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Hales, Woakes arrange England’s victory

Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred and Chris Woakes ended his wicket drought with 4 victims as England beat Pakistan by ninety five runs to win the second One-Day Worldwide (ODI) on Friday (November thirteen). Hales’s 109 was the cornerstone of England’s difficult 283-5 earlier than Woakes — wicketless in his final six video games — took four-33 to assist dismiss Pakistan for 188 in forty five.5 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

The victory levelled the 4-match collection at 1-1 after Pakistan gained the primary recreation by six wickets — additionally in Abu Dhabi — on Wednesday (November 12). Pakistan have been out of the hunt after dropping half their aspect for 50 within the nineteenth over as Woakes, wicketless in his final six matches, ripped via the center-order.

However it was David Willey who eliminated opener Babar Azam (4) and first match centurion Mohammad Hafeez (nought) in his first three overs earlier than ending with three-25. Woakes had debutant Iftikhar Ahmed caught for 5, Shoaib Malik (thirteen) caught off a miscued pull after which had skipper Azhar Ali bowled after a laborious forty five-ball 22.

Sarfraz, who prime-scored with sixty four, added 30 with Mohammad Rizwan (17) for the sixth wicket and sixty five for the seventh wicket with Anwar (23) however it solely delayed Pakistan’s defeat.Sarfraz fought a lone battle, hitting three boundaries throughout his seventy six-ball knock earlier than falling to Woakes within the forty fifth over. It was Hales’s excellent knock that arrange England’s match. He shared a 102-run partnership for the primary wicket with Jason Roy (fifty four) and one other 114 for the second with Joe Root (sixty three) as England put up a difficult complete.

England obtained off to a assured begin on a pitch used for the second match in a row, as Roy and Hales lifted the tempo after the primary ten overs. Roy smashed two boundaries off Wahab Riaz to convey up his third one-day fifty off fifty three balls however 4 runs later miscued a drive and was caught by Shoaib Malik off Riaz who completed with three-forty three.

Hales continued in his aggressive type, enhancing on his earlier better of sixty seven made towards New Zealand at Nottingham earlier this yr, clobbering two sixes off leg-spinner Yasir Shah. He efficiently challenged Pakistani umpire Shozab Raza’s choice of caught behind off Riaz when forty eight and paddle-swept Iftikhar for 2 to succeed in the three-determine mark off 111 balls.

He was lastly stumped off Iftikhar by Sarfraz Ahmed within the thirty ninth over. Root added forty for the third wicket with Eoin Morgan (29) earlier than Riaz returned for his second spell to take out Root’s leg stump with a slower one. Root hit three boundaries off seventy seven balls. Jos Butler was cleaned up by Riaz for eleven as England managed simply 27 runs within the final 5 overs. Pakistan had introduced in Iftikhar and Rizwan as two modifications from the primary match however England remained unchanged. The third match will probably be performed in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Temporary scores: England 283 for five (A Hales 109, J Root sixty three, J Roy fifty four; W Riaz three-forty three) beat Pakistan 188 (Sarfraz Ahmed sixty four; Woakes four-33, Willey three-25) by ninety five runs

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