England v UAE: Jason Roy hits 59 as tourists win T20 warm-up

Jason Roy's 59 came off 29 balls and included nine fours and two sixes
Jason Roy's 59 came off 29 balls and included nine fours and two sixes
Twenty20 tour match, Abu Dhabi
England 174-6 (20 overs): Roy 59, Hales 40
UAE 95-9 (20 overs): Moeen 4-11, Jordan 2-14
England won by 79 runs
Scorecard (external)

England eased to a 79-run win over the United Arab Emirates in their only warm-up game before the Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

Jason Roy hit 59 and Alex Hales 40, putting on 92 for the first wicket inside seven overs in Abu Dhabi.

Although the tourists faltered as they posted 174-6, the UAE managed only 95-9 in reply, with off-spinner Moeen Ali taking 4-11 and Chris Jordan 2-14.

The first T20 of the three-match series is in Dubai on Thursday at 16:00 GMT.

Eoin Morgan's side are building towards the World Twenty20 in India, which starts in March 2016.

Pakistan won the Test series 2-0 before England took the one-day series 3-1.

Pakistan v England: T20 schedule
26 Nov: 1st T20, Dubai
27 Nov: 2nd T20, Dubai
30 Nov: 3rd T20, Sharjah
All games start at 16:00 GMT

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