 12.3 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
  • 12.2 Full and outside off, Jason looks to go inside out but gets a thick outside edge which escapes Mohammad Hafeez at short third man. Three runs taken.
  • 12.1 FOUR! Terrific shot. Around middle, Roy gets down and sweeps this through square leg for a boundary!
  • 11.6 FOUR! TOP EDGE AND THEN A MISFIELD! A short ball, around middle, Vince looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. Gets a top edge which runs wide of long leg. 82/0
  • 11.5 A short ball, on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 11.4 FOUR! That is an excellent placement. Outside off, Vince punches this on the up behind point and the ball just races away!
  • Going through the norms. The physio has just come out to check any concussion issues and also the helmet is being checked.
  • 11.3 ON THE HELMET! But Vince looks fine. A short ball, around off, Vince looks to pull but misses due to the lack of pace. Is hit on the grille.
  • 11.2 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • 11.1 That is a tennis shot. A short ball, outside off, Roy comes down the track and mistimes his pull or swat, you can say, towards mid off.
  • 10.6 Flatter outside off, driven down the ground but fielded well by Imad in his followthrough. 71/0
  • 10.5 Flatter delivery driven to long on for a single.
  • 10.4 Flatter delivery, driven to long on for a single.
  • 10.3 Length ball outside off, driven to long on for a single.
  • 10.2 Length ball outside off, driven to long on for a single.
  • 10.1 A short ball on the stumps, Roy pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Outside off, steered towards third man for another single. 68/0
  • 9.5 Outside off, a short one, Roy looks to pull but misses.
  • 9.4 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 9.3 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • 9.2 That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 9.1 Full and around middle, Roy heaves it wide of mid on for a single.
  • 8.6 A length ball on the stumps driven to long on for an easy single. 63/0
  • 8.5 FOUR! Bad bowling. Full and down the leg side, Roy sweeps it powerfully over short fine leg!
  • 8.4 CHANCE MISSED! Oh dear Fakhar... Full and outside off, Roy looks to go over cover. But he is not to the pitch of the ball and miscues it. He hits this high in the air and Zaman runs back from cover to take it but the ball goes through his hands! Simple chance, missed...
  • 8.3 The batsman gives this a full swing of the bat, down on one knee.
  • 8.2 A flatter delivery outside off, Roy looking to cut misses on the shot. Not far from taking the outside edge.
  • 8.2 WIDE. Down the leg side, Roy lets it go.
  • 8.1 A flighted delivery outside off, driven to mid off for a quick single.
  • 7.6 A little short in length and on middle, Vince glances it wide of short fine leg and crosses for a run. 54/0
  • 7.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • 7.4 Pitches it up and outside off, it's driven down the ground but straight to mid off.
  • 7.3 FOUR! 50 up for England! Plenty of swing on this delivery as Hasnain delivers it close to 90 mph. It's full and outside off, Roy leans into the drive and crunches it through cover-point for a glorious boundary.
  • 7.2 Stifled appeal for an lbw! Not given. A sharp delivery, on a length and sliding down the leg side, Roy is beaten in pace and fails to put bat on ball as he attempts to flick. They appeal for an lbw but the umpire turns it down. Sarfaraz has a word with his bowler and then decides not to trouble the third umpire.
  • 7.1 Good length ball around off, Roy punches it off his back foot towards cover-point.
  • Mohammad Hasnain, the promising pacer, is introduced into the attack.
  • 6.6 Flatter arm ball, following the batsman down the leg side, Roy swings his bat at it and gets it away off the inner portion of his bat. It goes to square leg and they cross. 10 from Imad's first over. 48/0
  • 6.5 Very full and on off, it's eased down to long on for a run.
  • 6.4 Advances down the track to flick it on the leg side. But it's an arm ball which misses his bat and strikes him on the pads.
  • Five fielders on the leg side.
  • 6.3 Fires one in this time. It's around leg and Roy flicks it behind square leg. The fielder there dives across to his left to take the pace off the ball. Saves three runs for his team.
  • 6.2 SIX! Jason Roy needs no sighters against the spinner. Gets a full ball on middle, he clears his front leg and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
  • 6.1 Starts with a full toss on middle, Vince forces it down to long on for a run.
  • 5.6 Good length ball around off, Roy is deep inside the crease, probably trying to play on the leg side but ends up pushing it back to the bowler. 38/0
  • First bowling change from Pakistan. It's going to be Imad Wasim.
  • 5.5 Roy has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 5.4 Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 5.3 Taps it down towards point and runs to the other end.
  • 5.3 Wide! Drifting down the leg side, Roy tries flicking but misses.
  • 5.3 Wide called for height, almost a double wide, quips David 'Bumble' Lloyd on air. Hasan goes short but it's way over the head of the batsman.
  • 5.2 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Misfield inside the ring. Hasan Ali provides room outside off and Vince strokes it firmly through the line. Yasir (sub) at covers dives across to his left but fails to make the stop as it rushes behind. He then tries to chase it along with the point fielder but the ball crosses the rope.
  • 4.6 FOUR! A life and now a boundary. This is how Roy rolls. The length short and around off, Roy charges down and gives himself some room too. He then powers it over mid off for a boundary. 29/0
  • 4.5 Direct hit would have been curtains for Jason Roy! Shortish and around off, Vince dabs it to the left of point and scampers across to the other end. Babar stationed there moves smoothly across to his left and then has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The replays show that Jason was well short.
  • 4.4 Switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Vince keeps it out from the inner half towards mid on. The mid-wicket fielder moves across to his left to stop the ball.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Bang! Khan overpitches a shade this time and Vince bludgeons it straight down the ground for a cracking boundary. No need to run for those.
  • 4.2 FOUR! Doesn't time it or middle it well but the placement is good enough to take it to the fence. Good length ball on middle, Vince tries playing it a lot straighter but it takes the inner half of his bat and rushes past the right side of mid on. The fielder gives the chase but the ball was always winning the race on this outfield.
  • 4.1 A length ball around off, Vince stays back and drills it through the line. Finds the cover-point fielder.
  • 3.6 Shortish and on off, it's pulled away in front of square leg. There is a sweeper on the leg side and hence only a run. Top over by Hasan. 16/0
  • 3.5 Fractionally short in length and close to off stump, Roy sticks back and guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 3.4 Too full in length on middle, Roy plays a well-timed on drive but finds the fielder inside the ring.
  • 3.3 Good length ball outside off, hit down the ground but straight to mid off.
  • 3.2 Goes chasing after a wide delivery outside off but fails to connect.
  • 3.1 Beauty! Hasan delivers a peach and is really unlucky that the batsman has not edged it behind. He angles in a good length ball around off and gets it to straighten from there, Roy tries playing straight but is beaten.
  • 2.6 Fullish and on middle, Roy brings down a straight bat and pushes it off the outer half past the bowler. Immediately calls for a run as the mid off fielder moves across to his right to stop the ball. 14/0
  • 2.5 A touch short in length on off, Roy punches it off the outer half of his bat to cover-point.
  • 2.4 Good length ball on middle, flicked again on the leg side but straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 2.3 EDGY FOUR! Nothing wrong with the delivery and the batsman is really lucky to fetch a boundary here. Back of a length ball on middle, Roy under edges his attempted pull shot over the stumps and past the left side of the diving keeper for a boundary.
  • 2.2 Lands it on a length and straighter in line, Roy helps it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 2.1 Full in length and around off, Vince plays a punchy off drive and the mid off fielder moves across to his left and then tries to stop it with his right hand. Fumbles a bit and they cross for a single.
  • 1.6 Hasan Ali gets away with a loose delivery. Offers plenty of width outside off, Roy mistimes his back foot punch and finds the cover fielder inside the ring. 8/0
  • 1.5 Back of a length ball around the batsman's hips, Vince gets back and taps it down behind square leg for one.
  • 1.4 Sliding down the leg side at 87 mph, Vince tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls back to the bowler.
  • 1.3 Good length ball on off, angling in, Vince moves back and tries to dab it down to third man but ends up playing it too straight to backward point. Three dot balls after a wide.
  • 1.2 Flashes and misses! Ali tempts the batsman with a wide delivery outside off, Vince has a real go at it but fails to put bat on ball.
  • 1.1 Nice timing but not in the gap. Good length ball on off, Vince stays back and punches it from the middle of his bat to cover-point.
  • 1.1 Wide! Wrong line to begin with. It's too wide outside off and Vince decides not to chase it.
  • Hasan Ali to operate with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Play and a miss! Width on offer outside off, plenty of room to free his arms, Roy throws his bat at it but fails to connect. The kind of form he is in, he will try to go after every delivery. 6 from the first over. 6/0
  • 0.5 This time the line is more on the leg stump and James tickles it behind square leg to rotate the strike.
  • 0.4 Beaten on this occasion. Junaid gets a length ball to leave the batsman with his angle, Vince has a tame push inside the line, without any footwork notably, and is beaten comprehensively.
  • 0.3 On a length around middle, James turns it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder planted in front of square leg.
  • 0.2 FOUR! Crunching shot! Back of a length ball around off, angling away from the batsman, Vince stands tall on his back foot and punches it sweetly through covers. Off the mark in a brilliant manner.
  • 0.1 Starts the spell with a full length ball around leg, Roy flicks it in front of square leg for a run. England are underway.
  • We're back for the run chase. Jason Roy has a new opening partner in James Vince. Last time, the former went berserk and made a complete mockery of a big chase. Will the script change today? Will Pakistan bowl and catch better? Only time will tell. Junaid Khan to begin proceedings with the first new ball...

England Vs Pakistan Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252