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.
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 veteran batsman Younis Khan, who was recently called up to the One-Day International squad against England, iterated that it was a matter of pride to represent his country in the 50-over format.
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.
The Pakistan selectors have recalled senior batsman Younis Khan to the squad for the One-Day Internationals against England after a successful run of form in the recently concluded three-match Test series.
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.
England managed to pick three wickets late in the day, but it was Mohammad Hafeez, who stole the show in the final session with an unbeaten knock of 97, taking Pakistan's lead to 74 at stumps on day three of the third Test in Sharjah.
James Taylor, made a remarkable comeback in the longer format with an unbeaten gritty knock of 74, taking England to 222 for four at stumps on day two, just 12 behind Pakistan's first innings total, in the third Test in Sharjah.