England clean sweep Pakistan ahead of World Cup
England, the hosts of the World Cup finish their preparation on high as they clean sweep Pakistan 4-0 in the five-match ODI series.
England beat Pakistan by 54 runs to win the fifth one-day international at Headingley on Sunday and the men in green ends their preparation in the most horrific way before the World Cup.
Victory saw the hosts complete a 4-0 series win – the first match was washed out – in their last fixture before the tournament hosts and favourites name their final World Cup squad on Tuesday.
Pakistan, chasing 352, collapsed to 6/3 thanks to Chris Woakes, who finished with five for 54. Babar Azam (80) and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed kept them in the game a while. The skipper missed his well-deserved hundred for only three runs in the end.
Earlier, England despite struggling in the middle overs managed to score a huge of score 351 runs, in the end, thanks to Test skipper Joe Root (84) and one-day captain Eoin Morgan (76) for some exceptional batting.
England 351-9 (Joe Root 84, Eoin Morgan 76; Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-82, Imad Wasim 3-53) beat Pakistan 297 all out 46.5 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 97, Babar Azam 80; Chris Woakes 5-54) by 54 runs.
Watch Adil Rashid run out Babar Azam moments here-
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We take the ODI series 4-0!
Watch the run out here-