James Taylor notched an unbeaten half-century after Chris Woakes' four-wicket haul wrecked the Pakistan batting line-up as England won the third One-Day International in Sharjah and went 2-1 up in the series.
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.