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5th ODI: Chris Woakes five-for guides England to 54-run win, hosts clean sweep Pakistan ahead of WC

While chasing 352-run target, Pakistan finished on 297 in 46.5 overs as England won the series 4-0 with the first match rained off.    

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Leeds (England) Updated on: May 19, 2019 23:39 IST
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5th ODI: Chris Woakes five-for guides England to 54-run win, hosts clean sweep Pakistan ahead of WC

Pakistan recovered from a disastrous start to their run chase but still fell short as England won the fifth and final cricket One-Day International by 54 runs on Sunday.

England won the toss and chose to bat first at Headingley, reaching 351-9 with Joe Root (84 runs in 73 balls) and captain Eoin Morgan (76 in 64) the main run-makers. Morgan hit five sixes and a dangerous No. 10 Tom Curran gave the innings a late boost with an undefeated 15-ball 29. Shaheen Afridi took 4-82 in 10 overs.

Fast-medium bowler Chris Woakes then claimed three early wickets to reduce Pakistan to 6-3 in three overs before Babar Azam (80 in 83) and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (97 in 80) shared a 146-run partnership to take the visitors to 152-4 in the 27th over.

Both Azam and Ahmed were run out as England displayed its potent fielding threat in this form of the game. Azam was dismissed after Adil Rashid and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler combined to run the batsman out at the bowler's end with a clever flick behind his back by Rashid.

Pakistan finished on 297 all out in 46.5 overs. Woakes ended with 5-54 in 10 overs.

England won the series 4-0 with the first match rained off.

Top-ranked England host the World Cup, which starts on May 30.

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