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James Taylor stars in six-wicket win

Chris Woakes grabbed 4 wickets whereas James Tylor notched an unbeaten half century to anchor England’s six-wicket win over Pakistan within the third day-night time worldwide in Sharjah on Tuesday (November 17). Woakes’s four-forty skittled Pakistan out for a under-par 208 in forty nine.5 overs earlier than Taylor scored sixty seven for his seventh fifty to assist England to the goal in forty one overs for a 2-1 lead within the 4-match collection.

Pakistan have one final probability to keep away from their ninth collection loss out of eleven within the United Arab Emirates (since 2009) once they play the ultimate ODI in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan gained the primary match by six wickets whereas England gained the second by ninety five runs — each in Abu Dhabi.

England have been excellent in all three departments as they bundled Pakistan out on a flat pitch for a low complete after which rode an unbroken 117-run stand for the fifth wicket between Taylor and Jos Buttler (forty nine not out). Taylor smashed two boundaries off Mohammad Irfan after which clobbered a flat six to succeed in his fifty off fifty one balls. In all he hit six boundaries and two sixes off sixty nine balls. Buttler, who complemented Taylor, hit the profitable six because the pair survived some anxious moments early on after Pakistan decreased England to ninety three for 4 at one stage.

Irfan gave Pakistan an early breakthrough when he dismissed Jason Roy for seven whereas Zafar Gohar, the debutant left-arm spinner included for the injured Yasir Shah, had Joe Root caught off a full toss for eleven. Alex Hales (30) and Eoin Morgan (35) added 60 for the third wicket earlier than Gohar had the opener caught within the slips whereas Morgan was bowled by Shoaib Malik. However Taylor and Buttler ensured no additional loss and the victory.

It was a case of sloppy batting as Pakistan, who gained the toss and batted, have been derailed from ninety two-1 within the twentieth over, dropping their final 9 wickets for simply 116 runs. Their trigger was not helped by three pointless run outs of skipper Azhar Ali (36), Mohammad Rizwan (one) and Malik (sixteen) with Woakes the primary wicket taker. It was solely by means of a ninth-wicket stand of 26 between Wahab Riaz (33 not out) and Gohar (15) that Pakistan received previous the 200-mark.

Pakistan have been off to a assured begin when Azhar and Babar Azam (22) placed on forty five by the eleventh over earlier than Woakes broke the opening stand when he had Azam caught within the deep off a brief supply in his third over. Ali and Moahmmad Hafeez, who prime-scored with forty five, took the entire to ninety two when the Pakistani skipper did not make his floor because the pair set off for a troublesome single from level.

Pakistan misplaced the subsequent 5 wickets for the addition of simply fifty three runs to droop to one hundred forty five-6 within the thirty sixth over as Hafeez and Sarfraz Ahmed (26) have been caught within the deep in successive overs. Hafeez hit two sixes and two boundaries off seventy one balls. Mohammad Rizwan was casually run out for one whereas Iftikhar Ahmed hooked a Woakes supply straight into the palms of Root at deep sq. leg after scoring simply three and Anwar Ali made seven. Riaz smashed three sixes in his 35-ball knock as Woakes ended the innings off the penultimate supply.



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