Pakistan romped home by six wickets riding on the shoulders of Mohammad Hafeez's unbeaten century as they chased down England's total of 216 in the first One-Day International in Abu Dhabi to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
England limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan, is confident of facing the short deliveries after recovering from a concussion, he suffered in the fifth and final One-Day International against Australia in September.
Rob Johnston previews the Pakistan-England One-Day International series, which gets underway in Abu Dhabi, calling it "unlikely but not unthinkable" that England could repeat their 4-0 series win of 2012.
Pakistan's resounding 127-run win against England in Sharjah is a statement about their resurgence, given that there has been no Test cricket played at home for the last seven years, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
Shoaib Malik has set his sights on a perfect farewell by dismissing Moeen Ali and Ian Bell to leave England needing 238 more runs to win on the final day of the third Test in Sharjah to level the series.