Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed made a classy 90 as Pakistan achieved a consolation four-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Sunday.

England, who still won the series 4-1, were on course for their first 5-0 home ODI sweep when Pakistan, chasing 303 for victory, slumped to 77 for three after fast bowler Mark Wood took two wickets in three balls.

But Shoaib Malik (77) and Ahmed turned the tide during their stand of 163 — a new fourth-wicket record for either side in an England-Pakistan ODI, surpassing the 122 put on by Pakistan’s Ramiz Raja and Salim Malik at Nagpur in 1989.

Both batsmen eventually holed out to debutant spinner Liam Dawson, but the Hampshire left-armer finished with an expensive two for 70 in his eight overs in the Welsh capital.

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