Pakistan defeated England by four wickets in the last and final One-Day International to secure a consolation win and avoid a humiliating whitewash.
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali earlier won the toss and elected to ball first on a pitch that was looking good for batting.
England batsmen Jason Roy and Ben Stokes both struck quickfire fifties as England made a big score of 302. Roy made 87 and Stokes an ODI-best 75 as England. With England chasing a 5-0 clean sweep for the first time at a home one-day series, they received a huge boost after posting the huge total.
Chasing such a huge score, Pakistan were in a spot of bother after losing 3 wickets with only 77 on the board. But a fourth-wicket partnership of 163 between Shoaib Malik (77) and Sarfraz Ahmed (90) turned this match in Pakistan’s favour . UK born Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim 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.
Let us see how the Twitterati reacted to Pakistan’s epic chase:
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) September 4, 2016
— KE (@KElectricPk) September 4, 2016
At last we won!!
Imad Waseem, best thing happened to us in this series!#ENGvsPAK
— Azmeer (@raving_dead) September 4, 2016
I have trust issues wd my country 🙄 here's a win, for Pakistan, when the world eyed a historic whitewash! Well congrats every1
— شمائل مغل (@SM_Invincible) September 4, 2016
One of Pakistan's greatest ever chases considering the spanking the team received in earlier ODIs can only augur well for future #ENGvsPAK
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) September 4, 2016
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) September 4, 2016
Gutted not to make it 5-0 but what a series it's been! Played some quality cricket over the last 12 days #ENGvsPAK
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) September 4, 2016
Congrats Pakistan. Despite best efforts of Board & Team management to give us a white wash, we won on individual performances.
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) September 4, 2016
Monday motivation: Comeback of Pakistan cricket team after losing last four ODIs against England. 😎
— بسمہ احمد (@bismaahmed_) September 4, 2016
Sarfraz Ahmed in tise ODI series: 55 105 38 12 & 90.
Misbah said about him "Sarfraz is like oxygen for the Pakistan cricket team"#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 4, 2016
Imaad Waseem is future super star of Pakistan Cricket.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) September 1, 2016