England vs Pakistan 5th ODI: Woakes’ five-for sinks Pakistan at Headingley

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Chris Woakes finished with figures of 5-54 off his 10 overs

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Chris Woakes tore through Pakistan’s batting line-up with a superb five-wicket haul to lead England to a 54-run win in the fifth ODI at Headingley.

Choosing to bat first, England got off to a strong start as Jonny Bairstow and James Vince amassed a 63-run partnership before Vince was dismissed by Shaheen Shah Afridi for 33.

Bairstow went on to make 32 before he was caught by Afridi at long-on off the bowling of Imad Wasim.

Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan stabilised the innings with a 117-run partnership, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries, before Morgan was caught by Abid Ali at midwicket off the bowling of Afridi for 76, which came off 64 balls and included four boundaries and five sixes.

Root ended up making a 73-ball 84, which included nine boundaries, before he was caught by Asif Ali at deep backward square off the bowling of Mohammad Hasnain.

Once Root was gone, England began to lose wickets at regular intervals, but thanks to Jos Buttler’s 34, Ben Stokes’ 21 and Tom Curran’s knock of 29 not out, England finished on 351/9.

Afridi was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Imad took three, and Hasnain and Hasan Ali chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 352 to win, Pakistan were dealt a huge blow on the third ball of their innings as opener Fakhar Zaman was caught by Root at second slip off the bowling of Woakes for a duck.

Woakes struck twice in his next over as he trapped Abid and Mohammad Hafeez lbw for five and a duck in the space of four balls.

With Pakistan reeling at 6/3, Babar Azam and captain Sarfraz Ahmed came to the rescue as they forged a 146-run partnership, during which both batsmen sailed past their fifties, before Azam was run out for 80, which came off 83 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.

Shoaib Malik was caught and bowled by Adil Rashid for four runs, while Sarfraz went on to score an 80-ball 97, which included seven boundaries and two sixes, before he was run out by Buttler.

Imad scored 25 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Woakes, while Asif scored 22 before he was sent packing by David Willey.

Hasan became Woakes’ fifth victim and Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 297 when Hasnain was stumped by Buttler off the bowling of Rashid for a 17-ball 28.

Woakes was the most successful bowler with five wickets, while Rashid took two and Willey claimed one.

Woakes was named Man of the Match.

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