England vs Pakistan, 5th ODI: Sarfraz Ahmed helps visitors to consolation win; avoid series whitewash

Fourth-wicket partnership of 163 between Shoaib Malik (77) and Sarfraz Ahmed (90) turned the match in the Welsh capital their way.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 05, 2016, 00:30 AM IST
England vs Pakistan, 5th ODI: Sarfraz Ahmed helps visitors to consolation win; avoid series whitewash

Cardiff: Pakistan beat England by four wickets to secure a consolation victory in the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Sunday.

England still won the series 4-1 but Pakistan`s success denied them a first home 5-0 ODI clean sweep and ended their dream of an unbeaten season in 50-over cricket.

Pakistan collapsed to 77 for three chasing 303 before a fourth-wicket partnership of 163 between Shoaib Malik (77) and Sarfraz Ahmed (90) turned this match in the Welsh capital their way.

Imad Wasim, born in the nearby south Wales city of Swansea, hit the winning runs when he struck a four off all-rounder Chris Jordan with 10 balls to spare as Pakistan finished on 304 for six.

Mohammad Rizwan was 34 not out and left-hander Wasim 16 not out.

Earlier, England made 302 for nine after being sent into bat.

Jason Roy top-scored with 87 and Ben Stokes made an ODI best 75.

Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali took an ODI best four for 60 and recalled left-arm quick Mohammad Amir three for 50.

Brief scores

England 302-9, 50 overs (J Roy 87, B Stokes 75; Hasan Ali 4-60, Mohammad Amir 3-50); Pakistan 304-6, 48.2 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 90, Shoaib Malik 77)

Result: Pakistan won by four wickets

Series: England win five-match series 4-1