Sarfraz, Shoaib lead Pakistan to consolation ODI win

Sports Sunday 04/September/2016 22:28 PM
By: Times News Service
Sarfraz, Shoaib lead Pakistan to consolation ODI win

Cardiff: Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik shared a fluent partnership of 163 to lead the tourists to a four-wicket consolation win over England in the fifth and final One-day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
The hosts, put into bat, mustered a respectable 302 for nine from 50 overs but their bowling lacked penetration and Pakistan reached the victory target with 10 balls to spare.
England, who won the series 4-1, never produced the explosive power that has characterised their recent one-day batting.
Jason Roy made 87 off 89 balls and Ben Stokes 75 off 76 but they lost wickets at regular intervals, Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali completing figures of 4-60.
England fast bowler Mark Wood took two wickets in one over to reduce the touring side to 77 for three before Sarfraz and Shoaib assumed control.
They attacked England spinner Liam Dawson on his ODI debut and Sarfraz struck an excellent 90 off 73 balls before skying Dawson to Alex Hales on the boundary.
The experienced Shoaib also fell to a catch in the deep off Dawson for 77 but Mohammed Rizwan's unbeaten 34 guided Pakistan home.
The sides, who drew 2-2 in the test series, meet in a one-off Twenty20 international in Manchester on Wednesday.

J. Roy c H. Ali b Amir 87
A. Hales c Malik b Amir 23
J. Root b H. Ali 9
E. Morgan c&b Wasim 10
B. Stokes c Gul b H. Ali 75
J. Bairstow c Rizwan b Gul 33
L. Dawson c Gul b Amir 10
C. Woakes b H. Ali 10
D. Willey c Nawaz b H. Ali 6
C. Jordan (not out) 15
M. Wood (not out) 8
Extras (b-4, lb-6, nb-1, w-5) 16
Total (9 wkts, 50 overs) 302
Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-64, 3-92, 4-164, 5-219, 6-258, 7-270, 8-274, 9-283.
Bowling: M. Amir 10-0-50-3; U. Gul 10-0-77-1 (w-2); H. Ali 10-0-60-4 (nb-1); S. Malik 6-0-40-0 (w-1); I. Wasim 10-0-33-1 (w-1); M. Nawaz 4-0-32-0 (w-1).
A. Ali c Bairstow b Wood 33
S. Khan c Wood b Woakes 10
B. Azam b Wood 31
S. Malik c Roy b Dawson 77
S. Ahmed c Hales b Dawson 90
M. Rizwan (not out) 34
M. Nawaz run out 2
I. Wasim (not out) 16
Extras (nb-1, w-10) 11
Total (6 wkts, 48.2 overs) 304
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-76, 3-77, 4-240, 5-256, 6-266.
Bowling: C. Woakes 7-0-47-1; D. Willey 8-2-32-0 (w-2); M. Wood 10-0-56-2 (w-1); B. Stokes 8-0-47-0 (nb-1); C. Jordan 7.2-0-52-0 (w-3); L. Dawson 8-0-70-2
Umpires: Rob Bailey, Simon Fry
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus
Match referee: Jeff Crowe