England won by 54 runs, Pakistan trying hard to defend itself

England won by 54 runs from Pakistan in the match held yesterday. Victory, in their final match before the World Cup hosts and favourites name their tournament squad on Tuesday, saw England to a 4-0 series win after the first match was washed out.

Woakes took three wickets for no runs in nine balls as Pakistan fell for six for three in pursuit of a target of 352.

Babar Azam (80) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (97) then kept England at bay, but both batsmen were run out and any hope Pakistan had went with them.

Woakes needed just three balls to have Fakhar Zaman out, caught by Joe Root, out for a duck. Abid Ali was then lbw to Woakes.

Woakes then nipped one back to have Mohammad Hafeez lbw, although replays suggested umpire Paul Reiffel’s verdict may have been overturned if Pakistan had reviewed the decision.

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