Pakistan vs England 4th ODI: Buttler, Roy complete 3-1 series win

Buttler smashed the fastest ODI century by an England player

Buttler smashed the fastest ODI century by an England player

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England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler and opener Jason Roy both scored centuries to help their side demolish Pakistan by 84 runs in the fourth ODI in Dubai.

Buttler made history by scoring the fastest ODI century by an England player, while Roy also had a reason to celebrate as he made his maiden ODI hundred.

England captain Eoin Morgan would have been thrilled with his decision to bat first as Roy and Alex Hales got England off to an excellent start as they amassed a 54-run partnership before Hales was caught by Shoaib Malik at third man off the bowling of Mohammad Irfan for 22.

Roy and Joe Root kept the runs flowing with a 140-run stand, during his Roy brought up his century and Root his half-century, before Roy was caught by Babar Azam at long-off off the bowling of Yasir Shah.

Roy’s career-best knock of 102 came off 117 balls and included eight boundaries and a six.

Roy celebrates after scoring his maiden ODI century

Roy celebrates after scoring his maiden ODI century

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Root fell the very next over as he was stumped by Sarfraz Ahmed off the bowling of Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali for 71, which came off 71 balls and included three boundaries and two sixes.

Buttler began to take over from this point and despite losing Morgan and James Taylor along the way, the 25-year-old put on a show as he blitzed his way to his third ODI century off just 46 balls.

However, Buttler was not done there as he went on to make 116 off 52 deliveries, which included 10 boundaries and eight sixes, as England finished on 355/5 off their 50 overs.

During his breathtaking innings, Buttler broke the record for scoring the fastest ODI century against Pakistan and also hit the most number of sixes by an England player in an ODI innings.

Irfan and Ali picked up two wickets apiece, while Shah chipped in with one.

Chasing 356 to win, Pakistan got off to a solid start before they began to lose wickets at regular intervals.

Malik and Azam were the only two batsmen to make a major contribution with the bat as they scored 52 and 51 respectively.

Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed and Anwar Ali all got off to promising starts, but were unable to go on and make bigger scores as they were dismissed for 44, 37, 24 and 24 respectively. As a result, Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 271.

Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid snapped up three wickets apiece, while David Willey took two and Reece Topley claimed one.

Buttler was named Man of the Match and Man of the Series.

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