Pakistan wins 5th ODI to avoid series sweep for England

BY foxsports • September 4, 2016

CARDIFF, England (AP) Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik shared a 163-run partnership to give Pakistan a four-wicket victory in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday and deny England a series sweep.

Ahmed scored 90 off 73 balls and Malik finally came good in the series with 77 off 80 deliveries to carry Pakistan to 304-6 in 48.2 overs.

Mark Wood's twin strike in one over had pegged back Pakistan to 77-3 before Ahmed and Malik's fourth-wicket partnership.

Earlier, England's 302-9 revolved around opening batsman Jason Roy's 87 and allrounder Ben Stokes' 75 after Pakistan won the toss and opted to field.

Pakistan hit back late through its seamers to restrict England's total with Hasan Ali grabbing 4-60 and Mohammad Amir taking 3-50.