England v Pakistan: Chris Woakes takes five wickets as hosts seal 4-0 series win

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Fifth one-day international, Headingley, Leeds
England 351-9 (50 overs): Root 84, Morgan 76, Shaheen 4-82
Pakistan 297 all out (46.5 overs): Sarfaraz 97, Babar 80, Woakes 5-54
England win by 54 runs; win series 4-0

England comfortably defeated Pakistan in their final one-day international before the World Cup to complete a 4-0 series victory.

Joe Root’s 84 and 76 from captain Eoin Morgan helped lift the home side to 351-9, a total that looked like being much higher after a rapid start at Headingley.

Pakistan seemed all but beaten after Chris Woakes’ new-ball burst reduced them to 6-3, only for Babar Azam (80) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (97) to share a partnership of 146.

But Babar was run out by a clever flick from Adil Rashid and Sarfaraz brilliantly run out by Jos Buttler, either side of Rashid’s flying catch to dismiss Shoaib Malik off his bowling.

With Woakes going on to claim 5-54, the tourists were dismissed for 297 to lose by 54 runs.

England will name their World Cup squad on Tuesday, then play warm-up games that do not have ODI status against Australia next Saturday and Afghanistan the following Monday.

They open the tournament against South Africa at The Oval on 30 May.

More to follow.

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