England vs Pakistan 5th ODI highlights: Once again England outclassed Pakistan beating them by 54 runs in the fifth ODI. Chasing a target of 351, Pakistan lost three quick wickets. Chris Woakes bowled two maiden overs back-to-back to push Pakistan on back foot straight away. But in-form Babar Azam and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed steadied the ship sharing a partnership of 146 runs for the fourth wicket. Both Babar and Sarfaraz lost their wicket to excellent fielding. Pakistan’s lower middle order tried to put up a fight but the required run rate kept climbing. Woakes returned to the attack and got his third ODI fifer as Pakistan bundled out for 297 with 19 balls to go.
Earlier Pakistan bowlers were taken to the cleaners by England’s top order. The hosts lost wickets at regular intervals but maintained pressure almost throughout the innings. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan piled on runs in middle overs and completed their respective half-centuries. At one point, England looked like they would score 400 but Imad Wasim’s double blow helped his team restrict them to 351.
Pakistan have a lot to ponder upon before the World Cup 2019. There might be a few changes in their World Cup squad after their dismal show against tournament favourites.
Pakistan in England, 5 ODI Series, 2019Headingley, Leeds 18 October 2019
England 351/9 (50.0)
Pakistan 297 (46.5)
Match Ended ( Day - 5th ODI ) England beat Pakistan by 54 runs
PAK vs ENG 5th ODI Highlights
Adil Rashid wraps up Pakistan's innings. Pakistan lose 5th ODI by 54 runs. England win ODI series by 4-0.
FIFER for Woakes!
WICKET! Hasan Ali tries to pull the short ball for a six but finds David Willey at fine leg. Chris Woakes registers his third five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. PAK 250/9 in 40.1 overs.
David Willey gets the wicket of Asif Ali. Ben Stokes complete an easy catch. The runchase getting out of Pakistan's hands. They need 102 in 63 balls with two wickets in hand. PAK 250/8 in 39.3 overs.
Chris Woakes back into the attack and takes his fourth wicket of the match. Imad Wasim gone. Pakistan in deep trouble. PAK 232/7 in 37 overs. Need 120 runs to win in 78 balls.
Last recognised batsman
Pakistan have their hopes pinned on Asif Ali and Imad Wasim if they are to win this match. Pakistan need 132 runs in 84 balls. PAK 226/6 in 36 overs.
Caught and bowled!
WICKET! That's a stunner from Adil Rashid diving to his left. Shoaib Malik's innings comes to an end. More pressure on skipper now. PAK 189/5 in 31 overs.
Babar Azam gets runout. That's the last thing Pakistan wanted. England get the breakthrough. It is going to be a tough runchase for Pakistan. PAK 152/3 in 26.2 overs.
A half-century for Sarfaraz Ahmed. Pakistan have recovered well after the early collapse. Now it will be upto Babar-Sarfaraz to take the runchase forward. PAK 125/3 in 22 overs
50 for Babar Azam!
It's Babar Azam's 12th ODI fifty. Good one under pressure after Pakistan were reduced to 6 for 3 in 3 overs. PAK 98/3 in 18 overs
Required run rate climbing up
Even though Babar Azam and Sarfaraz helped Pakistan recover from the batting collapse but they may have to take a few calculated risks. The required run rate is climbing up and will get over 8 runs per over if Babar and Sarfaraz don't act now. PAK 78/3 in 15 overs
Babar-Sarfaraz rebuild innings
Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed are trying to rebuild the innings but the required run rate is climbing too. So far there are no chinks in Babar's armour. Safaraz is providing him support from the other end. PAK 55/3 in 10 overs.
English bowlers have made a statement right from the start. They are hitting the right lengths and have been able to swing the ball. Babar Azam picks off where he left. Pakistan have a mountain of runs ahead of them to reach anywhere near the target. PAK 29/3 in 6 overs
Woakes traps Hafeez in front of the stumps. Another one bites the dust. Pakistan's top order is in shambles. PAK 6/3 in 3 overs
Umpire's call goes in favour of England. The ball was just clipping the leg stump. Abid Ali has to go back to the pavillion. Pakistan in trouble early on in the runchase. PAK 6/2 in 2.3 overs.
Woakes strikes on the third ball of the first over. Zaman edges one to the slip fielder Joe Root. Horrible start to runchase. PAK 0/1 in 0.3 overs.
Chris Woakes with the new ball. Fakhar Zaman and Abid Ali start off Pakistan's runchase.
End of first innings
At one point England looked like setting a target in excess of 400 but Pakistan bowlers got wickets in regular intervals. The mini batting collapse slowed down the run rate in the middle overs. It is often said that England bat really deep. The partnership between David Willey and Tom Curran proved as the latter came up with an entertaining cameo for the Leeds crowd. England post a daunting total of 351 for 9 in 50 overs. Even though the pitch has nothing to offer to the fast bowlers, the runchase is not expected to be an easy one for the visitors.
Afridi gets his fourth wicket! He cleans up David Willey with a full, straight delivery. ENG 336 for 9 in 48.5 overs
Ben Stokes succumbs to pressure. Pakistan are getting hold of this ODI now. Hasan Ali takes his first wicket. Stokes departs for 21. ENG 310/8 in 45.5 overs.
Chris Woakes chips the ball to Babar Azam at mid off. Another wicket falls. England suffer a batting collapse. Afridi may have been expensive in the initial overs but he has bagged his third wicket for the day. ENG 295/7 in 44.1 overs
Pakistan regain control
Pakistan bowlers regain control of the match. Woakes and Stokes struggle to find boundaries against Pakistan spinners. ENG 285/6 in 42 overs.
Double blow to England
WICKET! Imad Wasim turns it around for Pakistan. Is this the kind of over they were looking for? Moeen Ali departs for a duck, wastes England's review as well. Big task ahead for Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes. ENG 272/6 in 38.3 overs.
Jos Buttler falls prey to Imad Wasim. Will this wicket help Pakistan keep the score under 350?
ENG 272/5 in 38.1 overs
Hasnain finally gets a wicket after being smashed all around the park. Root departs for 84, misses out on his century. Ben Stokes comes to the crease. ENG 257/4 in 35.3 overs
Pakistan on back foot
Joe Root is heading towards his 15th ODI century. Pakistan have got three wickets but England will be looking for a score in excess of 400. ENG 250/3 in 34 overs
Afridi's short ball does the trick again. Morgan tries to pull but all he could get is a top edge. ENG 222/3 in 29.3 overs.
England captain Eoin Morgan gets to his 45th ODI century with a boundary. England batsmen are set for another 350 plus score in this ODI series. ENG 189/2 in 24.2 overs
30th ODI half-century for Joe Root. He gets to his fifty in just 37 balls. 100 on cards? ENG 139/2 in 18.5 overs.
Morgan-Root steady the ship
Morgan is trying to play himself. Surprisingly, his strike rate is as low as 55.56. Root is heading towards another half-century. Pakistan bowlers are trying to slow down the flow of runs. England 125/2 in 17 overs
This might just be the boost Pakistan needed. Bairstow throws away his wicket. Imad Wasim strikes. ENG 105/2 in 11.2 overs
100 up for England!
100 up for England in the 11th over. Root looks dangerous already.
First powerplay belongs to England
The wicket of Vince did not slow down do the trick for Pakistan. The story of the series is on repeat so far. Bairstow and Root are making the most of the first powerplay. Fast bowlers have lacked consistency and English batsmen have capitalised on it. Imad Wasim did produce an outside edge off Root's bat but Sarfaraz fails to get his glove on it. ENG 95/1 in 10 overs
A miscued shot from James Vince off the short ball. Shaheen Afridi gets the breakthrough for Pakistan. Vince departs for 33(32). ENG 63/1 in 7.3 overs
50 up for England!
Poor delivery from Hasnain and poor wicketkeeping from Sarfaraz. Pakistan bowlers are struggling already. 50 up in the 7th over.
England off to a decent start
Englan are off to a blazing start once again. The pitch does not have much to offer for Pakistan bowlers. Surprisingly, James Vince is the one who has done the bulk of the scoring. The fielding has been sloppy and Sarfaraz has introduced the third bowler already.
ENG 38/0 in 5 overs
Eoin Morgan returns to England side after a one-match suspension. He replaces Jason Roy. Pakistan make two changes: Shaheen Afridi comes in for Junaid Khan and Abid Ali for Imam-Ul-Haq.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
England: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid