18:27 PM


That’s it! Hasnain smartly stumped by Butter as he looks to come down the wicket. The youngster gone for a lively 28.

A 54-run win for the hosts, Pakistan finish on 290-7. Clinical from England, the number one side in the world, who win the series 4-0 and look every bit ready to take the ICC World Cup by storm.

Sajid Sadiq says… And that seals a comprehensive and well-deserved win for England. Pakistan were outplayed in every department by a thoroughly professional England team. England go into the World Cup in high spirits, as favourites and as the team to beat. Pakistan go into the World Cup with their morale low, more questions than answers aboout team-selection and as underdogs. 10 defeats in ODIs in a row for Pakistan and with plenty of work to do if they are to challenge at the World Cup.”

18:23 PM


19-year-old Hasnain, who was yet to score a run in his six innings to date – his entire professional career, sends a wide full toss from David Willey over deep extra cover for six. He moves on to 24.

Time for spin, Rashid into the attack.

18:08 PM

News reaching us that Woakes has been voted as Player of the Match, there’s no surprise there!

17:58 PM


Woakes has a five-for! That’s his third five-for in ODI cricket. 5-33 with two overs left to bowl. He draws a top edge and it floats down to David Willey at fine-leg.

250-9 with Hasnain the last man in for Pakistan.

17:53 PM


A short ball from left-armer David Willey and Asif Ali can’t help but swing at it. Ben Stokes is underneath it at mid-on and he’s gone for 22.

Pakistan 250-8.

17:45 PM


Woakes has Imad caught behind by Buttler down the leg side for 25. That’s his fourth wicket of the innings. Untidy stuff there from the Pakistan batsman.

They’re going to review that, but TV replays show that he definitely nicked the bat on its way to Buttler’s gloves.

Pakistan 232-7

17:35 PM

Sajid Sadiq says… A big loss for Pakistan as skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was dismissed after a brilliant 97, a dismissal that could be vital in the outcome of this match. One huge difference between the teams has been the fielding – Pakistan have been awful most of the time and England have been brilliant in the field most of the time. Imad Wasim and Asif Ali the last 2 hopes for Pakistan now at the crease with a huge task ahead of them.

17:18 PM


Sarfaraz, looking to play a late cut, moves down the pitch and Buttler, who blocked the ball with his boot, whips his stumps off before the bat is grounded.

What a way to go. A fine innings however.

His innings included two sixes and seven fours. The Pakistan captain is warmly applauded from the field. Pakistan 193-6.

There’s some great fielding on show here. at Emerald Headingley.

17:12 PM


Sarfaraz in the mood. It’s literally raining sixes. Two in nine balls to be precise. He then uses his feet to punch Rashid straight back down the ground for four more.

The bowler gets his revenge though as Malik goes caught and bowled as he looks to drive. It climbs a little and Rashid, full stretch, claims the fifth wicket one handed to his left.

Pakistan are 189-5 with Asif Ali joining Sarfaraz 97* in the middle.

17:02 PM


Just what the doctor ordered. An excellent partnership of 146 comes to an end. Babar gone for a very well made 80. He’s run out!

Sarafaraz sends back Babar at the non-strikers end after clipping one to the leg side. Buttler quickly scooped the ball up and fired it to Rashid, who mid-spin flicks it out of the back of his hand and onto the stumps.

Pakistan 152-4.

16:52 PM

Sajid Sadiq says… – Pakistan fighting their way back into the match slowly but surely. An excellent partnership between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam after the early losses. A long way to go but some hope for Pakistani fans. A huge target, but some optimism for Pakistan. One concern there will be for Pakistan is that they don’t bat as deep as England do and their lower-order may get exposed.

16:45 PM

Babar catches that sweetly and Mooen is dispatched for a one-bounce four and then wallops Rashid over the backward square boundary for six the following over. That’s the first six of the Pakistan innings. Could Pakistan be about to accelerate a little here.

Sarfaraz then brings up his half century as the spin twins continue to rattle through their overs.

135-3 – Babar 74* & Sarfaraz 51*

16:37 PM

50 for Babar Azam from 59 balls. The youngster brings it up with a single towards square leg. That’s his third half century of the series.

Rashid comes into the attack as England opt for double spin, Moeen the man bowling from the Emerald Stand end.

Pakistan rebuilding well here are 107-3.

16:26 PM

Babar pierces the covers for a seventh four of the afternoon. Time for drinks. Pakistan 84-3 in the 16th.

16:23 PM

A boundary for Babar Azam who clatters Curran to backward point. Stokes looked interested for a moment but that would have been some catch.

16:03 PM

Sajid Sadiq says… Horror start for Pakistan losing three wickets including the crucial wicket of the hard-hitting Fakhar Zaman. Rebuilding job in progress at the moment and it’s down to the impressive and in-form Babar Azam and the skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to try and get Pakistan back in the game. Pakistan have not been at their best in this series and at the moment this looks like it will be another defeat

15:30 PM


Huge appeal! Hafeez trapped on the crease and it’s two in an over for Woakes. Hafeez gone for 0. That shifted back in off the pitch and the umpires finger goes up. The tourists are struggling big time here.

Pakistan 6-3.

That’s also 200 List A wickets for Woakes.

15:26 PM


Woakes does it again. He’s bowled an awkward length every delivery so far.

He rattled the pads of an off balance Abid Ali who was looking to play across the line. On review, it was hitting the very top edge of the left stump. That’s out!

15:15 PM


Woakes gets England off to the perfect start. Zaman, who has been in good form throughout the series, plays at one that shapes away and Pakistan are 0-1 three balls into the chase. Joe Root the catcher at slip.

15:13 PM

Zaman beaten outside of off and the ball whistles through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

14:39 PM

Some late hitting from Tom Curran, who finished not out with an entertaining 29 alongside Adil Rashid 2*, saw England post a total of 351-9. But it could have been a much bigger one given they were 222-2 in the 30th over.

Sajid Sadiq says… After the carnage of the first few overs, Pakistan will be relieved that they have managed to keep England to 351/9 from 50 overs. Pakistan looked laboured for long periods of the innings, but then they fought back with 6 wickets in the last 15 overs. Some ordinary bowling and comical fielding, but finally a few yorkers from the Pakistani bowlers. A tough chase ahead for Pakistan.

14:30 PM


David WIlley undone by a yorker from Afridi. The left-hander was looking to score on the offside but it’s just too quick and it dislodges his off-stump. He’s gone for 14. England 336-9.

Shaheen now has figures of 4-81.

14:16 PM


Stokes gone for 21. He looks to go after Hasan but miscues it as he looks to clear the ropes and it goes straight to Fakhar Zaman at long-on. Stokes never really got going. England 310-8.

14:10 PM


Woakes gone and it’s Afridi, back in to the attack, who gets his man. Dropped on three, Woakes backed into his crease in anticipation of a short ball, only for Afridi to rifle in a fuller one.

Woakes, who does get bat on ball, looks to score but offers up a relatively easy catch at mid-off to the grateful Babar Azam.

England are 295-7

14:00 PM

England struggling massively here. All momentum they had built earlier in the innings has been lost.

New man in Woakes has just been dropped by off-spinner Hafeez – a difficult chance, but a chance nonetheless.

13:42 PM

And again! It’s a second straight duck for Moeen. He narrowly misses an in-swinger from Imad and it clatters into his pads.

There’s a brief pause while he unsuccessfully reviews the decision – the ball destined for middle stump, but inevitably he trudges off. Gone for 0 lbw.

Saj Sadiq says… Finally a few smiles on Pakistani players and fans faces after a fightback of sorts from Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men. Tighter lines, more effort and finally some aggression from the Pakistani bowlers. They’ll need to continue to attack and look to bowl out England if they want to realistically win this match. Bowling-changes vital from now to the end of the innings,

13:40 PM


Oh no! Buttler gone, caught at backward point for 34.

He tries to punish Imad Wasim, who dished up a short and wide delivery, but in doing so whacks him straight to the waiting Abid Ali.

*_13:27 PM*_


A lean period for England culminates In the dismissal of England Test captain Joe Root.

England have looked a tad unconvincing against the short ball today and it works once more for Pakistan. Root was looking to pull Hasnain for six there but it just doesn’t have the power to clear the ropes and Asif pouches safely.

A frustrated Root walks back to the Pavilion with 84 to his name. And with another hundred on his home ground beckoning.

England 257-4 as Stokes joins Buttler in the middle.

13:20 PM

Drinks. Root 83* & Buttler 20*

13:14 PM

A short, slow delivery from Shaheen is lofted over extra cover for Buttler’s first six of his innings and he moves on to 18.

250-3 in the 35th over.

Pakistan are persisting with the short stuff after a degree of success, but Root is looking very comfortable out there.



Morgan crashes a couple more sixes and it making it look easy out there. But just as I type, he looks to pull Afridi for more runs but top edges straight into the hands of Abid at mid-wicket.

So that’s the captain on his way back to the dressing rooms, he’s gone for 59 with England 222-3.

England will look to rebuild after the loss of their captain, but with Jos Buttler the new man in, anything could happen.

12:50 PM

100 partnership between Root and Morgan – the last wicket to fall went down in the 12th over and we’re now in the 28th.

And Morgan has just lofted Wasim for miles into the North East upper. He skipped down the track and to say he connected would be an understatement.

12:47 PM

England 200-2 after 26.2 overs. Root 67* and Morgan moves on to 69*, dispatching Hafeez past backward point for another boundary.

12:39 PM

43-ball half century for Morgan who continues to spray it around Emerald Headingley. That includes three sixes and three fours. There’s a man in form.

Sajid Sadiq says – At the half-way stage, Pakistan will be wishing they were in Lahore and not Leeds today. Flat, lethargic and lacking ideas, they have been a huge disappointment. The bowling has lacked venom and consistency whilst the fielding has been extremely poor at times. This looks like it could be a long day in the field for Pakistan.

12:25 PM

Six, to take Morgan on to 29. Right in the slot for the captain who thumps it through mid-off. England have put their foot on the gas here big time and huge score looms. That’s the first six of the innings, but the floodgates could be open now.

Morgan then finds the roof or more specifically the gutter of the old Pavilion as he pulls Hasnain for a huge six.

177-2 in the 23rd over. Root 63* and Morgan 47*

12:22 PM

Root sweeps perfectly for four which takes him to 50 for the first time in this series.

His half century comes off 37 balls, including seven fours.

That’s 44th time he’s scored 50 or more in ODIs.

England 139-2 at the end of the 19th over.

11:53 AM


Bairstow clubs another towards the Emerald Stand but it’s straight down the throat of the long on, Shaheen takes a comfortable catch. England 105-2.

Saj Sadiq says… – After a poor start for Pakistan and looking very flat out there, a couple of important wickets seem to have lifted morale and spirits. More wickets needed by Pakistan or they could be chasing a huge total.

11:45 AM

Back to back fours and to take England to 77-1. Root on to 12. He’s certainly getting in on the act here.

Root is continuing to find the boundary with regularity, the best of those a beautifully timed straight drive which hurtles past the despairing Hasan Ali. England 100-1 in the 11th.

11:33 AM


Vince off the legs, nudging for four, but he’s out after 35 minutes at the crease.

He made 33 and was caught at deep square by Fakhar Zaman, mistiming Afridi and it’s a routine catch in front of the East Stand.

That brings Root and Bairstow together in the middle.

11:27 AM

Baistow chops away for four, he likes the look of that one. 54-0

England then bring up their fourth consecutive opening stand of 50 or more.

11:23 AM

England well and truly in the driving seat here at an overcast Headingley.

Bairstow leg glances Afridi to the fine leg boundary, but top edges the next and is lucky nobody is underneath it. Hasnain cuts it off short of the ropes

11:13 AM

Half chance for Pakistan as Bairstow edges through the second slip area. It races away for four.

A change of bowling, but Hasnain is immediately pulled for four down to long leg and England are now 31 without loss.

11:11 AM

James Vince again whacks one through a gap in the offside. He accounts for 17 of England 18 so far. He literally stands and delivers.

The batsman looks in really good nick here.

Wait a minute, he then pulls another four to the boundary, this time a short one from Hasan Ali.

England now 22 without loss after three overs.

11:00 AM_

Jerusalem rings around the new-look Emerald Headingley as James Vince and Yorkshire’s very own Jonny Bairstow stride out to the middle.

Hasan Ali’s first delivery of the day is pushed through the covers for four. Despite not timing it perfectly it has enough on it to reach the ropes.

And then another four. A better connection this time! Two balls gone, England are eight without loss.

Bressy lad watching from home!

10:54 AM

Eoin Morgan leads England for the 100th time in ODI cricket today.

A last chance to impress, a final chance to stake a claim with the final World Cup squad named on Tuesday.

He said: “We’re going to bat first It looks a good wicket. Bowling first would probably be an advantage, but we’re going to try and replicate losing the toss in a World Cup game. All the World Cup games are 10:30 starts and today is 11am – again that’s as close as we can to replicating that.

“Anything this morning it might do, we’ll have to adapt, counter, try and put a score on the board and defend that later.”

10:33 AM

Pakistan fans have been waiting for Abid Ali to be given a chance in the ODI series and he finally gets his chance today at Emerald Headingley. Junaid Khan is dropped with Shaheen Afridi replacing him

10:32 AM


Tails was the call from Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, heads it was. England win and captain Eoin Morgan confirms his side are going to have a bat.

TEAM NEWS: No Archer, Wood, Denly or Plunkett for England.

10:16 AM

If you’re planning on visiting Emerald Headingley for the fixture, check out the matchday guide to ensure you make the most of your experience.

Matchday Guide

10:04 AM

09:49 AM

England’s top order know how to clear the ropes with an average of 358 in the three completed games this series.

Here are the average ODI totals at England’s grounds (min hosted 40 ODI)

  • Kia Oval – 247
  • Trent Bridge – 244
  • Lord’s – 236
  • Edgbaston – 231
  • Emerald Headingley – 228
  • Old Trafford – 217



Played 82, England won 49, lost 31, No Result 2.

(at Headingley: Played 4, England won 3, lost 1)


  • England – 444-3 – Trent Bridge – 2015
  • Away – 355-5 – Dubai – 2015/16
  • At Headingley – 295-6 – 2010
  • Pakistan – 353-6 – Karachi – 2005/06
  • Away – 304-6 – Cardiff – 2016
  • At Headingley – 294-8 – 2010

09:38 AM

Haris Hussain is in the fight of his life.

Back in March, the 18 year-old from Sheffield found his world flipped upside down. One minute, he was to set to go on pre-season tour with ProCoach to Spain and the next, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia with dysplastic changes.

DKMS, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club Foundation and England Cricket have organised a public registration event on 19 May 2019.

A facility will be open at the main gates from 9am at Emerald Headingley stadium.

Volunteers will guide you through the process which involves verifying your eligibility, swabbing the inside of your cheeks and completing a consent form. We’re talking all of 5-10 minutes with enormous potential ramifications for Haris and his family.

Matching someone with blood cancer with a donor is difficult because there’s a battle to make the maths work. The more people who register, the more chance of a happy outcome Haris and others in his situation around the world will have.

09:01 AM

The gates are now open at Emerald Headingley as people begin to pour in to this now state-of-the-art venue.

Watch highlights as England chased down 341 to seal the series win against Pakistan in a thrilling game where England lost 4 wickets for 15 runs during their chase before an unbeaten Ben Stokes steered England to victory.

09:00 AM

Ones to watch

England – Jos Buttler

One of the most sought-after signatures in white-ball cricket. Jos Buttler is arguably the finest limited-overs batsman to represent the Three Lions. The wicket-keeper has a 360 degrees game with the bat, hitting the ball to all parts, a bowlers nightmare. A phenomenal 110 off just 55 balls in the second ODI at the Ageas Bowl showed exactly what the Somerset-born gloveman can do, and Pakistan will be very wary of his skills heading into the fixture at Emerald Headingley.

Pakistan – Fakhar Zaman

A hard-hitting opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman wrote his name into the record-books with a scintillating 114 in the ICC Champions Trophy Final of 2017 against sub-continental rivals India. Capable of clearing the ropes with relative ease, the left-hander has already made an impact on the series hitting a hundred in the fixture at Hampshire. The 29-year-old could be key to Pakistan’s hopes of setting, or chasing, big totals this summer and should he prove successful, Pakistan are likely to be challenging for more honours.

08:58 AM

Graham Hardcastle says…

How England have progressed since the last World Cup!

With their swashbuckling style, they have almost single-handedly made one-day cricket in vogue again after the game gave way to T20 for a while.

This weekend’s ODI at Emerald Headingley will, fingers crossed, provide more excitement and confirmation, if it’s really needed, that Eoin Morgan’s men are favourites to win the World Cup, which starts in a fortnight.

But make no mistake, Pakistan are contenders too. They certainly don’t die wondering with their style of cricket, be it with bat or ball.

Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman could be worth the entrance fee alone, while new ball quick Hassan Ali is box office.

There have been some cracking international games at Emerald Headingley in recent years, and this has the makings of another.

Let’s hope it is the start of rich entertainment to come this summer. And let’s hope it is a Yorkshire star who puts in the winning performance for England.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley

08:44 AM

Today we get the chance to show off our new-look headquarters, kicking off what will likely be a once-in-a-generation summer of cricket.

It begins with this… the fifth and final one day international between England and Pakistan – a chance for England to make a statement – a potential 4-0 series win against a side many a pundit believe have the capabilities of giving England a run for their money in this summer’s ICC World Cup.

Today marks the first of 10 days of international cricket in Leeds this summer. And what a summer it will be! Steeped in history, but Emerald Headingley is now at the forefront of international cricket when it comes to sporting stadia.

England arrive from Trent Bridge, where on Friday three-sy did it for England. A three-wicket win, three balls to spare and England went 3-0 up. A 17th successful run-chase in succession at home.

In all three matches Pakistan have posted scores over 300, so from a batting point of view there’s little more they can do in that department. The sense of frustration was etched across the faces of the Pakistan players and staff as Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 71 rescued the hosts from a top-order collapse at Trent Bridge. What an examination, and no doubt we’re set for another in the final match of this World Cup warm-up ODI series.

A J-Roy century, a batting collapse and losing four wickets for 15 runs, made for the perfect new-scenario examination as Eoin Morgan’s charges made hard work of their pursuit of 341. But importantly, they got over the line. And they’ll need to do exactly that throughout this summer’s tournament. Pakistan’s issue; their fielding, which leaves a lot to be desired. Fixable yes, but the tourists are running out of time to carry out repairs.

Remember the scenes, this time last year, Root’s infamous bat drop with formidable batsman and captain Virat Kohli looking on, Adil Rashid’s rip-snorter pitching on leg and hitting the top of off – well and truly bamboozled.

As they say, failure to prepare is preparing to fail and Trevor Bayliss’ men can’t be accused of that. Competition for places is strong, all the ingredients are there and with Jofra Archer now available for selection, every single has to prove their worth.

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