Pakistan restricted to 260-6 by England after rain delay

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) Azhar Ali hit 82 and Sarfraz Ahmed weighed in with 55 as Pakistan was restricted to 260-6 against England in their first one-day international in Southampton on Wednesday.

The tourists were going along well on 218-4 at The Rose Bowl before losing momentum when rain briefly halted play after 42.1 overs, likely leaving England the happier of the teams at the changeover.

Azhar struck nine fours in his 110-ball knock as the opener made his first half-century in over a year. Sarfraz's salvo came off 58 runs and included three fours.

England's death bowling was tight, with Pakistan limited to 42 runs in 7.9 overs after the rain break. Legspinner Adil Rashid had the best figures, with 2-51.

The five-match series follows a test series that was drawn 2-2.