England beats Pakistan, win ODI series

England’s Ben Stokes (left) speaks with his teammate Adil Rashid (right) after winning the One Day International cricket match between England and Pakistan. (AFP pic)

NOTTINGHAM: England beat Pakistan by three wickets in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Victory gave World Cup hosts and favourites England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

England were cruising to a victory target of 341 at 201 for one when Jason Roy’s dismissal for 114 sparked a collapse that saw three wickets lost for seven runs in 10 balls.

But Ben Stokes’s 71 not out saw England home with three balls to spare after Babar Azam made 115 in Pakistan’s 340 for seven.

The series concludes at Headingley on Sunday.